WOW Film Festival begins Thursday 21st March


The 2019 WOW Film Festival opens at Aberystwyth Arts Centre before travelling to The Riverfront Newport, Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea, Theatr Clwyd Mold, Kinokulture Oswestry, Theatr Gwaun Fishguard, Theatr MwldanCardigan, Queen’s Hall Narberth and The Courtyard Hereford.

  • We have Abercon, a special anime themed event at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd March.
  • Dr Francesca Fois will give a talk about shamanism in Brazil alongside The Dead and the Others
  • Prof. Michael Woods will give a talk on the “global-rural” on Sunday 24th March, with a director Q&A with Gaetano Crivano and Margherita Pisano.
  • Flore Cosquer from the Scottish Documentary Institute will give a Q&A following Freedom Fields, about the Libyan women’s football team on Tuesday 26th March.

Women are highly visible in this year’s festival, and we believe that women are making some of the most interesting and innovative films in world cinema today! Particular highlights include Cathy Yen’s Dead PigsMouly Surya’s Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro.

Click here for details of all the films

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Llanover Hall – Exhibition

Women’s Arts Association Exhibition

Official opening Friday 15th March 6 -8pm

Exhibition runs until March 29th.

Please support DAC members and visit this exciting exhibition.


Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Rd, Cardiff, CF5 1FH


Opening times:

Monday 9am–3pm

Tuesday 9am–3pm, 7–9pm

Wednesday 9am–3pm, 7–9pm

Thursday 9am–3pm, 7–9pm

Friday 9am–3pm

Saturday 10am–12pm

Sunday Closed

For more information about Llanover Hall and what they offer please visit

Aidan Moseby – New Work


Arnolfini, Bristol BS1 4QA


Thursday 14 March 2019, 18:00 to 20:00

Free  Book

Join us for this work in progress showing of a new performance, ‘I was naked, smelling of rain’ – with artist Aidan Moesby and psychiatrist David Cousins. An Unlimited funded R&D project, supported by Pervasive Media Studio, and Arnolfini.

They both like the weather and they both like nothing more than talking about it. Join them on their first outing of this performative conversation as they explore the links between weather, climate change and well-being.

From Robert Fitzroy the founding father of the Met Office, through loneliness and presence, a weather soundtrack for the 21st century, to discovering your weather-personality™ come and look at the world through weather tinted spectacles.

Climate change and well-being can be fun!**

As part of this work in progress event, there will also be a newly commissioned sound work by Duncan Speakman & Tineke De Meyer, and some weather responsive artworks by Aidan Moesby.

16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA
Main Office: 0117 917 2300

Ffilm Cymru – Admin Assistant vacancy


Salary: £19,500 plus pension
       Location: Cardiff

We’re looking for a brilliantly organised individual to support Ffilm Cymru’s Talent department.

The Admin Assistant will play a key role in the smooth running of the department. Along with administrative support associated with funding applications, awards and broader activity, they will provide general support to the Head of Department and will be a first point of contact for enquiries. Whilst an administrative role, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the film development, financing and production process as well as the broader industry.

Recent Ffilm Cymru productions include the Cannes-selected and BAFTA Outstanding Debut Winner I Am Not a Witch from Welsh-Zambian filmmaker Rungano Nyoni, the BIFA-Winning and BAFTA Outstanding Debut nominee Ray & Liz from Wales-based artist/filmmaker Richard Billingham, and Fflur Dafydd and Euros Lyn’s Y Llyfrgell.

Further details about the post can be found here.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on the 22nd March. Interviews will be held on the 1st and 2nd April.


Job vacancy – Artis Community Chief Executive Officer

Salary: £37,748 – £41,617, commensurate with experience 
Closing Date: 25 March 2019 
Interview date: 8 April 2019 


Artis Community, based in Pontypridd, provides high quality community art experiences that are driven by social outcomes. We believe in the transformational power of creativity to make a real difference to people’s quality of life and have provided high quality, professional art experiences to communities across the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff since 1987, creating opportunities for those people most challenged by their circumstances. 

We are currently seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation into the future. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership and operational support to the Board of Trustees and a small team of staff and freelancers and will have overall responsibility for delivering Artis’ services. 

The CEO will cultivate and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders, policy makers and opinion formers and will represent Artis, its work and initiatives to the wider community, including Local Authorities, Arts Council of Wales, education institutions, voluntary sector organisations, and various community groups. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of achievement in leading a creative sector company/charity. Experience of playing a lead role in public-sector funding applications and negotiations will also be a key factor in deciding on the successful candidate. 

He/she will have a proven track record in networking, building strategic partnerships and maintaining external relationships, as well as experience of managing a small organisation or team of staff at senior managerial or board level. He/she will also have experience of analysing and reporting to the Board and stakeholders on financial and operational performance. 

We are working in partnership with Pontypridd YMCA to transform their existing building into a cutting-edge community arts facility. The successful candidate will therefore work with partners and stakeholders to support delivery of the capital project. Experience of running a multi-purpose community arts building and ensuring the delivery of the associated Business Plan targets will also be key factors in our decision making. 

Considerable flexibility is required as attendance at evening and weekend performances and meetings will be necessary. 

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter (no longer than 2 pages) explaining how you meet the requirements of this role to our Chair, Jonathan Huish, by e-mailing The Chair will also be happy to discuss the role confidentially with interested candidates. 

We operate an Equal Opportunities Recruitment Policy and welcome applications from all sections of the community in Welsh or English. 

Learning Disability Wales

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions – Children and Young People

Learning Disability Wales3 April in Cardiff

This workshop is designed for practitioners new to the field of autism.

Participants will be introduced to basic concepts and theories relating to Autism Spectrum Disorders. The notion of autism as a spectrum disorder will be explored along with biological, psychological and behavioural aspects of the condition.

This course is designed for anyone who comes into contact with children who are on the autism spectrum. It will help those who wish to develop their understanding of children on the autism spectrum.

Click here to book your place

If you have any queries, you can contact Inacia Rodrigues on 02920681174

Romani Arts

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month Children’s Festival 2019

Monday 8th July 2019 – 10.30am – 3pm

St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH

Challenge your opinions, indulge in the culture and share in the activities that demonstrate a rich cultural heritage within Wales.

It’s free to adults and children alike from all backgrounds and communities! 

There will be films, live performances, art, and exhibitions that showcase the cultural diversity of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community in Wales. You will be astonished and engaged by the amazing skills, heritage, stories, history, art, theatre and dance that will be displayed throughout the day. 

Whatever your background, ability, perception or age, come and join this ever growing annual event that provide fun for all the family. 

Jane Hutt, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip said: “During Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History month, there will be many great opportunities to engage in the heritage and culture of Gypsy, Roma and Travellers. “As a society, we need to ensure we’re open and tolerant of all communities, and events such as these help to build relationships and have a better understanding of the cultural significance of marginalised groups. The Welsh Government is committed to improving equality, providing opportunities and narrowing the gaps experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers throughout Wales.”

Sherman Theatre

Forthcoming Accessible Shows at the Sherman


12th – 13th March

BSL: 12 March, 7.00pm

This production is performed in Welsh


A powerful and harrowing Welsh language production that follows the journey of Glenda, played by Ffion Dafis, as she struggles to deal with this invisible illness.

We follow Glenda’s fiercely personal anguish as she confronts the illness and faces life outside of hospital. How will she, her family and friends deal with the traumatic reality of recovery? Will she find light at the end of the tunnel?

The production has been inspired by real medical records from the old Denbigh mental health hospital in North Wales.

For details and tickets please go here

The Taming of the Shrew

28 February – 16 March

Captioned performance 14th March 7.30pm

A bold new play by Jo Clifford based on Shakespeare’s contentious classic.

Petruchio is a woman who isn’t afraid of a challenge. Which is just as well because her latest task is to tame a beautiful but waspish boy called Kate. But Kate isn’t going to make it easy for her… Has Petruchio bitten off more than she can chew?

Jo Clifford has exploded Shakespeare’s contentious classic to create a raucous and riotous new play which invites us to imagine a world in which women hold all the power. Exploring gender, identity and power this is The Taming of the Shrew for our times.

For details and tickets please go here

Get It While It’s Hot: Five Green Bottles

9th – 13th April

BSL: 10 April 6.30pm 

Come and see what’s cooking in Cardiff theatre right now. Sample the freshest theatre, a tasty pie and a refreshing drink for just £12.50.

Get It While It’s Hot is Sherman Theatre’s new platform for emerging theatre companies in South Wales and the perfect way to relax after a day at work. For the second Get It While It’s Hot we welcome Cardiff based company Spilt Milk Theatre with Five Green Bottles by Joe Wiltshire Smith and Kristy Philipps.

For details and tickets please go here

Lose Yourself

10th – 25th May

Captioned 24th May 7:30pm

Josh is the club’s rising star but injury threatens to ruin everything. Nate’s the veteran; he knows how to enjoy himself. Yaz and her mate Samantha are off on a night out. They know where to find the team and how to get a result. The drinks are flowing in the VIP section. A spare hotel room is booked. But at the end of the night, when things are out of control, someone is going to get hurt.

Lose Yourself, the latest play by Sherman Theatre’s Playwright in Residence and creator of Bird Katherine Chandler, is directed by Associate Artist Patricia Logue. This is a fast, wild and ultimately tragic ride into the darker side of our celebrity obsessed culture.

Contains strong language, sexual content and scenes that some audience members might find upsetting. 

For details and tickets please go here

The Snow Queen

29th November – 31st December

Relaxed performance Saturday 7th December 2pm

Audio described performance Saturday 21st December 2pm

We are delighted to announce next year’s magical show for over 7s in the Main House will be The Snow Queen

For details and tickets please go here

The Ugly Duckling

8th & 9th November and  2nd – 31st December

BSL Saturday 14th December 11am

Relaxed performance Saturday 14th December 1.30pm

We are delighted to announce next year’s magical show for under 7s in the Studio will be The Ugly Duckling

For details and tickets please go here


Sherman Theatre

Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4YE

Box Office: 029 2064 6900