Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture Symposium III


Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZ
Monday 1 October 2018 – 9.30am – 2.00pm

 

 

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is pleased to announce the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium III. The event, hosted by Taliesin Arts Centre, will feature artists Dr Daniel Baker and Daniel Turner plus guests including Dr Ethel Brooks, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University, US and a Tate-TrAIN Transnational Fellow at the University of the Arts London, Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, professional dancer, dance historian, critic, and Roma scholar of Coventry University, Dr Annabel Tremlett, Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Health Sciences and Social Work at Portsmouth University and Isabel Raabe, co-founder together with Franziska Sauerbrey of the office for cultural affairs in Berlin who are also the instigators and coordinators of the international project RomArchive: Digital Archive of the Roma. This varied range of speakers with their diverse areas of expertise will open debate regarding the contemporary climate of GRT arts and the wider implications for society.

This exciting event will take place in the context of the Gypsy Maker 3 project; the unique RCAC venture that facilitates the development of innovative works by established and emerging artists from GRT backgrounds. The project aims to stimulate dialogue across communities about the ways in which art continues to inform the lives of individuals and communities today. For this third phase of the project the RCAC, in association with g39 gallery, toured an exhibition of newly commissioned works by Daniel Baker, Artur Conka, Shamus McPhee and Billy Kerry titled Shiftwork across venues in Wales.

The arts bring enjoyment and inspiration to our everyday lives. Taking part in the arts, whether as an individual or a member of a community, helps bind us together in a celebration of our common humanity. But the arts can also help us to understand what is distinctive and important to protect in the differences that define us all. The arts help us to explore and express the things we have in common and our place in the world. A fair-minded and tolerant society values and respects the needs, interests and creativity of everybody. It’s a society that’s impatient of disadvantage, which embraces equality and celebrates diversity.  We want the arts in Wales to include everyone. We know this will make the arts in Wales more vibrant, exciting and relevant. We warmly welcome the contribution that this second Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium will make to that debate.” Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive Arts Council of Wales

I’m delighted that Taliesin is hosting the 2018 symposium and helping to break down the ignorance and prejudice that persists about GRT communities. Artists are again at the forefront of busting stereotypes and bringing light and understanding to what remains a serious problem in our society “–Sybil Crouch, Head of Cultural Services, Taliesin Arts Centre

As representatives of an international project that itself seeks to break down prejudices through promoting culture and the arts, we are convinced that Gypsy Maker 3 will play an important role for the recognition and appreciation of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture—a culture that is centuries old, most lively and varied to this day.’  Isabel Raabe and Franziska Sauerbrey, Project Initiators and Directors of RomArchive – Digital Archive of the Roma

We anticipate that this exciting half-day symposium and exhibition showcase will generate great interest so please book your place early by writing to The Romani Cultural & Arts Company at: [email protected] 

or register on  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gypsy-roma-traveller-arts-culture-symposium-iii-tickets-45552214901

 

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 

Building a Brighter Future in Tech

New Dates

Unfortunately, due to the snow, the Bangor event, which was scheduled to take place on St. David’s Day (1/3/18) was postponed.  There is now a new date of 25th April

The hugely successful Building a Brighter Future in Tech is returning in 2018 with new events to promote career paths in the tech industry.

Following the initial success of its inaugural event in Techniquest in 2017, the free events run by Codez Academy in partnership with Technocamps and the Welsh Government will be held in Neuadd Reichel, Bangor on 25 April.

During the course of the events, attendees will have the chance to participate in a number of workshops delivered by seasoned tech industry professionals around problem solving, HTML, social media presence and beginning your journey into tech.  It is hoped that these workshops will answer common questions and will help break down barriers for those considering moving into tech roles.

For more information about the Building a Brighter Future in Tech events and to register for your free tickets: 

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Diverse History

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13-14 April 2018

In the Royal Historical Society’s 150th Anniversary year, and to coincide with its Gender Report and Ethnic and Racial Equality initiatives, this meeting celebrates all forms of history in Wales as well as different approaches to the history of Wales.

Further details of programme etc.

THE VENUE

University of South Wales
ATRiuM Building, 86-88 Adam Street
Cardiff CF24 2FN

Booking via Eventbrite

Experience | Place | Story – by playARK and yello brick

Experience | Place | Story

How can we use playful strategies to create new narratives of place and community?

Fri 23 March 2018  10:30 – 13:30

St. Fagans National Museum of History  Saint Fagans  CF5 6XB

What’s it all about?

A creative morning that delves into ways in which place, experience and story can be explored through digital and analogue technologies. Against the noisy backdrop of investment in VR and AR can we create new dialogues with audiences that arouse the senses, engage the emotions, and that are attuned to the environment.

The event will feature presentations from creative organisations and artists that have produced work at St Fagans National Museum of History.

Who’s it for?

The event is aimed at anyone who is interested in creating digital and/or analogue site-specific projects that connect people, story and place.

The day will be split into two parts:

10.30am -1.30pm
Talks and presentations focusing on exploration and discovery through creative practice. This will feature contributions from St Fagans’ artists in residence, members of the digital team and researchers on immersive media. The morning session will be followed by lunch and networking.

2pm – 4pm [optional]
In the afternoon guests will be invited to take part in St Fagans’ new immersive storytelling experience Traces (Olion) or can attend a games making workshop with yello brick producer Alison John (places for the workshop are limited to the first 20 sign ups).

Free Event

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Out of Sight • Allan o’r Golwg

Digwyddiad efo cerddi gan aelodau Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru

Ym Mae Colwyn, ar brynhawn Sadwrn 31 Mawrth, rydym yn lawnsio’r antholeg bach o gerddi ynglŷn ag iechyd meddwl gan aelodau Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru. Dyma gwahoddiad i chi archebu lle er mwyn ymuno efo ni a’r beirdd er mwyn dathlu’r gwaith gan wrando arnynt ddarllen y cerddi. Bydd lluniaeth ysgafn yn cael ei ddarparu. Mynediad am ddim ond rhaid archebu lle blaenllaw gan llenwi’r ffurflen yma.

Simple Drawing Of A Tree Simple Tree Drawing With Roots Ngorongclub - Drawing Art Gallery

Disability Arts Cymru event with poetry by our members

On the afternoon of Saturday 31 March in Colwyn Bay, we are launching the small anthology of poems about mental health by Disability Arts Cymru members. This is your invitation to book a place to join us and the poets in this celebration of the work and to hear them reading the poems. Light refreshments will be provided, and entry is free but you must book your place in advance by filling in this form.

Glyn Vivian Activities

February Half Term: 

Ocean Exploration Extravaganza

20.02.18 – 25.02.18 

Glynn Vivian invites you to a week of mind-boggling creativity as we bravely explore the wonders of the deep sea in a series of workshops for all the family.

For all ages


Talk:  
CHERISH: Climate Changes and Coastal Heritage

24.02.18, 15:00

Inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition, join CHERISH, a team of researchers and conservationists, to discuss the impact of climate change on the cultural heritage of reefs, islands and headlands of the Welsh and Irish regional seas. 

Booking essential
Image: Jaanika Peerna, Sublime Ooze, 2018. Courtesy of the artist


Masterclass with Alexander Duncan

03.03.18 & 04.03.18, 11:00-16:00

Join award-winning Swansea artist, Alexander Duncan and learn a range of mould making and casting techniques before creating your own artwork.

Booking essential 16+
£80 for two day workshop – All materials provide