Tŷ Newydd Courses 2019

Explore your creativity in Wales’ Year of Discover

www.tynewydd.wales

Literature Wales is proud to announce a new programme of creative writing courses at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre for 2019. Earmarked by Visit Wales as the Year of Discovery, in 2019 we will encourage the writers of Wales and beyond to visit our home between the mountains and sea to discover their creativity and hone their skills as a writer.

The new programme offers an eclectic mix of courses and retreats suitable for a range of writers, from the up-and-coming and unpublished, to the established who wish to join a masterclass. From today, you can register for all courses on the Tŷ Newydd website, and a discount of 10% is available on all courses until the end of October with the code TN2019.

Programme highlights include a course on writing for TV led by Matthew Hall, the creator of record-breaking BBC Drama Keeping Faith; a Crime Writing Course led by bestselling author and ex-detective Clare Mackintosh; and two Poetry Masterclasses tutored by Gillian Clarke, former National Poet of Wales. A number of noteworthy guest readers will join our tutors during the year, including Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, award-winning literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes, and former Guardian theatre critic Lyn Gardner.

Poetry courses in 2019 will explore a range of themes from the sea, to politics, to finding poetry in our past; and feature a wide-range of tutors including Paul Farley, Patience Agbabi, Raymond Antrobus, Deryn Rees-Jones, clare e potter, Inua Ellams and Pascale Petit. Guest readers in 2019 will include Andrew McMillan, Jay Bernard and the spoken word collective, Tongue Fu.

Prose courses will include short stories, novels, YA fiction, myths and fairytales, editing, life-writing and will feature tutors and guest readers Tom Bullough, Rebecca F John, Mavis Cheek, Catherine Fisher, Holly Müller and many more. Our Emerging Writers Course for writers under 30, run in partnership with Poetry Wales, Wales Arts Review and Parthian books, will return after a successful debut last year, and will feature poetry in addition to prose.

Further courses include: LGBTQ+ Writing; Creative Writing for Welsh Learners; Storytelling; Writing to Heal; Reviewing the Arts; and Nature Writing with Guardian country diarist Mark Cocker and poet Kathleen Jamie.

Leusa Llewelyn, Head of Tŷ Newydd said, “Tŷ Newydd, with its unique Welsh welcome, exists to provide support for writers of all backgrounds, abilities and ages to develop their writing. There’s something to suit everyone, and the range of courses offers an opportunity for participants to discover their own writing potential.”

During every course, home cooked meals and treats will be provided by the resident chef, and you will enjoy the tranquillity that Tŷ Newydd and its beautiful surroundings provide.

For further information about Tŷ Newydd, including testimonials from recent participants, and to read the programme in its entirety, visit www.tynewydd.wales or to request a print programme contact Tŷ Newydd: 01766 522811/ tynewydd@literaturewales.org

Workplace Well-being (Cardiff)

Training for staff and managers

Date: 06.12.2018
Location: Cardiff

According to research more than a third of the workplace population are experiencing mental health issues such as depression, stress or anxiety. Many people have experienced mental health issues or know someone who has and this is very true of the workplace.

More employers and managers are recognising the need to invest in training to help their staff and organisation understand mental health better and how to make the workplace more mentally healthy.

This training will give staff and managers a better understanding of a range of mental health issues and how they impact the workplace. We will look at ways to improve positive mental health and well-being and how investing in good practices is likely to have hugely positive effects for all.

Course includes:

  • What is workplace well-being and how is it relevant to my workplace?
  • A guide to depression, anxiety and stress.
  • Other common mental health issues you may have heard of but were too afraid to ask about.
  • How to approach mental health in the workplace.
  • How to help a colleague who may be going through a difficult time.
  • Creating a more mentally healthy workplace.
  • An introduction to mindfulness for the workplace and how it can benefit your organisation.

Designed for

This training session is for staff and managers wanting to learn more about this topic and ways to implement it.

About the trainer

Julie Jones is trained at post-graduate level in mental health and trained to support people using a range of interventions including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Julie views that mental health is about the whole person, their community and society. She looks to improve mental health and well-being through relevant and thought-provoking training, improving workplace practices and supporting people to take care of their well-being.

Her training takes account of the latest and most innovative thinking relevant to mental health and well-being and reflects Welsh Government and UK policy relevant to your work setting.

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Black History Month Events

 We are writing to invite you and your networks to three key events in our Race Council Cymru calendar.

Race Equality Conference: 50 Years of the Race Relations Act 1968

Please join us for our national Race Equality Conference 2018 hosted by the Leader of the House and Chief Whip Julie James AM on the 25th of October 2018 at 9.30am – 4pm at Pierhead Building Cardiff bay – Free to attend and all welcome. Please register by clicking on the link below. Free lunch will be provided.

Date: Thursday – 25 October at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: The Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay – All welcome and free to attend

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Remembrance Service for Wales’ Ethnic Servicemen and Women / Gwasanaeth Coffa ar gyfer Cyn-filwyr Duon a Lleiafrifoedd Ethnig Cymru

WW1 and WW2 claimed the lives of many thousands from across Britain’s former Empire, from African, Caribbean, Indian and Asian Nations, who fought in the UK’s name. Rarely visible in Remembrance, at this event the Welsh Government and Royal British legion will formally acknowledge and say ‘Thank You’ for the contribution, and losses, of Wales’ international communities – in Wales’ iconic memorial to WW1, the Temple of Peace. WCIA looks forward to welcoming family descendants of Welsh BAME service people, with a Minister from Welsh Government, to this memorial event led by Race Council Cymru.

Date: Friday 2nd of November at 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Venue: Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff – All welcome and free to attend

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Black History Month Grand Finale

Come and enjoy a spectacular showcase of talent, music and high energetic dancing from Sun of Africa a group from Guinea Conakry. Also meet the renown Patrick Vernon who has campaigned for justice for our Windrush Generation migrants and designed the Windrush Generations Board games and attend his workshop at the Grand Finale. Poster below shows some of the contributors. Black History Month events are funded by Arts Council Wales.

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 12 PM – 6 PM
Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ER.

Our Black History Month Grand Finale event will be opened by the Hon First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones AM at 12pm prompt – Free event All welcome – To rent a stall at this event, please email info@racecouncilcymru.org.uk or call 07838360979

Volunteering Wales Grant Roadshow

18th October – 1.30PM – Baltic House

Need funding for a volunteering project?

Come and find out more about the Youth Volunteering Grant over tea and coffee and learn the steps to applying!

To register your attendance, please email: matthew.e@c3sc.org.uk 

Prosperity for All

Grants will be allocated to projects that can demonstrate that they are able to make a contribution to delivering the Welsh Government’s strategy, Prosperity for All, which describes a long-term aim to build a Wales that is prosperous and secure, healthy and active, ambitious and learning, and united and connected.

The strategy identifies five priority areas which have the potential to make the greatest contribution to long-term prosperity and well-being. These are early years, better mental health, housing, skills and employability and social care. They are areas where it has been shown that earlier intervention and more seamless services can make a real difference to people’s lives.

The Volunteering Wales Grants for 2019/20 will support volunteering projects that contribute towards achieving outcomes in one or more of the priority areas.

Volunteering by young people is encouraged and supported through this grant scheme and a percentage of the funding available has been ring fenced to support projects that exclusively recruit young volunteers aged 14 – 25.

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

by The Romani Cultural and Arts Company


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.

Cost

£156.90 – £173.07

DATE AND TIME

Wed, December 5, 2018
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION

First Space
Chapter Arts Centre
Market Rd
Cardiff
CF51QE

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Working with Volunteers training

Recruitment, selection and retention of Volunteers

 The aim of this course is to provide participants with an opportunity be familiar with:

  • recruitment methods, selection tools, volunteer induction, volunteer agreements and the importance of support and supervision.
  • Vetting procedures including DBS checks
  • Volunteer motivation and volunteer recognition.
  • Know when and how to terminate a volunteering relationship

Friday 12th October 2018
RAY Ceredigion, Tabernacle street, Aberaeron
9.30am – 4pm

This course is aimed to those responsible for the management of volunteers and volunteer programmes

The cost of each course will be £10 per person or if two people from the same organisations are coming it will be £15 for the two people

For more information or to book a place please contact CAVO on 01570 424 524 or email trish.lewis@cavo.org.uk

Lunch will not be provided.

Textiles for Fashion CPD for Teachers

TEXTILES FOR FASHION

From Low-tech to High-tech
Practical ways for teachers to enable students to visualise their textile designs on the body
Using low-tech drawing and collage methods, and resources such as lightbox, photocopies, magazines, drawing and collage materials.
Explore digital body mapping through Photoshop
Help your students to develop their sketchbooks, produce design  development sheets and present ideas for exhibition/portfolio
Free Course PLUS £100 supply budget available for all schools represented

Swansea College of Art
Dynevor Campus
UWTSD
Swansea
SA1 3EU

Wed 21 November 2018
10:00 – 15:00 GMT

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Architectural & Stained Glass – Professional Learning Opportunity

USING GLASS IN AN ARCHITECTURAL CONTEXT

Learn about a range of decorative techniques and processes used within architectural and stained glass.
Explore scale, composition and light & how to use these ideas in a classroom environment

Encouraging a wider knowledge of architectural glass within education.

Help your students to develop their sketchbooks, produce design development sheets and present ideas for exhibition/portfolioFree resources including a flat packed architectural model and glass samples to take away.

Free Course PLUS £100 supply budget available for all schools represented.

Wed 26 September 2018
10:00 – 15:00 BST

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Celf-Able

Art Group Meeting Dates

Art. Opportunity. Inclusion.

Celf-Able is an inclusive art group run by disabled artists in Powys. We are disabled- and artist-led, but open to all ages and abilities, artists and people who just want to have a go at art.

Materials provided. There is a small charge of £2

Meetings are happening at the following venues –

Siawns Teg, Newtown (former Radio Maldwyn building)

11am – 3pm

September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th

Warren Room, Care Centre Machynlleth

11am – 3pm

September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, December 12th.

The Institute, Llanfair Caereinion

11am – 3pm

August 14th, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

The Old School, Guilsfield

2pm – 4pm

September 20th, October 18th, November 22nd, December 20th

Mid-Wales Arts Centre, Caersws

11am – 3pm

August 22nd, September 26th, October 24th, November 28th

Lunch available here for an extra charge, please contact us to book, tel: 01938 810058 /07972 932543 or

email:admin@celf-able.org

www.celf-able.org