Disability Wales – Driving Forward Disability Rights in Wales – Aberystwyth

Join us at our Regional Event in Aberystwyth!

Thu 28 June 2018     10:30 – 16:00

Medrus 4 , Penbryn Building Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3B

This is a FREE one-day event, a great chance to get an update on disability rights in Wales.

Programme to include:

  • The United Nations review on disabled people in the UK– one-year on….hear from the Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Brexit implications for disabled people….what we know so far…
  • Panel discussion on disability discrimination in Wales….perhaps you feel you have been discriminated against…opportunity to get advice

Workshops aimed at disabled people and their organisations. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussions, networking and to share knowledge.

Early booking advised!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/driving-forward-disability-rights-in-wales-aberystwyth-tickets-45713406028

First Fortnight Submission Callout- Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival

First Fortnight are delighted and proud to be hosting Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival in January 2019!

From April 30th-June 29th 2018, we will begin accepting submissions from Irish and European based artists working in any medium for the festival which will take place January 2019. These events will take place in several venues across the primary festival hub of Dublin city and throughout the country of Ireland. Artists with an interest in the prejudice, discrimination and stigma connected to mental health are particularly welcome to apply.
The European Festival

First Fortnight is an Irish charity that challenges mental health prejudice through cultural action. First Fortnight also provides creative therapy to marginalised groups.

Since 2009 First Fortnight has produced 7 national mental health arts festivals challenging mental health prejudice and ending stigma.

For decades Ireland has been home to citizens from every corner of Europe who have enriched our society. Our presentation of this festival will provide a platform to embrace the vibrancy of modern Ireland and Europe but also to reflect on the pressures that modern society can place on our mental health, with an emphasis on the European community.  We are challenging artists to submit artistically ambitious mental health themed work with an emphasis on multicultural themes and providing voices for the people of Europe.

Accessibility and inclusiveness are the cornerstones of our programming policy as mental health applies to all of us and transcends European borders. We believe this festival will help strengthen the idea of the Irish seeing themselves as European and be a strong reminder of the many opportunities the European Union offers its citizens.

The festival will be held in January 2019 in Dublin & regional venues with satellite events planned throughout the country. 

The Festival Submission Process

As part of this process we will be inviting proposals for consideration to the festival programme, which will receive bursaries if selected for inclusion. For more information on the submission call-out and how to submit proposals, please click here.

To be a truly representative European festival, we believe it is vital to have representation and invite involvement from as many European nationalities as possible in this forum.

Rhôd Art Camp 2018

Rhôd Artists Group Art Camp 2018 – July 14 – 28th

at Melin Glonc, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire SA44 5XB

Apply now as applications close on 22nd June

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Rhôd Artists Group has a reputation for organising contemporary art exhibitions in a rural environment. As part of our commitment to rurality, accessibility and sustainability we would like to invite artists to come and research making work here with us.

Artists will be expected to a make a presentation of their practice to the other artists and any members of the public who attend. There will also be presentations by Rhôd Artists Group members and invited artists

The majority of spaces for making work are outdoors. This means it is possible to work on a large scale. There are some materials that can be made available for free. Artists should bring the tools they need. Making work is not a necessity, this is a wonderful opportunity to think about work and experiment in finding new approaches, or gather material and experiences for future work.

We are keen to make Art Camp accessible to everyone and will be liaising with Disability Arts Cymru on how to facilitate access to Art Camp activities. We would be happy to discuss with prospective participants how we can ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for everyone.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

To apply, please send your artist cv and a maximum of 6 images of your work to: [email protected] by Friday, June 22nd.

Art Camp is free – but you will need to bring your own tent/campervan/caravan. Rhôd Artists Group will provide an evening meal on 7 nights during the fortnight at a cost of £6 a head. Communal cooking facilities are available for all other meals.

rhod.org.uk

Ynys Mon a Gwynedd Mind

Ynys MonThe Four Quartets Exhibition

 

                                                                                                          Ynys Môn and Gwynedd Mind will be exhibiting work from its art project: The Four Quartets, June-July 2018 (in Holyhead and Llanberis), come and have a look!

Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead

June 7th – July 8th

Electric Mountain, Llanberis

July 11th – 16th

The art project involved four groups creating work for a quartet, exploring themes around mental health.

For more information please contact: Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01286 685 279

Jasmine French, Anti-Stigma Worker

Unit 10, Galeri, Caernarfon LL55 1SQ

www.ynysmonandgwyneddmind.co.uk

 

 

Wales One World Film Festival

Women’s Film Club

Free, women only screening…

 

We would love all women to join us in Swansea at the Women’s Film Club’s screening of

The Artist (PG)

A charming romantic comedy set in the 1920s, this delightful film is a love letter to Hollywood’s golden age that everyone can enjoy.

Venue: Volcano Theatre | 27-29 High Street | Swansea | SA1 1LG

Date: Thursday 28th June | Doors open: 11.30 am

Film Starts: 12:00 pm

Duration: 1 Hour and 40 minutes

Followed by free pastries and coffee.

Free Crèche available but pre-booking is essential as spaces are limited. E-mail: [email protected]

Bus tickets reimbursed for asylum seeker and refugee women. Please provide receipts.

Cinema is powerful… women are amazing… put them together and wonderful things can happen!

 

Gwyl Y Llais / Festival of Voice 2018

Accessible Performances

Double Vision 

Wales Millennium Centre

7th – 17th June

Tickets £15

Captioned performances: Thurs 14 June 6pm + Sat 16 June 3pm

Book tickets here

Part murder mystery, part gig, and a whole lot of fun; Double Vision is a brand-new thriller from Wales Millennium Centre and award-winning theatre company Gagglebabble. 

A thrilling ride through the darkness of the human psyche, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman’s unfinished script, ‘The Blind Man’. A story about friendship, perception and betrayal. 

Cast includes UCAN’s  Mared Jarman.

 

Lovecraft (Not the sex shop in Cardiff)

Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre

5th – 16th June

Tickets £15

BSL Interpreted performances: (Interpreter: Sami Thorpe)  Fri 8 June 8pm + Thurs 14 June 10pm  

Book tickets here

A one-woman-science-comedy-music-show.  

Created and performed by Welsh actress and singer Carys Eleri. Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) is a brutally honest and witty show about the neuroscience of love and loneliness.  

Drawing from her own experiences, Carys combines smart and ludicrously funny songs with heartfelt tales, taking you on a journey to discover how love works, why it makes us do crazy things and why hugging is the answer. 

 

English 

Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre

14th – 24th June

Tickets £15

Age Guidance 14+

BSL interpreted performances, Saturday  16 June 7pm + Saturday  23 June 2pm (Interpreter: Tony Evans)

Book tickets here

National Theatre Wales’ and Quarantine’s extraordinary new show invites its audience into a conversation about language with performer Jonny Cotsen – a performance built out of a fascination with what happens when we try to talk about how to live together. 

It’s inspired by the theatricality of language lessons, and discussions with migrants who learn English for all kinds of reasons. For business, for pleasure, for survival, to take part, to pass the test…

 

Dr Sally Austen in conversation with Bella Bathurst: Sound

Jacob’s Antique Market

Tickets £6.50

BSL interpreted performance, Sunday 10 June 4pm (Interpreter: Lianne Lusty)

Book tickets here

Sound draws on this extraordinary experience, exploring what it is like to lose your hearing and – as Bella eventually did – to get it back, and what that teaches you about listening and silence, music and noise. She investigates the science behind deafness, hearing loss among musicians, soldiers and factory workers, sign language, and what Deaf people know about these subjects that hearing people do not.

Please let us know if you have any specific needs and we will do our best to help: [email protected]

For full details of the Festival Programme please visit – https://festivalofvoice.wales/festival-of-voice

Ynys Mon & Gwynedd Mind

Ynys MonAnxiety Management
A course for young people  aged 14-18

Wednesdays 2-3pm  25 July   – 28 August    – Llangefni

A 6 week anxiety management course for young people (14-18)  running in Llangefni through the summer holiday, starting in late July.  The course looks at what anxiety is; how it affects us physically, emotionally and psychologically and how these factors influence our behaviour. We then use CBT methods and practice various mindfulness techniques so that the learners can put an action plan together to help them achieve their goals.

Please pass on this information to any people who may be interested in the course or get in touch if you need more information.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01286685279

Text :07531297847

 

Milkfloat

Underground Basket Weaving for Beginners 

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June

12 noon – 8pm

Artist Gail Howard will be at Arcade Cardiff  where she will be teaching very basic basket weaving.

 

Gail is hoping that the sessions might become a conduit for talking about our mental health, current thinking in the treatment of mental ill health, and the benefits (or otherwise) of occupying ones hands, or ‘moral work’ as it used to be known in the early 1900s.

 

Underground Basket Weaving for Beginners is part of the UK wide antiuniversity programme, and takes place over two days – 14/15th June between midday and 8pm at Three Doors Up (a break out space of ArcadeCardiff’s) in Queens Arcade. All are welcome.