The Big MaDCaff Project – Volunteers and performers needed

The Big MaDCaff Project has started – now we need YOU

Yes, very excitingly, we have begun work on the project and now all we need is several dozen volunteers, a load of venues, lots of training, a sackful of cake and a jamboree of Musicians, Dancers and performers of any kind.
Click here for more information about this exciting project

TAPE Communuty Music and Film

TAPE Community Music and Film present M.E awareness raising drama – M.E, Myself and I.

In the UK alone it is estimated that 250,000 people suffer with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, more commonly known as M.E. Often these people feel let down by society, the health care system, education system and the government, but most of all they feel like they have no voice.

M.E, Myself and I is a new drama series, that seeks to raise awareness of ME and to reduce the stigma felt by those diagnosed. Episode 1 will be released on June 30th 2018. It tells the story of Rachel, a teenager who has been diagnosed with M.E. The show is written and directed by Thomas Ellis, who has suffered with M.E for 17 years. It features creative contributions from young people diagnosed with M.E, including Maliha Jain Vincent Gaspar, who wrote a poem featured in the episode and Ada Davidson who contributed a touching stop motion animation.

“M.E, Myself and I, was incredibly difficult to write as I was having to revisit some dark, lonely times. I feel however it was very much
worth while to do as without people coming out and
discussing M.E, awareness would not continue to
grow. One of the aspects I’m delighted about is having creative contributions from Maliha and Ada within the show. I believe these contributions really hit home that this is not just my story, it is one shared by many all over the world.”
Thomas Ellis – Writer/Director

TAPE Community Music and Film the charity that has supported Tom to realise the series, helped recruit cast and crew for the show with local people gaining experience both in front of and behind camera.

“I got involved with this project after meeting Thomas on a prior TAPE project after which I was asked if I wanted to play Rachel in the production. I enjoyed the process very much; it was great fun to do. I am thankful from the bottom of my heart for having been given the opportunity to do this and I’m really looking forward to filming episode 2.”
Chloe Thomas – Actor

Now in its 10th year, TAPE provides workshops, projects and opportunities to develop new ideas and skills, gain training and find employment all in a safe supported and inclusive environment. TAPE CEO Steve Swindon said of the project ‘We believe that creativity is a route to wellbeing for individuals and communities, something we think is very much present within the M.E, Myself and I project and we are proud to be able to give both Tom and the project our continued support.’

Alongside the release of the show, the debut art exhibition from Angela Nananidou will be on show at TAPE Community Arts Centre all summer. Angela who suffers with M.E has described how her paintings “…express that struggle between hope and despair, brightness and gloominess; structure and looseness; light and darkness; clarity and brain fog; isolation and escapism.’

Isolation and escapism are themes that run through Angela’s work and also episode 1 of the show. They also feature heavily in podcast interviews the cast and crew conducted with M.E sufferers and their care givers. Recorded at Barnardo’s in Rhyl the podcasts offer a deeper insight and range of views on the condition.

We hope that M.E, Myself and I, along side Angela’s exhibition and the Podcast episodes will raise additional awareness of M.E through creative medium and a better understanding of it within the community. We are also delighted that within the project we have been able to continue our philosophy of supporting people of all abilities to be involved in filmmaking.

See the film here:
Listen to the Podcasts here:
See the exhibition at TAPE Community Arts Centre, LL29 9SD from June to September.

Tape Music and Film

Coastline Film Festival

From November 4th – 27th at Tape and other venues.

This is the 3rd year of the Coastline Film Festival and Tape are delighted to be working with a wide and varied selection of partners from across the community.

As well as many screenings at Tape, The Chapel of Horror series of screenings includes:

  • Dark, Dark House / Carnival of Souls Sat.4th
  • Sleepwalkers Sat. 11th
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre  Sun.12th
  • Party of the Dead / Ravenous Sat.18th 
  • Peeping Tom Sun.19th

All screenings commence at 7.30pm at the Chapel Tabernacl located between the Gwynfryn B&B and Alfredos Restuarant in Conwy. Tickets can be purchased on the door or at Tape Old Colwyn. Online ticketing is via Eventbrite.

DAC are very pleased to be partnering Tape for their screening of I,Daniel Blake on Tuesday 7th November at 2pm and wish them all the very best for the festival.

For full listings and booking via Eventbrite please go to –


FACEBOOK: /coastlinefilmfestival

TWITTER: @coastlineff


TAPE Community Arts Centre
Berthes Road, Old Colwyn, Conwy, LL29 9SD

Tel: 01492 512 109  [email protected]  Facebook – tapecommunitymusicandfilm




Tape Music and Film

The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse

SparklehorseOn Saturday 18th of March Tape will be showcasing the  music documentary Sparklehorse with a Q&A session with the filmmakers of Sparklehorse Alex Crowton and Bobby Das.


This is a free event – Booking essential


Here’s the link to the Sparklehorse event:



TAPE Community Arts Centre

Berthes Road, Old Colwyn, Conwy, LL29 9SD

Changing the Focus

Film Screenings and Workshops

DAC new logoWe are delighted that our Changing the Focus project with film maker Ben Ewart-Dean is going on a short tour.


Where: Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, LL55 1SQ

When:     Thursday 16th February 2017

What time:  1pm – 4pm 


Where: TAPE, Berthes Road, Old Colwyn,  LL29 9SD

When:    Friday 17th February 2017

What time:  1pm – 4pm 

Changing the Focus? is a short film made by Ben Ewart-Dean with a group from Hijinx Academy and learning disabled individuals who share their personal stories illustrated by photos from their own archive.

If you like films then this event is for you. After the screening there will be a discussion followed by a “make your own archive film” digital storytelling session.

If you would like to make your own archive film then please bring along up to 10 family photographs or some video. To book a place on the workshop please email [email protected]