Rawffest

17 – 20 August, 2017 | Venue Cymru, Llandudno

 

In exactly two weeks the first RawFfest GŵylGrai to take place in North Wales will open . There is a  a packed programme (see highlights below!)

The big news is that there is  still  £1,000 worth of free and reduced price tickets for 14 – 25 year olds.

It’s really simple for young people or their carers to access these – they just need to complete a simple online form <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSequEd4zIo3grCa-XHqOoIfs0mEoYRWoC_0dVEhrdTZuUBVtA/viewform>.

RawFfest highlights
a fashion residency with Patrick Joseph (who’s worked with Alexander McQueen, Robbie Williams and Cheryl) up-cycling clothes for our special catwalk
Youth Poet Laureate Sophie McKeand teaching us how to blog better, self publish and create punk poetry
music performances from rock to acoustic to folk, with workshops in song-writing (are you the next Adele or Ed Sheeran?) and a panel of music experts to grill about how to get into the industry
Radio Platfform – become a live DJ with WMC’s youth-led radio station
Follow the 2 part crash-course in film techniques and produce a short film
…and loads more! See details here <http://www.rawffest.wales/programme>.

Day tickets cost £10 for Thursday, Sunday, £20 for Friday, Saturday and include meals.

Made in Roath

2017 Festival Call Out

It  is not necessary to live in Roath to take part in the festival! Also, if anyone would like to submit work for the Open Exhibition which is at The Gate this year, please email gail@madeinroath.com with ‘expression of interest’ in the subject line, and if you live in Roath and would like to open your home or studio to the public, please email openhouse@madeinroath.com with ‘expression of interest’ in the title line also

madeinroath is an artist-led event, now in its 9th year, which aims to take art out of the gallery and into the wider community.

 

It showcases the work of emerging and established artists, makers, musicians, writers and performers, who use the whole of Roath as the venue, including domestic, commercial, public and overlooked or disused spaces. You do not need to be a Roath resident to participate in the festival.

 

madeinroath offers residents and visitors an opportunity to engage in the arts through a dynamic programme and events, including an open exhibition, open houses, open studios, film, poetry and literature, music, visual arts, outreach, education and workshops.

 

It’s an exciting opportunity for any creative practitioner to get involved with Roath’s community!

click here to see this year’s call-outs

Volunteers are the backbone of madeinroath. As a community arts festival, we are only funded for about half of the work that we do. Without the time, support and knowledge of our volunteers the festival wouldn’t be what it is today.

This year we are introducing specific volunteer roles and we’d love your support!

click here to find out more about becoming a volunteer

2017 RawFfest GŵylGrai Call for Work

Anya-Gwen-IMG_3403-wideRawFfest is the new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising.

It is planned and programmed by young people for young people.

We showcase the best of youth arts today: performances, exhibitions, workshops, events. We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull.If you or your group would like to propose work (including workshops) to bring to RawFfest, please complete this form by 6pm MONDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2017.

To get a taste of last year’s festival visit the website: www.rawffest.wales or watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N96wzDSDjz4

2017 Planning Groups RawFfest GŵylGrai

RawFfestAre you aged between 16 and 25 and passionate about arts in Wales?

Do you want to help plan this youth arts festival?
RawFfest GŵylGrai will take place in Llandudno from 17 – 20 August 2017.

 

Following the pilot festival in Newport last August, we are excited to start planning this summer’s RawFfest in Llandudno.

Would you like to help curate and programme the festival? (that is, chose exciting youth arts work and workshops for the festival)
Or to join the marketing group? (making sure everyone knows about the festival, helping to blog or tweet or Instagram, keeping Facebook up to date)
Or are you interested in the business side? (budgets, thinking how to fundraise, doing administrative jobs)
Or are you interested in event management? (stage management, logistics etc.)
Or are you based in or near to Llandudno and want to be part of the group that makes sure Llandudno’s unique personality is stamped on the festival.
RawFfest GŵylGrai is a partnership of Arts Development UK, Youth Arts Network Cymru, Newport Live, Venue Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre. We are grateful for financial support from the Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government Major Events Unit.

Application form for young people who want to be part of organising the 2017 youth arts festival
To find out more about the festival go to http://www.rawffest.wales/

RawFfest GŵylGrai 2016 – Call for Work

RawFfest is a new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising. It is being planned and programmed by young people for young people. We want to showcase the best of youth arts today: performances, exhibitions, workshops, events. We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull.

If you or your group would like to propose work to bring to RawFfest, please complete this form by Friday 29th April 2016: CLICK HERE for Info

 

Gŵyl gelfyddydau ieuenctid newydd i Gymru ydi GŵylGrai, sy’n hwyl, yn arloesol ac yn ddigon o ryfeddod. Fe’i cynllunnir ac fe’i rhaglennir gan bobol ifanc i bobol ifanc. Mae arnom eisiau rhoi stondin i’r gorau ymhlith celfyddydau ieuenctid heddiw: perfformiadau, arddangosfeydd, gweithdai, digwyddiadau. Rhown fwy o werth ar y gwreiddiol yn hytrach na’r copi, y cranclyd yn hytrach na’r cyffredin, y beiddgar yn hytrach na’r diflas.

Os ydych chi neu’ch grŵp am gynnig gwaith i ddod gyda chi i RawFfest GŵylGrai, llenwch y ffurflen yma erbyn dydd Gwener 29ain Ebrill 2016 (ffurflen gymraeg) : Cliciwch yma

Best wishes

Cofion cynnes

Ruth

 

Ruth Garnault

Director, RawFfest – Youth Arts Festival Cymru 

Cyfarwyddwr,  GŵylGrai – Gŵyl Celfyddydau Ieuenctid Cymru

 

www.ruthgarnault.co.uk

07967 093442

 

I work 3 days a week on RawFfest GŵylGrai, usually Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.

 

Gwanwyn – National Festival across Wales

Daffodil photo-Gwanwyn Fest

Daffodil photo-Gwanwyn Fest

Gwanwyn is a month long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

Gwanwyn, which means ‘spring’ in Welsh, celebrates older age as a time of opportunity for renewal growth and creativity.  Our aim is to offer opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts, whether visual arts, drama, storytelling, music, literature, photography, dance or film.

Get inspired – take a look at what has happened in previous festivals and put your imagination to work on ideas for your Gwanwyn festival event.  Every year the events get bigger, better and more ambitious.  Start planning today!

Get involved – All over Wales there are groups of older people exploring their creativity in all sorts of ways.  Here is where you can find out about groups or organisations in your area.  Somewhere out there is a group looking for someone just like you.

Get in touch – The Gwanwyn Team has a wealth of knowledge and information to help you plan, organise and publicise your event.

Please get in touch – they’re there to help.

For more details please go to: www.gwanwyn.co.uk