Romani Cultural and Arts Company

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Fairground, Circus-folk, Show-people and Bargees Training Day

Date: Wednesday 5 December 2018

Venue: First Space Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Cardiff CF5 1QE

Admission: The cost for the day (to include light refreshments & lunch) is £156.90 per delegate, if you book before the Thursday 22nd November and £173.07 per delegate if you book between Friday 23rd November and Monday 3rd December 2018. Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.

General Information

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and more uncertain, as the protections offered under European legislation, conventions and frameworks will probably be rescinded.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.

Book at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gypsy-roma-traveller-fairground-circus-folk-show-people-and-bargees-training-day-tickets-51135839673

 

 

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company
Temple Court 
13a Cathedral Road 
Cardiff 
CF11 9HA

For further information please – Tel: 02920 786 439   or     Email: [email protected]

Visit our website at: www.romaniarts.co.uk

Literature Wales

Paid Personal Development Opportunity for a Poet

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 21st November

Literature Wales is offering an opportunity for a poet new to the field of running workshops to co-lead a project for 11-14 year olds alongside an experienced workshop facilitator, in the South Powys area.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shadow and be mentored, as well as gain experience in jointly planning a project (details of pay and terms below). This will be a bilingual (Welsh and English) project, but we welcome applications from poets who only work in one language.

There will be a total of two days of workshops in a secondary school in South Powys (December-January 2019; dates to be confirmed), and one additional day in Cardiff Bay on 19 February to present the work to an audience.

This presentation will form part of an event organised by Literature Wales at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday 19 February 2019: A Day of Reflection on Poetry of War and Peace in Wales. The programme of the day will include readings, commissioned lectures, performances and presentations deriving from workshops with different groups across Wales. The project is funded by Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918.

For further information, and details on how to apply please visit www.literaturewales.org

Leeway Productions

THE LAST 5 YEARS

Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown

Choreography Mark Smith

Directed by Angharad Lee

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

November 9th – 17th 

8pm

BSL and Closed Captions

Age Guidance 12+

The Last 5 Years by Tony award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown comes to Wales for the first time in a new touring production by Leeway productions.

An emotionally charged and powerful musical, The Last 5 Years follows aspiring author Jamie and struggling actress Cathy, two twenty-something New Yorkers, who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

With a stunning, lyrical score telling their story in opposite directions this production will see a love story explored uniquely and poignantly by outstanding musical theatre talent, deaf performers and beautiful choreography by the award-winning Mark Smith.

To book tickets please go here

Or phone the WMC on 029 2063 6464 

The production will then tour to the following venues:

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 20 November. Galeri, Caernarfon, 22 November. Blackwood Miners’ Institute, 27 – 28 November. Ffwrnes, Llanelli, 29 November. Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tydfil, 1 December.

GWAWR-DAWN

Diwrnod Mynediad I Bawb Y Cenhedloedd Unedig Ar Gyfer Pobl Anabl – Llun 3 Rhagfyr

Fel rhan o hyn, mae GWAWR-DAWN (Fforwm Cynghrair Anabledd Gogledd Cymru) yn trefnu diwrnod o ddathlu ym Mangor, gan anelu at:

 

 

  • codi ymwybyddiaeth o faterion anabledd a mynediad
  • darparu gwybodaeth, rhwydweithio a chyfleoedd eraill tuag at wneud bywydau pobl anabl yn fwy integredig ac annibynnol
  • rhannu a dathlu creadigrwydd aristiaid anabl o bob math yng Ngogledd Cymru

Ar y 3ydd o Rhagfyr, bydd digwyddiadau am ddim yn rhedeg o 1 i 8 y.h. (Mae hyn yn dal i fod yn waith ar y gweill, felly gallai union adegau / lleoliadau ar gyfer digwyddiadau fod yn destun newid).

Yn ystod y prynhawn bydd cyfle i roi cynnig ar chwaraeon cadeiriau olwyn pel-fasged a taekwondo. Yn gynnar gyda’r nos, ceir arddangosfa ar gyfer cerddoriaeth, celf a barddoniaeth pobl anabl, gan gynnwys ar thema mynediad i’r anabl. 

Y cynlluniau presennol yw:

1 – 4y.p. Canolfan Chwaraeon Brailsford, Ffriddoedd Site, Bangor

Pel Fasged Cadair Olwyn a Taekwondo

5 – 8y.h. Neuadd Powis, Prif Gelfyddydau, Fford y Coleg 

Gyda pherfformiad y cam yn dechrau am 6 y.h. Cerddoriaeth – Barddoniaeth – Arddangosfa Gelf

Siaradwyr, Stondinau a Gwybodaeth a Mwy

Mae arnom ni eich angen chi i wneud y digwyddiad hwn gyda ni, cysylltwch a ni os ydych chi’n arlunydd, cerddor neu fardd anabl, ac os ydych chi’n grwp neu sefydliad a hoffech gael stondin, neu os hoffech gymryd rhan mewn unrhyw ffordd arall.

Am ragor o wybodaeth, cysylltwch:

GWAWR-DAWN: [email protected] neu Adrian Sharratt: [email protected]

Disability Arts Cymru

Cystadleuaeth Farddoniaeth Flynyddol

Rydym yn eich gwahodd i gyflwyno gwaith sy’n ymateb i’r thema ‘On the Edge’: rydym am adlewyrchu teimladau aelodau DAC wrth ymdrin â’r thema eang hon sy’n agored i’w dehongliad hwy eu hunain

Mae’r gystadleuaeth yn dilyn yr un thema ag arddangosfa flynyddol DAC eleni.

Bydd y gerdd fuddugol yn derbyn gwobr o daleb a roddwyd gan Llenyddiaeth Cymru y gellir ei defnyddio i dalu am gwrs ysgrifennu yn Nhŷ Newydd yn 2019.

Dewisir detholiad o gerddi i fod yn rhan o e-gyhoeddiad.

DYDDIAD CAU AR GYFER CEISIADAU YW 21 IONAWR 2019

Noder: Rhaid i chi fod yn berson anabl 16 oed neu’n hŷn ac yn aelod o DAC i gymryd rhan yn y gystadleuaeth hon. Gall artistiaid o bob maes creadigol yng Nghymru ymaelodi am ddim os ydynt yn ystyried eu hunain i fod yn anabl neu os oes ganddynt gyflyrau iechyd corfforol a/neu feddyliol hirdymor. Os nad ydych chi eisoes yn aelod, gallwch ymuno wrth ymgeisio am y gystadleuaeth neu ar-lein drwy gysylltu â ni yn [email protected]

  • Os oes gennych unrhyw broblemau sy’n effeithio ar eich gallu i gyfranogi yn y gystadleuaeth hon, cysylltwch â ni

Meini prawf mynediad

Gallwch ymgeisio drwy’r post neu drwy e-bost

  • Gall y gerdd fod yn Gymraeg neu’n Saesneg.
  • Dylai cerddi ddilyn y thema ‘On the Edge.’ Rhaid iddynt gael eu teipio/ysgrifennu’n glir ac ni ddylent fod yn hirach na 40 llinell.
  • Ni ddylai’r cerddi fod wedi cael eu cyhoeddi, a rhaid iddynt fod yn weithiau gwreiddiol gennych chi.
  • Caiff pob cerdd eu beirniadu’n ddienw ac ni ddylai unrhyw gerdd arddangos eich enw nac unrhyw fanylion adnabod eraill. Ar ddarn gwahanol o bapur /yng nghorff eich e-bost dylech nodi
    • eich enw a’ch cyfeiriad a
    • teitl(au)’r cerddi.
  • Gall hyd at 2 gerdd gael eu cyflwyno gan dalu’r ffi briodol: £5 am un gerdd neu £8 am 2. Dylai sieciau gael eu gwneud yn daladwy i DISABILITY ARTS CYMRU.
  • Dewisir detholiad o gerddi i fod yn rhan o e-gyhoeddiad.
  • Unwaith y byddant wedi’u cyflwyno, ni ellir tynnu cerddi yn ôl o’r gystadleuaeth. Yn anffodus, ni allwn ddychwelyd eich ymgais atoch, felly cadwch gopi o’ch gwaith.
  • Bydd penderfyniad y beirniad yn derfynol, ac ni ddylid anfon unrhyw ohebiaeth ynglŷn â’r canlyniad. Cofiwch mai cystadleuaeth yw hon ac nid oes sicrwydd y caiff eich cerdd ei dewis. Ni chaiff unrhyw ffïoedd eu had-dalu.
  • Ni ellir addasu cerdd ar ôl iddi gael ei chyflwyno.
  • Rhoddir gwybod i’r enillwyr drwy’r post neu drwy e-bost erbyn 1 Mawrth 2019.
  • Ni all staff nac aelodau bwrdd DAC gymryd rhan.
  • Bydd un wobr o daleb gwerth £450 a gellir ei defnyddio yn erbyn cwrs ysgrifennu yn Nhŷ Newydd yn 2019 ynghyd â chostau teithio rhesymol.
  • Dylid anfon eich hymgais at: Disability Arts Cymru, Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Y Tyllgoed, Caerdydd CF5 3EF

Neu:  [email protected]

Bydd hawlfraint yr holl gerddi’n parhau’n eiddo i’r awduron, ond drwy gyflwyno’r gwaith yn y gystadleuaeth, rydych yn rhoi caniatâd i Disability Arts Cymru gyhoeddi eich cerdd/cerddi ar-lein, mewn argraffiadau ac mewn unrhyw e-gyhoeddiad.

DYDDIAD CAU AR GYFER CEISIADAU 21 IONAWR 2019

Am fwy o wybodaeth:    Ffôn 02920 551 040  E bost: [email protected]

DAC Poetry Competition 2018

Annual Poetry Competition now open

We invite you to submit work that is in response to the theme of  On The Edge: we want to reflect the feelings of our DAC members about this broad theme which is open to their own interpretation

The competition follows the same theme as this year’s DAC annual exhibition

The winning poem will be awarded a prize of a voucher donated by Literature Wales  redeemable against a 2019 writing course at Ty Newydd

Selected poems will be part of an e-publication

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 21st JANUARY 2019

Please note: you must be a disabled person aged 16 or over, based in Wales and a DAC member to enter this competition. Membership is free for artists in Wales in all creative fields who identify as disabled people or those with long-term physical and/or mental health conditions. If you are not already a member, you can join here.

  • If you have any access issues in relation to this competition please get in touch

Entry criteria

You can enter using the form linked below, please read the rules first 

  • Poems can be in English or Welsh.
  • Poems should be on the theme of On the Edge They must be typed/clearly written and not longer than 40 lines.
  • Poems should be unpublished and must be your original work.
  • All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification. The uploaded document must contain only the poem and its title so it can be sent anonymously for judging.
  • Up to 2 poems may be submitted, the fees are: £5 for one poem or £8 for 2. You will be sent instructions on how to pay after your entry is received.
  • A selection of poems will be chosen to be part of an e-publication.
  • Once entered, poems cannot be withdrawn from the competition. It is regretted that no entries can be returned, so keep a copy of your work.
  • The decision of the adjudicators will be final, and there can be no correspondence concerning the result. Please note this is a competition and there is no guarantee that your poetry will be chosen and the fee is non-refundable.
  • No alterations can be made to a poem once it has been submitted.
  • The winners will be notified by post or email by 1st March 2019.
  • Staff and board members of DAC are not eligible to enter.
  • There will be one prize of a voucher to the value of £450 redeemable against a 2019 writing course at Ty Newydd plus reasonable travel costs.

Entry Form

If you can’t access the form for any reason you can still enter by email or by post

Entering by email

  • All the same rules apply as above. Email the poems to [email protected] 
  • All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification. In the body of your email you should give your name and address, and the
    title(s) of the poems submitted.
    Up to 2 poems may be submitted
  • Up to 2 poems may be submitted, the fees are: £5 for one poem or £8 for 2. You will be sent instructions on how to pay after your entry is received.

Entering by post

  • All the same rules apply as above. Send your poems to
    Disability Arts Cymru,
    Sbectrwm,
    Bwlch Rd,
    Fairwater,
    Cardiff CF5 3EF
  • All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification. On a separate sheet of paper you should give your name and address, and the
    title(s) of the poems submitted.
  • Up to 2 poems may be submitted, the fees are: £5 for one poem or £8 for 2. You will be sent instructions on how to pay after your entry is received or you can send a cheque with you entry. Cheques should be made payable to DISABILITY ARTS CYMRU.

Copyright of all poems will remain with the authors, but by submitting work to this competition, you give Disability Arts Cymru permission to publish your poem/s online, in print and in any e-publication.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 21 JANUARY 2019

For more information : Tel: 02920 551 040  Email: [email protected]

Gwawr-Dawn

International Day of Disabled People Monday 3rd December

GWAWR-DAWN (North Wales Disability Alliance Forum) is organising a day of celebration in Bangor, aiming to:

 

 

  • raise awareness of disability issues and access
  • provide information, networking and other opportunities towards making the lives of disabled people more integrated and independent
  • share and celebrate the creativity of disabled artists of all kinds in North Wales

On Monday 3rd December, free events will run from 1pm – 8pm. Exact times are yet to be confirmed but in the afternoon there will be an opportunity to try wheelchair sports, in the evening there is a showcase for disabled people’s music, art and poetry, including on the theme of disability access. 

Current times are: 1 – 4pm Brailsford Sports Centre, Ffriddoedd Site, Bangor for Wheelchair Basketball and Taekwondo.

5 – 8pm Powis Hall, Main Arts, College Road, for Music, Poetry, Art Exhibition

Plus, speakers, stalls and information.

Please get in touch if you are a disabled artist, musician or poet and interested in taking part. Or if you are a group or organisation that would like a stall, or if you would like to get involved in any other way.

For further information please contact –

GWAWR-DAWN : [email protected] or Adrian Sharratt:  [email protected]

 

Disability Arts Cymru

Cystadleuaeth Farddoniaeth Flynyddol

Rydym yn eich gwahodd i gyflwyno gwaith sy’n ymateb i’r thema ‘On the Edge’: rydym am adlewyrchu teimladau aelodau DAC wrth ymdrin â’r thema eang hon sy’n agored i’w dehongliad hwy eu hunain

Mae’r gystadleuaeth yn dilyn yr un thema ag arddangosfa flynyddol DAC eleni.

Bydd y gerdd fuddugol yn derbyn gwobr o daleb a roddwyd gan Llenyddiaeth Cymru y gellir ei defnyddio i dalu am gwrs ysgrifennu yn Nhŷ Newydd yn 2019.

Dewisir detholiad o gerddi i fod yn rhan o e-gyhoeddiad.

DYDDIAD CAU AR GYFER CEISIADAU YW 21 IONAWR 2019                            

 

Noder: Rhaid i chi fod yn berson anabl 16 oed neu’n hŷn ac yn aelod o DAC i gymryd rhan yn y gystadleuaeth hon. Gall artistiaid o bob maes creadigol yng Nghymru ymaelodi am ddim os ydynt yn ystyried eu hunain i fod yn anabl neu os oes ganddynt gyflyrau iechyd corfforol a/neu feddyliol hirdymor. Os nad ydych chi eisoes yn aelod, gallwch ymuno wrth ymgeisio am y gystadleuaeth neu ar-lein drwy gysylltu â ni yn [email protected]

                Os oes gennych unrhyw broblemau sy’n effeithio ar eich gallu i gyfranogi yn y gystadleuaeth hon, cysylltwch â ni

Meini prawf mynediad

Gallwch ymgeisio drwy’r post neu drwy e-bost

  • Gall y gerdd fod yn Gymraeg neu’n Saesneg.
  • Dylai cerddi ddilyn y thema ‘On the Edge.’ Rhaid iddynt gael eu teipio/ysgrifennu’n glir ac ni ddylent fod yn hirach na 40 llinell.
  • Ni ddylai’r cerddi fod wedi cael eu cyhoeddi, a rhaid iddynt fod yn weithiau gwreiddiol gennych chi.
  • Caiff pob cerdd eu beirniadu’n ddienw ac ni ddylai unrhyw gerdd arddangos eich enw nac unrhyw fanylion adnabod eraill. Ar ddarn gwahanol o bapur /yng nghorff eich e-bost dylech nodi
  • a) eich enw a’ch cyfeiriad a
  • b) teitl(au)’r cerddi.
  • Gall hyd at 2 gerdd gael eu cyflwyno gan dalu’r ffi briodol: £5 am un gerdd neu £8 am 2. Dylai sieciau gael eu gwneud yn daladwy i DISABILITY ARTS CYMRU.
  • Dewisir detholiad o gerddi i fod yn rhan o e-gyhoeddiad.
  • Unwaith y byddant wedi’u cyflwyno, ni ellir tynnu cerddi yn ôl o’r gystadleuaeth. Yn anffodus, ni allwn ddychwelyd eich ymgais atoch, felly cadwch gopi o’ch gwaith.
  • Bydd penderfyniad y beirniad yn derfynol, ac ni ddylid anfon unrhyw ohebiaeth ynglŷn â’r canlyniad. Cofiwch mai cystadleuaeth yw hon ac nid oes sicrwydd y caiff eich cerdd ei dewis. Ni chaiff unrhyw ffïoedd eu had-dalu.
  • Ni ellir addasu cerdd ar ôl iddi gael ei chyflwyno.
  • Rhoddir gwybod i’r enillwyr drwy’r post neu drwy e-bost erbyn 1 Mawrth 2019.
  • Ni all staff nac aelodau bwrdd DAC gymryd rhan.
  • Bydd un wobr o daleb gwerth £450 a gellir ei defnyddio yn erbyn cwrs ysgrifennu yn Nhŷ Newydd yn 2019 ynghyd â chostau teithio rhesymol.
  • Dylid anfon eich hymgais at: Disability Arts Cymru, Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Y Tyllgoed, Caerdydd CF5 3EF    Neu  [email protected]

Bydd hawlfraint yr holl gerddi’n parhau’n eiddo i’r awduron, ond drwy gyflwyno’r gwaith yn y gystadleuaeth, rydych yn rhoi caniatâd i Disability Arts Cymru gyhoeddi eich cerdd/cerddi ar-lein, mewn argraffiadau ac mewn unrhyw e-gyhoeddiad.

 

DYDDIAD CAU AR GYFER CEISIADAU 21 IONAWR 2019

Am fwy o wybodaeth    Ffôn 02920 551 040  E bost – [email protected]

 

Disability Arts Cymru

Annual Poetry Competition

We invite you to submit work that is in response to the theme of On The Edge:  we want to reflect the feelings of our DAC members about this broad theme which is open to their own interpretation

The competition follows the same theme as this year’s DAC annual exhibition

The winning poem will be awarded a prize of a voucher donated by Literature Wales  redeemable against a 2019 writing course at Ty Newydd

Selected poems will be part of an e-publication

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 21st JANUARY 2019

Please note: you must be a disabled person aged 16 or over, based in Wales and a DAC member to enter this competition. Membership is free for artists in Wales in all creative fields who identify as disabled people or those with long-term physical and/or mental health conditions. If you are not already a member, you can join at the same time as entering the competition or beforehand online or by contacting us at [email protected]

  • If you have any access issues in relation to this competition please get in touch

Entry criteria

You can enter by post or email

  • Poems can be in English or Welsh.
  • Poems should be on the theme of On the Edge They must be typed/clearly written and not longer than 40 lines.
  • Poems should be unpublished and must be your original work.
  • All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification. On a separate sheet of paper /in the body of your email you should give
  • a) your name and address,
  • b) title(s) of the poems submitted.
  • Up to 2 poems may be submitted on payment of the appropriate fee: £5 for one poem or £8 for 2. Cheques should be made payable to DISABILITY ARTS CYMRU.
  • A selection of poems will be chosen to be part of an e-publication.
  • Once entered, poems cannot be withdrawn from the competition. It is regretted that no entries can be returned, so keep a copy of your work.
  • The decision of the adjudicators will be final, and there can be no correspondence concerning the result. Please note this is a competition and there is no guarantee that your poetry will be chosen and the fee is non-refundable.
  • No alterations can be made to a poem once it has been submitted.
  • The winners will be notified by post or email by 1st March 2019.
  • Staff and board members of DAC are not eligible to enter.
  • There will be one prize of a voucher to the value of £450 redeemable against a 2019 writing course at Ty Newydd plus reasonable travel costs.
  • Entries should be addressed to: Disability Arts Cymru, Sbectrwm, Bwlch Rd, Fairwater, Cardiff CF5 3EF  Or emailed to – [email protected]

Copyright of all poems will remain with the authors, but by submitting work to this competition, you give Disability Arts Cymru permission to publish your poem/s online, in print and in any e-publication.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 21 JANUARY 2019

For more information please contact  us on   Tel: 02920 551 040   Email: [email protected]