Learning Disability Wales

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Learning Disability Wales21 June in Cardiff

Mindfulness is an effective way for you and those you support to deal with the stresses we all face in life.

This course focusses on how we can use Mindfulness within our own lives as well as a way of supporting other people. It also looks into how we cope with stress and how we can use Mindfulness to help reduce the impact it has on our lives and of the people around us.

Click here to see more information and to make an online booking.

This course will:

provide a basic understanding of Mindfulness

provide a basic understanding of how Person Centred Planning can help when introducing Mindfulness techniques to individuals and groups

teach participants some Mindfulness techniques that can be practiced at home and in the work place

teach participants Person Centred Planning tools that will help when introducing Mindfulness techniques to individuals and groups


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 02920681174.

Inacia Rodrigues

Training Administrator

Learning Disability Wales

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174

Reception: 029 2068 1160

Anglesey Montage Writing Festival

Writing Workshop in English

9th September 9.30am – 5pm

Ysgol David Hughes

Cost: £25 including light lunch

Writing workshops in English including poetry, drama, e publishing and well-being

Workshop for Welsh Learners with Bethan Gwanas

Evening Concert

Saturday 9th September from 7pm

The Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge LL59 5DR

Music – Comedy – Readings

Featuring John Gorman and John Hywel

Cost: £10 including buffet


For further information and reservations please visit: www.angleseywritingfestival.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Literature Wales

Land of Legends

Land of Legends is a new website which takes visitors on an interactive storybook tour through Wales, enabling them to plan a personalised trip based around their favourite books and legends.

Showcasing the best of Welsh literature, culture, and myths right in the places which created and inspired them, Land of Legends will take visitors on magical journeys to the heart of the stories and characters which made Wales.

Visit Land of Legends now and start planning your next adventure: http://www.landoflegends.wales/


Voluntary Arts Wales

Designing Inclusive Creative Events – Colwyn Bay

Voluntary Arts WalesWould you like to develop skills in organising creative events that will welcome new members to your group?

If you’re planning to organise an event as part of Voluntary Festival Week or simply want to welcome new participants to your group, join Voluntary Arts Wales at our training day in Colwyn Bay on 27 April 2017.  

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: 

  • identify the key elements that will make your events more accessible and relevant to a diverse range of people
  • design events to 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

There 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.

Venue: CAIS, 41 & 43 Station Court, Colwyn Bay LL29 8PB

Date:    Thursday 27 April 2017

Time:   9.30 – 16.00

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

To book your place at this event, complete and return the booking form, or contact Janina Kuczys email: [email protected]  or  tel: 07818 034565

Helfa Gelf Training Programme 2017

The Design Trust

Friday 28th April with the inspirational speaker Patricia van den Akker from The Design Trust.

Dream Plan Do: creative business planning and goal setting, looking at taking your practice/business to the next level.  This workshop is

especially aimed at creatives who want to work on the business side of their creative practice. Both new creatives and established makers and

visual artists are welcome to attend, but be prepared that you will be very involved in the activities throughout the day, and there will be

plenty of opportunity to network and learn from the other participants too through creative and reflective exercises.

Friday 28th April 10am – 4pm

Ruthin Craft Centre, Lon Parcwr, Ruthin, LL15 1BB

Booking and info


Additionally the following event in a month’s time:

Friday 19th May: Golden Rules of Curation and hanging tips.

This afternoon session will explain the theoretical curation ideas as well as offer practical advice with exhibition logistics through images

and examples of the current Helfa Gelf Artists exhibition at Theatr Clwyd, led by Jonathan Le Vay.

Friday 19th May 1:30 – 3:45pm 

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, CH7 IYA




The registrations for Helfa Gelf 2017 is live. Have a look and sign up https://helfagelf.co.uk/Registration open 7th April – 8th of May.

Oriel Wrecsam


A 2 day art workshop with Sarah Bowker-Jones

19th and 20th April, Oriel Wrecsam

11am – 4pm

For ages 14 -18

This two day workshop will have an exciting energy as students are encouraged to embrace their natural curiosity in a freewheeling experimental environment. It will be an open, honest and generous workshop where mistakes are welcomed and ideas shared.

Students will begin with some loose drawing time and develop their marks into a 3D form. Many processes and materials will be experimented with – from the humble salvaged to jesmonite and fiberglass.

Cost: £20 for two days

Booking essential please phone 01978 292093 or email [email protected]

Oriel Wrecsam

11 + 12 Chester Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BE


DaDa Fest

Call out for Disability & Deaf Artists – DaDaFest

We would like to increase our contact base of disability and Deaf artists and also artists who wish to work within the disability and Deaf arts sector. We strongly believe in the ‘lived experience‘ of disability as a strong foundation upon which to create work, and we also adhere to the fact that disability is a human issue that will one day affect us all – so we welcome anyone interested in exploring this.

We welcome all artists from across all art forms. If you’d like to submit your details, please contact Ruth Gould via [email protected], or Rebecca Andrews [PA] via [email protected]/ 0151 707 1733 with details of your arts background, interests and experiences; a CV will suffice. We will keep your details on record confidentially. If you have any questions about this, please get in touch.


The Bluecoat, School Lane

Liverpool, England L1 3BX


Disability Wales

Campaigns and Communications Officer (Bi-lingual)

Disability Wales 2015An opportunity to join Wales’ Disability Expert, the only national pan-impairment organisation representing disabled people and their organisations in Wales.

Disability Wales seeks an experienced individual, with excellent communication skills in both verbal and written Welsh and English to develop its campaigns and promote DW and its messages to existing and potential members, stakeholders, media, funders and supporters, including engaging them via DW’s digital and social media channels.

Fixed term contract: 12 months with potential for extension

28 hours per week

Salary: £26,822 – £30,153 (NJC Scale 30 – 34) (pro rata £21,457 – £24,122)

Interested? Contact us for an application pack in your preferred format on 029 2088 7325 (use announcer for text phone), fax 029 2088 8702, E-mail [email protected], download a pack from our website at www.disabilitywales.org or write to the address below

Closing date: 5pm, 2 May 2017

Interviews: 16th May 2017

BBC Children in Need

Next Deadline for Grants

Children in NeedChildren in Need awards grants to charities and not-for-profit organisations to work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 and under in the UK. The projects that are funded help prevent or overcome the effects of disadvantage by making differences in the lives of the children and young people they work with. These differences are achieved by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

Next deadline for Main Grants and Small Grants: 1 June 2017.

For full details please vist – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1N4ddmFHns8VPKjyp3PMYwn/apply-for-a-grant