Unlimited Events

Unlimited Connects Wales

Unlimited has partnered with a range of arts organisations around Wales to host a series of Unlimited Connects events.

These will include half day, all-day and even a 2 day event with a mix of elements – often a discussion panel, structured networking with other artists and organisations, workshops and so on – building on requests from artists and allies in Wales to have such opportunities.

Fuller information can be found through the weblink: https://weareunlimited.org.uk/unlimited-connects-in-wales/  

 

14 – 15 November 2019 – Di-Ben Draw – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 

Free, book your ticket online here

Two days of talks, panel discussions, workshops and performances exploring the breadth of disability-led arts.

 

10 January 2020 – Focus on the local – Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

A conversation discussing how venues can maximise the involvement of local participants across all of their activities. 


11 February 2020 – Taking the lid off programming – Galeri, Caernarfon 

A day to consider where the work of disabled artists sits within venue based programming and curation. 

 

28 February 2020  – The art of curating disabled artists – Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham

(small event, focused on the visual arts sector, invitation only)

A day of conversations aimed at equipping participants with confidence and knowledge to work with disabled artists

 

5 March 2020 – Making it mainstream, making it ours – Ffwrnes, Llanelli
A day for artists, audiences and programmers to look at how the Welsh language and bilingualism sit within accessible work.

 

12 March 2020 – Whose Art Is It Anyway? – Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon 

A day to consider the role of participatory arts practice and its place in the cultural ecology of Wales


2 April 2020 – The Young Ones – Aberystwyth Arts Centre 
A day of activity exploring how 
young disabled people access training and work across all disciplines in the arts.

 

Fuller details about the later events will be sent out nearer the time.

 

 

Learning Disability Wales Course

Making Information Easy to Read & Understand level 1

Learning Disability Wales26 November in Cardiff

This one day course will help you make information easier to read and understand for people with a learning disability.

 

It will help you to produce:

  • leaflets
  • letters
  • minutes from meetings
  • agendas
  • reports
  • posters

After the course you will be able to use clear words, sentences and grammar, work out the relevant information to be included in an easy read document, use pictures and images to make information clear, structure documents so they are easy to follow get going straightaway making accessible documents.

This course is designed for anyone who writes and produces written information that needs to be clearly understood, especially by people with a learning disability.

If you have any queries, please contact us on 02920 681160.

Inacia Rodrigues, Training & Events Coordinator

Learning Disability Wales

Book your place here

 

DAC Open Exhibition: Trust – Theatr Clwyd, Mold: 13th-30th November 2019

Join us for our public event:
Wednesday 13th November 2019  6pm to 8pm
Venue: Theatr Clwyd, Raikes Lane, Mold,CH7 1YA

 

The  Window’ Rosemarie O’Leary    

                                       

 

 

‘Trust above all’ Rachael Wellbeing

 

A  collection of  artworks submitted by DAC members; consisting of D/deaf and disabled artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions.
The Theme this year is Trust: we asked for artists to consider the theme personally and/or politically, with some surprising results.

Exhibition showing at  Theatr Clwyd, Mold 13 Nov – 30 Nov www.theatrclwyd.com

Through our DAC Annual Open Exhibition we showcase and tour the work of Wales based disabled and deaf artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions.

The artwork being shown is from our Open Exhibition, and includes work from emerging, up-and-coming artists, as well as professional artists of long standing. All are members of Disability Arts Cymru (DAC)

Our aim is to raise the profile of the artists involved; increase artwork sales; support and develop career progression and to build relationships between peers and with exhibiting venues.

Tŷ Newydd Course Programme 2020

 

 

 

 

Over 60 writers from Wales and beyond
to share their expertise at the National Writing Centre of Wales

Literature Wales has  launched the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre’s 2020 programme of open courses. Over 60 writers are featured in the programme, including several best-selling authors, laureates, and award-winning poets.

The aim of the programme, which includes a range of weekend and week-long residential courses, is to help emerging and experienced authors develop their writing skills.

Courses will focus on an abundance of poetry tutored by some of today’s leading poets, including the 2019 Forward Prize winner, Fiona Benson; fiction – in its short and long form featuring Deborah Kay Davies, Louis de Bernierès and Cynan Jones; creative non-fiction; song-writing; comics tutored by the current Comic Laureate, Hannah Berry; writing for performance; storytelling and more.

Themes will take participants on emotional and literal journeys. On the Writing Wales course Mike Parker will lead walks to explore myths, wildlife and geography; Patrick Jones’ Writing to Heal course will look at writing and reading as a way to deal with grief and trauma; and Pascale Petit’s wildlife themed course will lead us out into the gardens of Tŷ Newydd with field equipment to track and capture poems as though they were creatures which have a life of their own.

Two courses in 2020 will focus on writing for young audiences, with husband and wife team Helen and Thomas Docherty looking at writing and illustrating for children; and our very own Children’s Laureate Wales, Eloise Williams, joining forces with the Young People’s Laureate for London, Theresa Lola to focus on poetry and prose for young adults.

Courses at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre are aimed at both beginners wanting to experiment with their craft, and also experienced writers. Our two Poetry Masterclasses tutored by Gillian Clarke and guest tutors provide opportunities for committed poets to further develop their poetry. Guest readers will visit during courses to inspire writers. This year guest readers include Ian McMillanNikesh Shukla and Imtiaz Dharker.

Alongside our tutored courses, four seasonal retreats and a Yoga and Writing Retreat are available to gift writers with the time and space needed to start a new piece of work or to hit a deadline, whilst enjoying the peaceful surroundings and the homecooked meals provided by our experienced resident chef. Guest speakers from the publishing industry, including 2019’s Bookseller Agent of the Year, Cathryn Summerhayes, will visit to run one-to-one tutorials and offer advice to those looking to take the next step towards publication.

Running parallel with the 2020 course programme are retreats at Nant – a newly refurbished Writers’ Retreat Cottage on site at the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre. We opened the doors to Nant earlier this year, having redesigned the cottage specially to provide a peaceful environment for writers to retreat from everyday life and concentrate on work in progress.

All courses are available to browse and to book on our website www.tynewydd.wales, and to celebrate this launch, Literature Wales is offering a 10% discount on all courses, except for the Poetry Masterclasses, until 5.00 pm on Friday 8 November. Use the code ‘2020programme’ when booking.

Click here to view courses

Cult Cymru Courses

FREELANCING 4 CREATIVES

Hastings House, Fitzalan Place

Cardiff, CF24 0BL

Saturday 23rd November

9.30am – 4.30pm

Tickets: £15 – £20

Aim
To identify the legal and business obligations of working on a freelance basis in a friendly and safe environment along with other creatives.

Overview
This interactice workshop will explore the different business models and provide useful tips and practical tools to help you with the practical side of working as a freelancer/sole trader.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop you should be able to…

  • Identify the different types of business models
  • Compare the key legal obligations of different types of freelancers i.e. between individual responsibility for paying Tax and N.I. and an employers’ responsibility
  • Examine relevant fees and expenses to negotiate with potential employers
  • Demonstrate how to calculate tax and national insurance payments
  • Analyse what expenses you can include in your tax returns
  • Identify practical financial business templates – e.g. invoices, income and expenditure spreadsheets
  • Review top tips and useful resources

Level / Experience

This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to explore the practicalities of setting up as a freelancer / sole trader and improve their practical business skills. Whether you have been made redundant; are new to the industry; are returning to work; or wish to improve your work situation, this course will help you on your way.

“Many people are becoming self employed. We need all the help we can get from reliable sources. Keep the courses going please.”

Trainer – Siân Gale

Siân manages the CULT Cymru project. She has run her own companies specialising in business support and equalities. She has worked as a freelance Production Manager in TV and film and on a highly successful business start-up programme. (PGCE Qualified Trainer)

For further details and to book a place please go to the Eventbrite page:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gweithion-llawrydd-ar-gyfer-bobl-greadigol-freelancing-4-creatives-tickets-70886520491

 

Pitching your Ideas

Thursday November 28th

Suite 2 & 3, 1 Cathedral Rd

Cardiff, CF11 9SD

9.30am – 4.30pm

Tickets £25 – £50

Do you work in the creative industries and have an idea or piece of work that you’d like to pitch?

Whatever you want to get across, regardless of what your role is in the creative sector there are key basic principles to a great pitch.

This one-day practical workshop aims to help you to create and practise a pitch that will help you present your idea or work in a coherent and business-like way. (In a supportive environment).

By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

  • Convey your idea / piece of work in an engaging, clear and concise manner
  • Communicate your vision effectively
  • Indicate what resources you’ll need as well as what you can bring to the table
  • Explain why your proposal should be commissioned or taken on board

No previous experience of pitching or presenting is required but it is important to bring a written outline of an idea or piece of work with you so that you can work on it during the course.

You will develop and practise your pitch in the morning and, as there are only 8 places on this workshop, you will be given an opportunity to present your idea / work and receive feedback from the group in the afternoon.

Trainer, Angela Graham:

Producer / director of more than 100 broadcast documentaries in Welsh and English.

Feature film producer and screenwriter; journalist and fiction writer.

Member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain

For further details and to book a place please go here

 

Made in Wales Brief for External Consultancy

 

Film Hub Wales are seeking external consultants to research and develop the idea of a Made in Wales brand, for films with Welsh connections.

 

Introduction

Through our ‘Made in Wales’ strand, Film Hub Wales (FHW) celebrates Welsh stories on screen. Our ambition is for Welsh film to stand regularly alongside quality independent and foreign language titles worldwide.

The Brief

FHW are seeking external consultants to research and develop the idea of a Made in Wales brand, for films with Welsh connections. Building on the work of FHW to date and with the support of over 25 industry partners (including BAFTA Cymru, Into Film and Ffilm Cymru Wales), our aim is to explore how we might increase awareness of Welsh screen content and deliver this message to digital generations.

This scoping work, which is supported by Clwstwr Creadigol via Cardiff University, might include:

1) Learning from other UK and international models of delivery,

2) Exploring the idea of Welsh identity, how we tell stories and how this might be harnessed to reach audiences,

3) Looking at data gaps, trends and case studies to explore how we might use data to reach audiences.

The total sum for this work, inclusive of VAT and expenses is £ £10,000.

More information on how to submit a proposal here

Closing deadline for applications: Friday 15th November 2019

Organisations may be invited to discuss in person.

Queries should be addressed to [email protected] or 02920 353740.

Candoco – Vacancies

AUDITION NOTICE: Candoco seeks three new Company Dancers

Candoco Dance Company – a world-leading professional dance company for disabled and non-disabled dancers – is looking for three dancers to join the company to tour nationally and internationally from Spring 2020, with a minimum 2-year commitment.

Dancers applying require:

A strong natural performance ability

Demonstrable professional, or comparable, dance experience

High level technical ability

Good improvisation skills

Strong communications skills

An ability to remember or repeat material

A passion for different dance styles and ways of working

A commitment to working collaboratively and being part of a team. Able to participate in the extensive programme of ambassadorial education work worldwide.

We encourage applications from all disabled artists at any point in their career.

Application Deadline: Monday 18th November 2019, 10am

Audition: Friday 13th December (audition workshop), Saturday 14th December (recall), Sunday 15th December (interview) – all by invitation only. You must be available on all 3 days.

Contract Start date: w/c 20th April 2020

Applicants successful in being offered an audition will hear from us by 29th November 2019 or sooner if possible for applications from abroad. Candoco regretfully cannot return any materials sent in by post.

Please refer to the Recruitment Pack for further details on the job and how to apply.

Candoco is an equal opportunities employer. We actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community and are particularly keen to hear from D/deaf and disabled people.

Download the Recruitment Pack here.

Complete the Equal Opportunities form here.

Wales Millennium Centre – Unlimited Event

Unlimited Connects: Di-Ben-Draw

Preseli Room

November 14th and 15th

Come and join us for a series of talks, panel discussions, workshops and performances exploring a breadth of disability-led arts.

Venues and organisations often work with people they already know but what about those they don’t; those who feel excluded and operate outside existing networks?

What about artists and potential audience members who have access requirements outside of those usually provided?

TWO DAY EVENT

This two-day event will run from 11am – 7pm daily and consist of a mixture of panel discussions and presentations including one debating the topic: Can venues be all things to all people?

And at 7pm each day you can join us in watching our programmed production for the day.

Workshops will be on offer, offering practical skills in building networking confidence.

This event has BSL interpreters and captioning, with step-free access, alternative seating/lying arrangements, and a quiet space.

For this event we’ve teamed up again with Unlimited, an arts commissioning programme that enables new work by disabled artists to reach UK and international audiences.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAMME FOR THIS EVENT

PERFORMANCES

 -ish by Aby Watson

Weston Studio

Thursday 14 November 7-8pm

-ish is a solo choreography of movement, text and object exploring the murky territory that dyspraxia, an invisible coordination disorder, inhabits between the simple dichotomy of able / disabled.

Separate booking is required, for further details and tickets please visit: https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/ish/

Gods and Kings by Paul Whittaker

Weston Studio

Friday 15 November, 7-7.45pm

A man leaves a consultation room facing a choice. It should be a pretty straightforward choice. Take the pill and live. Don’t take the pill and die. But the decision proves to be more difficult; does he risk losing his life or risk no longer being the person he has been all of his life? Challenging perceptions of what it is to live with mental illness, Gods & Kings is a bracingly honest and often hugely funny real-life story.

Separate booking is required, for further details and tickets please visit:

https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/gods-and-kings/

 

If you’d like to discuss the event or your access requirements further, please contact Sarah Leigh on [email protected] or call her on 02920 634675.

https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/unlimited-connects-di-ben-draw/

National Museum Cardiff

Quiet times with Dippy

What are Quiet times with Dippy?

These quiet sessions to visit Dippy the dinosaur have been designed for visitors with autism, learning disabilities or sensory and communication disorders, along with their families and carers. On these dates there will be reduced capacity and a quieter atmosphere. 

When are Quiet times with Dippy happening?

Sunday 3rd November 2019  –  9am – 10am

Sunday 8th December 2019  –  9am  – 10am

Do I need to book?

Places are limited and tickets should be booked in advance.  Siblings are welcome to attend, but all children and adults attending the event will need to book.

Tickets

 What else do I need to know?

Quiet times with Dippy events are completely free and suitable for families with children aged 4–15.

The museum shop and coffee shop will be open from 9am -10am.

Not all areas of the Museum will be open during Quiet times with Dippy

When the Museum opens to general visitors at 10.00am all areas of the Museum will be open to the general public. At this point you are welcome to stay and explore other galleries.

National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park

Cardiff

CF10 3NP