Tuck at WMC

TUCK will run the 24th – 27th of October and 1st – 3rd of November in Ffresh at the WMC with captioned performances on the 1st and 3rd of November.

Touch tours availible on request each night before the show. Please request the tours in advance when you book through the WMC Box Office – 029 2063 6464
Tickets available here https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2018/tuck/performances

When Cardiff Drag legend, Patsy Thatcher decides she wants out for good, her framily discover truths nobody wants to face. Can the show go on without her?

Following their acclaimed co-production of Alun Saunders’ award-winning play, A Good Clean Heart, Neontopia return to Wales Millennium Centre with this brand new, exhilarating piece of bilingual theatre, set in the Cardiff Drag scene.

Tuck is a blend of comedy, sequins and sorrow, which will raise the roof using much-loved anthems and original songs… before smashing it back down to earth.

“This is fantastic theatre”
★★★★★
– The Reviews Hub (A Good Clean Heart)

Pan fo Patsy Thatcher, hoelen wyth byd Drag Caerdydd, yn penderfynu troi cefn ar ei gyrfa, mae’i ffrindiau’n wynebu gwirioneddau erchyll. Pa mor derfynnol fydd ei phenderfyniad?
Yn dilyn eu cyd-gynhyrchiad o ddrama Alun Saunders, A Good Clean Heart, daw Neontopia nôl i Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru â’u cynhyrchiad sîcwin-tastig, amlieithog newydd, Tuck, wedi’i osod yng nghrombil sîn Drag y ddinas.
Mae Tuck yn gynhyrchiad llawn gorfoledd a galar fydd yn defnyddio anthemau cyfarwydd a chaneuon gwreiddiol i godi’r tô cyn ei chwalu’n ddeilchion.

“Dyma waith ffraeth ac atyniadol…sy’n sicr yn werth ei weld.”
– Lowri Hâf Cooke (A Good Clean Heart)

Working with Volunteers training

Recruitment, selection and retention of Volunteers

 The aim of this course is to provide participants with an opportunity be familiar with:

  • recruitment methods, selection tools, volunteer induction, volunteer agreements and the importance of support and supervision.
  • Vetting procedures including DBS checks
  • Volunteer motivation and volunteer recognition.
  • Know when and how to terminate a volunteering relationship

Friday 12th October 2018
RAY Ceredigion, Tabernacle street, Aberaeron
9.30am – 4pm

This course is aimed to those responsible for the management of volunteers and volunteer programmes

The cost of each course will be £10 per person or if two people from the same organisations are coming it will be £15 for the two people

For more information or to book a place please contact CAVO on 01570 424 524 or email [email protected]

Lunch will not be provided.

Social media Training

Social media 4 Creatives

The aim of this workshop is to demystify the world of Social Media and guide participants in setting up their own social media profiles.

Who it’s for…

For those with a little experience of using social media and who want to improve their skills.  We will be using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Trainer: Carl Morris

Carl is a bilingual freelance trainer, consultant and software developer. His professional interest is in digital media innovation, particularly in its use by arts, creative industries, Welsh speakers and sustainable communities. Carl has worked with clients and partners including Wikimedia UK, Heavenly Recordings and Aberystwyth University. Carl is an avid DJ and creator of the artform Sleeveface.morris.cymru

Booking

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.

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.