Disability Arts Cymru

Postal/Email vote


Just a reminder to our members that,as there were insufficient members present at our Annual General Meeting on 27th October , it has been necessary to ask members to return their votes for the election of  Committee members and the Special Resolution by post/email.

If you have not done so, please could you return your voting forms as soon as possible and no later than 1st December 2017. 

If you did not receive our original request, please contact the office and we will provide you with the voting forms and back up information regarding  the  Special Resolution and nominees for the committee

  Tel 02920551040

Email post@dacymru.com


Diverse Cymru

Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project

People living in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff will have the chance to find out how they can influence their local council and health services at the launch of the exciting new “Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project”, on Monday 20 November 2017 in the Vale of Glamorgan and Friday 24thNovember 2017 in Cardiff.
These free events, organised by equality charity Diverse Cymru will be held in the Corporate Suite, Vale of Glamorgan Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU, from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm on Monday 20thNovember and Taff Housing Conference, Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD, from 1pm – 3 pm on Friday 24th November.
At these launches people will be able to find out about the new “Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project” and how they can be involved.
Ele Hicks, Policy Manager at Diverse Cymru said “We very much hope that people will come along to our event and find out about our new project. Through the project people will learn how government works, what the Well-being of Future Generations Act is and how they can influence the public sector. We are aiming to bring together people from diverse backgrounds and connect them with local councils, Welsh Government and the local health board so people and organisations can work together to improve services. Ordinary people have a wealth of experience and knowledge that are valuable to government and public sector organisations and this project is a means of working together to build on this.

Everyone is welcome to attend the launch, particularly people from diverse backgrounds as they are under-represented in government.”
No special knowledge or experience is needed by those attending the launch or to become involved with the project. Light refreshments are provided and expenses can be reimbursed for travel, access and replacement care costs – including child care.
To book a place at the launch, or to find out more, call Shelagh Maher on 029 2036 8888 ext 255, or email shelagh.maher@diverse.cymru.

For further details please read more here

BBC Wales

Disabled People and Politics

bbc-blocks-darkBBC Wales are working on a story about the challenges and barriers faced by disabled people who want to get a position in politics (be it local authorities, the Welsh Assembly or Westminster) or who are currently working in politics.


They are also looking at the challenges disabled people face accessing democracy – be it attending council meetings, or giving evidence at the Assembly, trying to vote, or even just going to speak to their local councillor, filling out forms or contacting the council about an issue such as waste collection.


They are keen to speak to people about their experiences.  Please contact Rachael Flint at the BBC on 02920322236  Rachel.flint@bbc.co.uk   or through twitter @RSLFlint

Celf -Able

Disabled-led inclusive art group Celf-Able have had a grant from Arts Council of Wales ‘Sharing Together’ fund to set up an online community looking at the role the arts can play in promoting social inclusion. 




The site will be a place to share ideas and experiences, and is open to anyone and any organisation with an interest in art and social inclusion.  To have a look and join go to www.celf-able.ning.com.

Celf-Able will be holding meetings at The Institute, Llanfair Caereinion 10.00 – 2.00 November 28th, December 12th,

Warren Room, Care Centre Machynlleth 11.00 – 3.00 December 6th, 20th,

Siawns Teg, Newtown (former Radio Maldwyn building) 11.00 -3.00 November 21st, December 5th, 19th,

Oriel Davies, Newtown 11.00 – 3.00 January 30th 2018. 

In addition, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting on January 9th 2018 at Oriel Davies, Newtown from 11-1, followed by an open art session 1-3.   

We welcome all, disabled and non-disabled, artists and those who just want to have a go at art.  Materials provided, there is a small charge of £2.



Taking Flight Theatre

AVIVA Community Fund

Taking flight -7 days left to vote for Real Human Being

by Matthew Bulgo

Vote Now

In just 7 days, voting for the Aviva Community Fund will close. We desperately need your votes to help us re tour our amazingly impactful project, Real Human Being. This project works with young people in and out of school settings, over the course of a whole day and allows them to interact with the team in character and explore what motivates hate crime, what it is and how to report it. Most importantly, they have the chance to test out their own methods for dealing with bullying behaviour in a safe environment, by taking on the role of either the “victim” or the “bystander”. This is an incredibly empowering process and supports young people who may be being bullies, as well as encouraging participants to think about their own behaviours. A headteacher in a pupil referral unit in Powys told us ” One of our pupils, amazingly, identified herself completely with Cat (the perpetrator) and seriously challenged and questioned her own bullying behaviour for the first time that we have seen.” One young audience member said “This play made me realise I am not the only one getting bullied and I am not the only one that is sad and lonely. This play has helped me… stand up to the bullies. I hope it can help others that need it.” Please help us get this project out on the road again. If we were able to access this money from Aviva, we would like to start by touring Rhondda Cynon Taf where hate crime is at it’s highest level in Wales. We’d then use the opportunity to gather new evidence and support to make a large 3 year application to continue the project long- term.

Taking Flight Theatre Company

Chapter Arts Centre

CardiffWales CF5 1QE

Disability Wales

Taxi Survey

Disability Wales are currently researching disabled peoples experiences of using taxis across Wales.  They have been made aware of a number of issues.  They want to know how wide spread these issues are.  Please take 5 minutes to tell them your own experiences by completing this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WT59VQ6 

Your responses will be very helpful.

Miranda Evans

Policy & Programmes Manager

Disability Wales  │ Anabledd Cymru

Bridge House, 3, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly, CF83 3GW │ Ty’r Bont, 3, Parc Busnes Caerffili, Heol Van, Caerffili, CF83 3GW

Email / Ebost: miranda.evans@disabilitywales.org

Tel / Ffon: 029 2088 7325 


Aidan Moseby

Emotional Weather

For those of you who attended our Walls:Muriau festival last year you will no doubt remember Aidan Moseby’s fascinating interactive piece Sagacity : The Periodic Table of Emotions.

Aidan has now developed an online shop where you can purchase items created from his designs for the Periodic Table of Emotions.

Please follow this link to some unusual gift ideas – http://emotionalweather.co.uk/shop/


Light a Candle Event

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (White Ribbon Day)

27th November 2017, Llandaff Cathedral, 09.30am – 12:00pm in Cardiff.

Programme Includes:
March to Llandaff Cathedral. Bring your banner to raise awareness.
Light a Candle Ecumenical Service and Speeches
Fundraising Lunch to raise money to support victims of modern day slavery/ Human trafficking 
at Llandaff rugby football club, The Old Mill, Western Ave, Cardiff CF5 2AZ.

Rsvp to: publicity.event@bawso.org.uk


Please click below to read a report from the previous event: 

For more information please contact Evelyn on 02920 644633 or email publicity.event@bawso.org.uk