Tŷ Newydd Courses

Upcoming Courses

Writing about Climate Change

Dates: 23 – 25 March 2018
Tutors: Emily Hinshelwood & David Thorpe
Fee: £220 – £295

Song and Lyric Writing

Dates: 9 – 14 April 2018
Tutors: Stewart Henderson & Willy Russell
Fee: £495 – £625
Places are limited

Emerging Writers: Writing, Editing & Publishing Prose

Dates: 4 – 9 June 2018
Tutors: Tiffany Murray & Tristan Hughes
Fee: £495 – £625

Centre Celf o Gwmpas

Workshops with writer and artist Helen Ivory

4-7 September 2017  £3.50 per session (Booking preferred)

A series of  workshops giving disabled artists a safe space to map a personal walking journey through Powys.

The workshops will focus on gathering materials through group discussions and activities, to encourage them to keep journals or sketchbooks and produce a series of poems and word image collages.  The workshops will culminate in an Exhibition and Live Reading taking place on 6 September 2017

Monday September 4th:      1 – 3pm

Tuesday September 5th       10.am – 12pm   and 1-3pm

Wednesday September 6th  10.am – 12pm   and 1-3pm

Thursday September 7th      10.am – 12pm

Celf O Gwmpas, Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB

For more information contact 01597 822777; 

 [email protected]  



Poetry Competition iBook 2016

Free iBook

For the second time we have created an iBook from the Poetry Competition inspired by the images in our Annual Exhibition with the theme of Austerity/ Extravagance.

Caroline Gill was the winner with her poem Drop in the Ocean responding to her own artwork called Shoreline Symphonies.

If you would like to read Caroline’s poem as well as the other poems, carry on by clicking the widget below to download it for free to read on your iPad, iPhone or Mac.

If you do not have any of these devices we have a version in PDF format that should work fine with anything you have. If not, get in touch for bespoke formats 

PDF Download


Bursary from a Tŷ Newydd Graduate – 2016

logo-ty-newyddMeg Kingston is a writer who’s achieved a certain amount of success with her writing and now wants to assist new writers following a similar path. In her own words:

Tŷ Newydd is a magical place that draws me back time and again. The beauty of the setting, the friendliness of the staff and the buzz that travels home with me are bonuses to the actual content of the courses. I’ve gained so much from my time there and the financial assistance Tŷ Newydd gave me for attending courses at the start of my writing career that I’d like to help other writers to benefit, too.
I’m making a bursary contribution of £250 available for a writer or writers who wish to attend a course at this magical haven.
The bursary is intended to assist a writer who, like myself, has a disability or chronic illness to contend with, and has achieved some form of publication on their own merits. The publication doesn’t need to have been paid, but achieved in a competitive environment – such as star letter in a nationally-available magazine.

If you want to apply for this bursary, please send an email or a letter explaining how it would help you to attend a course at Tŷ Newydd, and enclose a copy of your published item to Tŷ Newydd.



Poetry Booklet – ‘Performance of Angels’

Performance of Angels001Performance of Angels’ is a new poetry booklet with a selection of 40 poems written by DAC member Ted Gibson.

Many of the poems are on the theme of blindness.

The booklet is for sale at £3 per copy and is sold in aid of the RNIB.

To purchase a copy of ‘Performance of Angels’ follow the link to Crystal magazine’s Blog spot:

Crystal Magazine blog/purchase copy of poetry booklet

Disability Arts Cymru – Writing in Welsh

dac logo-business cardAre you writing:

non-fiction such as a biography, or short stories, poetry, drama or a novel in Welsh, and do you self-identify as a disabled person/or have a long-term physical or mental health condition?

Would you like to work:

At no cost to you

with other writers in a small and friendly group to develop your work?

How about finding out about a special new group intending to get together every month in the Caernarfon area?

For more information please get in touch with us:

[email protected]  or  [email protected]

Telephone: 029 2055 1040

Ydych chi’n ysgrifennu:

pethau ffeithiol fel bywgraffiad, neu straeon byrion, cerddi, neu drama yn y Gymraeg, ac yn hunan-nodi fel person anabl  ac/neu oes gennych gyflwr iechyd corfforol neu feddyliol hirdymor?

Ydych chi’n ffansio gweithio:

Heb unrhyw gost i chi

efo ysgrifennwyr eraill mewn grwp bach cyfeillgar er datblygu’ch gwaith?

Beth am ffeindio allan am grwp newydd arbennig sy’n bwriadu dod at eu gilydd yn ardal Caernarfon bob mis?

Am fwy o wybodaeth, cysylltwch a ni:

[email protected]  neu  [email protected]

Ffôn: 029 2055 1040