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MOSTYN Open 21 – Call for submissions Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Thursday - 14 February 2019

MOSTYN Open 21 – Call for submissions

Exhibition dates: 13 July - 27 October 2019

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Napoleon takes on Brexit in August012’s latest production Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Tuesday - 12 February 2019

Napoleon takes on Brexit in August012’s latest production

New adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables juxtaposes the twenty-four bloody hours of the Battle of Waterloo against the events of the day of the 2016 EU referendum.

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WELSH MUSIC TAKES OFF WITH LAUNCHPAD FUND! Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Monday - 04 February 2019

WELSH MUSIC TAKES OFF WITH LAUNCHPAD FUND!

A total of 28 talented artists and bands from across Wales have been successful in their bid for a music bursary worth a combined value of £35,000.

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Karen Mackinnon Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Monday - 04 February 2019

International arts specialist to take helm at Glynn Vivian

Acclaimed arts authority Karen MacKinnon is the new curator of Swansea’s prestigious Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

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Inclusive theatre company Hijinx wins The Stage International award Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Thursday - 31 January 2019

Inclusive theatre company Hijinx wins The Stage International award

Cardiff based theatre company Hijinx, who use learning disabled and/or autistic actors in all of their productions, have won the 2019 International award from The Stage.

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ACTRESS FFION DAFIS STARS IN PRODUCTION BASED ON OLD PATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Thursday - 31 January 2019

ACTRESS FFION DAFIS STARS IN PRODUCTION BASED ON OLD PATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS

Medical records from the old Denbigh mental health hospital in North Wales have inspired a new Welsh language play touring this Spring.

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Arts Council's consultation on its future National Lottery distribution strategy – still time to contribute comments Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Tuesday - 29 January 2019

Arts Council's consultation on its future National Lottery distribution strategy – still time to contribute comments

Although the public meetings have now all taken place, there is still a chance to contribute to the consultation by visiting the Arts Council of Wales website - until 15 February.

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SHORT FILMS SELECTED FOR BEACONS SHORTLIST Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Friday - 25 January 2019

SHORT FILMS SELECTED FOR BEACONS SHORTLIST

11 new short film projects have been selected to progress through the Beacons scheme from Ffilm Cymru’s BFI Welsh Talent NETWORK.

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Ballet Cymru Artistic Director Darius James receives an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Wednesday - 23 January 2019

Ballet Cymru Artistic Director Darius James receives an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List

“I am excited and hugely honoured to be recognized for the work we are doing in Wales with Ballet Cymru. Over the past 32 years I have directed the company through good and tough times, including 13 years without any funding at all, but it has been a passion and a delight."

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Hijinx Theatre and Hugh James partner for pioneering Equality and Diversity training Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Tuesday - 22 January 2019

Hijinx Theatre and Hugh James partner for pioneering Equality and Diversity training

Wales’ renowned inclusive theatre company, Hijinx, have partnered with top 100 UK law firm Hugh James for ‘What Is Discrimination?’, a brand new corporate training video starring neurodivergent actors and cameos from the law firm’s very own employees.

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Welsh National Opera’s 2019/2020 Season is announced Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Tuesday - 22 January 2019

Welsh National Opera’s 2019/2020 Season is announced

• Sir Bryn Terfel returns to WNO for the lead role in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle staged in a double bill with Stravinsky’s The Nightingale. Michelle DeYoung will sing Judit alongside Terfel’s Bluebeard. • A new production of Bizet’s Carmen to tour across autumn and spring. • The Verdi trilogy concludes with a new production of Les vêpres siciliennes.

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ARTWORKS CYMRU PROGRAM 2019 – 2021 Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Monday - 21 January 2019

ARTWORKS CYMRU PROGRAM 2019 – 2021

Arts Active Trust are pleased to announce that the ArtWorks Cymru 2019 – 2021 program has gained funding from Arts Council Wales and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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Arts Council of Wales publishes its new International Strategy Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Thursday - 17 January 2019

Arts Council of Wales publishes its new International Strategy

The Arts Council of Wales unveils today its new International Strategy. The strategy, which covers the next five years, emphasises that connecting people and communities in Wales with the rest of the world is more important than ever before.

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Into The Light Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Friday - 11 January 2019

Into The Light

A Hijinx (Wales) and Teatro La Ribalta (Bolzano) production in association with Frantic Assembly in partnership with Sherman Theatre (Cardiff) and Danza Mobile (Seville)

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The Devil’s Violin presents STOLEN Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Thursday - 10 January 2019

The Devil’s Violin presents STOLEN

Performed by: Daniel Morden (Story) Sarah Moody (Cello) Oliver Wilson-Dickson (Violin)

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Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Monday - 07 January 2019

Arts Council of Wales pays tribute to Roy Bohana, musician, conductor and former deputy director of the Welsh Arts Council.

The Chair of the Arts Council of Wales today expressed his sadness at news of the death of the musician and conductor, Roy Bohana.

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NoFit State Circus, a Journey in Circus:250 Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Thursday - 20 December 2018

NoFit State Circus, a Journey in Circus:250

An anniversary year for circus, an extraordinary year for NoFit State Circus

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Arts Council of Wales – Wales Arts International publish a briefing note on Brexit Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Wednesday - 19 December 2018

Arts Council of Wales – Wales Arts International publish a briefing note on Brexit

The International team of Arts Council of Wales, Wales Arts International, has published a briefing note for the arts sector as we all prepare for the implications of Brexit.

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NDCWALES TOURS TO GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Thursday - 13 December 2018

NDCWALES TOURS TO GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND

Following tours across Wales and England with Roots and Passion, National Dance Company Wales will be visiting Germany and Switzerland in December, then to Poland in early Spring 2019.

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ED THOMAS, HIJINX & WALES IN VENICE LEAD NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ 2019 SEASON Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ~ Arts Council of Wales

Thursday - 13 December 2018

ED THOMAS, HIJINX & WALES IN VENICE LEAD NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ 2019 SEASON

· Ed Thomas, one of Wales’ leading writers, returns to the stage with a brand new play co-produced with the Royal Court Theatre · NTW will work with pioneering Welsh theatre company Hijinx and four Welsh or Wales-based artists on an original production marking 50 years since the first moon landing · The third instalment in The Storm Cycle – an epic series of productions created by Mike Brookes – will be staged in the run up to the UK’s planned exit from the EU · In a major new international project, Welsh artist Sean Edwards will create a radio play co-produced by NTW for Wales in Venice 2019, to be presented during the Venice Biennale · Four of the company’s NHS70 productions will tour Wales, the UK and further afield · And the company’s renowned Collaboration and Creative Development work with communities and artists will progress across Wales

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