Llanover Hall – Exhibition

Women’s Arts Association Exhibition

Official opening Friday 15th March 6 -8pm

Exhibition runs until March 29th.

Please support DAC members and visit this exciting exhibition.

 

Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Rd, Cardiff, CF5 1FH

 

Opening times:

Monday 9am–3pm

Tuesday 9am–3pm, 7–9pm

Wednesday 9am–3pm, 7–9pm

Thursday 9am–3pm, 7–9pm

Friday 9am–3pm

Saturday 10am–12pm

Sunday Closed

For more information about Llanover Hall and what they offer please visit https://www.llanoverhall.com/

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

Learning Disability Wales

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions – Children and Young People

Learning Disability Wales3 April in Cardiff

This workshop is designed for practitioners new to the field of autism.

Participants will be introduced to basic concepts and theories relating to Autism Spectrum Disorders. The notion of autism as a spectrum disorder will be explored along with biological, psychological and behavioural aspects of the condition.

This course is designed for anyone who comes into contact with children who are on the autism spectrum. It will help those who wish to develop their understanding of children on the autism spectrum.

Click here to book your place

If you have any queries, you can contact Inacia Rodrigues on 02920681174

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

 

Dirty Protest – New Show

How To Be Brave

Written by Siân Owen

Touring Wales, March 2019

All performances at Chapter, Cardiff, will be captioned on iPads.

Both matinees at Chapter, Cardiff, are Relaxed Performances, with a warm welcome to all.

Determined that her young daughter will never lose the powerful, fierce magic she arrived into the world with, Katie sets off on a mission to create an instruction manual titled, How to Be Brave.

This brand-new, one-woman play follows Katie’s journey as she gets on her old childhood BMX and rides around Newport to find what she’s really made of. By listening to the unheard voices of the city, she begins to ask what the women who have gone before can teach her about how to be brave in this confusing, fast-changing world we live in.

Experience a love story from writer Siân Owen, to Newport – the city that made her.

Tour March 13th – 27th 2019

Chapter, Cardiff

13 – 16th  March 7.30pm

Matinees: Friday 15th and Saturday 16th  1:45 pm

Chapter.org

(All performances will be captioned)

 

Theatre, Milford Haven

Tuesday 19th March 7:30pm

Torchtheatre.co.uk

 

Le Pub, Newport

21 – 23rd March

Lepublicspace.co.uk

 

Galeri, Caernarfon

27th March

Galericaernarfon.com

 

http://www.dirtyprotesttheatre.co.uk/now-on-how-to-be-brave

Small World Theatre’s Giant Dragon Celebrates St. David’s Day

Cardigan’s first St David’s Day Parade!

Celebrate our National Patron Saint, our identity and the Welsh Language on Friday 1st March from 1pm – 2pm. Everyone is welcome to join the Cardigan Parade celebrating St David’s Day and the launch of the first Parêd Gŵyl Dewi organised by Cered.

Small World Theatre’s fierce, giant Welsh Dragon will roar at the head of the procession leaving The Guildhall at 1pm and following the High Street to a public ceremony and more entertainment in the grounds of Cardigan Castle. Onlookers and those who want to take part in the Parade should meet at The Guildhall at 12.30pm. For further information please contact Cered on 01545 572 350 or cered@ceredigion.gov.uk

http://smallworld.org.uk/

WOW Film Festival 2019

WOW Wales One World Film Festival

From Thursday 21st March 2019

This is WOW Film Festival’s 18th journey of discovery through the riches of world cinema, bringing an eclectic, colourful and eye-opening view of our world to film fans around Wales.

As ever WOW brings to Wales the very best films that have won major awards at festivals worldwide, such as Dead Pigs (Sundance World Cinema Special Jury Prize), Aga (Best Director, Eurasian Film Festival), Birds of Passage (Honourable Mention Best Film London Film Festival), Burning (Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize), The Dead and the Others (Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival) and Three Faces (Co-Winner Best Screenplay Cannes Film Festival 2018).

“We’re immensely proud of this year’s festival programme” says David Gillam of WOW Film Festival who happens to be the UK’s longest serving film festival director. “WOW connects audiences in rural Wales to trends happening around the world. Sparking conversations around what we have in common is one of the reasons that WOW Film Festival is more committed than ever to giving more people and places around Wales access to world cinema.” This global-rural theme runs throughout the WOW Film Festival programme in 2019.

Some of rural Wales’s most socially isolated people are actively leading the development of AberCon, a comicon style anime event being hosted by the festival at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd March. This ground-breaking new initiative is a partnership with Mencap Ceredigion, a grass-roots group who support people with learning disabilities, autism and brain injury. Animation is a brilliant way for autistic adults and children to improve communication skills, and over the course of the winter WOW Film Festival has been working with a group of Mencap Ceredigion members to create their own animations. AberCon will showcase their work alongside relaxed, accessible screenings of stunning Japanese animes.

WOW Film Festival’s sister project the WOW Women’s Film Club makes the cinema accessible to marginalised women from black and minority ethnic, refugee and asylum seeking communities in South Wales. On the morning of Tuesday 26th March in Newport (Gwent) the WOW Women’s Film Club will be hosting producer Flore Cosquer at the Wales premiere of the documentary Freedom Fields about the Libyan national women’s football team. Cosquer will be introducing her film in Aberystwyth that evening too.

WOW has a strong track record of showcasing films directed or written by women, who are still woefully underrepresented in top roles in the mainstream film industry. Margherita Pisano will join co-director Gaetano Crivano at the UK Premiere of En Route, their documentary about African migrants in rural Sardinia. Such ‘F-Rated films’ make up half of WOW programme in 2019 and include films such as Cathy Yen’s Dead Pigs, a smart, vibrant comedy set in Shanghai, and Dominga Sotomayor’s Too Late to Die Young, a sensuous coming-of-age tale that woozily evokes a Chilean summer after the fall of the Pinochet dictatorship.

Bringing films from South America, North Africa, Siberia, Iceland, Iran, Korea, China and Japan to Wales, WOW Film Festival takes place at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from Thursday 21st – Thursday 28th March before travelling to Swansea, Newport (Gwent), Fishguard, Cardigan, Narberth, Mold and Oswestry.

See www.wowfilmfestival.com for details of the full programme.

WOW Film Festival is funded by Film Hub for Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales.

 

Festival dates:

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Thursday 21st – Thursday 28th March

The Riverfront, Newport: Tuesday 26th March

Freedom Fields Theatr Clwyd, Mold: Tuesday 26 March – Tuesday 9 April

Kinokulture, Oswestry: Wednesday 27 March – Thursday 4 April

Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard: Saturday 30 March

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan: Sunday 7 April

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea: Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th April

Queen’s Hall, Narberth: Sunday 14 April

The Courtyard, Hereford: Monday 29th April – Monday 13th May

BAFTA Cymru Festival

BAFTA CYMRU ENCOURAGES NEW TALENT FROM ACROSS WALES TO ENGAGE WITH GURU LIVE FESTIVAL

Second one-day festival to offer practical advice on ground-up opportunities to those from all backgrounds and locations.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, have announced that they are pledging additional support to assist those from all backgrounds and locations across Wales to engage with their flagship one-day festival Guru Live Cardiff on 30 March.

The festival offers practical advice on careers in the film, games and television industry through masterclasses, workshops, round table discussions and a chance for individuals to meet creative professionals and their peers.

The event will build on the events programme BAFTA Cymru offers the public year-round, 38% of which were held outside Cardiff in 2018.

Tickets to the sessions have been subsidised and reduced to £10 for 2 sessions or £6 for 1 session. The event has been planned to start and end at times that allow for travel from around Wales and those who would like to attend and gain information and inspiration but find there is a financial barrier to doing so are invited to apply for bursaries that will offer up to £80 towards travel and 5 sessions for free.

We would like to support individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend Guru Live Cardiff with financial assistance towards travel costs.

*Please note, priority will be offered to those not in education, employment or training; those with dependants; those having protected characteristics and/or those living outside the CF postcode.

  • Up to £80 is available per person towards rail and bus travel, which we will book for you in advance
  • The reimbursement of mileage costs is .35p per mile.
  • You must be available to take part in the Guru Live Cardiff event if selected (from 11:30 – 18:30 on Saturday 30 March 2019)
  • Those receiving a bursary will be able to book a maximum of 5 sessions for free (dependent on availability).
  • Accommodation and food costs are not included.
  • The deadline for final applications is Friday 15 March, 12pm.
  • To apply, register and complete the form at: apply.bafta.org

Applications are open to those who are:

  • 16+
  • Living in Wales

Hannah Raybould, Director BAFTA Cymru, said:

“BAFTA Cymru is committed to helping those from all backgrounds and parts of Wales to find their place in the creative media industry if this is their goal. 

The recent BFI Workforce Diversity in the UK Screen Sector Evidence Review found that in locations that are economically less prosperous or have fewer creative industries employers, young people are less likely to think of a creative career as a viable option for two reasons.

Firstly, limited local creative industries activity and therefore exposure to this particular type of economic production leads to perceptions of careers in these areas as not providing secure enough employment. Secondly, young people from creative industries cold spots felt they would have a credibility problem trying to establish a creative career elsewhere.

We’re eager to play a small role in the work being done by many industry partners to bridge this gap by offering support for those across Wales to attend the Guru Live event to meet and hear from BAFTA recognised talent and continue to engage with them through our year-round events programme across the country and online.”

The final deadline to apply will be 15 March

www.bafta.org/wales