The Agency 2019/2020

December 13, 2019

We are working hard behind the scenes to adjust and adapt our 2020 programme in light of COVID-19/Coronavirus. NTW has decided to continue The Agency. We are working with four independent producers and 11 young people exploring ideas for adapting their approach where possible to move online. Sign up to our mailing list for updates as we adjust and adapt.

On Saturday 7th December our Agents presented their ideas for social businesses or project to a great panel of experts.

The panel members were:

Helen Perry – Development Producer | BBC Writersroom
Sarah Leigh – General Manager: Arts and Creative, Wales Millennium Centre
Dan De’Ath – Lord Mayor of Cardiff
Ade Adedeji – Pervious Agency Participant
Raidene Carter –  Exec’ Director for Theatre Centre

The three ideas that were chosen by the panel are:

Worlds on Water
Sadia Yasmin

This is a unique cultural experience where an audience take a boat ride down the river Taff. Each boat ride is themed with influences from a specific cultural community that has made Cardiff their home, from Bangladeshi, to Indian, to Somali.


Soldering Sisters
Nabilah Ilyas
Ibado Hussein

A project that was to encourage young women to pursue a career in engineering. This will be done through series of workshops in schools, mentorship, connecting relevant organisations with young ladies and will culminate with an event connecting businesses, STEM organisation and young women.

Baked Words
Tamanna Ali
Edil Hassan

Combining storytelling and food, Baked Words will make Somali inspired cakes that are wrapped in short stories. The plan is to go on sale in various venues across Cardiff.

The Agents will receive focused support for 16 weeks in 2020 to help make their ideas a reality. They will gain project management and budgeting skills, & learn about the importance of outreach and marketing.


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    Wales Writer in Residence – Meet the Writer, Rhiannon Boyle
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    NTW Emerging Producer Blog – Alice Rush
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    NTW Emerging Director Blog – Lisa Diveney
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