‘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.

Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales

Funding Workshops

Cardiff Third Sector Development Officers will be holding funding workshops for groups and organisation interested in applying – explaining the funding criteria and how to make a successful application – on the following dates:

  • Monday 9th September between 10:30 -12:30 at  Llanrumney Hall, Ball Road, Cardiff, CF3 4JJ
  • Wednesday 11th September between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm at The Ely Hub, Cowbridge Road West, Cardiff, CF5 5BQ
  • Tuesday 17th September between   14:00am -16 :00pm at  C3SC Office, Third Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH

To book your place please email [email protected]   or ring 029 2048 5722

The Comic Relief Community Fund is a pilot scheme to fund community led action bringing about positive, lasting change throughout Wales.

Deadline for submission Thursday 31st October 2019.

  • Grants between £1,000 – £10,000 or £30,000 – £60,000
  • Groups with an annual income less than £250,000 are eligible 
  • Easy application process
  • Guidance available from your local County Voluntary Council

To find out more visit www.thirdsectorsupport.wales

Learning Disability Wales

Engage To Change Roadshows

Learning Disability WalesEbbw Vale and Carmarthen

Free Events

Engage to Change supports young people aged 16-25 with a learning disability and/or autism into paid work placements lasting 6-12 months.

Engage to Change will be in Ebbw Vale and Carmarthen bringing together people with a learning disability and autism, parents and carers, employers, local businesses, decision-makers and more to let you know how this project can benefit you.

This event is for:

  • People who provide support

Come along to find out how the project could benefit the people you work with through supported employment, from greater financial independence, to increased confidence and an expanded social circle. They can self-refer or you can refer them to us.

  • Employers

Drop in to the Roadshow to meet the team, get a taste of how it all works, and hear from other employers who have taken part and felt the benefits of welcoming Engage to Change participants to their workforce.

  • People with a learning disability and/or autism

Engage to Change may be able to support you to learn new skills and gain experience in the workplace, all with the aim of moving into paid employment. We look forward to having you at the event!

Venue: Ebbw Vale

Date: Tuesday, 24 September

Timings: 10:00 to 12:00

Book your place in Ebbw Vale here now!


Venue: Carmarthen

Date: Wednesday, 25 September

Timings: 10:00 to 12:00

Book your place in Carmarthen here now!

The Engage to Change project is delivered in partnership between Learning Disability Wales, Agoriad Cyf, All Wales People First, Cardiff University, ELITE and in collaboration with Project SEARCH.


Christmas Window Commission

Calling All Creatives!!

We are inviting proposals for our seventh Christmas window display in our shop. Giving artists/designers/makers the opportunity to dress the double fronted art nouveau style windows at here MOSTYN.

Full details can be downloaded from our website: http://www.mostyn.org/xmas 

This is a paid commission – £1000. 

Closing date: 5.30pm September 8th 2019

Also a reminder that DAC’s Annual Exhibition, Trust, will be on display at Mostyn from 2nd to 30th September. Do take this opportunity to view the stunning work created by DAC members.



12 Vaughan Street

Llandudno LL30 1AB

Mostyn Craft Fair

North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair – Winter 2019

Call for Stallholders

Saturday November 2nd 2019 

10.30am – 5.00pm


We are pleased to announce the second North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair to be held at MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales on Saturday 2nd November 2019.

Applications are for stallholders are now open to makers, designers, artists, studios, collectives or businesses using traditional or contemporary craft methods [e.g. ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, printmaking, textiles, glass, mixed media, wood etc] 

£75 per table.

Full information and application form can be found on our website: www.mostyn.org/craftfair

Closing date for applications is 20th September 2019 at 5pm.

Theatr Clwyd Craft Fair

Feeling crafty?…

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair on Sun 20 October, showcasing the best in local crafts from over 50 exhibitors with a huge range of beautifully designed products.

Sunday 20 October
10am – 4pm

Free to attend

We have a few spaces left, so if you’d like to exhibit, please contact Nathan Stewart ([email protected] )

We’d love to hear from you. We want as many exhibitors as possible to make this a diverse and creative opportunity for local makers!

***Please Note: This is a non-ticketed event, just turn up and have a look around***

For more information please go here

Theatr Clwyd 
Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA

National Trust Competition

2020 National Trust Handbook Photography Competition

We’re searching for an image that shows how places can make you feel good. Enter our photography competition and be in with a chance of having your photo featured on the cover of our 2020 Handbook and winning £1,500 worth of credit to spend on National Trust holiday cottages. 

Could you be the person to take the picture that captivates more than five million National Trust members?

The competition is open to both amateurs and professionals, and runs from Wednesday 1 May 2019 to 23:59 on Sunday 1 September 2019. Entries should be submitted by email (below). Our judging panel will choose the winning photo to feature on the cover of the Handbook, which will be published in 2020, as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. 

Read the competition rules and send us your pictures below

The winning photo will need to show how the countryside and landscaped gardens or historic houses we look after can spark adventure, inspire us and change the way we feel. 

What to submit

Your photo must be:

  • taken at a National Trust place in 2019
  • landscape format (not portrait)
  • in full colour (not black and white)
  • 300 dpi and sent as a jpeg file no bigger than 10MB
  • sent as an attachment (not embedded in an email)

You must:

  • only send up to 10 photos
  • reflect the theme of ‘places that make you feel good’
  • get written consent from the people in your photos
  • make sure the focal point of your photo is on the right-hand side
  • read the full competition rules, linked to below.

Please read the rules of the competition before submitting your entries. For further information please go here

Criw Celf

Criw Celf Gwynedd & Môn Coordinator

Criw Celf Gwynedd and Môn is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and creative freelance Project Coordinator to work with the Community Arts Unit at Gwynedd Council and Oriel Môn to deliver the Criw Celf project across both counties. Criw Celf is a visual art project targeted at more able and talented young artists.

A total fee of £6,000 will be available and this is fully inclusive of travel, subsistence and accommodation. The fee has been calculated at £120 per day for 50 days, a day’s work consists of 7.5 hours.

Application closing date: 9am 30/08/2019

For more information please contact Lia Griffith: 01248 752027 / [email protected] and for a copy of the full job description click here.

Literature Wales

Platforming Under-represented Writers

Literature Wales has announced a brand new funding scheme for Wales-based writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, and writers with a disability or illness (mental or physical).

Platforming Under-represented Writers is a pilot funding scheme offering grants of between £50-£1000 for a professional development opportunity within literature. The scheme aims to encourage writers from under-represented backgrounds to develop their professional and artistic potential and to create opportunities to kick-start or advance their career.

Literature Wales is the national company for the development of literature. Our new Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 outlines Representation and Equality as one of Literature Wales’ main tactical priorities. We believe that every person, regardless of their background, should feel included and free to navigate, contribute and take ownership of the literature scene in Wales.

Writers can apply by submitting ideas to support a professional development opportunity of their choice. These could include: attending a conference or event; shadowing an established writer for training purposes; development costs for a new way of working; or delivering a series of community-based workshops.

Applications are welcomed from Wales-based writers working across all literary forms, from poetry and prose, to spoken word, rap, and graphic novels.

Deadline for applications: 5.00 pm on Wednesday 21 August 2019.

For more information, including eligibility criteria and full details of how to apply please go to –


If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your application before submitting, please contact Literature Wales, on:

[email protected] / 029 2047 2266