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Gwyn Thomas Memorial Fund

Monday - 25 July 2016

Gwyn Thomas Memorial Fund

When Gwyn Thomas died in April 2016, Wales lost a national treasure. For nearly forty years, he influenced generations of students as a lecturer, professor and head of Welsh at Bangor University.

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Pontio and Invertigo establish new and exciting three-year relationship

Monday - 25 July 2016

Pontio and Invertigo establish new and exciting three-year relationship

Pontio, the brand new arts and innovation centre in Bangor, Gwynedd have announced Invertigo (‘exciting young company’ -The Stage) as an Associate Company for the next three years, and both organisations are looking forward to working together to offer audiences dynamic new theatre in both Welsh and English.

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The Wales Book of the Year logo in blue and black

Friday - 22 July 2016

Wales Book of the Year 2016

A hat-trick for Thomas Morris’ debut collection

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A cropped photograph of pebbles on a beach entitled Cove by Alexander Duncan

Friday - 15 July 2016

Llanw Exhibition - Plas Glyn y Weddw

Llanw brings together photography and sculpture with a marine connection in a special exhibition that runs alongside the traditional Summer Exhibition at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw on the Llŷn Peninsula from July 16th to October 2nd.

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Photo of artwork created by Flintshire Schools  - giants' faces

Friday - 15 July 2016

Creativity in the Classroom for 276 Schools across Wales

Arts Council of Wales is delighted to announce a total of 276 schools across Wales are now benefiting from being part of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme – one of the key building blocks of Creative learning through the Arts – an action plan for Wales.

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Response to the outcome of the EU Referendum

Friday - 01 July 2016

Response to the outcome of the EU Referendum

The arts in Wales have a long standing tradition of working internationally and celebrating diversity. Wales now faces a period of unprecedented challenge.

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Cynyrchiadau Leeway Productions

Thursday - 30 June 2016

Cynyrchiadau Leeway Productions

The scene is set for the first encounter between authors and composers to plot the next stages of musical theatre in Wales. The curtain is about to rise on an innovative new project, 10 Minute Musicals / Open Space, in the first week of July and is run by Leeway Productions, a new company set up by director Angharad Lee.

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National Dance Company to perform at European and Welsh festivals for the first time

Monday - 27 June 2016

National Dance Company to perform at European and Welsh festivals for the first time

Award-winning National Dance Company Wales presents work by some of the most celebrated international choreographers alongside creations by exciting new Wales-based talent. This summer, the company will be breaking out of the studio to perform at three music and dance festivals across Wales and Europe, showcasing its work on an international stage.

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India Wales Fund: July Deadline Approaching

Friday - 17 June 2016

India Wales Fund: July Deadline Approaching

India Wales is a joint initiative between Wales Arts International and the British Council, supporting artistic collaboration and exchange between creative professionals and arts organisations in Wales and India.

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Five Welsh arts organisations receive funding for digital projects

Friday - 17 June 2016

Five Welsh arts organisations receive funding for digital projects

An experiment to share work by rural artists and a tool that captures the impact of community arts are among five projects funded by the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales, it was announced today.

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Canolfan Ysgrifennu Ty Newydd Writing Centre

Thursday - 16 June 2016

A course launched in memory of Tŷ Newydd staff member

A course for the main literary competition winners at the Urdd Eisteddfod this year will be relaunched as Cwrs Olwen, in memory of Olwen Dafydd, a member of staff at the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre who died in December 2014. Olwen worked at Tŷ Newydd for 11 years, organising courses and events.

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The Space places access and diversity at the heart of Summer Commissioning Round

Monday - 13 June 2016

The Space places access and diversity at the heart of Summer Commissioning Round

Organisation encourages applications that build access to arts and culture ~ Innovative regional partnerships welcomed ~ Recent projects increase audience reach and build digital skills

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Photographer Faye Chamberlain and an example of previous work

Wednesday - 08 June 2016

Welsh Football Takes on Artist-In-Residence

Photographer Faye Chamberlain has taken up an artist-in-residency with the Football Association of Wales Trust, touring Wales to capture the game’s impact on the nation.

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YURI

Wednesday - 08 June 2016

Wonderman, Yuri & a Good Clean Heart at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

National Theatre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre & British Council Wales will present three shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, showcasing some of Wales’ best artistic talent.

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'The dental cosmos' Exhibition, Oriel Mwldan , Aberteifi

Tuesday - 07 June 2016

'The dental cosmos' Exhibition, Oriel Mwldan , Aberteifi

Morgan Griffith (sonomano) + Jo Hinchliffe (concretedog) ‘the dental cosmos’ Oriel Mwldan in Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan 18.06.16 - 16-08.16 Admission: Free

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Kit Orton appearing as Sir Tom Jones in musical A Story of Tom Jones

Friday - 03 June 2016

Welsh Theatre Company has success on UK stages

On Saturday, 4th June the “Tom The Musical” company will take to the stage at Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre for the final performance of this Neath based company’s premiere UK No1 tour. As with all the other dates on the tour an ecstatic audience will be dancing in the aisles, with great 4 star reviews describing the show as "honest and charismatic, with fantastic musical performances.” (Rochelle Bisson)

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A man emerging from the sea holding a large fish - Promotional image for Merch yr Eog

Thursday - 02 June 2016

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru - Autumn 2016 Tour: Merch yr Eog

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to announce the forthcoming tour of Merch yr Eog, a multilingual production that will be touring in Wales, England and Brittany during the autumn of 2016. Merch yr Eog is a co-production between Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Teatr Piba, Brittany, in partnership with Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

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Dancer in a red shirt, Dance Roads Company

Wednesday - 01 June 2016

Dance Road Artists bring a fistful of punchy new dance to Cardiff

Five exciting and innovative dance-makers are heading for Wales with a fistful of punchy new works.

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Top Ten Reasons to Visit Gregynog Festival 2016

Friday - 27 May 2016

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Gregynog Festival 2016

Wales’ oldest classical music festival, Gregynog Festival (16-26 June), is steeped in history and reputation. World-class music, talks, theatre, poetry and film in the heart of Mid Wales are just some of the top ten reasons to visit Gregynog Festival.

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Artist, Lea Sautin

Friday - 27 May 2016

The Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award 2016 is now open for nominations.

Gallery Curators and Print Centres in Wales have the opportunity to nominate an artist whom they feel would benefit the most from this unique opportunity and who has shown outstanding dedication and creative talent in their field of printmaking.

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