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Memo dated summer 1987 requesting sponsorship for a Grassroots Theatre Group production due to start on 10 October 1987. It is hoped that four weeks of rehearsal will begin on 7 September “which will entail final scripting of the production (including a title), the construction of the set/stage, which will involve all the cast, plus volunteers and previous members of the Group who have since the last production found employment; the making of all costumes, plus make-up rehearsals.”

Video-tapes of the rehearsal and actual production will be given to sponsors. “The Foundation expect hundreds, if not thousands to attend the production, with many coming from Drama Schools and Drama Departments of schools, plus the usual interest from the many youth centres and community centres throughout the City.”

This is part of a set of Grassroots Theatre Group papers that include concept notes, working scripts, copies of photographs, descriptions and material to assist with promotion and sponsorship. Grassroots Theatre Group was organised by Charles Street Arts Foundation. They put on two shows at the Sherman Theatre, 'Too Much Hassle' on 12 November 1986 and 'Porky Pies' on 10 October 1987.

In June 1977, Cardiff Community Concern started the Charles Street Carnival as a community groups' alternative celebration of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. This became an annual event and grew into a separate organisation, Charles Street Arts Foundation. The Foundation came to employ artists and staff but was founded and run by volunteers. Cardiff Community Concern, also founded and run by volunteers, was an alternative advice and information centre for young people, based in 58 Charles Street.

Glamorgan Archives, D20/12/2

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