Cyhoeddiad Barddoniaeth Iechyd Meddwl, 2018/ Mental Health Poetry Publication 2018

Cyhoeddiad Barddoniaeth Iechyd Meddwl, 2018

Rydyn ni’n bwriadu cyhoeddi pamffled o farddoniaeth gan ein aelodau yn gynnar yn 2018—barddoniaeth sy’n delio efo profiadau iechyd meddwl—felly os oes gennych gerddi addas yn barod neu eisiau ysgrifennu gwaith newydd am eich profiadau, dyma’r siawns i chi ddweud eich dweud.


  • rhaid i chi fod yn berson anabl 16 oed neu hŷn ac yn aelod o CAC i gymryd rhan, ond gall artistiaid yng Nghymru o bob maes creadigol ymaelodi am ddim os ydynt yn ystyried eu hunain yn bobl anabl neu os oes ganddynt gyflyrau iechyd corfforol a/neu feddyliol hirdymor. Os nad ydych chi eisoes yn aelod, gallwch ymuno pan anfonwch eich cerdd/i neu ymlaen llaw ar-lein, drwy’r post, neu drwy gysylltu â ni yn
  • gall y gerdd/i fod yn Gymraeg neu’n Saesneg
  • ni ddylai’r cerddi fod wedi cael eu cyhoeddi, a rhaid iddynt fod yn weithiau gwreiddiol o’ch llaw chi
  • rhaid iddynt gael eu teipio/ysgrifennu’n glir, ac ni ddylent fod yn hirach na 30 llinell
  • gall hyd at 3 gerdd gael eu cyflwyno
  • dylid anfon y cerddi drwy’r post i: Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru, Sbectrwm, Heol Bwlch, Y Tyllgoed, Caerdydd, CF5 3EF gan gyrraedd erbyn 3 Ionawr 2018
  • neu gan e-byst i neu gan gyflwynwch eich cerddi fel rhan y neges e-bost neu, os posibl, mewn ffeil Word (gyda phob cerdd ar dudalen wahanol) ac atodwch ffeil Word yn yr un e-bost yn nodi eich manylion cyswllt a rhestr o deitlau gan gyrraedd erbyn 2 Ionawr 2018
  • bydd hawlfraint yr holl gerddi’n parhau’n eiddo i’r awduron, ond drwy gyflwyno’r gwaith am y pamffled, rydych yn rhoi caniatâd i Gelfyddydau Anabledd Cymru gyhoeddi eich cerdd/cerddi ar-lein, mewn argraffiadau ac mewn unrhyw e-gyhoeddiad
  • cofiwch ei fod o’n debyg i ni gael gormod o gerddi i ni gyhoeddi pob un a gan hynny nid oes sicrwydd y caiff eich cerddi eu dewis
  • rhoddir gwybod i’r awduron llwyddiannus drwy’r post neu dros e-bost erbyn diwedd mis Ionawr

Mental Health Poetry Publication 2018

We intend to publish a pamphlet of poetry by our members early in 2018 — poetry dealing with experiences around mental health — so if you already have suitable poems or want to write some new work about your experiences, here’s the chance for you to have your say.


  • you must be a disabled person aged 16 or over, based in Wales and a DAC member to take part, but membership is free for artists in Wales in all creative fields who identify as disabled people or those with long-term physical and/or mental health conditions. If you are not already a member, you can join at the same time as submitting your poem/s or beforehand online, by post, or by contacting us at
  • poems can be in Welsh or English
  • poems must not have been previously published and must be your own original work
  • they must be typed or otherwise written out clearly, and must not be longer than 30 lines
  • you can send up to 3 poems
  • you should send the poems through the post to: Disability Arts Cymru, Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 3EF to arrive by 3 January 2018
  • or by e-mail to  or ·      with your poems as part of your e-mail or, if possible, in a Word file (with each poem on a separate page) and attach the Word file to the e-mail with your contact details and the title/s of the poem/s to arrive by 2 January 2018
  • the rights to the poem/s remain with the author but by submitting your work for the pamphlet you grant Disability Arts Cymru the right to publish the poem/s online, in print or in any e-publication
  • remember that it’s likely we will receive too many poems to publish all of them so we cannot guarantee that your poem/s will be chosen
  • successful authors will be notified through the post or by e-mail by the end of January



Community Music Wales – 25 and live

Community Music Wales would like to invite you to join in on an evening of fun, quirky and eclectic participatory music.

“25 and Live” will celebrate CMW’s 25th Birthday and our successes over the past 25 years.  

The evening will include a lineup of community music performers from across Wales including:


and Ghostbuskers

as well as some participation and suprises.

Come and help us celebrate this milestone of reaching 25 years of outstanding participatory arts delivery, and also in celebrating the rich diversity of music from communities across Wales.

Tickets are selling out fast so don’t forget to buy yours soon, and remember to bring your Kazoo to join in the fun. 

We sincerely hope you will join us for 2017’s biggest event in participatory arts and an all round fantastic birthday party. 


Buy your tickets here:

Disability Wales

Talk to us about Disability Hate Crime



Disability Wales (DW) is carrying out some work for Victim Support Cymru which receives Welsh Government funding to run the National Hate Crime Report and Support Centre Wales. They want to make sure that their service is accessible to disabled people and provides the right kind of support to people who experience hate crime. They have asked DW to help them with this.


In partnership with Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People, we are holding a meeting from 2pm until 4pm on Thursday 5th October 2017 at St Johns Ambulance, Minerva St, Bridgend CF31 1TA to hear your views about disability hate crime and the support and services available to people who experience it.


Limited space available  for booking form and invitation see attached


Book directly through Eventbrite 

Easy fundraising

Help raise funds for DAC when you shop on line – no extra cost to you



Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for DAC?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Head to and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Jerusalem Baptist Church will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Annual poetry competition

Closing date – 20th October 2017  – send in your entries!!


We invite you to submit work that is in response to the theme of Stronger Together:  we want to reflect the feelings of our DAC members about this through poetry: consider the theme personally and/or politically, for example:- relationships; partnerships; families; the power of people together; Unity; Solidarity or in response to Brexit and issues around Immigration



For more details on how to enter  email

or phone 0292055100

Art Masterclasses for artists and creative

Wednesday 25 October 2017
The Carriage Works, Denbigh
£13.87 – £27.14



Two master classes will run simultaneously (at the same venue) so allowing participants in each session to interact and network during the breaks as well as observe what each is doing.

You can select one of the masterclasses either SAORImôr weaving or stained glass.

To book and more information:


Community Music Wales Tutor Training



Are you a musician or music teacher interested in learning the skills to become a Community Music tutor?


Then this accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme is perfect for you.

Upcoming Training

 5 Day Course in Bangor, 11th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 26th of September.

The course is the only training of its kind in Wales that works towards an accredited certificate focused on workshop delivery.

Following on from this course, there are a limited number of paid placements to shadow one of our tutors, and gain real life experience of a project, to put what you’ve learnt into practice.

CMW are looking for music tutors of all levels; those with some experience, musicians new to the practice, those who are just curious about Community Music Tuition, and experienced tutors who may want to gain accreditation, extend your portfolio or brush up on certain aspects of your work.

If you would like any further information please email us at or phone 02920 838060

Macbeth; Act III; Scene III (b)

Chapter Film

Sunday 6 August 4.00 p.m


“Let the frame of things disjoint…”

In what seems to be a missing scene of sorts, imagined from the middle of Shakespeare’s play, we see Macbeth and Banquo together again in some strange psychic space – a dream, perhaps. The tyrant Macbeth has sent his cronies to murder Banquo, and has begun his descent                                                                                                               into madness, but we see none of this.

Attempting in part to distill the poetic essence of the original play into something smaller, the film is also an exploration into the relationship between the two characters – informed by folk horror, doom metal and buddy movies. We can think of them at once as infamous figures; secondly as archetypes, the tyrant juxtaposed with the eternally curious; and lastly as human beings, mundane and petty.

The film was shot over 5 days around Berwick-upon-Tweed and the Scottish Borders. It was shot by a team of 4 (performers included!) on a Blackmagic pocket cinema camera, predominantly with vintage lenses. Some additional shots were captured later in a studio.

For tickets click:

To see the trailer click :