Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru


Macbeth banner_2At Caerphilly Castle from 7th – 18th February

“Fair is foul and foul is fair;

Hover through the fog and filthy air.”

The King of Scotland has generously rewarded his brightest warrior. But supernatural beings have predicted for Macbeth a far greater honour. When his merciless wife is captivated by the promise of infinite power, fuelling her husband’s fiendish ambition, he is doomed, and their devilish plans turn to bloody massacre.

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s site-specific production – at Caerphilly Castle – of Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy in a new Welsh translation by the late Gwyn Thomas.

Cast includes Richard Lynch (Pobol y Cwm, Hinterland) as Macbeth and Ffion Dafis (Byw Celwydd, Rownd a Rownd) as his merciless wife. Director: Arwel Gruffydd.

“Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.”


Tue 7 & Wed 8 : £14/£11 (preview performances)

Thu 9 – Sat 18: £15/£12 (no performance on Sun 12)

Fri 10 + Tue 14: £14/£11 (these performances will be filmed)

Wed 15: Pay what you decide 

For group bookings of 10+, please contact our box office for a special offer of £10 per ticket on 029 2030 4400 (£9 for preview performances) 

Age: 11+ (The production includes a reference to murder)

Running time: approx. 2 hours, 15 mins + interval

The production will be broadcast live to cinemas and venues around Wales on Tuesday 14 February. For full details and to book tickets for the live broadcast here at Chapter click here.

This is a Welsh language production. Sibrwd, a language app will be available to non-Welsh speakers. This app provides a synopsis of the dialogue, providing access to the production to non-Welsh speakers. For more information, please see 

Venues screening the production on Tuesday 14th February are – Theatr Colwyn, Torch Theatre Milford Haven, Riverfront Newport, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Chapter, The Welfare Ystradgynlais, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pontio, Taliesin Swansea, Theatr Clwyd.

Click here for access guidance.

The Elephant Trust

Grants to help new, innovative visual arts projects (UK)

Elephant TrustThe Elephant Trust has announced the next deadline for applications is the 10th April 2017.

The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions. The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants may be considered.
Read more at:

BBC Children in Need

Small Grants Programme (UK)

Children in NeedNot for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme. The grants are available for projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • And / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Projects supported in the past include:

  • Corley Special School in Coventry which received a grant of £6,000 to provide lunchtime horse riding sessions for children with disabilities.
  • Caldercruix Youth & Community Development Project in Airdrie, which received a grant of £6,333 to help deliver 2 afterschool clubs a week to young people in an isolated village where children from low income families have little access to services.

The closing date for applications is the 1st March 2017. Read more at:  

Disability Arts Cymru

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Inkspot Arts and Crafts

Steampunk Sculpture and Photography

SteampunkExhibition 11th – 18th February 2017

Inkspot Arts & Crafts Old Church, Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1PU

Celebrate Doug Spellacey’s exhibition at the Masquerade and Anarchist Ball

Saturday 11th February 8pm – Late

Dress up in your best costumes

Tickets £5

Licensed bar

Email: [email protected]        Tel: 029 2049 0254

Beacon Climbing Project

Adaptive Climbing Project

Outdoor partnership

Open Day

Monday 6th March 11am

Beacon Climbing Centre, Cibyn Industrial Estate, Caernarfon LL55 2BD

Come along and experience climbing at the Beacon Climbing Centre. We have specialist qualified and experienced instructors and equipment designed to make climbing accessible. A vertical hoist will be used to enable wheelchair users or those with lower limb impairments to participate.

What is it all about?

The aim of the project is to contribute towards improving the health of disabled people in North West Wales by giving individuals the opportunity to participate in an adventurous activity.

Following the open day, families, individuals, groups, schools and local outdoor activity centres will be able to access the adaptive equipment through the Beacon Climbing Centre.

This project has been made a reality through collaboration between The Outdoor Partnership and the Beacon Climbing Centre and made possible as a result of funding from People’s Postcode Trust, Children in Need and Sport Wales.

For more details or to attend please contact:

Marian Lloyd Roberts – Outdoor Partnership and Diversity Officer [email protected] 01690 720168

Mark Jones – Gwynedd Outdoor Activities Development Officer [email protected] 07717 301764


Voluntary Arts Wales

Designing inclusive creative events

Voluntary Arts WalesAim: to develop skills in organising creative events that will welcome new members

If you’re planning to organise an event as part of Get Creative or Voluntary Arts Festival, or simply want to welcome new participants to your group, join us at one of our forthcoming training days. This free course will provide you with practical guidance about organising events which are inclusive and engaging.

Who is the training for?

This event is aimed at people in arts and cultural groups who have a responsibility or interest in organising events, public taster sessions, workshops or performances.

Learning outcomes

The training will help you to:

  • identify the key elements that will make your events more accessible and relevant to a diverse range of people
  • design events that share and showcase your creative activity
  • open your doors to new participants or volunteers, so that the benefits of creative activity can be experienced by more people

The training day will be an opportunity to ask questions, discuss your thoughts and concerns, and we’ll have some creative fun too! 

This event will be delivered through the medium of English.

The course starts at 9.30 and will finish by 16.00. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Carmarthen Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Church St,  SA31 1 LH

Date 21.02.17          

Cardiff           Cultural Media Centre, Plas Iona, Butetown Cardiff CF10 5HW

Date 06.03.17          

Neath             NPCVC   19, Alfred Street, Neath SA11 1EF

Date 09.03.17

Wrexham      Advance Brighter Futures, 3 Belmont Rd, Wrexham LL13 7PW

Date 15.03.17

Caernarfon  Galeri Caernarfon, Doc Victoria,  Caernarfon LL55 1SQ

Date 21.03.17

To download a booking form for this event, click on the link:

Or contact:

Janina Kuczys                 [email protected]         07818 034 565

Voluntary Arts Wales acknowledges funding from the Arts Council of Wales and Awards for All.


Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

Hidden Now Heard
11th February – 25th March 2017

LGACPlease join us for the opening of our new series of exhibitions on Saturday 18th February 2017 at 12 noon. All welcome.

This exhibition focuses on the stories of former staff and patients from Cwmbran’s Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital allowing the public a glimpse of what it was like to grow up and spend up to forty years living in an institution. It has been interpreted using oral history interviews, recreating parts of the hospital, displaying historical documents, images and artifacts donated by staff and patients.

The Periodic Table of Emotions

Aidan Moesby

The Periodic Table of Emotions, Sagacity, is a live application which was designed to capture the mood of a city. It is based on sentiment analysis of live feeds or those who tweet directly to the application. By assigning a unique hashtag to an event, exhibition, organisation the applications become wider within more specific target groups. It can also operate within purely geo-located parameters. Sagacity is ultra responsive in that an emotion can be illuminated within 30 seconds of it being sent and being represented on screen in full hue.The colour fades with lack of use over time.

Jodie Hook

Jewellery Showcase

After studying a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham Jodie moved to London to pursue her dreams and spent seven years working for fashion jewellery designer Scott Wilson creating collections for trade shows including London Fashion Week and one off commission pieces for major fashion houses and celebrities including Pringle, Swarovski, Robbie Williams and Kylie.

Jodie returned to Cardiff and in 2008 set up her own business establishing herself within galleries and shops throughout the UK with her Ribbon and  Equilateral Collections. 

The Ribbon Collection is her signature range, inspired from the moment you unravel a roll of satin ribbon, it twists and loops, as you lift it a knot forms. She manipulates the metal creating a light wearable adornment that looks beautiful from every angle.

The Cat in the Shoe

Craft Showcase

Working from her spare room by the sea, Lucy Brasher’s work focuses on the animal form incorporating the human element. 

Her work has a touch of whimsy with a darker undertone, much like the fables and folklore that have influenced them. All of Lucy’s work is created by hand and machine using predominantly reclaimed and re-purposed fabrics.

Off the Wall
A selected exhibition from LGAC Permanent Collection

Oriel Cafe Gallery

Over the past fifty years Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre has built up an impressive permanent collection of paintings, drawings, prints and craft including examples from many of Wales most influential and seminal artists. This small exhibition in our Oriel café presents a selection of work which has been donated to the collection from the Contemporary Art Society of Wales (CASW).

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre · St David’s Road · Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 1PD

Mr and Mrs Clark


(F.E.A.R.) 1 - Mr and Mrs Clark bannerIt’s like radiation… invisible, everywhere, in everything I do. And it affects everything I do…intensifies, distorts, controls and contrives to disarm me…

Gareth Clark takes to the stage to share the deepest and darkest parts of his very soul in this astonishingly revealing piece of solo performance theatre.

Directed by Agnieszka Blonska, Gareth tells his life story in an ever-more fevered narrative. Focusing on the early childhood memories that  unearth the fears of a middle-aged man plagued by news of IS attacks, Edward Snowden’s revelations and a growing concern about bladder control.

In a time where male mental health issues and suicide rates are reaching a critical state, (F.E.A.R.) reveals the vulnerability of a male performer in full confessional mode. You are not alone.

(F.E.A.R.) was written and devised by Gareth Clark and performed at Chapter Arts Centre during Experimentica in 2015 working with director, Agnieszka Blonska. Additional choreography was added with the expert eye of Marega Palser, the other half of the Mr and Mrs Clark duo, who has also designed the lighting.

This is a unique opportunity and a unnerving one as I take to the stage without Mrs Clark for the first time. However, she is very much part of the production and we felt this was an important and timely piece of work that fitted in with the performance work Mr and Mrs Clark have been making over the last 5 years. Gareth Clark

Saturday 25th February Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

2.30pm and 7.30pm

Both performances will be BSL interpreted by Tony Evans and audio described by Alastair Sill.

Tour dates in Wales:

18 Feb. Taliesin Swansea

21 – 25 Feb. Chapter Cardiff

4 March Galeri – Caernarfon

8 March – Aberystwyth Arts Centre

11 March – Small World Theatre Cardigan

16 March – Parc and Dare Treorchy

22 – 24 March Riverfront Newport

7 April Borough Theatre Abergavenny