CODSWALLOP CIC

CONSISTENTLY DELIVERING HIGH QUALITY, ACCESSIBLE  ART

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''WHAT IS CODSWALLOP?"

...THATS NOT AN EASY QUESTION TO ANSWER...

Summing up what Codswallop CIC does is a tricky question because there is just so much to talk about.

 

In a morning we could be rehearsing for our next original theatre show, then in the afternoon, meeting with community groups and councillors to discuss tree planting and town planning before spending the evening running creative groups! 

Click through the slides to see snippets of what we do!

Codswallop CIC has developed a reputation for delivering high quality artistic projects that are accessible and most importantly, fun. 

In our 8 years of existence, we have built up a dedicated following made up of people of all ages, who actively follow our organisation and what we have to offer. 

Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, Codswallop CIC was engaging with around 150 participants on a weekly basis through our creative Community Groups. 

Alongside our weekly groups, Codswallop CIC runs a diverse programme of arts events including original theatre, historical and cultural events and concerts.  

Community is an essential part of Codswallops work and so we also strive to host events which have the sole intention of bringing people together. We firmly believe that the work Codswallop CIC does is valued and essential. Through the arts, we have to power to start conversations, bring families together,  work with our communities and genuinely make a positive impact on the people we encounter.

OUR COMPANY AIMS

WE STRIVE TO HIT THESE TARGETS, AND BELIEVE THAT IN DOING SO, CODSWALLOP WILL BE THE BEST THAT IT CAN BE FOR OUR COMMUNITY, AUDIENCES AND PARTICIPANTS

1.

DEVELOP A VARIED AND ENGAGING ARTS PROGRAMME FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

 

- Host public events that are accessible to all

  

- Develop theatre, drama lessons, music lessons and art events relevant to the context and history of the local community  

- Groups that meet the varied needs of members of the community 

2.

ESTABLISH A SUPPORTIVE LOCAL COMMUNITY

- Work to bridge inter generational gaps 

- Keep the community central to the organisation and its work 

- Being supportive to other local businesses and community ventures 

3.

ENSURE THAT THE ARTS ARE ACCESSIBLE BOTH MONETARILY AND PHYSICALLY TO ALL WITHIN THE COMMUNITIES WE WORK WITH/IN

 

- Strive to make all events ‘Pay What You Can’ 

- Never refusing anyone a place in one of our groups 

- Provide a bursary scheme to those who cannot afford session fees 

- Reach out to people with disabilities, and strive to make all events physically accessible as well as developing a programme of accessible performances 

- Work to become accessible to those with learning disabilities, dementia and autism. 

4.

PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

- Opportunities for young people to volunteer, work experience and gain paid work as an employee of the organisation 

- Providing groups that can be accessed by all ages of the local community 

- Opportunities for both young and old to perform as part of a theatre company without any fees  

- Jobs for young people not wishing to pursue studies at university 

- Opportunities for the local community to access a wider variety of arts and theatre events. 

- Introduce a ‘fair fees’ policy to ensure that people within the arts are paid the going rates.

5.

TO BECOME A PRODUCER OF MEANINGFUL THEATRE

 

 

 

- Providing an alternative to the ‘norm’ of local amateur dramatic theatre 

- Producing relevant and engaging political theatre 

- Creating an educational and morally centred theatre programme to be accessed by schools

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE STATS?

83%

 

OF OUR AUDIENCE THINK OUR ARTISTIC WORK

IS EXTREAMLY HIGH QUALITY

AND 17% THINK ITS HIGH QUALITY

57%

OF PEOPLE THINK THEIR

FAMILY LIFE HAS BENIFITTED

FROM CODSWALLOPS WORK

64%

OF OUR COMMUNITY HAVE OR MIGHT HAVE

EXPERIENCED ART THEY WOULD NOT HAVE OTHERWISE EXPERIENCED

THROUGH THE

PAY WHAT YOU CAN SCHEME 

90%

OF OUR AUDIENCES HAVE OR MIGHT HAVE

CONTRIBUTED MORE THAN THE SUGGESTED TICKET PRICE

AT PWYC EVENTS

80%

OF PEOPLE HAVE

 SPECIAL MEMORIES

OF A CODSWALLOP EVENT

48%

OF PEOPLE HAVE MADE

 STRONG AND MEANINGFUL FRIENDSHIPS

WITH PEOPLE THEY HAVE MET THROUGH CODSWALLOP

89%

OF PEOPLE THINK CODSWALLOP HAS

 BENEFITTED THEIR COMUNITY

81%

OF PEOPLE HAVE

 MISSED CODSWALLOP ACTIVITIES THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

WE ASKED 100 WHO HAVE INTERACTED WITH CODSWALLOP CIC A FEW QUESTIONS. THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND OUT.

WHAT HAVE PEOPLE SAID?

"You do amazing work in the wider community, and whilst we haven't needed to benefit from the pay what you can, it is truly fantastic!!''

"I miss Just Sing and all those involved. It was so wonderful to make music as a group and benefit from the choir leaders''

"The Christmas shows are always a joy to watch and has a huge impact on myself and my family''

"Thank you for everything Codswallop do for our community and our children. You probably don’t realise the huge impact you have had on our lives.''

"Codswallop is an important part of the community and do amazing work all the time. I am always excited by what they do and look forward to future events''

"Codswallop makes a huge and positive impact on so many lives''

"Keep your fantastic energy! Not even a pandemic can hold you back. As a family we love codswallop, think you're all amazing and fab for community spirit''

"I think all who are involved in codswallop are fantastic, they bring a creative flair to everyone they engage with. They put on a variety of activities and shows that are accessible to all because of the great idea of pay what you can. Well done to each and everyone of you fabulous people''

"Codswallop think so creatively about events, they encourage and enable community creativity and connection, working with all ages. They give support and encouragement and are open to new ideas. They work collaboratively''

CONTACT

CODSWALLOP CIC

CODSWALLOP CIC

GUISELEY THEATRE

THE GREEN

GUISELEY

LS20 9BT

 

INFO@CODSWALLOP.ORG.UK

Tel: 07902190002

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