Free activity days for people with sight loss If you have any level of sight loss and want to try a new sport and leisure activity, why not come along to a free activity day at one of the venues below: Venue: Aberavon Leisure Centre, Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot, SA12 6QW. Date: Saturday, 2
3 easy steps to get a great reward – and help young people in Wales
Today we are delighted to launch our 2019 crowdfunding campaign for RawFfest GŵylGrai, the youth arts festival for Wales which is coming to Cardiff for the first time – Wales Millennium Centre, 25 – 28 April 2019.
There are 3 ways that you can get involved:
1. Click through to our project page here. There you’ll see a short film made by our young people. We explain why we are asking for your help to make it easy for disadvantaged young people to take part in the inclusive, vibrant and welcoming festival.
2. Consider making a contribution Your money will help disadvantaged young people get free places or overnight accommodation. Or you could support the training of a young PlaceMaker to be a peer-to-peer buddy. But you can also opt for one of our exciting rewards – from a unique piece of art made by a young person to tickets for a top musical, provided by our partner Wales Millennium Centre.
3. Share the information We understand that not everyone will be able to make a donation. But might you share the information further to your networks of family, friends, colleagues?
The campaign runs from 14th February to 13th March
3 easy steps to get a great reward - and help young people in Wales Today we are delighted to launch our 2019 crowdfunding campaign for RawFfest GŵylGrai, the youth arts festival for Wales which is coming to Cardiff for the first time - Wales Millennium Centre, 25 - 28 April 2019. There are 3 ways
Autism Learning days in Cardiff on Friday 12th April – delivered by Gerry O’Sullivan on behalf of The Curly hair Project (CHP) which is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. This training is written by Alis and delivered by parents of autistic children thereby providing real lived experience. We are excited to reveal that we have a new series of Autism Learning Days and Mental Health Days which are being launched and we will be bringing this new work of Alis Rowe to Cardiff for the first time. We have put together a number of days where parents and professionals can learn more about autism together, from those who know what it is like to live with this condition.
The next Autism & Mental Health day which incorporates understanding autism in females, seeing and using the positive traits of autism, understanding and managing social anxiety, and ways to help autistic people become more resilient starts on April 12th, 2019 in Cardiff. The link below takes you to the event with information and the ability to book tickets:
The Curly Hair Project Autism Learning days in Cardiff on Friday 12th April - delivered by Gerry O'Sullivan on behalf of The Curly hair Project (CHP) which is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. This training is written by Alis and delivered by
First Calls for Outdoor Art Commissions 2019 Now Live!
Are you a Wales based creative looking to make and tour new outdoor art work this year?
In 2019 Articulture is working with a vibrant network of adventurous partners to offer a selection of outdoor arts commissions, as well as mentoring and platforms to showcase your work.
These include initiatives specifically for creating work in the Welsh language, and for works created by BAME artists or disabled artists.
The first call outs have started! Deadlines for applications vary according to initiative, starting with the first on the 1st March.
Small-scale pilot commission for outdoor arts in the Welsh language
Articulture, in collaboration with the National Eisteddfod & Machynlleth Comedy Festival, invites artists and arts companies based in Wales from any discipline to request support for the creation and delivery of new outdoor work in the Welsh language.
Since 2015, Articulture and a group of leading arts organisations and festivals (Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium) have worked together to co-commission and present new Welsh street arts and outdoor performance. We reviewed the process in 2018 and identified that although commissions were always bilingual or non-lingual, work in the Welsh language was under represented. Articulture achieved funding and secured partners to offer strategic pilot commissions for small scale work to address this and initiate a learning process for artists, partners, ourselves and the wider sector.
Articulture is a creative organisation that aims to bring together practitioners to support the production of innovative, high quality outdoor arts in Wales. www.articulture-wales.co.uk
Follow us for further announcements as more call outs are made on Twitter – @Articulture_ and FB – ArticultureWales.
Freelance Project Manager
Articulture is looking to recruit a freelance Welsh speaking project manager who can support the team in producing the creation of work in the Welsh language this year.
The first strategic commission we are piloting is to create a new work in the Welsh language. To do this we want to recruit a Welsh speaking project manager who can appropriately organise the application process and support the artist selected.
The successful candidate will be responsible for processing applications, leading the selection process, supporting the artist and mentor, attending rehearsals and performance, liaising with project partners and supporting marketing and evaluation with the Articulture team. They will also assist on two seminars hosted to explore the current approach to making work in Welsh for the outdoors and its future.
Our partners on this project are the National Eisteddfod and Machynlleth Comedy Festival.
Key dates for the project are:
– Applications for commission deadline – 1st March – Shortlisting – 4th March – Performances – two days within – 4th – 5th May (Machynlleth) & 3rd – 10th August (Llanwrst)
Articulture Are you a Wales based creative looking to make and tour new outdoor art work this year? In 2019 Articulture is working with a vibrant network of adventurous partners to offer a selection of outdoor arts commissions, as well as mentoring and platforms to showcase your work. These include
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.
Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE
For a full listing of tour dates for Into The Light please go here
Into The Light Monday 4th March 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
We all need resilience skills to help manage the stresses of life and this is particularly important to consider for a person with a learning disability.
This half day training will look at how resilience can be developed and consider areas such as confidence, self-esteem, self-efficacy and the roles they play in resilience.
Anybody wanting to learn resilience skills to support others or themselves will find this training hugely inspiring and life-changing.
What we will cover
What is resilience and how does it affect good mental health and well-being?
Understanding confidence, self-esteem, self-efficacy and how they differ.
How do these topics affect a person with a learning disability?
Boosting resilience – taking a holistic approach to thinking about resilience and putting it into practice.
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to get a better understanding of how to develop better resilience skills for themselves or others. It will also cover how this can apply to people with a learning disability.
To book your place please click here.
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions – Children and Young People
3 April 2019 in Cardiff
This workshop is designed for practitioners new to the field of autism.
Participants will be introduced to basic concepts and theories relating to Autism Spectrum Disorders. The notion of autism as a spectrum disorder will be explored along with biological, psychological and behavioural aspects of the condition.
This course is designed for anyone who comes into contact with children who are on the autism spectrum. It will help those who wish to develop their understanding of children on the autism spectrum.
Click here to book your place
If you have any queries about either course please contact Inacia Rodrigues on 02920681174 or
Resilience and Well-being Training 27 March 2019 in Cardiff We all need resilience skills to help manage the stresses of life and this is particularly important to consider for a person with a learning disability. This half day training will look at how resilience can be developed and