National Theatre Wales

Lifted by Beauty: Adventures in Dreaming

National Theatre WalesNational Theatre Wales

31 March – 2 April, 2017

Rhyl, Denbighshire

Rhyl is a town of many tales; a treasure trove of stories.

It is summer, now and then. Families spend hours playing on the beach. A young man pops his cherry and skips all the way back to Liverpool. Dreamers escape to Rhyl for the promise of a new life, while others watch their childhood home change around them.

Drawing upon Rhyl and its people as inspiration, Lifted by Beauty: Adventures in Dreaming is a voyage of discovery and memory, a collision of the past and the present; celebrating a place and a people on the cusp of change and transformation.

This is an experience that will lead you on a walkabout, taking in the surprising places and spaces of Rhyl. Together we can imagine and dream.

31 March – 2 April, 6pm

£10 / £7.50 Concessions
Residents of Rhyl – £5 tickets

BSL and Audio Description will be available at all performances.

This performance is wheelchair accessible.

The Riverfront, Newport

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Liz ClarkeWednesday 8th March 2017

12noon – 9pm

The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG

A day of inspirational guest speakers, films, performances, workshops and demonstrations to celebrate women and their achievements.

The Womens Equality network will host a discussion panel consisting of inspirational women in leadership roles, performances artist Liz Clarke will help you to discover your Super Hero Alter Ego and you can finish off your day with laughs by seeing the female comedian Grainne Maguire. 


Free for all day activities, although tickets need to be booked for Liz Clarke’s  Super Hero Aler Ego workshop. Also tickets for Grainne Maguire are £13, Reductions £11. 


12pm – Event Launch

12pm-5pm – Music, activities and workshops.

2pm-3pm – Liz Clarke’s Super Hero Alter Ego workshop.

5pm-6pm – Panel Discussion hosted by Women’s Equality Network.

7.45pm – Comedian Grainne Maguire. 


For tickets and further details please go to –


Tel: 01633 656 757


Frozen Light Theatre

Groundbreaking show for PMLD audiences coming to Cardiff

Home10 March

Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton CF5 1QE

11am & 1.30pm (+13)

Tickets £12

029 2030 4400

Multi-sensory, immersive theatre show HOME for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities coming to Cardiff as part of a 59 date tour.

Frozen Light Theatre company bring Home, their latest bold and exciting production, devised specifically for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) to Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre for two shows only on 10 March as part of an extensive tour of England, Scotland and Wales. This is the most ambitious tour yet for the company that was specifically formed to create new work for those with complex disabilities, taking in 59 dates (many with 2 performances a day) at 41 venues.

Exploring a new and unknown world, Home immerses audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in a multi-sensory story of discovery.

The play follows Scarlet and Olive in a world that is not how they remember it. Where are they now and where is their home? The pair must learn how to survive and create a future together in an environment that is full of surprises. Will the stars shine on this unexpected friendship? And how will they face the challenges that lie ahead?

Frozen Light devised this accessible and inclusive production especially for teenagers and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

Performing to an intimately sized audience, the three-strong cast accompanies the audience from the foyer into the performance space, ensuring a smooth transition into the theatre environment.

One-to-one interactions with the audience include singing directly to an audience member and offering props to be touched and closely examined. Specially composed music is integrated throughout the performance.

Frozen Light launched in 2013 as a response to the fact that arts venues rarely cater for audiences with complex disabilities, although theatres are improving accessibility and offering relaxed performances for people who wouldn’t usually access the theatre. The Guardian recently published a good practice piece by Frozen Light on how to stage shows for people with profound disabilities. In 2016 they presented the first ever Edinburgh Fringe show for audiences with PMLD (at The Pleasance) selling out all performances and being immediately invited to return. It is hoped that Home will perform at the 2017 Fringe.

WOW 2017

Wales One World Film Festival

 WOWA celebration of the wonderful diversity of global filmmaking, WOW Film Festival kicks off at Chapter in Cardiff on Friday 17 March before travelling to Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Swansea and Mold

We hope you’ll enjoy WOW’s amazing, eclectic selection of the very best of world cinema on a journey through Colombia, Thailand, Palestine, Syria, Mali, Nepal and Chile.

All around the world voices are being raised in protest against the powerful forces that shape our lives and for 2017’s festival we’re showcasing some of them in our “Voices of Resistance” season.

For further details please visit

Signdance Collective International

Performance / Residency at Ucheldre, Holyhead

signdance collectiveAward winning sign dance theatre company Signdance Collective International are delighted to announce their forthcoming performance, Carthage/Cartagena by renowned playwright, Caridad Svich at the Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead on the 24th March. (13+)

Signdance Collective will also be in residency from 21st 23rd March which is open to everyone aged 13+ who is interested in developing their creative skills. The residency is open 6:00pm – 9.00pm Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and there are some free spaces available.

Carthage/Cartagena explores the impact on those displaced and isolated by slavery, human trafficking and forced migration. The performance text presents a series of ten multi-lingual letter song-poems from metaphorical places of dislocation. This beautiful work by Village Voice Life Time achievement winner, Caridad Svich is presented as a hybrid dance theatre piece incorporating dance, theatre, music and languages both spoken and signed.

Signdance Collective was founded by Isolte Avila and North Wales actor, David Bower. From Holyhead, Signdance Collective will continue on a UK tour before travelling to New York, and Slovenia.

For further information please contact – [email protected]

Creative and Cultural Skills

Creative Apprenticeships in Wales unpacked: An event for employers and careers advisers

Creative and cultural skillsWednesday 5 April 2017

Do you have questions about apprenticeships?  Are you keen to employ a young person and ensure they have the skills you need?

We are delighted to invite you to attend ‘Creative Apprenticeships unpacked’: An event for employers and careers advisers, which is taking place at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, on Wednesday 5 April between 11am – 2pm.

This drop-in event will explain the support and resources available, and introduce new programmes which you could be part of. We can help answer the big questions about creating an apprenticeship, such as funding, employment, recruitment, business benefits, and how you can work with a college to coordinate the training.

Who will be there?
A number of employers, and their Apprentices, will have stands at this event and be available to discuss their experiences.  Employer stands include Wales Millennium Centre, Welsh National Opera, The National Museums Wales, and Motorpoint. Information stands will also help you to understand more about the steps required to employ a young person as an apprentice. These will include Creative & Cultural Skills, Arts Council Wales, Cardiff & Vale College, BECTU and Careers Wales.

Book now to:

  • Access industry led CPD on training within the creative sector
  • Gain a unique insight into the Wales Millennium Centre with a behind the scenes tour
  • Join panel discussions through the event on how Apprenticeships work, support your operations, and make business sense.

Places are free but limited.  If you want to attend please book here.

Celf o Gwmpas

Staff Vacancies

celf logoCelf o Gwmpas is looking for two new people to fill exciting roles and join our busy team at our base in Llandrindod Wells.

Development Officer
21 hours per week

The post will be a part-time fixed term contract for a period of 24 months, starting early in 2017.  Celf o Gwmpas wishes to engage an individual with knowledge and experience of Arts, Health and Wellbeing to manage our ‘Reaching Out, Drawing In’ programme and focus on the research and development of longer term strategies for working in the Arts and Health sector and identify appropriate funding streams to support any new work.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to build and maintain partnerships and have experience of working within the Arts and Health sector.  He or she is expected to show a commitment to equal opportunities and diversity and to the aims and objectives of Celf o Gwmpas.

The role will involve liaison with a range of venues, organisations and individuals in the arts and health sectors. The project will be delivered through a programme of outreach work, workshop sessions, exhibitions and residencies.

The rate of pay for the work is £12.33 per hour (actual salary per annum £13,464.36)
For the job description and further information, visit our website.  To apply please complete and return the application form found at

Submit your completed application form to [email protected]
If you require your application in a different format, please call the office on 01597 822777. Welsh translations available on request.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 February 2017 at 1pm. Interviews are to be held on Friday 10 March 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email. If you do not hear from us by 10 March, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Board of Trustees
We are currently looking to appoint a new member to the Board of Trustees. Celf o Gwmpas creates projects, exhibitions and residencies that open up opportunities for participation, developing artistic practice and supporting social inclusion.
Celf o Gwmpas has a strong commitment to inclusion, participation and diversity.  Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who will bring additional diversity to the board, and will complement the skill set of existing trustees.
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate strengths in working within the arts (music, literary or visual) and have excellent communication skills.
All candidates will need to be willing to work at a strategic level as a non-executive.  Celf expects all trustees to support the organisation, staff and other board members.
To apply, please submit a CV and personal statement to [email protected], or telephone 01597 822777 for further information. 


Awkward Bastards II – Absence

AB1122 March- 23 March 2017
Day 1: 10am – 4pm; Day 2: 10.15am – 6pm

Price: £20 – £80; concessions and bursaries available

mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Book Tickets

This two-day symposium delivers artist-led workshops, keynote speeches, panel debates, live portrait painting and open mic sessions with internationally renowned artists and academics, focusing on under-representation, exclusion and invisibility.

Join us to consider the ways in which diverse artists and practices have been, are, or could be framed, and consider our collective responsibilities to our pasts and our futures.

Contributors to the symposium include: Frances Morris (Tate Modern) , Tony Heaton (Shape), Mohammed Ali (artist), Rachel Anderson (Idle Women), Julie McNamara (Vital Xposure), Daniel Oliver (artist) Jamila Johnson Small (artist/organiser), Simon Casson (Duckie), Amanda Cachia (curator), Sue Austin (artist), Melanie Keen (Iniva), Nick Llewellyn & Cian Binchy (Access All Areas), David A Bailey (International Curators Forum), Aaron Wright (Fierce Festival), Tanya Raabe-Webber (artist), Helga Henry (Birmingham Hippodrome), Sarah Watson & Rory Baird (Creative Minds), Rachel Gadsden (artist) and Caroline Parker (actor).

Produced in partnership with Arts Council England, LADA and mac Birmingham, Awkward Bastards II: Absence; is a follow up to DASH’s successful 2015 symposium.

For more information contact [email protected]

hearing loop, BSL, captioning, wheelchair accessible

BBC Game Show

Call Out For Contestants

hindsightHindsight Productions are looking for fun, lively and enthusiastic PAIRS of CONTESTANTS to take part in a brand new BBC show!

Letterbox is the game show for everybody with no physical games and no tricky quiz questions.

If you would like to be on a TV show with a chance of winning a cash prize then this could be the show for you.

Pairs of contestants go head-to-head as they attempt to crack a series of passwords.

For each password solved, you’re awarded clues that will help later in the game. The more clues you have, the better your chances are of moving through the game and reaching the final where you will face one last challenge.

Cracking the final password to open the Letterbox, is all that stands between you and a fantastic cash prize.

Hindsight are looking for a diverse range of contributors from around the UK – including all demographics, age and social groups, BAME and disabled people.

Pair yourself up with a friend, partner, relative, neighbour or work colleague and email us now at: [email protected] or call us on 0203 813 8289

Closing date 31st March 2017