Visually Impaired Audience Guide for Welsh Venues and Companies | Canllaw Cynulleidfaoedd â Nam ar y Golwg i Sefydliadau a Chwmnïoedd Celfyddydol Cymru

Invitation to the Discussion

I’m Chloë Clarke, a visually impaired theatre-maker and audio description consultant. Much of my work focuses on improving the theatre experience for visually impaired audiences and helping those producing theatre to understand and implement access.

Arts Council Wales has commissioned me, in collaboration with Disability Arts Cymru, to publish a comprehensive and practical guide for Welsh venues and companies to help develop visually impaired (VI) audiences.

We are very keen to hear your thoughts on what a helpful and practical guide would look like for you. Please join us for an open discussion to share your views. What are the barriers you face? Whose responsibility is it? How much adjustment is reasonable?

Before the session we invite you to join us for a matinee performance of ‘The Importance of Being Described…Earnestly?’, a collaboration between Chloe Clarke, Elbow Room Theatre and Galeri Caernarfon, a 60-minute comedy exploring a new style of audio description. This will give attendees a chance to experience integrated access that considers the needs of VI audiences from the outset.

This session will be held at Galeri, Caernarfon on 2nd November 2018 at 3pm following the matinee at 2pm.

To express your interest please contact [email protected], call or text 07968 139020 or contact Galeri directly to book tickets www.galericaernarfon.com 01286 68522.

A Poster that says “The importance of being described earnestly’ and depicting a garden scene with a table bearing cake and tea, a man in a suit sits at the table, eating cake with one hand and holding a red handbag in the other. A woman stands to one side, wearing headphones, she is throwing a cup of tea towards the man, the camera has captured the tea in mid air

Gwahoddiad i’r drafodaeth.

Fy enw i yw Chloë Clarke, dwi’n ddyfeisiwr theatr gyda nam ar fy ngolwg ac yn ymgynghorydd sain ddisgrifio. Mae rhan helaeth o fy ngwaith yn ffocysu ar wella‘r profiad theatrig i gynulleidfaoedd sydd â nam ar y golwg ac hefyd i helpu’r rheiny sy’n cynhyrchu theatr i ddeall ac i weithredu yr anghenion hygyrchedd.

Mae Cyngor y Celfyddydau Cymru wedi fy nghomisiynu, mewn cydweithrediad gyda Disabilty Arts Cymru, i gyhoeddi canllaw ymarferol a chynhwysfawr i sefydliadau a chwmnïau celfyddydol yng Nghymru i’ch helpu chi dyfu cynulleidfaoedd sydd â nam ar y golwg.

Rydym yn awyddus i glywed eich barn ar sut i chi buasai canllaw defnyddiol ac ymarferol yn edrych. Plis ymunwch gyda ni am drafodaeth agored i rannu eich barn. Pa rwystrau ydych yn eu hwynebu?  Pwy ddylai dderbyn y cyfrifoldeb? Faint o addasu sy’n rhesymol?

Cyn y sesiwn rydym am eich gwahodd i berfformiad o ‘The Importance of Being Described…Earnestly?’, mewn cyd-weithrediad rhwng Chloë Clarke, Elbow Room Theatre a Galeri Caernarfon. Comedi 60-munud o hyd sy’n datblygu arddull newydd o sain ddisgrifio. Bydd hyn yn rhoi cyfle i’r gynulleidfa i brofi hygyrchedd sydd wedi ei integreiddio i’r darn, ac yn ystyried anghenion cynulleidfaoedd sydd â nam ar y golwg o’r cychwyn cyntaf.

Cynhelir y sesiwn yn Galeri, Caernarfon ar yr 2il o Dachwedd 2018am 3yh, yn syth wedi’r matinee sydd am 2yh.

I ddatgan eich diddordeb plis cysylltwch â [email protected], ffoniwch neu anfonwch neges destun at 07968 139020, neu cysylltwch gyda Galeri yn uniongyrchol i arbed tocynnau drwy www.galericaernarfon.com neu 01286 685222.

Women of the World


The WOW Women of the World festival, founded in 2010 by Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director, Jude Kelly CBE, is the biggest gathering of women and girls across the globe, reaching over 2 million people in 20 cities across five continents.

Each festival, made up of talks, debates, music, activism, comedy, workshops, mentoring, pop ups and performance, celebrates women and girls, takes a frank look at what prevents them from achieving their potential and raises awareness globally among women, men, girls and boys, of the issues they face as well as creating possible solutions.

The WOW – Women of the World Cardiff festival will include a range of workshops, talks, debates, performances and art open to the public on 24 & 25 November 2018.

Some highlights from the WOW – Women of the World Cardiff programme include: Gwenno Saunders, Charlotte Church, Michael Sheen, Sian Evans, Lula Mehbratu (The Digital Migrant),Sahar Al-Faifi, Sian James former MP, Gemma Price (Boxing Pretty), Anna Hursey, Shahien Taj OBE, Lucy Owen (BBC Wales) and Layfullstop among others.

WOW Passes

Buy a WOW pass to gain access to all the events as you pick and mix your own timetable of talks, debates and performances, be it for one day or the whole weekend. Day pass holders have a choice of activities throughout the festival. If your 1st choice is full due to limited capacity do not worry. We encourage you to try other sessions – sometimes an unexpected second choice will be the best thing you’ll see! 

Day Passes £10 | concession £5

Saturday Day Pass

Sunday Day Pass

Check out the full programme here

Deadline approaching for proposals for the RawFfest programme

Want to perform at RawFfest? or show a film? or display an artwork? or publish your writing?

We’re looking for work by 14 to 25 year olds.
Less than two weeks to submit your proposals online!

WHAT WE’RE AFTER

RawFfest GŵylGrai showcases the very best of youth arts. This is your chance to apply to be part of the festival at Wales Millennium Centre, 25 -28 Apr 2019

Are you…

  • part of a youth performance group that will have a great show ready for Easter next year?
  • in a band and would love to play at the iconic Wales Millennium Centre?
  • a film-maker with a stunning short film?
  • a photographer, artist or fashion designer and want to exhibit your work?
  • a writer, poet or blogger?
  • a dancer, comic, maker, circus performer…

We’re also looking for professional workshop leaders with original, quirky ideas.
 
To find out more go to our website

HOW TO APPLY

Click through to this form and tell us what you’d like to bring: 

DEADLINE: 6pm, Sunday 28th October 2018

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

We have a group of about 25 young people who are programming the festival from the work proposed, along with workshops, masterclasses, events etc.  We are likely to get back to you with lots more questions. The core programme will be launched on the website in January 2019. We will then continue to build the programme and make further calls for work.

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 [email protected]

Lunch will not be provided.

Social media Training

Social media 4 Creatives

The aim of this workshop is to demystify the world of Social Media and guide participants in setting up their own social media profiles.

Who it’s for…

For those with a little experience of using social media and who want to improve their skills.  We will be using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Trainer: Carl Morris

Carl is a bilingual freelance trainer, consultant and software developer. His professional interest is in digital media innovation, particularly in its use by arts, creative industries, Welsh speakers and sustainable communities. Carl has worked with clients and partners including Wikimedia UK, Heavenly Recordings and Aberystwyth University. Carl is an avid DJ and creator of the artform Sleeveface.morris.cymru

Booking

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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All our futures – Doing different things for a better future

Learning Disability Wales Annual Conference

Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 November 2018
Newport, South Wales (Accessible venue)

“All our futures” will focus on issues from childhood, through adulthood and into older age reflecting relevant key laws and policies in Wales: Improving Lives Programme, Well-being of Future Generations Act, Social Services and Well-being Act and Prosperity for All.

We will have a lively mix of interactive and informative workshops, speakers and drama including:

  • Huw Iranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care
  • Sally Holland, Children’s Commisioner for Wales
  • Community solutions
  • Using technology
  • Improving lives programme
  • Hijinx Theatre
  • Employment

For further information, prices and booking visit our website

We still have some great sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting opportunities available. If you would like any more information about these please call me on 02920 681161.

Opportunity for freelancers interested in film marketing!

BFI FAN are expanding our pool of marketing freelancers across the UK and would like to invite talented, motivated marketers or promoters to a free workshop which will provide specialist training in film marketing – the workshop is fully funded and candidates will be paid £150 for their time. It’s a great chance to find out more about BFI FAN, network with other freelancers and cinemas, and find out about freelance opportunities in film exhibition all over the UK.

Since 2016, the BFI Film Audience Network has been creating innovative, grassroots press and marketing campaigns across the UK, all with the aim of building audiences for new independent film releases. Now, we’re looking to expand our pool of freelancer marketers, and are inviting anyone interested to a free workshop day. This is an opportunity for you to network, take part in a specialist workshop and learn about the opportunities we have on offer.

The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) is:

a collaboration of eight Film Hubs with a membership of over 1,500 cinemas, film festivals and other film exhibitors across the UK.

Working with cinemas on incredible films like A Fantastic WomanGod’s Own Country and Mustang, we’ve organised panel discussions and parties – we’ve created GIFs, zines, beermats and badges – we’ve worked with local press and online bloggers – we’ve flyered, flash-danced and Facebooked – to ensure that anyone, no matter where they live in the UK, find out about great independent films screening near them.

You are:

  • Passionate about film 
  • Into arts, culture and entertainment
  • Experienced in marketing and or arts/event promotion
  • Organised, pro-active, a self-starter
  • Good at networking and building relationships 

What’s on offer?

  • Attend a free audience development workshop led by Film Marketing and Distribution specialist, Jo Taylor on 20 September 2018 at Watershed, Bristol
  • Your travel will be reimbursed and you will be paid £150 for your time
  • Find out more about freelance opportunities in film marketing where you live
  • Network with other UK-based freelancers and cinemas

We especially welcome applications from people from BAME backgrounds as they are underrepresented in the industry.

If you have any access, childcare or other needs that we can help with, please contact us at [email protected].

If you would like to arrange a call or video chat please contact us at [email protected].

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 27 August