Gigs/Open workshops/Residencies Guide 2017

29th September
Cellar Bards
The Castle Cafe Cellar Bar

14th – 15th September
Velvet Coalmine
Workshops & Performance
South Wales
Details TBC

8th – 10th September
Festival No.6
Details TBC

2nd September
Poetry blackouts in the courtyard
Gladstone’s Library
12noon – 4pm

19th August
RawFfest Youth Arts Festival
Punk Revolution Workshop – 11am
Punk Poetry Workshop –  3pm
Poetry Slam – 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue Cymru

18th August
RawFfest Youth Arts Festival
Punk Poetry Workshop – 1pm
Poetry Surgery – 4pm
Venue Cymru

28th July
Port Eliot Festival
Caught by the River stage
St Germans, Cornwall

26th/27th July
Workshops & Performance
More info TBC

18th July
Llangollen Fringe Festival
An evening with Jack Monroe discussing their food, politics and writing.
Llangollen Town Hall
7.30pm / £11.50

14th – 16th July
Electric Wave Festival
Surf Snowdonia
More info TBC

6th – 9th July
Gwyl Arall
Dydd Sadwrn, Gorffennaf 8ed / Saturday, July 8th
Dewch i droi erthyglau papur newydd yn gerddi byr a bachog yng nghmwni’r bardd ac Awdur Ieuenctid Cymru, Sophie McKeand.Get busy transforming newspaper articles into poetry / literature with feltpens, markers with guidance from Young People’s Laureate Sophie McKeand. No experience required!

Dydd Sadwrn, Gorffennaf 8ed / Saturday, July 8th
6.00 Gerddi’r Emporiwm £4
Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru, Ifor ap Glyn, ac Awdur Pobl Ifanc Cymru, Sophie McKeand, fydd yn perfformio a darllen eu gwaith i orffen y pnawn yn yr ardd.
Young Person’s Laureate Sophie McKeand and local resident and National Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn will end the afternoon in the garden with performances and readings of their poetry in English and Welsh.

Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services
Short talk & performance
Urdd Gobaith Cymru HQ, Cardiff Bay
2pm – 4pm(ish)
Free & open to the public

15th June
HOWL Poetry Sessions
Rebel Sun
Mozarts, Uplands, Swansea

15th June
CWVYS is 70!
Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services
Short talk and performance
Senedd, Cardiff
12.30pm – 2pm
Free & open to the public

11th June
Bailey Hill Festival
Mold, north Wales
Performing on the Outer Bailey: 14:10 – 14.25
and on the Gorsedd from 15:00 to 15:15

9th June
Welshpool Poetry Festival
Welshpool Library

1st June
Valley, City, Village – Wales Mela 2017 and
Rebel Sun launch
UnDegUn, Wrexham
7pm / free entry

31st May
Valley, City, Village – Wales Mela 2017 and
Rebel Sun book launch with Parthian Books
Hay Festival
Starlight Stage
5.30pm / £7.30

26th May
Valley, City, Village – Wales Mela 2017
Cardiff Library
Readings in English, Welsh and Bengali
With British Council, Wales Arts International, Literature Wales, Cardiff Library, Wales Arts Review.

25th May
Valley, City, Village – Wales Mela 2017
Cafe Treorchy, Rhondda Valley.
Evening poetry reading.

14th May
event for Dylan Day
Chirk Castle
11.30am – 12.30pm drop-in open workshop
12.45pm – 1.30pm reading with
with National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn

15th April
All That The World Allows
a Tree Charter event
Meet at Bute Park Education Centre
(event includes tour of park)
1.45pm / free event

12th March
International Womens Day
Wales Milliennium Centre, Cardiff.

2nd March
Shrewsbury Poetry
Old Post Office, 1 Milk St, Shrewsbury
7.30pm | free entry

23rd February
A Gathering of Folk
Royal Oak, Wrexham
8pm | free entry

4th Februarykolkata-lit-fest-poster
Kolkata Literature Festival
Wales Delegation
The Valley, The City and The Village project
Kolkata Book Fair
(other dates/readings tbc)

21st January 2017caught-by-the-river_hebden-bridge-2017
Caught by the River presents
an afternoon of poetry and prose
Machpelah Mill, Machpelah, Hebden Bridge
Tickets £5

Gigs/Open workshops/Residencies Guide 2016

10th Decemberundivided-regional-launch-event
Youth Demands For a Better Brexit
Bangor Uni Student Union
2pm – 4pm | free

1st November – 20th December (Tuesdays only)
Associate Artist residency
The Drawing Room
Oriel Davies, Newtown
please feel free to drop in and chat
more about the residency here
10am – 5pm every Tuesday.

3rd December
FREE masterclass: Poetry & Trees
in association with LyrixOrganix and
the Woodland Trust
Very limited spaces so book in advance:
Age 18-25
11am – 3pm / free


27th November
Commissioned performance
Sunday Service @ The Tabernacle
more details TBC

24th Novemberlonely-crowd-in-dublin
The Lonely Crowd in Dublin
Poetry performance
The Workman’s Club, Dublin
7pm / free

12th Novembercreative-citizens-5-01
Get The Chance Creative Citizen Cymru
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
10am – 2.30pm

1st Novemberpoetry-lounge-in-the-sitting-room
The Poetry Lounge
Poetry performance
In The Sitting Room, The Blue Boar, 52 Mill St, Ludlow
7.30pm / £3

31st October
Stirred Poetry
Poetry performance
Three Minute Theatre,  Oldham St – NQ. Doors,  Manchester
7.30pm start / A donation is asked for on the door of £1 or £2, whatever you can give.

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The Lonely Crowd (autumn issue launch)
Poetry performance – two poems in latest issue
Little Man Coffee, Cardiff
7.30pm/free entry

12th October
Curious Traveller
Handmade cities: exploring poetry & travel
Oriel Sycharth
Wrexham Glyndwr University
7pm / free entry

9th October
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Poetry performance/improvisation
Upstairs @ The Station, Station Road, Colwyn Bay
Doors 7pm/ £4 adv, £5 otd, £3 cons.

28th September
Bodelwyddan Castle
Roald Dahl workshop supported by Literature Wales
Young writers

26th September
Poetry Performance
The Westwood Park, Welshpool

24th September
Roald Dahl event supported by Literature Wales
Mischief March

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Caught by the River
The Good Life Experience
Poetry performance as part of poetry hour
11am start

12th September
Velvet Coalmine
Poetry performance for opening event
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9th September
Summer of Love
Poetry performance
UnDegUn, Wrecsam
£12 for a weekend ticket

3rd Septembermomentum_JeremyCorybn Wxm gig
Momentum Grassroots event on socialism
Short talk & poem
Set The Bar, Wrecsam
Free entry, 7pm start.

23rd August
Dylan Thomas Centre
Roald Dahl workshop supported by Literature Wales
Gifted young writers’ squad

19th/20th/21st August
Clwyd 40
Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire
More details TBC

8th August
Voicebox Revolutions: Insomnia
UnDegUn, Wrecsam

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at WrexFestFirst full live performance
The Void, UnDegUn, Wrecsam
Festival wristband gains entry.
6pm doors – starts 7pm

23rd July
Llangollen Fringe Festival
Roald Dahl workshop supported by Literature Wales
for aged 8-11years

22nd July
Poetry performance
The Pottery, Much Wenlock
More info TBC

17th July
Sarah Howe live at the Llangollen Fringe Festival
Live audience interview/in conversation with Sarah Howe
Llangollen Town Hall


15th June
Words Words Words
Poetry performance | Wild Women Poetry
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Time 7.45pm | £5

11th – 14th May
Focus Wales Festival
Poet in Residence including:Sophie McKeand Focus Wales 2016
14th May
Performance of commissioned piece
Oriel Wrecsam
12th May
Interview with Viv Albertine
Wynnstay Arms Hotel, York St, Wrecsam
5pm – 6pm

9th May
Focus Wales Festival
Free poetry workshop as part of their volunteering dayFocus Wales workshop
1pm – 2pm
The Aqua Room, Splash Magic,
Llangollen Road, Acrefair, Wrecsam
6th May
Focus Wales Festival
Free poetry workshop as part of their volunteering day
1pm – 2pm
Conference Room, Caia Park Partnership
Prince Charles Road, Wrecsam.

23rd April
Abergavenny Writing Festival
Poetry performance + hosting an open mic as part of
The Word Fulled Saturday Night Shindig
The Kings Arms Hotel, Abergavenny
Time 7pm – 11pm

23rd April
Abergavenny Writing Festival
Roald Dahl poetry workshop + performance
The Kings Arms Hotel, Abergavenny
Time 2pm – 3pm

15th April
Poetry performance
Moving Minds closing of exhibition
Oriel Sycharth, Glyndwr University

14th April
Meet the Makers: Mandy Coates,
Steffan Jones-Hughes on Angie Lewin
& Sophie McKeand
Poetry performance & discussion about work
Oriel Wrecsam Siop//Shop
£5/£4 (includes refreshements)

13th April
BBC Radio Wales Arts Show interview

6th April
A forum theatre event that will explore perceived attitudes towards and of young adults organised by Community Development postgraduates from Bangor University.
Bangor Football Club
10am – 4pm

2nd April
Epic Awards
Short speech and performance
Banqueting Hall, Cardiff Castle

1st April
TEDx Holyhead – realising community potential
TEDx talk
Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Anglesey.
12noon – 9pm

19th March
National Theatre Wales Big Democracy Project
One of many performers and artists
The Senedd, Cardiff Bay.
12noon – 10pm.
I’ve also organised a FREE return bus from Wrecsam for this, email me if you want a seat.

12th March
Lleisiau – Voices (for International Women’s Day)
Poetry performance
Teras Lounge Bangor Uni
Main Arts, College Rd, Bangor, LL57 2DG
Am ddim/free
7.30pm – 9.30pm

6th March
The Saronies Sessions
Poetry performance
Scala Cinema & Arts Centre
47 High St, Prestatyn, LL19 9HA

28th February
National Theatre Wales | Dirty Gifted & Welsh
Hosting the scratch stage + poetry performances
The Angel Hotel, Castle St, Cardiff, CF10 1SZ
scratch stage running from 12noon – 6pm
DG&W running until 10pm

20th February
Red Poets @ Saith Seren
Poetry performance
18 Chester St, Wrecsam, LL13 8BG

18th February
Hanes pamphlet promotional tour
The Boy John (boat), Aberdyfi, Gwynedd

29th January
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Theatr Clwyd, yr Wyddgrug

22nd January
Hanes pamphlet promotional tour
The Shrewsbury Coffee House
5 Castle Gates, Shrewsbury

16th January
Hanes Pamphlet promotional tour
Full day workshop + performance
Ucheldre Literary Society
Ucheldre Arts Centre, Mill Bank, Holyhead, LL65 1TE
10am – 4pm