Community Music Wales

Weekly Music Sessions in 2018 – Ffyngau Band

Your chance to get involved and reawaken your passion for music with an outlet for your talents.

Maximise your creativity and learn new skills in a positive and enjoyable environment.

Every Friday from January 19th 2018

The Common Room

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff CF5 1QE

£4 per session

For further information please contact Community Music Wales on 029 2083 8060 

or email: [email protected]

Vamos Theatre Company

A Brave Face

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

April 28th 2018 7.30pm

“Dear mum, things are a bit tough right now. But don’t worry – I’m ok. I’ll tell you about it when I get back.”

Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier. She smiles, just like his sister…

Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training is complete, combat is a buzz; he’s part of a team, and knows his job. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And then, when he returns home, the trouble really begins.

Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A Brave Face explores Post-Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. With compassion and fearlessness, Vamos brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told.

Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries, taking on challenging themes with poignancy, humour and humanity.

A Brave Face is suitable for audiences aged 12 years and upwards, and is accessible to hearing and deaf audiences alike.

Vamos Theatre’s A Brave Face is a co-production with Mercury Theatre Colchester and a co-commission with London International Mime Festival.

For tickets and further information please go here

“An immensely affirmative joie de vivre… Catch it while you can” The Stage

“If you’ve never seen full mask theatre, there could be no better introduction than Vamos – their ability to explore profound themes with the lightest of touches is magical…the irresistible mix of humour and heartbreak makes them a must-see.’Hereford Times

“The storytelling is excellent” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 

“Life-affirming, funny, deeply touching and highly, highly recommended!” Plays to See

***** “Such a triumph” The Hereford Times 

“***** Simply beautiful” What’s On Stage

“***** Quite simply, a triumph” Inquire 

“Outstanding” Time Out

University of South Wales

Forty Voices for Forty Years Project

Come and Work at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling as part of our exciting new project celebrating forty years of the Women’s Movement in Wales.

We are delighted to announce that we will be commencing work on our new Forty Voices for Forty Years project, a HLF funded project run by Welsh Women’s Aid in collaboration with the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales, the project will be led for USW by GEECS Research Fellow Dr Emily Underwood-Lee.  We are currently recruiting a Project Associate to join the project team.  The job purpose is to undertake supervised work on the 40 Voices, 40 Years project to create a collection of oral histories, digital stories, archive and exhibition materials relating to the history of the Women’s Movement in Wales, and, with support, to provide analysis of findings from the collection; to work with and provide project-related support for the project team and volunteers who will assist to collect archive materials and stories, and steward exhibitions; and to deliver against the projects objectives and targets.
This position is based at the Atrium Campus of the University of South Wales.
The terms and conditions of the post (including grade and salary) will be those of the University of South Wales.
The post-holder will be working closely with Welsh Women’s Aid and their service users.  This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information and applications visit:

Learning Disability Wales

Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 2

Learning Disability Wales5 February in Cardiff

You can make a real difference to people by giving them information in a form they can understand and relate to.

This course will include a recap on the principles of Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 and then look at how delegates can develop and improve their skills.

 The course will help delegates work with longer and more complex documents.

All delegates will be invited to a follow up session a few weeks after this course.  You will be able to meet up with your fellow learners and the tutor for a trouble shooting, advice and feedback session.

This course is designed for anyone who has attended Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 or who has experience of writing information in Easy Read.

Click here for more information and to make an online booking.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with Inacia Rodrigues on 02920 681174 or email [email protected]

Theatr Clwyd

Sleeping Beauty – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

A Theatr Clwyd production

Written by Peter Rowe

Directed by Zoe Waterman

Friday 24th November – Saturday 20th January 2018

The cult rock ‘n’ roll panto returns with rock and soul songs played live by actor-musicians. Featuring classics including Superstition, Celebration, Every Breath you Take, Hey Baby, Sex Bomb and many more.

With mad gags, shock frocks, beautiful sets, slapstick galore and the return of the panto puppets, get your tickets now for the wide awake panto!

Accessible performances –

Audio description – Saturday 16th December 2pm

BSL interpreted – Saturday 6th January 2pm

Captioned – Saturday 13th January 2pm

Relaxed – Tuesday 16th January 6pm

Box Office – 01352 701521

Theatr Clwyd, Raikes Lane, Mold CH17 IYA

Sherman Theatre

Rhaglen Cyfarwyddwyr JMK

Cyflog: Mae bwrsariaethau ar gael
Mae Sherman Theatre ac Ymddiriedolaeth JMK yn gwahodd cyflwyniadau ar gyfer cam nesaf eu Rhaglen Gyfarwyddwyr, a gefnogir gan The Carne Trust, a fydd yn rhedeg o fis Ionawr 2018 tan ddiwedd y flwyddyn. Rydym yn chwilio am chwe chyfarwyddwr sy’n dod i’r amlwg i gymryd rhan mewn cyfres o weithdai a sesiynau hyfforddi a fydd yn datblygu sgiliau pwysig gan gynnwys arweinyddiaeth a phroses. Fe’u harweinir gan Adele Thomas ac fe’u cefnogir gan weithwyr proffesiynol y diwydiant a’r Cyfarwyddwr Cyswllt David Mercatali. Bydd pob cyfarwyddwr yn cael ei baru ag awdur o’n Rhaglen Newydd Chwaraeon Cymreig i ddatblygu drama a fydd yn cael ei arddangos i ddiwydiant, a rhoi cyfle i gychwyn partneriaeth greadigol newydd. Bydd y Rhaglen yn dechrau ym mis Ionawr gyda chyfres o sesiynau gyda’r nos, a chynhelir gweithdai trwy gydol y flwyddyn, gan ddod i’r casgliad gyda’r arddangosfa yn Hydref 2018.
I gael eich ystyried, anfonwch gopi o’ch CV a e-bost sy’n egluro pam y byddai hwn yn gyfle pwysig i chi. Rydym yn gwahodd cyfarwyddwyr 18 oed a hŷn i wneud cais; yr unig ofyniad yw eich bod naill ai o un neu yn byw yng Nghymru.
Am fwy o wybodaeth, cysylltwch â: [email protected]
Dyddiad cau ar gyfer derbyn ceisiadau: Dydd Gwener 8 Rhagfyr 2017

Rhaglen Dramodwyr Cymreig Newydd

Mae Theatr y Sherman wrth eu boddau o gael lansio ail flwyddyn y Rhaglen Dramodwyr Cymreig Newydd yn dilyn blwyddyn gyntaf tra lwyddiannus yn 2016. Rydym yn chwilio am ddau ddramodydd i ymuno â’r pedwar sy’n dychwelyd ar gyfer ail gam y Rhaglen. Bydd Brad Birch yn dychwelyd i arwain y 6 dramodydd trwy gyfres datblygedig o weithdai a sesiynau hyfforddi fydd yn gwthio eu sgiliau ysgrifennu ar gyfer y theatr ac yn annog uchelgais eu syniadau. Bydd pob dramodydd yn cael eu paru â chyfarwyddwr JMK, a gyda’i gilydd byddant yn datblygu’r sgript ar gyfer dangosiad yn y theatr.

Mae disgwyl i’r Rhaglen gychwyn ym mis Ionawr a bydd yn cael ei gynnal dros wyth sesiwn, gyda gwaith datblygu ar eich sgript yn ddiweddarach yn y flwyddyn. Rydym yn gwahodd unrhyw ddramodwyr dros 18 oed i wneud cais; yr unig ddisgwyliad yw bod y dramodydd unai’n hanu o neu’n byw yng Nghymru. Yn anad dim rydym yn chwilio am gyflwyniadau yn yr iaith Gymraeg. Bydd cefnogaeth ychwanegol yn cael ei gynnig gan yr artist Iaith Gymraeg Gethin Evans.

Am fwy o wybodaeth, cysylltwch â: [email protected]
Dyddiad cau ar gyfer derbyn ceisiadau: Dydd Gwener 8 Rhagfyr 2017

Sherman Theatre

The JMK Directors Programme

Sherman Cymru TheatreSalary: Bursaries are available

Sherman Theatre and the JMK Trust are inviting submissions for the next stage of their Directors Programme, supported by The Carne Trust, which will run from January 2018 until the end of the year. We are looking for six emerging directors to take part in a series of workshops and training sessions which will develop important skills including leadership and process.  They will be led by Adele Thomas and supported by industry professionals and Associate Director David Mercatali. All directors will be paired with a writer from our New Welsh Playwrights Programme to develop a play which will be showcased to industry, and given the opportunity to start a new creative partnership.  The Programme will start in January with a series of evening sessions, and workshops will take place throughout the year, culminating with the showcase in Autumn 2018.

To be considered please send a copy of your CV and a covering email explaining why this would be an important opportunity for you. We are inviting directors aged 18 and above to apply; the only requirement is that you are either from or live in Wales.

For more information please contact: [email protected]
Closing date: Friday 8 December

New Welsh Playwrights Programme 

Sherman Theatre is delighted to launch its second year of its New Welsh Playwrights Programme, following a very successful inaugural year in 2016.  We are looking for two writers to join four returning participants in the second stage of the Programme. Brad Birch will return to lead the six playwrights through an advanced series of workshops and training sessions that will further their skills in writing for theatre and encourage the ambition of their ideas. All writers will be paired with a JMK director, and together they will develop the script for a showing at the theatre.

The Programme is scheduled to begin in January and run for eight sessions, with development work on your script later in the year. We are inviting all writers aged 18 and above to submit; the only requirement is that the playwright is either from or lives in Wales. We are particularly looking for submissions in the Welsh language. Additional support is offered by Welsh Language artist Gethin Evans.

For more information please contact: [email protected]
Closing date: Friday 8 December

Literature Wales

Development and Communications Officer

Salary: £17,095 per annum

Full time, one year fixed term

Based in Cardiff, Literature Wales believes passionately that literature is everywhere and belongs to everybody. Our work celebrates and supports the written and spoken word. Established in 2011, we lead the sector and actively collaborate with organisations and individuals who promote, create and enjoy literature in Wales.

The Development and Communications Officer will establish data analysis and evaluation models and develop new ways of communicating the impact of Literature Wales’ work.  This is a new role bridging the Development and Communication teams, strengthening the links between our evaluation methods and our internal and external communications.

Please note: This post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, aimed specifically at recent graduates from low-income backgrounds looking to start a career in the arts.  The placement includes training, mentoring and the opportunity to go to Europe along with other people taking part in the programme.

For a full job description please click here.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 13 December 2017      

Interview date: Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Community Foundation In Wales

Fund for Wales Opens for Applications

The Community Fund for Wales has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 31st January 2018. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for small, volunteer-driven community groups whose projects aim to deliver one of the following outcomes:

  • Improving people’s chances in life
  • Building stronger communities
  • Improving rural and urban environments
  • Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities
  • Preserving heritage and culture.

This Fund is open to: constituted community-based charities and organisations (e.g. associations, social enterprises and clubs) whose beneficiaries are all in Wales, with an income of less than £100,000 in the latest reported financial year which are volunteer-driven and have no more than one full-time equivalent member of staff throughout the year. Read more at:,4AKTQ,J4CEJA,FPGUM,1