Episode 1 now on You Tube

HijinxWorking with Hijinx Theatre, Richard Newnham received an Unlimited Impact commission to create an online sitcom, Flatmates.

Richard and his writing partner Daniel Smith have created 5 short episodes and after a very successful screening at Porters in Cardiff, Flatmates can now be seen on You Tube –


A new episode will be available each week and are well worth a view. Flatmates is funny, well acted and produced and a great watch when you need 5 minutes to take your mind off your day and have a laugh.

Tai Pawb

WHEN – Welsh Housing Equality Network

Tai pawbWHEN is a network run by Tai Pawb for members to share and promote good practice and understanding of equality in the Welsh housing sector. The Network is free to attend and open to all members of Tai Pawb.

Network meetings are currently scheduled for:
9.30am, 14th July 2016, Taff Housing, Cardiff – Theme: Equality Champions

10am, 11th October 2016, Valleys to Coast, Bridgend – Theme: Regulation

If you would like to find out more or attend the network then please contact the network lead Matt O’Grady on [email protected] or on 029 2053 7633.

Vision 21

Fun, creative activities on offer for young people over the summer holidays.

vision 21 workshopsThe Vision 21 Creative Choices project provides a wide variety of fun, creative activities for young people age 14 to 18 with learning needs over the summer holidays from the 21st July to the 26th August. Workshops are all funded by Children in Need and are free to attend.

The workshops are based in the Sbectrwm Centre in Fairwater, but also includes some outings and outreach activities. Workshops range from photography, to working with clay, mosaic, drama, print, collage, fabric, art, music and more.

The workshops are led by professional artists and are well supervised. They provide an opportunity to try new activities and to make new friends, over the summer holidays.


If you know of someone who might benefit, please get in touch with:

[email protected]
Tel: 02920 621194.

Awalkinmyshoes to promote Mental Health Issues

Walk in my shoesLast year you all expressed interest in joining #Awalkinmyshoes to promote Mental Health Issues and the link between wellbeing and walking.

We are pleased to announce that the Motiv8 Team are organising a walk for 2016.

This time it will be a circular walk (which many of you suggested last year) starting from Caernarfon Castle.  Date: 13th August 2016.

We will be issuing more information about the walk as soon as we can.

The walk will follow the path adjacent to the railway

Lunch at Dinas – The railway are arranging for walkers to buy snacks, sandwiches and drinks

We will then make our way via footpaths to the coastal pathway and return to Caernarfon.

Approximate mileage

  • Castle to Dinas 3 miles
  • Dinas to Caernarfon 4.8 miles
  • Overall walk approximately 7.8 miles

As per last year we’ve arranged a 4 in 1 walk:

  • you can walk to whole route,
  •  or the first half,
  • or join us at lunch time to walk the second stretch
  • Or join us for ice cream at the end of the walk
  • We will also welcome any dogs who might like to join us

Please contact Shazz Jamieson-Evans via email ([email protected]) if you would like further information.

Mind – Survey

mindHelo Bawb/Hello All

Rydym yn gweithio i sicrhau bod mwy o’n gwybodaeth ar gael i siaradwyr Cymraeg. Hyd yn hyn rydym wedi cynhyrchu gwybodaeth Gymraeg ar  http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/gwybodaeth-iechyd-meddwl-gymraeg/

Serch hynny, mae angen i ni wneud mwy. Os ydych yn siaradwr Cymraeg, hoffem glywed eich barn ar ba rai o’n hadnoddau ar-lein y dylem eu cyfieithu nesaf. Cymerwch funud i gwblhau ein harolwg byr. Byddem yn ddiolchgar iawn pe gallech rannu’r arolwg hwn â’ch cysylltiadau ac ar gyfryngau cymdeithasol er mwyn i ni gael cymaint o safbwyntiau ag y bo modd.


We are working to make our information more accessible to Welsh language speakers. So far we have produced Welsh language information on http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/gwybodaeth-iechyd-meddwl-gymraeg/

However, we need to do more. If you are a Welsh speaker, we would be interested in hearing your views on which of our online resources we should translate next. Please take a moment to fill in our short survey. We’d be really grateful if you could share this survey with your contacts and on social media so we can get as many viewpoints as possible.


Glynn Vivian Art Gallery – Swansea

Glynn Vivian GalleryGlynn Vivian Art Gallery is pleased to announce their very last season of offsite activities, which they hope everyone will enjoy as they begin preparations for the reopening of the Gallery in Autumn 2016.

For their special opening event, they have commissioned seven artists to work with their communities to prepare a grand opening parade to celebrate the re-launch.  Starting from their offsite home at YMCA, the parade will move through the city centre and guide everyone back to the redeveloped gallery in Alexandra Road.

Free creative workshops will take place to prepare for this parade throughout the summer at the YMCA, where you can make costumes, banners, puppets and musical instruments, so they urge you to come along and take part in what promises to be a lively family event in the city.

They would like to offer their warmest thanks to everyone who has supported them so generously through this period of transition and they look forward to sharing their opening date with you all very soon.  The redevelopment has been a challenging and rewarding experience which they have enjoyed sharing with their communities, together with artists, organisations and galleries, locally and worldwide.  They hope that you have been inspired by their offsite programme, and that you will come and see the new developments for everyone to share when the Gallery reopens in the Autumn.

Activities – Families

Alien Disco Masks and Hats – Saturday 2 July, 10am – 1pm, age 4-13.

Inspired in Spirit – Saturday 16 July, 10am – 3pm, age 4-13.

Learning –  Young People & Adults

Heroes and Villians – Saturday 9 July, 11am – 4pm, age 14+.

All activities are free.  Booking essential, call 01792 516900 or book online at www.glynnviviangallery.org.  Workshops take place at YMCA, Swansea.

All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Please bring a packed lunch for all day workshops.

Opening Parade: get involved!

Join them for a special drop-in parade open day to make costumes, banners, props and music, or just to find out moe about the Galley’s opening extravaganza.

Saturday 17 September 2016, 12 – 4pm – YMCA Theatre

All ages, everone welcome.  No booking required.

Don’t miss your chance to get involved and help us celebrate the reopening of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.


People’s Postcode Trust

2016 Grants

Postcode TrustDeadline: 30 Sept
People’s Postcode Trust exists to try to make the world a better place through short-term, designated funding for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, support healthy living initiatives and uphold human rights for some of society’s most vulnerable groups. It will also consider projects which help different communities come together for the benefit of their local area. Registered charities in England, Scotland & Wales can apply from £500-£20,000 (£10,000 in Wales), whilst other organisations may apply for up to £2,000.

Read more at: http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

Community Foundation Wales

Local Communities Programme

community foundation in WalesCommunity Foundation in Wales will re-open the Local Communities programme for applications on the 1st October 2016. Run in partnership with Comic Relief, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 will be available to support projects that will empower local people and enable them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community. Organisations can apply for funding to:

  • Improve people’s life skills, education, employability and enterprise
  • Maximise people’s ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity
  • Advance people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety.

Read more at: http://www.cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/37-comic-relief-local-communities

Sky Arts


paintbrushesAre you a good detective?

Do you have an eye for detail?

Could you spot something amiss in a masterpiece?

Throughout July, we’ll be working with galleries in Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and London, to get EVERYONE talking about art. We’ll be messing with their masterpieces as part of an exciting new television series, where you could win a modern masterpiece and a money-can’t-buy prize.

We are looking for people from all walks of life to take part in our exciting national competition.  Whether you’re passionate about paintings or apathetic about art –we want you to take part!

If you are interested in coming along to any of the participating galleries and being filmed taking part in this fantastic competition, then register your interest and find out more by contacting the team ASAP at:

[email protected] / 0207 013 4093

Please ensure you send us your name, phone number, a little about yourself and which of the following locations you would be interested in attending – Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff, London.

Terms and conditions apply. There is no age limit.