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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 http://madebyhand-wales.co.uk/apply

Contact details
01626 437653


National Theatre Wales – Job Vacancy- Assistant Facilitator (Freelance)

National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy.

The Agency (NTW) – Assistant Facilitator (Freelance)

 Working closely with The Agency Project Coordinator, the Assistant Facilitator is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of The Agency project in Cardiff – a collaborative project directed at engaging and empowering young people within Cardiff to plan structure and deliver their own projects.  Using a methodology developed for working with young people living below the poverty line in Brazil, the project provides development opportunities for young people in the UK, helping them to launch social enterprises and ambitious projects that positively impact the local area.


Total Fee £5,680

£100 per day for 3-day Training Camp

£175 per week x 28 weeks

£80 per day for 6 days Planning and Evaluation

Regular Hours: 13 hours per week (To include delivery, preparation & evaluation)


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Applications can be received in English or Welsh.

Deadline: 1pm, Friday 23rd March 2018                                   Interviews:  w/c 9th April 2018, Cardiff

For further information, application form, job description and person specification in English or Welsh please visit our website.



The Fish Police’s new single

‘Something Interrupted’ out now!

The Fish Police have just released the second single from their upcoming EP ‘Edge Myself to the Middle’. Something Interrupted is inspired by all the things that are happening in the outside world. Make sure you follow the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as a new video is coming soon!

The band are launching the new EP at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas next month! But they need your need help to get there, to support this adventure, donate here.


News From Heart N Soul

The Fish Police are back with their brand new single Cactus taken from the upcoming EP ‘Edge Myself to the Middle’!

The Independent has described it as: “Joyful in its simplicity, a funk guitar line, glitching synth and 808 drums sitting under frontman Dean Rodney Jr.’s matter-of-fact, resolute vocals suffused with positivity.”Read the full review and listen to the track here!

The band are launching the new EP at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! But they need your need help to get there, you can support this adventure by donating here!

Make sure you follow The Fish Police on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram because next week they’ll be releasing the next single and music video!

Heart n Soul at South by Southwest

Heart n Soul will be hosting a discussion at SXSW called Exploring Music Through The Lens of Neurodiversity on 14 March.

It will feature Dean & Charles from The Fish Police, Heart n Soul’s Artistic Director Mark Williams and artist Robyn Steward.

They will be looking at different ways of seeing the world as musicians and how they collaborate together as artists with and without learning disabilities.

Our Own Thing

It was amazing to see so many talented young from Do Your Own Thing people making music and art at LSO St Luke’s last Friday! Thanks to everyone involved in performing, watching and supporting – you helped make Our Own Thing a night to remember!
 Check out photos of the night here and keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as there will be a video of the event soon! 


Too Hot for Candy have just finished filming their new video for a SoundLab project they’ve been working on with Grace Savage, more will be revealed in April!
 Have you visited our SoundLab website recently? Over the last three years we have explored how digital music making technologies can be used to help people with learning disabilities make the music they want to make. Visit the website to find out how you can share, learn and play!


Join us every week from Thursday 22 February until Thursday 29 March for the new season of Allsorts! This year we start with The Season of Choice and will have more variety than ever, ranging from beatboxing to Strictly Come Dancing!
 Find out more about the programme on our website.

Do Your Own Thing

Don’t forget that Do Your Own Thing returns on Saturday 17 February in it’s new home at The Albany, where we’ll be making more art and music! To find out more about Do Your Own Thing, visit the webpage here.


Heart n Soul Choir

It’s the final Heart n Soul choir session todaybefore Allsorts starts again, check out future dates on the website. Don’t forget you can see them perform tonight at our Deptford Club Night at Buster Mantis! Heart n Soul’s Club DJs will also be there playing tunes for you to dance to, we can’t wait to see you there!

Make your music make a difference

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

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

We have a 5 day course throughout March in Le Pub in Newport. Contact us for more details or visit our website: communitymusicwales.co.uk/

Dates: 5th, 6th, 12th, 19th and 20th of March

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: yanc.co.uk/product/regional-yanc-network-event-west-wales/

Mary Husted, Lois Williams

Private View 9 March 2018 6 – 8pm

The exhibition will be opened by David Alston

In Conversation. Mary Husted and Lois Williams will talk about their work with Dr Frances Woodley 
Before the private view there will be an informal walk and talk through the exhibition. Starts at 5pm
Book Here

These two artists have very different formal and material methodologies inherent in their relative practices, but both are interested in the land and landscape, and in how perception and visuality are interlinked and influenced by preconception and memory. They also share a feeling for fragility, tonal range and layering as process and meaning. Mary Husted’s work is strongly located within drawing, while Lois Williams has wider formal concerns, which include installation, sculpture, wall pieces and also drawing.

During the exhibition there will be an opportunity to join Mary Husted on a Walk and Draw workshop. Limited places available.
Book here

Exhibition continues 10 March 2018 – 06 April 2018
Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 5pm

Dementia Friendly Denbigh – First Public Meetings

What are we trying to create?

A Dementia Friendly Community is a city, town or village that has been recognised for understanding, respecting and supporting those living with Dementia.
Did you know that at any one time 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 are living with dementia? It is likely that we all know or will know someone living with dementia at some point in our lives.
Community members in Denbigh have been working hard to help Denbigh gain recognition as a Dementia Friendly Community. The first public meetings will be held on January 31st at 2pm and 6pm – the meeting should last no more than an hour. The aim is to explain what a Dementia Friendly Community is and how Denbigh residents can get involved. 
Please come along and find out more with speakers including Jo Lane, North Wales Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator from the Alzheimer’s Society and Lucie Williams, Secretary of Abergele Dementia Friendly Community
In addition we are still trying to make contact with people living with dementia who may wish to be part of the public meeting or maybe write something about their experience which could be read out at the meeting. If you know anyone that may be interested please get in touch with Rebecca Bowcott from Age Connects – Age Connects North Wales Central Telephone: 01745 508627
E-mail – rebecca.bowcott@acnwc.org

Beth rydym ni’n ceisio ei greu?

Cymuned Gyfeillgar Dementia yw dinas, tref neu bentref sydd wedi cael eu cydnabod i fod yn deall, parchu a chefnogi’r rhai sy’n byw gyda Dementia.
A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod 1 allan o 14 person sydd dros 65 oed yn byw gyda dementia? Mae’n debyg ein bod i gyd eisoes yn adnabod rhywun neu yn debygol o ddod i adnabod rhywun sydd yn byw gyda dementia rhywbryd yn ein bywydau.
Mae aelodau’r gymuned yn Ninbych wedi bod yn gweithio’n galed i helpu’r dref i ennill cydnabyddiaeth fel Cymuned Gyfeillgar Dementia. Cynhelir y cyfarfodydd cyhoeddus cyntaf ar Ionawr 31ain am 2pm a 6pm – ni ddylai’r cyfarfod barhau mwy nag awr. Y nod yw egluro beth yw Cymuned Gyfeillgar Dementia a sut y gall trigolion Dinbych gymryd rhan. Gweler y poster a thaflen wybodaeth ynghlwm.
Dewch draw i dderbyn mwy o wybodaeth gan ein siaradwyr, gan gynnwys Jo Lane, Cydlynydd Cymunedau Cyfeillgar Dementia Gogledd Cymru o Gymdeithas Alzheimer a Lucie Williams, Ysgrifennydd Cymuned Gyfeillgar Dementia Abergele.
Rydym hefyd yn dal i geisio cysylltu â phobl sy’n byw gyda dementia a allai fod yn rhan o’r cyfarfod cyhoeddus neu efallai ysgrifennu rhywbeth am eu profiad y gellid ei ddarllen allan yn y cyfarfod. Os ydych chi’n adnabod unrhyw un sydd â diddordeb, cysylltwch â Rebecca Bowcott, Age Connects – Age Connects Gogledd Cymru Ffôn: 01745 508627 E-bost – rebecca.bowcott@acnwc.org
A fyddech cystal â dosbarthu’r wybodaeth lle bo hynny’n briodol?