Access to Coastal Paths?


BBC Newyddion want to hear disabled people’s experiences of accessing the coastal path.  They are aware of recent issues in Flintshire, where barriers have been installed to prevent motorbikes, which have created problems for disabled wheelchair / scooter users.

Are there any other places where similar situations have arisen across Wales?

If so, Luned Phillips would like to hear from Welsh speakers from these areas to talk to her about this issue.

Please contact Luned directly on  02920 322431   [email protected]

British Blind Sport

Have a Go Day South Wales

We are delighted to announce a Have a Go Day in South Wales. 

Venue: Cardiff House of Sport, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Cardiff CF11 8AW

Date: Saturday 29th September 12:30 to 5pm

Come along and take part in an entirely free day of sport and activities including Judo, Guide Running, Football, Tennis and many more. Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up. Friends and family are also welcome. Register for the Have a Go Day in South Wales.

 

Working in with Sport Cardiff and Cardiff Institute for the Blind, this event will take place at Cardiff House of Sport, Cardiff on Saturday 29th September. A number of successful events have already been held this year including Cambridge, London, Liverpool and Surrey. Here’s what other participants had to say:

 

“We had an amazing day altogether in the family. It was great to have both my VI children and their siblings involved as it made the day much more fun. Thank you for organising!’ Parent of participants, Have a Go Day Surrey

 

Get Involved!

For further details please contact Alex Pitts, Participation Officer on telephone:  07929 356428 or email [email protected]

FFILM CYMRU WALES INVESTS IN WELSH FILM AUDIENCES

Ffilm Cymru Wales’ latest round of Audience Access awards will continue to support Welsh venues and festivals to provide a dynamic and diverse variety of cinematic experiences for people right across Wales.

For the first time, new funding awards were made to Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival and Bangor’s Pontio Arts Centre. Running at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff between 28th and 30th September, and at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the 20th and 21st October, the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival will help audiences explore the latest and best in Japanese animation with films to suit all ages, as well as workshops and masterclasses with Japanese animators. The funding award will support Kotatsu in continuing to build new audiences, working alongside local community, youth and refugee groups to widen the festival’s reach.

Pontio Arts Centre’s new funding will support their project encouraging the community in Bangor to make the most of their local independent cinema. Their initiatives include providing more Welsh-language cinema, community interaction through volunteering, creating access for families with children with additional needs, and continuing the venue’s engagement of student and young audiences through film, gaming and interactive content. 

In addition to the new awards, Ffilm Cymru continued to invest in three established film festivals to advance their expansion and reach new audiences.

Read more here.

METTA THEATRE | ACCESSIBLE AUDITIONS

Spread the word @MettaTheatre is looking for highly skilled D/deaf, disabled & neuro-diverse actor-musicians & singers for 6 new British musicals.

Open auditions on Oct 16 & 17

Are you a collaborative, open & exceptionally talented D/deaf or Disabled or neuro-diverse actor-musician? Want to be considered for 6 new British musicals with @MettaTheatre over the next 3 years? More info www.mettatheatre.co.uk/access-auditions/

If the actors could please fill in this Google Form or if email is easier then email a CV and a self tape of them playing their instrument and/or singing a song that shows off their voice, to [email protected] with the subject heading [ACCESSIBLE AUDITIONS]. Please submit your materials by October 1st.

Metta’s Artistic Director Poppy Burton-Morgan will be meeting with successful candidates in London and Salisbury.

  • LONDON TUESDAY OCTOBER 16th – V&A Museum – Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

  • SALISBURY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17th – Wiltshire Creative (Salisbury Playhouse) – Malthouse Lane (off Fisherton Street) Salisbury SP2 7RA

More important information for actors and interested directors:

Please make us aware of any access needs and we will do our best to accommodate them in advance and on the day. An a BSL interpreter / lip-speaker / speech-to-text reporter can be provided for you if you let us know in advance and both spaces are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Parking space can be provided, and there will be a quiet area where you can prepare or rest before/after your audition. Also, please let us know if it would be helpful for us to meet you at the nearest station (London Waterloo or Southwark for the London audition, Salisbury Rail station for Salisbury) and if there’s anything we’ve not mentioned that would be helpful for you and facilitate you giving us your best on the day.

Additionally, if you need support in creating your self tape (an audio file is also fine) please contact [email protected]

If you are invited to meet, you will be given a 30 minute time slot and asked to prepare a song from one of the shows we have in development. You will also be asked to perform another song of your choosing that you feel best shows off your voice and/or instrument(s). There will be a pianist to accompany you, or you may use a backing track or accompany yourself. We are interested in your skills as a collaborator so we will probably work in depth on a short section of song – playing around with it in several different way – rather than hearing a song in full.

We will contact all successful applicants no later than 2 weeks before the audition date with materials to prepare. We will respond to all applicants who apply but we are a very small organisation so we cannot provide feedback for those that we choose not to meet.

We will respond in writing (or phone call) to everyone that we meet with clarifying whether we will offer you a role in a full production or for research and development period for any of the following projects which you may be being considered for:

Upcoming Shows:

  • IN THE WILLOWS by Poppy Burton-Morgan, Pippa Cleary and Keiran Merrick. A hip hop musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows. Touring spring 2019

  • LITTLE PRINCE by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Simon Bass. A circus musical based on the novel by Antoine de Saint Exupery. In development for production in 2019

  • COLD FRONT by Jason Carr and Poppy Burton-Morgan. An intimate new chamber musical for 2 voices, piano and cello. In development for production in 2019

  • METAMORPHOSIS by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Keiran Merrick. A hip hop musical based on the Kafka novella. Touring spring 2020.

  • WINTER HOLIDAY by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Candida Caldicot. An actor musician folk musical based on the novel by Arthur Ransome. Running at Theatre By The Lake in Keswick, Christmas 2020

  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Shola Adewusi. A contemporary adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, with a pop/jazz/soul score. In development for expected touring in spring 2021

 

 

British Sign Language Level 1 Intensive in Cardiff

Taking flight -

2 final spaces have just opened up on our BSL level 1 course which starts on Monday 17th September here in Cardiff.

 

The course lasts just 2 weeks instead of the 1 year that Level 1 usually takes to achieve. The course has been subsidised by Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru/Arts Council of Wales so it only costs £250 instead of the usual £450. This fee includes an end of course test and certificate.

The course will have an arts vocab slant but you will still have the regular level 1 qualification.It will take place at Cardiff Deaf Club and be run by the amazing Sarona Training.

For more information or to book email [email protected]

Glynn Vivian At Night – end of summer social

Glynn Vivian Gallery

On Friday 31 August, 5-8pm, we’ll be keeping our doors open a little later, so you can enjoy the magic of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery at night.

Friday 31 August
17:00 – 20:00

 
We’ll be bringing you live music from Felix Subway from Lost Tuesday Society, artist talks by Lee Williams and BEEP painting prize artists, dance performance by Volcano Youth Company, art workshops and more.
 
We’ll also be hosting local food traders so you can enjoy a range of cocktails, craft beers and ciders and food served in our Gallery garden.
 
Join us for an after work social or for pre ‘night out’ drinks and discover something new at Glynn Vivian.
 
Free entry, no booking required. Drop in and join us at any time. Everyone welcome

Film Audience Network Access Coordinator

FAN Access Coordinator (Work Placement)
Fixed-term 24 hours per week for 15 weeks (October 2018 – January 2019)
Salary scale: £16,286 pro rata

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Along with its independent member venues, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema. FHW is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. The aim is to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, it’s supported over 160 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 302,000 audience members. Film Hub Wales are proud to act as the Lead Hub for Diversity and Inclusion for the UK BFI Film Audience Network.

Film Hub Wales are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds to support the BFI FAN Access Officer with the coordination of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Diversity and Inclusion project. The post-holder will explore and debate representation on screen, in the audience and behind the camera, with the aim of creating access for all film audiences to British independent and world cinema UK wide, regardless of the barriers to attendance they may face. They will liaise with members of BFI FAN, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the project.

Application forms and job description available at www.chapter.org or contact Toki Allison: [email protected]

Closing deadline for applications: 5.30pm 31st August 2018

Interviews to be held: 11th September 2018

Opportunity for freelancers interested in film marketing!

BFI FAN are expanding our pool of marketing freelancers across the UK and would like to invite talented, motivated marketers or promoters to a free workshop which will provide specialist training in film marketing – the workshop is fully funded and candidates will be paid £150 for their time. It’s a great chance to find out more about BFI FAN, network with other freelancers and cinemas, and find out about freelance opportunities in film exhibition all over the UK.

Since 2016, the BFI Film Audience Network has been creating innovative, grassroots press and marketing campaigns across the UK, all with the aim of building audiences for new independent film releases. Now, we’re looking to expand our pool of freelancer marketers, and are inviting anyone interested to a free workshop day. This is an opportunity for you to network, take part in a specialist workshop and learn about the opportunities we have on offer.

The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) is:

a collaboration of eight Film Hubs with a membership of over 1,500 cinemas, film festivals and other film exhibitors across the UK.

Working with cinemas on incredible films like A Fantastic WomanGod’s Own Country and Mustang, we’ve organised panel discussions and parties – we’ve created GIFs, zines, beermats and badges – we’ve worked with local press and online bloggers – we’ve flyered, flash-danced and Facebooked – to ensure that anyone, no matter where they live in the UK, find out about great independent films screening near them.

You are:

  • Passionate about film 
  • Into arts, culture and entertainment
  • Experienced in marketing and or arts/event promotion
  • Organised, pro-active, a self-starter
  • Good at networking and building relationships 

What’s on offer?

  • Attend a free audience development workshop led by Film Marketing and Distribution specialist, Jo Taylor on 20 September 2018 at Watershed, Bristol
  • Your travel will be reimbursed and you will be paid £150 for your time
  • Find out more about freelance opportunities in film marketing where you live
  • Network with other UK-based freelancers and cinemas

We especially welcome applications from people from BAME backgrounds as they are underrepresented in the industry.

If you have any access, childcare or other needs that we can help with, please contact us at [email protected].

If you would like to arrange a call or video chat please contact us at [email protected].

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 27 August

 

 

 

 

 

Creating progress – Creu Cynnydd

Spectacle Theatre are delighted to announce that they will officially launch the ‘Creating Progress – Creu Cynnydd ‘project as part of Mental Health awareness week in October 2018. This project aims to support young people aged 11-25 with mental health and emotional health needs, through using creativity.  

Over the next three years, this integrated service, consisting of creative workshops and performance will enable young people

 

: to develop resilience

: learn to manage stressful situations

: decrease social isolation

: increase opportunities for creativity

 Spectacle will provide

: weekly core groups

: volunteering opportunities

: access to outreach workshops and performance

The project will be delivered in Welsh and English. The project is funded by the Big Lottery and involves partnership working with The Arts Factory, New Horizons, People and Work and Create Your Space.

The project will take place weekly from September 2018 in the Rhondda valleys and in Cynon Valley from 2019

Creating Progress – Creu Cynydd aims to improve self-esteem and confidence, develop resilience, decrease social isolation and increase opportunities for young people to influence what matters to them.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING ?

There are opportunities on this project in:

  • Governance
  • Administration/Marketing
  • Supporting staff at practical sessions

Email [email protected] or telephone 01443 430700 to register a place or to find out more details. www.spectacletheatre.co.uk

For further information please email [email protected]

Or call 01443 430700