New Theatre Cardiff

Wait Until Dark

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 November 2017

Evenings 7.30pm 
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm

Audio described performance 18th November 2.30pm

From the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M for Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, comes a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat thriller Wait Until Dark.

Set amidst the social turbulence of 60s London the play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman who left alone in her apartment becomes embroiled with a group of conmen hatching an elaborate scam. As the tension notches up, Suzy is left to fend for herself but with the phone line cut dead and the house plunged into darkness, can Suzy outwit the murderous visitors?

Wait Until Dark, made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967, is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time and this exciting new production reclaims it for the stage.

We are delighted that Karina Jones is playing Suzy in this production, this is what Karina has to say about being involved:

I am very excited to bring Wait Until Dark to Cardiff New Theatre in just a few weeks’ time. Being from Llandudno it’s great to be bringing the show closer to home. It is definitely a week I am looking forward to.

Working as a blind actress is what I’m used to, so I don’t really know any different, but I do know that it makes an already difficult industry even more difficult. It can be very tough getting cast as a non-sighted character let alone being cast as someone who is sighted! I also work in a different way to sighted actors as I can’t sight-read and lots of plays aren’t yet available as audio books so this is something I have to find another way round. I have my script recorded which I listen to and during rehearsals I have my lines fed through an ear piece.

With Wait Until Dark we had the set from the first day of rehearsals which meant I could really get used to it. We also have lots of fight choreography which I have loved doing. I have to trip over a lot and there are complicated fight sequences that I enjoy too. We had a great fight team so I didn’t find them difficult to learn at all.

I wish it hadn’t taken so long for a blind actress to take on this role (it’s the 50th anniversary this month!) but I am delighted that Original Theatre Company have been so forward-thinking in appropriate casting. It has been a brilliant role to tackle as I have to be onstage for most of the play, a challenge I can really get my teeth stuck into. But what’s great about a mainstream company like Original casting disabled actors is that it sets a precedent that hopefully other companies and casting directors will take note of. It’s not a lack of disabled actors but a lack of awareness and opportunity in the industry but hopefully this will help in taking a positive step forward.

Box office: 029 2087 8889

Website: www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Hijinx Odyssey

Second Star to the Right

 Weston Studio

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay

30 November 2017 – 2 December 2017 
7pm

Price: £9 (under 2’s free)

 

Dreams aren’t what they used to be in Neverland. With Peter Pan gone, who can save Imagination, Adventure and the Second Star to the Right?

This Christmas join Odyssey, Hijinx’s community theatre group, as they restore hope to Neverland in a sparkling new production written by Llinos Mai. The Second Star to the Right features a vibrant cast of disabled and non-disabled performers from Odyssey, pupils from Woodlands High School and haunting, original music.

Access: 
Touch tours available 45 minutes before the start of each performance if you call 02920 300 331 at least 24 hours before the tour to book. Audio Description and BSL interpretation (Sami Thorpe) will be provided on Friday 01 December, 7pm, with headsets available for collection from the entrance to the Weston Studio.

To book tickets please visit – https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2017-2018/westonstudio/Secondstartotheright/

For more information please call 029 2030 0331

Swansea Council for Voluntary Services

Working together to agree a new Social Work Practice Framework for Adult Services in Swansea

 

 

 

 

 

Help to decide what good social work practice would look like from start to finish.

  • Do you have a social worker?  Have you had  a social worker
  • Do you want  to help transform adult social work practice?
  • Do you want to help plan design and deliver better social work practice in Swansea?  
  • Do you want your share you experience to help develop better social work in Swansea?
  • Help decide what good social work practice look likes?
  • Tell Chief Swansea Social Services Officers about what you think , about what makes a good experience of social work and why it matters ?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions please get in touch with me to find out how to join in.

You can find out more about the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) act on the Social Care Wales website at https://socialcare.wales/hub/sswbact

Would you like me to talk to your organisation about this work?

Adrian Bailey

Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) / Cyngor Gwasanaeth Gwirfoddol Abertawe (CGGA)
Tel / Rhif Ffôn : 01792 544035 (Direct Line / Llinell uniongyrchol)

Mobile / Ffôn Symudol 07443 514281  
Email / E-bost: adrian_bailey@scvs.org.uk    
Web / Gwe: www.scvs.org.uk/coproduction-development-service

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SwanseaCVS

Oriel Wrecsam

Meet the Print Maker

 Tara Dean with Andrew & James Story (Swondonkey)

8/11/2017       Free

 

 

Booking essential, to book:
oriel.wrecsam@wrexham.gov.uk 
01978 292093

Oriel Wrecsam in partnership with the Regional Print Centre

Join us for an evening of discussion and demonstrations with artists’ Tara Dean and Print Making duo Swondonkey, AKA James and Andrew Story
This thought-provoking discussion will highlight the practice unique to each artist. You will have the opportunity to learn the techniques, to hear more about their practice and to own your very own print *
10% discount on all prints for attendees during the evening
*Selection of prints available on CollectorPlan

Small World Theatre – lantern making workshops

Small World Theatre welcomes you to one of the free lantern making workshops on Sundays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th November at Small World Theatre, Cardigan. This year’s Lantern Parade on 8th December 7pm, is supported by Awards For All funding from the National Lottery. By constructing a lantern you will help make this creative town light up in time for Christmas!

Small World Theatre has joined forces with Cymdeithas Aberteifi Society and members of Cardigan’s Town Centre Partnership to create a magical spectacle and an event to be remembered. Last year the town was illuminated by 350 lanterns parading along the High Street towards the river Teifi. This year we expect an even bigger spectacle that will attract thousands of people.

The workshops begin at 11am. Please arrive promptly and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy. We encourage families to work together to create individual lanterns or one large one. You’ll be asked to take care of your lantern(s) at home before returning for the parade on 8th December. A few giant group lanterns will feature and some of these will be displayed in the town after the parade. You will all be able to take your lanterns home after the event and in time for Christmas.

Bring lunch – there will be tea and coffee available.

We’d like you to book ahead so we know how many staff we need to help. Please contact us on 01239 615 952 and speak to a member of Small World Theatre. Our Box Office open times are Tues – Fri, 10am – 4.30pm.

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Admission free of charge.

Tape Community Arts Centre

The Coastline Film Festival 2017: I, Daniel Blake (15) 

Free screening November 7th 2017 2.00pm

 
 
 
In association with Disability Arts Cymru
 
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
 

Helfa Gelf – Training

CONFIDENCE for Creatives,
webinars with Susan Mumford, Be Smart About Art
What role does confidence, or a lack thereof, play in your creative career? For many people, it’s a hurdle that keeps getting in the way.
Dates of LIVE sessions, 8-9.30pm: 
Wednesday 1st November
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 29th November
More information:http://www.besmartaboutart.com/blog/330/the-results-are-in-confidence-for-creatives-what-hurts-what-helps
85% discount for Helfa Gelf members, contact katie@hefagelf.co.uk

Artist talk and tour –  EDGE
Monday 13 November @ Pontio Innovations level 2
If you are interested in learning about opportunities to develop your creative practice using technology this will be a day for you.

To co-incide with the Helfa Gelf EDGE exhibition at White Box in Pontio, Bangor there will be a training day where participants are given the opportunity to take part in an artist-led tour of the EDGE exhibition.  Here the artists involved will talk about their work and the potential for new digital technology to invigorate artistic visions and develop creative practice.  This will be combined with a guided tour of Pontio Innovate’s “Fab Lab” with demonstrations of the cutting edge technology available. 
Booking essential:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artist-talk-and-tour-edge-ymyl-sgwrs-a-thaith-i-artistiaid-tickets-38835237240
 
Evolving role of the curator
Wednesday 15 November, MOSTYN, Llandudno
Helfa Gelf is delighted to have arranged an exclusive introduction to the new exhibitions at the MOSTYN, where you will learn about the curation decisions behind the exhibitions as well has hearing more in depth about the evolving role of the curator.
More information & booking:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evolving-role-of-the-curator-rol-esblygol-y-curadur-mostyn-tickets-38837923274

ADDO Creative

#FOURTEEN – DISABLED ARTIST RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY 

 Bursary: £12,000 for 6 months starting January 2018 
 Application Deadline: Midnight 30 November 2017 
 Interviews: 19 December 2017 

This is an artist residency opportunity for disabled artists (who identify as disabled people or have long term health conditions) who currently work or would like to develop their practice in the public realm.
 
We are inviting applications from contemporary UK-based disabled artists with a collaborative, participatory approach to produce a contemporary art project that addresses and challenges perceptions of disability in Mid Rhondda.  The Equalities Act defines disability as: “A physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.
 
Taking place between January to July 2018, the project will be led by the appointed artist’s practice but must seek to critically engage with the specific context of Mid Rhondda and with individuals / communities / groups in the area in seeking to address and challenge perceptions of disability.

The details of this engagement are open to development and may range from conversations / dialogue to making, performance or other forms of production.  The artist will develop the format and outputs of the residency over an initial Research & Development Phase in January – March 2018. 

It is expected that the residency will culminate in an event / exhibition / production to share the content and outcomes of the residency, the format of which will be developed through the residency and in collaboration with the project participants and partners.  The residency activity must take place within the Mid Rhondda area, which includes the areas of Tonypandy, Trealaw, Penygraig, Clydach and Llwynypia.
 
The artist will be supported and mentored by Addo and Disability Arts Cymru.
 
For a full brief and details of how to apply, please visit:  http://www.addocreative.com/fourteen/