Community Music Wales

Workshop Programme for Autumn 2017

CMW are happy to announce a new programme of workshops and services for autumn 2017.

Please click the link below to find a booklet detailing the range of activities Community Music Wales can provide on a bespoke basis.

Click here to view the booklet

All our services can be completely tailored to suit your needs as an individual or organisation and come highly recommended by previous users,

“Community Music Wales has complimented our service by enabling young people to express their ideas and vision through music with a bespoke, citizen centred approach, with award winning results!”
Liz Davidson, Learning Disability Wales.

We hope you will take the time to browse through the extensive range of services we can provide, there’s something to suit everyone.
If you wish to book a workshop today, or require any more information please don’t hesitate to contact us on:
02920 838060

Community Music Wales

Unit 8, 24 Norbury Road

CardiffCF5 3AU

Centre Celf o Gwmpas

Workshops with writer and artist Helen Ivory

4-7 September 2017  £3.50 per session (Booking preferred)

A series of  workshops giving disabled artists a safe space to map a personal walking journey through Powys.

The workshops will focus on gathering materials through group discussions and activities, to encourage them to keep journals or sketchbooks and produce a series of poems and word image collages.  The workshops will culminate in an Exhibition and Live Reading taking place on 6 September 2017

Monday September 4th:      1 – 3pm

Tuesday September 5th – 12pm   and 1-3pm

Wednesday September 6th – 12pm   and 1-3pm

Thursday September 7th – 12pm

Celf O Gwmpas, Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB

For more information contact 01597 822777;


Community Music Wales Tutor Training



Are you a musician or music teacher interested in learning the skills to become a Community Music tutor?


Then this accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme is perfect for you.

Upcoming Training

 5 Day Course in Bangor, 11th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 26th of September.

The course is the only training of its kind in Wales that works towards an accredited certificate focused on workshop delivery.

Following on from this course, there are a limited number of paid placements to shadow one of our tutors, and gain real life experience of a project, to put what you’ve learnt into practice.

CMW are looking for music tutors of all levels; those with some experience, musicians new to the practice, those who are just curious about Community Music Tuition, and experienced tutors who may want to gain accreditation, extend your portfolio or brush up on certain aspects of your work.

If you would like any further information please email us at or phone 02920 838060

Hijinx Residencies


Upcoming residences


  Volcano :                      Carmarthen, 11 – 15 Sept 2017

  Improbable:                Cardiff, 31 Oct – 4 Nov 2017


Hijinx Residencies are a fantastic opportunity to learn from some of the most well respected theatre companies working in the UK today. Sharing their expertise over week-long workshops, companies such as Complicite, Frantic Assembly, Punchdrunk, Spymonkey, Cardboard Citizens, Told by an Idiot and Ockham’s Razor will help you develop performance skills including clowning, contact improvisation, devising and aerial work.

Working inclusively

If you have never worked alongside learning disabled performers Hijinx Residencies are a fantastic opportunity to do so. A number of places at each course will be allocated to students from the Hijinx Academy, our advanced drama training course for talented learning disabled actors. Come ready to work in a lively, empowering and massively enjoyable environment.


For more details click

Hijinx Academy Mid Wales

Free taster session – 11th September 2017- Aberystwyth Arts Centre


On Monday 11 September, learning disabled adults will be able to attend a free taster session for our Mid Wales Academy drama training course, based at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

The course has grown out of our year-long Pathway scheme, which is now ready to expand into our professional performance training – the Academy. Open to adults with learning disabilities or autism, who want to pursue a career in performing arts, our Mid Wales Academy joins the highly successful Academies already established in Cardiff, Carmarthen and Prestatyn. Students here have developed skills in physical theatre, acting for screen, dance, clown, improvisation and many more, and have performed all over the UK and Europe.

Students need to be committed, focused, hard-working and able to participate in the sessions independently. They will work with tutors who are professional arts practitioners initially for 1 day per week, expanding to 2 days per week when student numbers have increased sufficiently. The course is ongoing, 50 weeks per year, breaking only for Easter and Christmas.

The taster session will be from 9.30 – 3.30 at the Dance Studio and will give people the chance to experience a typical Academy day and meet the Hijinx team delivering the course.

For more information or to book a place on the taster day

email Dan McGowan (

or telephone 029 20 300 331.

Oriel Wrecsam




with Rhys Trimble, poet/performer and Rhi Moxon, designer/printer


Saturday & Sunday 3 & 4 June 12.00 – 17.00

Rhys Trimble, poet and performer, invites you to join him at Oriel Wrecsam for a weekend of creative exploration . Work with him to record the spirit of place using poetry and constraints.


Saturday 17 June 10.00 – 16.00

Rhi Moxon will lead a day long workshop at Oriel Wrecsam focussing on screen printing and pamphlet making.


Places on all workshops are FREE but numbers are limited so please book your place early with Oriel Wrecsam on 01978 292093 or email

Vision 21

Summer Workshops July – August

Do you know of anyone with a learning need who is looking for something to do over the summer months? 

Would you like to learn new skills, make new friends and see what Vision 21 is all about?

Creative Crafts; Catering; Horticulture; Life Skills; Woodwork; ICT

Sign up today to experience a Vision 21 project. 

For a discounted price of £25 a day.

To find out more or take a look at our projects to see what daily activities are involved please visit:

For more information or to sign up please contact Rachael Bond: to receive a Summer Workshop referral form. 

Or telephone 029 2062 1194

Projects choice and dates are subject to availability.

Discounted rate only available to new trainees or extra attendance days for current trainees in the months of July & August 2017.

The Republic of the Imagination

The Art of Looking at Ourselves

Picnic / Taster Workshop

Saturday 27th May, 1pm – 5.30pm at Insole Court, Llandaff. 

Join us for an afternoon of intrigue and delight as we explore our ability to be truly alive to the present moment through a taster workshop of multi-sensory participatory arts activities. If you’re curious about the world around you and interested in exploring different ways of seeing, this is for you. 

We will meet in the grounds of Insole Court at 1pm and begin the afternoon with a shared picnic –please bring a small dish of something healthy and delicious to share! We will then enjoy a range of taster activities in the beautiful setting of the old house. 

If you’d like to come along, you can sign up on Eventbrite here 

There is no charge for this event. However, if you are able to make a donation to support us in continuing our work, please pay what you feel on the day or afterwards on Paypal here.

Sally Hughes 07702 480 513





Audio Description Training

There are still a few places left on the Audio description training course at –

Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff on Wednesday May 10th

9.30am – 5pm

To book go to:

Cost: £45 plus £3.14 booking fee including lunch

The training will be led by Zoe Partington and Louise Fryer, both highly experienced Disabled trainers. Zoe is a Disabled artist and trainer who has many years of working with Galleries and Museums across the World, developing the inclusion of Blind and partially sighted people. Dr. Louise Fryer is a teaching fellow at University College London (UCL) and the author of: “An Introduction to Audio Description: A practical guide.”