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Original, quirky and daring? It sounds right up our street....

RawFfest|GŵylGrai youth arts festival will run for a second year in August 2017. The festival's administrator Kate Owen works alongside director Ruth Garnault from indycube St Mary Street, our space in the very centre of Cardiff City, which affords the pair the space they need to bring their project to life.

"Ruth and I work from indycube St Mary Street a couple of days a week. We chose it because of the flexibility it offers, and the central location, which makes it easy to get to, and for our partner organisations to find us for informal catch ups. It's a comfortable workspace with good wifi, and for me, the fact that it's a community-owned not for profit organisation is also part of its appeal," - Kate Owen

If you've not heard of RawFfest|GŵylGrai, you can learn all about it through the video below, or by checking out their website, which includes snaps from last year's festival as well as information about the 2016 programme. Kate plans to update this in the Spring, when a new line up will be announced and tickets will go on sale.

In short, Rawffest|GŵylGrai is a fun and innovative festival for creative young people to come together and showcase their work. The project has been pioneered by 14-25 year olds who want a platform to perform. This includes drama groups, bands, dance troupes, photographers, artists, fashion designers, writers, poets and bloggers.

We love that Kate and her coworkers are determined to anchor the festival in urban environments and rural areas, that they're concerned with sustainability and cost, and that the whole thing is bilingual. The team is committed to making the festival as inclusive as possible and actively seek diversity.

Venue Cymru in Llandudno will host RawFfest|GŵylGrai in August 2017 and WMC in 2018. Tickets will go on sale soon.

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