The Clinical Psychology Fringe, now in its second year, will take place on the evenings of Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th January 2018, running alongside the annual conference for the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society. It aims to take big ideas to different public spaces in the city, exploring what mental health and wellbeing mean in the 21st century by way of the arts. It will feature a range of performances and events over two evenings, followed by a conference – Beyond The Therapy Room – on the Friday.
The British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology is having its conference in Cardiff in January. The Fringe is running alongside it, aiming to open up psychology to the public as we began to do in Liverpool last year.
This year all seven acts will take perform at ‘The Other Room’ in Cardiff. These include ‘Etcetera’ by Celf o Gwmpas, ‘Stuck in the Middle’ by Cardiff’s Amber Project and readings by poet Gwyneth Lewis.
Celf o Gwmpas is seeking to recruit a new member to join their Staff Team
The post will be a freelance position for a period of 11 months, starting early in February 2018. Celf o Gwmpas wishes to engage an individual with knowledge and experience of Arts, Health and Wellbeing to co-ordinate our current project ‘Reaching Out, Drawing In’ and to develop our ‘Artist Network’.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please visit our website for more information and to download an application pack
Closing date for applications: Monday 15 January 2018 @ 5.00pm
Telephone: 01597 822777
Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EB
Artist in Residence
Centre Celf are delighted to welcome their third artist in residence Jack McClafferty .
McClafferty’s residency entitled Exploring the language of landscape, people and place will seek to develop a series of art works and ideas, in response to the language and landscape of Wales.
Throughout December, McClafferty will make various explorations around the different regions of Wales, engaging with language, landscape, people and places and create art works in response to experiences.
As a multi-disciplinary artist and designer, McClafferty is interested in themes and ideas such as identity, exploration, time and place.
The four residencies in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru are funded by the Arts Council of Wales and provide a unique experience for Disabled Artists living in Wales to develop their artistic practice.
‘Tales from the Trailers’ Accommodation, Health, Education and Mobility
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome participants on 27th February 2018, to a training day offering ‘an insider’s guide to effectively working with Romani and Traveller communities’.
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is unique – a Gypsy, Roma & Traveller led organisation that develops the community it serves the communities from the inside-out. We provide a deeper insights into working with Romani and Traveller communities, in ways that are intended to enhance, improve and support delivery of services by your organisation, in ways no other training can.
Who should attend this training?
This course is essential for anyone interested in ensuring that their services are inclusive and accessible for the Romani and Traveller communities. It would be particularly useful for those who work in planning, housing and accommodation, equality, health, education, social services and the early years.
Why should you attend this training?
It will support you to:
Ensure effective engagement with the Romani andTraveller communities in your local area, whilst improving your knowledge of the complex cultural and historical issues that impact upon the relationships you wish to build, to improve service delivery;
Be understanding and informed in your interactions with people from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities
Be better able to assess the service needs that address the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities in Wales
To increase awareness about the cultural, ethnic and historical diversity in Wales;
to address the issues, obstacles faced by and the needs of Romani and Travellers in Wales;
to encourage innovation and improvement in the delivery of services and provision to Romani and Traveller communities, and
to build trust and cooperation between Romani and Traveller communities and local authority and other sector service providers.
To achieve a broader and more comprehensive understanding of the needs of GRT communities, from a local authority perspective;
To develop a level of knowledge that will enhance and inform local authority officers’ interactions with individuals and groups from the GRT communities in their areas and localities;
To introduce knowledge regarding the important differences between Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities and their cultures, languages and origins, insofar as is useful to participants in the training, with the aim of inspiring best practice and improving service delivery;
To introduce to participants examples of community members who are role models and who can challenge the prevailing stereotypes of Gypsies and Travellers or the negative images of Roma, present in media and popular press.
Outcomes By the end the session participants will have:
Increased their knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of the Romani and Traveller communities (this includes a timeline of key historical events and legislation);
Developed an understanding of diversity within the Romani and Traveller communities (including addressing the questions of who are Gypsies, Roma and Travellers?);
Increased their awareness regarding the obstacles, prejudice and discrimination faced by Romani and Traveller communities in Wales more widely across the UK and across Europe;
Identified obstacles to access and attitudinal issues or barriers in accessing education, health, employment, accommodation, justice and other public services, that inhibit the delivery of quality provision to Romania and Traveller people communities;
Improved participants’ understandings of how to engage effectively with the Romani and Traveller communities and what they can do to prevent exclusion and ensure inclusion in the delivery of their services;
Developed an approach that will put their learning into practice, in the workplace;
Established a baseline of knowledge and support that can be accessed to assist other staff, officers and co-workers.
There will only be 50 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. The cost for the day (to include light refreshments & lunch) is £145 per participant, if you book before the Wednesday 31st January and £160 per participant if you book between Thursday 1st February and Monday 26th February 2018.
Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.
The venue will be in Bangor, North Wales at The Management Centre, Bangor Business School, College Road, Bangor LL57 2DG (Room D0:08) on Tuesday 27th February 2018.
The day will start at 09:30 and finish at 16:30, with refreshments included for the workshop participants.
Please email for a booking form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Romani Cultural and Arts Company Temple Court 13a Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9HA
“Dear mum, things are a bit tough right now. But don’t worry – I’m ok. I’ll tell you about it when I get back.”
Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier. She smiles, just like his sister…
Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training is complete, combat is a buzz; he’s part of a team, and knows his job. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And then, when he returns home, the trouble really begins.
Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. With compassion and fearlessness, Vamos brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told.
Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries, taking on challenging themes with poignancy, humour and humanity.
A Brave Face is suitable for audiences aged 12 years and upwards, and is accessible to hearing and deaf audiences alike.
Vamos Theatre’s A Brave Face is a co-production with Mercury Theatre Colchester and a co-commission with London International Mime Festival.
For tickets and further information please go here
“An immensely affirmative joie de vivre… Catch it while you can” The Stage
“If you’ve never seen full mask theatre, there could be no better introduction than Vamos – their ability to explore profound themes with the lightest of touches is magical…the irresistible mix of humour and heartbreak makes them a must-see.’Hereford Times
“The storytelling is excellent” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“Life-affirming, funny, deeply touching and highly, highly recommended!” Plays to See