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EVENT: IntroFest 2018

Youth Cymru are excited to present the brand new IntroFest 2018 at Ogmore Castle, FREE ENTRY. The two-day festival will be held on the Saturday 11th from 10am-8pm and Sunday 12th from 10am-6pm. There will be NO CAMPING provided however there are plenty of campsites nearby the venue for those who wish to stay the night.

We have a fantastic line up of talented young people performing, including those belonging to our Youth Cymru network. Come and show your support for the music stars of the future! Not only that, but the two days will be jam packed with amazing activities that all of the family can enjoy. Whether you like arts and crafts, competing in our giant dart board competition or getting covered in glitter tattoos while having your hair braided, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s IntroFest.

There will be a licensed bar to include soft drinks tea and coffee. Plus pony rides, local cake sale and cream teas and face painting! We will also have workshops run by the Young People themselves! All of their hard work will be accredited and go towards their Awards For All.

We would like to thank Ogmore Farm Riding Centre for providing a free venue for the event.


Let us know you are coming on our INTROFEST 2018 Facebook Event

If you would like to volunteer at our event see details of roles below – email or APPLY ONLINE

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Free Transgender Awareness training

FREE Transgender Awareness Training for Practitioners 


Creative Workshops for Young People

 73% of trans pupils in Wales are bullied in school. Three in four trans young people (77 per cent) have deliberately harmed themselves at some point. More than two in five trans young people (45 per cent) have attempted to take their own life (Stonewall 2017).

Funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Youth Cymru are delighted to be able to offer FREE training for secondary school staff, supporting them to create safe and inclusive environments in which trans pupils can thrive. The training has been shaped alongside trans young people from Youth Cymru’s Trans*Form project.

 The training will enable you to:

  • Become more confident in identifying and using appropriate language about gender
  • Identify the barriers and discrimination experienced by trans young people
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge in supporting trans young people and eliminating barriers and discrimination
  • Explore the 2010 Equality Act and legal protections for trans people

 Past feedback:

 ‘I will use this training everyday as a school counsellor. Very informative and positive.’

‘Very useful information and case studies / examples. Very knowledgeable trainer who made us comfortable to ask uncomfortable questions.’


Dates: 18th September / 10th October, 10am – 3pm 

Venue: Youth Cymru, Unit D, Upper Boat Business Centre, Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 5BP

The training is primarily aimed at secondary school staff, however please get in touch if you work with young people in a different setting and feel you would benefit from the training.

Places are limited, please contact Rachel Benson on to book a space. If you are unable to make the above dates, we are also able to provide a limited number of free in house training sessions to suit your needs. Please contact us to discuss.

This opportunity is part of a wider theatre, film and education project in partnership with Mess Up the Mess Theatre Company, Wales Millennium Centre and My Genderation, funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the Arts Council of Wales.

We are able to offer free creative workshops to groups of young people in Autumn 2018, supporting them to explore themes of acceptance, equality and diversity through creating their own project which they will have the opportunity to showcase at the Wales Millennium Centre. Please contact if you would be interested in booking a free workshop for a group of young people.

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