News from Celf o Gwmpas

After more than 11 years Kayte Phillips our chief executive is moving on.

Kayte joined Celf in 2006 as finance officer before beingappointed chief executive in 2016.

She has helped to guide Celf o Gwmpas through both positive and challenging times which are faced by a small arts charity. Through Kayte’s hard work Celf is now in a stronger position to face the years ahead

Kayte will be sorely missed by everyone involved with Celf o Gwmpas and we wish her lots of luck with her new venture in Portugal.

Artist in Residence Exhibition Preview

We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our very succesfull pudding prosecco and preview evening.

The evening marked the opening of our Artists in Residence exhibition which runs until 5th April 2018.
Work on display is by Lou Lockwood, Dawn Mcintyre, Jack Mclafferty and Jo Munton who all had month long residencies at Celf o Gwmpas.
We were also treated to performances by Celf o Gwmpas’ own ‘Etcetera’ and Stephanie Finegan, a rap artist from Bangor.

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

Scott Berry International Digital Residency

We are excited to have started an International cultural exchange between
Celf o Gwmpas, Canadian artist Scott Berry and the Nina Haggerty Centre, in Edmonton, Canada.

We are jointly hosting a unique “digital residency” to share artistic practice among learning disabled artists.

During March and April, Celf o Gwmpas artists Geraint Edwards and Annie Levy will be working with learning disabled artists at Centre Celf, to devise and exhibit new work inspired by artist Scott Berry.

There will also be an exchange of video blogs between the Nina Haggerty Centre and Celf o Gwmpas. These blogs will Introduce and showcase the participatory art work taking place at both centres and share the working practice of Scott Berry and other artists at the Nina Haggerty Centre, with learning disabled artists at Celf o Gwmpas.

Collaboration on works of art will take place via post, between artists in the UK & Canada and exhibitions will be held at both centres, featuring the collaborative works.

We’ll keep you posted with links to the video blogs so you can check the progress!

X marks the spot

This month we have an Art Hunt at Celf o Gwmpas.
One of our artists has donated a beautiful piece of art to help raise funds to support the work we do at Centre Celf.
We are asking people to buy a square (or more!) @ only £2 a square, and whoever gets the right square, chosen by the artist, wins the painting.

So pop in, choose your square and fill in your name and contact details.
The winner will be announced once all the squares are sold.

2018 Evening Classes

The first of our 2018 evening classes will be starting soon

Willow Garden Structures

with Nicola Luxton
11 April – 16 May 2018

This course can only run on a minimum number basis, so
all classes must be booked and paid for in advance.

For further information or to book a place please contact us 01597 822777
or centrecelf@celfogwmpas.org

Workshops

Our Creative Space Programme is for people living with Dementia and their carers.

Watercolour painting with artist Terri Sweeney

Wednesday
Dates: 21 March, 4, 18 April, 2018

Time: 10.30 – 12.00 noon
Cost: £3.50

Our Create and Inspire Programme is for learning disabled adults and their carers.

Magic Doors with artist Jane Titley

Tuesday
Dates: 10, 17, 24 April, 1, 8, 15 May 2018

Time: 11.00 – 1.00pm
Cost: £3.50 (carers free)

 

 

 

Clinical Psychology Fringe Festival

On Thursday 18 January 2018 Celf o Gwmpas ‘Etcetera’ conducted by Rosie McConnell went to Cardiff for the Clinical Psychology Fringe Festival.

A performance piece, stemming from experiences of mental ill health ‘Etcetera’ which sits on the edge of a comfort zone provided the audience with a bizzare, unusual and entertaining experience. The performance was very well received.
It was an informative day for everyone from Celf o Gwmpas and we were very happy to be invited to perform.

www.psychologyfringe.com

Theatre Clwyd’s Writer In Residence Scheme

Part of TYFU | GROW – Theatr Clwyd’s Creative Development Programme

Generously supported by the Gladstone’s Library

In Collaboration with Paines Plough

Call out to Welsh Language writers!
Applications open until Friday 23 March 2018

This year, Theatr Clwyd are once again co-producing the Roundabout Season with Paines Plough. Three brand new plays will be premièred on the doorstep of Theatr Clwyd in the award-winning pop-up theatre that is the Roundabout, before going on to the Edinburgh Festival and then a UK tour.

As part of Theatr Clwyd’s TYFU programme and our commitment to becoming a home for writers in Wales, we are inviting three Welsh language writers to work alongside the Roundabout company. Each writer will develop a 10-minute script that will be performed in the Roundabout when the season opens at Theatr Clwyd.

The Theatr Clwyd Roundabout Welsh Residency will offer our three writers the chance to get to know other artists, spend time observing rehearsals and develop ideas in a supportive environment.

The 2018 Residency includes:

  • Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 April: 3 days in London as the Roundabout Season rehearsals begin – meeting the acting company, creative team and writers, and experiencing the first days of work on the new scripts.
  • Week commencing Monday 4 June: 3 days at Theatr Clwyd to observe rehearsals in the Roundabout itself and time in the main building to start script development.
  • Monday 25 – Saturday 30 June: 6 days at Theatr Clwyd to work with a director and 3 actors, further developing and rehearsing the script.
  • Saturday 30 June: Performances of the three 10-minute scripts in the Roundabout.
    Each writer will be given a bursary to cover travel, subsistence and expenses + a fee of £500

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send an email to nerys.edwards@theatrclwyd.com by 5pm on Friday 23 of March 2018.

The email should include:

  • A CV of both your work as a writer and/or other employment, training and education
  • A brief description of where you currently are as a writer
  • A brief description of why you would like to be involved in this project
  • Two pages of a script that you’ve written in the Welsh language
  • Confirmation of your availability for all dates listed

We will notify all applicants in due course. You will receive more information after submitting your application.