BBC Wales are looking for arts and culture stories

 BBC Wales is a powerhouse of bold Welsh creative content. We lead the way in creative storytelling, and we’re known and celebrated around the world for the quality of our programmes. 

We are currently looking for art and culture stories to cover across Wales. The stories will be used to create short features that celebrate Wales uniqueness and its creativity. These videos will be posted across the BBC Wales social media sites. 

We aim to show the cultural and artistic endeavours going on in Wales right now, or over the next month or two. As well as promoting well-known talents and events, we’d also like to shine a light on hidden gems; up and coming talent and arts and culture stories that deserve to be told. 

We are looking for inventive artists, performers, facilitators and creators, hailing from the worlds of traditional and contemporary art, performance, crafts, theatre, comedy, screen and music. 

We are looking for talents, events and pieces of work that have something a little bit different to offer, that will capture the imagination of our audience, whilst showcasing the variety of artistic endeavours and people that live in Wales. That could be in terms of the subject matter, the creative process, materials, the artists themselves or any other component. 

This is a fantastic way for artists, performers and creators to show case their work on a large platform to audiences across Wales and beyond. If you think that you might fit the bill, please get in touch via email on [email protected], with name, contact details and a little bit about yourself and your involvement in the arts and culture.

Disability Wales

Have you lost your Mobility vehicle?

Disability Wales  are keen to hear from anyone who has lost their Motability vehicle as a result of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

OR

  • Are you currently going through the process of applying for PIP and have a Motability vehicle

 

We are working with BBC Wales to research the impact of PIP on customers of the Motability scheme in Wales.   Please contact us with your experiences.  BBC Wales would like to speak to you.

Contact Miranda Evans Policy and Programmes Manager at Disability Wales on [email protected] or 029 20887325.

BBC Wales

Disabled People and Politics

bbc-blocks-darkBBC Wales are working on a story about the challenges and barriers faced by disabled people who want to get a position in politics (be it local authorities, the Welsh Assembly or Westminster) or who are currently working in politics.

 

They are also looking at the challenges disabled people face accessing democracy – be it attending council meetings, or giving evidence at the Assembly, trying to vote, or even just going to speak to their local councillor, filling out forms or contacting the council about an issue such as waste collection.

 

They are keen to speak to people about their experiences.  Please contact Rachael Flint at the BBC on 02920322236  [email protected]   or through twitter @RSLFlint

BBC Wales

‘Casualty’ Wants Your Stories

bbc-blocks-darkThe award-winning BBC One drama Casualty is inviting people in Wales who are disabled or who live with a long-term health condition to share their experiences, whether every day or extraordinary, by sending them in to the production team. The people whose stories are shortlisted will be invited to spend time with the show’s writers at the BBC’s drama village in Cardiff Bay. The hope is that some of the stories may end up as story-lines in future episodes of the programme.

 Full details are here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/entries/6b911266-c90f-4678-babc-6b3036ecc707 

 The deadline for submissions is Friday 19th May.