Summer 2022 at Tanio

We had an absolutely fantastic summer here at Tanio, with a wide array of events, activities, and workshops taking place! Over the course of the 6-week school summer holidays, we held or took part in a total of 21 events, and worked with over 700 participants – and we loved every minute of it!

Making our summer activities happen at Tanio is no mean feat, especially because we are a small team. We are lucky to work with many talented freelance artists and facilitators, who always bring their very best skills, expertise, and motivation to us. Everyone worked together, giving their all, for the whole summer. And we have had great results because of it!

Starting with our Outdoor Cinema at the end of July, we hosted a total of 6 Tanio Tuesday events, with one event taking place on each Tuesday in the summer hols. Our TikTok Tuesday was back this year, with outdoor dance workshops happening around BCBC, even though the weather was dreadful – a big thank you to everyone who came along to dance in the rain! We held our first ever Tanio Treasure Trail in Parc Calon Lan, where participants hunted to find signs of mythical creatures in the woodland. We led crafting and drumming workshops in Maesteg Welfare Park. Emma led one of her famous crafting days at our building in Bettws, and we finished the summer with a fabulous trip to Coney Beach in Porthcawl!

Whew! Are you tired just reading about it?

On top of all these activities, we took part in a wide variety of workshops and events led by partner organisations who we have been very lucky to work with! From the Food and Fun Programme run by BCBC, to Llais y Goedwig and their project with the Cwm Taf Nature Network, to Urban Foundry and the Bridgend Inclusive Network Group, we made a lot of new friends this summer. And we hope that building relationships with these groups will mean more wonderful activities in the future!

So tell us about your summer! Did you take part in any events with Tanio? Did you have a holiday somewhere special? Did you get a chance to relax and enjoy yourselves? We would love to see some pictures and hear your feedback so please email [email protected] to share your experiences with us.

Whatever you got up to, we hope it was wonderful, and that you have felt energised and excited to head into autumn! We’re already excited for Halloween and Christmas!