Wales Millennium Centre

Accessible Christmas Shows


14 – 29 December

Tickets £10 (£6 schools)

Relaxed Performances:

18 December at 10.30 am and 4.30 pm

BSL Interpreted Performances:

Friday 20 4.30 pm

Saturday 21 10.30 am and 4.30 pm

Age 7+ (no under 2’s)

This Christmas join us on a raucous journey to a fairy tale wood where trees whisper, strange creatures lurk and wolves run wild.

Meet a dream beaver and three Not Wise Owls under a moon-lit sky…inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, Red is a hilarious tale for all the family.

A group of unlikely heroes find themselves in an enchanted misadventure with Grandma Red; a raucous old lady on a spirited mission to bring back forgotten stories.

Expect magic, laughter and a festive rock-out as we stray off the path in search of the wolves.


The Christmas Clock by Collar and Cuffs

20 – 22 December

Age – 0-7 years

Tickets: £7

Relaxed performances and include touch tour

Tick tock, tick tock…the clock ticks on, but Christmas never seems to arrive.

But what if the magic of Christmas is hidden inside the waiting? If you don’t do some really excellent waiting, you may miss out on all the sounds, smells, tastes, textures and sparkles as you count down towards the big day.

Join the spirits of Christmas exploring traditions of the festive season, plus plenty of great tips for helping children cope with excitement and anticipation.

All performances are relaxed with key word signing, and sensory play is integrated throughout.

Touch Tours will take place 15 minutes before the performance begins. There’s no need to book for Touch Tours, just turn up on the day.

To book online please go to:

Telephone box office: 029 2063 6464 



Carl Chapple Exhibition – Reminder

Audio Described Tour of Exhibition

Wales Millennium Centre

Friday 6th December


Carl is a painter, and artist in residence with the dance company Ballet Cymru.

His exhibition of pictures at Wales Millennium Centre includes audio described/touch tours for people with visual impairments that will be delivered by Alastair Sill of Word of Mouth.

Tours will be free of charge, informal, and run for a little over an hour.

Figure drawing workshops – led by Carl and modeled by pairs of Ballet Cymru dancers – will explore movement and expression using some of the approaches I’ve been developing in my recent work. They will run for around ninety minutes, with dancers improvising together and working interactively with participants to discover poses.

Workshops will take place in the Glanfa at the WMC – the main foyer of the building – beginning at the following times:

  • Friday 6th December – 2pm and 5pm
  • Saturday 14th December – 11.30am and 5.30pm
  • Thursday 19th December – 11.30am and 5.30pm
  • Saturday 21st December – 11.30am and 5.30pm
  • Saturday 4th January – 11.30am and 5.30pm

These events will be free of charge, and suitable for children and adults of all abilities and experience. Materials will be provided, though everyone is welcome to bring their own.

No booking required.

If interested, do come along!


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 –

MindSet –

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


Free Music & Mince Pies Concert,

21st Dec 2019 , 3-4pm, Bethany Baptist Church Rhiwbina, Cardiff

A FREE Music and Mince Pies Christmas concert  will  be held at Bethany Baptist Church Rhiwbina on Saturday 21st December 3-4pm with a retiring collection in aid of the work of Live Music Now in Wales. 
It is an all age event and dementia friendly. Our fantastic brass quintet Blackweir Brass will help herald the arrival of Christmas with a range of festive and familiar tunes, and free mince pies and hot drinks will be served afterwards. 
Live Music Now is the UK’s leading musicians development and outreach charity, and in Wales we work in all 22 counties delivering 350-550 performances a year. In particular we bring the transforming power of high quality live music to care homes and hospitals with isolated older people and those living with dementia, as well as rurally deprived primary schools and children with special educational needs and disabilities. We are also currently working with Ty Hafan children’s hospice and Noah’s Ark children’s hospital.
Here is a short video which explains more of our work:
We hope you can join us for this free festive celebration!

Walking with my eyes Exhibition at Arcade Campfa, Cardiff

ARCADE CAMPFA 3b Queen’s Arcade, Queen St, Cardiff CF10 2BY

I will be exhibiting artwork that I have produced during my residency at ARCADE. The exhibition is entitled “Walking with My Eyes” I am a neurodiverse artist and the work displayed explores my experience with autism.

Opening event27th of November (6-8pm)
Exhibition dates 27th November 2019 – 8th January 2020


Open Art 2020 At Cyfarthfa Castle March 17 – June 14 2020

Notice for all artists!

We are looking for submissions of artwork for our 2020 Open Art Exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle

Last year we displayed over 150 pieces of amazing art and are looking to do the same in 2020.

If you are a professional or amateur artist then please get in touch to request an application form .

We have  limited space so please get in touch ASAP to request a form and return it as soon as possible

To request  an application form and further information contact [email protected]  or [email protected]

or call 01685 727371

Unlimited Events

Unlimited Connects Wales

Unlimited has partnered with a range of arts organisations around Wales to host a series of Unlimited Connects events.

These will include half day, all-day and even a 2 day event with a mix of elements – often a discussion panel, structured networking with other artists and organisations, workshops and so on – building on requests from artists and allies in Wales to have such opportunities.

Fuller information can be found through the weblink:  


14 – 15 November 2019 – Di-Ben Draw – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 

Free, book your ticket online here

Two days of talks, panel discussions, workshops and performances exploring the breadth of disability-led arts.


10 January 2020 – Focus on the local – Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

A conversation discussing how venues can maximise the involvement of local participants across all of their activities. 

11 February 2020 – Taking the lid off programming – Galeri, Caernarfon 

A day to consider where the work of disabled artists sits within venue based programming and curation. 


28 February 2020  – The art of curating disabled artists – Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham

(small event, focused on the visual arts sector, invitation only)

A day of conversations aimed at equipping participants with confidence and knowledge to work with disabled artists


5 March 2020 – Making it mainstream, making it ours – Ffwrnes, Llanelli
A day for artists, audiences and programmers to look at how the Welsh language and bilingualism sit within accessible work.


12 March 2020 – Whose Art Is It Anyway? – Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon 

A day to consider the role of participatory arts practice and its place in the cultural ecology of Wales

2 April 2020 – The Young Ones – Aberystwyth Arts Centre 
A day of activity exploring how 
young disabled people access training and work across all disciplines in the arts.


Fuller details about the later events will be sent out nearer the time.



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





Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS)

Mini Volunteering Event on Thursday 17th October

11am – 1:00pm at Penarth Library

There will be a variety of organisations attending to showcase their projects and recruit volunteers; as well as ourselves to provide further information on the hundreds of volunteering opportunities we promote.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to find out about volunteering and the organisations work and aims.  I am looking to promote this event in many places to encourage the general public to attend. 

Volunteering can offer enormous benefits.  You can build confidence, improve health and well-being,  gain a reference, meet new people, add structure to your day, gain new skills, enhance your CV, gain practical experience. 

There is also a clear link between volunteering and good health, for both volunteers and health service users.  Increase volunteers’ longevity, improve their mental health, keep fitter and enable to cope better with illness when it occurs, provide a sense of wellbeing.

To book a place please email: [email protected]