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 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.

Experience | Place | Story – by playARK and yello brick

Experience | Place | Story

How can we use playful strategies to create new narratives of place and community?

Fri 23 March 2018  10:30 – 13:30

St. Fagans National Museum of History  Saint Fagans  CF5 6XB

What’s it all about?

A creative morning that delves into ways in which place, experience and story can be explored through digital and analogue technologies. Against the noisy backdrop of investment in VR and AR can we create new dialogues with audiences that arouse the senses, engage the emotions, and that are attuned to the environment.

The event will feature presentations from creative organisations and artists that have produced work at St Fagans National Museum of History.

Who’s it for?

The event is aimed at anyone who is interested in creating digital and/or analogue site-specific projects that connect people, story and place.

The day will be split into two parts:

10.30am -1.30pm
Talks and presentations focusing on exploration and discovery through creative practice. This will feature contributions from St Fagans’ artists in residence, members of the digital team and researchers on immersive media. The morning session will be followed by lunch and networking.

2pm – 4pm [optional]
In the afternoon guests will be invited to take part in St Fagans’ new immersive storytelling experience Traces (Olion) or can attend a games making workshop with yello brick producer Alison John (places for the workshop are limited to the first 20 sign ups).

Free Event

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Tŷ Newydd Courses

Upcoming Courses

Writing about Climate Change

Dates: 23 – 25 March 2018
Tutors: Emily Hinshelwood & David Thorpe
Fee: £220 – £295

Song and Lyric Writing

Dates: 9 – 14 April 2018
Tutors: Stewart Henderson & Willy Russell
Fee: £495 – £625
Places are limited

Emerging Writers: Writing, Editing & Publishing Prose

Dates: 4 – 9 June 2018
Tutors: Tiffany Murray & Tristan Hughes
Fee: £495 – £625

Glyn Vivian Activities

February Half Term: 

Ocean Exploration Extravaganza

20.02.18 – 25.02.18 

Glynn Vivian invites you to a week of mind-boggling creativity as we bravely explore the wonders of the deep sea in a series of workshops for all the family.

For all ages

CHERISH: Climate Changes and Coastal Heritage

24.02.18, 15:00

Inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition, join CHERISH, a team of researchers and conservationists, to discuss the impact of climate change on the cultural heritage of reefs, islands and headlands of the Welsh and Irish regional seas. 

Booking essential
Image: Jaanika Peerna, Sublime Ooze, 2018. Courtesy of the artist

Masterclass with Alexander Duncan

03.03.18 & 04.03.18, 11:00-16:00

Join award-winning Swansea artist, Alexander Duncan and learn a range of mould making and casting techniques before creating your own artwork.

Booking essential 16+
£80 for two day workshop – All materials provide


Facilitator Training 

Mess Up The Mess is looking to run its hugely successful Facilitator Training again in April and June this year.

Over 3 days the founding artists of MUTM will introduce you to their approach to youth arts facilitation, including inclusive approaches, workshop planning, approaches to devising, working with groups, using theatre as a vehicle for youth development and loads and loads of games!!! The training will also feature guest facilitators sharing their approach to youth arts. We’re hoping to offer this training free in April and June in Pontardawe. If you’re interested in a place, contact us at, and we’ll let you know first when we’re ready to take bookings.

YANC Event

West Wales Network Event

**23rd February 2018** – 1.30pm – 4.30pm  at the Torch Theatre, St Peter’s Road, Milford Haven

A practical session for youth arts workers to come together to re-energise and network in West Wales, led by professional Circus Practitioner Pete Duncan, Circus Eruption and Circus Works UK. The focus – Games – inclusive, accessible and fun!

To find out more and book your tickets go to:

Gwynedd Mental Health Partnership

Invite to a Workshop – Helping the People of Gwynedd who are dealing with a Mental Health Problem


The Gwynedd Mental Health Learning Partnership was established recently with the aim of sharing learning opportunities within Gwynedd to help residents and their carers who are recovering from mental health issues.  This includes improving access opportunities to aid recovery and to improve their health and wellbeing.

We are keen to learn from staff, Gwynedd residents and their carers about what is currently available for people who are dealing with mental health problems?  What are the gaps?  What do we need to develop in response to people’s needs? 

Where and when?

The sessions will be held during March in different areas.

Come and join us for a cuppa, cake and chat in an informal setting.

  • Peblig Room, Institute Building, Caernarfon LL55 1AT  on Tuesday 6th March 10am – 12pm
  • Canolfan Congl Meinciau, Botwnnog LL53 8RA  on Thursday 8th March 10am – 12pm
  • Ty Siamas, Eldon Square, Dolgellau LL40 1RD on Friday 9th March 10am – 12pm

For Who?

The sessions are for any Gwynedd resident with a mental health problem, their carers, staff who work in the field, any person who has an interest and would like to contribute.


To register you can email or phone the Opus Team:

01286 682 730



Locws International are pleased to announce the start of the new outreach programme for this year. 

We are proud to work in partnership with Adult Learning Wales to deliver accredited learning and exciting experiences packed with endless skills to the following community groups and organisations:

  • Gorseinon Social Centre – Adults with disabilities
  • EYST – Ethnic Youth Support Team
  • Toronto Place – Adults with disabilities
  • Bloom Project – Asylum seekers and refugees
  • CCS Communities For Work – Supporting re-employment
  • Crisis – Helping homeless individuals
  • SNAP Cymru – Young people with disabilities 
  • The Wallich – Helping homeless individuals

Each year the programme has proven to be a successful initiative giving people a vital opportunity to learn film/media skills, gain accreditations, personal confidence, and employability skills. 

Since 1999, LOCWS International’s educational, public art and outreach learning programmes have significantly encouraged and empowered people of the region to take an active part in the arts, with a key focus on accessibility and inclusion for all communities. We received the ‘Lord Mayor’s Ambassador Award’ in 2014 in recognition of our work and were commended for our “wide reach across all communities”.

Crowdfunding for Social Causes

Worskshop in Cardiff 


On Monday the 5th of March Chuffed Community Leader Henry will be hosting a workshop on Crowdfunding for Charities and Social Causes in Cardiff at Rabble Studio.

Attending this event is a great opportunity to learn how to raise impact and run a successful crowdfunding campaign, all whilst networking with like-minded individuals and causes in Cardiff.

You can find out more information on the workshop and register half-price here: