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Sherman Cymru starts to put its Paul Hamlyn Foundation gift to work to engage with new audiences with the arts     

Sherman Cymru starts to put its Paul Hamlyn Foundation gift to work to engage with new audiences with the arts


Sherman Cymru is delighted to be one of five organisations from across the UK to benefit from a unique gift from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, made last year as part of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

The Paul Hamlyn Club Award, announced in May, is supporting Sherman Cymru to make significant progress in its work to attract and build relationships with audiences from disadvantaged groups within the local communities over a 5 year period.


Sherman Cymru, which is located at Sherman Theatre in Cardiff strongly believes that the arts have a place in everyone’s life and strives to ensure that Sherman Cymru, and its creative work, is accessible for all people and communities.
Guy O’Donnell has been appointed as Paul Hamlyn Club Coordinator for Sherman Cymru and will be leading on the project.

“The overarching aim of the project is to develop access to performances at the Sherman Theatre from geographical areas of Cardiff and South Wales that are under-represented in their engagement with professional arts practice. The act of going to the theatre may be alien to many members of the communities in which we are working. So we will be working hard to break down those perceived barriers”

Sherman Cymru will be prioritsing Communities First areas in Cardiff in the initial stages of the five year project. These community ‘clusters’ in Cardiff are in the top 10% of social deprivation according to the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Guy O’Donnell will be working to develop partnerships with many agencies across the city including Communities First and Spice – Time-banking Wales Scheme. For further information about the scheme please contact the Paul Hamlyn Club Co-ordinator, Guy O’Donnell on 029 2064 6976 or email guy.odonnell@shermancymru.co.uk
Sherman Cymru  
web site
: www.shermancymru.co.uk
Paul Hamlyn Club Co-ordinator, Guy O’Donnell
e-mail: guy.odonnell@shermancymru.co.uk
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