DAC are recruiting!

North West Wales Regional Officer – Disability Arts Cymru

Salary – £23460 per annum (£11730 pro rata)

17.5 Hours per week  




Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) is looking for a highly motivated Regional Development Officer to help us widen the impact of our work in North Wales; establishing development programmes and disability arts networks across the region. The successful candidate will focus their work across Conwy, Gwynedd, Anglesey and will have a shared responsibility for North Powys.

We believe in…. Opening up access and opportunity, celebrating diversity, nurturing embryonic and established high-calibre disabled practitioners, and inspiring change throughout Wales.

Our vision is a simple one: to make the arts in Wales creative and diverse in equal measure, with disabled and Deaf people at the very core. 

Closing Date for applications – 5pm, 12th April 2018

Interviews – 23rd or 24th of May 2018

To apply contact:    post@dacymru.com

Tel: 02920 551 040    – www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk

Volunteering Fair Cardigan

Get involved and VOLUNTEER



Thursday 22nd March 208

Job Centre Plus Cardigan

10.00am – 12.00pm


Come along and meet the organisations that can offer you a:

  • variety of training opportunities:
  • training and an up to date reference
  • a chance to share and improve  your skills
  • help other and help yourself!

For more details contact CAVO  on 01570 423232 or



Into Film: call-out for creative practitioners

Into Film is interested in hearing from creative practitioners who would like to deliver workshops and interactive activities to support two of their key campaigns in the new year.

If you’d be interested in delivering sessions for any of the below initiatives then please contact non.stevens@intofilm.org and provide the below information

Name, contact details, type of workshop – outline of activity  – content and key objectives (ideally linking to curriculum objectives or the LNF/DCF), timings and cost.

They require fluent Welsh speakers to deliver the Urdd workshops and are looking for Welsh and English-medium sessions for the Coastal Archive project.

UrddAs part of the Urdd homework competitions they run two review writing competitions – one aimed at KS2 students and one aimed at pupils years 7-9.Students are encouraged to write reviews on films they have watched either at their film club or at a local cinema.

They support this by providing review writing help students to deliver comprehensive reviews and in addition to this Into Film will be delivering workshops at schools and venues all over Wales to promote the competitions further. 
Coastal Archive Tour – Celebrating ‘Year of the Sea’The National Screen & Sound Archive have a wonderful collection of archive films about the sea and coast of Wales. There’s an eclectic mix of films – scenes of Barry Island in their hay day, Rhyl life boat day an a busy and colourful carnival in Amlwch.Into Film aim to organise a tour of coastal cinemas/venues to host screening of these films and are looking for a diverse range of practitioners to support the delivery of creative and inspirational sea/coastal themed workshops. They welcome ideas and suggestions from creative practitioners based in the key areas they aim to target (Rhyl/Llandudno, Pwllheli, Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Barry and Porthcawl).

The sessions will need to be aimed at KS2 pupils or Year 7/8 pupils and focus on the themes within the short archive films (they can package a few to show together or only show 1 o 2 depending on relevance to workshop content).

A short summary of each film is provided on the attached and they can potentially share copies of the films if you would like to receive further information (copies are quite limited!).

They’re superficially looking for practitioners who can use film as a stimulus to discuss the themes within the films and then encourage the students to focus on these themes further via other art forms. They’re also interested to hear from those who can run film archive sessions to inspire and educate young people of the importance of archive footage and celebrate their place in local history and cultural identity.

Sessions need to be around 60-90 minutes and delivered on site as and when planned by Into Film. Into Film will coordinate everything with the schools and venues involved.

Practitioners need to be DBS checked.

Coming soon – the 2018 Festival of One-Act Plays

United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation

Each year the national amateur theatre organisations of the four United Kingdom countries promote a series of one-act play festivals. Local festivals lead selected productions to a national festival in each country, from which one production is selected to represent its country at the British Final Festival.  Area festivals are held in various parts of Wales from February to May and the six highest marked productions are selected to appear at the Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays.

Rules for the Wales Final Festival can be found here (PDF 184KB) 

The festivals provide an opportunity for amateur companies to appear in new and varying venues before widely differing audiences; to receive constructive criticism from a qualified adjudicator, and to compare the standard of their own work with that of the other companies taking part. For audiences, the public adjudication of performances offers a deeper understanding and appreciation of theatre.

Regional Area Rounds 2018

Adjudicator: David Price GoDA

Clwyd Community Theatre Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
9-10th March 7.00pm at Emlyn Williams Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire 

Conwy Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
22-24th March 7.00pm at Glan Conwy Church House, Church Street, Glan Conwy 

Montgomeryshire Community Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
4-7 April 7.30pm (7.00pm on Sat 7th) at Berriew Community Arts Centre, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys

South Breconshire Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
14th April 7.00pm at The Welfare Arts Centre, Brecon Road, Ystradglynlais

Glamorgan Drama League Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
26-28th April 7.00pm at The Savoy Theatre, Collenna Road, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Tales from the Silk Road & more

WOW’s popular “Tales from the Silk Road” films sell out in advance at Borderlines Film Festival!

Borderlines Film Festival’s three preview screenings of Heavenly Nomadic, Free and Easy and The Gulls have already sold out, and we’re anticipating a huge response to our screenings in Swansea and across Wales when the festival opens in two weeks time! 

If you’re in Aberystwyth, there will be two free talks: “An Introduction to Central Asian Cinema” by “Tales from the Silk Road” co-curator Birgit Beumers (Thurs 15 March, 4.30pm) and, in collaboration with Planet Magazine, Sharif Gemie will give a talk on his book “The Hippy Trail: A Pilgrimage to the East”(Tues 20 March, 4.30pm).

Check out the full “Tales from the Silk Road” programme, which includes films from the likes of Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, Israel’s Samuel Maoz and Palestine’s Annemarie Jacir here.  

We’re also expecting big audiences for our screenings of Sweet Country. Based on a true story told to screenwriter David Tranter by his grandfather, this is another powerful and culturally sensitive film from Warwick Thornton, who directed Samson and Delilah. 

For the first time, this year 50% of the WOW festival programme is “F-Rated”  – either directed or written by a woman.  In our next festival newsletter we’ll be celebrating International Women’s day (March 8th) – stay tuned!

Festival Dates:

March/Mawrth 13 – 15
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea/Abertawe

March/Mawrth 15 – 21
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March/Mawrth 15 – 29
Kinokulture, Oswestry/Croesoswallt

March/Mawrth 22 – 24
Tramshed Cinema, Cardiff/Caerdydd

April/Ebrill 3 – 12
Theatr Clwyd, Mold/Yr Wyddgrug


Tŷ Newydd Courses

Upcoming Courses

Writing about Climate Change

Dates: 23 – 25 March 2018
Tutors: Emily Hinshelwood & David Thorpe
Fee: £220 – £295

Song and Lyric Writing

Dates: 9 – 14 April 2018
Tutors: Stewart Henderson & Willy Russell
Fee: £495 – £625
Places are limited

Emerging Writers: Writing, Editing & Publishing Prose

Dates: 4 – 9 June 2018
Tutors: Tiffany Murray & Tristan Hughes
Fee: £495 – £625

Literature Wales – Board of Management Recruitment

Recruitment of Chair and Directors for Literature Wales Management Board

We’re looking for dynamic and inspiring individuals to join our Board of Management, as well as a visionary individual to lead the organisation as Chair.

Joining our Board in 2018 will mean that you will actively shape the future of Literature Wales as it frames its new Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022.

Literature Wales is a forward-looking organisation which thrives on change and responds positively and directly to challenges. We are looking for people who want to contribute to building a better society and ensure that literature is a voice for all. We are looking for strong advocates who share the vision and values of the organisation, and who can help shape the next phase of our development.


Literature Wales is seeking its second Chair, as the distinguished poet and academic Damian Walford Davies is due to step down in Spring 2018 in accordance with the mandated length of office set out in the organisation’s Articles of Association.

The ability to communicate in both Welsh and English is essential for the role of Chair.


Literature Wales’ Board of Directors represents a broad sector and includes a range of expertise, experience and voices. We particularly welcome applications from young people and individuals who represent protected characteristics. In this current recruitment process, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate knowledge of and/ or experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Legal & HR
  • Finance
  • Development and Business
  • Children & Young People
  • International Networks
  • Communications & PR

Literature Wales is a bilingual organisation and a positive attitude towards the Welsh language is essential for the role of Director.

Closing Date: Monday 12 March 2018, 12.00 noon

Interviews: week commencing 19 March 2018

For further information contact Literature Wales on: 
post@literaturewales.org / 029 2047 2266.

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for our Step Up:

Only a few days left to apply to our Step Up: Interpreting Collections course

Step Up: Interpreting Collections is Outside In’s training and professional development programme that provides participants with the skills to research and interpret works of art. This year the course will take place at the prestigious Wellcome Collection again. In this email you will learn more about Step Up and what the programme offers.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, this Friday 2nd March.

To apply, you need to complete a short application form. For more information and to download a form, see here.

The week’s latest news, views, jobs and events from the world of disability arts and culture

Interesting Stories From Disability Arts Online

Mik Scarlet talks to TV star Lisa Hammond about the upcoming Let Me Play the Lion Too, an extravanganza of disabled and non-disabled actors, led by Told By An Idiot at the Barbican Centre 3 March

Interview: Jess Thom on claiming Mouth from Beckett’s Not I as a disabled character, as Touretteshero’s production of this iconic text comes to Battersea Arts Centre

Opinion: Jonathan Meth considers the dramaturgical problematic presented by The Who’s Tommy, and wonders what could have been if Ramps on the Moon’s production had framed the titular character as autistic

Opinion: Isn’t it time disabled actors and directors were given access to making their own films? Justin Edgar of 104 Films writes about a campaign his company is running to change the status quo, ‘Make Film Equal’