Unlimited Connects: Wales

Supporting disabled-led arts in Wales: panel discussion and networking event

Monday 8th October 2pm – 4pm

Preseli Room, Wales Millennium Centre 

 How might the sector better support work by disabled artists? What change has happened in recent years, and what’s next? As the Unlimited funding programme is open for another funding round for new projects by artists and companies creating disability-led work, it is a key time to gather and assess these questions. Join us for a panel discussion chaired by Unlimited Senior Producer Jo Verrent, bringing together playwright Kaite O’Reilly, artist curator Aidan Moesby and Wales Millennium Centre Assistant Producer Jenny Sturt.

One to one advice surgery sessions for artists interested in applying to Unlimited will be available in 20 minute slots 12pm-2pm and 4pm-6pm. Book ahead of time by emailing [email protected]. Let us know if you have any access needs we should know about.

Surgery places can be booked by emailing [email protected]

Supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council Wales. Delivered in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre and Disability Arts Cymru.

Wales Millennium Centre is wheelchair accessible and BSL and speech to text will be provided for the panel discussion. A separate quiet space will be available. If you have any queries about access please contact [email protected]

 

Click  here for more information and  free tickets

 

 

National Theatre Wales

Access Forum

Apologies for the short notice……….

The next access forum will be at 6pm on the 14th of August 2018 at The Sony Room, Wales Millennium Centre. The topic for this session will be ‘Creating integrated performances’, guest speakers to include Elise Davison, Taking Flight Theatre Company; Clare Williams of Hijinx Theatre Company and Jonny Cotsen. They will be sharing insight into their processes of creating work where access is integrated from the very start and throughout creation. After the presentations, we will have an opportunity for Q&A and discussion.

At the end of the evening we will also look at the content that came out of the previous session on the future of the forum.

Please RSVP and let us know of any access requirements to [email protected]

RawFfest GwylGrai Youth Arts Festvial

RawFfest GwylGrai 2019

Wales Millennium Centre,

Thursday 25th to 28th April 2019

Our event on Tues 21 August 2018 is YOUR CHANCE to get involved RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING!

RawFfest is a youth arts festival for Wales that is planned and programmed by young people for young people. It’s fun, innovative and surprising.

We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull. RawFfest showcases the best of youth arts today.

The meeting on 21st August is the beginning. Decisions about the exact programme will be made as quickly as possible over the following months.

But it would be great to have some ideas on the table.

  • Are you part of a youth performance group that will have a great show ready for Easter next year?
  • Are you in a band and you would love to play at Wales’ leading venue?
  • Are you a film-maker with a stunning short film?
  • We’re looking for poets, artists, writers, makers, circus performers…

 

This is your chance to get involved in planning a fantastic festival by and for young people – right at the very beginning.

Join us at our launch event on Tuesday 21st August from 2pm to 6pm at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

We’re looking for:

  • 16 – 25 year olds to programme, plan and market the festival
  • youth arts groups and artists who want to perform or exhibit at this exciting showcase of the best of youth arts today.

On the 21st we’ll have some taster workshops and we’ll create our vision for the BEST YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL yet.

Young people are in the driving seat. You decide what sort of shows, bands, art, media, workshops you want. What will it look like? How much will it cost?

To find out more please go to our website

Can’t make 21st August?

We’ll have a follow up meeting in the evening of Tuesday 18th September and other ways to get involved.

Stay in touch by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Festival of Voice – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Festival of Voice will be starting in just a few weeks’ time at Wales Millennium Centre and as part of the programme there is a series of accessible performances .

WMC have  offered DAC members £5 tickets for these shows.Just use the code FOVfriend2018 at point of purchase to take advantage of this!

 

WMC have teamed up with multi-award winning theatre company Gagglebabble to produce Double Vision. Part murder mystery, part gig, Double Vision is an exciting new thriller that is designed to be completely accessible to those with visual impairments, with audio description built into the script. Touch tours are available before every performance led by trained Stage Management staff with captioned performances on Thursday 14th  and Saturday 16th June. Including UCAN member Mared Jarman in the role of Mel, this is a performance not to be missed.

 

Highway One is a co-production between August 012, Katell Keineg and WMC which takes the audience on a trip from Cardiff to Greece in the company of a centaur, a dead Italian film-maker, Medea, granddaughter of the sun god and a young woman from Cardiff. It will have two Audio Described performances by Alistair Sil on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June, with touch tours available beforehand.

For further information about shows and timings, please visit https://festivalofvoice.wales/.

Job Opportunity – Bilingual Producer at WMC

The Wales Millennium Centre Creative Learning team are looking for a Bilingual Producer. This role is responsible for delivery of the strands of the Creative Learning and Participation Strategy, ensuring engagement and development of target groups including children, young people, and community groups.

Find the  application form and job details at: www.wmc.org.uk

Wales Millennium Centre

Accessible Performances November 2017 – January 2018

Donald Gordon Theatre

Tiger Bay

Audio described and captioned performance Saturday 25th November 2.30pm

Audio described performance Saturday 25th November 7.30pm

Miss Saigon

Captioned performance Tuesday 12th December 7.30pm

Audio described performance Thursday 14th December 2.30pm

BSL interpreted performance Tuesday 2nd January 7.30pm

Weston Studio

Odyssey Group – Second Star to the Right

30th November – 2nd December

Audio described and BSL interpreted performance Friday 1st December 7pm

http://www.wmc.org.uk/WhatsOn/

Box Office – 029 2063 6464

Hijinx Odyssey

Second Star to the Right

 Weston Studio

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay

30 November 2017 – 2 December 2017 
7pm

Price: £9 (under 2’s free)

 

Dreams aren’t what they used to be in Neverland. With Peter Pan gone, who can save Imagination, Adventure and the Second Star to the Right?

This Christmas join Odyssey, Hijinx’s community theatre group, as they restore hope to Neverland in a sparkling new production written by Llinos Mai. The Second Star to the Right features a vibrant cast of disabled and non-disabled performers from Odyssey, pupils from Woodlands High School and haunting, original music.

Access: 
Touch tours available 45 minutes before the start of each performance if you call 02920 300 331 at least 24 hours before the tour to book. Audio Description and BSL interpretation (Sami Thorpe) will be provided on Friday 01 December, 7pm, with headsets available for collection from the entrance to the Weston Studio.

To book tickets please visit – https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2017-2018/westonstudio/Secondstartotheright/

For more information please call 029 2030 0331

Word Ward

 

 

A creative writing group for anyone with a long term health condition

 

Every other Wednesday from Wednesdy 6th September  2017  6pm -7.30pm

at Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff Bay

(meet and greet in the concourse)

For more information contact

     Rhian – 07476 997670

or Fizzy 0777360794

Wales Millennium Centre

Hunt for Volunteers

Wales Millennium Centre is Wales’ national arts centre – a hub of creativity in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

We are looking for volunteer ushers to immerse themselves in art, culture and creativity in an innovative and rewarding way.

Through our commitment to creating inspirational and life-changing experiences that broadens horizons, we are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming our community to engage further in the arts through participation in a brand new volunteering scheme.

We welcome expressions of interest from anyone who wants to experience what we have to offer. 

In the first instance, we are looking for Volunteer Ushers to help enhance our world-class customer service.

You’ll join our fantastic Customer Experience team, whose main role is to give the public a warm Welsh welcome to the Centre, and ensure that all visitors are able to enjoy the Centre in a safe and welcoming environment.

All of our volunteers receive an induction and full training, together with a uniform and badge. Volunteers will also be able to watch the diverse range of shows as part of our ever increasing artistic programme.

Volunteer Role Description

As a volunteer at the Wales Millennium Centre, you will be at the core of our customer experience. You will act as an usher and ensure health and safety standards are met within venues at the Centre. You’ll also get to watch the diverse range of shows as part of our ever increasing artistic programme.

We’re hoping that our volunteers will do on average 3 shifts per month, but if you’d like to spend more time with us the Centre, you are more than welcome to. Shifts tend to be no longer than 5 hours, and should they be any longer we will let our volunteers know.

Everyone is eligible to apply for a volunteering position, however we prioritise applicants from the Cardiff area.

If successful you will be required to attend an induction.

Please note that you must be available for the induction dates.

For more information visit http://www.wmc.org.uk/AboutTheCentre/OpportunitiesandCareers/Volunteering/ or email [email protected]