Call for submissions
Nine Muses Poetry is a new literary webzine established in May 2018. It is edited by DAC member Annest Gwilym,
poet and occasional short story writer.
It features all forms of poetry by new, emerging and established writers, showcasing the best of contemporary poetry. https://ninemusespoetry.com
Please see below details of training events which are now available to book on. Please note that booking is essential as sessions have limited numbers.
Only a few days left to register for this years Open Studios event! Enjoy year round benefits of the Helfa Gelf programme of training, exhibitions, residencies and a new emphasis on promoting our artists online! https://helfagelf.co.uk/
Saturday 16th June
How creatives can succeed in rural areas – with Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust, Galeri, Caernarfon.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-creatives-can-succeed-in-rural-areassut-mae-modd-i-weithwyr-creadigol-lwyddo-mewn-ardaloedd-tickets-45694411214
Saturday 30th June:
Workshop, Wet Plate Photography, Balaclafa, Caernarfon. This day workshop is an introductory to wet plate photography using plastic cameras.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-wet-plate-photography-gweithdy-ffotograffiaeth-collodion-gwlyb-tickets-46461636004
Wednesday 4th July:
Workshop, Ceramics, Maen Alaw, Penmaenmawr, Conwy. In this workshop the tutor will demonstrate a variety of hand building techniques using a red earthenware clay body, coiling, slab building, and press molding using a variety of forming methods.
Friday 6th July:
How to Collaborate as an Artist. A participatory workshop for artists who are developing collaborations or thinking about doing so. Tabernacle, Llandudno. NB: This is repeated in Corris, South Gwynedd details below.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-collaborate-as-an-artist-sut-i-gydweithio-fel-artist-llandudno-tickets-46709559550
One Night Only which will look at the curating of exhibitions as a one-off event. This will be followed by a session on theins and outs of hanging/displaying artwork. Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curation-one-night-only-with-tips-and-tricks-of-art-installationcuraduro-un-noson-yn-unig-gyda-tickets-46710760141
Wednesday 29th August:
How to Collaborate as an Artist. A participatory workshop for artists who are developing collaborations or thinking about doing so. Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Gwynedd. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-collaborate-as-an-artist-sut-i-gydweithio-fel-artist-corris-gwynedd-tickets-46709939687?ref=estw
PS: Sessions do fill up quickly and it is always worth putting your name down on the Eventbrite waiting list as participants can drop out. It also indicates interest in the topic so we can explore delivering it again.
A course for young people aged 14-18
Wednesdays 2-3pm 25 July – 28 August – Llangefni
A 6 week anxiety management course for young people (14-18) running in Llangefni through the summer holiday, starting in late July. The course looks at what anxiety is; how it affects us physically, emotionally and psychologically and how these factors influence our behaviour. We then use CBT methods and practice various mindfulness techniques so that the learners can put an action plan together to help them achieve their goals.
Please pass on this information to any people who may be interested in the course or get in touch if you need more information.
Email: [email protected]
Congratulations to our Honorary Treasurer Joanne Taylor
Jo was awarded the 2018 Grant Stephens Family Law Adviser Award at the Arts and Business Cymru awards last week for her outstanding contribution as a Board member of DAC. Jo has advised and supported DAC since joining us as a Co-Opted Trustee in September 2013 and becoming our Treasurer in October 2015. Jo has shown her commitment to the organisation through her input to business plans; action plans; structural review; and attendance at away days, meetings and events; working hard to establish a long-term future for DAC. In addition to helping the organisation introduce transparent, streamlined financial processes, Jo has recently led the organisation through registration as a CIO and helped recruit a new Finance Officer and a New Director. Jo is a Charities and Not for Profit Senior Manager for Broomfield Alexander in Newport and we are thrilled that her input has been recognised by the awards panel at Arts and Business Cymru.
May we also take this opportunity to recognise the enormous input that Jo Taylor has made to the future stability of DAC, to congratulate her on her award and to extend a huge thank you to her.
DAC has now registered with Amazon smile .
If you shop at Amazon and nominate DAC as your selected charity then we will receive a small % of your purchase.
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting smile.amazon.co.uk, customers are prompted to select a charitable organisation. Amazon will give 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and other shipping fees) of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organisations selected by our customers.
Please consider supporting DAC in this way. Thank you
Cyrff Ystwyth the Ceredigion based inclusive dance company is presenting its annual performance in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University on June 7th and 8th.
This year Arlene James presents her first full length piece of work called Canol Y Byd (The Centre of the World).
Tickets £6. For more information contact Mags on [email protected] or 01970 628488
Wildflowers and fungi are amazing! That’s why we’re inviting young people aged 14-25 to take part in a summer of activities and flex their creative skills.
This year Grow Wild are offering not one, but two opportunities for young people to receive £500 by making a short video application telling Grow Wild their idea and how they will spend the money.
Option 1 – Creative projects in your community (14-25).
Young people can use their interest in photography, music, drama, dance, film, visual arts or more to celebrate UK native wild flowers and fungi in fun and inventive ways.
Option 2 – Co-created projects for emerging artists (18-25 only)
Apply to join with others across the UK to plan an autumn exhibition at renowned arts venue, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This will include an artist masterclass at the venue in July.
Want to know more? Visit – https://www.growwilduk.com/creative
Following our successful debut in 2016 and the Carmarthen Fair last year, we are holding the third Carmarthen Book Fair – 11th August 2018 – St Peter’s Civic Hall, Nott’s Square, Carmarthen 10 am – 4 pm.
This is open to local writers and could be of special interest to anyone who has published their books through writing or art. This could be of interest to local independent publishers too.
For further details please contact, [email protected]
Festival of Voice will be starting in just a few weeks’ time at Wales Millennium Centre and as part of the programme there is a series of accessible performances .
WMC have offered DAC members £5 tickets for these shows.Just use the code FOVfriend2018 at point of purchase to take advantage of this!
WMC have teamed up with multi-award winning theatre company Gagglebabble to produce Double Vision. Part murder mystery, part gig, Double Vision is an exciting new thriller that is designed to be completely accessible to those with visual impairments, with audio description built into the script. Touch tours are available before every performance led by trained Stage Management staff with captioned performances on Thursday 14th and Saturday 16th June. Including UCAN member Mared Jarman in the role of Mel, this is a performance not to be missed.
Highway One is a co-production between August 012, Katell Keineg and WMC which takes the audience on a trip from Cardiff to Greece in the company of a centaur, a dead Italian film-maker, Medea, granddaughter of the sun god and a young woman from Cardiff. It will have two Audio Described performances by Alistair Sil on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June, with touch tours available beforehand.
For further information about shows and timings, please visit https://festivalofvoice.wales/.