Access to Coastal Paths?

BBC Newyddion want to hear disabled people’s experiences of accessing the coastal path.  They are aware of recent issues in Flintshire, where barriers have been installed to prevent motorbikes, which have created problems for disabled wheelchair / scooter users.

Are there any other places where similar situations have arisen across Wales?

If so, Luned Phillips would like to hear from Welsh speakers from these areas to talk to her about this issue.

Please contact Luned directly on  02920 322431   [email protected]

British Blind Sport

Have a Go Day South Wales

We are delighted to announce a Have a Go Day in South Wales. 

Venue: Cardiff House of Sport, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Cardiff CF11 8AW

Date: Saturday 29th September 12:30 to 5pm

Come along and take part in an entirely free day of sport and activities including Judo, Guide Running, Football, Tennis and many more. Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up. Friends and family are also welcome. Register for the Have a Go Day in South Wales.


Working in with Sport Cardiff and Cardiff Institute for the Blind, this event will take place at Cardiff House of Sport, Cardiff on Saturday 29th September. A number of successful events have already been held this year including Cambridge, London, Liverpool and Surrey. Here’s what other participants had to say:


“We had an amazing day altogether in the family. It was great to have both my VI children and their siblings involved as it made the day much more fun. Thank you for organising!’ Parent of participants, Have a Go Day Surrey


Get Involved!

For further details please contact Alex Pitts, Participation Officer on telephone:  07929 356428 or email [email protected]


Bydd rownd ddiweddaraf Ffilm Cymru Wales o ddyfarniadau Mynediad Cynulleidfa yn parhau i gefnogi lleoliadau a gwyliau yng Nghymru i ddarparu amrywiaeth ddeinamig o brofiadau sinematig i bobl ledled Cymru.

Am y tro cyntaf, gwnaed dyfarniadau cyllido newydd i Ŵyl Animeiddio Japaneaidd Kotatsu a Chanolfan Gelfyddydau Pontio ym Mangor. Caiff Gŵyl Animeiddio Japaneaidd Kotatsu ei chynnal yng Nghanolfan Gelfyddydau Chapter yng Nghaerdydd rhwng 28ain a 30ain Medi, ac yng Nghanolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth, ar 20fed a’r 21ain Hydref. Bydd yr ŵyl yn helpu cynulleidfaoedd i archwilio yr elfennau diweddaraf a gorau ym maes animeiddio Japaneaidd, gan gynnwys ffilmiau sy’n addas i bobl o bob oed yn ogystal â gweithdai a dosbarthiadau meistr gydag animeiddwyr o Japan. Bydd y dyfarniad cyllido yn cefnogi Kotatsu i barhau i ddatblygu cynulleidfaoedd newydd, gan weithio ochr yn ochr â grwpiau cymunedol lleol, ieuenctid a ffoaduriaid er mwyn ehangu cyrhaeddiad yr ŵyl.

Bydd y cyllid newydd i Ganolfan Gelfyddydau Pontio yn cynorthwyo eu prosiect sy’n annog y gymuned ym Mangor i fanteisio’n llawn ar eu sinema annibynnol leol. Mae eu mentrau’n cynnwys darparu rhagor o sinema Gymraeg, rhyngweithio cymunedol drwy wirfoddoli, creu mynediad i deuluoedd sydd â phlant ag anghenion ychwanegol, a pharhau â chyswllt y lleoliad â myfyrwyr a chynulleidfaoedd ifanc drwy ffilmiau, gemau a chynnwys rhyngweithiol. 

Yn ychwanegol at y dyfarniadau newydd, mae Ffilm Cymru yn parhau i fuddsoddi mewn tair gŵyl ffilmiau sefydledig er mwyn iddynt barhau i ehangu a chyrraedd cynulleidfaoedd newydd.

Darllenwch mwy fan hyn.


Ffilm Cymru Wales’ latest round of Audience Access awards will continue to support Welsh venues and festivals to provide a dynamic and diverse variety of cinematic experiences for people right across Wales.

For the first time, new funding awards were made to Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival and Bangor’s Pontio Arts Centre. Running at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff between 28th and 30th September, and at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the 20th and 21st October, the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival will help audiences explore the latest and best in Japanese animation with films to suit all ages, as well as workshops and masterclasses with Japanese animators. The funding award will support Kotatsu in continuing to build new audiences, working alongside local community, youth and refugee groups to widen the festival’s reach.

Pontio Arts Centre’s new funding will support their project encouraging the community in Bangor to make the most of their local independent cinema. Their initiatives include providing more Welsh-language cinema, community interaction through volunteering, creating access for families with children with additional needs, and continuing the venue’s engagement of student and young audiences through film, gaming and interactive content. 

In addition to the new awards, Ffilm Cymru continued to invest in three established film festivals to advance their expansion and reach new audiences.

Read more here.


Spread the word @MettaTheatre is looking for highly skilled D/deaf, disabled & neuro-diverse actor-musicians & singers for 6 new British musicals.

Open auditions on Oct 16 & 17

Are you a collaborative, open & exceptionally talented D/deaf or Disabled or neuro-diverse actor-musician? Want to be considered for 6 new British musicals with @MettaTheatre over the next 3 years? More info

If the actors could please fill in this Google Form or if email is easier then email a CV and a self tape of them playing their instrument and/or singing a song that shows off their voice, to [email protected] with the subject heading [ACCESSIBLE AUDITIONS]. Please submit your materials by October 1st.

Metta’s Artistic Director Poppy Burton-Morgan will be meeting with successful candidates in London and Salisbury.

  • LONDON TUESDAY OCTOBER 16th – V&A Museum – Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

  • SALISBURY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17th – Wiltshire Creative (Salisbury Playhouse) – Malthouse Lane (off Fisherton Street) Salisbury SP2 7RA

More important information for actors and interested directors:

Please make us aware of any access needs and we will do our best to accommodate them in advance and on the day. An a BSL interpreter / lip-speaker / speech-to-text reporter can be provided for you if you let us know in advance and both spaces are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Parking space can be provided, and there will be a quiet area where you can prepare or rest before/after your audition. Also, please let us know if it would be helpful for us to meet you at the nearest station (London Waterloo or Southwark for the London audition, Salisbury Rail station for Salisbury) and if there’s anything we’ve not mentioned that would be helpful for you and facilitate you giving us your best on the day.

Additionally, if you need support in creating your self tape (an audio file is also fine) please contact [email protected]

If you are invited to meet, you will be given a 30 minute time slot and asked to prepare a song from one of the shows we have in development. You will also be asked to perform another song of your choosing that you feel best shows off your voice and/or instrument(s). There will be a pianist to accompany you, or you may use a backing track or accompany yourself. We are interested in your skills as a collaborator so we will probably work in depth on a short section of song – playing around with it in several different way – rather than hearing a song in full.

We will contact all successful applicants no later than 2 weeks before the audition date with materials to prepare. We will respond to all applicants who apply but we are a very small organisation so we cannot provide feedback for those that we choose not to meet.

We will respond in writing (or phone call) to everyone that we meet with clarifying whether we will offer you a role in a full production or for research and development period for any of the following projects which you may be being considered for:

Upcoming Shows:

  • IN THE WILLOWS by Poppy Burton-Morgan, Pippa Cleary and Keiran Merrick. A hip hop musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows. Touring spring 2019

  • LITTLE PRINCE by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Simon Bass. A circus musical based on the novel by Antoine de Saint Exupery. In development for production in 2019

  • COLD FRONT by Jason Carr and Poppy Burton-Morgan. An intimate new chamber musical for 2 voices, piano and cello. In development for production in 2019

  • METAMORPHOSIS by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Keiran Merrick. A hip hop musical based on the Kafka novella. Touring spring 2020.

  • WINTER HOLIDAY by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Candida Caldicot. An actor musician folk musical based on the novel by Arthur Ransome. Running at Theatre By The Lake in Keswick, Christmas 2020

  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Shola Adewusi. A contemporary adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, with a pop/jazz/soul score. In development for expected touring in spring 2021



Cymru Greadigol – Cymrodoriaeth British School at Rome 2019–20

Cymru Greadigol – Cymrodoriaeth British School at Rome 2019–20

Bydd Cymru Greadigol – Cymrodoriaeth British School at Rome yn gyfle gwerthfawr i artist ar adeg arwyddocâol yn eu gyrfa, sy’n byw yng Nghymru, i ymgymryd â phreswyliad tri mis yn Rhufain. Mae’r Gymrodoriaeth yn agored i unigolion creadigol eithriadol, uchelgeisiol a dychmygus, sydd yn gweithio ym maes y celfyddydau gweledol. Bydd yn rhoi cyfle arbennig i ddatblygu gyrfaoedd yr artistiaid a ddewiswyd, yn cynyddu proffil artistig o Gymru yn rhyngwladol, ac yn gwneud cyfraniad amhrisiadwy i’r celfyddydau gweledol yng Nghymru.

Ceir rhagor o wybodaeth ar y Gymrodoriaeth a manylion ar sut i ymgeisio yma:

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer derbyn ceisiadau ar gyfer Cymrodoriaeth 2019–20 (i’w rhedeg rhwng Hydref a Rhagfyr 2019) yw Dydd Gwener 19 Hydref 2018.


Unlimited Connects: Cymru

Cefnogi celfyddydau dan arweiniad artistiaid anabl yng Nghymru: trafodaeth banel a digwyddiad rhwydweithio

Dydd Llun 8 Hydref 2pm – 4pm

Ystafell Preseli, Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru 

Sut y gallai’r sector gefnogi gwaith gan artistiaid anabl yn well? Pa newid sydd wedi digwydd yn y blynyddoedd diwethaf, a beth nesaf? Wrth i raglen Unlimited Funding agor ar gyfer rownd ariannu arall ar gyfer prosiectau newydd gan artistiaid a chwmnïau sy’n creu gwaith dan arweiniad artistiaid anabl, mae’n amser allweddol i gasglu ac asesu’r cwestiynau hyn. Ymunwch â ni ar gyfer trafodaeth banel dan gadeiryddiaeth Uwch-gynhyrchydd Unlimited, Jo Verrent, gyda’r dramodydd Kaite O’Reilly, y curadur Aidan Moesby a Chynhyrchydd Cynorthwyol Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Jenny Sturt.

Bydd cymhorthfa un i un ar gyfer artistiaid sydd â diddordeb mewn gwneud cais i Unlimited ar gael mewn slotiau 20 munud, rhwng 12 pm-2pm a 4 pm-6pm. Bwciwch ymlaen llaw drwy e-bostio [email protected]. Rhowch wybod os oes gennych chi unrhyw anghenion o ran mynediad y dylem wybod amdanynt.

Gellir bwcio slot cymhorthfa drwy e-bostio [email protected]

Mae’r digwyddiad yn dathlu gwaith artistiaid anabl, a chefnogir y digwyddiad gan Unlimited, gyda chyllid gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru.

Mae Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru yn hygyrch i gadeiriau olwyn, a bydd darpariaethau Iaith Arwyddion Prydain a thestun i iaith ar gael ar gyfer y drafodaeth banel. Bydd lle tawel ar wahân ar gael. Os oes gennych chi unrhyw ymholiadau ynghylch mynediad, cysylltwch â [email protected].

Cliciwch yma  am docynnau a gwybodaeth


British Sign Language Level 1 Intensive in Cardiff

Taking flight -

2 final spaces have just opened up on our BSL level 1 course which starts on Monday 17th September here in Cardiff.


The course lasts just 2 weeks instead of the 1 year that Level 1 usually takes to achieve. The course has been subsidised by Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru/Arts Council of Wales so it only costs £250 instead of the usual £450. This fee includes an end of course test and certificate.

The course will have an arts vocab slant but you will still have the regular level 1 qualification.It will take place at Cardiff Deaf Club and be run by the amazing Sarona Training.

For more information or to book email [email protected]

Gweithdy gyda’r cerddor o fri rhyngwladol Beverly Bell-Hughes.


Mae Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru yn cynnal gweithdy gyda’r cerddor o fri rhyngwladol Beverly Bell-Hughes.

Theatr Clwyd
Medi 11 2018 12.00 – 2.00

Mae Bev yn artist â nam ar y golwg yng Ngogledd Cymru sydd wedi defnyddio’i hanabledd i greu’r darnau ceramig mwyaf rhyfeddol a ysbrydolwyd gan y dirwedd naturiol. Dewch i ymuno â ni am y profiad hwn yn rhad ac am ddim a chael y cyfle i gofrestru gyda Chelfyddydau Anabledd Cymru (DAC) fel aelod.

Mae’r gweithdy hwn yn rhan o gyfarfod grŵp rhwydweithio rhanbarthol y Gogledd ddwyrain, sy’n cyfarfod bob deufis yn rheolaidd, ac sy’n cyfarfod yn Theatr Clwyd. Am fwy o wybodaeth am Bev a’n sefydliad dilynwch y ddolen isod.