Cyfarthfa Castle Open Art 2019

The first Open Art Exhibition at Cyfarfthfa Castle

April 8 – June 23 2019

An Open Art exhibition for all artists at Cyfarthfa Castle in 2019!

If you want to be a part of it there are no age restrictions and both professional and amateur artists are welcome.



Please get in touch

Phone :01685 727371

Email  [email protected]

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for more information. WellbeingMerthyr

Theatr Brycheiniog

PINOCCHIO – Carlo Collodi. La Baldufa Theatre, Catalonia.

Tuesday 19th March 2019


Presented by Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch  as part of the Agor Drysau-Opening Doors International Festival 2018 supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Lottery Fund.

Pinocchio is the story of a child free from prejudices: he’s disobedient and mischievous, yet at the same time naïve. Really naïve. Geppetto, his father, tries to watch over his education. In return, Pinocchio, ever disobedient, is drawn into a series of adventures which will make him grow as a person and very nearly… with a surprising end.

This is a fantastic and fabulous new interpretation. Paper and wood are used to create a production which is multifaceted and organic, through which we can dive into the imagination of a child-puppet – a tale which invites us to reflect on values such as education, graft, responsibility and sincerity.

No language.

Recommended audience age for family performances: 6 years and upwards

Recommended audience age for school performances: from 8 to 11 years

Phone number for further info: 01874 611622  email: [email protected]

To book tickets on the website please go here

Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EW

Arts & Business Cymru

26th Arts & Business Cymru Awards

Commission 2019

Fee: An all-inclusive fee of £3,300 + VAT will be paid for this commission. The fee will cover all design, making, packaging and transportation costs.


The A&B Cymru Awards exist to encourage, acknowledge and celebrate exemplary partnerships between business and the arts across Wales. A high quality and high profile event, the 26th ceremony will take place at Wales Millennium Centre on Thursday 11 July 2019.

A&B Cymru wishes to commission 12 awards which will be presented to the winners of the 2019 ceremony.

The commission is open to artists living and working in Wales or Welsh artists living and working elsewhere.

For further information regarding this brief and to apply, please click here.

Closing date for applications: Friday 11 January 2019

National Theatre Wales

Radical Creatures

In a new initiative called Radical Creatures, NTW are inviting Welsh women artists to submit extraordinary, original ideas that explore what it means to be a woman in Wales today.

Shortlisted artists will be paired with industry professionals who will mentor them to help them develop their proposal. The winning idea will then become a fully-staged production in 2020, as part of NTW’s 10th birthday season.

The closing date for submissions is noon on Friday 18th January 2019. Following a mentoring and interview process in February, the winning submission commissioned for the 2020 season will be announced in March 2019.

Full details of the submission process, including timeline, eligibility criteria and terms & conditions, can be found at the link below

email [email protected]




Fio makes fearless theatre, work that tears down stereotypes and challenges injustice’. We are based in Splott but work across Cardiff, Wales, the UK and Internationally!

We want to establish a new group in Splott, a company of young actors/ performers who create high-quality theatrical productions which will tour across Cardiff and beyond.

Our first show is Bertolt Brecht’s Fear and Misery of the 3rd Reich.  The piece explores the rise of the Nazis and the failure of everyday Germans to oppose them.  This will provide a way for us to explore the current state of play in the UK and explore the rise of the far-right and other extreme political ideologies.

We want to offer local young people a chance to be in this next show and become the founding members of our long-term Fio-Futures Company.  

In order to do this, we are offering free taster workshops for youth groups, local secondary schools and any other local groups, in order for them to meet us and vice versa and get a sense of our work.  

Dates for taster workshops are:


10th 11th 12th 13th / 14th

17th/ 19th/ 20th/ 21st 

Regular weekly sessions on Thursday at Eastmoors or Splott Old Library from Mid Jan.

The project will continue until the Easter Holidays- the young people will then perform at:

Splott (Eastmoors or Old Library TBC)

Willows High School (TBC) 

RawFfest (National Youth Arts Festival at Wales Millennium Centre

This project is completely free and the young people will be working with high-quality practitioners, Fio’s artistic director Abdul Shayek (former associate with National Theatre Wales, has worked with the RSC, National and Almeida), to Nicole May, a poet and freelance theatre practitioner, someone who has worked across the world  and most recently was the BBC Poet for the North East:  

We really want every young person aged between 12-19 in Cardiff to have the opportunity to at least know about this project, therefore any help with promoting and getting the word out would be much appreciated.

Unit 17 , Freemans Parc, Penarth Road, Cardiff CF11 8EQ

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Meg Kingston

Script Reading

This is acting the disability way. Readers do not have to remember lines or move around the stage and can be seated throughout – we’ll even provide the chairs. All you have to do is read the script aloud, with a bit of emotion. I want to demonstrate that being disabled doesn’t mean we’re useless. I can still write, who’s up for a bit of performance reading?

The plays were written for Radio 4 (30 ~ 45 mins), considered for broadcast, but (frustratingly) not used because something already in production has a similar theme. We’ll also include a few short pieces, to vary the pace a bit. The subjects vary from Archaeologists to a flight to Mars and all stations in between.

We’ll perform in Cardiff on Saturday 08/06/19, so you need to be there on 7th (rehearsals) and 8th. Cuppas, fruit and lunches provided. Tickets will be on sale (cheap) beforehand and on the door, raising MS Society funds. We’ll also be recording to produce professional-grade CDs afterwards.

Casting is really simple. Ages are approximate and accent rarely matters, just tell me how you sound! If you want to play a part (or parts), please contact me on Facebook ( and say who you’re interested in. Friends / family members welcome.


Brandon             Male, mid 30s (Longer, quite demanding)

Cassie                 Female, late 40s (A Hospital Patient, Longer)

Donna                 Female, early 40s (A Manager, Longer)

Ellie                     Female, mid 40s (Longer)

Emily                   Female, 12 (Longer, quite demanding)

Gill                       Female, youngish (Shorter)

Jess                      Female, 19ish (Longer)

Krista                   Female, 30s (A Nurse, Longer)

Kurt                     Male, middle-aged (Shorter)

Liane                   Female, late 20s (Longer)

Natalie                Female, 20s (Longer)

Paul                     Male, late 40s (Longer)

Sarah                  Female, 21 (Longer)

Sophie                Female, 20ish, working class Manchester accent (Monologue)

Understudy       Female, reserve bench / gopher

Understudy       Male, reserve bench / gopher