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DAC has now registered with Amazon smile . 

If you shop at Amazon and nominate DAC as your selected charity then we will receive a small % of your purchase.

How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting smile.amazon.co.uk, customers are prompted to select a charitable organisation. Amazon will give 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and other shipping fees) of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organisations selected by our customers.

Please consider supporting DAC in this way.  Thank you

Cyrff Ystwyth

 

Cyrff Ystwyth the Ceredigion based inclusive dance company is presenting its annual performance in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University on June 7th and 8th.

 

 

This year Arlene James presents her first full length piece of work called Canol Y Byd (The Centre of the World).

Tickets £6.   For more information contact Mags on mma@aber.ac.uk or 01970 628488

Grow Wild

Wildflowers and fungi are amazing! That’s why we’re inviting young people aged 14-25 to take part in a summer of activities and flex their creative skills.
This year Grow Wild are offering not one, but two opportunities for young people to receive £500 by making a short video application telling Grow Wild their idea and how they will spend the money.

Option 1 – Creative projects in your community (14-25).

Young people can use their interest in photography, music, drama, dance, film, visual arts or more to celebrate UK native wild flowers and fungi in fun and inventive ways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCadko1HS4U

Option 2 – Co-created projects for emerging artists (18-25 only)

Apply to join with others across the UK to plan an autumn exhibition at renowned arts venue, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This will include an artist masterclass at the venue in July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE-qlQJwINc

Want to know more?  Visit – https://www.growwilduk.com/creative

Carmathen Book Fair

Following our successful debut in 2016 and the Carmarthen Fair last year, we are holding the third Carmarthen Book Fair – 11th August 2018 – St Peter’s Civic Hall, Nott’s Square, Carmarthen 10 am – 4 pm.

 

This is open to local writers and could be of special interest to anyone who has published their books through writing or art. This could be of interest to local independent publishers too.

For further details please contact, thompsonauthors@hotmail.com

Festival of Voice – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Festival of Voice will be starting in just a few weeks’ time at Wales Millennium Centre and as part of the programme there is a series of accessible performances .

WMC have  offered DAC members £5 tickets for these shows.Just use the code FOVfriend2018 at point of purchase to take advantage of this!

 

WMC have teamed up with multi-award winning theatre company Gagglebabble to produce Double Vision. Part murder mystery, part gig, Double Vision is an exciting new thriller that is designed to be completely accessible to those with visual impairments, with audio description built into the script. Touch tours are available before every performance led by trained Stage Management staff with captioned performances on Thursday 14th  and Saturday 16th June. Including UCAN member Mared Jarman in the role of Mel, this is a performance not to be missed.

 

Highway One is a co-production between August 012, Katell Keineg and WMC which takes the audience on a trip from Cardiff to Greece in the company of a centaur, a dead Italian film-maker, Medea, granddaughter of the sun god and a young woman from Cardiff. It will have two Audio Described performances by Alistair Sil on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June, with touch tours available beforehand.

For further information about shows and timings, please visit https://festivalofvoice.wales/.

GDPR deadline date is 25th May 2018

 

If you have not already done so, please complete your membership forms now.

 

You may be aware that rules surrounding Data Protection are changing and therefore, to enable us to retain your personal details on our membership database and continue to correspond with you it is essential that membership forms are completed and returned to us by 25th  May 2018.  If the form is not received by that date then under the new rules we will be required to remove your personal data from our records.  This will mean that you will no longer receive these weekly e-bulletins and we will not be able to contact you to let you know about DAC events

Membership forms  were sent out by email in March 2018 – if you have not already done so, please complete and return as soon as possible.  If you need a further form for completion please email post@dacymru.com   or telephone us – 02920551040

BBC Wales are looking for arts and culture stories

 BBC Wales is a powerhouse of bold Welsh creative content. We lead the way in creative storytelling, and we’re known and celebrated around the world for the quality of our programmes. 

We are currently looking for art and culture stories to cover across Wales. The stories will be used to create short features that celebrate Wales uniqueness and its creativity. These videos will be posted across the BBC Wales social media sites. 

We aim to show the cultural and artistic endeavours going on in Wales right now, or over the next month or two. As well as promoting well-known talents and events, we’d also like to shine a light on hidden gems; up and coming talent and arts and culture stories that deserve to be told. 

We are looking for inventive artists, performers, facilitators and creators, hailing from the worlds of traditional and contemporary art, performance, crafts, theatre, comedy, screen and music. 

We are looking for talents, events and pieces of work that have something a little bit different to offer, that will capture the imagination of our audience, whilst showcasing the variety of artistic endeavours and people that live in Wales. That could be in terms of the subject matter, the creative process, materials, the artists themselves or any other component. 

This is a fantastic way for artists, performers and creators to show case their work on a large platform to audiences across Wales and beyond. If you think that you might fit the bill, please get in touch via email on Cher.adamson@bbc.co.uk, with name, contact details and a little bit about yourself and your involvement in the arts and culture.

Insync Inclusive Youth Dance Residency

Insync Inclusive Youth Dance Company is an inclusive dance company for young dancers who would like to work with a professional choreographer to create and perform dance theatre work.

 

When: Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd June, 10am-3pm
Where: Artis Community, The Old Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Pontypridd, CF37 1JW
Age: Insync is for dancers aged 12-25 and is a fully inclusive company .
Cost: Free

We’ll be creating a BRAND NEW! performance piece in the half term holidays with choreographer, Sarah Rogers, from Ransack Dance Company, and we are looking for new dancers to come and join the team!
We’ll be performing the work as part of Party Ponty on 14th July! 

For more info or to book a space email:
linzi@artiscommunity.org.u
or Call: 01443 490 390

SWANCOMM FILM FESTIVAL

 Saturday May 26th from 12pm – 3pm at
the National Waterfront Museum Swansea

 

The festival is the culmination of the LOCWS Creative Participation Programme, a collaborative project between Locws InternationalAdult Learning Wales and eight community focused organisations in Swansea:
SNAP Cymru – EYST Wales – Crisis – Gorseinon Social Centre – Toronto Place Community Centre – Bloom Swansea – Communities For Work – The Wallich

Back for the third year running SwanComm Film Festival will premier films made during our recent community film-making workshops. You will be able to meet with the film-makers and hear about their experience of making these eight unique films about Swansea.

The project saw children, young people and adults throughout Swansea gain creative film-making skills and enabled community members to come together to learn the theory and technical skills of making films as diverse as documentary, comic-horror, and animated movies.

Under the engaging instruction of local filmmakers Jamie Panton and David Marchant, the groups gained skills in interview techniques, camera work, directing, animation, filming on location, lighting and audio. Eight film-making courses were held and were attended by participants as young as 7 years and as wise as 58 years, participants over the age of 16 were also given the opportunity to gain accreditations courtesy of Adult Learning Wales.

SwanComm Film Festival aims to bring the City together to hear the voices of the community as they talk about their experiences of living in Swansea.

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