Cult Cymru Courses


Hastings House, Fitzalan Place

Cardiff, CF24 0BL

Saturday 23rd November

9.30am – 4.30pm

Tickets: £15 – £20

To identify the legal and business obligations of working on a freelance basis in a friendly and safe environment along with other creatives.

This interactice workshop will explore the different business models and provide useful tips and practical tools to help you with the practical side of working as a freelancer/sole trader.


By the end of the workshop you should be able to…

  • Identify the different types of business models
  • Compare the key legal obligations of different types of freelancers i.e. between individual responsibility for paying Tax and N.I. and an employers’ responsibility
  • Examine relevant fees and expenses to negotiate with potential employers
  • Demonstrate how to calculate tax and national insurance payments
  • Analyse what expenses you can include in your tax returns
  • Identify practical financial business templates – e.g. invoices, income and expenditure spreadsheets
  • Review top tips and useful resources

Level / Experience

This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to explore the practicalities of setting up as a freelancer / sole trader and improve their practical business skills. Whether you have been made redundant; are new to the industry; are returning to work; or wish to improve your work situation, this course will help you on your way.

“Many people are becoming self employed. We need all the help we can get from reliable sources. Keep the courses going please.”

Trainer – Siân Gale

Siân manages the CULT Cymru project. She has run her own companies specialising in business support and equalities. She has worked as a freelance Production Manager in TV and film and on a highly successful business start-up programme. (PGCE Qualified Trainer)

For further details and to book a place please go to the Eventbrite page:


Pitching your Ideas

Thursday November 28th

Suite 2 & 3, 1 Cathedral Rd

Cardiff, CF11 9SD

9.30am – 4.30pm

Tickets £25 – £50

Do you work in the creative industries and have an idea or piece of work that you’d like to pitch?

Whatever you want to get across, regardless of what your role is in the creative sector there are key basic principles to a great pitch.

This one-day practical workshop aims to help you to create and practise a pitch that will help you present your idea or work in a coherent and business-like way. (In a supportive environment).

By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

  • Convey your idea / piece of work in an engaging, clear and concise manner
  • Communicate your vision effectively
  • Indicate what resources you’ll need as well as what you can bring to the table
  • Explain why your proposal should be commissioned or taken on board

No previous experience of pitching or presenting is required but it is important to bring a written outline of an idea or piece of work with you so that you can work on it during the course.

You will develop and practise your pitch in the morning and, as there are only 8 places on this workshop, you will be given an opportunity to present your idea / work and receive feedback from the group in the afternoon.

Trainer, Angela Graham:

Producer / director of more than 100 broadcast documentaries in Welsh and English.

Feature film producer and screenwriter; journalist and fiction writer.

Member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain

For further details and to book a place please go here


Cult Cymru

“Co-working for Creatives” 

See, Hear & Explore how this could work.

Wednesday 21 June 2017
Soar Theatre, Merthyr Tydfil

Join us for an interactive & fun day (or ½ day) to discuss and explore collaborative working as a positive way of connecting with other freelancers and small businesses in the creative sector. 

Co-working – creative & fun solutions to isolation (10:00 – 13:45)
Light Buffet & Networking (12:45 – 13:45)  
For individuals & organisations interested in exploring the potential for collaborative working.

Co-working in practice – How to do it? Who can help? (13:30 – 17:30)
Networking, drinks and entertainment (16:30 – 17:30)
For individuals & organisations interested in discussing practical models of collaborative working.

Contributors include:

CULT Cymru
The Wales Co-operative Centre
Musicians’ Union

Denbighshire Music Co-operative 

Oren Actors’ Management 

Hwyl Hub, Merthyr

      To book tickets please … click for more information

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Working Freelance

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1 day course – Cardiff

Friday 3rd March 2017

£10 – £20 (commercial cost £110)

A practical workshop for creatives on the business skills of free lancing.

Topics include:

  • Business & employment models
  • How to pay your taxes
  • Claiming expenses
  • Negotiating your fees
  • Top tips and online tools

Visit for creative industries training.

Our mailing address is:

CULT Cymru

Ystafell / Room W0007

Ty Oldfield, Heol Llantrisant Road

Llandaf / Llandaff, Caerdydd / Cardiff CF5 2YQ


Cult Cymru and Equity

Received Pronunciation (RP) Workshop

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15 February 2017 (10 – 1pm)
Cardiff  –  (workshop in English)
£10 – Union Members, £25 – Others

An essential skill for every actor. Received Pronunciation is a regional non-specific accent. It does not contain any clues about the speaker’s original geographical background.

Join us for a 3 hour workshop to examine and practice using RP for TV, film and theatre work.


Stage Combat

Saturday 4 March 2017 (9:30 – 5pm)
£20 – Union Members, £40 – Others

Professional stage combat training is a great skill to have in today’s TV, film and entertainment industries. 

Join Fight Arranger, Rick Manning, for a 1 day workshop where you’ll get to grips with the basics of unarmed combat and armed combat with swords and knives.

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