Clinical Psychology Fringe

Fringe Festival in Cardiff

The Clinical Psychology Fringe, now in its second year, will take place on the evenings of Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th January 2018, running alongside the annual conference for the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society. It aims to take big ideas to different public spaces in the city, exploring what mental health and wellbeing mean in the 21st century by way of the arts. It will feature a range of performances and events over two evenings, followed by a conference – Beyond The Therapy Room – on the Friday.

The British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology is having its conference in Cardiff in January. The Fringe is running alongside it, aiming to open up psychology to the public as we began to do in Liverpool last year.

This year all seven acts will take perform at ‘The Other Room’ in Cardiff. These include ‘Etcetera’ by Celf o Gwmpas, ‘Stuck in the Middle’ by Cardiff’s Amber Project and readings by poet Gwyneth Lewis.

Details of dates and times of performances will be available soon, for further information please visit: http://www.psychologyfringe.com/about-fringe

E-mail: beyondthetherapyroom@gmail.com

Celf o Gwmpas

Freelance Project Co-Ordinator

Celf o Gwmpas is seeking to recruit a new member to join their Staff Team

The post will be a freelance position for a period of 11 months, starting early in February 2018.  Celf o Gwmpas wishes to engage an individual with knowledge and experience of Arts, Health and Wellbeing to co-ordinate our current project ‘Reaching Out, Drawing In’ and to develop our ‘Artist Network’.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please visit our website for more information and to download an application pack

www.celfogwmpas.org

Closing date for applications: Monday 15 January 2018 @ 5.00pm

Telephone: 01597 822777

Email: centrecelf@celfogwmpas.org

Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EB

Artist in Residence

Centre Celf are delighted to welcome their third artist in residence Jack McClafferty .

McClafferty’s residency entitled Exploring the language of landscape, people and place will seek to develop a series of art works and ideas, in response to the language and landscape of Wales.

Throughout December, McClafferty will make various explorations around the different regions of Wales, engaging with language, landscape, people and places and create art works in response to experiences.

As a multi-disciplinary artist and designer, McClafferty is interested in themes and ideas such as identity, exploration, time and place.

The four residencies in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru are funded by the Arts Council of Wales and provide a unique experience for Disabled Artists living in Wales to develop their artistic practice.

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company


Training

‘Tales from the Trailers’ Accommodation, Health, Education and Mobility

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome participants on 27th February 2018, to a training day offering ‘an insider’s guide to effectively working with Romani and Traveller communities’. 
 
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is unique – a Gypsy, Roma & Traveller led organisation that develops the community it serves the communities from the inside-out. We provide a deeper insights into working with Romani and Traveller communities, in ways that are intended to enhance, improve and support delivery of services by your organisation, in ways no other training can.

Who should attend this training?
 
This course is essential for anyone interested in ensuring that their services are inclusive and accessible for the Romani and Traveller communities. It would be particularly useful for those who work in planning, housing and accommodation, equality, health, education, social services and the early years.
 
Why should you attend this training?
 
It will support you to:

  • Ensure effective engagement with the Romani andTraveller communities in your local area, whilst improving your knowledge of the complex cultural and historical issues that impact upon the relationships you wish to build, to improve service delivery;
  • Be understanding and informed in your interactions with people from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities
  • Be better able to assess the service needs that address the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities in Wales

Aims

  • To increase awareness about the cultural, ethnic and historical diversity in Wales; 
  • to address the issues, obstacles faced by and the needs of Romani and Travellers in Wales; 
  • to encourage innovation and improvement in the delivery of services and provision to Romani and Traveller communities, and 
  • to build trust and cooperation between Romani and Traveller communities and local authority and other sector service providers.

Learning Objectives

  • To achieve a broader and more comprehensive understanding of the needs of GRT communities, from a local authority perspective;
  •  To develop a level of knowledge that will enhance and inform local authority officers’ interactions with individuals and groups from the GRT communities in their areas and localities;
  • To introduce knowledge regarding the important differences between Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities and their cultures, languages and origins, insofar as is useful to participants in the training, with the aim of inspiring best practice and improving service delivery;
  • To introduce to participants examples of community members who are role models and who can challenge the prevailing stereotypes of Gypsies and Travellers or the negative images of Roma, present in media and popular press.

Outcomes
By the end the session participants will have:

  • Increased their knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of the Romani and Traveller communities (this includes a timeline of key historical events and legislation);  
  • Developed an understanding of diversity within the Romani and Traveller communities (including addressing the questions of who are Gypsies, Roma and Travellers?);
  • Increased their awareness regarding the obstacles, prejudice and discrimination faced by Romani and Traveller communities in Wales more widely across the UK and across Europe;
  • Identified obstacles to access and attitudinal issues or barriers in accessing education, health, employment, accommodation, justice and other public services, that inhibit the delivery of quality provision to Romania and Traveller people communities;
  •  Improved participants’ understandings of how to engage effectively with the Romani and Traveller communities and what they can do to prevent exclusion and ensure inclusion in the delivery of their services;
  • Developed an approach that will put their learning into practice, in the workplace;
  • Established a baseline of knowledge and support that can be accessed to assist other staff, officers and co-workers.

 

There will only be 50 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. The cost for the day (to include light refreshments & lunch) is £145 per participant, if you book before the Wednesday 31st January and £160 per participant if you book between Thursday 1st February and Monday 26th February 2018.

 

Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.

 

The venue will be in Bangor, North Wales at The Management Centre, Bangor Business School, College Road, Bangor LL57 2DG (Room D0:08) on Tuesday 27th February 2018.
 

The day will start at 09:30 and finish at 16:30, with refreshments included for the workshop participants.

Please email for a booking form to: training@romaniarts.co.uk

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company
Temple Court 
13a Cathedral Road 
Cardiff 
CF11 9HA

Tel: 02920 786 439

Community Music Wales

Weekly Music Sessions in 2018 – Ffyngau Band

Your chance to get involved and reawaken your passion for music with an outlet for your talents.

Maximise your creativity and learn new skills in a positive and enjoyable environment.

Every Friday from January 19th 2018

The Common Room

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff CF5 1QE

£4 per session

For further information please contact Community Music Wales on 029 2083 8060 

or email: admin@communitymusicwales.org.uk

Vamos Theatre Company

A Brave Face

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

April 28th 2018 7.30pm

“Dear mum, things are a bit tough right now. But don’t worry – I’m ok. I’ll tell you about it when I get back.”

Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier. She smiles, just like his sister…

Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training is complete, combat is a buzz; he’s part of a team, and knows his job. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And then, when he returns home, the trouble really begins.

Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. With compassion and fearlessness, Vamos brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told.

Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries, taking on challenging themes with poignancy, humour and humanity.

A Brave Face is suitable for audiences aged 12 years and upwards, and is accessible to hearing and deaf audiences alike.

Vamos Theatre’s A Brave Face is a co-production with Mercury Theatre Colchester and a co-commission with London International Mime Festival.

For tickets and further information please go here

“An immensely affirmative joie de vivre… Catch it while you can” The Stage

“If you’ve never seen full mask theatre, there could be no better introduction than Vamos – their ability to explore profound themes with the lightest of touches is magical…the irresistible mix of humour and heartbreak makes them a must-see.’Hereford Times

“The storytelling is excellent” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 

“Life-affirming, funny, deeply touching and highly, highly recommended!” Plays to See

***** “Such a triumph” The Hereford Times 

“***** Simply beautiful” What’s On Stage

“***** Quite simply, a triumph” Inquire 

“Outstanding” Time Out

University of South Wales

Forty Voices for Forty Years Project

Come and Work at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling as part of our exciting new project celebrating forty years of the Women’s Movement in Wales.

We are delighted to announce that we will be commencing work on our new Forty Voices for Forty Years project, a HLF funded project run by Welsh Women’s Aid in collaboration with the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales, the project will be led for USW by GEECS Research Fellow Dr Emily Underwood-Lee.  We are currently recruiting a Project Associate to join the project team.  The job purpose is to undertake supervised work on the 40 Voices, 40 Years project to create a collection of oral histories, digital stories, archive and exhibition materials relating to the history of the Women’s Movement in Wales, and, with support, to provide analysis of findings from the collection; to work with and provide project-related support for the project team and volunteers who will assist to collect archive materials and stories, and steward exhibitions; and to deliver against the projects objectives and targets.
This position is based at the Atrium Campus of the University of South Wales.
 
The terms and conditions of the post (including grade and salary) will be those of the University of South Wales.
The post-holder will be working closely with Welsh Women’s Aid and their service users.  This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information and applications visit: http://storytelling.research.southwales.ac.uk/news/en/2017/dec/04/job-vacancy-forty-voices-forty-years/

Learning Disability Wales

Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 2

Learning Disability Wales5 February in Cardiff

You can make a real difference to people by giving them information in a form they can understand and relate to.

This course will include a recap on the principles of Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 and then look at how delegates can develop and improve their skills.

 The course will help delegates work with longer and more complex documents.

All delegates will be invited to a follow up session a few weeks after this course.  You will be able to meet up with your fellow learners and the tutor for a trouble shooting, advice and feedback session.

This course is designed for anyone who has attended Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 or who has experience of writing information in Easy Read.

Click here for more information and to make an online booking.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with Inacia Rodrigues on 02920 681174 or email Inacia.rodrigues@ldw.org.uk

Theatr Clwyd

Sleeping Beauty – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

A Theatr Clwyd production

Written by Peter Rowe

Directed by Zoe Waterman

Friday 24th November – Saturday 20th January 2018

The cult rock ‘n’ roll panto returns with rock and soul songs played live by actor-musicians. Featuring classics including Superstition, Celebration, Every Breath you Take, Hey Baby, Sex Bomb and many more.

With mad gags, shock frocks, beautiful sets, slapstick galore and the return of the panto puppets, get your tickets now for the wide awake panto!

Accessible performances –

Audio description – Saturday 16th December 2pm

BSL interpreted – Saturday 6th January 2pm

Captioned – Saturday 13th January 2pm

Relaxed – Tuesday 16th January 6pm

Box Office – 01352 701521

theatrclwyd.com

Theatr Clwyd, Raikes Lane, Mold CH17 IYA

Sherman Theatre

The JMK Directors Programme

Sherman Cymru TheatreSalary: Bursaries are available

Sherman Theatre and the JMK Trust are inviting submissions for the next stage of their Directors Programme, supported by The Carne Trust, which will run from January 2018 until the end of the year. We are looking for six emerging directors to take part in a series of workshops and training sessions which will develop important skills including leadership and process.  They will be led by Adele Thomas and supported by industry professionals and Associate Director David Mercatali. All directors will be paired with a writer from our New Welsh Playwrights Programme to develop a play which will be showcased to industry, and given the opportunity to start a new creative partnership.  The Programme will start in January with a series of evening sessions, and workshops will take place throughout the year, culminating with the showcase in Autumn 2018.

To be considered please send a copy of your CV and a covering email explaining why this would be an important opportunity for you. We are inviting directors aged 18 and above to apply; the only requirement is that you are either from or live in Wales.

For more information please contact: Kimberley.Davies@shermantheatre.co.uk
Closing date: Friday 8 December

New Welsh Playwrights Programme 

Sherman Theatre is delighted to launch its second year of its New Welsh Playwrights Programme, following a very successful inaugural year in 2016.  We are looking for two writers to join four returning participants in the second stage of the Programme. Brad Birch will return to lead the six playwrights through an advanced series of workshops and training sessions that will further their skills in writing for theatre and encourage the ambition of their ideas. All writers will be paired with a JMK director, and together they will develop the script for a showing at the theatre.

The Programme is scheduled to begin in January and run for eight sessions, with development work on your script later in the year. We are inviting all writers aged 18 and above to submit; the only requirement is that the playwright is either from or lives in Wales. We are particularly looking for submissions in the Welsh language. Additional support is offered by Welsh Language artist Gethin Evans.

For more information please contact: Kimberley.Davies@shermantheatre.co.uk
Closing date: Friday 8 December