Dementia drama to tour nationwide after Theatre Awards success


Re-Live Theatre Company’s Belonging makes a triumphant return to the stage with a second national tour following sell-out performances in 2016, and its storming success at the Wales Theatre Awards winning Best Actor for Llion Williams, Best Director for Peter Doran and a Best Playwright nomination for Karin Diamond.

Opening in Cardiff on April 26th and touring Wales until early June, Belonging follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia. The production provides a moving and inspirational insight into the realities faced by families affected by dementia in Wales.

The response to the play from critics and audiences has been unanimous in its praise:

“An important piece of theatre. Beautiful and genuine” 5 Stars Wales Online

“Profoundly involving” British Theatre Guide

Influenced by Re-Live’s creative work with people living with dementia and their families for over five years, Belonging has proved to be a truthful window into what families affected by dementia go through 24/7.

Karin says:

“This play is a testament to the experiences I’ve heard from people living with dementia and their loved ones. Living with dementia can be all consuming for families and Belonging shines a light on the impact this can have on their lives.  We know families can become extremely isolated so we hope Belonging helps to re-connect their friends and local community to help support them through challenging times. Dementia can isolate us but Belonging shows us how we can continue to connect and support each other.”


Nowhere has the response been more emphatic than in the health and social care sector which has turned to this production as a powerful form of dementia awareness training for thousands of its staff across the country. Belonging 2018 hopes to connect with thousands more professionals who work tirelessly to support people living with dementia.

“As a nurse I have looked after many people living with dementia and I felt that you got the subject absolutely spot on. This is the best dementia training I’ve ever attended.”  Nurse, Pembrokeshire


Due to generous support from the Arts Council of Wales, ticket prices for this production are available for just £10 to encourage as many people as possible to come and see a performance. Re-Live Theatre Company also want to take the message to a younger audience offering a ‘Live for £5’ ticket for anyone aged under the age of 26.

Belonging is touring nationwide between April and June this year.

Tickets are available from venue website and via 

Belonging directly reflects the vision set out in the new innovative action plan by Welsh Government to ensure people with dementia can live as independently as possible in their communities. [2]

#Belonging2018      #Perthyn2018

Tour Details:


26th April – 5th May 2pm & 7.30pm  | 029 2030 4400


10th May – 12th May 2pm & 7.30pm 01646 695 267

MOLD – THEATR CLWYD                              15th May 11am 16th – 19th May 2pm & 7.45pm  | 01352 701 521

SWANSEA – TALIESIN                                     23rd – 25th May – 10am & 7.30pm | 01792 602060

ABERGAVENNY – BOROUGH THEATRE    6th June 2pm & 7.30pm | 01873 850 805

Clocking Off


Parade through Bute Park and retirement gift giving: Sat  14th of April 2pm


‘Clocking Off’  is a commemorative parade for the working guide dog, devised and organised by artist and researcher Kathryn Ashill. The aim of this work is to honour the working life of the guide dog and to celebrate the work the dogs do for the wellbeing of humans.


What we will be doing?

A parade through Bute park with the guide dogs  and a gift presentation to thank the dogs.


 Sat 14th April 2pm

Contact       Kathryn Ashill

Thanks for taking the time to consider this and hope you can take part.

Get Creative

Would you like to promote a class or creative activity that you’re leading or involved with between 17th and 25th March?


Get Creative Festival is an annual event celebrating the creative activity that is going on in our communities all the time.  During the festival,  free,  or minimal cost creative activities are put on right across the UK to encourage people to ‘have a go’

The Get Creative Festival is encouraging creative groups / workshop leaders to offer free or minimal cost taster sessions to new participants next week.  It’s fine to list a regular class, just as long as you can offer next week’s session as a free or minimal cost ‘taster’ session.

If you would like to be part of the festival, all you need to do is list your event on the website. 

And if you would like to try a new creative activity visit the website to see what’s on offer near you!

To list your event visit:

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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

Book Ticket

Swansea City Opera – The Barber of Seville

Swansea City Opera will be presenting BSL-interpreted performances of the Barber of Seville at the Stiwt Theatr, Rhosllannerchrugog on Saturday 7th April 2018 and at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli on Friday 20th April 2018.


There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production at 6.15pm, given by the artistic director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley.


Barber of Seville by Rossini Sung in English Swansea City Opera present a revival of their hugely successful 2011 production of the Barber of Seville, Rossini’s most famous opera – razor-sharp and full of twists and turns. A young Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva, is in love with the beautiful and rich Rosina, ward of the lecherous Doctor Bartolo, who plans his own marriage to her. Along comes the meddling Figaro, the town barber, and suddenly we have all the ingredients for confusion and mayhem. 

From Figaro’s famous entrance aria ‘Largo al factotum’ to the frenzy of the Act I finale, The Barber of Seville makes for a rollicking evening’s entertainment, don’t miss this ultimate feel-good opera that is always cheerful and fun.

Swansea City opera is known across the UK for its high, quality and engaging performances of comic opera and this sparkling performance will be no exception. Sung in English the production is set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that compliment the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, it is perfect both for the established operagoer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.

 You can find out more about the production here:


The Llanarth Group

richard III redux

or Sara Beer [IS/NOT] richard III

Richard III: Bogeyman. Villain. Evil incarnate. Or is he? What if he is she? What if the ‘hideous…. deformed, hobbling, hunchbacked cripple’ is portrayed by someone funny, female, feminist, and with the same form of scoliosis?  How might the story change, the body change, the acting change, the character change when explored by a disabled actress with deadly comic timing and a dislike for horses? How would previous star vehicle Richards measure up? Olivier, McKellan, Pacino, Sher – watch out – the mighty richard III redux has you in the frame.


Riotously inventive and joyously irreverent, richard III redux is not a production of Shakespeare’s classic, but an interweaving of stories about acting, difference, and a maligned historical figure told by unreliable narrator Sara Beer. She takes on Richard as a solo performer in a number of guises, interspersed with video and live camera sequences. The production premiered at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018 and has had great reviews – see


The production incorporates creative captioning.

2018 Tour Dates

 16,17 March: Chapter Theatre, Cardiff

14, 15 March: Aberystwyth Art Centre Studio

19, 20 March: Theatre Clwyd, Mold

21 March: The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

23 March – Small World: Theatre, Cardigan


Cast and Creative Team

Performer: Sara Beer

Playwright: Kaite O’Reilly (Follow Kaite on Twitter: @kaiteoreilly)

Director: Phillip Zarrilli

Videographer: Paul Whittaker

Processions – Cardiff 10th June 2018

You are invited to play your part in PROCESSIONS – one of the largest participatory artworks ever created.

Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS will commemorate 100 years since the first women in the UK won the vote.

On Sunday 10th June 2018, thousands of women and girls, those who identify as women and non-binary individuals, will form four epic processions in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Given green, white or violet to wear, the colours of the suffrage movement whose initials stood for “Give Women Votes”, they will together create waves of colour as they celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage.
In the months leading up to PROCESSIONS, artists, charities, networks, groups and individuals from across the UK are invited to come together to design and make banners, pennants and flags that express the lives, ideas and hopes of women in the 21st century – banners to carry with them on 10th June.

PROCESSIONS will be a living portrait of women and girls in the 21st century. Capturing the spirit of the moment, it will commemorate the past, celebrate the present and look to the future. 
As women continue to win more power and opportunity in contemporary society, we invite you to come and help us put women centre-stage in a joyful, inclusive celebration that will be remembered for years to come. 
Please visit to register to attend PROCESSIONS and for more information.

Volunteering Fair Cardigan

Get involved and VOLUNTEER



Thursday 22nd March 208

Job Centre Plus Cardigan

10.00am – 12.00pm


Come along and meet the organisations that can offer you a:

  • variety of training opportunities:
  • training and an up to date reference
  • a chance to share and improve  your skills
  • help other and help yourself!

For more details contact CAVO  on 01570 423232 or


Made by Hand – Cardiff November 2018

Applications for Exhibiting in 2018 are now OPEN.  

The deadline to apply is 6pm Friday March 30th 2018.  



Applications are invited from makers from across the UK and Ireland to the finest and largest contemporary craft fair in Wales.

You work to the highest standards making ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, plastics, mixed media, leather, recycled materials, printmaking and paper.
You are resident in the UK or Ireland and your work shows a dedication to quality of making, presentation and originality.

Set in one of Cardiff’s premier venues, Made By Hand is in partnership with Cardiff City Council and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre. Made By Hand will feature 140 companies selling directly to the public in the centre of Cardiff with a full programme of workshops, demonstrations, masterclasses, children’s craft activities and cafe. Presented by the multi award winning team from The Contemporary Craft Festival.


Deadline: 6pm Friday 30th March 2018


For full application criteria please visit

Contact details
01626 437653