Fourteen Project

14, Equal Street

As part of the Fourteen project in Mid-Rhondda, Chris Tally-Evans has been working with groups in the area to create the world’s smallest arts centre in the form of a market stall in Tonypandy market. “We have ideas on the stall. We have artwork on the stall. We have a two-seater cinema showing short films made by the artist, sometimes with the help of Llwynypia Learning Curve and the Rhondda Sea Cadets. Can’t wait!”

Starting Friday July 6th 10am – 2pm and appearing every Friday throughout July do visit Tonypandy market, be prepared for some great surprises.

Tonypandy Market, upper car park.


Be upstanding for The Flop –

HijinxHijinx takes a firm hold of one of France’s 
most explosive tales

The makers of Meet Fred team up with Spymonkey for a some serious clowning around.


Pioneering Welsh theatre company, Hijinx, have a brand new show The Flop, which previews at Chapter in 12-14 July 8pm, before making a world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


The Flop, developed with clown supremos Spymonkey, is a historical romp through a bizarre true story of the impotency trials in 17 Century France. Embracing the art of clowning, slapstick and breaking a farcical fourth wall, The Flop blends Hijinx’s trademark playful humour with Spymonkey’s anarchic physicality.


About The Show

Paris. 1657ish. Impotence is illegal. When the Marquis De Langey is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. The Flopis a clowning physical comedy show with live music and big wigs.


Hijinx, one of Britain’s leading inclusive theatre companies, were winners of Best Ensemble in the Wales Theatre Awards in 2016 for Meet Fred. The Flop is a Hijinx production and the cast comprises of three learning disabled actors alongside three non-disabled actors. It is directed by Ben Pettitt-Wade (Meet Fred) and Toby Parks from Spymonkey is creative mentor and composer.


About Hijinx

What makes Hijinx different is that their casts always include professional actors who have learning disabilities. The ability of these effortlessly talented performers is at the heart of every show they produce, creating work that is utterly absorbing, surprising and provocative.


About Spymonkey

SPYMONKEY is the UK’s leading physical comedy ensemble, based in Brighton. They have been making sublimely hilarious and deeply ridiculous theatre for the last 20 years, delighting audiences around the world.


The Flop previews at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 12-14 July, 8pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased at or 029 2030 4400.


Connect with Hijinx Theatre online at: on Twitter @hijinxtheatre instagram @hijinxtheatre Facebook at HijinxTheatre and YouTube at HijinxTheatreCompany #theflop


For further information please contact Vanessa Davies: [email protected] / 02920 300331



The Workers Gallery

Invisible World

An exhibition of the Microscopic

Rosemarie O’Leary and Susan Zeppellini

9th August – 1st September

11am – 4.30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday or by appointment

Paintings and ceramics created from what is seen through a microscope – making the invisible visible!

The Workers Gallery, 99 Ynyshir Road, Ynyshir, Wales, CF39 0EN

Tel: 01443 682024  Email: [email protected]

Raise the Roof Productions

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2018

Calling all Crafty Creatives!

Kirstie Allsopp is back with a 2018 Christmas series for Channel 4, and Raise the Roof Productions is searching for the UK’s most talented makers to feature in the show, filming at their home or studio, or to compete in our festive competitions, filming with Kirstie at a special location.  Previous crafters have wowed with their skills at blacksmithing and metal work, knitting, wood carving, ice sculpting, glass blowing, flower arranging, printing and letterpress, ceramics, carpentry and furniture making, cake decorating, pyrography and more! Are your skills worthy of a spot on the show, or could you be a contender for any of these titles?

This year’s craft competitions are:

  1. Gingerbread House building
  2. Tree decorating
  3. Cake decorating
  4. Stocking making
  5. Best Christmas Hamper
  6. Best handmade toy
  7. Best hand knitted Christmas Jumper
  8. Best Christmas paper craft
  9. Best handmade wreath
  10. Best handmade gift
  11. Best handmade Decorations
  12. Best handmade advent calendar
  13. Best handmade table dressing
  14. Best Christmas needlecraft (to include all sewing crafts)
  15. Best Handmade Pet Gift

To express interest in taking part contact [email protected] including photos of your work.

We’re also looking to feature a wide range of other crafts, and would encourage anyone interested to get in touch with us to find out more. You can see programmes from last year’s series here:

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including applications from men, people with disabilities, from BAME communities and disadvantaged backgrounds. You must be over 16 to apply. Raise the Roof Productions will process your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy. Applicants should also be aware that expressions of interest are not a guarantee of taking part.

Arts Connection – Job Vacancy

Project Officer required by Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf based in Llanfyllin, Powys
Part-time – 22.5 hours per week
£23,866 per annum pro rata

Are you passionate about the arts? Want to be part of a vibrant and exciting organisation? Have you got what it takes?
We are an organisation that creates opportunities to bring people together to learn and have fun through participation in all forms of art.
As Project Officer you will have the opportunity to join our small team and take responsibility for the development and implementation of our programme of activities and events.

We welcome applications from those who work in other sectors, not necessarily the arts, who have an enthusiasm for the role.

Please apply using the online application form where you will be asked for a covering letter, CV and confirmation, that if successful, you can attend the interview date. Fill in your application here –

To be considered for the post your covering letter should:
– Refer to each of the essential and desirable points of the person specification
– For the essential points please demonstrate how you meet it by giving us an example
– Please be clear and concise – bullet points are acceptable

Closing Date: Monday 16th July, 12 noon

Shortlisting: Tuesday 17th July

Interviews: Friday 20th July

Any queries: [email protected] – 01691 648 929

Arts Connection is committed to equal opportunities and is a Registered Charity: 1135641 and Company Limited by Guarantee: 2911716

Ffilm Cymru Speed Networking at The Eisteddfod

Are you a Welsh-speaking creative wanting to write, produce or direct for film? Then Ffilm Cymru’s speed networking event might be for you!

6th August

4:00 – 5:30pm

Look Out Cafe Bar, Heol Porth Teigr, Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay CF10 4GA.

Age limit: 18+

Participants will have the chance to meet one-on-one with established Welsh filmmakers in a fun and informal setting and will be guided by Ffilm Cymru representatives.

Please note: there is a fixed capacity for this event and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. This is a Welsh language event.

Please register here.

This event is part of Sinemaes at the Eisteddfod.


Vision 21

Festival Day 2018

vision 21Sbectrwm

Wednesday 11th July

10am – 2.30pm

Free Entry

Dance workshop, BBQ, Ceramics, Garden items, Drumming workshop, Plunge pool, Gifts, Greeting cards,

Pizza Oven, Coconut Shy, Cash Prize Raffle, Cream Tea and lots more……….

Come and join us for a great day!

Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Fairwater, Cardiff CF5 3EF