Work Experience opens on the BBC Careers Hub


Work Experience opens on the BBC Careers Hub on 30th August and the deadline for applications is 11th September 2016.

Please see below a link to the latest training opportunity at BBC Wales which may be of interest to jobseekers/ students within your community/organisation.

BBC Wales seek to recruit from as wide a pool of candidates as possible and we would welcome applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates. Working for BBC Wales is exciting, rewarding and challenging – and we want to ensure our doors are open to everybody with the attitude and commitment to succeed.

Please advise anyone that’s interested to look carefully at the role profile before applying. BBC Wales offer a wide variety of jobs and each job has its own specific skills and requirements which need to be met for the application to move forward so it is important that people apply for roles that really interest and suit them and the attributes, skills and qualifications that they have.


Should anyone wish to apply they can find more detail about the role and about how to apply by clicking into this link:



We do hope we hear from you.

Shape Open 2016/17: Submissions Open

shape open imageThe Shape Open is an annual exhibition of artwork by disabled and non-disabled artists created in response to a disability-centred theme.

Held in high-profile, artist-led spaces such as Bow Arts’ Nunnery Gallery, Portobello Gallery, Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects and our own pop-up galleries, The Open provides a space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate.

This year’s theme is ‘Power: The Politics of Disability’. How do we creatively challenge the language of power, politics and disability?  To what extent do we need art to be a form of political protest? Where do art, disability and politics meet?  How powerful are disabled people?

Works submitted to the exhibition should explore, conceptually, abstractly or literally, ideas on the theme ‘Power: The Politics of Disability’ and contribute to a discourse around disability, art and power. Artists are invited to submit work in 2D, 3D, video or sound form. Any artist can apply to our call for submissions and exhibitors will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges, including Shape Open patron Yinka Shonibare MBE.

To apply to show your work in the open, click here. The deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Monday 3 October 2016.

We will soon be announcing the Open’s location. For more information or to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Isabella on 020 7424 7330 (voice) or at [email protected]

does that include us? / yn cynnwys ni? part 2

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an exhibition of paintings by Sargy Mann

You are cordially invited to the preview of

yn cynnwys ni/does that include us? Part 2

at g39 on Friday Sept 2nd at 6-9pm

featuring the work of Sargy Mann

including audio notes by the artist

and new work


Sara Annwyl, Nick Davies, Ben Ewart Dean, Nic Finch & Peter Mann

Exhibition runs until Sat Sept 24th

and includes documentation from yn cynnwys ni/does that include us? Part 1.


Opera in Situ presents

‘Street Scenes’

Sept 11th





all welcome, bar & refreshments available.

more info at

Bursary from a Tŷ Newydd Graduate – 2016

logo-ty-newyddMeg Kingston is a writer who’s achieved a certain amount of success with her writing and now wants to assist new writers following a similar path. In her own words:

Tŷ Newydd is a magical place that draws me back time and again. The beauty of the setting, the friendliness of the staff and the buzz that travels home with me are bonuses to the actual content of the courses. I’ve gained so much from my time there and the financial assistance Tŷ Newydd gave me for attending courses at the start of my writing career that I’d like to help other writers to benefit, too.
I’m making a bursary contribution of £250 available for a writer or writers who wish to attend a course at this magical haven.
The bursary is intended to assist a writer who, like myself, has a disability or chronic illness to contend with, and has achieved some form of publication on their own merits. The publication doesn’t need to have been paid, but achieved in a competitive environment – such as star letter in a nationally-available magazine.

If you want to apply for this bursary, please send an email or a letter explaining how it would help you to attend a course at Tŷ Newydd, and enclose a copy of your published item to Tŷ Newydd.


Yn cynnwys ni? Does that include us?

Dept of AbilityAs part of their programme of events over the summer g39 are delighted to be hosting a two day visit from…

The Department of Ability

Who will be running free drop-in comic book workshops for all ages (under tens must be accompanied by an adult)

on Friday & Saturday, 19/20th August

between midday-4pm at

g39, Oxford St, Cardiff CF24 3DT

All are welcome!

Sherman Theatre

Autumn Events

Sherman Cymru TheatreAndy Hamilton

29th October 2016  7:30pm

Tickets: £22

In his 60 years on this planet, comedy writer and performer Andy Hamilton has experienced many changes. For instance, he was once a 6’4”-tall professional basketball player, until a tree fell on him. But, of course, change is an inescapable part of the human condition. Why? Is that fair? Some changes are good, some bad. Why can’t they be more clearly labelled? How did we end up working longer hours? Where did all the sparrows go? If you’re feeling flustered because of flux, Andy will teach you how to cope with the changes we have seen and the changes yet to come. Contains mild peril.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

4 & 5 November / 5 – 31 December 2016

Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Writer Alun Saunders
Director Kevin Lewis

For ages 3 – 6 and their families


BSL – 17 Dec. 11.00am

Relaxed performance – 19 Dec. 11.00am

Have you ever lost something? A toy? A tooth? A memory?

What if, one day, you lost all of your ‘silly’?

When the Emperor demands the coolest clothes to help him be, well, ‘cool’… The call is answered by a pair of wily Weavers, who concoct a cunning plan and land everyone in an embarrassing situation. Who will help the Emperor rediscover his joy and silliness?

Sherman Theatre and Theatr Iolo present The Emperor’s New Clothes / Dillad Newydd yr Ymerawdwr – a re-imagining of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. Written by award-winning playwright Alun Saunders, with songs and live music, there’s something here for the whole family this Christmas!

Made especially for 3 – 6 year olds and their families.

The Borrowers

25 November – 31 December 2016

By Mary Norton
For ages 7+

Tickets: £15 – £25
Previews: £12 – £20
Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s: Half price

Captioned performance – 17 Dec. 2.00pm
Relaxed performance – 30 Dec. 2.00pm

This Christmas as the Sherman takes you on another musical family adventure with The Borrowers.

Discover the secret world of Pod, Homily and Arrietty, whose lives are turned upside down by a dangerous encounter ‘above the floorboards’.

Size doesn’t stop this little family with a big heart. Hide from the ‘Human Beans’, battle with wasps and go on a magical journey that shows the littlest of people can make a big difference.

Following the sell-out success of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in 2015, this year another family classic will be brought to life with the Sherman’s Christmas sparkle.

Sherman Theatre
Senghennydd Road
CF24 4YE

029 2064 6900

For further information please email: [email protected]



National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival

Saturday 3 September 2016 (1 to 6pm)

Liberty 16Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

If you happen to be in London on 3rd September do go along to the Olympic Park for this year’s Liberty Festival.

To celebrate the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, try out para-sports and enjoy an incredible line-up of Deaf and disability arts at Liberty Festival. Events include the Paralympics GB Carnival, inclusive sports, music, film, dance, installations and visual arts, poetry and spoken word, street theatre and aerial performances. Highlights include premieres of two new outdoor shows; ‘Nodus Tollens’, from Deaf and Hearing Ensemble, set around a large smoking ‘volcano’ where underground dwellers emerge into the world and interact with the audience. Also unveiled at the festival is Bingo Lingo, a big new collaboration from Nicola Miles Wildin and Daryl Beeton, centred around a giant outdoor participatory bingo game. Both shows have been commissioned especially for the Liberty Festival thanks to support from Arts Council England.

The festival is free. For more information  please visit:

email: [email protected]

or telephone: 020 3288 1800.


Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust (Wales)

New Round of Applications

Millennium stadium charitable trustThe Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust will re-open for applications for its Local Grants programme on the 5th September 2016 until the 16th December 2016. Through the local grants programme, grants of up to £2,500 are available to not-for-profit properly constituted voluntary organisations and charitable organisations working within local communities or within a town in Wales. The funding is available for projects relating to:

  • Sport
  • The Arts
  • The Environment
  • Community.

An applicant needs to demonstrate an understanding of their target group and should provide evidence to demonstrate this. Applications should argue strongly that there is a need for the project and for funding from the Trust. Priority is always given to organisations that serve groups and communities suffering from greatest disadvantage. Read more at: