DAC Poetry Competition – Closing date 21st January

Please send in your entries – the winning poem will be awarded a voucher to the value of £450 towards a course at Ty Newydd .


Entry criteria

You can enter by post , email or on our website                             

Poems can be in English or Welsh.

Poems should be on the theme of On the Edge They must be typed/clearly written and not longer than 40 lines.

Poems should be unpublished and must be your original work.

All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification. On a separate sheet of paper /in the body of your email you should give

a) your name and address,

b) title(s) of the poems submitted.

Up to 2 poems may be submitted on payment of the appropriate fee: £5 for one poem or £8 for 2. Cheques should be made payable to DISABILITY ARTS CYMRU.

A selection of poems will be chosen to be part of an e-publication.

Once entered, poems cannot be withdrawn from the competition. It is regretted that no entries can be returned, so keep a copy of your work.

The decision of the adjudicators will be final, and there can be no correspondence concerning the result. Please note this is a competition and there is no guarantee that your poetry will be chosen and the fee is non-refundable

No alterations can be made to a poem once it has been submitted.The winners will be notified by post or email by 1st March 2019.

Staff and board members of DAC are not eligible to enter.

There will be one prize of a voucher to the value of £450 redeemable against a 2019 writing course at Ty Newydd plus reasonable travel costs.

To upload your poem via Airtable click on  https://airtable.com/shrnnUbxMvdO4UXw1

Or send my email to post@dacymru.com

Miri Mawr Arts Company are looking for a Lead Musician

Miri Mawr Arts Company are looking for a Lead Musician FOR A PAID project.

Sensory, immersive, Welsh language theatre project aimed at ages 5 and under. Taking place in Denbighshire. Looking for a musician to compose, create sound effects, bring opportunities for our little audience to use instruments and lead your team of 6th form music students

Miri Mawr Arts Company in partnership with Making Sense CIC have been awarded the, Experiencing the Arts-Creative Collaborations fund via the Arts Council of Wales.  We have a very exciting project that will take place across the Prestatyn schools cluster.  We are looking for a Welsh speaking/Welsh learner lead musician from North Wales for the project.

For more information, please contact Lowri-Mair Owen Artistic Director for Miri Mawr Arts Company  –info@mirimawr.wales


DAC Open Exhibition – Mostyn, Llandudno

We are very excited to host the DAC annual Exhibition at Mostyn, Llandudno  in the coming weeks.

Venue: MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan Street

Llandudno LL30 1AB

11th Jan – 4th March 2019

Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 4.00pm






Image ‘On the Edge of Restoration’ – Cerys Knighton

DAC Presents…

On The Edge­_  2018 Open Exhibition

A collection of 21 artworks submitted by DAC members; consisting of D/deaf and disabled artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health.

On the Edge is the title for DAC’s 2018 Open Exhibition; DAC members were asked to react to this title and submit work based on their own interpretation. The exhibition includes a wide range of work from artists at varying points in their creative development.

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


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  museum@merthyrleisuretrust.co.uk

 or on the FB events listing https://www.facebook.com/events/814176645593737/

for more information. WellbeingMerthyr

DAC Poetry Competition – don’t forget to send in your entries

Just a reminder that the closing date for entries to this competition is 21st January 2019

This year we are grateful for the support of Literature Wales which has enabled us to offer the winning poet the opportunity to attend one of their courses.  View the courses available

Send your entries by email to post@dacymru.com;

Post to us at Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Fairwater Cardiff CF5 3EF

Or you can fill out the “Entry Form” form quickly and securely on Airtable

Entry details here


Celf Able

Celf-Able is an inclusive art group run by disabled artists in Powys. 

We are disabled- and artist-led, but open to all ages and abilities, artists and people who just want to have a go at art. Materials provided.  There is a small charge of £3.00.

Future meeting dates and venues: 


Siawns Teg, Newtown (former Radio Maldwyn building) 11-3      05/12/2018, 06/03/19
Warren Room, Care Centre Machynlleth 11-3                                   12/12/2018, 09/01/19, 13/02/19, 13/03/19
The Institute, Llanfair Caereinion 11-3                                                18/12/2018, 15/01/19, 19/02/19, 19/03/19
COWSHACC, Welshpool, 11-3                                                               16/01/19, 20/02/19, 20/03/19
Oriel Davies, Newtown, Art 11-12.30,                                                   05/02/19
committee meetings 1.30-3.00   
Mid-Wales Arts Centre, Caersws 11-3*                                                 28/11/2018, 23/01/19, 27/02/19, 27/03/19

*Lunch available for an extra charge, please contact us to book,  tel 01938 810058/07972 932543 or e-mail admin@celf-able.org                                                           

Materials provided.  There is a small charge of £3.00.

  Email      Website




The Last Post Exhibition 12th – 30th November

An art exhibition of genuine letters of the first World War to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice

By Carrie Francis 
Opening Night 14th November at 6.30pm


Art in the Attic
The Robert Maskrey Gallery
The Factory, Welsh Hills Works
Jenkin Street
Porth CF39 9PP                    
Gallery Opening times 10.am-4pm Monday- Friday

For more info contact anneculvershousevans@valleykids.org  
                                                                      Tel 01443 687080



Nyrsys – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

As this year sees the NHS turn 70, we take a look behind the scenes of a busy cancer ward in a hospital in Wales today, with a script and songs created from interviews with real nurses. This new play shines a light on nurses’ experiences — the challenges they face in their day-today work and the mischief, sisterhood and sense of vocation that sustains them. A heartfelt depiction of the life and work of these real-life heroes who care for us and our loved ones within a healthcare system that’s under perpetual strain.

This is a Welsh-language production. The Sibrwd app provides a live audio synopsis for non-Welsh speakers and Welsh beginners. Full information available here.

Age guidance: 11+

As this production is an integral part of the company’s exploration of the theme Care and Community, and comes at the end of a special year in the history of the National Health Service, a special offer is available of concession price or 10% off ticket price for all NHS staff. NHS staff are kindly asked to show their ID card and quote ‘NyrsysGIG’ when buying tickets.
On Tuesday 17 April, we presented the first public presentation of Nyrsys as a work in progress at Wales Millennium Centre, as part of their season ‘Performances for the Curious’.
Click here to see a video  promoting the BSL performances  on 17th November and 20th November : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1hLroO6eA&feature=youtu.be

Details of pre- and post-show talks along the tour:

Pontio, Bangor 06/11/2018:  18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, PL2  Post-show talk in the theatre.
Lyric, Carmarthen 09/11/2018:     Post-show talk in the theatre.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth 13/11/2018:    Post-show talk in the theatre.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 16/11/2018:   19.00 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, meeting room. 
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 17/11/2018:   19.30   BSL Interpreted performance.
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 20/11/2018:    18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Haydn Rees room;   Post-show talk in the theatre.
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 21/11/2018  19.45   BSL Interpreted performance.
Borough Theatre, Abergavenny 27/11/2018:  18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Council Chamber Room.
Mwldan, Cardigan 04/12/2018:   19.00 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Mwldan Café.
Galeri, Caernarfon 07/12/2018:    Post-show talk in the theatre