Ffilm Cymru Wales – Mindset

Mindset Training – Change of Date

Mental Health Awareness Training for film and TV producers, managers and heads of department

This bespoke CPD training programme will now take place at:

Tramshed Tech on January 14th and 15th, 2020.

This course has been heavily subsidised through ScreenSkills funding enabling us to ensure we get representation from producers and managers right across the sector and at varying stages in their careers.

If you are interested in attending please get in touch asap as we are restricted to a limited capacity.

All other course details can be found here – http://www.ffilmcymruwales.com/index.php/en/film-educators/mindset

MindSet – ffilmcymruwales.com

A screen industry specific mental health awareness training programme. Up-skilling producers and industry managers with the tools to build a more inclusive workspace.

www.ffilmcymruwales.com

 

Ffilm Cymru Wales – Mindset

Extension of Deadline for Applications

Mindset – Mental Health Awareness Training for Film & TV producers, managers and Head of Department

4th & 5th December , Tramshed Tech, Cardiff

The deadline for applications for Mindset has been extended to next Monday (25th Nov) @ 5pm. We are asking for a CV and 200 words on why the programme would benefit the applicants practice. We will also accept applications in audio format.

The cost to attend is £60 for freelancers and not-for-profit organisations and £120 for company employees. A hardship fund is available to cover costs such as travel and childcare where required (get in touch for further info) and lunch will be provided for all 3 days. This is a fully inclusive programme so please get in touch to discuss any access requirements.

The project is funded by ScreenSkills UK and supported by BFI Talent Network and BAFTA Crew UK.

Its aimed at Producers, Managers and Heads of Department working in roles (above and below the line) across the screen-based industries in Wales. We are interested in including a mixture of both freelancers and company employees.

The programme includes 4 main elements; an invite to a BAFTA Crew networking day on 30th Nov; Day 1 (Weds 4th Dec) – Mental Health in the Workplace delivered by Mind Cardiff; Day 2 (Thurs 5th Dec) – Delivered by Rebecca Day (Film in Mind); and a follow on peer-2-peer mentor session with Rebecca in Jan/Feb 2020.

 

Here are the links to the online programme/application information:

Link to FfCW listing: http://www.ffilmcymruwales.com/index.php/en/film-educators/mindset

Link to ScreenSkills listing: https://www.screenskills.com/training-courses/mindset/b5566222-6aea-42df-ab1b-ce20667ef4c6/?instance=0ea56e1a-ab60-4d70-80a0-e879d3b14a61

 

Tŷ Newydd Course Programme 2020

 

 

 

 

Over 60 writers from Wales and beyond
to share their expertise at the National Writing Centre of Wales

Literature Wales has  launched the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre’s 2020 programme of open courses. Over 60 writers are featured in the programme, including several best-selling authors, laureates, and award-winning poets.

The aim of the programme, which includes a range of weekend and week-long residential courses, is to help emerging and experienced authors develop their writing skills.

Courses will focus on an abundance of poetry tutored by some of today’s leading poets, including the 2019 Forward Prize winner, Fiona Benson; fiction – in its short and long form featuring Deborah Kay Davies, Louis de Bernierès and Cynan Jones; creative non-fiction; song-writing; comics tutored by the current Comic Laureate, Hannah Berry; writing for performance; storytelling and more.

Themes will take participants on emotional and literal journeys. On the Writing Wales course Mike Parker will lead walks to explore myths, wildlife and geography; Patrick Jones’ Writing to Heal course will look at writing and reading as a way to deal with grief and trauma; and Pascale Petit’s wildlife themed course will lead us out into the gardens of Tŷ Newydd with field equipment to track and capture poems as though they were creatures which have a life of their own.

Two courses in 2020 will focus on writing for young audiences, with husband and wife team Helen and Thomas Docherty looking at writing and illustrating for children; and our very own Children’s Laureate Wales, Eloise Williams, joining forces with the Young People’s Laureate for London, Theresa Lola to focus on poetry and prose for young adults.

Courses at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre are aimed at both beginners wanting to experiment with their craft, and also experienced writers. Our two Poetry Masterclasses tutored by Gillian Clarke and guest tutors provide opportunities for committed poets to further develop their poetry. Guest readers will visit during courses to inspire writers. This year guest readers include Ian McMillanNikesh Shukla and Imtiaz Dharker.

Alongside our tutored courses, four seasonal retreats and a Yoga and Writing Retreat are available to gift writers with the time and space needed to start a new piece of work or to hit a deadline, whilst enjoying the peaceful surroundings and the homecooked meals provided by our experienced resident chef. Guest speakers from the publishing industry, including 2019’s Bookseller Agent of the Year, Cathryn Summerhayes, will visit to run one-to-one tutorials and offer advice to those looking to take the next step towards publication.

Running parallel with the 2020 course programme are retreats at Nant – a newly refurbished Writers’ Retreat Cottage on site at the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre. We opened the doors to Nant earlier this year, having redesigned the cottage specially to provide a peaceful environment for writers to retreat from everyday life and concentrate on work in progress.

All courses are available to browse and to book on our website www.tynewydd.wales, and to celebrate this launch, Literature Wales is offering a 10% discount on all courses, except for the Poetry Masterclasses, until 5.00 pm on Friday 8 November. Use the code ‘2020programme’ when booking.

Click here to view courses

Learning Disability Wales

2019 – 2020 Training Programme

Learning Disability WalesTake a look at our new training programme. All our courses will be held in North and South Wales.

We have a range of courses for people in the public, voluntary and private sectors. Our courses are designed for people with a learning disability and their parents and carers.

Some of the Topics Covered are:

  • Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 & Level 2
  • Personal Relationships & Sexuality
  • Improving Communication through touch with children and adults who have additional learning needs
  • Workplace Well-being
  • Introduction to Positive Behavioural Support
  • Depression anxiety and people with a learning disability

To book your place, please click on the link below:

Upcoming training and events

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 02920 681160.

Inacia Rodrigues, Training & Events Coordinator

Learning Disability Wales https://www.ldw.org.uk

 

 

 

 

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company – Training

An Insider’s Guide to Working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities Training Day

Date: Tuesday 17th December 2019 (9.30 AM – 5:00 PM)

Venue: First Space Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Cardiff CF5 1QE

Admission: The cost for the day (including light refreshments and lunch) is £162.29 per delegate, if you book before the Tuesday 3rd December 2019 and £183.85 per delegate if you book between Wednesday 4th December 2019 and Monday 16th December 2019. Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.

Organisers: The Romani Cultural & Arts Company

Who should attend this training?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in ensuring that their services are inclusive and accessible for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, in meeting the needs of ‘hard-to-reach’ communities, and in addressing the intersection of ethnicity, race, class, gender and inequalities.

It would be particularly useful for those who work in:

  • Academia and Research 
  • Accommodation and Housing 
  • Early Years
  • Education
  • Environmental Services 
  • Equalities 
  • Fire, Police and Justice Services
  • Government: local, regional and national
  • Planning 
  • Public Health
  • Social Services
  • Transport
  • Voluntary and Third Sector organisations

Why should you attend this training?

It will assist you to:

  • Ensure effective engagement with the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities in your particular area
  • Address the range of policies and strategies necessary to empower Romani and Traveller families and individuals, especially girls and young women, LGBT Romani and Traveller individuals, children and youth, and the elderly in these communities, to overcome the disadvantages and obstacles they face in accessing services and provision on a daily basis
  • Build understanding, strengthen knowledge and make informed decisions in your interactions with people from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities
  • Be better able to assess the needs of the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities in Wales

Aims

To increase awareness about the cultural diversity of Romani and Traveller communities across England and Wales, addressing issues of discrimination and exclusion, examining the needs of Gypsy, Roma, Travellers, to inspire and improve the services and provision delivered to GRT communities, and to generate trust and understanding between GRT communities and local authority service providers.

Learning Objectives

  • To achieve a broader and more comprehensive understanding of the complex needs of Romani and Traveller communities, from local, national and international perspectives;
  • To develop a level of knowledge that will strengthen and improve staff and officers’ work, related to health, education, housing and accommodation, training, justice and law enforcement;
  • To introduce knowledge regarding the differences between Romani and Traveller communities and their cultures, languages and origins, insofar as is useful to participants in the training, with the aim of inspiring culturally sensitive ‘best practice’ and improving service delivery to all sections of the community;
  • To introduce to participants examples of community members who are ‘Community Champions‘ role models and who can challenge the prevailing stereotypes of Romani and Travellers, or the negative images of ‘Gypsies’, present in media and popular press;

Outcomes

By the end the session participants will have:

  • Increased their knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities (this includes a timeline of key historical events and legislation); 
  • Developed an understanding of diversity within the Romani and Traveller communities (that is, who are Gypsies, Roma and Travellers?);
  • Increased their awareness regarding the prejudice and discrimination faced by Romani and Traveller communities in Wales, the UK and more widely across the Europe, in particular Romani and Traveller women, LGBT Roma, older Travellers;
  • Identified obstacles to accessing their own services that Romani and Traveller people experience, and attitudinal issues, or barriers to equality of delivery in services such as housing, accommodation, education, health, employment, safeguarding and other public services, that inhibit the delivery of quality provision to GRT communities;
  • Improved participants’ understandings of how to engage effectively with the Romani and Traveller communities, particularly over issues of exclusion and marginalisation, and what they can do to address these and ensure inclusion in the delivery of services;
  • Developed an Action Plan that will put their learning into practice, in the workplace;
  • Established a baseline of knowledge and support that can be accessed to assist officers in carrying out their statutory duties.

General Information

The Romani Cultural Arts Company is the leading Romani and Traveller community-based organisation in Wales, using the arts and culture as a vehicle for advocacy, education and empowerment, amongst the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities and the wider society in Wales. RCAC also supports individuals to become “Community Champions”, as actors and agents of change in their own communities, making a difference for themselves and the wider society. RCAC is managed by a Board (voluntary management committee) made up of representatives from the GRT communities, meaning that community members have a role as decision-makers and are part of the process of shaping the advocacy and rights agenda that RCAC promotes.

The Company believes it is essential that the GRT communities be at the forefront of social progress and positive developments in social inclusion, in the struggle or the recognition of GRT rights and promoting inter-cultural understanding. Within Wales and increasingly across the UK, our advice and expertise is sought by local governments, policy-makers, decision-takers and local or national institutions. We are asked to evaluate the effectiveness of their policies and strategies or to support them in consultation to ensure the voice of the GRT communities they serve, is heard.

We lead on advocacy for these vulnerable communities, influencing the policy and strategy agendas in the context of a devolved Welsh Government and, increasingly internationally across the UK, and we deliver quality training for those who work with Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities, who wish to improve their reach and their impact.

 

Book at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-gypsy-roma-and-traveller-communities-training-day-tickets-75277867127?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

 

Please note: the training day will be held at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Ballet Cymru

Inclusive and Beginners Classes

Ballet Cymru is committed to innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration with choreographers, designers, composers and musicians.

All Ballet Cymru staff are trained to teach and deliver the company’s education work, are DBS approved and have first aid training. All work is monitored and evaluated and the company employs strict health and safety and child protection policies and best practice.

Our work strives to be inclusive and accessible and we believe that everyone should have the chance to dance.

Ballet Cymru is running classes that are open to all in their state of the art dance studios in Newport. 

 ‘Inclusive Youth Creative Dance Session’ 

  • It takes place at Ballet Cymru studio on Wednesdays 6-7pm in term time. 
  • The class is £3 and suitable for ages 8+.
  • The teacher is Louise Lloyd her contact details are [email protected] / 01633 892927
  • It is a session open to youths both with and without disabilities and is a very creative dance session.

Adult Beginners

  • It takes place at Ballet Cymru studio on Mondays 6-7:15pm in term time. 
  • The class is £6 (£5 if booked termly or as a Friend of Ballet Cymru)
  • The teacher is Jemma Beatty who is an ex-company dancer with Ballet Cymru. 
  • The contact for this session is Jenny Isaacs – [email protected] / 01633 892927
  • The class is suitable for all abilities including adults returning to ballet & dance, and parents with older children who want to try out ballet together.

For further information please visit – http://welshballet.co.uk/

Ballet Cymru
Unit 1, Wern Industrial Estate
Rogerstone
Newport
NP10 9FQ

The Big MaDCaff Project is happening

MaDCaff is going National, and we want you to get involved

We are very pleased to announce that our MaDCaff project, which has been running successfully in and around Ceredigion for 5 years, is about to go National with the help of funding from the WCVA’s Volunteering in Wales grant. 

MaDCaff is a pop-up café style open mic event showcasing the musical talents of people affected by mental illness. It was set up in response to the difficulty that many very talented musicians, dancers, poets, performers who have personal experience of mental illness face in trying to get an audience for their work. The music business, venues and organisations don’t always respond well when a performer pulls out at the last minute because their anxiety has become overwhelming. We decided on the open mic as a pressure free opportunity, nobody is named in advance publicity so there’s no pressure to attend or play, it’s totally up to how they feel on the day.

This project will see 7 new MaDCaff groups forming, all around Wales, with two new groups in the North West, North East and South and one extra group in West/ Central Wales. Each of the 7 new groups will put on 4 MaDCaff  events between now and 31/03/2020. Volunteers will have some amazing training opportunities available to them and each group will be supported by one of our Regional Officers with the aim of ultimately becoming self-sustaining as we have done in Ceredigion.

Interested?

If you are interested in signing up as a volunteer or are interested in the performance opportunities or have a good, accessible venue in mind please get in touch and we will direct you to your nearest DAC Regional Officer. Email [email protected] or call 02920 551040

Here’s the Big Announcement that went out on Facebook last week, listen to find out more about MaDCaff and the volunteers posts that we will be looking to fill.

The Big Announcement

Posted by MaDCaff on Wednesday, 3 April 2019

MaDCaff is funded by Volunteering in wales funding from WCVA, and has been supported by Disability Arts Cymru from the beginning 

Introduction to Supporting People to Get Online

Learning Disability Wales

Learning Disability Wales20th February in Cardiff

A free  session appropriate for staff and volunteers who would like to develop a better understanding of supporting people to get online. 

During the session learners will gain a better understanding of the importance of digital inclusion. The course will also cover online safety tips when supporting people online. A portion of the session will cover appropriate behaviour when volunteering or supporting people to get online.

All participants must have some competency in IT skills.

Training is on 20 February in Cardiff. Please click on the link below to book your place or you can email [email protected] 

Click here to see more information

If you have a number of people who all want the same training you could save money and time by arranging in-house training from Learning Disability Wales.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me or phone 02920 681174.

 

Romani Cultural and Arts Company

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Fairground, Circus-folk, Show-people and Bargees Training Day

Date: Wednesday 5 December 2018

Venue: First Space Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Cardiff CF5 1QE

Admission: The cost for the day (to include light refreshments & lunch) is £156.90 per delegate, if you book before the Thursday 22nd November and £173.07 per delegate if you book between Friday 23rd November and Monday 3rd December 2018. Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.

General Information

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company will be delivering three training workshops in three cities, focussing upon the Romani and Travelling people in Britain and their cultures, histories, languages, as a solid foundation to understanding the present communities. The workshops will deliver critical knowledge to professionals, policy-makers, and practitioners in local government, housing, accommodation, health, justice and education services; how to develop a respectful relationship with communities, approaches to constructing a positive dialogue around accommodation and ‘stopping-places’, to supporting better access for Romani and Travellers to health and wellness provision, to strengthening schooling, to raising attainment and improving elective home education, leading to increasing employment opportunities.

The situation for Romani and Traveller communities looks set to become more and more uncertain, as the protections offered under European legislation, conventions and frameworks will probably be rescinded. Show-people, Fair-gound families, Circus-folk and Bargees are likely to face significant changes in their businesses and operations too, with the post-Brexit legal framework. The overall social, economic and cultural impact of the departure from the EU will be especially deep upon these communities. The Romani Cultural & Arts Company has the best track record in the UK of delivering effective training in working with Romani and Traveller people, having carried out a range of training courses, international conferences, arts exhibitions and cultural symposia, schools workshops and heritage projects with Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, show-people, Circus-folk, Fairground families and Bargees, across Wales and Europe.

The Cardiff workshop will focus upon the current policy initiatives associated with the ‘Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales, 2015)’ have left behind the Romani and Traveller communities of Wales, particularly in terms of the ‘Well-being Assessments’ carried out by the Public Services Boards established by the Act and the recent review of these by Netherwood, Flynn and Lang (2017) for the Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe. These crucial processes have ignored the needs of Romani and Traveller people in ‘planning today for a better tomorrow’, with inadequate consultation of the present and future needs of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities, insufficient sustainable development principles being applied to these needs, resulting in Romani and Traveller people being missed in the most important opportunity for improving the public sector’s delivery of provision rooted in the everyday reality of their lives and ensuring little benefit for the well-being of future Romani and Traveller generations.

Our training in Cardiff, in December 2018, will address these critical lacunae in government policy and practice, providing an opportunity to rectify, for local and national government policy-makers and service-providers, this absence of data and content and how to include the most marginal and excluded groups in Wales today.

Book at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gypsy-roma-traveller-fairground-circus-folk-show-people-and-bargees-training-day-tickets-51135839673

 

 

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company
Temple Court 
13a Cathedral Road 
Cardiff 
CF11 9HA

For further information please – Tel: 02920 786 439   or     Email: [email protected]

Visit our website at: www.romaniarts.co.uk