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A picture of Welsh group HMS Morris

Wednesday - 27 April 2016

Top Welsh Talent in Toronto.

Musicians from Wales will be taking centre stage this May in one of the world’s premier music events.

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Develop young people’s creativity and reward achievement with Arts Award

Tuesday - 26 April 2016

Develop young people’s creativity and reward achievement with Arts Award

Do you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award. Training as an Arts Award adviser will enable you to support children and young people aged 5 to 25 to discover and explore the arts through the five different levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

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Wales Drama Award 2016

Tuesday - 26 April 2016

Wales Drama Award 2016

BBC Wales and National Theatre Wales, in partnership with BBC Writersroom, are inviting submissions for the third prestigious £10,000 Wales Drama Award.

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Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn Festival

Monday - 25 April 2016

Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn Festival

National Dance Company Wales’ are thrilled to present the first Gwanwyn Dance Night on Saturday 21 May, at the Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, in partnership with Age Cymru, Striking Attitudes and Rubicon to celebrate older people and the joy of dance.

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A picture of Castell Penrhyn, North Wales

Monday - 25 April 2016

An artist’s response to Penrhyn Castle.

What happens when you combine three resident artists, a gigantic neo-Norman castle and a history steeped in local conflict?

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PIONEERING SCHOOL PROJECT TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH

Friday - 22 April 2016

PIONEERING SCHOOL PROJECT TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH

Over 90 pupils from Ysgol Glan y Môr, Pwllheli took part in an innovative arts and mental health scheme this April.

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6,000 people get the Hynt!

Tuesday - 19 April 2016

6,000 people get the Hynt!

A year since its launch and a national disabled visitors’ card scheme is proving to be a huge success with almost 6,000 users.

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Can We Go Again?

Friday - 15 April 2016

Can We Go Again?

Can We Go Again? is the second national symposium exploring family arts practice being run as part of the Family Arts Campaign in Wales. Wednesday 18 May 2016 Yr Hen Lyfrgell, Cardiff

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Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog duo to lead Hedd Wyn music project

Thursday - 14 April 2016

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog duo to lead Hedd Wyn music project

Aled and Dafydd Hughes, two brothers best known as members of Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, from Llŷn, Gwynedd, have been appointed to lead the creative team responsible for the Anglesey National Eisteddfod opening concert next year.

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Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice shortlist announced for 2017 Arts Biennale

Wednesday - 13 April 2016

Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice shortlist announced for 2017 Arts Biennale

Three unique proposals have been shortlisted for Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2017. The shortlist was made by the Selection Panel convened by the Commissioner, Arts Council of Wales.

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To Kill A Machine

Wednesday - 06 April 2016

To Kill A Machine

Transferring to the King’s Head Theatre after successful runs in Wales and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Scriptography Productions’ To Kill a Machine by Catrin Fflur Huws tells the story of Alan Turing through the lens of a gameshow.

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Storytelling Festival launches search for Wales’ women storytellers of the future

Wednesday - 06 April 2016

Storytelling Festival launches search for Wales’ women storytellers of the future

Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival is looking for young new talented women storytellers in Wales – and is inviting them to apply for a commission, to create a new piece of performance storytelling.

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Run or Walk through The Forest in The Company of Wolves

Tuesday - 05 April 2016

Run or Walk through The Forest in The Company of Wolves

Blackwood Miners’ Institute invites you on an escapade into the deep dark forest...

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This year Etsy is hosting its very own Etsy Awards in the UK and Ireland

Tuesday - 05 April 2016

This year Etsy is hosting its very own Etsy Awards in the UK and Ireland

With six awards across a mixture of categories, the Etsy Awards are set to celebrate and support the best of design across the UK and Ireland.

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Bassey's Cry / Bloedd Bassey

Friday - 01 April 2016

Bassey's Cry / Bloedd Bassey

Artist Marc Rees unveils 20 foot tall statue in the likeness of Dame Shirley Bassey as Boadicea the Celtic warrior queen

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Creu Cymru to lead empowering work with survivors of domestic abuse

Tuesday - 22 March 2016

Creu Cymru to lead empowering work with survivors of domestic abuse

Creu Cymru – the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales – is delighted to be receiving a People and Places grant of £239,143 from The Big Lottery.

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Dr Phil George appointed Chair of Arts Council of Wales

Friday - 18 March 2016

Dr Phil George appointed Chair of Arts Council of Wales

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, has announced Dr Phil George as the new Chair of Arts Council of Wales.

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New funding to help schools experience the Arts

Thursday - 17 March 2016

New funding to help schools experience the Arts

As part of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme, the Arts Council of Wales has launched a new funding stream to allow schools to apply for small one-off grants of up to £1,000 to fund visits to arts events in galleries, theatres, arts centres and other venues.

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Spring Equinox Celebration - Saturday 19th March

Tuesday - 15 March 2016

Spring Equinox Celebration - Saturday 19th March

Join us at Parc le Breos for a hands-on archaeology and art open day next Saturday 19th March, from 11am - 4pm. The penultimate event of my six month residency at the site, the day will include demonstrations and activities of Neolithic crafts, food and history. An evening stargazing event will round off the day from 7:30pm - 11pm.

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BBC Connected Studio:  Digital Arts

Wednesday - 09 March 2016

BBC Connected Studio: Digital Arts

Arts Council of Wales is working with the BBC and Nesta to offer creative professionals an opportunity to develop your digital knowledge and skills and help us explore the changing relationship between audience, media and artists in a digital world.

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