Community money - invested by the community

Roundabout Radstock 2016

A report from DNA arts, who received funding from Big Local towards the Roundabout Radstock community event:

Round-about Radstock 2016 was yet another sunny, happy day in the town centre. 400 people took part in the ‘arts passport’ trail paid for by the Big Local fund with 1000 people taking part in the event which brings creative play and theatrical exploration into the heart of the Radstock community. It was yet another fantastic day where people from across the community of all ages came together; the youngest audience-goer was 10 months old and the oldest 85! The arts passport and free pizza prize was a crowd favourite and got a wide range of people to try things they might not usually, teaching new skills and giving new opportunities to Radstock. Local performers, artists and volunteers came together to form the programme. Showing the talents of our town and celebrating all that is on offer; from latin dance classes to musicians, storytellers and the local radio station were all represented. Local dance teacher said “Thank you for inviting me to take part in such an exciting and valuable community project”. The event serves as a great example of what can be achieved when the community work together; one audience member said “Viva Radstock! It’s getting better all the time!”.