Glynn Vivian Gallery

Feeling Festive at Glyn Vivian

Book now for our Weekend Adult Workshop on 15 December, 10:00-13:00, for an Uncanny Creatures: Christmas decoration workshop. Exploring Christmas traditions from across the globe, using clay to create groups of Christmas creatures including Christmas elves and the Austrian Krampus. Booking essential. Tickets £5. All materials provided. Age 16+

Drop in to our Saturday Workshop with the Gallery Art Trolley on 15 December, 10:30-13:00. Join artist Pam Mayford to make festive willow wreaths and Christmas crafts. For all ages, drop in. All materials provided. Everyone welcome. No booking required.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ.

Visit glynnviviangallery.org for all Glynn Vivian information

Meg Kingston

Script Reading

This is acting the disability way. Readers do not have to remember lines or move around the stage and can be seated throughout – we’ll even provide the chairs. All you have to do is read the script aloud, with a bit of emotion. I want to demonstrate that being disabled doesn’t mean we’re useless. I can still write, who’s up for a bit of performance reading?

The plays were written for Radio 4 (30 ~ 45 mins), considered for broadcast, but (frustratingly) not used because something already in production has a similar theme. We’ll also include a few short pieces, to vary the pace a bit. The subjects vary from Archaeologists to a flight to Mars and all stations in between.

We’ll perform in Cardiff on Saturday 08/06/19, so you need to be there on 7th (rehearsals) and 8th. Cuppas, fruit and lunches provided. Tickets will be on sale (cheap) beforehand and on the door, raising MS Society funds. We’ll also be recording to produce professional-grade CDs afterwards.

Casting is really simple. Ages are approximate and accent rarely matters, just tell me how you sound! If you want to play a part (or parts), please contact me on Facebook (www.FaceBook.com/MegKingston.Wales) and say who you’re interested in. Friends / family members welcome.

Cast

Brandon             Male, mid 30s (Longer, quite demanding)

Cassie                 Female, late 40s (A Hospital Patient, Longer)

Donna                 Female, early 40s (A Manager, Longer)

Ellie                     Female, mid 40s (Longer)

Emily                   Female, 12 (Longer, quite demanding)

Gill                       Female, youngish (Shorter)

Jess                      Female, 19ish (Longer)

Krista                   Female, 30s (A Nurse, Longer)

Kurt                     Male, middle-aged (Shorter)

Liane                   Female, late 20s (Longer)

Natalie                Female, 20s (Longer)

Paul                     Male, late 40s (Longer)

Sarah                  Female, 21 (Longer)

Sophie                Female, 20ish, working class Manchester accent (Monologue)

Understudy       Female, reserve bench / gopher

Understudy       Male, reserve bench / gopher

Wales Millennium Centre

Le Gateau Chocolat

Icons

Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

18th to 22nd December, at 8pm

Tickets: £12

Opera and lycra loving cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat storms into the Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre with his latest work, Icons, between 18th and 22nd December.

The audio described performance is on Friday 21st December at 8pm, with a free pre show touch tour at 7pm.

My name is Alastair and I will be your audio describer. The place to meet for the touch tour is the Meeting Point in the foyer of the Wales Millennium Centre, a few minutes before 7 o’clock. The touch tour will help set the scene for what is sure to be a sensational evenings entertainment.

Walking the tightrope between his public and private personas, Le Gateau Chocolat explores the people, the moments, the relationships and the art that have come to shape us and the ideals we aspire to. 

Accompanied by a live band, Gateau unashamedly weaves through an eclectic mix of music; Pop, Opera, Rock, Kate Bush, Whitney, Meatloaf, Pavarotti…

Investigating his own objects of worship through the songs and music of his own personal icons.

“His voice is both delicate and gloriously meteorological, his ceiling-lifting baritone, rich and silky as a Lindor Truffle and resonant as a bell.” The Stage

To book tickets and a place on the touch tour, you can contact the Box Office on 029 2063 6464 or visit the Wales Millennium Centre website, wmc.org.uk. You can also book your tickets in person. More information about how to get to the Wales Millennium Centre is available on the website.

Thanks to the Hynt scheme, there is the opportunity to access free tickets for carers and companions.

Hynt is a national access scheme working with a network of theatres and arts centres across Wales. As a member of Hynt, Wales Millennium Centre offers cardholders a free ticket for their companion, carer or personal assistant. You can apply to be a member on the Hynt website, hynt.co.uk.

You can book your tickets in person or over the phone, giving your unique Hynt reference number upon booking.

A carer, companion or personal assistant can book on behalf of a Hynt cardholder, however tickets can only be issued to the cardholder, who must show their photographic Hynt Card.

I look forward to meeting you.

Riverfront, Newport

Sleeping Beauty

This year’s family favourite pantomime at the Riverfront

Tuesday 4th December – Sunday 6th January 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.

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

Theatr Brycheiniog

Forthcoming Accessible Shows

Hijinx Theatre – Into the Light

Saturday 2nd March 2019

7.30pm

We all seek interaction, connection and validation. The light before us promises us all this and more.

The glow of our mobile phones invites us to be appreciated, cherished and loved. The challenge of stepping out on stage offers us something similar.

As the performers emerge from the darkness and into the light, are they illuminated or are they exposed?

Do we dare step into the light? Are we merely moths to its flame?

Directed by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham and incorporating an international cast of performers with and without learning disabilities, Hijinx & Teatro la Ribalta’s Into the Light is daring physical theatre about the right to be seen and heard, performed by those we need to see and hear.

 

Taking Flight Theatre with The Riverfront and Chapter present

peeling by Kaite O’Reilly

March 14th 2019

7.30pm

In shadow, never centre stage, 3 performers await their brief moment in the light. But who would want to explore these bodies? Who will receive their stories? Their words have been buried in dust, through the long corridor of time. We will unearth them here. We will hear them echo in the darkness.

This city will fall.

Alfa, Beattie and Coral wait… wait while once more the action plays out elsewhere. Once more they form the chorus to someone else’s lead.

But… this city will fall.

With interwoven BSL, live audio description and English captions at every show, peeling will challenge audiences to experience theatre afresh. Who gets to make art? Whose stories do we use? And who will be there to/ bear witness?

 

Family Dance Festival 2019

Saturday April 20th 2019

A Bombastic, Coreo Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre co-production in association with Chapter

FREE EVENT!

@ 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Family Dance Festival is an interactive and entertaining hour of pop-up dance featuring three professional companies from Wales and local youth groups. Witness the amazing dancers twisting & turning, tumbling & sliding in this jam-packed bilingual national touring event, plus have a go during the fun taster workshop following each performance.

No booking required – Suitable for all ages

Welsh Audio Described show @ 12pm

English Audio Described show @ 2pm

Touch Tour starts 15 minutes before the show

BSL interpreted show at 2pm

 

For further information please:

Tel: 01874 611622 or Email info@brycheiniog.com or to book tickets online please go here

 

Celf Able

Celf-Able is an inclusive art group run by disabled artists in Powys. 

We are disabled- and artist-led, but open to all ages and abilities, artists and people who just want to have a go at art. Materials provided.  There is a small charge of £3.00.

Future meeting dates and venues: 

 

Siawns Teg, Newtown (former Radio Maldwyn building) 11-3      05/12/2018, 06/03/19
Warren Room, Care Centre Machynlleth 11-3                                   12/12/2018, 09/01/19, 13/02/19, 13/03/19
The Institute, Llanfair Caereinion 11-3                                                18/12/2018, 15/01/19, 19/02/19, 19/03/19
COWSHACC, Welshpool, 11-3                                                               16/01/19, 20/02/19, 20/03/19
Oriel Davies, Newtown, Art 11-12.30,                                                   05/02/19
committee meetings 1.30-3.00   
Mid-Wales Arts Centre, Caersws 11-3*                                                 28/11/2018, 23/01/19, 27/02/19, 27/03/19

*Lunch available for an extra charge, please contact us to book,  tel 01938 810058/07972 932543 or e-mail admin@celf-able.org                                                           

Materials provided.  There is a small charge of £3.00.

  Email      Website

 

 

 

Disability Arts Online

December 3rd 2018

11am – 1pm

Free Event but booking needed

The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BX, UK

Celebrate International Day of Disabled People 2018 with Disability Arts Online at DaDaFest. Colin Hambrook and Trish Wheatley from Disability Arts Online host a panel discussion and invite the audience to respond to a recent provocation questioning perceptions of the Disability Arts Movement, past, present and future.

Allan Sutherland performs extracts from his new collection of transcription poetry drawn from oral history interviews with disabled artists.

As part of the D4D project, Allan Sutherland is carrying out research through his arts practice to explore the notion of community within disability arts. Linked to this, is Disability Arts Online’s research and reflection on disability, the arts and the impact of funding policy, austerity and digital technology on community.

The session with Vici Wreford-Sinnott and Lisette Auton on the panel will explore the following questions:
1. What does disability arts mean to you? Do you feel part of a disability arts movement now? Have you felt part of a Disability Arts Movement in the past?
2. How has the shift in economic policies and the withdrawal of state support for disabled people affected the creation of disability art? Have the barriers faced by disabled people changed? How do we see those changes played out through our art?
3. What impact has the internet had on the disability sector? How has the shift from disabled people coming together in the communal space to communicate in the digital space affected our disabled identity?

Darren Henley chief executive of Arts Council England will open the event with a short presentation on how the Arts Council intends to support the future development of disabled artists.

This event is part of the D4D project, funded by the AHRC’s Connected Communities research programme.

Follow DaDaFest online: @DaDaFest on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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: isaacblake@romaniarts.co.uk

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

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.