Cyfle i Awduron: Cwrs am ddim yng Nghanolfan Ysgrifennu Tŷ Newydd

Mae’n bleser gan Llenyddiaeth Cymru a Chyngor Llyfrau Cymru gyhoeddi cyfle arbennig i 12 unigolyn dreulio wythnos fer ar gwrs yng Nghanolfan Ysgrifennu Tŷ Newydd yn rhad ac am ddim yn ystod hanner tymor mis Chwefror 2020 (bore dydd Llun 17 – prynhawn dydd Gwener 21 Chwefror). Mae’r broses ymgeisio nawr ar agor. Y dyddiad cau i ymgeisio yw 5.00 pm brynhawn Gwener 8 Tachwedd.

Dyma gyfle i awduron newydd ddatblygu eu crefft yn y maes ysgrifennu i oedolion ifanc. Bydd y cwrs yn cynnig arweiniad ar sut i ysgrifennu llyfrau llwyddiannus i ddarllenwyr oedran uwchradd drwy:

  • gyfres o weithdai ac ymarferion arbenigol dan arweiniad tiwtoriaid profiadol
  • sgyrsiau gan arbenigwyr yn y maes
  • drafodaethau am y maes llyfrau oedolion ifainc, gan astudio llyfrau llwyddiannus a phoblogaidd dros y byd
  • rannu profiadau a syniadau gyda’ch cyd-awduron
  • gael cyfle i gynnig eich syniadau i banel o gynrychiolwyr o weisg Cymru, a sefydlu perthynas uniongyrchol gyda’r golygyddion
  • fwynhau sgyrsiau am y diwydiant a’r byd llenyddol yng nghwmni cynrychiolwyr o Gyngor Llyfrau Cymru a Llenyddiaeth Cymru
  • drafodaethau am gynrychiolaeth mewn llenyddiaeth oedolion ifainc, gan edrych os yw darllenwyr o leiafrifoedd ethnig, rhai sydd ag anableddau, rhai o gefndiroedd difreintiedig, neu rhai sy’n uniaethu â’r gymuned LHDT+ yn cael eu portreadu.

Croesawn geisiadau yn benodol gan awduron sydd heb gyhoeddi cyfrol o’u gwaith yn flaenorol, ond mewn achosion arbennig byddwn yn ystyried ceisiadau gan awduron cyhoeddedig sy’n newid trywydd. Cwrs drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg fydd hwn. Bydd holl brydau bwyd yr wythnos, a llety cyffyrddus, yn gynwysedig gyda’r cwrs. Ni allwn dalu costau teithio i ac o’r ganolfan.

Mae’r broses ymgeisio ar agor tan 5.00 pm brynhawn Gwener 8 Tachwedd, mae’r wybodaeth i gyd ar gael ar wefan Llên Cymru – neu cysylltwch â ni am sgwrs.

Theatr Clwyd TYFU|GROW Writers in Residence Scheme, 2020: Applications Open!

Theatr Clwyd’s Writer in Residence Scheme
Part of TYFU | GROW
Our Creative Development Programme

Generously supported by the Gladstone’s Library

Applications open until Friday 25 October 2019

We are a home for writers in Wales, offering the time and space to write within a community of fellow artists without the pressure of ‘showing’ or producing something. We offer residencies connected to our in-house productions so that writers can get to know other artists working here, spend time observing rehearsals and develop ideas in a supportive environment. The Writer in Residence Scheme is generously supported by Gladstone’s Library.

What does the attachment include?

This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time writing and reflecting on your practice, for us to get to know each other and, if it’s helpful, to get feedback on your work. There is no obligation on you to produce anything for us at the end of the attachment and equally no obligation on us to produce the work. Our hope is that these attachments will form the beginning of a relationship with Theatr Clwyd and a network of writers who can call our theatre home.

In 2020, we will be offering six residencies connected to our in-house productions. Two writers will be on attachment with us at the same time for each of the periods below:

Productions and Dates:

Milky Peaks by Seiriol Davies – Tuesday 10 – Saturday 21 March 2020
Gladstone’s Writing Workshop – Saturday 14 September 2020

For the Grace of You by Alan Harris – Monday 6 April – Friday 17 April 2020
Gladstone’s Writing Workshop – Saturday 11 April 2020

Project Hush by Matthew Bulgo with Manon Wyn Jones and Yasuro Ito,
based on an original idea by Bridget Keehan – Monday 14 – Friday 25 September 2020
Gladstone’s Writing Workshop – Sunday 20 September 2020

Please note that this is a developmental attachment – we want to develop long term relationships with writers and this is one of several ways in which we are doing that. The attachment is about you, rather than what you write while you are here.

We are particularly keen to hear from playwrights working in the Welsh Language.

How to apply

If you are interested, please send an email to  [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 25 October 2019.

The email should include:

  • A CV of your work as a writer and of other employment, training and education
  • A brief description of where you currently are as a writer
  • A brief description of what you’d like to use the residency to work on
  • Two pages of a script that you’ve written
  • Confirmation of your availability and which production you would prefer to be attached to, and why

We welcome applications in Welsh and English.

Please note that the dates of the residencies cannot be changed as rooms at Gladstone’s Library are in high demand and our rehearsal weeks are confirmed. If you cannot join us for the full period, we will not be able to offer you a residency.

We will notify all applicants in due course. You will receive more information after submitting your application. 



Celf Able – Dates for October

Celf-Able is an inclusive art group run by disabled artists in Powys. We are disabled- and artist-led, but open to all ages and abilities, artists and people who just want to have a go at art.



Meetings for October :-

October 2nd – Caersws Village Hall, Caersws, 11-3

October 9th – Warren Room, Care Centre, Machynlleth, 11 -3

October 15th – The Institute, Llanfair Caereinion, 11-3

October 16th – Ann Holloway Day Care Centre, Welshpool, 11-3

       Collage with artist Terri Sweeney        funded by Tirgwynt Community Foundation

October 23rd  – Siawns Teg, The Park, Newtown, 11-3

There is a small session fee of £5 for non-members, £3 for members, annual membership fee £10.


Need more info? – [email protected], Tel: 01938 810058

Celf o Gwmpas Artist Network Exhibition 5th September – 17th October 2019


Celf o Gwmpas Artist Network


Exhibition Dates: 5th September – 17th October 2019

Preview Thursday 5th September 4 – 6pm

This is the third annual exhibition by Celf o Gwmpas’s Artist Network.  The work in this exhibition portrays the artists discovery of new things about themselves and their practice over the last year. 

Make your mark and add to one of the pieces in this exhibition by attending one of the weekly sessions with the Artist on Wednesdays between 3-7pm for the duration of the exhibition

 For more information contact: 01597 822777

Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB


The network was founded in 2016 with funding from Arwain and since then has gone from strength to strength.  Artists have regular monthly meetings where they skill share as well as opportunities for training, being involved with Celf o Gwpmas’s workshop programme and visits to exhibitions and galleries.

Exciting news from Taking Flight Theatre Company

We’re opening a Youth Theatre for young D/deaf & Hard of Hearing people  Autumn 2019 in Cardiff!





                                                                            For 4 years we have been dreaming of a Deaf lead youth theatre specifically for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing young people in Wales. London has one… why not Cardiff? Some of you might remember that we ran a couple of week long summer schools back in 2015 during which we met some wonderfully inspiring young people (one of whom now works for ITV no less!)

2 years ago we began the long process of applying for funding. And now we’re here to announce to the world… to shout- and sign- from the rooftops that we’ve made it. BBC Children in Need have approved our application to run a youth theatre in Cardiff for 3 years.

The Youth Theatre- yet to be named- will run out of The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, and we want to say a massive diolch to them for supporting this project.

There will be 3 age groups: 4-7, 8-11 and 12-18 so little ones won’t have to wait long until they can join!
All the groups will be lead by a Deaf facilitator and sessions will run in BSL and English, with interpreters present too.

Throughout the 3 years, there will be bags of opportunities for young people to perform, to share what they’ve learnt, to get involved in the non performing aspects of theatre production, to grow in confidence and to be inspired. At least once a year we’ll be organising trips to see the very best in Deaf lead theatre and performance. We’ll also be bringing in inspiring Deaf creatives and theatre practitioners to work with our young groups on specific skills. We just cannot wait to be doing all these things, and for our Deaf leaders to be inspiring the #DeafTalent of the future.

So what does this mean to you?

Perhaps you know of a D/deaf or Hard of Hearing young person who would like to join. If you do, drop me an email on
[email protected] 
and we can make sure they know when we open in the Autumn. If they’re currently too young, let us know anyway and we can put them on the waiting list.

Perhaps you’re over 18 and would like to volunteer. If this is the case, also drop me a line and we can discuss this in more detail. We’re especially keen to hear from potential volunteers who have some BSL skills.

Keep an eye out on our website and social media too as we’ll be recruiting very soon for a Deaf leader and an assistant facilitator. Could either of these roles be you?

Perhaps you’re a Deaf arts professional who has a skill you’d like to share with our groups.

And look out as we’ll be inviting people to our sharings once the youth theatres start creating.

In the meantime, we’ve applied to be part of the Christmas Big Give to raise further funds to support the Youth Theatre. If you think you could be one of our start off big pledgers (rather than a donor during Big Give Week) let us know and we can send you a pledge form. We need to raise £1250 by the 30th August in pledges to be part of the week.


Taking flight -

DAC Open Exhibition 2019 – Trust…..

An open exhibition of works submitted by DAC members.

At Celf o Gwmpas Llandrindod Wells             
from 22nd July 2019- 22nd August 2019

Public event at Celf o Gwmpas on 22nd August 2019 2-5pm


Image – ‘The Window’ – Rosemarie O’Leary

Selected works will then be at the following venues

Mostyn Llandudno   –                       2nd September 2019 – 30th September 2019

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil    17th October 2019 – 10th November 2019
                                                               (public event 17th October 2019 3-5pm)

Theatr Clwyd, Mold                          13th November 2019-30th November 2019

Keep an eye out for more public events – dates tbc







Image ‘Trust above all’ Rachael Wellbeing

Help raise funds for DAC when you shop on line

Thank you to all our supporters who are raising funds for us when using the Easy Fundraising  site to shop on line.
We have raised £149.86 so far.
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See Around Britain! – accessibility travel app



Our groundbreaking photo travel app, gives visitors an advance look inside public venues, enabling the user to check out if it is suitable for their interests or needs, including families with young children, older citizens, or individuals with a wide range of impairments.  

Please have a look at what we do – 

See Around Britain & See Around Europe form a huge photo gazetteer throughout the UK and Ireland and mainland Europe, designed for everybody, including disabled people, to help decide if a venue will be suitable for visits.

Everything from transport access to washroom facilities can be viewed in a series of photographs of the venue. View the suitability and accessibility before you plan to visit or arrive at the venue.

Information about Touch Trust

Touch Trust provides person-centered sessions, which contain a varied programme, including music, movement, massage and relaxation. We also employ sensory integration techniques, such as focusing on proprioceptive awareness.


We are inclusive and open to all ages and abilities. Many of our “Guests” are on the autistic spectrum, have learning disabilities or other complex needs.  We celebrate the successes and abilities of our Guests, regardless of how nuanced these may be.  we promote  creative expression, communication and self-esteem, encouraging our Guests to achieve their potential in our supportive environment.  Above all, we foster a fun and enjoyable atmosphere!


Why not come along to find out what’s on each week?  You can also visit us on our facebook page ( or call us on 02920635660 for more information

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