Literature Wales

Free Masterclass:Poetry and Trees

tree-charterSaturday 3 December,
11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Bute Park Education Centre,
Cardiff, CF10 3DX
Free entry

Are you a lover of poetry and trees? Sign up to this free spoken word workshop organised by Lyrix Organix and help launch the Tree Charter 2017! Workshop leaders include Young People’s Laureate of Wales, Sophie McKeand.

Attendees can apply for a grant to develop a youth-led event, digital project or artistic work that connects people and trees. Part of a major nationwide campaign for a UK Tree Charter in 2017


Trainee Required

unlimited logoClosing Date: 5 December 2016


Location: London

Remuneration: £14,976

Artsadmin is recruiting a trainee to join the Unlimited team. The programme offers a long-term learning opportunity through direct involvement in Unlimited; assisting in coordinating artists’ projects, work with venues and advisory support for disabled artists.

Research confirms that there is currently a shortage of disabled arts professionals. This traineeship addresses this imbalance and is only open to candidates who identify as disabled.

Shape and Artsadmin were selected by Arts Council England to deliver Unlimited 2014-2020‚ a national programme supporting disabled artists to develop ambitious and high quality work. This will be the fourth traineeship as part of the programme. (

Full time, paid position, starting early January 2017.

Deadline for applications: 12pm on Monday 5 December 2016.

Interviews: Wednesday 14 December 2016.

More information and application

Enquiries including access please contact Jessica Denning on 020 7247 5102 or email [email protected]

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

‘Macbeth’ in Caerphilly Castle

Call out for community performers

Message from Theatr Genedlaethol –

‘In February 2017 we will be staging a new Welsh translation of Macbeth in Caerphilly Castle from 7th February 2017 – 18th Feb 2017. One of these performances will be broadcast live to venues throughout Wales.
We are looking for members of the community to form a community cast that will perform in the play. These are non –speaking parts. Would you be kind enough to let members of Drama Association of Wales  know about this call out for community cast members please? We are looking for men and women, aged 18- 65, Welsh and non- Welsh speakers.
A drop in session will be held next Thursday, 1st Dec at Ysgol Cwm Rhymni, Pontgwindy Rd, Caerphilly, CF83 3HG  between 6-8pm to meet those interested and to give them some information regarding this ambitious project.’
It would be great to see some members involved so if you are interested, please go along on Thursday, 1st December and find out more.

Oriel Davies

Opportunity at Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys

oriel-daviesArtist Curator sought for the Litmus Programme

Applicants should be based in Wales or the Border counties

An opportunity has arisen at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys for an emerging Artist Curator to develop and manage the Gallery’s new Litmus programme. 

This role offers enhanced curatorial professional development through on-site support and mentoring opportunities with the wider arts professional community within Wales.

Litmus is a 12-month programme of new artists’ commissions, resulting in a minimum of 5 new exhibitions and related works, all of which will show at Oriel Davies between late spring 2017 and spring 2018. 

We are seeking an emerging creative practitioner with keen curatorial interest to develop and deliver Litmus. The aims of Litmus are to create new opportunities for emerging artists from Wales and the Borders to make innovative new artwork for public exhibition in one of Wales’ leading galleries, supported by a strong programme of artist and curatorial professional development; support access and inclusivity and to develop and engage new audiences for the programme. The Artist Curator should ideally have a professional qualification in the arts and / or some proven track record in working with contemporary visual arts practice.

This is a Freelance Contract for up to 1 year, with a fee of £5000. The Litmus Artist Curator will work closely with staff at Oriel Davies.

The Freelance Contract has been estimated at 25 days over the course of the year to plan, organise and deliver the Litmus programme and to include additional mentoring. The Freelance Fee is £5000 (daily fee £200 –  including all travel expenses).

For further information about this opportunity and details about how to apply please contact [email protected] or go to

Closing Date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 18 January 2017

Date for Interview: TBC

Expected start: end Feb – early March 2017


Litmus is supported by the Arts Council of Wales Lottery

Princes Trust

Want to explore self-employment? Interested in starting your own business?

princes-trustWe can provide free training, one to one support for developing your business idea and business plan, and opportunities to apply for grants and low interest loans to help you get started.

To find out more, come along to one of our Information Sessions:

  • 1st or 6th Dec
  • Pontypridd Rugby Football Club
  • 11am-12pm

 Booking is essential – please call 0800 842 842, or visit our website to save your spot!

Applies to 18-30’s, who are unemployed (or working less than 16 hours), not in education/training (or less than 14 hours) and not engaged with the work programme.

National Theatre Wales

Access Forum Meeting

National Theatre Wales 2Join us for the third Access Forum!

Access Forum: Audience

Wednesday 7th December, 6-8pm
The Plant Room, Wales Millennium Centre
Come to Stage Door to check in

We’ll be focusing on the audience, so think Marketing and Communications, Audience Development and how we reach people who maybe aren’t accessing the arts.

This topic has come up several times, and lots of us have issues in getting the word out about our provision.

We’re planning on having a panel to discuss ideas and approaches, and look at some best practice. We’ll also open up the discussion more widely, and chat about what other issues are on our minds.

Taking Flight Theatre Company

The Tempest

Taking flight -Actors Required

Actors M/F for an outdoor, promenade, accessible tour of Wales of The Tempest.  

Taking Flight are an award winning inclusive theatre company based in Cardiff, working with access at the heart of the creative process.   This production of The Tempest will push boundaries and requires actors who are not afraid of hard work or challenges both in the rehearsal room and on tour.  A good sense of humour and excellent work ethic are essential.    Also desirable (but not essential) are actors with the following skills: driving license and willingness to drive on tour, ability to play a portable musical instrument, a strong singing voice, good movement skills, touring experience, a base in South Wales. The tour is to some of the most beautiful venues in Wales, actors will need to be prepared for the vigour of touring outdoors – we perform whatever the weather and it does rain in Wales!

This is an ITC/Equity contract and Taking Flight are signed up to the ITC Ethical Managers contract and adhere to Equity’s Outdoor touring guidelines.  This tour is funded by Arts Council Wales

Overall dates are May – July/ August 2017 (exact dates tbc)

Deadline for applications 21st November 5pm

Auditions w/c 5th Dec or w/c 12th Dec

Taking Flight actively encourage applications from disabled, D/deaf and sensory impaired performers.

Please email submissions to [email protected] marking the subject bar The Tempest.  Please send a CV, headshot and cover email explaining why you are interested in working with Taking Flight. 

Volcano Theatre

Meet Fred

meet-fredThursday 17th November 7.30pm

Meet Fred, the two foot tall cloth puppet that fights prejudice every day. He just wants to be a regular guy, part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control. Contains strong language and puppet nudity.

Hijinx Theatre are taking their very successful show, ‘Meet Fred’, to Volcano Theatre in Swansea on Thursday as part of Novemberfest, a festival of Unusual Urban Entertainment.

Here is a link to where you can find more information on the show:-


The Iceland Building | 27 – 29 High Street | Swansea | SA1 1LG
01792 464790
[email protected]

What’s On in NOVEMBERFEST 2016

Parabl – Talking Therapies Partnership

Back from the Blues

parablNew course for 2016 – Managing and Dealing with Depression

Starts Friday 2nd December 2- 4.30pm

Free Library Mill Street, Dolgellau

If you feel low and lack motivation, if you feel you no longer enjoy daily activities or special events in the way you used to or you are finding it hard to relate to others and you are becoming isolated, you might be experiencing depression. This course, led by experienced practitioners and people with their own lived experiences, will be an informal look at ways to help you lift your spirits and improve your mood so you can fully enjoy life again.

This course will cover:

What is depression? Improving how you feel; thinking and feeling; analysing and changing your thinking; fun activities; adjusting core beliefs; problem solving; staying healthy and goal setting.

This course has been developed by experts in the field and will be delivered in English as a workshop.

Come along or call Phil on 07964 858 095 for more details.