DAC News

Farewell and Thanks to Denni Turp

Our North West Wales Regional Officer is retiring at the end of this week. We are extremely grateful to Denni for all her amazing work for DAC over the past 5 years. She will be missed by the team and all the members, especially those members within NW Wales who have worked closely with her throughout her time at DAC. The North West Region has benefited enormously from Denni’s passion and energy and leaves a wonderful legacy in the publications she has been instrumental in creating.

Many thanks Denni and very best wishes for a long and happy retirement from us all.

Ffilm Cymru Speed Networking at The Eisteddfod

Are you a Welsh-speaking creative wanting to write, produce or direct for film? Then Ffilm Cymru’s speed networking event might be for you!

6th August

4:00 – 5:30pm

Look Out Cafe Bar, Heol Porth Teigr, Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay CF10 4GA.

Age limit: 18+

Participants will have the chance to meet one-on-one with established Welsh filmmakers in a fun and informal setting and will be guided by Ffilm Cymru representatives.

Please note: there is a fixed capacity for this event and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. This is a Welsh language event.

Please register here.

This event is part of Sinemaes at the Eisteddfod.



Vision 21

Festival Day 2018

vision 21Sbectrwm

Wednesday 11th July

10am – 2.30pm

Free Entry

Dance workshop, BBQ, Ceramics, Garden items, Drumming workshop, Plunge pool, Gifts, Greeting cards,

Pizza Oven, Coconut Shy, Cash Prize Raffle, Cream Tea and lots more……….

Come and join us for a great day!

Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Fairwater, Cardiff CF5 3EF



Aberystwyth University

Arts Centre Advisory Group Members

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, along with the Institute of Arts and Humanities (Aberystwyth University) are inviting Expressions of Interest from individuals to serve on a proposed newly-configured Advisory Group.  


The purpose of the Group will be:


  • To advise the Arts Centre on its contribution to the cultural life of Wales, Ceredigion, Aberystwyth and the University;


  • To offer strategic input as to the future direction of the Centre’s activities;


  • To be an advocate for the Centre in the public life of Wales.


How to apply:

Expressions of Interest should be through submission of a CV and brief introduction to your background, skills and attributes.


The closing date for Expressions of Interest will be 12.00 noon on 12 July 2018.  EOIs should be emailed to Kath Williams, Institute Manager, Institute of Arts and Humanities at [email protected]


To make an informal enquiry, please contact Dafydd Rhys at [email protected].  

For further information visit the University here

MS Society Cymru

My MS: My Rights My Choices

Free Mindfulness Taster Session

Wednesday 27th June

2.30 – 4pm

Glaslyn Leisure Centre

Porthmadog, Gwynedd

MS Society Cymru’s ‘My MS My Rights, My Choices’ project is a free and confidential information and support service for people living with and affected by MS in Wales.

Spaces are limited for this session so booking is essential.

For more information or to book a space please contact: Naomi 020 8438 0753 email: [email protected]

Diverse Cymru

Dementia Care for People from BME Communities – Research Project

Diverse Cymru is leading on a project whichwill undertake research into dementia care for people from BME communities in Wales. They will contact the 7 Local Health Boards to establish current users of services, identifying gaps in support for BME communities.

Research will include third sector provision from organisations currently providing services to older people with dementia including Age Concern; Dementia UK; Alzheimer’s Society  as well as other BME-led third sector service providers working in the area and good practice in Wales and from other parts of the UK. Research will consider services and support available to people with dementia and their carers.

If you would like to get involved in this research, (especially BME people and people who work with diverse communities) please contact Suzanne Duval – BME Mental Health Manager [email protected]




Ideas:People:Places Project, Maindee Library, Newport

Maindee Unlimited are inviting applications from Sound Artists to produce a new art installation for the newly refurbished Maindee Library building, a volunteer-run community space in Maindee on the eastern side of Newport city centre. 

The commissioned work will be situated and made in response to aspects of the social and cultural ecology of Maindee and will form part of the wider Finding Maindee: Mappa Maindee programme.  The commission will culminate in a launch event at Maindee Library in November 2018.  This will mark the end of the Ideas: People: Places project in Maindee but will also signal the start of a programme of arts & cultural events and activities that Maindee Unlimited plan to continue to host in the newly refurbished library, known as Maindee Library.

Budget: £13,000, inclusive of VAT

Commission is expected to run from August – November 2018

Deadline for Applications is Midnight 25 July 2018

Interviews are scheduled for 07 August 2018

Full brief and details of how to apply may be downloaded here (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=fc4243b1a7&e=73550b38af) .

This commission is part of Finding Maindee – a three-year project supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Ideas: People: Places (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=13e297db2f&e=73550b38af)  strategic programme, which aims to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts.  The project is part-funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Charitable Trust, the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme through Newport City Council and others.

The commission is being co-curated by Jo Sutton (Maindee Unlimited (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=daa6806ba1&e=73550b38af) ) and Sarah Pace (Addo (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=e4355a4f4a&e=73550b38af) ).