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Hijinx in association with BLind SumMiT present Meet Fred, touring South Wales in February & March

Thursday - 04 February 2016

Hijinx in association with BLind SumMiT present Meet Fred, touring South Wales in February & March

Meet Fred. He’s a regular guy who wants to get on in life: get a job, find a nice girl, settle down. The only problem is that Fred is a Puppet, and that’s where his dependency issues start. Day to day life is tough when everything you do relies on three other guys being with you at all times.

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Music Theatre Wales Tour New Full-Length Opera

Wednesday - 03 February 2016

Music Theatre Wales Tour New Full-Length Opera

The Devil Inside, By Stuart Macrae & Louise Welsh will embark on a national tour this month.

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Welsh Film Receives Business Boost

Monday - 01 February 2016

Welsh Film Receives Business Boost

Four Welsh film companies have the opportunity to expand their capacity and growth potential through new Company Support awards from Ffilm Cymru Wales.

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SAVE THE DATE! - RawFfest  / GwylGrai, the new youth arts festival for Wales

Friday - 29 January 2016

SAVE THE DATE! - RawFfest / GwylGrai, the new youth arts festival for Wales

18 – 21 August 2016 at The Riverfront, Newport

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Ministers accept recommendations for Wales’ National Youth Arts Ensembles

Wednesday - 27 January 2016

Ministers accept recommendations for Wales’ National Youth Arts Ensembles

An independent report looking at solutions to safeguard the long-term future of Wales’ national youth arts ensembles has been published today.

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Sound Book Project

Friday - 22 January 2016

Sound Book Project

'Sound Book Project' is a group of collaborating artists and musicians using books as instruments.

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75th anniversary of Swansea's Three Night Blitz

Wednesday - 20 January 2016

75th anniversary of Swansea's Three Night Blitz

Swansea's Three Night Blitz was the worst sustained bombardment during the whole of the war in Wales and devastated the city. Over three nights in February 1941, 230 people were killed and over 400 were injured by incendiaries and bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe over a city illuminated by a full moon and covered in a dusting of snow.

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New Welsh Writing Awards 2016

Wednesday - 20 January 2016

New Welsh Writing Awards 2016

The New Welsh Writing Awards 2016: University of South Wales Prize for Travel Writing has opened for entries on 19 January 2016 and closes at midnight on Sunday 3 April 2016.

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An Invitation… from Jo Fong

Friday - 15 January 2016

An Invitation… from Jo Fong

Jo Fong's hugely enjoyable An Invitation… has started its spring 2016 tour. Having been to the Edinburgh Fringe twice, Glasgow and London it had its Welsh premiere at Chapter in Cardiff on 14 January.

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British Dance Edition Cymru 2016

Friday - 15 January 2016

British Dance Edition Cymru 2016

British Dance Edition, the biennial showcase for British Dance, is being hosted in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff and its neighbouring city Newport, between 15 and 18 March 2016.

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Sherman Cymru Announces New Executive Director: Adam Knight

Thursday - 14 January 2016

Sherman Cymru Announces New Executive Director: Adam Knight

The Chair of the Board of Trustees of Sherman Cymru, David Stacey, today announced that Adam Knight has been appointed as Executive Director of the Company and will take up his post in April 2016.

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Creative and cultural education: four new consortia announced

Wednesday - 13 January 2016

Creative and cultural education: four new consortia announced

Today, four new Regional Arts and Education Networks are announced as part of the major innovative Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government project – Creative Learning through the Arts – an action plan for Wales.

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CYSGU’N BRYSUR – A new production for a new year

Monday - 11 January 2016

CYSGU’N BRYSUR – A new production for a new year

‘Cysgu’n Brysur’, a bold new Welsh language musical drama, will hit the road in March.

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All-female Henry VI in the roof void

Monday - 11 January 2016

All-female Henry VI in the roof void

Wales Millennium Centre and Omidaze Productions join forces once again.

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Kully Thiarai named National Theatre Wales’ new Artistic Director

Wednesday - 06 January 2016

Kully Thiarai named National Theatre Wales’ new Artistic Director

The current executive & artistic director of Cast, Doncaster will become NTW’s Artistic Director & Chief Executive from May 2016.

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Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice survey

Tuesday - 05 January 2016

Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice survey

Arad Research has been appointed by Arts Council of Wales to undertake research into the value and impact of Wales’ presence at the Venice Biennale (2009-15).

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The Human Face

Tuesday - 05 January 2016

The Human Face

Works from the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art 27 January – 12 March, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Search for New Artists to Join Horizons Scheme in its Third Year

Monday - 04 January 2016

Search for New Artists to Join Horizons Scheme in its Third Year

The Horizons project, a collaboration between BBC Wales and the Arts Council of Wales to support and encourage new Welsh musical talent, is about to enter its third year and is looking for applications from new artists.

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Artist's Studio Award

Monday - 14 December 2015

Artist's Studio Award

Following Jenny Hall’s successful studio award, Aberystwyth Arts Centre is offering two artists rent-free Studios within the Creative Studios complex for a period of nine months; starting on 1 April 2016.

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Creative Wales Awards 2015/16

Thursday - 10 December 2015

Creative Wales Awards 2015/16

This evening (Thursday, 10 December), 15 professional artists from across the arts disciplines will receive a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales. The awards, presented at an event held at The Depot, Cardiff recognise the very best talent and potential of individual Welsh artists applying annually for this development opportunity.

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