National Theatre Wales

Access Forum

Monday 26th March at 6pm in the Preseli Room at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay.

The forum will be in two parts. The first will be an opportunity for companies to share what they’ve done in 2017 to improve access to their shows, events and company; and also for Disability Arts Cymru to give their view on how the sector is doing.

The second part will discuss future aims and goals, how the access forum can play a part in these and how it could expand to better support companies and individuals, increase accessibility to their events and ultimately be more embedded in daily practice.

If you would be willing to present in the first part, please contact

We’re really keen to get as many people and companies involved as possible and invite end users to
attend as well as practitioners and companies.

There will be BSL interpretation, but if you require any other access provision, please contact

Hijinx Theatre

Hijinx Drama Foundations in North Wales.

Love Drama? A budding Performer? Full of Creativity? 

Then Hijnx Theatre’s Drama Foundations is for you!

Drama Foundations in North Wales meet every Wednesday at the Nova Centre, Prestatyn. Using Drama, Movement and Music you can get creative, make new friends and be the budding performer you always wanted to be.

FREE Taster! 

From January 2018,we are creating pan Wales learning. This means every Drama Foundation course will be exploring the same topics across Wales. For the first time all participants will be able to share their work with friends from other places within Wales.

If you’re interested in joining the North Wales Drama Foundation, join us for our FREE open day and taster workshop on Wednesday 7th March in PrestatynEmail and reserve your place today. 

Each session costs £42.00. Start dates are offered subject to the return of all essential information. 
*Excluding Christmas, New Years and Easter.

Celf o Gwmpas

Preview, Pudding and Prosecco

Thursday 22nd February  5 – 7pm

Tickets: £10 – includes  entry to the preview event and a delicious pudding (with a free glass of prosecco!).

Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells

Join us for a fabulous evening of art and deliciousness and feel good about supporting  a great cause!

Celf o Gwmpas in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) is delighted to present the “In Residence” exhibition, featuring the work of artists who took part in a ground-breaking residency programme for disabled artists.

 The evening is also a fundraiser to support the work of Celf O Gwmpas, providing high quality, enriching arts experiences for disabled and socially excluded people.

The exhibition features four artists: Lou Lockwood, Dawn McIntyre, Jack McClafferty and Jo Munton. Each spent time in residence at Celf o Gwmpas between October and January researching, experimenting and developing their work:

Lou Lockwood’s residency is entitled Imprint – a further experiment in touch memory. Lou developed ideas using pin hole cameras.

Jack McClafferty used his time with us to develop a series of art works and ideas, in response to the language and landscape of Wales.

Dawn McIntyre’s residency – Sanguis et Capillum (Blood and Hair) – focusses on creating a self-portrait using abstracted images of organic materials, studied under a microscope.

Jo Munton – We Are Innocent When We Dream – explores sleep and dream, narcolepsy/ cataplexy and that strange place between waking and sleeping.

The evening will also feature “must-see” performances from Talkestra and Jo Munton (Vagabondi Puppets).

For ticket reservations or more information contact                                                                                 Or telephone 01597 822777. 

The “In Residence” exhibition takes place 23 February – 5 April 2018. This event is part of a programme funded by Arts Council Wales.


Hafal’s Mental Health Carer Group Easter Event

Trefnant Village Hall on Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 1-3 pm.


Workshops.          Craft group activities.           Multi agency networking.

Introduction to services.    Refreshments.       Raffle.

Hafal intend to further develop their partnership working relationships, and provide a more seamless service to their Mental Health carers and families and to anyone experiencing poor mental health.

Please feel welcome to call Caroline or Jaime on the numbers below:

Caroline Currie, Hafal Denbighshire, Denbigh,  Mobile: 07487 271274, Landline: 01745 813138

Jaime Ashton, Hafal Denbighshire, Rhyl, Mobile : 07487 254042, Landline: 01745 443050 


Heart n Soul

The Fish Police Are Back!


The Fish Police are back with their brand new single Cactus taken from the upcoming EP Edge Myself to the Middle!

The Independent has described it as: “Joyful in its simplicity, a funk guitar line, glitching synth and 808 drums sitting under frontman Dean Rodney Jr.’s matter-of-fact, resolute vocals suffused with positivity.”  Read the full review and listen to the track here!

The band are launching the new EP at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! But they need your need help to get there, to support this adventure, donate here.

To keep up to date with what’s happening at The Fish Police HQ, follow us on FacebookTwitterand Instagram

Heart n Soul | The Albany | Douglas Way | London | SE8 4AG |

Outside In

The Artist’s Voice: the European Outsider Art Association Conference 2018

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 4th – 6th May 2018


From 4th – 6th May 2018, Outside In is hosting the European Outsider Art Association Conference at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. This year’s conference focuses on the Artist’s Voice, celebrating the work of excluded and non-traditional artists and sharing best practice in the field through a series of presentations, key note speeches, and workshops delivered by artists and practitioners. The key note speech to open the conference on the Friday evening will be given by multi-disciplinary artist Bobby Baker, who created the touring exhibition Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me 1997 – 2008, and was commissioned as part of the London 2012 Unlimited project for the Cultural Olympiad.  


Presenters at the conference include the Living Museum (the Netherlands), Out by Art (Sweden), Venture Arts (UK), Joy of Sound (UK), and Look Kloser (UK). Panel discussions will focus on supporting the artist’s voice and exhibiting the artist’s voice, and panellists will include Garvald Artists (Scotland), Headway East London (UK), Arts Project Australia (Australia), Blue Circus (Finland), Creahm/MadMusee (Belgium), and Creative Minds (UK).


Tickets are priced at £150 for the full weekend. There are options to add on a dinner at Pallant House Gallery following the key note speech on the Friday, and you can join us for a VIP programme in the days leading up to the conference for an additional £75.


For more information and to book, please visit:

Para Dance UK

Are you based in Wales, Do you love to dance? Teach Dance?

We have a course for you and bursary opportunity to allow you to attend for only £60, instead of £480!

The Inclusive Dance Training course provides an ideal foundation for the first step into the world of Inclusive Dance. This course will provide you with a base knowledge in basic physiology, disability and impairments and mobility and sensory aids. You will learn how to safely support participants using this equipment, along with instruction techniques, suitable non- genre specific choreography and communications and how to set up and run a group or integrate this into existing facilities.

This modular course can be tailored to your previous experience and ensures that you can access the learning that you need to develop as a reflective practitioner. The course combines on-line learning and assessment via feedback by an independent assessor alongside 3 days of practical experience and summative assessment.

The IDT is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject and applications are welcome from people with any level of experience; however, please remember this is a training course with the aims of you independently instructing individuals or groups that would like to participate in inclusive dance.

If you’d like more information or to apply for a bursary please email

The course dates vary throughout the year but sell out quickly the next available dates are currently  22-24th March or the 26th -28th  March both practical dates will take place at Bridgend Life Centre, Angel Street, Bridgend CF31 4AH, these places go quickly and you’ll have e-learning to complete online before these dates so apply ASAP!  You can see more details via our website

*this is subject to bursary requirements, and subject to terms and conditions.


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HeARTh Gallery

Rookwood PhotoRenga

HeARTh Gallery Llandough

Oriel yr Aelwyd : The HeARTh Gallery

Open daily 9am – 8pm

Main Plaza Entrance, Ground Floor, Llandough Hospital, CF64 2XX

PhotoRenga are inspired by an ancient form of Japanese poetry, in which sequences of haiku construct complex and profound renga poems.  The aim of the PhotoRenga project is to produce a series of short, collective, visual renga using photography, in a unique workshop format that enables people of all abilities to take part.

The project began when members of the Cardiff & Vale Brain Injury Group produced PhotoRenga in an ongoing workshop programme started in 2010 by David Sinden. 

The PhotoRenga workshops provided by David Sinden and Kate Woodward at Rookwood Hospital were open to six people with an adventurous spirit on each day.  Participants  started from a space, split up and created photographs on various themes. After reviewing the images together, one image from each person’s camera was chosen and then passed on to another person in the group. These images were then used as the source or as inspiration to produce a new set of photographs from which one image will be selected, and so the process was repeated during the workshop. The result was a series of collective PhotoRenga, and these inspiring works are on display in the gallery.

David Sinden has been running the PhotoRenga workshops since 2010, Kate Woodward has been a project partner since 2015.

For further information please click here

Verity LA

Callout for dɪsˈrʌpt/ a platform for D/deaf and disabled artists

Closing Date: 28 February 2018

Verity LA

Remuneration: Published works will receive $100 payment

Verity La welcome submissions of previously unpublished poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays and interviews by D/deaf and disabled creatives from anywhere in the world.

Send us brave, provocative, humorous and influential pieces that disrupt normative definitions of us, and resist mainstream expectations and approval. Send us work that enriches and extends our cultural landscapes, perspectives that go to the core of what it means to be human.

We are guided by a social model of disability that states we are disabled by society, that the barriers we face are created by external socio-cultural attitudes, structures and physical environment. We believe the problem is not an individual’s inability to walk but the lack of lifts, step-free access and money for good assistive devices. This way of thinking opposes the medical model which situates our impairment, health condition or difference as the barrier.

We are seeking critically engaged and nuanced work that speaks to D/deaf and disabled communities, as well as to wider audiences. We want work that explores the compounding structural nature of disablism as it intersects with the social injustice experienced by First Nations People, queer and working-class communities, people of colour, migrants, asylum-seekers and women. We love art that engages with the radical politics of liberation; art that contributes to dismantling the structures that oppress us.

While it is very difficult to be accessible to all people at all times, we take access very seriously. Artists may submit their work as text, signed video, and audio. If work is accepted for publication, we encourage artists to assist us with access by providing audio readings of their text, text versions of their audio or signed videos, etc.
We seek to showcase a wide spectrum of disabled writers and artists — including those who live with chronic pain, fatigue, or illness. The circumstances that lead to disability are dynamic and fluid at the edges — encompassing different bodyminds, different impairments, and different health conditions. We want no body left behind.

Nothing about us without us.

Submit one longer piece (fiction/nonfiction/essay/interview) or a maximum of three poems via Submittable.