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Other featured artists from the Usk Valley Artists’ Cooperative include: Hannah Firmin, Graeme Galvin, Michael Howard, Kay Leverton,Harriet Lloyd, Lesley Lillywhite, Robert Macdonald, Philippine Sowerby.
Tower Gallery is open from 10am until 5pm Wednesday to Saturday.
See Sue’s website for the full range of her works: http://
Welsh poet Hedd Wyn was killed on the battlefield near Ypres on 31 July 1917, and this project has a particular emphasis on him and his work.
The residency will run from 8th May until 28th May at Passa Porta, the International House of Literature in central Brussels.
For more details and to apply, see the Literature Wales website.
Deadline for applications is Friday 10th March 2017.
Dates and Submission Fees:
Entry Fee £10
Under 18 Entry Fee £3
The winners will receive the following prizes:
First Prize £1200
Second Prize £600
Third Prize £300
Under 18 Prize £100
Voted for by the public:
Ailsa Owen Memorial Prize £850
Under 18 Ailsa Owen Prize £100
You can download information on the entry requirements directly from the website.
Shortlisted work will be exhibited at the Oriel CRiC Gallery from 26th May – 4th July 2017, including during the Crickhowell Open Studios Weekend.
This exhibition runs until 1 April at MOMA Machynlleth, 10.00am to 16.00pm, Monday to Saturday in the Ruralist & Pulpit Rooms.
How can arts activities support the creation of age friendly communities?
How can creativity help older people to live well and enjoy later life?
This interactive and engaging session will examine the role of the arts in creating age friendly communities and the contribution of creative activity in supporting older people to maintain their independence.
Participants can choose two of four possible breakout sessions and listen to panel discussions led by Paul Cann, former Chief of Age UK Oxfordshire and founding member of the Campaign to End Loneliness. Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, is one of the named speakers at the conference.
To book your place, go to Eventbrite via the Arts Council of Wales website.
With the rise of dating apps and new technologies, connecting with others has never been easier. But whilst Tinder reached 50 million users last year, studies show that we are lonelier than ever. Once, the study of love was deemed of vital importance, considered by Plato the greatest of all subjects. But modern philosophy has seen discourse on love fall largely by the wayside—our event seeks to change that.
The first speakers include:
Martha Fiennes, award-winning director best known for her BAFTA nominated debut Onegin, an adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s work on life and love
Christopher Hamilton, Kings College London philosopher and author of How to Deal with Adversity
Helen Croydon, Journalist, broadcaster and author of Screw The Fairytale
Chris Sherwood, CEO of Relate, the UK’s largest relationship counselling service
Anders Sandberg, neuroscientist and senior fellow at the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute
Susan Quilliam, School of Life relationship coach and Dating Expert of the Year 2015.
For tickets, see the link: https://events.iai.tv/life/the-greatest-adventure
The successful applicants will form part of a national and international residency project supporting disabled artists working in a wide variety of art forms.
Residencies will be taking place in October, November, December 2017 and January 2018: dates tbc.
The residency opportunity is supported by Arts Council Wales.
The package includes:
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 13th June 5pm, 2017
For further details, consult the webpage.
Stitch and people who have stitched fascinate me. At present, the thousands of moments and memories captured in Welsh Wholecloths in precise, neat marks fascinate me. My current wet felted shawls have stitch moments attached as an acknowledgement of those who have gone before and those who will wear and use now and later. As a full time carer the concept of memory and locking in moments of constructive being are emotive, vital for survival and inform my work.
Pearl runs tailor-made courses in feltmaking from her home at Upper Newton Farmhouse in the Welsh Marches. Most tutors come from all over the globe and are affiliated with the International Feltmakers Association. Courses and workshops are suitable for all abilities range in duration, and it is possible to stay at Upper Newton Farmhouse while you learn.
Pearl is currently busy working on commissions and working towards gaining a qualification on the City and Guilds Level 3 machine embroidery course. She has just returned from a fact-finding trip to Japan and will soon be exhibiting work as part of the Shropshire Arts Trail and in Kingsland, Herefordshire as part of H.Art.
To make an enquiry about courses and Pearl’s work, see the website.
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– Rhoda Lane
Creative Network Co-ordinator