DAC Presents….

On The Edge –  2018 Open Exhibition

A collection of 60 artworks submitted by DAC members; consisting of D/deaf and disabled artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions is currently on display at:

Celf o Gwmpas

Centre CELF, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5EB

20th July to 30th August 2018 – Mon to Thurs 9am to 5pm

Tel: 01597 822777 [email protected]

There will be a Public Event on 30th August 3pm to 7pm for people to view the work and meet some of the artists.

Please contact Celf to confirm Gallery opening times if you are travelling to see the exhibition.

On the Edge is the title for DAC’s 2018 Open Exhibition; DAC members were asked to react to this title and submit work based on their own interpretation. The exhibition includes a wide range of work from artists at varying points in their creative development.

DAC’s aim is to raise the profile of the artists involved; increasing artwork sales; support and develop career progression and to build relationships between peers and with exhibiting venues.

A selection of work from the exhibition will be touring to the following venues:

Cyfarthfa Castle

Merthyr Tydfil 6th -29th Sept http://www.cyfarthfa.com/

Public event 6th Sept 3pm–5pm

 

Royal Cambrian Academy

Conwy 28th Sept to –27th Oct www.rcaconwy.org

 

Theatr Clwyd

Mold 12th Nov –1st Dec www.theatrclwyd.com

 

Mostyn

Llandudno 10th Jan –4th March 19 www.mostyn.org

 

www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk

Find us on facebook at – https://www.facebook.com/disabilityartscymru/

For more information about the exhibition please contact: Kate Hampton – Creative Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

DAC Open Exhibition 2018

On the Edge…

An exhibition of works submitted by DAC members

 

 

Exhibition of all 60 entries showing at :

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB  July 19 2018 – Aug 30 2018  www.celfogwmpas.org     Public event Aug 30 3pm – 7pm

Selected works to be shown at:

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil,  CF47 8NN  Sept 6 2018 – Sept 21 2018
www.cyfarthfa.com    Public event September 6  – 3-5pm

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, LL32 8AN  Sept 28 2018 – Oct 27 2018 www.rcaconwy.org

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, CH7 1YA  Nov 12 2018 – Dec 1 2018 www.theatrclwyd.com

Mostyn, Mold, LL30 1AB  Jan 10 2019– March 4 2019 www.mostyn.org

Keep an eye out for more public events,  – dates tbc

 

DAC North East Wales Network Group meeting – an open invitation

Disability Arts Cymru cordially invite Artists, Creative Practitioners & Makers to the next DAC Regional Network Meeting 

Theatre Clwyd – Haydn Reece Suite, 15th May 2018, 12-2pm

We will be welcoming North Wales’s extraordinary talent,  sculptor, Nick Elphick who will give a candid account of his career success to date and, explore the challenges of being an artist  with severe dyslexia as well as his personal journey with mental health. 

This event is free of charge but booking is necessary.  To book your place at this event, please contact Lowri-Mair Owen DAC Regional Officer for North East Wales. 

We strongly recommend you book a space as soon as possible as we anticipate this will be a very popular event.   For more information contact [email protected]

 

Buzz-AH!’s annual show “Now That’s What We Call Buzz-AH!”

Buzz-AH!’s annual show “Now That’s What We Call Buzz-AH!” 

We will take you on a journey through the West End onto Broadway and leave you  feeling good.  Buzz-AH! promotes Inclusion for people with and without disabilities.   Come and see this award winning charity bringing  fun, laughter and joy to the stage with their amazing Show. 

7.30pm on the 3rd and 4th July 2018 at Theatr Clwyd.

Tickets available online www.theatrclwyd.com or at Theatr Clwyd’s Box Office on 01352 701521

 

Dementia drama to tour nationwide after Theatre Awards success

 

Re-Live Theatre Company’s Belonging makes a triumphant return to the stage with a second national tour following sell-out performances in 2016, and its storming success at the Wales Theatre Awards winning Best Actor for Llion Williams, Best Director for Peter Doran and a Best Playwright nomination for Karin Diamond.

Opening in Cardiff on April 26th and touring Wales until early June, Belonging follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia. The production provides a moving and inspirational insight into the realities faced by families affected by dementia in Wales.

The response to the play from critics and audiences has been unanimous in its praise:

“An important piece of theatre. Beautiful and genuine” 5 Stars Wales Online

“Profoundly involving” British Theatre Guide

Influenced by Re-Live’s creative work with people living with dementia and their families for over five years, Belonging has proved to be a truthful window into what families affected by dementia go through 24/7.

Karin says:

“This play is a testament to the experiences I’ve heard from people living with dementia and their loved ones. Living with dementia can be all consuming for families and Belonging shines a light on the impact this can have on their lives.  We know families can become extremely isolated so we hope Belonging helps to re-connect their friends and local community to help support them through challenging times. Dementia can isolate us but Belonging shows us how we can continue to connect and support each other.”

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Nowhere has the response been more emphatic than in the health and social care sector which has turned to this production as a powerful form of dementia awareness training for thousands of its staff across the country. Belonging 2018 hopes to connect with thousands more professionals who work tirelessly to support people living with dementia.

“As a nurse I have looked after many people living with dementia and I felt that you got the subject absolutely spot on. This is the best dementia training I’ve ever attended.”  Nurse, Pembrokeshire

ARTS AND HEALTH

Due to generous support from the Arts Council of Wales, ticket prices for this production are available for just £10 to encourage as many people as possible to come and see a performance. Re-Live Theatre Company also want to take the message to a younger audience offering a ‘Live for £5’ ticket for anyone aged under the age of 26.

Belonging is touring nationwide between April and June this year.

Tickets are available from venue website and via
www.re-live.org.uk/belonging/ 

Belonging directly reflects the vision set out in the new innovative action plan by Welsh Government to ensure people with dementia can live as independently as possible in their communities.

http://gov.wales/docs/dhss/publications/180214dementiaen.pdf [2]

#Belonging2018      #Perthyn2018

Tour Details:

CARDIFF – CHAPTER*

26th April – 5th May 2pm & 7.30pm

chapter.org  | 029 2030 4400

MILFORD HAVEN – TORCH THEATRE

10th May – 12th May 2pm & 7.30pm

torchtheatre.co.uk 01646 695 267

MOLD – THEATR CLWYD                              15th May 11am 16th – 19th May 2pm & 7.45pm

theatrclwyd.com  | 01352 701 521

SWANSEA – TALIESIN                                     23rd – 25th May – 10am & 7.30pm

taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

ABERGAVENNY – BOROUGH THEATRE    6th June 2pm & 7.30pm

boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk | 01873 850 805

WOW Film Festival 2018 opens 13 March

Welcome to WOW Film Festival 2018!WOW Film Festival returns for its seventeenth edition to take you on a journey across the world from the comfort of your cinema seat.


‘Tales from the Silk Road’ is our special focus this year. A cinematic journey across along the ancient trade networks where East meets West, highlights include the delightful Heavenly Nomadic from Kyrgyzstan, the stunning Foxtrotfrom Israel, the charismatic Wajib from Palestine and the exquisite Israfil from Iran.

Also not to be missed are the hugely powerful Aboriginal tale Sweet Country and the surreal art world satire The Square from Sweden.

At our new Cardiff venue, Tramshed Cinema, we will be working in partnership with Cardiff Animation Festival to bring you three stunning new anime – including the eagerly awaited Mary and the Witch’s Flower – which also screen in Aberystwyth.

For the full line of of films and venues, and to book your tickets, head to WOW’s website: www.wowfilmfestival.com/en/films

Festival Dates:

March/Mawrth 13 – 15
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea/Abertawe

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

Theatr Clwyd

Sleeping Beauty – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

A Theatr Clwyd production

Written by Peter Rowe

Directed by Zoe Waterman

Friday 24th November – Saturday 20th January 2018

The cult rock ‘n’ roll panto returns with rock and soul songs played live by actor-musicians. Featuring classics including Superstition, Celebration, Every Breath you Take, Hey Baby, Sex Bomb and many more.

With mad gags, shock frocks, beautiful sets, slapstick galore and the return of the panto puppets, get your tickets now for the wide awake panto!

Accessible performances –

Audio description – Saturday 16th December 2pm

BSL interpreted – Saturday 6th January 2pm

Captioned – Saturday 13th January 2pm

Relaxed – Tuesday 16th January 6pm

Box Office – 01352 701521

theatrclwyd.com

Theatr Clwyd, Raikes Lane, Mold CH17 IYA

Theatr Clwyd

Great Gatsby Community Cast Audition Notice

The production will be directed by Alexander Wright. Further information on the project will be given when auditions with individuals have been confirmed.

AUDITION DATES

Theatr Clwyd, Clwyd Room – Sunday 26 November 2017, 15.00-17.00

Please contact Melanie Jones ([email protected]) to confirm your attendance at the audition session. You don’t have to prepare anything: just wear some comfortable clothes and bring some water.

Please note you must be aged 18 or older to be a part of the community cast.

COMMITMENT

If successful, you will be offered the choice to be double-cast, sharing a role with another performer. This would mean undertaking half the number of performances, which may work better for balancing family/work commitments. The number of rehearsals you’d be required to attend would be roughly the same in either case.

Community Cast Rehearsals:
Monday 29 January – Friday 16 February 2018
Evenings & weekends, an average of 1-3 rehearsals per week

Technical Rehearsals:
Monday 19 February – Wednesday 21 February 2018
Every evening

Performance Dates:
Thursday 22 February – Sunday 25 March 2018

Helfa Gelf Training Programme 2017

The Design Trust

Friday 28th April with the inspirational speaker Patricia van den Akker from The Design Trust.

Dream Plan Do: creative business planning and goal setting, looking at taking your practice/business to the next level.  This workshop is

especially aimed at creatives who want to work on the business side of their creative practice. Both new creatives and established makers and

visual artists are welcome to attend, but be prepared that you will be very involved in the activities throughout the day, and there will be

plenty of opportunity to network and learn from the other participants too through creative and reflective exercises.

Friday 28th April 10am – 4pm

Ruthin Craft Centre, Lon Parcwr, Ruthin, LL15 1BB

Booking and info

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dream-plan-do-tickets-33182053415

Additionally the following event in a month’s time:

Friday 19th May: Golden Rules of Curation and hanging tips.

This afternoon session will explain the theoretical curation ideas as well as offer practical advice with exhibition logistics through images

and examples of the current Helfa Gelf Artists exhibition at Theatr Clwyd, led by Jonathan Le Vay.

Friday 19th May 1:30 – 3:45pm 

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, CH7 IYA

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/golden-rules-of-curation-and-hanging-tickets-33542486480

 

ANNOUNCEMENT | CYHOEDDIAD

The registrations for Helfa Gelf 2017 is live. Have a look and sign up https://helfagelf.co.uk/Registration open 7th April – 8th of May.