Graeae Theatre Company

DISCOVER, short Course

21 October 2019 – 25 October 2019

Bradbury Studios, 138 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY



Deaf, disabled or faced barriers to training?
Aged 17-30?
Dedicated to a career in theatre-making?

Discover is a one-week short course in theatre-making and technical production roles. It is open to young Deaf and disabled people (aged 17 – 30) who are passionate about theatre, driven towards a career in the arts and eager to challenge themselves professionally.

The short course is based at Graeae in Hackney, London and at various accessible venues, campuses, and locations across London. You will be introduced to inclusive theatre-making and the technical aspects in the industry with workshops in:

Activism in the Arts
Creative Access in Theatre-making
Devising Performance
Technical Theatre

You might be required to attend evening performances at the drama schools as part of this short course (tickets provided by Graeae).

Graeae works in partnership with London’s leading drama schools and theatre practitioners to deliver Discover. These include:

Rose Bruford College
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

There are 20 places available on Discover in October 2019. For those on the course, it also opens opportunities to be considered for Graeae’s future training and artist leadership programmes.

All access support is provided such as access workers or sign language interpreters.

Travel costs inside London are covered where public transport is not possible due to access barriers.

For further details and to apply please go here


Learning Disability Wales Photo Competition

Here is your chance to win a prize!

Learning Disability WalesWe are running a photo competition with Able Radio for anyone living in Wales with a learning disability. 

There is a lot you can say with a photo. All you have to do is email me your picture and entry form. 

Deadline for entries is Monday, 14th October  2019.

How to enter?

  • Read the competition rules.
  • Take a picture on any type of camera or camera phone you like.
  • Fill in the entry form and send the form and photo to us.
  • You must send your entry so it gets to us by Monday, 14 October 2019

What photos to take?

You can take a photo on the theme of “Right here”.

It can be a picture of anything, but must tell a story about how or where you are seen, heard, included and valued.

Winners will be announced at our annual conference #righthereldw  in Newport on 6th November. You can book your place to attend our conference by clicking on the link below.

You can read about the rules and fill in the entry form by clicking on the link below.

Rules and entry form

Book your place now for “Right here”

If you have any questions or requests please contact [email protected] or call 029 2068 1160.

Pentabus Opportunity

The Legacy Project at Attingham Park

We are looking for two artists to work on a new collaboration we have with the National Trust at Attingham Park Nr Shrewsbury.

Pentabus Theatre and Attingham Park are looking for a socially engaged sound / digital artist and a visual artist/designer to work with them on an arts project in 2020 to explore what Attingham’s ‘legacy’ means for a number of different local communities.

The Project – Context and Vision.
Pentabus Theatre, in partnership with Attingham Park, will develop and deliver a participatory
programme of workshops with communities, NT volunteers, NT staff and artists. The workshop
programme will lead to the co-creation of a response to the following provocation:

If Lord Berwick left the Park and the Mansion specifically ‘for public benefit’, what does this mean
in the 21st Century, and how does the public of today benefit from this generous gift to the National

There are many people who already benefit from using Attingham; through visiting and
volunteering many have discovered their own personal ‘Attingham memory’ or ‘Attingham
moment’. There are also many local people and communities who have never been to Attingham,
who are yet to create an ‘Attingham memory’. We want to explore how we bring people together to
share existing memories and create new ones.

For more information regarding the project and the brief please see the attached Artists’ Briefs or



Learning Disability Wales

Engage To Change Roadshows

Learning Disability WalesEbbw Vale and Carmarthen

Free Events

Engage to Change supports young people aged 16-25 with a learning disability and/or autism into paid work placements lasting 6-12 months.

Engage to Change will be in Ebbw Vale and Carmarthen bringing together people with a learning disability and autism, parents and carers, employers, local businesses, decision-makers and more to let you know how this project can benefit you.

This event is for:

  • People who provide support

Come along to find out how the project could benefit the people you work with through supported employment, from greater financial independence, to increased confidence and an expanded social circle. They can self-refer or you can refer them to us.

  • Employers

Drop in to the Roadshow to meet the team, get a taste of how it all works, and hear from other employers who have taken part and felt the benefits of welcoming Engage to Change participants to their workforce.

  • People with a learning disability and/or autism

Engage to Change may be able to support you to learn new skills and gain experience in the workplace, all with the aim of moving into paid employment. We look forward to having you at the event!

Venue: Ebbw Vale

Date: Tuesday, 24 September

Timings: 10:00 to 12:00

Book your place in Ebbw Vale here now!


Venue: Carmarthen

Date: Wednesday, 25 September

Timings: 10:00 to 12:00

Book your place in Carmarthen here now!

The Engage to Change project is delivered in partnership between Learning Disability Wales, Agoriad Cyf, All Wales People First, Cardiff University, ELITE and in collaboration with Project SEARCH.


Christmas Window Commission

Calling All Creatives!!

We are inviting proposals for our seventh Christmas window display in our shop. Giving artists/designers/makers the opportunity to dress the double fronted art nouveau style windows at here MOSTYN.

Full details can be downloaded from our website: 

This is a paid commission – £1000. 

Closing date: 5.30pm September 8th 2019

Also a reminder that DAC’s Annual Exhibition, Trust, will be on display at Mostyn from 2nd to 30th September. Do take this opportunity to view the stunning work created by DAC members.



12 Vaughan Street

Llandudno LL30 1AB

Mostyn Craft Fair

North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair – Winter 2019

Call for Stallholders

Saturday November 2nd 2019 

10.30am – 5.00pm


We are pleased to announce the second North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair to be held at MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales on Saturday 2nd November 2019.

Applications are for stallholders are now open to makers, designers, artists, studios, collectives or businesses using traditional or contemporary craft methods [e.g. ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, printmaking, textiles, glass, mixed media, wood etc] 

£75 per table.

Full information and application form can be found on our website:

Closing date for applications is 20th September 2019 at 5pm.

Theatr Clwyd Craft Fair

Feeling crafty?…

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair on Sun 20 October, showcasing the best in local crafts from over 50 exhibitors with a huge range of beautifully designed products.

Sunday 20 October
10am – 4pm

Free to attend

We have a few spaces left, so if you’d like to exhibit, please contact Nathan Stewart ([email protected] )

We’d love to hear from you. We want as many exhibitors as possible to make this a diverse and creative opportunity for local makers!

***Please Note: This is a non-ticketed event, just turn up and have a look around***

For more information please go here

Theatr Clwyd 
Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA

National Trust Competition

2020 National Trust Handbook Photography Competition

We’re searching for an image that shows how places can make you feel good. Enter our photography competition and be in with a chance of having your photo featured on the cover of our 2020 Handbook and winning £1,500 worth of credit to spend on National Trust holiday cottages. 

Could you be the person to take the picture that captivates more than five million National Trust members?

The competition is open to both amateurs and professionals, and runs from Wednesday 1 May 2019 to 23:59 on Sunday 1 September 2019. Entries should be submitted by email (below). Our judging panel will choose the winning photo to feature on the cover of the Handbook, which will be published in 2020, as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. 

Read the competition rules and send us your pictures below

The winning photo will need to show how the countryside and landscaped gardens or historic houses we look after can spark adventure, inspire us and change the way we feel. 

What to submit

Your photo must be:

  • taken at a National Trust place in 2019
  • landscape format (not portrait)
  • in full colour (not black and white)
  • 300 dpi and sent as a jpeg file no bigger than 10MB
  • sent as an attachment (not embedded in an email)

You must:

  • only send up to 10 photos
  • reflect the theme of ‘places that make you feel good’
  • get written consent from the people in your photos
  • make sure the focal point of your photo is on the right-hand side
  • read the full competition rules, linked to below.

Please read the rules of the competition before submitting your entries. For further information please go here

Opportunities for writers






Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. 1 st £250, 2nd £100 Entry fee £5 for 1 poem, £8 for 2. See all the details here: DEADLINE: 31 August 2019

Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries

Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries are awarded annually to writers at all stages of their careers, who are resident in Wales. The Writers’ Bursaries Awards enable writers to concentrate on developing a specific work in progress across a twelve-month period. The amounts are fixed sum awards at £3,000. Applicants may apply for a Writer’s Bursary, or a Support Fund Bursary, if eligible. Support Fund Bursaries are available for writers with mobility problems or disabilities in need of specialist equipment and assistance. Applicants for the Support Fund Bursary may apply for up to £1,000 for assistance to develop their work in progress.. DEADLINE: 10 September 2019

The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2019/20 is now open for submissions of short stories of no longer than 6,000 words.The cost of entry for each short story is £10. The winning author will receive £2,000 and shortlisted authors will each receive £150. Full information can be found on our web