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.”


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


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

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:


26th April – 5th May 2pm & 7.30pm

chapter.org  | 029 2030 4400


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


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.


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.


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


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




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.

Theatr Clwyd

Writer in Residence Scheme

writing-1560276-150x150Part of TYFU | GROW – Theatr Clwyd’s Creative Development Programme

Generously supported by the Friends of Theatr Clwyd and Gladstone’s Library

**Applications open until 28 November 2016**

We are a home for writers in Wales, offering the time and space to write within a community of fellow artists without the pressure of ‘showing’ or producing something. We offer residencies connected to our in-house productions so writers can get to know other artists working here, spend time observing rehearsals and develop ideas in a supportive environment. The Writer in Residence Scheme is generously supported by the Friends of Theatr Clwyd and Gladstone’s Library.

  • The attachment includes:
  • A bursary to cover travel, subsistence and expenses
  • Accommodation at the nearby Gladstone’s Library (a beautiful Grade I listed building at the only Prime Ministerial Library in Britain)
  • Use of our Writers’ Room
  • Optional feedback on any work produced
  • The potential to work with actors on any work produced
  • Talk with the Friends of Theatr Clwyd about your work in progress

This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time writing and reflecting on your practice, for us to get to know each other and, if it’s helpful, to get feedback on your work. There is no obligation on you to produce anything for us at the end of the attachment and equally no obligation on us to produce the work. Our hope is that these attachments will form the beginning of a relationship with Theatr Clwyd and a network of writers who can call our theatre home.

In 2017, we will be offering four residencies connected to our in-house productions. We are now opening applications for the first two of these attachments.


How to Apply

If you are interested, please send an email giving a sense of what you’d like to work on while you’re here to [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 28 November 2016. Please also tell us which of the two productions you would be available or prefer to be attached to, and why (details below). We will be selecting two writers from the applications we receive and will notify all applicants in due course. You will receive more information after submitting your application.


Productions and Dates

Skylight by David Hare, directed by Tamara Harvey – Monday 16 January 2016 – Friday 27 January 2016

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Richard Fitch – Monday 10 April – Sunday 23 April 2016

Please note that this is developmental attachment – we want to develop long term relationships with writers and this is just one of the ways we intend to do that. The attachment is about you, rather than what you write while you are here.

To hear from our past Writers in Residence on their experience, please visit our webpage here.