Made in Roath

2017 Festival Call Out

It  is not necessary to live in Roath to take part in the festival! Also, if anyone would like to submit work for the Open Exhibition which is at The Gate this year, please email [email protected] with ‘expression of interest’ in the subject line, and if you live in Roath and would like to open your home or studio to the public, please email [email protected] with ‘expression of interest’ in the title line also

madeinroath is an artist-led event, now in its 9th year, which aims to take art out of the gallery and into the wider community.


It showcases the work of emerging and established artists, makers, musicians, writers and performers, who use the whole of Roath as the venue, including domestic, commercial, public and overlooked or disused spaces. You do not need to be a Roath resident to participate in the festival.


madeinroath offers residents and visitors an opportunity to engage in the arts through a dynamic programme and events, including an open exhibition, open houses, open studios, film, poetry and literature, music, visual arts, outreach, education and workshops.


It’s an exciting opportunity for any creative practitioner to get involved with Roath’s community!

click here to see this year’s call-outs

Volunteers are the backbone of madeinroath. As a community arts festival, we are only funded for about half of the work that we do. Without the time, support and knowledge of our volunteers the festival wouldn’t be what it is today.

This year we are introducing specific volunteer roles and we’d love your support!

click here to find out more about becoming a volunteer

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Volunteers Needed

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) would like to recruit voluntary lay members throughout Wales to form part of their inspection teams.

Their role would be to speak to people using the services to gain their views and gather information related to patient experience.

If you want to get involved improving healthcare services in Wales please visit our website –   or telephone: 0300 062 8163

Theatr Brycheiniog

Jack and the Beanstalk

28th December 2017 – 6 January 2018

After the success of last year’s Dick Whittington Jermin Productions return with a brand new pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. A breath taking battle of the beanstalk unfolds amongst the hilarious script, beautiful costumes and stunning theatrical sets. With their classic blend of chart topping songs and comedy gags this is an un-missable Christmas treat for all the family.

BSL performance, Friday 29th December – 14:00 

Tickets – Full Price @ £14.00 / Concessions @ £12.00 / Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) @ £49.00. +50p Admin Fee Per Ticket.

For more information and to book tickets online please visit 
Or contact Box Office on 01874 611622 
Theatr Brycheiniog, 
Canal Wharf, 

Company of Sirens

Deaf Actors Required

Company of Sirens are looking for one male and one female deaf performer who use sign language and speech for two weeks research and development on Nina Raine’s play ‘Tribes’. It is hoped there will be a full production of this excellent play next year.

The play explores the limitations of verbal communication and features two deaf characters, Billy and his new girlfriend Sylvia.

Billy is part of a dysfunctional family that communicates often through verbally aggressive means. The introduction of the eloquent yet deaf Sylvia into the family circle gives Billy an insight into the narrow limitations of his family “Tribe” and offers him the opportunity to explore a purer form of non- verbal communication through the use of signing and body language.

I would like to work with two performers over a two week period, in late Autumn 2017, exploring the aspects of the text that relate to signing and non- verbal communication. I would like us to discuss the range of physical expression and communication in a society where words are often misunderstood and real and pure communication can be difficult to achieve. We will explore the concept of how we communicated before words and what that communication consisted of.

The signing takes part as part of the action of the play and its “meaning” is projected onto a back screen for audiences to understand. This “dialogue” also operates as a subtext, commentary and reaction to the families attitudes and prejudices.

This development project offers the chance to work with two performers exploring first -hand the benefits and importance of signed performance, not just as an aid to audience understanding but as an artistic tool in itself, shedding physical light on an actors intent, demonstrating subtext and introducing a new physical means of expression within performance.

If you are interested and would like further information please email Chris Durnall, director of Company of Sirens on [email protected]



Quiet Hands

Winterlight Theatre

Written by Tim Rhys

Directed by Chris Durnall

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

September 12th – 16th 7.30pm

What do you do when your home is invaded by your new best friends? When they’ve become your only friends in a world where looks in the eye and tones of voice have a thousand meanings you can’t follow?  After their last, sold-out Chapter visit, Winterlight’s new play follows a young autistic man confronting the dangerous rise of ‘Mate crime’.

Quiet hands is the concluding part of a trilogy of plays dealing with the life of an autistic individual from child to adult.

Tickets: £12/£10

Running time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins + interval

There will be BSL interpretation on Friday 15

There will be a post show talk on Tuesday 12

Matinee performance Saturday 16th 2.30pm

For tickets book here

Jukebox Collective

Participation Producer

Jukebox Collective is looking for a passionate, committed and experienced Participation Producer to join its small team in Cardiff. This person will manage the day to day running of its education and outreach activities with children and young people.

Role:      Participation Producer

Hours:   28 hour per week (4 days), Tuesday – Friday including some evenings.

Note:     An additional day per week (Saturday) is funding dependent*

Salary: £21 – £25,000 pro rata per annum depending on experience

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised individual to support our Participate programme and work closely with our community. You will work closely with dancers, artists, clients and venues across the UK and internationally, and with a key role within the busy dance studio and educational workshop team that is based in Cardiff Bay.

For job description please contact [email protected]

Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 8th August

Interview: Tuesday 15th August

Jukebox Collective Office, The Sustainable Studios, Curran Road, Cardiff.


Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Summer Holiday Family Activities

Visit Glynn Vivian Art Gallery for a summer of exciting free exhibitions and activities. Everyone welcome.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Book online or call the Gallery on 01792 516900.

Every week throughout the summer holidays

25.07.17 – 26.08.17

Tuesday,  10:30 – 12:30

Family Film Club shown on our big screen. See our website for full programme details.

Booking essential

Wednesday, 10:00 – 12:00

Art Trolley

New fun activities in the Gallery. Drop in, no booking required

Thursday, 10:00 – 12:00

Art Trolley

New fun activities in the Gallery. Drop in, no booking required

Friday, 11:00-13:00

Family Craft

Hands-on, creative art & craft workshops. Drop in, no booking required

Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00

Art Trolley

New fun activities in the Gallery. Drop in, no booking required

Gallery Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00

Alexandra Road, Swansea  SA1 5DZ

Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)

 Visit for all Glynn Vivian information

Free, everyone welcome

National Theatre Wales

We’re Still Here

National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales and Commonwealth

Port Talbot

September 15th – 30th 2017

“People have forgotten how to say ‘no’. That’s the problem in this country. We are allowed to say ‘no’.”

Port Talbot steelworks; site of one of the last heavy industries in Wales, threatened with closure in 2015. The story made headlines around the world, and the Save Our Steel campaign was quick to respond, gathering a momentum that captured the spirit and uncertainty of our times.

So what happens when we come together?  What happens when we say ‘no’?

In Port Talbot, leaders, workers and unions all said no. These people came together to save their jobs and their community.


Based on interviews with steelworkers, union representatives and the people of Port Talbot, We’re Still Here is a site-specific performance. Dynamically staged in the disused Byass Works, it celebrates the unique spirit of the town.


Byass Works, Dock Road, Port Talbot

15 – 30 September 2017, 7.30pm

(except Tuesday 19, 7pm)

Captioning is provided at all performances, on an iPad

Audio Described performances on Saturday 23rd at 7.30pm and Wednesday 27th at 2pm

All performances are wheelchair accessible

Matinees – 27 & 30 September, 2pm

Post-Show Discussion – Wednesday 27 September, following 2pm performance

Tickets:  £15 / £12.50 (Concessions)

£10 Local

Age guidance 14+

Hynt scheme applies to all Disabled tickets – bookable on 029 2037 1689


Torfaen County Borough Council


Torfaen County Borough Council Social Care team are looking for an Illustrator to produce a short series of illustrations for ‘The Gwent Charter for Involvement’. The Charter sets out in their own words how supported people want to be included in their services and communities. It is written and developed by people who use services to make involvement better for everyone and hopefully will help improve the lives of supported people across Gwent.



  • There are two versions of the Charter. An ‘Easy Read’ version and a ’Long’ version’. The short one would be around 12 pages large print and the detailed one up to 30 pages.
  • We will require 12 illustrations
  • The choice of image can be determined by the illustrator but will require approval from the authors.
  • The book will be produced in paperback format and printed on an 115gsm gloss paper stock
  • The illustrations will be required by the end of August to meet an end September printing deadline (this allows for a small amount of slippage time for minor amendments/technical issues).


Anyone interested in applying to do this piece of work will be required to send a preliminary sketch in to show their work and an outline cost estimate for the complete project by the 27th July 2017 direct to [email protected] or by calling 01495 742987.