News from Celf o Gwmpas

After more than 11 years Kayte Phillips our chief executive is moving on.

Kayte joined Celf in 2006 as finance officer before beingappointed chief executive in 2016.

She has helped to guide Celf o Gwmpas through both positive and challenging times which are faced by a small arts charity. Through Kayte’s hard work Celf is now in a stronger position to face the years ahead

Kayte will be sorely missed by everyone involved with Celf o Gwmpas and we wish her lots of luck with her new venture in Portugal.

Artist in Residence Exhibition Preview

We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our very succesfull pudding prosecco and preview evening.

The evening marked the opening of our Artists in Residence exhibition which runs until 5th April 2018.
Work on display is by Lou Lockwood, Dawn Mcintyre, Jack Mclafferty and Jo Munton who all had month long residencies at Celf o Gwmpas.
We were also treated to performances by Celf o Gwmpas’ own ‘Etcetera’ and Stephanie Finegan, a rap artist from Bangor.

The four residencies in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru are funded by the Arts Council of Wales and provided a unique experience for Disabled Artists living in Wales to develop their artistic practice.

Scott Berry International Digital Residency

We are excited to have started an International cultural exchange between
Celf o Gwmpas, Canadian artist Scott Berry and the Nina Haggerty Centre, in Edmonton, Canada.

We are jointly hosting a unique “digital residency” to share artistic practice among learning disabled artists.

During March and April, Celf o Gwmpas artists Geraint Edwards and Annie Levy will be working with learning disabled artists at Centre Celf, to devise and exhibit new work inspired by artist Scott Berry.

There will also be an exchange of video blogs between the Nina Haggerty Centre and Celf o Gwmpas. These blogs will Introduce and showcase the participatory art work taking place at both centres and share the working practice of Scott Berry and other artists at the Nina Haggerty Centre, with learning disabled artists at Celf o Gwmpas.

Collaboration on works of art will take place via post, between artists in the UK & Canada and exhibitions will be held at both centres, featuring the collaborative works.

We’ll keep you posted with links to the video blogs so you can check the progress!

X marks the spot

This month we have an Art Hunt at Celf o Gwmpas.
One of our artists has donated a beautiful piece of art to help raise funds to support the work we do at Centre Celf.
We are asking people to buy a square (or more!) @ only £2 a square, and whoever gets the right square, chosen by the artist, wins the painting.

So pop in, choose your square and fill in your name and contact details.
The winner will be announced once all the squares are sold.

2018 Evening Classes

The first of our 2018 evening classes will be starting soon

Willow Garden Structures

with Nicola Luxton
11 April – 16 May 2018

This course can only run on a minimum number basis, so
all classes must be booked and paid for in advance.

For further information or to book a place please contact us 01597 822777
or [email protected]

Workshops

Our Creative Space Programme is for people living with Dementia and their carers.

Watercolour painting with artist Terri Sweeney

Wednesday
Dates: 21 March, 4, 18 April, 2018

Time: 10.30 – 12.00 noon
Cost: £3.50

Our Create and Inspire Programme is for learning disabled adults and their carers.

Magic Doors with artist Jane Titley

Tuesday
Dates: 10, 17, 24 April, 1, 8, 15 May 2018

Time: 11.00 – 1.00pm
Cost: £3.50 (carers free)

 

 

 

Clinical Psychology Fringe Festival

On Thursday 18 January 2018 Celf o Gwmpas ‘Etcetera’ conducted by Rosie McConnell went to Cardiff for the Clinical Psychology Fringe Festival.

A performance piece, stemming from experiences of mental ill health ‘Etcetera’ which sits on the edge of a comfort zone provided the audience with a bizzare, unusual and entertaining experience. The performance was very well received.
It was an informative day for everyone from Celf o Gwmpas and we were very happy to be invited to perform.

www.psychologyfringe.com

Wales One World Film Festival

As WOW Film Festival enters its final 3 days in Aberystwyth, we look forward to the next stop on our journey around Wales: Cardiff’s Tramshed Cinema.

Have a Nice Day (15)

Thursday 22 March, 6.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
Politically and artistically fresh, this Tarantino-esque animated tale is like no Chinese film you have ever seen.

Sweet Country (15)

Thursday 22 March, 8.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
“Indigenous filmmakers, not only in Australia, now have a voice and the world is listening, because people want to hear a different opinion on the past, the present, and maybe even the future.”
– Warwick Thornton, director of Sweet Country and Samson and Delilah

Heavenly Nomadic (PG)

Friday 23rd March, 6.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
A beautiful tale about a disappearing way of life set high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

The Gulls (15)

Friday 23 March, 8.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
Set among a fascinating mix of people and cultural traditions in the Buddhist European country of Kalmykia.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Saturday 24th March, 11am, Tramshed Cinema
A chance to see the magical debut from Japan’s Studio Ponoc.

Magical Animation Workshop

Saturday 24th March, 1pm, Tramshed Cinema
Run by Cardiff Animation Festival, this workshop is for everyone aged 8+

Big Fish & Begonia (PG)

Saturday 24th March, 3pm, Tramshed Cinema
A mind-blowingly beautiful Chinese anime that will sweep you up on a tidal wave of magic, mystery and wonder.

Beauty and the Dogs (15)

Saturday 24th March, 6.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
A film both specific to its Tunisian setting and yet altogether global in experience and reach, this powerful debut from a female voice takes a razorblade to misogyny.

Wajib (15)

Saturday 24th March, 8.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
A charismatic portrait of a father-son relationship and what it means to be a Palestinian abroad versus a Palestinian at home. Directed by Annemarie Jacir.

Festival Dates:

March/Mawrth 15 – 21
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March/Mawrth 15 – 29
Kinokulture, Oswestry/Croesoswallt

March/Mawrth 22 – 24
Tramshed Cinema, Cardiff/Caerdydd

April/Ebrill 3 – 12
Theatr Clwyd, Mold/Yr Wyddgrug

Rawffest

17 – 20 August, 2017 | Venue Cymru, Llandudno

 

In exactly two weeks the first RawFfest GŵylGrai to take place in North Wales will open . There is a  a packed programme (see highlights below!)

The big news is that there is  still  £1,000 worth of free and reduced price tickets for 14 – 25 year olds.

It’s really simple for young people or their carers to access these – they just need to complete a simple online form <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSequEd4zIo3grCa-XHqOoIfs0mEoYRWoC_0dVEhrdTZuUBVtA/viewform>.

RawFfest highlights
a fashion residency with Patrick Joseph (who’s worked with Alexander McQueen, Robbie Williams and Cheryl) up-cycling clothes for our special catwalk
Youth Poet Laureate Sophie McKeand teaching us how to blog better, self publish and create punk poetry
music performances from rock to acoustic to folk, with workshops in song-writing (are you the next Adele or Ed Sheeran?) and a panel of music experts to grill about how to get into the industry
Radio Platfform – become a live DJ with WMC’s youth-led radio station
Follow the 2 part crash-course in film techniques and produce a short film
…and loads more! See details here <http://www.rawffest.wales/programme>.

Day tickets cost £10 for Thursday, Sunday, £20 for Friday, Saturday and include meals.

Made in Roath

2017 Festival Call Out

It  is not necessary to live in Roath to take part in the festival! Also, if anyone would like to submit work for the Open Exhibition which is at The Gate this year, please email [email protected] with ‘expression of interest’ in the subject line, and if you live in Roath and would like to open your home or studio to the public, please email [email protected] with ‘expression of interest’ in the title line also

madeinroath is an artist-led event, now in its 9th year, which aims to take art out of the gallery and into the wider community.

 

It showcases the work of emerging and established artists, makers, musicians, writers and performers, who use the whole of Roath as the venue, including domestic, commercial, public and overlooked or disused spaces. You do not need to be a Roath resident to participate in the festival.

 

madeinroath offers residents and visitors an opportunity to engage in the arts through a dynamic programme and events, including an open exhibition, open houses, open studios, film, poetry and literature, music, visual arts, outreach, education and workshops.

 

It’s an exciting opportunity for any creative practitioner to get involved with Roath’s community!

click here to see this year’s call-outs

Volunteers are the backbone of madeinroath. As a community arts festival, we are only funded for about half of the work that we do. Without the time, support and knowledge of our volunteers the festival wouldn’t be what it is today.

This year we are introducing specific volunteer roles and we’d love your support!

click here to find out more about becoming a volunteer

2017 RawFfest GŵylGrai Call for Work

Anya-Gwen-IMG_3403-wideRawFfest is the new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising.

It is planned and programmed by young people for young people.

We showcase the best of youth arts today: performances, exhibitions, workshops, events. We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull.If you or your group would like to propose work (including workshops) to bring to RawFfest, please complete this form by 6pm MONDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2017.

To get a taste of last year’s festival visit the website: www.rawffest.wales or watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N96wzDSDjz4

2017 Planning Groups RawFfest GŵylGrai

RawFfestAre you aged between 16 and 25 and passionate about arts in Wales?

Do you want to help plan this youth arts festival?
RawFfest GŵylGrai will take place in Llandudno from 17 – 20 August 2017.

 

Following the pilot festival in Newport last August, we are excited to start planning this summer’s RawFfest in Llandudno.

Would you like to help curate and programme the festival? (that is, chose exciting youth arts work and workshops for the festival)
Or to join the marketing group? (making sure everyone knows about the festival, helping to blog or tweet or Instagram, keeping Facebook up to date)
Or are you interested in the business side? (budgets, thinking how to fundraise, doing administrative jobs)
Or are you interested in event management? (stage management, logistics etc.)
Or are you based in or near to Llandudno and want to be part of the group that makes sure Llandudno’s unique personality is stamped on the festival.
RawFfest GŵylGrai is a partnership of Arts Development UK, Youth Arts Network Cymru, Newport Live, Venue Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre. We are grateful for financial support from the Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government Major Events Unit.

Application form for young people who want to be part of organising the 2017 youth arts festival
To find out more about the festival go to http://www.rawffest.wales/

RawFfest GŵylGrai 2016 – Call for Work

RawFfest is a new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising. It is being planned and programmed by young people for young people. We want to showcase the best of youth arts today: performances, exhibitions, workshops, events. We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull.

If you or your group would like to propose work to bring to RawFfest, please complete this form by Friday 29th April 2016: CLICK HERE for Info

 

Gŵyl gelfyddydau ieuenctid newydd i Gymru ydi GŵylGrai, sy’n hwyl, yn arloesol ac yn ddigon o ryfeddod. Fe’i cynllunnir ac fe’i rhaglennir gan bobol ifanc i bobol ifanc. Mae arnom eisiau rhoi stondin i’r gorau ymhlith celfyddydau ieuenctid heddiw: perfformiadau, arddangosfeydd, gweithdai, digwyddiadau. Rhown fwy o werth ar y gwreiddiol yn hytrach na’r copi, y cranclyd yn hytrach na’r cyffredin, y beiddgar yn hytrach na’r diflas.

Os ydych chi neu’ch grŵp am gynnig gwaith i ddod gyda chi i RawFfest GŵylGrai, llenwch y ffurflen yma erbyn dydd Gwener 29ain Ebrill 2016 (ffurflen gymraeg) : Cliciwch yma

Best wishes

Cofion cynnes

Ruth

 

Ruth Garnault

Director, RawFfest – Youth Arts Festival Cymru 

Cyfarwyddwr,  GŵylGrai – Gŵyl Celfyddydau Ieuenctid Cymru

 

www.ruthgarnault.co.uk

07967 093442

 

I work 3 days a week on RawFfest GŵylGrai, usually Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.

 

Gwanwyn – National Festival across Wales

Daffodil photo-Gwanwyn Fest

Daffodil photo-Gwanwyn Fest

Gwanwyn is a month long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

Gwanwyn, which means ‘spring’ in Welsh, celebrates older age as a time of opportunity for renewal growth and creativity.  Our aim is to offer opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts, whether visual arts, drama, storytelling, music, literature, photography, dance or film.

Get inspired – take a look at what has happened in previous festivals and put your imagination to work on ideas for your Gwanwyn festival event.  Every year the events get bigger, better and more ambitious.  Start planning today!

Get involved – All over Wales there are groups of older people exploring their creativity in all sorts of ways.  Here is where you can find out about groups or organisations in your area.  Somewhere out there is a group looking for someone just like you.

Get in touch – The Gwanwyn Team has a wealth of knowledge and information to help you plan, organise and publicise your event.

Please get in touch – they’re there to help.

For more details please go to: www.gwanwyn.co.uk