The Chimes

…..a magical new piece of music theatre, packed full of colourful characters and haunting melodies, which has been adapted from the second Christmas story by Charles Dickens.



Thursday 7 – Saturday 16 December (St John’s Church, Canton)

Tickets: £16/£12                   Age 14+

The Story

The Chimes’s biting satire was intended to effect real political change. It addresses issues of homelessness, vagrancy and self-respect and if he were alive today, Dickens would be clamouring for a capitalist change of heart to address our present ‘Condition of England’ and of the wider world.

Our production

…. captures the true spirit of Christmas.

True to the spirit of The Chimes, this production has invited a number of men and women who have been homeless and are now striving to rebuild their lives with the support of The Wallich, the Huggard, The Passage and St. Mungo’s to participate in a professional theatre production.

The weaving of the non-professional and professional has, in recent years, created works of stunning originality. Our professional cast and community ensemble have come together to create a magical seasonal alternative, packed full of colourful characters and haunting melodies, which will touch your heart and bring fire to your soul.

Cast: Olivia Rose Aaron, Lucy Benson Brown, Joanna Brookes, Dafydd Emyr, Gruffydd Evans, Rhys Parry Jones, Matthew Jure, Fergus Rees

and an ensemble of men and women who are or have been homeless.

Writer: David Willis
Composer: Conor Linehan
Director: Judith Roberts
Musical Director: Cathal Synnott

For more information and to  buy tickets click  here

National Theatre Wales

National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy.

Casting Associate

 The Casting Associate will work closely with the freelance director of each National Theatre Wales (NTW) production and with NTW’s Artistic Director to recruit the most talented and best suited actors for each project. They will develop a thorough and valuable knowledge of actors born, living or professionally trained in Wales and will manage the company’s relationships with those actors and their representatives. The Casting Associate will contribute to and enact casting policy and strategy and will take an active and significant role in ensuring that the company meets its goals with regards to equality of opportunity for performers and representation of communities and protected characteristics on our stages. They will see a broad range of new work throughout Wales and beyond and should play an important part in the creative conversation at NTW.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about making extraordinary theatre and believe wholeheartedly in creating equality of opportunity in the arts.

Salary: £27,500 per annum.

Term: Fixed-Term (2 years), Full Time.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Applications can be received in English or Welsh.

Deadline: Thursday 14th December, 1pm

Interviews: W/c 8th January, Cardiff

For further information, application form, job description and person specification in English or Welsh please visit our website.


Literature Wales – full time paid work placement

Development and Communication Officer (full-time paid work placement)



Literature Wales is offering a one year full-time paid work placement (£17,095 per annum) for a recent graduate from a low-income background who is looking to start a career in the arts.

The post is funded by a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary and individuals graduating in 2015, 2016 and 2017 who received the full maintenance grant are eligible. Previous experience is not essential and we welcome video applications.

This is a new role bridging the Development and Communication teams, strengthening the links between our evaluation methods and our internal and external communications.

More information about the role, including details of how to apply can be found here:

Voluntary Arts Wales – Wrexham

Voluntary Arts WalesEveryday Creativity & Quality Principles Wrexham

A shared learning event for arts groups

Thursday 7 December 2017, Wrexham  10.30 – 15.30

Voluntary Arts Wales invites you to a shared learning event, exploring everyday creativity and quality principles for arts groups. 

The event is free. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions. Refreshments will be provided. 

Venue: Oriel Wrecsam, 11 Chester Street, Wrexham LL13 8BE
Times: 10:30 – 15:30
Booking: Please book by emailing with your name and contact details, noting which session/s you’ll be attending, and if you have any dietary or access requirements.
Language: The event will be delivered in English. Let us know if you would like to contribute in Welsh.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Gareth Coles on 07833 580 313 or email

For more information click on

Pontio , Bangor

Little Wolf by Lucid Theatre

Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, Bangor

Saturday 25th November 7.30 pm


An intense, surreal and honest exploration of a couple who find themselves facing their ultimate fear. Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s play Little Eyolf, this is a present-day retelling of a compelling classic of modern drama. 

Captions will be displayed in real time during the performance by the side of the performing space

Book tickets:

Tel: 01248 38 28 28

Oriel Davies 2018 Exhibition


Oriel Davies Open 2018 | #ODO2018

Call for entries



Oriel Davies’ biennial, open submission exhibition, ODO, is now live with a call for entries. ODO has a longstanding reputation for having showcased work by some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.

We now invite professional artists and those studying art* to submit entries of recent work in order to be considered for the exhibition taking place 23 June – 5 September 2018. ODO18 has no theme or geographical restrictions.  (*Students aged 18 and over, studying undergraduate or postgraduate visual art courses are eligible to apply)


Overall exhibition Prizewinner: £1000 + solo show in 2019

Student Prizewinner: £500

People’s Choice Prizewinner £250

Selection Panel:

Matthew Collings, art critic, writer, broadcaster and artist

Sacha Craddock, art critic and curator

Jane Simpson, artist and founder Galerie Simpson Swansea

Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies

Alex Boyd Jones, Curator, Oriel Davies



5pm, Monday 12 February 2018


For full details and entry form:

Enquiries to or 01686 625041


Small World Theatre – Adventure Travel Film Club

Double Bill of Adventure Travel Films by director Mikael Strandberg

December 2nd 2017 at 7.00pm


Man with a Pram  (58 mins)







Father, daughter Dana (2 year old in a pram) and an English assistant Georgia, set off walking 750 kms from one of the most deprived areas of England (Moss Side) to one of the richest (Buckingham Palace, London). Travelling has always been a way for Mikael to look for, and understand the meaning of life. He tries to understand why Brexit happened and why foodbanks are growing fast. Whilst visiting one of the most expensive private schools in the world, he wonders why many don’t have enough food for the day


Man With a Camel, Expedition Yemen, 126 Degrees in the Shade (58 mins)








“You´ll die. Or get kidnapped by Al Qaeda. What you want to do is impossible!”

Together with Swedish journalist Tanya Holm, Kensington the Camel and the Bedus (a few of the oldest inhabitants of Arabia) Mikael travels through one of the hottest deserts on earth. They didn’t meet any terrorists, religious extremists and nobody got killed. They didn’t even feel any serious fear. What they found during this adventurous walk in their search of the real Arabia, was a Middle Eastern country very different from the one portrayed in the global media.

Doors and bar open 6.30pm

£5 covers both films

£1 membership

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Unrest – Tramshed Cardiff

Showing on Thursday November 30 2017 8:30 PM (98 Minutes)

 and  on Thursday December 14 2017 6:30 PM (98 Minutes)

Tramshed Cinema – Cinema at Tramshed



12A    upsetting scenes, suicide references, infrequent strong language

Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and soon to be engaged to the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Disbelieved by doctors and determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community, a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome.

To book tickets for 30th Novmeber click on

To book tickets for 14th December click on

To see the trailer click on

Mind Aberconwy – Part Time Recovery and Well-Being Support Worker

Recovery and Well-Being Support Worker

Salary:.14 NJC point (£16,491 – Actual £6596.00)

Hours: 15 hrs. per week


Aberconwy Mind runs a seven day a week Recovery and Wellbeing service for adults coping with the everyday effects of mental illness. Within this we offer a variety of interventions and activities that support people with complex mental health problems in their recovery. This ranges from one to one support and group work, to outreach into the community providing opportunities to access support to enable people to manage their own mental health needs.

The role of the Recovery and Wellbeing Support Worker

To provide project support for the Recovery and Wellbeing service including:

  • Being a point of contact in Conwy county for people with mental health engaged in recovery and wellbeing activities.
  • Co-delivering the Recovery and Wellbeing Workshops and courses
  • Providing relevant information to enable individuals to make informed choices regarding addressing their mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Providing group support for service user participants to ensure their individual Wellbeing and Recovery Plans are regularly review updated.
  • Liaising with the wider Aberconwy Mind services, CMHT’s and partner agencies across Conwy to monitor the effective delivery of project objectives.
  • Gathering monitoring and evaluation data, analysing data, and contribute to compiling reports necessary for the accurate monitoring of project activity.
  • Reviewing, updating and uploading a range of project materials on to the Aberconwy Mind web site /twitter and facebook
  • Coordinating meetings and workshops, including receiving and arranging venues, liaising with service users and supporting delivery of the service
  • To work flexibly across the days of the week and can provide cover for colleagues’ holidays and planned absence

For more information please get in touch with either Gail or Karen on:

01492 864041 or /