Carousel – Learning Disability Led Arts

Carousel_logo1Are you a learning disability organisation or a learning disabled artist that has written or recorded something you would like to hear on the radio?

Carousel are looking for creative people with a learning disability to send them things that they can put onto their ‘Shut Up and Listen Radio Show’.  In particular things like:

Radio Plays, Stories, Poems and Sound Art.

If that sounds like you, please contact them and they will send you an Entry Form and some Guidelines for you to fill in and send to them with your work.

For more information:

Web site:    Email:  [email protected]   Telephone:  01273 234734


AGRO – Recovery Through Music

AGROAGRO has a Recovery Through Music workshop at AOG Bangor Pentecostal Church Hall, Princes Rd between 5-8. Monthly event.

Why not come along and bring an instrument and jam with us. It’s in memory of one of their members and friend John Williams. It will be a monthly event. The next being on the 19th August. Please put date in your diary. The Recovery Through Music Workshops will eventually travel around Anglesey & Gwynedd.

Many different activities can be taken up with AGRO.  Go to their web site for more details:

Or email:  [email protected]

TV Documentary company looking for stories

The Garden Productions are a TV Documentary company looking for stories

The Garden Productions Ltd31 July 2014

The Garden Productions, makers of Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E. BBC2’s ‘Inside Claridges’ and the BAFTA winning ‘Bedlam’ are looking for stories for a potential documentary for ITV. The programme will look to explore the lives of people who are at a crucial crossroads in their life.

This could be something such as a performance, audition, competition or exam, which is a pivotal event for you and maybe something has happened in the past to raise the stakes of this particular occasion.

Whatever the moment is, the outcome would need to be uncertain. The tone of the project is uplifting and positive and The Garden has a lot of experience in making sensitive programmes with people at a difficult or stressful period of their lives.

NB The dates below show the deadline for you to get in touch. Your moment or event could be anytime from September 2014 to April 2015.

How to book:

To find out more please email [email protected] with a brief description and date of the upcoming event and your contact details. It would be initially be a phone conversation with no obligation on your part.

The Arteffact partnership

Bodelwyddan Castle 2The Arteffact partnership in North Wales seeks to commission a consultant to identify and develop a business plan and full sustainable funding package that will ensure the continued operation of Arteffact services for the period 2015 – 2018.

Arteffact is a partnership of museums, galleries and archive services in north Wales working together to deliver tailored arts-based workshops for people with mental health needs using historic objects and records as inspiration.

For full details of the commission and how to apply contact Morrigan Mason, Deputy Director, Bodelwyddan Castle on 01745 586704 or by e-mail at [email protected]


Mae Partneriaeth Arteffact yng Ngogledd Cymru yn bwriadu comisiynu ymgynghorydd i bennu a datblygu cynllun busnes a phecyn cyllido hollol gynaliadwy a fydd yn sicrhau bod y gwasanaethau Arteffact yn parhau i weithredu drwy gydol y cyfnod 2015-2018.

Mae Arteffact yn bartneriaeth o wasanaethau amgueddfeydd, orielau ac archifau yng Ngogledd Cymru. Maent yn cydweithio i gynnig gweithdai wedi’u seilio ar y celfyddydau sydd wedi’u teilwra’n arbennig i bobl gydag anghenion iechyd meddwl gan ddefnyddio gwrthrychau a chofnodion hanesyddol i’w hysbrydoli.

Am fanylion llawn y comisiwn a sut i ymgeisio cysylltwch â Morrigan Mason, Dirprwy Gyfarwyddwr Ymddiriedolaeth Castell Bodelwyddan ar 01745 586704 neu ar yr e-bost [email protected]

BBC to give more opportunities to the disabled.

bbcThe BBC is to quadruple the number of disabled people on screen, it has announced, weeks after unveiling a similar quota system for black and ethnic minority representation.

Lord Hall, the Director General, said it was “vital” that the Corporation reflected the make-up of the nation.  Disabled actors, presenters and on-air contributors currently make up 1.2 per cent of those who appear on screen.  The target is 5 per cent by 2017.  There are also targets for behind-the-scenes staff and for Management positions.

A new “pan-BBC Disability Executive” will be appointed to improve the portrayal of disabled people and to champion disabled talent throughout the corporation.

Julie Fernandez, the actress and campaigneer best known for her role as a wheelchair-bound worker in ‘The Office’ said: “I think it’s about bloody time.  But I hope things do change, because I feel like I’ve heard this for the past 20 years.”  She said change would only come “when disabled people become the writers and casting directors”.