WOW Film Festival

Crowdfunding Campaign

We are crowdfunding for next year’s festival, would you like to donate?

We connect Welsh communities with global issues through the powerful medium of film.

In recent years public funding for film festivals in Wales has become increasingly limited so we are appealing to our audiences for support.

Many of the films that we show are not in distribution in the UK so your only chance to see them is at WOW Film Festival. However this also means they are more expensive for us to bring to Wales.

The funds raised through this crowd funding campaign will go towards paying the screening fees for next year’s festival. This will allow us to continue to bring you the kind of adventurous, eclectic range of films that you have enjoyed over the last 18 years.

Thanks to the generosity of one of our loyal supporters any donation you make, however small (or indeed large!) will be matched, doubling the value of your gift to the festival.

If you would like to donate, please go to: https://www.gofundme.com/wow-film-festival-2020

 

Please go here for full details of this year’s festival – Rhaglen 2019 Programme

 

Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Tuesday 26 March – Tuesday 9 April / Dydd Mawrth 26 Mawrth – Dydd Mawrth 9 Ebrill

Kinokulture, Oswestry

Wednesday 27 March – Thursday 4 April / Dydd Mercher 27 Mawrth – Dydd Iau 4 Ebrill

Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard

Saturday 30 March / Dydd Sadwrn 20 Mawrth

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

Sunday 7 April / Dydd Sul 7 Ebrill

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Monday 8th – Wednesday 10 April / Dydd Llun 8 – Dydd Mercher 10 Ebrill

Queen’s Hall, Narberth

Sunday 14 April / Dydd Sul 14 Ebrill

The Courtyard, Hereford

Monday 29th April – Wednesday 12 June / Dydd Llun 29 Ebrill – Dydd Mercher 12 Mehefin

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company

LGBTIQ Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Conference

An insider’s guide to working with Romani and Traveller communities in the United Kingdom

Date: Thursday 4th of July 2019

Venue: The National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA

SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT:

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company (RCAC) is proud to invite you to the LGBTIQ Gypsy, Roma & Traveller (GRT) Conference. The event, hosted by National Assembly for Wales, will feature Dr Daniel Baker (England) and Christine Lee (Wales) plus guests including Vera Kurtic (Council of Europe/Serbia) and Dezso Mate (Hungary). This varied range of speakers with their diverse areas of expertise will open up debate regarding LGBTIQ issues as they relate to GRT individuals and communities.

This event is one of many that RCAC is currently co-ordinating. We are excited to be giving a ‘minority within a minority’ a platform and a voice. This LGBTIQ GRT conference presents a unique opportunity to participate in discussion with an international panel of inspiring speakers.

Dr Daniel Baker, Romani artist, curator and academic says: “Discussions regarding the significance of intersecting identities are more important than ever. By recognising commonalities across difference through shared experience and knowledge we move closer toward a more caring society.”

Isaac Blake; Director of the Romani Cultural & Arts Company says: “An open, tolerant society cannot pick and choose which groups should merit tolerance and understanding. Every individual living on our beautiful planet deserves to be judged on their own words and actions; not on their race, nationality, religion, sexuality or family background. Let’s stand together and be proud of the amazing diversity that humanity encompasses.”

Christine Lee, Romani Cultural and Arts Company Community Champion says: “Meaningful change for the LGBTQI Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community is not going to come from just knowing more information, but from doing something with it.”

Book at Eventbrite: http://www.romaniarts.co.uk/lgbtiq-gypsy-roma-traveller-conference/

 The Romani Cultural and Arts Company, Temple Court , 13a Cathedral Road, Cardiff , CF11 9HA

Tel: 02920 786 439   Email: isaacblake@romaniarts.co.uk

www.romaniarts.co.uk

WOW Film Festival begins Thursday 21st March


 

The 2019 WOW Film Festival opens at Aberystwyth Arts Centre before travelling to The Riverfront Newport, Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea, Theatr Clwyd Mold, Kinokulture Oswestry, Theatr Gwaun Fishguard, Theatr MwldanCardigan, Queen’s Hall Narberth and The Courtyard Hereford.

  • We have Abercon, a special anime themed event at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd March.
  • Dr Francesca Fois will give a talk about shamanism in Brazil alongside The Dead and the Others
  • Prof. Michael Woods will give a talk on the “global-rural” on Sunday 24th March, with a director Q&A with Gaetano Crivano and Margherita Pisano.
  • Flore Cosquer from the Scottish Documentary Institute will give a Q&A following Freedom Fields, about the Libyan women’s football team on Tuesday 26th March.

Women are highly visible in this year’s festival, and we believe that women are making some of the most interesting and innovative films in world cinema today! Particular highlights include Cathy Yen’s Dead PigsMouly Surya’s Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro.

Click here for details of all the films

Please support Disability Arts Cymru when you shop on line

Thank you to all our supporters who are raising funds for us when using the Easy Fundraising  site to shop on line.
We have raised £124.04 so far.
If you haven’t signed up yet please visit http://efraising.org/BwL9Gq2fLs

 

You can also raise funds for us if  you shop on line through Amazon Smile.  We have raised £29.38 so far.

If you haven’t signed up yet please visit https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/charity/homepage.html and nominate DAC as your chosen charity

Thank you for supporting DAC

Aidan Moseby – New Work

WORK IN PROGRESS | AIDAN MOESBY: I WAS NAKED, SMELLING OF RAIN

Arnolfini, Bristol BS1 4QA

 

Thursday 14 March 2019, 18:00 to 20:00

Free  Book

Join us for this work in progress showing of a new performance, ‘I was naked, smelling of rain’ – with artist Aidan Moesby and psychiatrist David Cousins. An Unlimited funded R&D project, supported by Pervasive Media Studio, and Arnolfini.

They both like the weather and they both like nothing more than talking about it. Join them on their first outing of this performative conversation as they explore the links between weather, climate change and well-being.

From Robert Fitzroy the founding father of the Met Office, through loneliness and presence, a weather soundtrack for the 21st century, to discovering your weather-personality™ come and look at the world through weather tinted spectacles.

Climate change and well-being can be fun!**

As part of this work in progress event, there will also be a newly commissioned sound work by Duncan Speakman & Tineke De Meyer, and some weather responsive artworks by Aidan Moesby.

Arnolfini 
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA
Main Office: 0117 917 2300

Romani Arts

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month Children’s Festival 2019

Monday 8th July 2019 – 10.30am – 3pm

St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH

Challenge your opinions, indulge in the culture and share in the activities that demonstrate a rich cultural heritage within Wales.

It’s free to adults and children alike from all backgrounds and communities! 

There will be films, live performances, art, and exhibitions that showcase the cultural diversity of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community in Wales. You will be astonished and engaged by the amazing skills, heritage, stories, history, art, theatre and dance that will be displayed throughout the day. 

Whatever your background, ability, perception or age, come and join this ever growing annual event that provide fun for all the family. 

Jane Hutt, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip said: “During Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History month, there will be many great opportunities to engage in the heritage and culture of Gypsy, Roma and Travellers. “As a society, we need to ensure we’re open and tolerant of all communities, and events such as these help to build relationships and have a better understanding of the cultural significance of marginalised groups. The Welsh Government is committed to improving equality, providing opportunities and narrowing the gaps experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers throughout Wales.”

http://www.romaniarts.co.uk/gypsy-roma-and-traveller-history-month-in-wales-2019/

Sherman Theatre

Forthcoming Accessible Shows at the Sherman

Anweledig

12th – 13th March

BSL: 12 March, 7.00pm

This production is performed in Welsh

14+

A powerful and harrowing Welsh language production that follows the journey of Glenda, played by Ffion Dafis, as she struggles to deal with this invisible illness.

We follow Glenda’s fiercely personal anguish as she confronts the illness and faces life outside of hospital. How will she, her family and friends deal with the traumatic reality of recovery? Will she find light at the end of the tunnel?

The production has been inspired by real medical records from the old Denbigh mental health hospital in North Wales.

For details and tickets please go here

The Taming of the Shrew

28 February – 16 March

Captioned performance 14th March 7.30pm

A bold new play by Jo Clifford based on Shakespeare’s contentious classic.

Petruchio is a woman who isn’t afraid of a challenge. Which is just as well because her latest task is to tame a beautiful but waspish boy called Kate. But Kate isn’t going to make it easy for her… Has Petruchio bitten off more than she can chew?

Jo Clifford has exploded Shakespeare’s contentious classic to create a raucous and riotous new play which invites us to imagine a world in which women hold all the power. Exploring gender, identity and power this is The Taming of the Shrew for our times.

For details and tickets please go here

Get It While It’s Hot: Five Green Bottles

9th – 13th April

BSL: 10 April 6.30pm 

Come and see what’s cooking in Cardiff theatre right now. Sample the freshest theatre, a tasty pie and a refreshing drink for just £12.50.

Get It While It’s Hot is Sherman Theatre’s new platform for emerging theatre companies in South Wales and the perfect way to relax after a day at work. For the second Get It While It’s Hot we welcome Cardiff based company Spilt Milk Theatre with Five Green Bottles by Joe Wiltshire Smith and Kristy Philipps.

For details and tickets please go here

Lose Yourself

10th – 25th May

Captioned 24th May 7:30pm

Josh is the club’s rising star but injury threatens to ruin everything. Nate’s the veteran; he knows how to enjoy himself. Yaz and her mate Samantha are off on a night out. They know where to find the team and how to get a result. The drinks are flowing in the VIP section. A spare hotel room is booked. But at the end of the night, when things are out of control, someone is going to get hurt.

Lose Yourself, the latest play by Sherman Theatre’s Playwright in Residence and creator of Bird Katherine Chandler, is directed by Associate Artist Patricia Logue. This is a fast, wild and ultimately tragic ride into the darker side of our celebrity obsessed culture.

Contains strong language, sexual content and scenes that some audience members might find upsetting. 

For details and tickets please go here

The Snow Queen

29th November – 31st December

Relaxed performance Saturday 7th December 2pm

Audio described performance Saturday 21st December 2pm

We are delighted to announce next year’s magical show for over 7s in the Main House will be The Snow Queen

For details and tickets please go here

The Ugly Duckling

8th & 9th November and  2nd – 31st December

BSL Saturday 14th December 11am

Relaxed performance Saturday 14th December 1.30pm

We are delighted to announce next year’s magical show for under 7s in the Studio will be The Ugly Duckling

For details and tickets please go here

 

Sherman Theatre

Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4YE

Box Office: 029 2064 6900

Email: box.office@shermantheatre.co.uk