‘Until the Stars Burn Out’ submission for Issue 3 now open

“Until the Stars Burn Out” is an online art and poetry journal, published twice a year, to correspond with the autumnal and vernal equinoxes.

We are interested in work exploring space, astronomy, stars, cosmology and our place in the Universe. We interpret this broadly; indeed, we are looking for diversity of different viewpoints and perspectives. Still, there may be scope for the obvious as well as the startling. We want to fill our pages with wonder and beauty, but won’t shy away from bleakness or injustice. We want to look out towards new worlds, but still understand our own. We want pieces that make us think, daydream, and reflect on both the vastness of our universe, and the common heritage of all life on earth.

The submission window for Issue 3 is now OPEN between July 1st 2019 and Aug 31st 2019. Issue 3 will be released in the autumn. Please read the submission guidelines carefully, particularly since these have been updated since the last issue.

“Until the Stars Burn Out” is designed and edited by Maya Horton.

You can read the current issue (March 2019) here, and the previous issue here. Please note we are migrating to a new system, and there may be some temporary difficulties with viewing old issues whilst that occurs.

Opportunities for writers

 

 

 

 

 

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. 1 st £250, 2nd £100 Entry fee £5 for 1 poem, £8 for 2. See all the details here: www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm DEADLINE: 31 August 2019

Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries

Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries are awarded annually to writers at all stages of their careers, who are resident in Wales. The Writers’ Bursaries Awards enable writers to concentrate on developing a specific work in progress across a twelve-month period. The amounts are fixed sum awards at £3,000. Applicants may apply for a Writer’s Bursary, or a Support Fund Bursary, if eligible. Support Fund Bursaries are available for writers with mobility problems or disabilities in need of specialist equipment and assistance. Applicants for the Support Fund Bursary may apply for up to £1,000 for assistance to develop their work in progress.. www.literaturewales.org/for-writers/services-for-writers/bursaries/ DEADLINE: 10 September 2019

The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2019/20 is now open for submissions of short stories of no longer than 6,000 words.The cost of entry for each short story is £10. The winning author will receive £2,000 and shortlisted authors will each receive £150. Full information can be found on our web https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/prize

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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.

Website

Taking flight -

Cult Cymru Workshop -Freelancing for Creatives

Freelancing for Creatives 
 Saturday 7 September 2019 
Cardiff

Aim

To identify the legal and business obligations of working on a freelance basis in a friendly and safe environment along with other creatives.

Overview
This interactive workshop will explore the different business models and provide useful tips and practical tools to help you with the practical side of working as a freelancer/sole trader.

Trainer – Siân Gale

Siân manages the CULT Cymru project.  She has run her own companies specialising in business support and equalities.  She has worked as a freelance Production Manager in TV and film and on a highly successful business start-up programme. (PGCE Qualified Trainer)

“I would strongly recommend the session to get a better understanding of being a freelancer”

“I have learnt a lot of important information and feel confident in progressing within my industry” 

To book tickets

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

Mission Gallery – Maker in Focus- Bev Bell Hughes

Exhibition Dates  20 July – 14 September 2019

Mission Gallery 
Gloucester Place 
Maritime Quarter 
Swansea • SA1 1TY 
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1792 652 016 
[email protected]

Open 11am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Admission Free

Each day is a journey of looking and experiencing nature, of how mother earth presents herself to the world. Marks left in the sand by the receding tide, sharp and clear, to deep gullies or smooth. Items thrown up by the tide, battered by storms. Different seaweed flowing in ribbons. The erosion of surfaces be they shells, rocks, driftwood or bone .

An intuitive process of making, and pinching of clay; my work is made using flattened coils of clay into which other materials are added to change the surface texture, clays and sands.  The work is pushed and pinched causing crators and holes.

https://www.missiongallery.co.uk/maker-in-focus/beverly-bell-hughes/

 

 

 

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.
If you haven’t signed up yet please visit http://efraising.org/BwL9Gq2fLs

 

 

You can also raise funds for us if  you shop on line through Amazon Smile.  We have raised £29.38 so far.

If you haven’t signed up yet please visit https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/charity/homepage.html and nominate DAC as your chosen charity

Thank you for supporting DAC

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 (www.facebook.com/TouchTrust) or call us on 02920635660 for more information

http://www.touchtrust.co.uk/

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