Small World Theatre’s Giant Dragon Celebrates St. David’s Day

Cardigan’s first St David’s Day Parade!

Celebrate our National Patron Saint, our identity and the Welsh Language on Friday 1st March from 1pm – 2pm. Everyone is welcome to join the Cardigan Parade celebrating St David’s Day and the launch of the first Parêd Gŵyl Dewi organised by Cered.

Small World Theatre’s fierce, giant Welsh Dragon will roar at the head of the procession leaving The Guildhall at 1pm and following the High Street to a public ceremony and more entertainment in the grounds of Cardigan Castle. Onlookers and those who want to take part in the Parade should meet at The Guildhall at 12.30pm. For further information please contact Cered on 01545 572 350 or cered@ceredigion.gov.uk

http://smallworld.org.uk/

WOW Film Festival 2019

WOW Wales One World Film Festival

From Thursday 21st March 2019

This is WOW Film Festival’s 18th journey of discovery through the riches of world cinema, bringing an eclectic, colourful and eye-opening view of our world to film fans around Wales.

As ever WOW brings to Wales the very best films that have won major awards at festivals worldwide, such as Dead Pigs (Sundance World Cinema Special Jury Prize), Aga (Best Director, Eurasian Film Festival), Birds of Passage (Honourable Mention Best Film London Film Festival), Burning (Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize), The Dead and the Others (Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival) and Three Faces (Co-Winner Best Screenplay Cannes Film Festival 2018).

“We’re immensely proud of this year’s festival programme” says David Gillam of WOW Film Festival who happens to be the UK’s longest serving film festival director. “WOW connects audiences in rural Wales to trends happening around the world. Sparking conversations around what we have in common is one of the reasons that WOW Film Festival is more committed than ever to giving more people and places around Wales access to world cinema.” This global-rural theme runs throughout the WOW Film Festival programme in 2019.

Some of rural Wales’s most socially isolated people are actively leading the development of AberCon, a comicon style anime event being hosted by the festival at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd March. This ground-breaking new initiative is a partnership with Mencap Ceredigion, a grass-roots group who support people with learning disabilities, autism and brain injury. Animation is a brilliant way for autistic adults and children to improve communication skills, and over the course of the winter WOW Film Festival has been working with a group of Mencap Ceredigion members to create their own animations. AberCon will showcase their work alongside relaxed, accessible screenings of stunning Japanese animes.

WOW Film Festival’s sister project the WOW Women’s Film Club makes the cinema accessible to marginalised women from black and minority ethnic, refugee and asylum seeking communities in South Wales. On the morning of Tuesday 26th March in Newport (Gwent) the WOW Women’s Film Club will be hosting producer Flore Cosquer at the Wales premiere of the documentary Freedom Fields about the Libyan national women’s football team. Cosquer will be introducing her film in Aberystwyth that evening too.

WOW has a strong track record of showcasing films directed or written by women, who are still woefully underrepresented in top roles in the mainstream film industry. Margherita Pisano will join co-director Gaetano Crivano at the UK Premiere of En Route, their documentary about African migrants in rural Sardinia. Such ‘F-Rated films’ make up half of WOW programme in 2019 and include films such as Cathy Yen’s Dead Pigs, a smart, vibrant comedy set in Shanghai, and Dominga Sotomayor’s Too Late to Die Young, a sensuous coming-of-age tale that woozily evokes a Chilean summer after the fall of the Pinochet dictatorship.

Bringing films from South America, North Africa, Siberia, Iceland, Iran, Korea, China and Japan to Wales, WOW Film Festival takes place at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from Thursday 21st – Thursday 28th March before travelling to Swansea, Newport (Gwent), Fishguard, Cardigan, Narberth, Mold and Oswestry.

See www.wowfilmfestival.com for details of the full programme.

WOW Film Festival is funded by Film Hub for Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales.

 

Festival dates:

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Thursday 21st – Thursday 28th March

The Riverfront, Newport: Tuesday 26th March

Freedom Fields Theatr Clwyd, Mold: Tuesday 26 March – Tuesday 9 April

Kinokulture, Oswestry: Wednesday 27 March – Thursday 4 April

Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard: Saturday 30 March

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan: Sunday 7 April

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea: Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th April

Queen’s Hall, Narberth: Sunday 14 April

The Courtyard, Hereford: Monday 29th April – Monday 13th May

BAFTA Cymru Festival

BAFTA CYMRU ENCOURAGES NEW TALENT FROM ACROSS WALES TO ENGAGE WITH GURU LIVE FESTIVAL

Second one-day festival to offer practical advice on ground-up opportunities to those from all backgrounds and locations.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, have announced that they are pledging additional support to assist those from all backgrounds and locations across Wales to engage with their flagship one-day festival Guru Live Cardiff on 30 March.

The festival offers practical advice on careers in the film, games and television industry through masterclasses, workshops, round table discussions and a chance for individuals to meet creative professionals and their peers.

The event will build on the events programme BAFTA Cymru offers the public year-round, 38% of which were held outside Cardiff in 2018.

Tickets to the sessions have been subsidised and reduced to £10 for 2 sessions or £6 for 1 session. The event has been planned to start and end at times that allow for travel from around Wales and those who would like to attend and gain information and inspiration but find there is a financial barrier to doing so are invited to apply for bursaries that will offer up to £80 towards travel and 5 sessions for free.

We would like to support individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend Guru Live Cardiff with financial assistance towards travel costs.

*Please note, priority will be offered to those not in education, employment or training; those with dependants; those having protected characteristics and/or those living outside the CF postcode.

  • Up to £80 is available per person towards rail and bus travel, which we will book for you in advance
  • The reimbursement of mileage costs is .35p per mile.
  • You must be available to take part in the Guru Live Cardiff event if selected (from 11:30 – 18:30 on Saturday 30 March 2019)
  • Those receiving a bursary will be able to book a maximum of 5 sessions for free (dependent on availability).
  • Accommodation and food costs are not included.
  • The deadline for final applications is Friday 15 March, 12pm.
  • To apply, register and complete the form at: apply.bafta.org

Applications are open to those who are:

  • 16+
  • Living in Wales

Hannah Raybould, Director BAFTA Cymru, said:

“BAFTA Cymru is committed to helping those from all backgrounds and parts of Wales to find their place in the creative media industry if this is their goal. 

The recent BFI Workforce Diversity in the UK Screen Sector Evidence Review found that in locations that are economically less prosperous or have fewer creative industries employers, young people are less likely to think of a creative career as a viable option for two reasons.

Firstly, limited local creative industries activity and therefore exposure to this particular type of economic production leads to perceptions of careers in these areas as not providing secure enough employment. Secondly, young people from creative industries cold spots felt they would have a credibility problem trying to establish a creative career elsewhere.

We’re eager to play a small role in the work being done by many industry partners to bridge this gap by offering support for those across Wales to attend the Guru Live event to meet and hear from BAFTA recognised talent and continue to engage with them through our year-round events programme across the country and online.”

The final deadline to apply will be 15 March

www.bafta.org/wales

Sky Arts – Portrait Artist and Landscape Artist of the Year Competitions.

Call Out for Artists!

Each year we reach out to as many artists, and art students, as possible, hoping it will encourage them to apply. 

Artists enter with a self-portrait or a landscape painting depending in which competition they’re applying for. This year’s Portrait competition will be filmed at the Battersea Arts Centre in London. All the information you need can be found here: https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/

 

Key information

Deadline to apply for Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 – Monday 25th February 2019 (THIS IS FAST APPROACHING)

Deadline to apply for Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 – Friday 11th May 2019

Prize: a £10,000 commission to paint a portrait/landscape for a major British institution.

 

The new series of Portrait Artist of the Year began broadcasting weekly from 12th February 2019, on Sky Arts.

Due to the encouraging tone of the series, artists who participate comment without fail, that their experience was not only positive for their career in terms of exposure, but also thoroughly enjoyable, and useful for their evolution as an artist.

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020

Storyvault Films Ltd | Bridge Studios | 107a Hammersmith Bridge Road | London | W6 9DA

Telephone: 020 8741 3929 

 

Taking Flight Theatre on Tour

peeling by Kaite O’Reilly

An award winning play from an award winning theatre company, in a co- production with Chapter & The Riverfront, Newport

Click here for English Audio Flyer

And here for Welsh Audio Flyer

 

March tour dates:

Click for 8th & 9th The Riverfront Newport 01633 656679

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 8th March featuring Kaite O’Reilly, Elise Davison & cast.

Pre show International Women’s Day celebrations. Check with venue.

 

Click for 13th Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil 01685 384111

 

Click for 14th Theatr Brycheiniog 01874 611 622

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on March 14th. Interpreter Lianne Lusty

 

Click for 19th & 20th Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 19th March featuring Kaite O’Reilly & cast.

 

Click for 21st Park & Dare, Treorchy 03000 040444

 

Click for 23rd Y Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222

 

Click for 26th Aberystwyth Arts Centre 01970 623232

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 26th March featuring Kaite O’Reilly & cast. Interpreter Fiona Morgan

 

Click for 27th Torch, Milford Haven 01646 695267

 

Click for 28th The Borough, Abergavenny 01873 850 805

 

Click for 29th Blackwood Miner’s Institute 01495 227206

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 29th March

 

April tour dates:

Click for 2nd Pontardawe Arts Centre 01792 863722

Pre show director’s talk with Elise Davison plus post show Q & A (BSL interpreted) on 2nd April

 

Click for 10th Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli 0345 2263510

BSL interpreted post show Q & A on 10th April

 

Click for 30th April – 4th May Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 02920 304400

BSL interpreted post show Q & As on 2nd May (matinee) & 3rd April (evening)

 

“The main characters of peeling are the chorus in a war play which rages around and often hilariously in spite of them. Insults, recipes and stories are shared about mothers and children and why we never seem to remember our hard-learned lessons of war. I am thrilled that Taking Flight and this glorious cast of women will be bringing to life peeling once again” Kaite O’Reilly.

 

Taking Flight are working with a creative company of over 30 women in Wales, many of whom identify as D/deaf or disabled. peeling features a mentoring project where people who identify as D/deaf or disabled & female are shadowing creative professionals on the production, giving a unique insight into a career in the arts, increasing confidence & sharing new skills. If you’d like to know more about this, or any other aspect of the project, please email beth@takingflighttheatre.co.uk

BFI Doc Society Local:Wales

BFI Doc Event in Cardiff

In a handful of immersive and informative events exploring UK documentary funding available through BFI Doc Society and current landscape for documentary film, we hear from the filmmakers and decision makers serving the docs community. After inspiring events in Newcastle and Birmingham, the BFI Doc Society team are heading to Wales joining our colleagues at Film Hub Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales for a day of Doc appreciation in Cardiff at Chapter Arts Centre on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019

Time: 09:30AM – 6:30PM (lunch and refreshments will be provided)

Venue: Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales CF5 1QE

Free of charge, attendance is for the full day only

As we get local alongside industry experts, share news on opportunities and support for non-fiction filmmakers in Wales, hear doc case studies, discussion, networking and one-to-one doc ‘surgeries’.

Whether you’re a doc-maker, doc-lover or simply doc-curious, join the community as we embrace a new and diverse vision for documentary film in the UK.  

Please share this with your network. We’re interested in bringing together documentary filmmakers (and hear voices) from all parts of Wales and bordering areas, all walks of life and all communities.

Any questions? Contact: Fiona@docsociety.org

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bfi-doc-society-local-wales-tickets-54764260377

If you require financial support for it to be possible for you to attend this event, please contact fiona@docsociety.org

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/342252269722888/

Jerwood Bursaries

What are they?

What do you need to progress your practice and/or career? What do you need to kick start a new idea?

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding to help you explore and develop your next steps, whether through supporting your skills and knowledge development and/or supporting the first stage development of a new idea. We want you to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms.

A Jerwood Bursary can support your skills and knowledge development by funding opportunities to network, find new partners for collaboration, receive mentoring or take part in training, conferences and workshops. It can support development of your practice through covering costs of attending residencies or being on attachment. It can support the first stages of development of a new idea through research and development, experimenting, drafting or workshopping. It can support you with any combination of these, and anything else that you believe will help you learn, grow and take control of the development of your artistic practice and career, and/or help kick start the creation of new work where an outcome is unknown.

What can you apply for?

Any amount between £250 and £1,250 for:

  • professional and/or specialised training
  • taking part in conferences or workshops
  • undertaking research and development
  • exploring new or existing artistic collaborations
  • undertaking residencies or attachments
  • mentoring
  • networking or membership of artistic networks
  • drafting, scratching, workshopping and other first stage artistic development methods
  • developing specific skills and knowledge on your terms
  • time and space to test new ideas

The costs of travel in the UK and care can be covered by a Jerwood Bursary in order to participate in one or more of the activities above.

Activities can start once funding is confirmed. There is no expectation for how short or long the activity should be, but proposals that are time-limited and finish within 12 months of receiving the bursary are preferred.

We expect to be the sole funder of this award, although in-kind and other income sources may be taken into consideration where appropriate.

Based on our experience of running Artist Bursaries and Performing Arts Micro Bursaries in 2017 and 2018, we will receive around 500 applications for each round and be able to make between 25-30 awards each time. Due to this high level of competition, it is highly unlikely we will fund anyone with less than a year of commitment to their professional practice and/or who has not had at least one piece of work professionally produced, presented, published or exhibited.

Time frames and Deadlines for 2019

1st round: for applicants within 6-10 years of establishing their artistic practice

Guidance for Jerwood Bursaries published and fund opens for applications: 23 January 2019
Advice sessions held on (by appointment): 20 February 2019
Applications must be received by: 5pm, 4 March 2019
Decisions will be communicated by: 5 April 2019

2nd round: for applicants within 1-5 years of establishing their artistic practice

Fund opens for applications: 15 July 2019
Advice sessions held on (by appointment): 10 September 2019
Applications must be received by: 5pm, 7 October 2019
Decisions will be communicated by: 15 November 2019

For further details and to apply please go here

Gwyl Grai / RawFfest

Tocynnau ar Werth

25 – 28 Ebrill, Caerdydd

 

Mae tocynnau bellach ar werth a bu cip ar ein tocynnau cyntaf. 

Nos Iau, dydd Gwener, dydd Sadwrn, neu dydd Sul:  £5.
Dydd a nos Wener, neu ddydd a nos Sadwrn: £10
Penwythnos ar ŵyl ar ei hyd: nifer gyfyngedig o docynnau am £20

Tocynnau ar gael drwy Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru. Cliciwch yma.

Beth gewch chi am eich arian?

Bwriwch olwg yma ar y pethau cyffrous ar gynnig dros bedwar diwrnod yr ŵyl. Rydym yn dal i gwblau manylion ragor o weith gareddau; cadwch olwg am gyhoeddiadau!

Byddwn yn lansio ymgrych cyllido torfol Ddydd Gŵyl Sain Folant. Gobeithio y dewch i rannu’r cariad!

Bydd hyn yn rhoi cyfle i chi helpu i bobl ifanc dan anfantais gael tocynnau rhatach ac am ddim i’r ŵyl. Mae ein Croesawyr yn gweithio ar wobrau tan gamp am bob ernes rowch chi. Drwy gefnogi ein hymgyrch fe allech gael celfwaith dihafal neu brofiad heb ei ail – ar yr un pryd â dangos mor bwysig i chi ydi bod mwy o bobl ifanc yn cael mwynhau’r celfyddydau.

Yn ystod yr ymgyrch cylido torfol bedwair wythnos byddwn yn anfon hyd at un ebost yr wythnos i sôn wrthych am wobrau newydd a hynt yr ymgrich. Os nad ydych am i’r rhain ddod i law, ebostiwch fraser@rawffest.wales  Wedyn rhown ni chi’n ôl ar ein rhystre bost ym mis Mawrth ar ôl yr ymgyrch.

www.rawffest.wales/cy

RawFfest/Gwyl Grai Tickets

Festival 2019 – Tickets Now On Sale

25 – 28 April Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Ticket Prices:
Thursday eve, Friday daytime, Saturday daytime, or Sunday daytime:  £5.
Friday day and evening, or Saturday day and evening: £10
Whole festival weekend: limited number of tickets at £20
Tickets available through Wales Millennium Centre. Click here.

What are you getting for your money?
Have a look here at the exciting things on offer over the four days of the festival. We’re still finalising details of more activity; look out for announcements!

We will be launching a crowdfunding campaign on St Valentine’s Day. We hope you’ll share the love!

This will give you the opportunity to help disadvantaged young people get reduced price and free tickets for the festival. Our PlaceMakers are working on some fantastic rewards for your pledges. By supporting our campaign you could get a unique art work or exclusive experience – while showing how much you care about the arts being enjoyed by more young people. 

During the four week crowdfunding campaign we will be sending out up to one email a week to tell you about new rewards and progress. If you would rather not receive these, please email fraser@rawffest.wales with the message ‘pause emails.’  We’ll then put you back on our mailing list in March.

For details of the festival please visit: www.rawffest.wales