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Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

Content is All — creating attention-grabbing video

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Saturday 27 Oct 2018

Response: Creative Writng Time with Kate Pawsey

Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Church Lane
Carmarthen
SA31 1LH

Saturday 27th October 11am - 1pm £12.

Thursday 01 Nov 2018

Festive papier-mâché

Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Church Lane
Carmarthen
SA31 1LH

Thursday 1 November Festive papier-mâché 11am – 3pm Drop in Come along to this drop in workshop to make your own festive figure.

Saturday 17 Nov 2018

Ceramic Tile Painting

Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Church Lane
Carmarthen
SA31 1LH

Saturday 17 November Ceramic Tile Painting With Carlo Bristoe from Reptile Tiles 2.

Saturday 24 Nov 2018

Reindeer Day sock puppets

Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Church Lane
Carmarthen
SA31 1LH

Saturday 24 November Reindeer Day sock puppets 10am – 12noon Drop in Come and see Santa’s real life reindeer outside the gallery before they set off for a parade around Carmarthen town and make your very own sock puppet reindeer to take on the procession.

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Mostyn

Opening Times: Open Tue - Sun 10.30am - 4.00pm (main galleries) 10.30am - 5.00pm (shop, retail galleries, cafe) Admission: FREE MOSTYN presents international art and culture of our time, activating people’s lives through exhibitions, cultural programmes and commercial activities. Situated in the coastal town of Llandudno, it is Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre, serving as a place to form and share new perspectives through artistic/curatorial practice and audience engagement. It is part of the Plus TATE, the UK-wide contemporary visual art network. MOSTYN receives financial support from the Arts Council of Wales and Conwy County Borough Council Art Service. Mostyn Gallery Ltd. is a charity registered in England and Wales (Registered Charity Number: 507842).

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Ballet Nimba

NIMBA is an African Performing Arts company founded in 2010 by the creative vision of Idrissa Nimba Camara and inspired by his rich cultural heritage, the dance and music traditions of his homeland, Guinea Conakry. Idrissa believes his traditions are an inexhaustible source of inspiration and NIMBA is the name of the iconic Guinean Mask symbolising creative power and the Joy of Living. We are an African Dance and Music organisation producing accessible performances and providing creative, educational and artistic activity through workshops, training, and film documentation of African Arts. We exist to entertain, engage and promote intercultural understanding and aim to enrich the lives of all those who come into contact with our company. We work with amazing artists, most of them were born into the music tradition of West Africa and escaped poverty and corruption to make their way to Europe where we have been lucky enough to get to experience their dynamism and creative energy. Their performances promote the irrepressible joy of the human spirit and we aim to inspire the younger generation.

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Gŵyl Gregynog

Originally founded in 1933, Gregynog Festival is Wales' oldest extant classical music festival. Set principally in historic venues in rural North Powys, the modern Festival draws international artists, many making their Welsh debuts, to present special programming, curated by Artistic Director Rhian Davies on annual themes drawn from Wales' heritage. The 2016 theme is Eire, marking our connections with Ireland, from the Irish Saint Melangell and the mediaeval harp pins of Montgomery Castle to the prison camp at Frongoch where the rebels of the Easter Rising were held, 100 years ago.

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Small World Theatre

Small World Theatre is an artist-led company with many decades of commitment to Arts and Sustainability Small World Theatre has 4 main streams of activity: We create performances: Producing and performing our own original shows and events: creating theatre performances that can tour small and mid scale venues. Street shows and site-specific spectaculars often using myth and legend as well as intimate, environmentally sensitive experiences. Running our own venue: We present a range of arts and performance events, mentoring emerging artists/performers, hosting conferences, community events, classes and workshops. The building is an accessible, welcoming space that provides a model of sustainability for other organisations striving towards a zero carbon future. Implementing projects and facilitating workshops: these are developed and delivered in house, in the community by us and for other agencies. Designing and delivering international projects in arts and theatre for development. We facilitate workshops, design and deliver our own accredited training programmes and also for other organisations. These programmes build skills and confidence with people of different ages and abilities. We are pioneers in developing and using methodologies now increasingly called SEED SCALE We work creatively in education: We work with primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, teacher training institutions and universities offering programmes of training and workshops for teachers and students. We create educational touring theatre in Welsh and English that are accompanied by dedicated workshops, curriculum mapping and teaching resources. We are an experienced AGORED Accreditation Centre working with creative education to help people of all ages and abilities gain meaningful, life changing qualifications.

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Arts Connection

Charitable community arts organisation working in all art forms across north powys and wrexham since 1994.

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'. It has a wide-ranging artistic programme, both producing and presenting, across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media, and community arts and is recognised as a national centre for arts development. We welcome over 750,000 visitors a year, including over 100,000 attendances for performing arts and events featuring local, national and international work, 236,000 for exhibitions and over 100,000 for our unique community arts and education programme. In 2000 the Arts Centre completed a major £4.3 million redevelopment. In 2009 it undertook an additional £1.75 million development which added an artists and creative industries studios complex, and acts as the base for a major artists in residence programme. This gives Aberystwyth Arts Centre a range of facilities unrivalled throughout much of the UK. The Arts Centre is a department of Aberystwyth University, and sits at the heart of the university's campus, with stunning views over the town of Aberystwyth and along the coastline of Cardigan Bay.

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Head for Arts

Head4Arts is a community arts organisation that works across the Eastern Heads of the Valleys areas, covering the county boroughs of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Torfaen. Established in April 2008, Head4Arts has an administrative base in Llanhilleth Miners Institute but programmes arts activity in various venues across the entire patch. Head4Arts is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government through the Arts Council of Wales and is supported by a partnership of the four local authorities involved.

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Volcano Theatre

Contemporary European Theatre. Made in Wales. We produce original theatre productions and site-specific events. We tour theatre productions in Wales, the UK and all over the world. We research and develop new ideas. We commission work from writers, visual artists and film-makers. We curate events that bring other artists and participants together. We teach and inspire through workshops and residencies. We work in partnership to transform our city.

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Ballet Cymru

Award winning company Ballet Cymru (formerly Independent Ballet Wales) was established to bring small scale, high quality classical ballet to audiences across Wales, the UK and beyond. At the core of the Company’s work is the creation and touring of productions based in the classical ballet technique. Alongside performances, the Company offers education work both on tour and in its home City of Newport. Ballet Cymru’s aims are to: -Present, promote, organise, provide, commission, manage, choreograph and produce dance dramas, ballets or dance entertainments whether on any premises of the Company or elsewhere. We deliver this with our tour of 2 productions a year and our various projects throughout the year. -Encourage and develop appreciation and participation in dance by performing and teaching in venues, community centres, theatres, arts centres, schools, colleges and classes. -Develop all aspects of our work that contribute to artistic quality. We regularly evaluate and monitor the quality of our performers, directors, teachers and designers. -Develop all aspects of our work that contribute to inclusiveness. We update our Equal Opportunities Policy (Equality and Diversity Policy) in line with Welsh Assembly Government legislation and implement these actions in every day company life. We are a ballet company who like to do things differently. We enjoy finding new ways to make what we do exciting, innovative and relevant. We are passionate about classical ballet and want everyone else to be too. We are a new company with 25 years experience. Each year the Company tours to around some 50 venues and performs to audience in excess of 17,000 across the UK.

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Arts & Business Cymru

A&B Cymru’s role is to promote, enable and develop mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts. From offices in Cardiff and Llandudno, the Wales team works with a range of arts professionals, from individual practitioners to flagship organisations, and the private sector from micro businesses through to multi national corporations. A&B Cymru’s work has proven value in the current economic climate of Wales. The impact it has can be felt on children, people in the workplace, communities large and small. A&B Cymru knows that when business and the arts work together in truly mutual partnership, both become stronger with the results benefiting our society in far reaching and tangible ways.

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Ronan Devlin

Ronan Devlin (b. 1974, Banbridge, Northern Ireland) is a UK based artist and designer working from his multidisciplinary creative studio Jein Devlin in Conwy, North Wales. His work, which explores tensions between science, technology and communication, bridges analogue and digital media and embraces various disciplines — moving image, photography and typography. With a background in graphic design, he works with collaborators including musicians, photographers and programmers. The outcomes range from paper to screen to large scale site-specific installations. He is currently designer-in-residence at Bangor University’s CoLab, a department which bridges Applied Sciences with their soon to open Pontio arts building, where he is working on a large scale digital installation funded by the Arts Council of Wales. This installation will be the inaugural exhibition at White Box, Pontio’s media gallery in January 2015. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His creative studio Jein Devlin works on graphic design projects for the cultural sector - books, branding, catalogues, exhibitions, promotional literature, signage systems and web / interactive design. The studio offers free consultation to both individual artists and arts organisations and will assist with budgeting design elements of grant applications (including third party production costs).

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Deborah Claire Procter

Deborah Claire Procter is an interdisciplinary artist, actor and video-maker from Cardiff (Wales), and a Creative Wales Award winner. She began her training in theatre, and worked with companies like Theatre Alibi. Simultaneously she developed a love for experimental theatre, creating many solos and duets that play with perspective and scale, mixing ideas from theatre, dance, sculpture and performance art, and incorporating the use of various kinds of projection. Her work has been seen in galleries such as the Ferens (Hull), Oriel (Cardiff), and Spacex (Exeter), and theatres like the Hemsley (Madison) and the Museum Theatre (Madras). She maintains a strong interest and practice in movement, including contemporary and post- modern dance, as well as yoga and martial arts, and has trained extensively in improvisation and performance with Ruth Zaporah, Gardzienice Theatre, and Skinner Release Dance with Gaby Agis. In 2003, with the help of commission by Welsh Independent Dance, she began making videos with dancers and performers, one of which Am I This? was chosen for The Dance on Screen Festival at The Place, London. Since then she has made over ten videos, shooting in locations in Wales, Argentina and Austria. She was a part-time and guest lecturer in many institutions, including teaching performance at University of Glamorgan, and voice for broadcast journalists at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and has taught many youth and community groups.

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REDHOUSE

REDHOUSE is a new creative industries centre located in the Old Town Hall in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil. The building houses a theatre, multi media atriumed courtyard, dance and recording studios, music practice rooms and dedicated art gallery, as well as café/bar, conference facilities and heritage interpretation components.

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Theatr Brycheiniog

Situated at the end of the picturesque Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in the pretty market town of Brecon on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Theatr Brycheiniog offers a popular and acclaimed programme of performing arts and entertainment throughout the year. Other facilities on the theatre site include a a year-round programme of visual arts by artists from the region in the Andrew Lamont Gallery and a nationally acclaimed bistro Tipple'n'Tiffin. Theatr Brycheiniog is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Powys County Council and Brecon Town Council. Theatr Brycheiniog has recently become the first solar-powered theatre in Wales, generating a small proportion of its energy requirements through the recently installed photo-voltaic cells on its roof. The theatre is committed to finding ways of reducing its carbon footprint further. Theatr Brycheiniog opened in 1997.

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Christine Cooper

Christine is a performer, storyteller and musician. She explores the connections and ecologies all around us, piecing together dusty old fragments of stories with tales of the here-and-now to make jigsaw-worlds of touching beauty. Inspired place and community, Christine’s work seeks to re-enchant and reconnect us to the world in which we live.

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Deborah Ann Withey

I am a Welsh-American artist whose early career was in visual communications: in journalism, print, digital design, and illustration, working as an illustrator, designer, art director and finally as design director for a group of 36 publications. I continue to freelance internationally as a designer and illustrator. In 2009, I decided (not due to redundancy) that I wanted to move away from work in publishing to find new successes in teaching, making and most honestly, to live a more varied creative life, for this I emigrated to Wales. In Pembrokeshire, I teach creative awareness and OCN art courses for adult learners, NEET, children of all ages and lead workshops county-wide. From my own studio, cheese and pickles, I lead intensive workshops which help to prepare individuals in their own careers in design an illustration. For my own creative expression, I work as a painter, printmaker and collage relief artist, drawing inspiration from my surroundings, medieval and Celtic art, Welsh language, history, and beliefs. I have been a lead artist for Cauldrons and Furnaces 2012, held an artist-in-residency, and show in public and private galleries. My work is held in private collections around the world.

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Art Shell

Art Shell is a Cardiff-based organisation that engages in cross-disciplinary arts research and explores arts practice with non-art organisations, as well as helping to facilitate new work and ways of working with artists. The organisation was established to provide opportunities for artists to make work in alternative and non-art spaces, to support artists in developing their practice and to enable a wider audience, who don't usually access gallery environments, to engage with contemporary art.

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Datrys

• Creative Production • Project Management • Strategic Consultancy • Evaluation

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Celfyddydau Sir Ddinbych

Denbighshire Arts Service aims to stimulate and encourage individual and community awareness, involvement and participation in the arts. We run a programme of exhibitions, workshops, performances, classes and residencies particularly in the field of visual arts but also small scale theatre, dance and literature to include events of international, national and local importance. We also provide a programme of community art exhibitions and events at all libraries and similar County Council venues with appropriate accommodation. The Service also provides advice for artistic practitioners and community groups and undertakes consultancy and contract work for other Authorities and organisations concerned with cultural activity.

Gwynedd Community Arts Unit

Gwynedd Council offers a programme of creative activities for people of all ages, backgrounds and ability. Here is some information about some of our projects: Criw Celf: Criw Celf is an art and craft scheme for children and young people. We deliver workshops and master classes led by professional artists. Further details are available at www.criwcelf.co.uk Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd: A variety or artworks are exhibited at Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor in order to improve patient and visitor experience. The gallery also offers local artists a venue to exhibit and sell their work. Art Therapy: Gwynedd Council works in partnership with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to deliver a community art therapy group for people with mental health issues. Art therapy offers opportunities for participants to express themselves via art-making in a safe and facilitating environment. Arteffact: Arteffact is an initiative which offers creative experiences in museums, galleries and archives for people with mild to moderate depression, stress and anxiety. Participants attend a series of creative sessions led by community artists in order to build confidence and to learn new skills with people with shared experiences. Night Out: This scheme supports communities in the staging of professional productions in Gwynedd. Full details available online at www.nightout.org.uk Helfa Gelf: A annual open studios event where the public are able to meet artists at their place of work www.helfagelf.co.uk Creative Gwynedd: This is voluntary group supported and facilitated by Gwynedd Council to promote the arts in Gwynedd www.creativegwynedd.com

Jessica Lloyd-Jones

Jessica Lloyd-Jones is a visual artist based in North Wales, with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art and MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. Merging art, science and technology, her work explores concepts of energy and natural phenomena through the experimental use of materials and creation of light based sculpture and installations. Residencies have included an International Visiting Artist Fellowship in 2008 at UrbanGlass, New York, where she developed her ‘Anatomical Neon’ sculptures and more recently, a Makers Using Technology residency at PDR (National Centre for Product Design and Development Research) Cardiff, 2014. Awards include a Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary, London 2009, Glass Art Society Emerging Artist Lecture Award, Kentucky 2010 and an Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award 2012. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Summerhall, Edinburgh 2014 and international exhibitions at the Museo di Palazzo Poggi in Bologna, Italy and the Musee de la Main in Lausanne, Switzerland 2013. Alongside exhibiting nationally and internationally, Jessica has developed her work extensively in public art and digital art fields, including large scale mapping projections for Blinc Digital Arts Festival 2011 and 2012, and Adelaide Festival Australia 2015. She has recently been commissioned to produce a permanent wind responsive architectural lighting commission for Plas Heli Sailing Academy, Pwllheli 2015.

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Disability Arts Cymru

DAC create more opportunities for Disabled and Deaf People to develop their skills in the arts. We work in partnership with other organisations on arts related projects. we advise on issues relating to disability and the arts. we give arts-specifice disability equality training a consultancy service around policy development.

Angela Davies

Angela Davies an interdisciplinary artist based in Wales. Her work is underpinned by themes of time and place; in particular the changing ecologies of the natural and manmade environment. Davies draws upon traditional craft disciplines and juxtaposes these with creative technologies to create site-specific multi-sensory interventions. She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000, with a BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Crafts. In 2013, she graduated from Manchester School of Art completing a Masters in Textiles (with Distinction). Davies has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and has undertaken residencies at Ruthin Craft Centre, the National Trust, Gawthorpe Textiles Collection and most recently St Asaph Cathedral. In 2013 Davies was awarded a Research and Development Grant from Arts Council Wales and in 2014 a production grant where she led a large scale production at Chirk Castle, Wales. Recently, Davies was awarded a New collaborations Bursary from A-N. In 2013, she was a Proof Scholar at The Regional Print Centre, Wales and in 2010 she was awarded the Manchester Book Fair Prize. Her work is within private and public collections including The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Texas, University of Northampton and Manchester Metropolitan Special Collection.

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Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor

GALLERY The gallery has a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions by local and international artists. Changing regularly, the gallery always offers inspiration. MUSEUM Welsh furniture, textiles, art, archaeology, social history items... Located in the former Canonry, the Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor is brimming with stories from Gwynedd and surrounding area. The Roman Segontium sword, the Welsh Not, model of Telford’s suspension bridge and the King of Bardsey’s crown are just a few of the treasures you can enjoy. SHOP The shop sells a mix of unique hand-made crafts including ceramics, jewellery, greeting cards and prints. The Collectorplan Scheme, which is an interest free credit service, is available to individuals to purchase original and contemporary art and craft from both the gallery and shop. The friendly staff are always on hand to answer questions.

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Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru

The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru is dedicated to promoting an appreciation of the life and work of the Polish artist Josef Herman and in his name fostering a wider participation in the arts. This is done through the annual Award for schools, exhibitions, events, lectures and support for an annual prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

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Pea Restall

Making, drawing and painting are part of me. I cannot separate my work from life, or my life from the work. When I am intrigued, influenced or dominated by an idea, it splashes into the work through painted imagery, repeated pattern, or symbols as I can become totally immersed in the materials. Each sculpture is created through maquettes, drawings.and then developed through hand building forms, and using found and created moulds using my own combinations of clays and often paperclay, and fired to 1100- 1200, and decorated with oxides/majolica glaze. I also often incorporate found and altered mixed media into pieces/structures/installations. My current subject matter is experimentation with altering the human form, considering- what makes us appear human, and which features of the body are important to express gesture/emotion/attitude? I am also interested in challenging the perception of any ceramics as ‘everyday objects’, which often dismisses the 1,000s of years of tradition in developing techniques, forms and surfaces, and disregards the need for current makers in clay to develop these skills to produce fired ceramic work. I exhibit work in galleries throughout the UK, I exhibited at The Santorini Biennale (Greece) 2012 (with assistance from the Arts Council of Wales) and was awarded the joint 1st prize at The Royal Cambrian Academy Open (Conwy) January 2014 for an installation piece Mother Mary Chess set.

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Hummadruz

I run a young company called "Hummadruz" that specialises in Ultra-Violet Theatre and spectacle. We produce shows that illustrate modern, popular and classical music with Circus, Theatre, Dance, Illusion, Puppets and spectacle. We focus on touring in Wales to: mid-scale Theatres; Festivals; Club Nights and Raves.

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Jobina Tinnemans

Jobina Tinnemans is a contemporary composer working in crossover disciplines of electronic and classical music. Using innovative technologies and ancient crafts. Tinnemans originates from Limburg, near Maastricht, but adopted Pembrokeshire as her home.

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ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru is a partnership of welsh organisations and artists committed to developing practice in participatory settings.

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NEW Sinfonia

Established in 2011 by Robert and Jonathan Guy, the NEW Sinfonia is an orchestra based in North Wales that provides performance opportunities for outstanding professional young musicians. Our core team of players come from across North Wales and beyond. Our team can boast that as well as having studied in some of the world’s leading music conservatoires, we have also performed in some of the best known international orchestras and festivals. The NEW Sinfonia has performed at the North Wales International Music Festival, collaborating with Karl Jenkins and Nicholas Cleobury in 2012, and Prof. Paul Mealor in 2013 and aims to become North Wales’ very own professional orchestra. The sustained quality and success of the orchestra was recognised with an Arts Council of Wales Grant supported by the National Lottery and Welsh Government, to deliver a free year long lunchtime concert series at the Oriel Wrecsam and Galeri 3B.

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I am an artists working in cross-artform practice of dance/movement and visual art. I have been making work since 1989, graduating in Fine Art from Goldsmiths college, then later studying at the Centre of New dance development, Arnhem in 1992. My work was supported by Chisenhale Dance space in the form of a residency, commission. curatorship and training bursaries. I was a member of IPN, International performance Network for 6 years. I moved to Wales from London in 2001 and have since completed an Ma fine art at Swansea Metropolitan University. Made commissioned installation performances and film collaborations. In November 2014 I showed a series of performances at the Mission Gallery, Swansea.

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Span Arts

Span Arts is a live arts charity based in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. Span Arts’ core value is ‘Arts for Everyone’, and we aim to provide inclusive, quality arts events and projects in a rural area, to reduce social, rural and economic isolation. Span Arts presents a diverse programme of theatre, family events, comedy, dance, and music and we are responsible for initiating, producing, curating and presenting the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival.

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the escape artists

We are a North Wales based community arts organisation bringing arts - including writing, visual arts and photography - closer to people who are furthest away from them through social, economic or health reasons. Members of The Altered Images project at Ty Newydd Approved Premises, Bangor, for men newly released from prison, recently won five Koestler Awards. The project started in January 2014. In November 2015, with ACW funding, Altered Images extended to Plas yn Wern Approved Premises, near Wrexham. In 2014 we ran The Word:Conwy:Y Gair, a celebration of words in all forms from poetry to rap, comic strips to braille, sign language, graffiti art, fiction, comic strips, songs...planned again for 2016. TEA also organise weekly poetry and arts activities for older people in lunch centres and hospital in North Wales

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Carnegie House Arts & Culture Hub

Bridgend Town Council relocated to the old library building on Wyndham Street in January 2014. The past year has been spent making improvements to the building and we are now ready to open our doors to the public! Our aim at Carnegie House is to provide a high standard of arts and cultural events and activities throughout the year. This will include a programme of professional events as well as community and educational activities that offer local people an opportunity to participate.

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The Space

The Space’s mission is to develop and commission great art digitally. It supports artists and organisations to make the most of the opportunity that technology affords by increasing the reach of existing activity in innovative ways, by opening up art to new audiences and by exploring the potential to create new artistic experiences using digital technology.

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Dymphna D'Arcy

I am interested in the natural world and our role and relationship within it. I welcome the cross fertilsation of ideas which I explore through dance, performance, video, photography and digital media and embrace the unexpected consequential effects of time on place and and the influence of landscape/ environment on our identity. Through my practice I explore the unconscious shards of history that effects and influence the way we respond and relate to our environment. I am inspired by the transformative enigmatic quality of time. I like being on the brink between two zones, the in between space, suspended moments when the present becomes the past, a point of departure moving towards the future enabling me to refer back to history and understand the present before heading into the unknown. I explore the notion of place and non-place, transitional spaces, temporary space, transportable space and the permanent space. All this and more helps me make sense of the world.

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PuppetSoup Ltd

We are multi award-winning PuppetSoup and we’re passionate about puppets and puppet theatre. We bring together traditional skills and modern techniques to create a unique flavour of puppetry that everyone can enjoy! We aim to promote puppetry, broaden the audience of puppet theatre, benefit the community and have a lot of fun!

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Susan King

A practising artist for 25 years, working in ceramics, now studying Fine Art at Bangor University.

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Made in Roath

madeinroath is for anyone and everyone who’s interested in art, culture, community or just having fun, and we have people from all across the UK (and beyond) who travel to Roath to take part. Our annual festival takes place in October, when we host a week-long extravaganza of events and activities across all creative disciplines, showing the very best of local talent alongside some excellent national and international artists. We believe art and culture can enrich the lives of everyone, and so that’s why a lot of what we do takes art out of the traditional museum or gallery spaces and into the community.

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Community Music Wales

Our fundamental aim is to contribute to the empowerment of disadvantaged groups and individuals through enabling them to participate in creativity and learning, initially and primarily through music making. We develop participatory music workshops, mentoring schemes and community music training across Wales. We work strategically to identify need, delivering projects to give people the opportunity to write, play, record or perform their own music, using trained and experienced community arts practitioners. We believe strongly in working in partnership. As a charity we fundraise for individual projects, and depend on grants and donations. We can also be commissioned to manage and deliver specialised activity. CMW’s fundamental aim is to contribute to the empowerment of disadvantaged groups and individuals through enabling them to participate in creativity and learning, initially and primarily through participation in music making.

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Gareth Nash

After graduating from the Royal College of Art, I returned home to Wales to develop my career as a ceramic artist. I am currently researching the history of the horse in ceramics, exploring how other cultures have built, embellished clay horses. I am currently producing an exhibition that is a result of my research: Clay Horses, He Rides Side Saddle - Playing with Fire working with two creative partners, Nantgarw China Works Museum and The Factory, Porth.

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Arcade Cardiff

We are a not-for-profit art project space run by artists, based in a shop unit in the Queens Arcade shopping centre in the middle of Cardiff. This location is temporary but we have existed here since 2011. Gofod prosiect cyfoes sy'n cael redeg gan artisiaid. Caerdydd.

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Gareth Chambers

Gareth’s work deals with the body. The body as a space, a canvas, a tool for pleasure, desire and destruction. From applying food, paint and fluids. Gareth desires to transform and to transcend. He has completed his full time studies at the Laban Centre with a Masters degree in Dance Theatre: The Body in Performance. He dances, to transform, to shock, to delight and takes great pleasure from being watched. Gareth has performed his works in London, Berlin and in Cardiff. He is also supported by the Arts Council of Wales. Gareth has been lucky enough to have worked alongside artists such as Eddie Ladd, Marc Rees, Luke Pell, Dan Watson, Cai Tomos, Ema Jayne Park and Wendy Houstoun. Gareth is also an editor for the online dance magazine BELLYFLOP.

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Clwyd Theatre Cymru

Theatr Clwyd is Wales’ major drama producing operation, originally built as a Regional Arts Centre. It is the home of a highly acclaimed producing company, which also presents much of its work on tour throughout Wales and the rest of the UK. The company produces mainly in English, but also in Welsh. There is a fully integrated Theatre for Young People department which uses the same performers, technicians and creative staff to achieve the same high production values as the mainstream product. The theatre also hosts a variety of touring drama, dance, music and a community Festival in the Summer. There are around 900 public performances per year. Theatr Clwyd is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Flintshire County Council

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Regional Arts and Education Network The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, in partnership with ERW and the six local authorities, has been awarded an Arts Council for Wales grant to provide a single, consistent and integrated Education and Art Consortia Network serving the south west and mid Wales region. Aligned with the All-Wales Arts & Education Offer the network focuses on increasing and improving opportunities for teachers and learners in schools to work with artists and arts/cultural/heritage organisations; increasing opportunities for young people to experience the work of Wales’s artists and arts/cultural organisations and creating more opportunities for communication and partnerships between schools, artists, arts/cultural/heritage organisations and local communities.

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Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company

We make awkward and brave theatre, by for and with young people. We offer dynamic theatre making experiences to young people, to increase opportunities for newly graduated theatre practitioners and create an inclusive company for innovative theatre that reaches out to new diverse audiences breathing life into theatre in Carmarthenshire and beyond.

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Arts Active Trust

The Arts Active Trust is a registered charity that supports education, community and audience engagement projects from St David’s Hall (The National Concert Hall of Wales) and the New Theatre (an Edwardian large scale presenting theatre in Cardiff). The Arts Active programme takes its inspiration from the diverse programme of the two venues and capitalises on the expertise and resources they have, using them as a powerful catalyst for creative endeavours. We aim to encourage people, from the youngest to oldest, to engage in and enjoy arts activity. The Trust believes passionately in the power of the high quality arts projects to engage, inspire and transform people’s lives no matter what their economic, cultural and social context may be. As a charitable organisation Arts Active Trust relies on support from the corporate sector, trusts and foundations and individuals in order to continue to develop its community engagement, working with schools, communities and disadvantaged groups throughout Wales.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf

Founded in 1987, Arts Care Gofal Celf is a professional charitable arts organisation based in Carmarthen, West Wales. We are experienced in delivering high quality projects for & with people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestylesacross West Wales Arts Care Gofal Celf is supported by the Arts Council of Wales as an Arts Portfolio Wales organisation. We facilitate dynamic programmes which are diverse, inspiring and relevant to participants. We work creatively to reach out to groups to encourage participation, working in partnership with a wide range of organisations in places where people live, work and meet. Our work encompasses most art forms and a wide range of approaches including long-term arts projects, performances, public art, artist residencies, exhibitions and one-off workshops. ACGC has a wealth of experience in developing programmes in arts in health and wellbeing, arts and regeneration, arts in social inclusion and other contexts.

Astonishing Adventures

I am a Community Theatre Practitioner and Writer, living and working in North Wales. I'm interested in bringing theatre and performance to small towns and rural communities throughout Wales and sharing stories, real and imaginary, with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, though I have a special interest in literacy development for early years - KS2. I have worked in many settings, from National Trust Gardens to Venue Cymru, from Dementia Residential homes to small independent museums. I also work in regularly in schools. I predominantly work with drama, story, poetry, percussion and song. Rwi'n hapus hefo cymraeg, ond seasneg ydy'r iath cyntaf fi. Mi wnest i gweithio ar yr prosiectiau dwy iath.

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The Arts Active Trust is a charity that seeks to engage people of all ages with creative activities through working directly with artists and professional practitioners who can inspire and guide their development. A key part of the Arts Active programme is A2:Connect which is the Arts & Education network for the Central South region working to bring artists of all disciplines - music, drama, visual arts, literature etc. directly into our schools. In association with A2:Connect, Criw Celf Cardiff is a visual arts project for ‘More Able & Talented’ young artists at secondary school. 

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Maindee Unlimited

Maindee Unlimited is a community run placemaking charity. We are active in the Maindee area of East Newport.

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Youth Arts Network Cymru

YANC is an organisation that brings together professionals delivering across the youth sector in Wales to share best practice and resources. YANC is an embryonic network which started life in response to the youth arts sector lacking any sort of cohesive thinking and sharing of practice across Wales. Initially the network was formed on the basis of various companies who were initially involved in a project. However this quickly grew as there was a genuine appetite amongst practitioners and organisations alike to develop practice and networks pan Wales. YANC has now become a genuinely pan Wales network which involves both Welsh and English speaking companies and individuals. It regularly hosts skills and practice sharing workshops across Wales as well as its biennial CASGLIAD conference.

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Asking4It Productions

Asking4It Productions make innovative theatre and opera. We were founded in Wales in 2011, write our own material and commission musical scores. We are based in RCT and Cardiff. Asking4It Productions are currently working towards the production of "Natasha - A triptych - studies in experimental opera" which is an examination of modern slavery, the sex trade and human trafficking. The triptych comprises of Shelter; The Filmmaker and the Organ Trader; and Peacekeeping. Shelter (Natasha) is an exceptional piece of work, complete in itself and also promising a much greater exploration of important, uncomfortable material with social and political value and purpose. Ian Grant, actor and producer - Creative Structure, London Butcher produced in 2011 is an exploration of cancer fundraising, pharmaceuticals, treatment pathways including the surgical removal of healthy breasts and the almost invisible role of health promotion and disease prevention in the UK. "Butcher" offers the opportunity for a social critique that portrays what it describes: the multi-national political and economic forces that embed themselves in women’s bodies through the hands of Medicine, and the varying ways women themselves recognise (or not) these forces. Alexandra Vinson, medical social scientist, USA

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Jukebox Collective

Jukebox Collective is a creative company based in Cardiff that specialises in street dance and hip hop culture. Our work is rooted in our community and we lead participative activities for young people and children across South Wales. We also create theatre, and have a Creative Agency that represents and promotes professional hip hop and street dance performers.

Gentle/Radical

Founded in Cardiff in 2016, Gentle/Radical is an artist-led social change organisation, bringing together several decades of arts, community, and equalities and diversity work under the umbrella of a new organisation dedicated to addressing social issues through cultural praxis. Headed up by Co-Directors Rabab Ghazoul and Owen Griffiths, Gentle/Radical is a not-for-profit limited company, organising accessible screenings, socially engaged arts projects, grassroots symposia, installations, walks, talks, interventions, networking forums, performances and publications.

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