CODSWALLOP TURNS 10 IN 2023...
AND WE ARE CELEBRATING!
Codswallop CIC first opened its doors on the 30th October 2013 to The Oddballs School of Theatrical Extravaganzas (now Oddballs Theatre Makers) under its former name, JP Productions. Since then, Codswallop has snowballed in to a huge, creative community and 2023 is the year to celebrate 10 years of bringing people together, making, painting, singing and most importantly, chaos.
We will be marking the big 1-0 with ten very special 'Celebrations'. Each of these Celebrations highlight different values that Codswallop has channeled throughout the last 10 years. From theatre to fundraising, playing to planting, 2023 is going to be a jam-packed, chaotic year of partying, celebrating and reflecting on 10 years of community.
OUR 10 CELEBRATIONS
10 GOOD DEEDS
Codswallop could not survive without a massively supportive community! We want to give something back!
We aim to do 10 good deeds in the community for businesses or organisations as a great big thank you!
1O HIDDEN JOKES
Who dosent love a good 'knock knock' joke? We'll be hiding some of our best jokes in and around Guiseley!
Thats all we're going to say about this one! shhhh... their location will be top secret!
10 PIECES OF PUBLIC ART
Let's make the world more colourful! We're aiming to install 10 pieces of public art across Aireborough.
We're going to take over windows, benches, walls and boxes in the streets and giving them a make over! Watch this space!
A Happening is an event, show or a performance that brings people together!
We're putting on 10 Happenings in 2023! Keep up to date and see whats going on here! Or Keep an eye out for our 10 year booklets with a full list of all 10 happenings!
1O MICRO GRANTS
CREATE, HOST OR START? Codswallop was started by a young, passionate team on a shoe-string budget. Now it's the next generations turn!
Are you aged between 16-30? Find out more info and apply here!
10 WILD HOMES
We love nature and playing outdoors. Thats why we think its important to encourage the wildlife around us.
Do you have a piece of land used by the public? Or could you teach young people about the creatures in our gardens? Apply for bird boxes, bird feeders and hibernaculums here!
10 PLAYFUL POSTCARDS
How can we spread play across not just the town, but the world?
We're creating a playful pack of 10 postcards for you to have fun from your own home and send to friends and family where-ever they are! Staying connected and staying playful are so important. Watch this space for more info!
COMMISSION A POEM
An anthem for community! A sonnet for a decade! An ode to chaos!
We're working with local poet Lorna Dunsire to write a poem to comemorate the last 10 years of Codswallop!
£10 FOR 10 YEARS
Community donations have been vital to keeping Codswallop going for the last 10 years! 10 for 10 is our celebratory fundraiser!
Can you support us by donating £10? £1 for each year we have been working in the community!