Canolfan Porthceri Centre was established in 2010 with the aim of purchasing and converting the disused Porthkerry Road Church into an Arts Centre, with a medium sized performance venue along the lines of the Paget Rooms in Penarth. Since then, Porthkerry Road Church has been sold, and we are told that Windsor Road Church (a Plan B, and one that we used as the basis for a bid for Barry Regeneration Fund assistance) has also been sold. So, unless someone comes up with the five or six £MILLION that would be needed to convert the Pumphouse into an Arts Venue (and Museum and more!), we are wasting our time.
So far we have attracted warm words, but little else, from local politicians and potential funding organisations.
In 2012 we organised and ran the first Barry Arts Festival with the assistance of other local groups. This is documented on our Porthceri website.
In 2013 we acted as the lead organisation for the 2013 Barry Arts Festival, again with the assistance of other organisations, each of whom will be getting a page here…