Cyrff Ystwyth

 

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

Aberration on the Red Carpet

17 May 2018 at 7pm – Aberystwyth Arts Centre Studio

 FREE ADVANCE TICKETS FROM ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE BOX OFFICE BY PHONE OR IN PERSON ONLY. QUOTE THE BOOKING CODE ‘AVOCADO’

A showcase of short films from the Iris Prize and creative writing from the Write It Out community project.

Featuring the premiere of our own Aberration film, “Avocados Are Not the Only Fruit” with Maj Ikle one of DAC’s West Wales members making her directorial debut.

This is a free event to mark IDAHOBIT Day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia). Come and celebrate our LGBTQ+ fabulousness through community stories, poems and films.

Made possible by: Iris Prize, Literature Wales, SpringOut, Enfys Aber, Aberystwyth University and Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Read about it on Aberration’s Blog

See Maj Ikle’s own blog 

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – Estron (Alien)

Estron (Alien)
by Hefin Robinson

On tour across Wales 19 April – 19 May

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
in association with the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Carmarthenshire Theatres

A laptop, a tin of Quality Streets, and an author searching for his play in an infinite universe.

Recent devastating events have turned Alun’s world upside down, but in the darkness he seeks solace in a visitor from another world.

An intriguing new play for the current generation by one of our brightest young writers, and winner of the Drama Medal at the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod, 2016. Estron was performed for the first time in the Cwt Drama at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, 2017. This is a rare opportunity to see a Drama Medal winner on a national tour.

“I was in tears, with a wide grin on my face, when I jumped to my feet at the end . . . This is a powerful play . . . that must be experienced.” Lowri Cooke

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.

Please note that the performance at Chapter, Cardiff on Wednesday 16 May, 7pm will be BSL interpreted.

#Estron    Pre and post show talks

 

Pontio, Bangor:  Pre-show talk for welsh learners, 8 May

Canolfan Morlan, Aberystwyth: Post-show talk, 9 May

Maenclochog Community Hall, Pembrokeshire: Pre-show Sibrwd talk, 11 May

Chapter, Cardiff:  Pre-show talk for welsh learners, 14 May     Post-show talk, 15 May

Galeri, Caernarfon:  Post-show talk, 19 May

Buzz-AH!’s annual show “Now That’s What We Call Buzz-AH!”

Buzz-AH!’s annual show “Now That’s What We Call Buzz-AH!” 

We will take you on a journey through the West End onto Broadway and leave you  feeling good.  Buzz-AH! promotes Inclusion for people with and without disabilities.   Come and see this award winning charity bringing  fun, laughter and joy to the stage with their amazing Show. 

7.30pm on the 3rd and 4th July 2018 at Theatr Clwyd.

Tickets available online www.theatrclwyd.com or at Theatr Clwyd’s Box Office on 01352 701521

 

Re-Live

Belonging

Opening tomorrow!

Thursday 26th April 2pm and 7.30pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Following sell-out performances in 2016, and its storming success at the Wales Theatre Awards (winning Best Actor for Llion Williams and Best Director for Peter Doran), Belonging makes a triumphant return to the stage.

Written by Karin Diamond (nominated for Best Playwright, Wales Theatre Awards), Belonging follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t stop because of dementia.

Don’t miss one of the most powerful and uplifting plays of the year, with performances that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.

Due to generous support from the Arts Council of Wales, ticket prices for this production are available for just £10. 

Touring nationwide between April and June 2018: Please click on the theatre and follow the link.

Chapter Arts Centre – 26th – 5th May Cardiff

Chapter BSL performances: 1st May 2pm & 3rd May 7.30pm

Torch Theatre – 10th – 12th May Milford Haven

Theatr Clwyd – 15th – 19th May Mold

Theatr Clwyd BSL performance: 17th May 7.45pm

Taliesin Arts Centre – 23rd – 25th May Swansea

Taliesin BSL performances: 24th May 2pm & 7.30pm

Borough Theatre – 6th June Abergavenny

Cardboard Citizens

Cathy

There is an opportunity to see this award winning show in Wales next week –

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 23rd – 24th April

The Welfare, Swansea 25th April

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven 26th April

Aberystwyth Arts Centre 27th April

Cardboard Citizens are a theatre company and homeless charity based in London – we work with homeless people to tell their stories. Cathy has been our most successful show to date, as well as touring extensively in 2017, it played by invitation at the House of Lords on the evening of the second reading of the Homelessness Reduction Bill, and later at the Labour Party Conference during the launch of their homelessness strategy.

Inspired by Ken Loach and Jeremy Sandford’s ground-breaking film Cathy Come HomeCathy continues Cardboard Citizens’ exploration of the state of housing and homelessness. This powerful and emotive play, written by award-winning playwright Ali Taylor, and directed by Adrian Jackson, imagines a Cathy for our times. Based on true stories, it explores the impact of spiralling social housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of forced relocation through the compelling story of one family.

The performance will include an interactive forum theatre session after the show, giving audience members a chance to voice opinions and offer ideas that might change the course of the characters’ lives, which I hoped might be of particular interest to your organisation.

This week’s run in Soho received some really wonderful four star reviews from The IndependentGuardian and Standard 

 Tickets are available here!

 

www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk

You can find us at:

Cardboard Citizens

77A Greenfield Rd

London E1 1EJ

Tel: 020 7377 8948

Mr and Mrs Clark Present

‘Louder is Not Always Clearer’

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Friday 20 April 2018, 7:30pm.

Tickets: £13.00 Full | £11.00 Concessions

Jonny Cotsen brings his first one man-show Louder is Not Always Clearer, produced, devised and directed by infamous performance activists Mr and Mrs Clark, to the Torch Theatre.

Jonny is a teacher, facilitator, a workshop leader a campaigner and an artist. His friends say he’s outgoing and popular and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs.

Jonny is deaf.

Born deaf to hearing parents reluctant to stigmatise their son with the label ‘disabled’, deaf was a term not used in the Cotsen household. Jonny underwent ardent speech therapy and learnt to lip read. He did not identify as ‘deaf’ until much later in life. From an early age he felt disconnected from his deafness but also disconnected from the world around him.

‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ focuses on the importance and struggle of connection with others; an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a man seemingly full of social confidence.

In a hearing world Jonny is different and Louder Is Not Always Clearer is a bold expose that highlights those differences.

For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the show is a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous and, at times, moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.

For a glimpse into Jonny’s story you can check out On Par’s video, Born Deaf, Raised Hearing.

The show is accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language and creative captions.

Performed by Jonny Cotsen

Directed by Gareth Clark

Choreography by Catherine Bennet

Sound Design by Christopher Young

Visuals by Jorge Lizalde

Lighting by Marega Palser

Technical Manager Ceri Benjamin

Phone number for further info:  01646 695267

Email Address for Further Info:   [email protected]

For more information and to book tickets visit https://torchtheatre.co.uk/louder-is-not-always-clearer-a-mr-mrs-clark-production/

               

Leonard Cheshire and Step Change Studios

Strictly Cymru

Saturday 7 April 2018 

From 1.30pm

Cardiff Masonic Hall 8 Guildford Street Cardiff CF10 2HL

Price: £15 for adults. £5 for children under 16. Infants under 2 are free

National disability care provider Leonard Cheshire and inclusive dance company Step Change Studios are teaming up to hold the nation’s first ever inclusive dance competition ‘Strictly Wales’.

Over the past 5 months, almost 100 disabled people registered to participate in 5 regional heats across Wales. Ten people have made it through to the grand final which will take place on World Health Day – 7th April, where they will dance with professional partners in range of styles, including Paso Doble, Cha Cha, Waltz and Charleston. The Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns will be on the judging panel.

The Grand Final will commence with a drinks reception starting at 1.30pm, followed by the Strictly Final Competition. This includes professional dance performances and will conclude with a celebration disco that will commence at 6.30pm until 10.30pm.

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