Anim18 Celebration of British Animation across the UK

 

An Animate Evening with Gary Thomas, Animate Projects and Seán Vicary

October 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – £7

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Led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter working with the BFI Film Audience Network in partnership and project partners, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.
Small World Theatre presents an opportunity to experience the work of contemporary artists using animation
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An Animate Evening with Gary Thomas, Animate Projects and Seán Vicary
October 20 Hydref
6pm – 8:30pm 
Tickets are £7 and include entry to both events
£3 pre-order a bowl of soup

6pm

Seán Vicary introduces new work ‘Sitelines’ developed as part of his recent Arts Council Wales Creative Wales award. He will join Professor Kirsti Bohata in conversation to discuss his latest animation, a response to Alan Garner’s cult novel ‘The Owl Service’.
 
Bydd Sean Vicary yn cyflwyno gwaith newydd a ddatblygwyd fel rhan o’i wobr Cymru Creadigol Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru. Bydd yn ymuno â’r Athro Kirsti Bohata mewn sgwrs i drafod ei animeiddiad diweddaraf, sef ymateb i nofel gwlt Alan Garner ‘The Owl Service.’

7pm Bowl of Soup. Bar will be open too.

7.30pm

Animate Projects has an international reputation for supporting experimental animation, working with a wide range of artists to make work that is provocative and exciting. Gary Thomas will take us on a whirlwind tour of earlier British experiments in animation – from silent cinema (and earlier), through Post Office ads in the 1940s, and the revolutionary moment of A Yellow Submarine. He’s also bringing a selection of some of the contemporary films by artists that Animate has worked with over the last 25 years, including works for television, collaborations with scientists, and a singing appendix.
 
Mae gan Animate Projects enw da rhyngwladol am gefnogi animeiddio arbrofol, gan weithio gydag amrywiaeth eang o artistiaid i wneud gwaith sy’n bryfoclyd a chyffrous. Bydd Gary yn mynd â ni ar daith wibiog o gwmpas arbrofion cynharach mewn animeiddio Prydeinig – o’r sinema dawel (a chynt) trwy hysbysebion y Swyddfa Bost yn y 1940au, a munud chwyldroadol A Yellow Submarine. Mae e hefyd yn dod â dewis o rai o’r ffilmiau cyfoes gan artistiaid mae Animate wedi gweithio gyda nhw dros y 25 mlynedd ddiwethaf, gan gynnwys gwaith teledu, cydweithrediadau gyda gwyddonwyr, ac apendics sy’n canu.
 
We’ll take a break after Sean’s screening and you are welcome to order a bowl of soup (V) to eat during the interval. Please contact the Box Office if you need more information or have a dietary requirement.
 
Pre-order a bowl of soup £3
Archebwch fowlenaid o gawl ymlaen llaw £3
 
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Poetry Book out now for the 2017 Competition

New Poetry Book available now

It might seem like a long time coming, but finally we have put together the best of the poems on the theme of “Stronger Together” with some of the related artworks – some related by the poet, some by what looked good together. Denni Turp was kind enough to provide us with a Foreword.

There’s no charge for the iBook and you can read it on a Mac, an iPad or an iPhone. Just click the link beneath. 

If you don’t have an iDevices you can read it in PDF format on practically any device. To access the PDF version, click on the Cover Art below and you’ll be taken a page at box.com where you can either download the pdf to your device or read it online. This download is for a web version at 4.2MB, so images are downsampled. There is a full resolution PDF available on request. It’s 37.9MB.

Cover Art for Stronger Together Book

We are happy to provide it in any alternative format to suit your access requirements, e.g. if you want a plan text version with no pictures, just ask [email protected]

We hope you enjoy the book and are already thinking about you entries for poems based on this year’s exhibition theme ‘On the Edge…’

Race Council Cymru

Black History Month

Race Council Cymru manages the Black History Wales wide (BHW) and Black History Cymru 365 portfolio in Wales and acknowledges the contributions made by Black people to local, national and world history and culture. It does this through delivering an informative educational and celebratory programme of events through the year, culminating in an end of year celebration of Black History Month in October annually. It encourages everyone, irrespective of ethnicity or colour, to take part in events, learn about our shared global history and celebrate diversity and cultural understanding.

Cardiff – the capital of Wales – was one Britain’s first multi-cultural cities, where numerous nationalities have lived side-by-side for decades.

BHM Wales is hosted by Race Council Cymru (RCC), which is the overarching umbrella body in Wales established by ethnic minority community who work to combat racial prejudice, race discrimination, harassment, abuse and violence. RCC promotes art, heritage and cultural activities for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities across Wales. Black History Month Wales is a network that engages, educates and empowers individuals, community groups and Wales-wide communities in acknowledging and recognising the contributions that the African Diaspora has made in the history of Wales’ economic and cultural development. It also allows the wider community to take part, learn and celebrate together to promote understanding and share our global history.

The ultimate goal is to see meaningful activities happening all year round, 365 – hence our Black History 5-year strategy BHCumru365 for all the days of the year and not just in October. Black History is Welsh history and should be studied, celebrated and showcased as part the national curriculum, additional educational activities, artistic programmes, College and University Studies and Museum and Gallery exhibits. 


This year marks the 11th Year Anniversary of Black History Month celebrations across Wales and we are delighted to announce that the theme for Black History Month 2018 is ‘Icons of Black Wales’

These icons may be Welsh or have touched Wales in some way.

Over the past few months, we have been asking our grassroots communities to nominate significant individuals whose work and contributions have been impactive for recognition and acknowledgment across Wales to mark the theme

Icons of Black Wales and we have been overwhelmed by the brilliant contributions people of African descent and diaspora have been making here in Wales, both those on the list and many who’s names are not featured on the list.

Working with Walesonline, the nominations have been narrowed down to a 100 significant African/African Caribbean’s. The list will be published online on the 28th of September 2018 11.30am – 4.30pm to align with the launch of Black History Month with a Black History Youth Awards in Wales hosted by Professor Mark Drakeford AM with special guest Lord Herman Ouseley at the Pierhead Building Cardiff Ba, Performance by Kizzy Crawford & Ify Iwobi – Free Event and all welcome to attend.

There are a number of exciting events across Wales, for all the details please visit https://bhmwales.org.uk/whats-on/

Unlimited

Unlimited Connects:Wales

Supporting disabled-led arts in Wales: panel discussion and networking event

Monday 8th October 2pm – 4pm

Preseli Room, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff CF10 5AL

 How might the sector better support work by disabled artists? What change has happened in recent years, and what’s next? As the Unlimited funding programme is open for another funding round for new projects by artists and companies creating disability-led work, it is a key time to gather and assess these questions. Join us for a panel discussion chaired by Unlimited Senior Producer Jo Verrent, bringing together playwright Kaite O’Reilly, artist curator Aidan Moesby and Wales Millennium Centre Assistant Producer Jenny Sturt.

One to one advice surgery sessions for artists interested in applying to Unlimited will be available in 20 minute slots 12pm-2pm and 4pm-6pm. Book ahead of time by emailing [email protected]. Let us know if you have any access needs we should know about.

Surgery places can be booked by emailing [email protected]

Supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council Wales. Delivered in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre and Disability Arts Cymru.

Wales Millennium Centre is wheelchair accessible and BSL and speech to text will be provided for the panel discussion. A separate quiet space will be available. If you have any queries about access please contact [email protected]

 

Click  here for more information and  free tickets

RawFfest Gwyl Gwrai

Festival 2019

RawFfest GŵylGrai showcases the very best of youth arts.

This is your chance to apply to be part of the festival at Wales Millennium Centre, 25 -28 Apr 2019

We’re looking for work by 14 to 25 year olds. Are you…

  • part of a youth performance group that will have a great show ready for Easter next year?
  • in a band and would love to play at the iconic Wales Millennium Centre?
  • a film-maker with a stunning short film?
  • a photographer, artist or fashion designer and want to exhibit your work?
  • a writer, poet or blogger?
  • a dancer, comic, maker, circus performer…

We’re also looking for professional workshop leaders with original, quirky ideas.

 To find out more go to our website

Click through to this form and tell us what you’d like to bring: https://goo.gl/forms/Juhq8bQpCyglCLcJ2.

DEADLINE: 6pm, Sunday 28th October 2018

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

We have a group of about 25 young people who are programming the festival from the work proposed, along with workshops, masterclasses, events etc.  We are likely to get back to you with lots more questions. The core programme will be launched on the website in January 2019. We will then continue to build the programme and make further calls for work.

www.rawffest.wales

5 organisations make the festival a reality: Wales Millennium Centre as the Governing Body, Youth Arts Network Cymru (YANC), A2 Connect, Newport Live and Venue Cymru.

Wales Arts Review

Speaking Up, Speaking Out

Celebrating Tomorrow’s Writers and Artists

Where: The Riverfront, Newport NP20 1HG

When: Saturday October 6th 11am – 6pm

Booking: Tickets for this event are free and lunch is provided to all participants aged 14 – 25. Please contact [email protected] to reserve your place.

Want to unleash your creativity? Thinking about a career in the arts or media? Want to tell people about the artists, films, music and drama that inspires you?

Wales Arts Review invites young writers, performers, artists and musicians to take part in a day of workshops and lively discussions for people aged 14 – 25. Speaking Up, Speaking Out is also for youth arts and disability arts practitioners, students, young critics and bloggers.

Take this opportunity to share your passion for the arts, and learn how you can work with professional writers and artists to develop your creative voice.

Speaking Up, Speaking Out is supported by Youth Arts Network Cymru, Taking Flight Theatre Company and the Riverfront, and by a Sharing Together grant from Arts Council Wales.

Access: Speaking Up, Speaking Out is for everyone. The venue is wheelchair accessible and welcomes any form of chair or mobility aid. BSL interpreters will be available. Please contact Wales Arts Review to notify organisers about your requirements prior to the event.

Shape

Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary

shapeartsThe 2019 Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB), an annual award set up in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds to support mid-career disabled artists, is now open for applications.

Now in its eleventh year, the ARMB offers this year’s successful recipient an award of £10,000 and an accompanying three-month residency with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead from 4 March to 31 May 2019.

The Bursary provides an opportunity for disabled artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome such as finished or exhibition-ready work. The recipient of the last ARMB was sculptor Terence Birch, whose residency with Pallant House Gallery and the University of Chichester took place from February to May 2018. Previous residencies have been hosted by Turner Contemporary, MargateThe V&A, LondonThe New Art Gallery, WalsallThe Bluecoat, LiverpoolCamden Arts Centre, London and Spike Island, Bristol.

The residency will also include developing and delivering public-facing activities with BALTIC and Shape, and showing work as part of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist exhibition, in which all artists shortlisted for the award will be given the opportunity to participate.

Submissions deadline: 12 noon, 1 October 2018

To apply, please download and read the information pack and then complete the application form:

If you require information about this opportunity, please contact [email protected] or 0207 424 7366 (voice)

Follow The Thread

Dyslexia Awareness Day

Thursday 4th October

Riverfront, Newport, NP20 1HG

6.30pm

Follow the Thread as we continue to bring awareness and understanding to the effervescent and sometimes obtuse world of dyslexia through making.

Dyslexia Awareness Day 4th October, Newport’s launch into Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018 – 6.30pm at the Riverfront Gallery.

This is a self funded event and a continuation of exploration and research into dyslexia – bringing awareness and support for those who think differently.

For more information please follow the thread below:

www.stephanierobertsart.com/followthethread

Word of Mouth

Audio Described Performances

A Child’s Christmas Poems and Tiger Eggs

Dylan Thomas

A brand new ballet by award-winning Welsh Dance Company Ballet Cymru, narrated by Cerys Matthews.

Award-winning Welsh ballet company Ballet Cymru present a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon, Cerys Matthews.

Performances at The Riverfront in Newport, Friday 9th November and Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm.

Cerys Matthews will be reciting the poems by Dylan Thomas live with the Company at the Riverfront on both days.

The audio described performance at the Riverfront is on Saturday 10th November with a free pre-show touch tour at 6.30pm.

To reserve a headset and a place on the touch tour, please telephone the Riverfront Box Office on 01633 656679

The website address is newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

A Ballet Cymru/Riverfront Theatre co-production

 

Sleeping Beauty

The Riverfront pantomime 2018 to 2019

Audio Described performance, Thursday 3rd January at 6.30pm. A free pre show touch tour at 5.30pm will help set the scene, ready for two fun filled hours of song, dance and drama for all the family!

Trouble is brewing at Newport Abbey. The Evil Dowager Aunt Draig (Lowri-Ann Richards) is searching for the missing Princess (Alice Rose Fletcher). Lord Griffin of Newport (Michael Geary) and his son the right honourable Dylan (Jack Ayres) with help from Mrs Midges the Housekeeper (Liam Tobin), Muddles the Gardener (Richard Elis) and Chortwood the mysterious Butler (Richard Nichols) make sure that true love wins out in the end.

Sleeping Beauty runs from Tuesday 4 December 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019.  The production contains flashing lights, loud music, loud bangs, strobe lighting, water and smoke.

To book your ticket, reserve a place on the Touch Tour and set aside an audio description headset, ready for the performance, you can call 01633 656679 or 01633 656757.

The website address is www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

Audio flyers for both of these productions are available, please contact Disability Arts Cymru if you would like us to email them to you.