Helfa Gelf

Helfa Gelf Exhibition at Oriel MOSTYN

In-Sight 13
Private view – Friday 17th November 6:30pm
Mostyn Gallery Café
12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB

 

17 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
A new collection of work by artists from North Wales in MOSTYN Gallery Cafe at MOSTYN, in partnership with Helfa Gelf Art Trail.

Jan Gardner | Angie Hoopert | Andrew Smith | John Smout | Catherine Taylor Parry | Katy Mai Webster

The exhibition is curated by Barry Morris.

Private view – Friday 17th November 6:30pm 

 For further information, visit our website:
https://helfagelf.co.uk

ENJOY!

TV Conwy

TV Conwy have produced this lovely little film about this years Helfa Gelf. Click on the link below to watch. Thanks to TV Conwy.
Please watch, share and enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/242484440

 

 

“Christmas at CRiC”

“Christmas at CRiC” is always a festive affair and we are delighted to welcome members of the  Royal Watercolour Society of Wales  to the gallery to add to the wonderful variety of this annual  highlight.

This coming Saturday  18 November

 
 

We will be serving mulled drinks and mince pies in the gallery
from midday onwards and hope you can join us to enjoy the gallery’s hospitality.

 

“Rhian Symes  has since 2008 been an elected member of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales.

 In the spirit of the season, Rhian is offering a number of her original paintings (both framed and unframed), prints and unmounted prints at reduced prices for the duration of the exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a comprehensive collection of original and some previously unseen work.!

 
An equally warm welcome awaits you
in the CRiC Studio  (above Latte Da)
where the gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled
“Time for Tea” “Charm, beauty and gentle humour in abundance is to be found in this  selection of paintings, ceramics, textiles and gifts which will continue until 10th December”

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

 

Candoco Dance Company

General Manager – Part-time Maternity Cover

 

We are currently recruiting for part-time maternity cover for our General Manager: 

 http://candoco.co.uk/about-us/vacancies

 

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5 December.

 

We are seeking to recruit maternity cover for our General Manager for an initial contract period of minimum 6 months (with possible extension up to 10 months), starting w.b. 26 March 2018.

Working closely with the Executive Director (ED) and the rest of the office team, the General Manager role is pivotal within the company structure. It is a mixed and varied role, with both a high level of autonomy and responsibility, and a requirement to work flexibly as part of the team.

Candoco Dance Company, 

2T, Leroy House, Essex Rd, London N1 3QP

T: +44 (0)20 7704 6845
www.candoco.co.uk

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

Glynn Vivian Gallery

Autumn Exhibitions

Don’t miss your chance to see our autumn exhibitions: Helen Sear & Bob Gelsthorpe until 19.11.17

Our full Autumn 2017 programme is available at glynnviviangallery.org 

Bob Gelsthorpe
As it waits, until it lasts

The recipient of this year’s Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award 2017 is Bob Gelsthorpe. Gelsthorpe is based in Cardiff and works through a range of media including performance, photography and sculpture. This exhibition takes its inspiration from his late grandfather’s toolbox and explores notions of labour and memory.

Helen Sear
…the rest is smoke

Helen Sear is one of Wales’ most acclaimed artists, her work moves seamlessly between expanded notions of photography, sculpture and video. This exhibition is the first UK presentation of the work commissioned for Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice 2015.

Artist Talk: Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award 2017
18.11.17, 16:00

Join Bob Gelsthorpe as he discusses his work and practice in conversation with artist Andrew Cooper at Glynn Vivian followed by a visit to Elysium Gallery.
Free, booking essential

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ.

Telephone: 01792 516900

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm. Last admission 4.40pm

Unlimited

Symposium 2018

On 4 & 5 September 2018, Unlimited is hosting a global symposium on disability-led arts in the 21st Century. What’s on the agenda? That’s up to you. Jo Verrent, Senior Producer for Unlimited, explains.

Unlimited supports and celebrates disability-led arts – the creation of works across all artforms, creatively led by disabled people. We know that the work itself can be extraordinary, can be of the highest quality and can challenge public perceptions and indeed the way the whole cultural sector is designed and run.

In 2018, we want to amplify the change which we have been a part of and emphasise the quality and breadth of artistic work by disabled artists and the far reaching partnerships which help make them happen. It’s important for us that we involve initiatives outside of Unlimited which share similar context/values and focus on what is needed to embed such change within the cultural sector globally.

We don’t want to get the same people to talk about the same stuff, we want to create a space for genuine discussion, giving a platform for new perspectives and different voices to be heard.

What do we need you to do?

We want you to tell us the key current issues and opportunities for disability led arts around the world: why are we not further ahead than we are? Why are we still talking about the same barriers and limitations? What should the world of disability led arts look like in 2020?

We don’t have all the answers. We don’t even have all the questions. And that’s why we’re asking you.

How can you join in?

Help us to shape the programme by using the hashtag #UnltdSymposium and telling us what you think between now and midnight on Sunday 10 December 2017. What topics do you think we should we focus on at the Symposium? What, for you, is key? What do we need to do now to make sure things change and that disability-led arts thrives across the world?

You can upload an image, video or GIF, link to a paper, a blog or a website, link to people and projects or simply tell us in 140 characters what you consider to be the key issues and opportunities as you see them. Remember to make it accessible (for example, describe any images using text which you can easily do on Twitter).

What will happen next?

We’ll log every response that uses the hashtag #UnltdSymposium and work out the most popular areas for discussion – once the deadline has passed, we’ll streamline these into groups and these can be voted on in early 2018 to form the symposium programme.

Symposium values

The two-day symposium will be in London on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September 2018 and will lead into the start of Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival (which runs from 5-9 September 2018). There will also be a smaller ‘pre-day’ on Monday 3 September for people who know less about Unlimited and the history and context of Unlimited/UK disability arts scene to provide context.

We want to facilitate an event that is fresh and forward-looking – not just about the past; not just focused on Unlimited, but one that looks across the wider UK and global cultural conversation.

We want to ensure disabled artists and companies are seen within the whole cultural sector ecology, but still the event will be disabled led and also include artists’ voices – there is a phrase used in the UK disability movement that says: ‘nothing about us, without us’ and we think that’s important. We also want to include international perspectives.

The event must be discussion based – the voices that we can hear should be those attending in all forms, not just those on any platform. The event will be interactive and engaging; and include interactive elements supporting audience interaction across the UK and internationally.

Whilst we want people to find out new things and make new contacts, we also want the event to be focused on action – we are looking for everyone to develop achievable and actionable goals as a result of attending to move the situation forward.

We are aiming, of course, to create an event that is accessible, open and inclusive – inclusive of different levels of experience, inclusive of different (intersectional) perspectives, that includes new, creative ways of approaching access for those both physically attending and those engaged remotely.  Embedding those values starts here – with our call out for your thoughts and feelings about what we should be focusing on.

Taking action

Here is your simple three point plan for action:

1. Decide what you think the key current issues and opportunities for disability led arts are around the world.
2. Post your thoughts to Twitter or comment on our Facebook post using the hashtag #UnltdSymposium
3. Spread the word – who do you think might have a perspective we’ve not yet seen? Help us reach out and get as many viewpoints as we can before midnight on Sunday 10 December 2017. You can share our Facebook postretweet us on Twitter or share this blog.

So get thinking – and then get posting!

For more information about Unlimited please go to http://weareunlimited.org.uk/