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Network News 2019

Welcome to the October Calendar

1st TUESDAY

Cygnus Café in Chester 1st Tues/month. An opportunity to join like-minded people to discuss and explore spirituality, well-being, holistic therapies, transformation, community, ecology and much more. For those who are not familiar with Cygnus Review, it offers books, CDs, reviews, articles to uplift and inspire you on your path of self-discovery. 11am – 1pm, The Lodge Café, Grosvenor Park, Chester. Lynn Alexander 01244 951753, lynnalexander@talktalk.net

Healing Well The Gwynedd Healing & Peace Group offers hands-on healing at Y Ganolfan, Pentrefelin (nr Criccieth) from 7 – 8.30pm, All welcome. Mayamara 01766 770874.

Red Squirrel Training Day Join us to learn about red squirrels and how you can help them. 10am – 4pm, Coedwig Clocaenog, Clawddnewydd, Rhuthun. Booking with Becky Clews-Roberts 07743 085374, beckyredsquirrel@gmail.com 

Jewellery Dish/Holder Workshop Join jeweller Beca Fflur and explore working with jesmonite to create a dish/holder. 6.30 – 8.30pm, bilingual session. £25. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Conwy County Peace Group 1st Tues/month. At 7pm in Centre for Cultural Engagement, 10 Greenfield Rd., Colwyn Bay LL29 8EL. Contact: Secretary Efa Wulle: conwypeace@gmail.com or donsaundersopt@aol.com (chair) 

Cylch Gitar Gogledd Cymru/ North Wales Guitar Circle 1st Tues/month. All styles of acoustic guitarists – from non players to professional (non vocal). 7.45pm, £1 per person. Split Willow, Llanfairfechan. Jane and Dave Sinnett 01407 831480, jane.sinnett@btinternet.com ~ Facebook: northwalesguitarcircle

Hail Satan? (15) Film. A timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. 6pm, £9.50. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

1st TUESDAY – 3rd THURSDAY

Mrs Lowry & Son (PG) Film. A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion. 1st & 3rd 5.30pm, 2nd – 2.30pm. £6.25, £5.25 concs., Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com ALSO Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

1st TUESDAY – 6th SUNDAY

Kaleidoscope Festival A fun festival celebrating diversity, inclusion and unique abilities; D/Deaf Short Films, Pride Celebrations, Music, interactive workshops, performances, independent living forum, discussions, plus Festival Finale. Full programme from Storyhouse, Chester, storyhouse.com

2nd WEDNESDAY

Rhododendron Clearance Bow saws and loppers at the ready! Come join us as we tackle the invasive species Rhododendron Ponticum an invasive plant that has plagued Snowdonia for many years! 10am. Booking essential, Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Upcycling Workshop Come and join us, no experience necessary, we provide everything! 7 – 9pm, £2 for materials. Held at 3rd Space Kitchen and Bar, 14 Clonmel St., Llandudno LL30 2LE. Facebook: of event name Booking advised:  Ididthatentertainments@gmail.com 

Menopause Café Meet Up An informal and friendly group for anyone who has an interest in Menopause, whether they are going through it or would like to know more about it. 7pm. The Valley, London Rd., Holyhead LL65 3DU. Facebook: of event name

Encounters: D/Deaf Short Films A programme of shorts with the aim of normalising onscreen D/deafness. Film: The Last Time I Saw You (15). A sixteen-year-old Muslim refugee confronts a trio of mean girls at school. Part of the Kaleidoscope Festival. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com 

Gong Bath Relax on a yoga mat, close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments. 8pm, £13. Source Yoga Studio, 294 Conway Rd, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Vintage Matinee 1st Weds/month. 1pm for 1.30pm start. £4 per film or £20 for 10 films. Denbigh Film Club, Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Station Square, Denbigh LL16 3DA. Contact Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.couk

Roger Waters: Us and Them (12A) Film. Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want? 7.30pm, £12, £10 seniors, £8 children & students. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Also 6th, 2pm. ALSO Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

Conscious Dance 1st & 2nd Weds/month. Bringing awareness to all that is within us; in body, heart and mind, and giving it expression in movement. Drop-in. Suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. 7 – 9pm, £10, £8, £5. The Little Theatre, Gloucester St., Chester CH1 3HR. Ella Speirs 07922 620503, ellaspiers@hotmail.com

St Asaph Reading Group 1st Weds/month, 7.30pm, St. Asaph Library, The Roe, 01745 582253.

Varda by Agnes (15) Film. An invitation to join Agnès Varda, photographer, installation artist,pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, an institution of French cinema and undisputed female film icon as she uses photos and film excerpts to provide an insight into her unorthodox filmography and life. 5.30pm & 8.15pm, £7.50, £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50  u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

A5 Brass Quintet with Rhyl Music Club. Music by Mathias, Anders Hillborg, Previn, plus popular jazz.  7.30 – 9.30pm, £15. Held Rhyl Town Hall, LL18 1BA. 01745 561006, rhylmusic.com

2nd WEDNESDAY & 3rd THURSDAY

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Volunteer Tasks Join us for our habitat management to help local amphibians and reptiles. 10am – 3.30pm. Today: Hedgerow Management. The White Lion, Penymynydd. Contact: mandy.cartwright@arc-trust.org

2nd WEDNESDAY – 10th THURSDAY

Judy (12A) Film. 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. Various times + prices. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

3rd THURSDAY

Positive Birth Movement A monthly global network of free-to-attend antenatal groups, linked up by social media. We connect together pregnant couples, birth professionals and anyone interested to share stories, expertise and positivity about childbirth. We aim to challenge the epidemic of negativity and fear that surrounds modern birth, and help change birth for the better. Join us as we meet up, link up and shake up birth! 7pm, Garret Bar, Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com Also visit: positivebirthmovement.org

Weaving for Health & Wellbeing Evening 1st Thur/month. Learn Japanese SAORI freestyle hand weaving. No experience is necessary, guidance given. 6.30 – 8.30pm, £25 per class plus materials. Please book/maximum of six. 6 Swifts Buildings, off High Street, Bangor LL57 1DQ (by traffic lights below the train station). 01248 345325, saorimor.co.uk 

Compassion in the Workplace What can happen when empathy and compassion are missing? How compassionate management can improve both staff wellbeing and productivity. 6 – 8pm, £7. Management Centre, Bangor University LL57 2DG. 01248 365900, bangor.ac.uk

NWWT: Our United Islands: From Middle Mouse to Muckle Flugga John Harold shares some encounters with nature on the outer isles of Scotland and some thoughts that they prompt on our own island home. 2.15 – 4.30pm, £2 includes refreshments. St Cyngar’s Church Hall, Llangefni LL77 7EA. Penny Radford  01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

NW Arthritis and Chronic Pain Support Group 1st Thurs/month. Helping people living with pain. 6.30 – 8.30pm. Mold Community Hospital, Ash Grove, Mold CH7 1XG. Angela 0844 887 2618, nwcpsg@gmail.com 

Random Readers 1st Thurs/month. A friendly and relaxed reading group enjoying a good chat about their chosen books. 6-8pm, Rhyl Library, Museum and Art Centre 01745 353814.

Gwynedd Astronomy Society 1st Thurs/month, 7.30pm. Brambell Building, opposite ASDA, Bangor. Davyth Fear 01286 672882.

Kindness and Marmalade Jan Morris has been one of the great chroniclers of our world; Everest climber, foreign correspondent, soldier, author of more than 40 books and all-round free spirit. Join us for a conversation between Jan and Twm Morys with contributions from Gwyneth Glyn and a word in Welsh about the Welsh context from Prof Angharad Price. Event in English. 12 yrs+. 7.30pm, £15, £12 students & u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Prestatyn Reading Group 1st Thurs/month, 2pm, Prestatyn Library, King’s Ave 01745 854841.

Llangollen Friends of the Earth 1st Thurs/month; venue varies so call or text 07525 016504, info@llangollenfoe.org.uk

4th FRIDAY

Llangollen Reading Group 1st Fri/month, 7pm, Castle St, 01978 869600.

Yin Yoga and Sound Healing Come and stretch, reconnect and be held by beautiful sounds from the gongs. All followed by some light refreshments, with Mary Freeman and Steph Healy. 7 – 9.30pm, £25, Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai, Bangor LL57 4LQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Death Café 1st Fri/month. A group led discussion in a friendly atmosphere. There is no agenda for the group discussion and no intention of leading people to come to some kind of conclusion. If you are simply curious to find out what Death café looks and feels like, or perhaps you just want to put it to test if talking about death may increase your sense of happiness, why not come along. 2 – 4pm. £2 donation covers refreshment costs. St Kentigern Hospice, Upper Denbigh Rd., St. Asaph LL17 0RS. Vita Zilite: 01745 585221, vita.zilite@stkentigernhospice.org.uk

Ucheldre Lit Soc: Mike JenkinsWriting from the Streets – Poetry in Vernacular A reading from Mike’s latest book, and a workshop on writing poetry using the vernacular. A warm welcome to all, as ever / Croeso cynnes i bawb! 1 – 3pm, £5, £4 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

A Fish with Feathers Michael Leach is well known for his outstanding photos and informative entertaining talks. This talk discusses the life and adaptions of the world’s Penguins. With Cambrian Ornithological Society meeting. 7.30pm, £1. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Print Art Workshop Art workshops for adults:  discover your creativity in our informal sessions. 2pm, No experience necessary. £5. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, mostyn.org Also 11th

Emily Barker Award-winning singer-songwriter who has recently released an album of songs with English folk legend Mary Waterson. 7 for 8pm gig, bar only, £12. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

4th FRIDAY – 6th SUNDAY

Yoga and Mountain Walking This retreat will provide you with moments to reconnect with yourself and will leave you in awe of the world’s wonders. Be centered and be carried away at the same time in this wonderful opportunity to celebrate yourself and the earth you live in. £275, Beddgelert, LL55 4UY. Morris Mountains 07541 740311, morrismountains.co.uk

Core Risk Conference A number of keynote speakers from the arena of remote risk management, those who are responsible for planning, reviewing fieldwork, delivering, outdoor activities, educational visits, etc. Held at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig. Bookings: coreriskconference.com

Plant Diversity Exploring the diversity of plants to develop an interest in the environment, field biology, wildlife and gardening. This course is run at CAT by Aberystwyth University. Please book the course through Aberystwyth University online or by calling 01970 621 580 before booking accommodation at CAT. Course: £120, £110 concs. Held at CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Yoga & Wellness Weekend Restorative yoga, nourishing food, coastal walks, time to relax and have  a massage. £385 – £530, all inclusive. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge. Laura Bell, 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk. Also 11th – 13th

Pixi Camp Games and activities for (local) families. Organised by Roz Daws. Held at Cae Mabon, Fachwen, Llanberis; caemabon.co.uk Contact Roz on 07717 076360, roz4harmony@yahoo.co.uk 

Exploring Painting – Snowdonia Experiment and try out a variety of techniques and approaches. £290/£235 w/room; £195 non-residential. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB. 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

Friends Weekend Over the weekend, there will be a choice of activities: a chance to relax, entertainment and an opportunity to catch up with old Friends, as well as the AGM. £219 – £239. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

4th FRIDAY – 8th TUESDAY

Blinded By The Light (12A) Film. Javed, a young man in 1987, amidst the racial and economic turmoil, finds a resonance with the music and lyrics of Bruce Sprinsteen’s timeless songs. 7.30pm, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

4th FRIDAY – 10th THURSDAY

The Goldfinch (15) Film. A young man in New York loses his mother in a bombing tragedy; sending him on an odyssey whilst clutching a tiny painting of a Goldfinch. 2pm. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

4th FRIDAY – 11th FRIDAY

Everyday Liberations On this retreat, we’ll focus on liberations which, though perhaps small, are reachable – especially if you are concerned with rediscovering your inspiration, renewing and deepening your meditation practice. £315, £287 concs., Vajraloka Buddhist Retreat, Corwen LL21 0EN. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

5th SATURDAY

Footpath Maintenance The Snowdonia Society are teaming up with the National Trust footpath team to help maintain some of the most popular footpaths in Snowdonia. For this month we will be visiting Aberglaslyn Fishermans and Bryn Du part of a beautiful circular route between Nantmor and Beddgelert which runs through Ancient Woodland and the spectacular Aberglaslyn Gorge. 10am. Booking essential, Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Denbigh Plum Festival The feast lasts all day, with a magnificent range of dishes on offer. Come and taste for yourself! 10am – 5pm. Evening: Folk at the Plum Hosted by Sarah Leanne Davies, showcasing 7 great folk acts. 7pm, £10. Denbigh Town Hall, Crown Lane, Denbigh LL16 3TB. More: visitdenbigh.co.uk/discover-denbigh

Fun Palace at Pontio Be part of The Big Share. Bring your photos and share your knowledge, share knitting with local group; creative food workshop; take part in theatre and performance skills sessions. 10am – 4pm. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Crib Goch Starting at Pen y Pass, we will follow the start of the Pyg Track till we reach Bwlch y Moch (The Pass of Pigs.) Then we turn off to take on this classic grade 1 scramble, formed by glaciation, some 10,000 years ago, this is a hike for the adrenaline seeker. Take this on under the safe guidance of experienced, qualified mountain leaders. 8am – 5pm, £45. Pete’s Eats, High St., Llanberis LL55 4EU. Book: info@mountainescapes.co.uk

Autumn Makers Market A wonderful array of Makers from all corners of North and Mid Wales. Space for over 40 stalls indoors and for many more outdoors too. 10.30am – 4pm, free. Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph, Clwyd LL17. Phoenix Events: phoenixeventswales@gmail.com

Butterfly Conservation Members Day After the AGM, Butterfly Conservation presents speakers: Nigel Brown, Douglas Byes, and Steve Bennor. The day is open to non-members. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Weeds for Wellbeing An introduction to foraging for wild plants that can be used in the treatment of common ailments. Autumn is an abundant time in our hedgerows and so many plants that are considered “weeds” can actually be harvested to create effective home remedies. You’ll learn to identify a range of plants and come away with your own elixir and immune boosting tonic and hedgerow syrup. We will also make our own fresh herbal teas that everyone can take home. 10am – 3pm. Chirk Castle. Woodland Classroom 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com 

Autumn Dru Yoga & Gong Bath Workshop Jill Blandford and Steph Healy are offering a morning of Dru Yoga, followed by a Gong Bath to celebrate the season of Autumn. 10am – 12pm,  in Gwernymynydd Village Hall, nr Mold CH7 4AF. Please contact Jill for further information and bookings: 07449 631836, jill.blandford@yahoo.co.uk

Craft Fair A variety of stalls, Christmas cards, refreshments. 10am – 3pm, St Giles Parish Church, Wrexham LL13 8LS.

Autumnal Walk Enjoy a 5km walk including NWWT’s Coed y Felin and the Woodland Trust’s Big Wood, looking for Earthstars and other fungi. 2 – 4pm, £2, Coed y Felin, Hendre, Flintshire, CH7 5QL. Mark Hughes 07800 771570, mjdhughes1108@gmail.com

Textured Set of Bangles We will practice with manipulating brass and copper, and then move on to the sterling silver – transferring the skills to the precious metal. Through hammering, soldering and finishing you’ll take away at least 6 wearable decorative bangles, 2x copper, 2x brass and 2x silver bangles. 10am – 4pm, £95. Siop Iard, Caernarfon. 01286 672472, siopiard.com

Gwledd Cynhaeaf Croeso Menai Harvest Feast Join us for a spread of autumnal food! Find out more about our project to sponsor and support a family of refugees in the local area. The lunch will be followed by talks from Croeso Menai. 1 – 4pm, £10, £7 concs., £2 children. Capel Penrallt, Holyhead Rd., Bangor LL57 2EU. Tickets: info@croesomenai.org.uk

Members: Fungi Walk with Cynan Jones Join founder of The Mushroom Garden Cynan Jones for a walk near Beddgelert to hunt for, identify and learn more about the array of fungi that grows in Snowdonia. Including a visit to Nantmor to taste some of Cynan’s award-winning produce! 10.30am, generous donations welcome! Advance booking essential: contact Claire: 01286 685498, claire@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Harmony Singing Days A day of singing for the pure joy of it, with a variety of songs from around the world. African songs, Gospel, some simple rounds –  something for everyone! with Ella Speirs. 10am – 2.30pm, £20. Memorial Hall, Betws Y Coed, Conwy. Visit: singdancelove.co.uk

Compost Toilets Understanding the biology behind humanure. Get a foundational understanding of the principles, benefits and limitations of compost toilets. This is not a building course but rather an overview of the components required to make a compost toilet system work, the biology of composting to maximise performance, and the cultural trends governing our attitudes towards toilets. 10am – 4.30pm, £70. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Traditional Timber Frame Joints A hands-on workshop giving you the skills to start working with timber frames. Learn how to measure, mark out and cut perfect joints used in traditional timber framing. 10am – 4.30pm, £90, lunch included. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

5th SATURDAY & 6th SUNDAY

Home Chainsaw During this course an experienced local forestry worker – David Scott – will cover the construction and maintenance of a chainsaw including sharpening the chain, cross-cutting logs and felling small diameter trees. You must have your own chainsaw and come to the workshop with appropriate protective chainsaw clothing – helmet, visor and ear defenders, gloves, trousers and boots. £140, deposit £70. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

5th SATURDAY – 11th FRIDAY

Into Silence, Stillness and Transparency In the presence of Life itself we experience utter silence and transparency. There we can discover our Selves as we never have before. We remain silent and undistracted by others around us, while living through what arises in our silence and aloneness. Eventually we can discover that there is actually nothing to do, that all we need is ‘to be’. Led by the Awakening Network.£616. Held at Trigonos Centre, Nantlle. Contact Jim Hirsch 07833 924702, jim-hersch@hotmail.com

6th SUNDAY

Sacred Circle Dance 1st Sun/month, 2 – 4pm, Rhosesmor Village Hall. Led by Helen Newton and Sue Bates. Contact helen@soul-life.co.uk

Clybod Acoustic Club Meets 1st Sun/month. 2pm, open to all musical abilities and styles of music – no electricity connecting! Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

NWWT: Fungus Foray The hillside slopes are one of the best places in the area for fungi – we can expect giant Fly Agarics and Ceps which hopefully won’t be past the edible stage. 2 – 4pm. Moel Famau, Flintshire, CH7 5SH. Dan Rose 07977 962251, nwwtwrexham@gmai.com

The Alternative Advent Calendar ~ Book Launch Gillian Monks invites you to spend some time in warmth and friendship at her latest book Launch. There will be a reading or two, some hot and cold refreshments and and chance to buy a copy. All welcome! 2pm, Hirael Hall Community Centre, Ambrose St., Bangor. Gillian: gillianmonks.com See Gillian’s article page 4.

Women Gathering A monthly informal gathering; bring yourself or/and knitting, sewing, art, making and doing, reading, instruments & songs, or just come for a social time; also a time to come and find out about Red Tent meetings. 12 – 4pm, Black Cat Café, Parc Glynllifon. Facebook: Womens Gatherings Gwynedd

Mindfulness in the Woods An introduction to Mindfulness with nature as an aid and stimulus for learners to improve their health & well-being through a stronger connection to ourselves and nature. Our qualified and experienced tutor will take you through a range of activities aimed at giving you techniques to take forward in practising Mindfulness in your own time. 10am – 1pm, Chirk Castle. Woodland Classroom 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com

Yoga Teacher Training Taster Day Ever thought about taking a Yoga Teacher training, either because you would like to teach classes and share your love of yoga or just because you want to deepen your yoga practice? 10am – 5pm, £35. Please bring lunch, yoga mat, pen and paper. Llanfachtraeth, Ynys Mon LL65 4YA. Claire 07970 409724, northwalesretreats.com (Also 10th November)

Fungus Foray Dave Prime will lead a circular walk above Trefriw in the hunt for fungi – then identify them and explain a little about their fascinating life-cycles. Booking essential, meet at Gower Road car park. 1 – 3pm, donations welcome. Trefriw, Conwy, LL27 0NQ. Joan Prime 07889 851300, joanprime@icloud.com

Anglesey Writing Walk A guided wildlife walk followed by a linked writing session. Limit of 20 people only. Pre-booking essential. 11am – 3pm, £25. Please message Kathy Hopewell or Caroline Bateson to find out ways to book and pay. Held in Rhoscolyn, Anglesey. Contact: kehopewell@gmail.com

Roger Waters: Us and Them (12A) Film.  7.30pm, £12, £10 seniors, £8 children & students. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com See 2nd for details.

True Strays A vintage loving, blues fuelled, rock and roll band. 7 for 8pm gig, bar only, £12. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Green Woodworking 1st Sun/month. Everyone welcome to our mostly social occasion; food to share, mulled drink, cake and soup. From 10am – 4pm.  Eternal Forest, Boduan, Pwllheli. 01758 612006, 07968 167204, eternalforest.org

Big Allotment Growing Day 1st Sun/month. An opportunity to grow your own organic nutritious food for free, learn new skills: planting and harvesting the veg and fruits; pickling, preserving, cooking, baking and brewing, craft work and wood work or come and chill out with a brew. 11.30am – 4pm. Tyn y Nant, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr. Nr Corwen. Facebook: Eco Fferm Frwythau/Gift Economy, or wellhealthcooperative@googlemail.com

7th MONDAY

Meditation 1st Mon/month. A mixture of guided meditation, silence and some sharing, finishing with a cup of tea. It is an opportunity to come into the present moment through your body and stilling our minds. There is a very peaceful energy created when a group get together to meditate. It is not necessary to have done any meditation before – everyone welcome. It is helpful if you can email me to let me know you are intending to come. I look forward to sharing in the inner stillness with you. No charge just a small donation towards refreshments. 7 – 8.30pm, Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor, nr Mold. More from Helen: helen@soul-life.co.uk ~ soul-life.co.uk

Calm & Creative Café Come and enjoy empowering relaxation techniques including moving meditation through gentle dance or short sequence Tai Chi, laugh out loud as you witness the Monkey Mind, explore creative mindful activities and share experiences in this friendly group with some refreshments from the tempting cakes, teas & coffees and lunch menu. 10.30 – 11.30am, £5. Held at 3rd Space Kitchen and Bar, 14 Clonmel St., Llandudno LL30 2LE. Facebook: of event name Also 14th & 21st

NW Arthritis and Chronic Pain Support Group 1st Mon/month. Helping people living with pain. 12.30 – 2.30pm. Seminar Room, Holywell Community Hospital, Halkyn Rd., Holywell CH8 7TZ. Arthritis Care 020 7380 6522, nwacpsg@gmail.com

NW Moth Group Informal meeting, 8pm, donations. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk 

New Yoga Classs Two new weekly class led by Cat Stuijt. Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of Yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. Mondays, 4 – 5.30pm, £8, block week in advance £29. Held at Padarn Hotel, Llanberis LL55 4SU. And Mondays 3.15 – 4.30pm, Caernarfon LL54 5SD. Tickets: trudruyoga.co.uk

Gong Bath Relax on a yoga mat, close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments. 7.30pm, £13. Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre, Mona Rd, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. (opp Waitrose). Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Beicio Bangor Meets 1st Mon/month. We campaign on cycling issues affecting Bangor and the travel-to-work area around. All welcome, 7pm, £5 per annum. Basement Fat Cat Café, High Street, Bangor. Details: beiciobangor.org.uk

7th MONDAY – 9th WEDNESDAY

Hill and Moorland Leader Award Training The training course will follow the MT Hill and Moorland Training syllabus. In particular it will look at practical skills and techniques required when leading and supervising groups in open country, concentrating on areas that the board feels it is difficult for candidates to learn on their own. Check for costs. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB. 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

8th TUESDAY

Gillian Monks: Family Karma and Cellular Memory How the lives of our ancestors can affect us now, and what we can do to heal the past. Evening with Bangor Theosophical Society, 7.30pm, £5, TS members £3. Hirael Hall, Ambrose St, Bangor. Enquiries: Toddy Alcock 01248 600267, toddyalc@gmail.com See also Gillian’s article on Page 4

Talk: Snowdonia Habitats on the Landscape Scale Jan Sherry is an experienced ecologist who works on developing outcomes for nature at the landscape-scale. Booking not essential; just show up! 7 – 8pm, donations welcome. Lodge Dinorwig. Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Near Future – An Evening with Suzannah Evans Writer in Residence Join poet Suzannah as she reads from her 2018 poetry collection Near Future and discusses her writing experiences. Set in an all-too-imaginable Earth where resources are insufficient for human existence and asteroid storms threaten the solar system, Suzannah’s poems ask us to think about what we would do if we were there: if we had to go to work meetings as the world ends. 8pm, £15 or £25.95 including dinner (includes a copy of Near Future). Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden 01244 532350, enquiries@gladlib.org.

Star Gazing Join members of North Wales Astronomical Society for one of their regular informal observing evenings. Members of the public are very welcome to attend for a small fee to help cover costs. Bring your telescope and get expert help! 7.30 – 9.30pm. Llanelian Community Centre, Colwyn Bay LL29. gostargazing.co.uk

Birds of Passage (15) Film centred on the Wayúu indigenous people, tracing the origins of the Colombian drug trade. A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, Birds of Passage is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change. Spanish with subtitles. 7.30pm, Chester Film Society, St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. Info: chesterfilmfans.co.uk

Gong Bath See 7th for details. 7pm, £13. Memorial Hall, Penmorfa, Porthmadog LL49 9RY. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Coping wth Life ~ Anxiety Management This day is designed to help people make positive changes and develop skills to manage life’s challenges and be healthy. The courses use cognitive behavioural approaches and are run by skilled facilitators. A 7 week course. 6 – 8.30pm, free. Wellington Rd Community Centre, Rhyl LL18 1LE. Bookings with  Parabl 0300 7772257, ask@parabl.org

You Can Heal Your Life An inspirational film from self-help author Louise Hay. Louise offers insight into the mind-body connection and explores limiting thoughts which control and restrict us. Film starts 7pm, free. St Melyd Golf Club, The Paddock, Prestatyn LL19 8NB. Sue Beesley 07739 342935, suebeesleycoaching@gmail.com

Don Giovanni Live Screening from the Royal Opera House. Music by Mozart. Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger and retribution! 6.45pm, £13, £11 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

8th TUESDAY – 10th  THURSDAY

Mountains and Artists Geology makes landscape and the landscapes of Gwynedd is made extra special through the eyes of artists. We shall explore the response of visiting painters to the rocks and deep history of these Welsh mountains. £229 – £249. More information from Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

8th TUESDAY – 11th  FRIDAY

Social Forestry OCN Learn the theory and practice of social forestry, looking at how sustainable woodland management and crafts can help promote human wellbeing. £650, accomm extra £60. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

9th WEDNESDAY

Conscious Dance 1st & 2nd Weds/month. Bringing awareness to all that is within us; in body, heart and mind, and giving it expression in movement. Drop-in. Suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. 7 – 9pm, £10, £8, £5. The Little Theatre, Gloucester St., Chester CH1 3HR. Ella Speirs 07922 620503, ellaspiers@hotmail.com

Film, Cake and Song Afternoon The film is Calamity Jane; followed by Welsh National Opera singing at 3pm. Plus tea and cake. Aimed at 60+ yrs. £4.50. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Circle Dance 2nd Weds/month. A relaxing afternoon with a friendly welcoming group. No experience or partner needed. 2 – 4pm, Old Colwyn Methodist Church Hall. Phone Janice 01492 545587 / Susan 01352 219464.

Olwyn Lliw ~ Colour Wheel Art workshop for adults. Today: Pastels and Oils; early booking recommended; 10.30am – 12.30pm, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Healing with an Emphasis on Self-Healing The talk includes participation for everyone and includes time for questions; led by Helena Hawley. 7 for 7.30pm, £5.50, £3.50 concs., Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF. 01244 377170, chestertheosophy.org

Ruthin Reading Group 2nd Weds/month, 7.30pm, Ruthin Library, 01824 705274.

Friends of the Earth Conwy Meet 2nd Weds/month in the rear room of the Albion Ale House, Upper Gate St., Conwy LL32 8RF. We would love to have some new members to help with our campaigns, currently focusing on reducing plastic use locally and raising awareness of climate change issues. Contact Kay 07918 663640, kaypitt40@gmail.com

NW Geologists Meeting A lecture by Dr. Sophie Ward from Bangor Uni School of Ocean Studies. 7.30pm, Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Gwen (15) Film. a young woman in early 19th Century desperately tries to hold on to her family home. £7.50, £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50  u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Upcycling Workshop See 2nd

Llandudno & District Writers Group Meets 2nd Weds/month. Today: Pam Crane – Editing for Self-Publishing. 2 – 4pm, meets at Llandudno Library, Mostyn St. Contact: llandudno.writers@aol.co.uk

Women Working Together Aimed at Small, Micro and Lifestyle business & professional women who often struggle to get out and meet women in a similar situation. Founded by Janet Matthews, Business Coach & Professional Mentor, our goal is to share knowledge and information, access training and personal development, and generally help women to achieve their own goals for their business – whether small or large. Our meetings are fun, informative and we make everyone welcome. Come and join us and see for yourself. Starts 9.30am. (First meeting is kindly sponsored by NatWest Bank, thereafter a £10 visitors fee is charged.) Dylan’s Restaurant, Criccieth LL52 0HU. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

Metallica Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony. 7pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

10th THURSDAY

Wisdom Circle for Concious Eldering Come along and join in discussion on contributing to society in our retirement; concerns about ageing; forgiveness;                  practical issues to prepare for end of life; sharing our wisdom with the young and many more topics. 2 – 3.30pm, Gladstone Library Chapel, Hawarden CH5 3DF. More details from Helen at : soul-life.co.uk/wisdom-circle or Sue Bates: sgcbates@uwclub.net

Caffi Llaeth Mam Come and join Caernarfon breastfeeding group and meet other mums in an informal and comfortable environment, 2nd & 4th Thur/month. 10.30am – 12pm. Bilingual. Cwrt Chwarae softplay (next to fire station) Llanberis LL55 2DF. Facebook: Gwynedd & Anglesey Breastfeeding Friends. 

Storyhouse Women Social Come along to the first social event of this kind where you will have the opportunity to meet new friends, talk about the future of Storyhouse Women and hear from two women who will share their story and present you with an ‘ask’ – this could be something you should be doing for yourselves or for others. During these social events, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of Storyhouse Women events and festivals. People of all genders welcome to attend. 7.30pm, free but booking required. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Seed Collection Join us as we help the National Trust to supply their tree nursery with local, native seeds ready for planting across Snowdonia. We’ll collect Acorns and any other seeds which are in season and then prepare them for planting in the nursery. 10am. booking essential. Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

TEDx – Words to innovate and inspire With contributions from Dr. Christian Dunn: How we can stop microplastic pollution. Dr. Ross Roberts: Things I love about you/me: Narcissism, performance and leadership. Prof. Oliver Turnbull: How the Brain manages Feelings: Animal minds and mental health. Prof. John Turner: Why coral reefs are threatened by a changing climate. Prof. Louise Hassan: How to reduce your risk of being a scam victim. Dr. Edward Jones: A Brief History of Schumpeter’s creative destruction – from R&B, European football, to cryptocurrencies. 7 – 10pm, £5. Powis Hall, Bangor University. Contact: tedxbangoruni@gmail.com

Mosaic Workshop Come and create your own colourful mosaic with artist Aleta (artist in residence at Chester Cathedral this year) who specialises in creating beautiful, rich mosaics. Take home your own mosaic creation. 10am – 4pm, £35 includes all materials and lunch. Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor, nr Mold. More from Helen: soul-life.co.uk/wisdom-circle

The Seven Planes A talk by Eric McGough exploring  modes of consciousness from the ordinary physical plane to the extraordinary inner planes of which we can be aware. With Colwyn Bay Theosophical Society, 2pm. Admission £5, TS Members £3. Free refreshments. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-Sea LL28 4SE. Contact Jenny 07510 160737, 01492 339245, theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk 

The Inner Dance Meditation A shamanic form of meditation intended to allow participants to Trust, Surrender and Flow. Depending on the participants ability to let go, they enter a deep meditative trance enabling a profound sense of expanded awareness. 7.15 – 9pm. Parkfields Community Centre, Mold. Contact Rachel: rachelsbellydance.wales

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages (18) Film. Recording from 2015, during his Australia tour. Screening as a special one-night-only event, Connolly will also muse upon his career, life and legacy in a deeply personal interview filmed exclusively for cinema audiences. 7pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

11th FRIDAY

Print Art Workshop Art workshops for adults:  discover your creativity in our informal sessions. 2pm, No previous experience necessary. £5. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Autism Conference Annual Health and Wellbeing event. Keynote speakers and live music. 8.30m – 5pm, £150 includes refreshments. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Kirsty McGee and Ben Bedford Ben’s soft-voiced poetry and captivating guitar work and Kirsty’s unique songbook, drawing on old vinyl blues, gospel, ’30s jazz, Brechtian ballads and Brill Building sensibilities … 7 for 8pm gig, bar only, £12. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

NWWT: Grey Seals in North Wales Dawn Thomas will give a presentation about the life and times of the Grey Seals of North Wales. 2 – 4pm, £2, St David’s Church Hall, Llandudno, LL30 3NT. John Underwood 07783 773225, john.underwood100@gmail.com

Neither Wolf Nor Dog The film is based on a best-selling Native American novel (the UK edition was in the Amazon Top 10 when it came out 2-years-ago) where a Lakota elder sucks a white author into a road-trip through the heart of the contemporary Native American landscape to open his eyes to their reality. Thematically it is like the Native American Green Book while avoiding the cliche. It revolves around a remarkable performance from Lakota Elder Dave Bald Eagle, who was 95-years-old during filming. 7pm, £5. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org

Gong Bath See 7th for details. 7pm, £13. Rhuddlan Community Centre, Parliament St, Rhyl LL18 5AW. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Llŷr Williams ~ Piano Plays music by Beethoven. 7.30pm, £16, £5 students and u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

The Shoplifters (15) Film. Japanese with subtitles. On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. 7 for 7.30pm start. Denbigh Film Club. Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

Bardd Unique Dualingual Global Music Fusion; spoken word, Beatbox and Mr Phormula, plus multi-instrumentalist Henry Horrell. 7.30pm, £10. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, post@neuaddogwen.com

11th FRIDAY – 13th SUNDAY

Papier Mache Make animal creatures and environ-ments for them to live in. 10.30am – 4.30pm. £300, light lunch. Book via phone only. Ruthin Craft Centre, LL15 1BB. 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk Yoga & Wellness Weekend Menai Bridge. See 4th – 6th.

Divine Feminine Retreat This retreat will not only be restorative but will help fully activate your divine feminine energy allowing it to shine through in everything you do. We are going to be doing a mixture of beautiful activities, ceremonies and journeying deep with the Goddess. Veggie/vegan food. All inclusive £300. Cae Mabon, Fachwen, Llanberis 01286 871542, caemabon.co.u

Early Railways This course examines how railways in North Wales built for horse and gravity operation were adapted or replaced by new systems altogether between 1840’s and the 1870’s. Site visits and talks will illustrate how this change took place and why it was needed. £229 – £249. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

11th FRIDAY – 14th MONDAY

Create Powerful Paintings with Non-Art Implements Make wonderful drawings and paintings using small rollers and scrapers and discover an ideal way to express ideas quickly and loosely. The work produced will have immediacy and freshness and demands little in terms of skill. £343 – £373. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Singing with Pauline Down and Rowenna Whitehead There will be luscious harmony singing from different vocal traditions, celebrating and honouring nature, the land and its people. A chance to nurture body, mind and spirit, to celebrate the Autumn Equinox and prepare to welcome in the darker time of the year by re-connecting with yourself, with others and with your surroundings through song. There will be an optional all day singing walk with packed lunch on the 14th. Costs: 11th – 13th £255 – £295; including 14th £380 – £440. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

Shelley Weekend Explore some of the great poet Percy Bysshe Shelley’s secrets with Booklovers’ Tours. Offering you the opportunity to discover more about the great and often controversial Percy Bysshe Shelley. One of the most highly regarded Romantic poets of the 19th Century, Shelley has strong connections with Plas Tan yr Allt, staying there between 1812 and 1813 and completing his famous work “Queen Mab” whilst residing there. We will be sharing some of the secrets of his eventful stay and taking you on a tour of some of the locations most associated with him and his enterprises. £755 – £785, Plas Tan Yr Allt Historic Country House, Porthmadog LL49 9RG. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

12th SATURDAY

Rhuddlan Business Breakfast This session is with the Director of North Wales Tourism Ex-Welsh Guardsman Jim Jones on how to best promote your local business. 8.30 – 10.30am. Breakfast, with speaker at 9am followed by 45 mins of networking time; free! Come along to Rhuddlan Community Centre and meet other business people in a friendly and informal setting. Make connections and share knowledge. Parliament St., Rhuddlan, nr Rhyl. Bookings: 07775 673706, clerk@rhuddlantowncouncil.gov.uk 

Real 3 Peaks Challenge: Snowdon Come and join us and many other volunteers as we work together to give Snowdon a good clean before the winter months arrive. 10am. Booking essential, Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk Includes a free train ride to the summit for all volunteers

Sacred Song 2nd Sat/month. Songs from various spiritual traditions and none, including Taize, Iona, Findhorn and Harmonic Temple. Open to anyone who enjoys singing meaningful songs with others. 10am – 1pm,  £15, £10, £5. Held at Wesley Church Centre, St John St, Chester. Contact Ella 07922 620503 ellaspeirs@hotmail.com 

The Mirror of Dharma An ordinary mirror just reflects a superficial appearance of our body, whereas the Mirror of Dharma shows us clearly why we experience problems, unhappiness and anxiety and shows us practical steps for overcoming these problems. Dharma means the teachings of enlightened beings whose function is to heal and protect our minds from the root causes of all suffering and thereby help others to do the same. By practising Dharma, we can achieve the real meaning of human life. All welcome. 10am – 4pm. With Kelsang Leksang. £25 includes veggie lunch. Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 34 Mostyn Avenue, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno, LL30 1YY. 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Wild Weaving Spend an inspirational day with artist/designer Sophia Ingham weaving natural wools and silks to create your own wild wall hanging incorporating foraged materials such as slate, lichen & shells. Basic materials and refreshments are included, plus materials. 10am – 5pm. £55. Suitable for beginners. Ganolfan Glasinfryn, Bangor LL57 4UR For booking/info contact Sophia at Phia Eco Art & Apparel 07391 930719, phiaeco@gmail.com (£25 deposit required on booking). Facebook: of event name

The Mountain Environment This workshop is aimed at developing your understanding of the natural world. We take a look at the mountain environment from its geological history to its vegetation and human influences upon the landscape. We will identify general characteristics of rock types, habitats and take a closer look at the wildlife which inhabit this environment. A notebook, pencil and camera would be useful to bring along. £45. Snowdonia, Nature’s Work 01248 361142, 07813 727414, natureswork.co.uk

Ancestors and Family Karma Come and learn how to intuitively work with your past family for the benefit of everyone. Reach back to bring relief and closure to your forebears who may still be stuck experiencing trauma, grief or guilt. Gain insight into yourself and the innate patterns which are part of your life. 10am – 5pm, £45 includes lunch &  refreshments. Led by Gillian Monks. Cae Non, nr Pistyll, Pen Llŷn. Visit: gillianmonks.com

Willow Basket Making Expert teacher and basket maker Pippa Scott will show you how to make a traditional round basket during this day long course. 10am – 5pm, £65, all materials and lunch. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Freedom Sound Systems Meets: Roots Renegade x Bassjam Another crucial selection of fresh new releases, old roots classics, and exclusive dubplate specials. Plus Fire Performances, snacks and drinks. 8pm – 2.30am. Iard Hendre, Aber Rd Bangor LL57 3YP. Tickets: partyforthepeople.org

Gong Bath See 7th for details. 7pm, £10. Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai, LL57 4LQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Welsh Language Day Course: Fiction Led by Llwyd Owen. £35. For more details contact Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

Opera: Turandot Music by Puccini. A Prince falls in love with Princess Turandot and has to solve three riddles without getting them wrong. 5.55pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 ~ Joia! A bold, innovative and colourful collection of songs sung in Welsh combined with distinct pop and Latin American flavours drawn from Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Samba and Tropicalismo styles. 8pm, £12, £10 concs. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

12th SATURDAY & 13th SUNDAY

Body Land Place A symposium that imagines the movements of place-making, through dance practice. Film screenings, performance, talks & discussion, Twmpath, breakfast conversation & walk. Curated and led by movement artist-in-residence Simon Whitehead, this symposium is open to all with an interest in the places we make, the lands that shape us and our bodies that move through them. Programme to include films by Rosemary Butcher, Eiko and Koma, Jess Lerner / Tanya Syed, Adele Vye and others, plus archive performance and artefacts from Simon Whitehead, Twmpath with Carreg Bica. Held at Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli. 01758 740763. Register interest: enquiry@oriel.org.uk

Self-Build Project Management If you’re thinking of building your own home, community space or other self-build structure, it pays to be prepared. This course covers how to create a project plan, a budget, and a health and safety plan, as well as the basics of planning permissions, building inspections and site management. £230 course fee. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

The Northern Eye International Photography Festival A collaboration between the Oriel Colwyn photography gallery and Aberystwyth’s The Eye Festival, bringing outstanding photographers, speakers and an exhibition. We are also pleased to confirm the return of the two week Fringe Festival, running either side of the weekend’s heart. The fringe pops-up between 7th-20th October across the town to host a diverse range of FREE exhibitions, with workshops and events for all. Tickets: Full £65, concs £55, single day ticket £35, either day. Theatr Colwyn, Conwy LL29 7RU. 01492 556677, northerneyefestival.co.uk

12th SATURDAY – 14th MONDAY

Introduction to Permaculture Learn how to design resilient, abundant human habitats by working collaboratively with nature and with each other. Sorry, no available accomm at CAT. £120, £100 concs., This course is run at CAT, Machynlleth by Aberystwyth University. Please book the course through Aberystwyth University online or by calling 01970 621 580.

13th SUNDAY

Full Moon in Libra 10:08pm

The Bangor Forest Garden 2nd Sun/month. An opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends whilst contributing to maintaining and developing the Garden! Session starts at 11.30am – 4pm. Wear some outdoor suitable clothing and bring some lunch; tea and coffee provided. If you need a lift ask us about car sharing. More details from bangorforestgarden@gmail.com, thebfg.org.uk Or have a look on Facebook bangorforestgarden

NWWT: Bird Watch Day Come to the shore hide to see what’s about, with experts on hand to help identify the birds and chat about wildlife. 11am – 3pm, donations welcome. Spinnies Aberogwen, Bangor. Kate Gibbs 01248 681936, kategibbs.nwwt@gmail.com

Glaciation of Snowdonia This workshop is an introduction to regional glaciation of North Wales.  We will identify and explain the formation of these features both large and small scale including features of erosion, transportation and deposition. A notebook, pencil and camera would be useful to bring. £45, Snowdonia area. Nature’s Work 01248 361142, 07813 727414, natureswork.co.uk

Fungus Foray As 6th

Past Lives and Soul Healing The relevance of having lived before, soul fragmentation and retrieval and healing your future. Also how to work with your own higher self for greater understanding and wisdom. 10am – 5pm, £45 includes lunch & refreshments. Led by Gillian Monks. Cae Non, nr Pistyll, Pen Llŷn. Visit: gillianmonks.com

La Jetée (PG) Film. Made in 1962. The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III’s devastation, told through still images. 1pm, free. 26minutes. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

The Irishman (18) FIlm. A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. 7pm, £14. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

14th MONDAY

Seriously Books 2nd Mon/month. Want somewhere to discuss literary classics: past, present and future? Here you’ll find a warm welcome and intelligent discussion that ranges from the light-hearted to the challenging. Meets 2nd Mon/month. Books selected by vote and alternate between contemporary and classic fiction. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. Contact Louisa Yates: louisa.yates@gladlib.org

Calm & Creative Café See 7th

Prestatyn Reading Group 2nd Mon/month, 6pm, Prestatyn Library, King’s Ave 01745 854841.

Gong Bath See 7th for details. 7pm, £13. Llanfairfechan Community Centre, Village Rd, LL33 0NH. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk 

Andy Irvine Musician, singer, songwriter, and Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the inaugural RTÉ Folk Awards. 8pm, £12, available from Palas Print Caernarfon (01286 674631) and Mudshark Records Bangor. The Vic, Menai Bridge LL59 5DR. 01248 716774, vicmenai.com

14th MONDAY – 17th THURSDAY

Karma Yoga Retreat Karma Yoga, as stated in the Bhagavad Gita, is often understood and translated as the yoga of selfless service, or as the means of achieving freedom through action. It purifies the heart and mind by inviting you to act selflessly, without thought of gain or reward. During the retreat, we will be doing tasks such as deep cleaning, light maintenance/building, cooking, gardening, website/IT support. Plus yoga, meditation, walks, plenty of relaxation time. £45 covers all costs. Dru Yoga, Snowdon Mountain Lodge, Bethesda LL57 3LX. 01248 602900, druyoga.com

14th MONDAY – 18th FRIDAY

Low Energy Buildings (Part A) Join our MSc students and learn about the complex inter-relationship between physical comfort, energy flows in buildings and energy efficient building design. Explore the theories, and apply them in practice with expert-led practical workshops. £750, low waged/concs £700. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Writing to Heal The course, for practitioners and carers, will provide innovative workshop ideas and resources which will prepare and equip participants to continue this work beyond Tŷ Newydd. £425 – £550. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

15th TUESDAY

Noddfa Circle Dance 3rd Tues/month, from 2 – 4pm. Noddfa, Penmaenmawr 01492 623474, noddfa.org.uk

Creative Textiles with Anwen Hughes. Experiment with various techniques. 6.30 – 8.30pm, £25. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Chester Humanists 3rd Tues/month. We seek to make the best use of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, using reason, experience and shared human values. Meet at 7.30pm, Custom House, Watergate St., Chester. Stuart 07954 166 567, Richard 07530 225268, chester.humanist.org.uk

Lunchtime Lectures: Remembering Slavery in Contemporary Artworks Between the late 1400s and the 1880s, the Atlantic Slave Trade cost the freedom and lives of over eleven million Africans. Today its impact and legacy is a live discussion across the world. 12pm, free booking advised. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Prestatyn Reading Group 3rd Tues/month, 2pm, Prestatyn Library, King’s Ave., 01745 854841.

Healing Well The Gwynedd Healing & Peace Group offers hands-on healing at Y Ganolfan, Pentrefelin (nr Criccieth) from 7 – 8.30pm, All welcome. Mayamara 01766 770874. 

The Story of Theatres – Amber Massie-Blomfield An evening with Political Writer in Residence. Amber Massie-Blomfield travelled from the tip of Cornwall to the Isle of Mull to discover Britain’s most astonishing theatres. In rural communities and the inner-city, Amber found haunted halls, stages hewn from granite cliffs, and squeezed into a former public loo. Amber’s event makes the case for buildings and the arts, and the important contribution they have made – and continue to make – to Britain’s political and cultural life. 8pm, £15 or £25.95 including dinner (includes a copy of Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die). Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden 01244 532350, enquiries@gladlib.org

Lengthsman Work Party Lengthsmen were contracted to maintain hedges, walls, ditches, etc. We will be working on a new fence to keep the sheep out. Wear gloves and work clothes. Bring packed lunch. 10am, Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

15th TUESDAY – 10th DECEMBER, TUESDAY   

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course An 8 week Mindfulness Course led by Heather Bolton. The course will consist of 8 Tuesday evening sessions plus an All Day of practice – tbc. 6 – 8.30pm. Course costs, handouts and meditation equipment £210, £150 concs. Held at Moelyci Barn, Tregarth, nr Bangor. Contact:  gwyneddmindfulness.co.uk or message Heather – heathermbolton@btinternet.com

16th WEDNESDAY

Networking Breakfast and Carbon Literacy Training in North Wales This one-day event, combines our popular networking format with the option to book onto our certified Open Carbon Literacy Training session, providing the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals as well as helping to empower and inspire you to take action on climate change. As part of the Carbon Literacy ethos, we are also looking to develop new contacts and partners in North Wales who can help to develop the network on a more local basis. The Carbon Literacy Project aims to ensure that everyone who works, lives, or studies in Wales has the opportunity to explore what the reality of climate change means for them in their home-life and work-life. Individuals, communities and organisations are helped to take action to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses; to prepare for the local impacts of global warming; and to feel equipped to mobilise others to act. Networking Breakfast only 8 – 9.30am, £12.50; Breakfast and Open Carbon session 8am – 4pm £115 + VAT. Refreshments and midday meal included. Trigonos, Nantlle 01286 882388, trigonos.org ~ Visit: cynnalcymru.com

Gods & Kings Performed by Robert Bowman. Paul has a diagnosis of Bipolar Manic Depression and has to decide whether to take his medication or not. The performance draws from real-life experience about how it is to live with mental illness. 7.30pm, £12, £10 concs., Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

John Lenehan Clarinet Trio Play music by Beethoven, Brahms and some solo pieces. 7.30pm, £15. Held at Rhyl Town Hall, LL18 1BA. 01745 561006, rhylmusic.com 

Deva Cacao Ceremonies The ceremony is being held to bring you the most relevant intentions congruent with the full moons’ monthly energy. We will experience stillness, silence, meditation, a sharing circle, and of course the cacao itself. £15. The Goddess Collective, 50 Elizabeth Crescent, Chester CH4 7AZ. Visit: thegoddesscollective.co.uk

Thrift & Thread 3rd Thurs/month. A regular monthly mending meet-up for clothes mending and alterations, (think portable) so: sewing kit, hand sewing, items from your ‘to repair’ pile. Keeping the clothes you have rather than discarding them, think boro/visible mending, darning, relearning/sharing old techniques, letting your clothes read the story of you and letting go of perfect as beautiful 12 – 4pm, Black Cat Café, Parc Glynllifon. Facebook: of same name

Upcycling Workshop See 2nd

An Evening with Simon Reeve BBC travel presenter and adventurer recounts tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. 7.30pm, £26.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Thrift & Thread A gathering to fix clothing, mending, darning or creating. All welcome. 12 – 4pm, Black Cat Café, Parc Glynllifon. Facebook: of event name

16th WEDNESDAY – 22nd NOVEMBER, FRIDAY

Staying Mindful Course 6 week course led by Annee Griffiths. This course provides an excellent opportunity to support and inspire your mindfulness practice and to learn more about mindfulness and compassion. 6.30 – 8.30pm, £145, materials included. Held at Greenhouse, 1 Trevelyan St., Bangor LL57 1AX. Contact Annee: annee@menaibridge.net

17th THURSDAY

Denbigh Library Reading Group 3rd Thurs/month, 2pm. Denbigh Library, Hall Square 01745 816313.

Feminist Manifestos Monthly gathering. Feminism in action; come along to build a community of women.  We will engage in lively debate and explore what it means to be a feminist in Chester and how we can take action as a feminist in our community and beyond. This workshop led by Louise Dudley (Life Orgasm Project), aiming to build a community of women to discuss, explore and create feminist values and most importantly take action, in a simple but powerful way. 7pm, free. Storyhouse, Chester. 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Herbal Group Meets 3rd Thurs/month. Planting, gathering and even some cooking. Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens, Y PLas Machynlleth SY20 8ER. gerddibroddyfigardens.co.uk Facebook: Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens (Volunteers welcome Tues & Fri 10.30am – 4pm).

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Volunteer Tasks Join us for our habitat management to help local amphibians and reptiles. 10am – 3.30pm. Today: Scrub Clearance. Brookhill, Buckley. Contact: mandy.cartwright@arc-trust.org

Bangor Bird Group: Waderquest A talk by Rick & Elis Simpson (Supporting Shorebird Conservation). 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2 non-members. Held at Brambell Building, Deiniol Rd., Bangor. Visit birdsin.wales

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Live screening from National Theatre. A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. 7pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

17th THURSDAY – 20th SUNDAY

Weaving with Colours Create a beautiful wall hanging using Eta’s stunning styles and techniques. Colourful yarns and other materials will be available for use in your freeform weaving, working on an upright loom. The course is suitable for those completely new to weaving as well as experienced weavers. Residential and non-residential places available. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

18th FRIDAY

Mixed Media Art Workshop For adults: discover your creativity in our informal sessions. 2pm, No previous experience necessary. £5. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Food For Thought Enjoy a relaxing, guided meditation followed by a delicious 3-course vegetarian meal. Please contact us if you have special dietary requirements. 6.30pm, £15.99. Kalpa Bhadra Centre, 34 Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno, LL30 1YY. 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

NWWT: Bird Migration Richard Holland, Lecturer in Zoology at Bangor University, describes recent research that throws light on the amazing powers of navigation shown by songbirds. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Benllech, LL74 8TF. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

Embodied Free Form Dance Dance as you are, bring yourself in full (light and darkness) and transform through the simple form of movement and presence and a non-speaking dancefloor. Includes meditation, dance, soundbath and tea. 7 – 10pm, £10. Mynydd Llandegai Hall, nr Bangor. Contact Jo Steele: jonathansteele1@googlemail.com Also 1/11/19

Caffi Stori Llangollen Storytelling Café 3rd Fri/month. Join us for stories, songs, music and poetry ~ come to tell or just to listen. 7.30pm ~ only £2, in the Courtyard Coffee Shop, Cwrt-y-Castell, Castle Street, Llangollen LL20 8NY. Delicious coffee and cakes on sale from Julie of the Coffee Shop. Croeso cynnes i bawb! A warm welcome to all! Suzi 01490 460563.

Orchestre Les Mangelepa & Racubah DJs The heroes are back for Black History Month. Originally from the Swahili speaking Eastern Congo, Les Mangelepa were formed 40 years ago in Kenya. Now in their 70s, Mangelepa are the unsung elder statesmen of a classic sound that still shakes the dance-floor. 7.30pm, £14 door, £12 advance. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, post@neuaddogwen.com

Jazz@Blue Sky Huw Warren – piano; Percy Pursglove – trumpet/bass, Zoot Warren – drums present an evening of joyous and original world music. 7 for 8pm gig, bar only, £12. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

18th FRIDAY – 20th SUNDAY

A Weekend of Yoga & Sound Healing During our retreat you will be welcomed into a very special space that will nourish and nurture you. We will work with both flow and yin yoga and Yoga Nidra practices as well as experience Gong Baths, Crystal Bowl Journeying and Meditation – bathing in sounds to hold you, help you to release old and stuck energy and to clear your energy field. All welcome, no experience necessary. £300 – £345. Deposit £50. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle. Bookings: Source Yoga, 07704 437415, sourceyoga.org.uk 

Mindfulness Practices and Gentle Yoga Beginners and regular practitioners of mindfulness and yoga are welcome. Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Hatha Yoga are gentle ways of connecting with yourself. Mindfulness practices and discussions will also help bring you ‘back into balance’. Getting back to our true nature of what it is to be human is emphasized, while you are in a safe space with like-minded people. £250. Held at Noddfa, Penmaenmawr. Bookings with: inessentia.co.uk/mindfulness-noddfa-october-2019

Introduction to Permaculture Join us this autumn for a permaculture design epic! Skill up to live sustainably! Our permaculture design course this year will take place over 3 long weekends at 3 amazing locations in Snowdonia: Cae Mabon, Tyddyn Teg and Henbant, showcasing different and complementary approaches to permaculture. £750 for all 3 weekends including accommodation and food; £295 for Introduction only. More information: permaculture.org.uk/education/course/reinventing-roots-creative-connected-community Contact Alice (from Tyddyn Teg) on: alicemarygray@gmail.com. Today’s course held at Cae Mabon, Fachwen, Llanberis 01286 871542, caemabon.co.uk

3 Dimensional Woven Containers With no experience required, the main technique of plaiting will be taught as well as twining. In addition to the learning of both techniques, there will be opportunities to develop individual baskets. £229 – £249. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Drawing and Painting in Mixed Media Work with any media – watercolour, pen & ink, acrylic, pastel, oils, collage – and you can combine various media as well. We will work in beautiful surroundings. Build up confidence and skill with one to one tuition. £219 – £239. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

18th FRIDAY – 21st MONDAY

In Through the Outdoors This weekend event is designed to re-energise through a powerful package of outdoor activities and inner exploration, providing a platform to develop new awareness and connections. £300 + £40 for accomm. Based in a cosy bunkhouse. Cerrig Pryfaid, Golan, Garndolbenmaen LL51 9AQ. Bookings: 07890 743259, thurstanc@hotmail.co.uk

19th SATURDAY

Make Nest Boxes Make at least 3 bird nest boxes for your garden. £50, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk 

SAORI Weaving for Health & Wellbeing Day 3rd Sat/month. Learn Japanese SAORI freestyle hand weaving. No experience is necessary, all abilities welcome, guidance given. 10am – 4pm, £75 per class plus materials. Please book/maximum of six. 6 Swifts Buildings, off High Street, Bangor, LL57 1DQ (opposite Domino’s Pizzas below the train station). Rosie Green 01248 345325, saorimor.co.uk 

Snowdonia Society AGM Members of the Snowdonia Society are warmly invited to attend our Annual General Meeting at Plas-y-Brenin. Come and hear first hand about our work over the past year and share thoughts with staff and trustees as we look ahead. The programme includes a highly regarded guest speaker – Mike Alexander. A leading figure in conservation, Fellow of the Society of Biology and outstanding photographer of landscapes and nature. Mike’s talk will examine the changing language of conservation and its impact on the natural world and on us. There will also be a guided riverside walk with Rob Collister MBE, qualified mountain guide since 1976. Lunch is provided. Capel Curig LL24 0ET.  Contact Claire 01286 685498, claire@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Woodlice Identification Course Steve Gregory from the Woodlouse & Waterlouse Recording Scheme will lead this course. You’ll learn how to identify the different species and find out which habitats are worthy of survey. 10am – 4.30pm, bring packed lunch. Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor, LL57 2RQ. Book with Richard Gallon cofnod.org.uk/bookings

Deiniol Arts & Crafts Fayre Stiwdio 9 and the Deiniol Centre are proud to be hosting an all new Arts and Crafts Fayre featuring a wide range of talented, established artisans all under one roof for a very special day. With a vast array of shops, stalls and entertainment we guarantee something for all the family. 10am – 4pm. Deiniol Shopping Centre, Bangor High St., LL57 1NW. Facebook: of event name

An Afternoon of Calm and Mindful Meditation A half day meditation session for people with some experience of mindfulness or meditation. I will be guiding participants through mindfulness meditations such as the body scan, the mindfulness of breathing and kindness meditations together with some gentle moving meditation. The meditations will be interspersed with poems and other readings and you are invited to bring your own favourite mindfulness poems to read. 1.30 – 4.30pm, £12. Refreshments available, booking essential. Held at Balance Wellness Studio, Park Rd., Rhosddu, Wrexham LL11 2NN. Alan 07816 988124, newmindfulness.net

Made in Dagenham (15) Film. A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. 6.30 for 7pm screening. £5, £2 children, includes tea and cake. Rowen Memorial Hall, Conwy. Contact: beccacrane@phonecoop.coop

Botanical Art Class 3rd Sat/month. Led by Doreen Hamilton. Treborth Botanic Garden is the perfect place to be inspired by plants. Come along h for some expert guidance from our artist in residence Doreen Hamilton. 10.30am – 3.30pm, £15, £10 students. All material provided, and refreshments. Bangor. Contact Doreen 07508 728418.

Mindfulness Walk in Clwydians A day of mindfulness practices, out walking amongst the Clwydians, around Penycloddiau Hill Fort, Llangwyfan. During a mindfulness walk, by paying attention to what we notice through our senses, the mind is gathered out of the past or future and into the present moment. There is no particular aim, or goal, in a mindfulness walk, we are just being as fully present as we can with our current moment experience. Walking in this way can be rejuvenating, a great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend nurturing time with ourselves – partly in silence – whilst in the company of others. Walk is 7.5km/4.6m. 10am – 4pm. £35. Contact: Belinda: contact@wayofmindfulness.co.uk

Dance Workshop for Adults Join NDC Wales for a Day of Dance, you’ll get the opportunity to learn some of the moves from the dance in their Roots tour. For beginners and those more experienced. 2.40pm, £3. 25 yrs+. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Dealing with Difficult People We all have difficult people to deal with in our lives, whether it is colleagues, clients, family members or even our partner. We may find it hard to accept their behaviour because we cannot understand why they act or respond in the way they do, often leading to us experiencing conflict, stress and worry. On this half day course we will explore how we can respond more creatively to difficult relationships. We can learn to develop a more constructive approach, instead of just reacting. 10.30am – 1pm, £15. Veggie lunch available for £4. Suitable for beginners. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno LL30 1YY. 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Bulrush Basket Weaving Rush basketmaker, Rosie Farey will teach you how to make a small square rush basket on a mould using English Bulrush. 10.30am – 5pm, £45, £40 student. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 868191, mostyn.org

19th SATURDAY & 20th SUNDAY

Stories in Stitch Led by Jessie Chorley. This workshop will start with a simple talk and demonstration. You will be shown by Jessie various favourite stitch techniques. Some basic sewing skills are essential for this workshop. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £85 includes light lunch. Ruthin Craft Centre, LL15 1BB. 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Reiki 1st Degree Course Reiki is a simple form of healing and self-healing. Vivien teaches the original form of the Usui System of Healing. She offers continuous on-going support to all her students. £150 class fee, accommodation is available £30 per night. The Healing Centre, Tregarth, Bangor. Viv 01248 601388, 07771 280824, vivreiki@hotmail.com

Llangollen Food Festival A great, fun day for all the family. 10am – 5pm, £5 per day or £7.50 for 2 days, U12s free. Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Rd., 01978 860111, llangollenpavilion.co.uk ~ llangollenfoodfestival.com

20th SUNDAY

Quaker Meeting 3rd Sun/month, 10am, Memorial Hall, Market St., Llangollen. Maria Haines 01978 860349, northwalesquakers.org

Make Bird Feeders Make at least 3 bird feeders for your garden or to give away as presents. We will fill them with peanuts for you! £50, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Peg Loom Weaving Join Jenny Pritchard for a craft day where you can weave your own piece of wild art, learn to warp up and weave on a peg loom. £55, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Footpath Maintenance We will be helping the Snowdonia National Park Authority keep this footpath accessible to all providing some much needed tlc. As a multi user footpath, potholes, damaged drains and overgrowing tree branches can cause several issues which we will be looking to solve. 10am. Booking essential, Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

John Fairhurst Rasping blues rock; 7 for 8pm gig, bar only, £12. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

21st MONDAY

Chester Amnesty International 3rd Mon/month. We are ordinary people standing up for humanity, human rights and justice. Meets at 7.45pm, this month in The Watergate Inn, (room on the left inside pub), close to Chester Racecourse. Alan: 01244 679185/ Facebook for more details, amnesty.org

AONB and Coleg Menai Volunteer Day We will be joined by AONB volunteers and Coleg Menai students to work on the ditches and culverts. 10am – 3pm. Grŵp Coedwig Cymunedol Llŷn  Parc Mawr Community Woodland Group. See Facebook page

Calm & Creative Café See 7th

Bangor Cellar Writing Group 3rd Mon/month. Meetings allow writers of prose and poetry to share their work with others by reading out their manuscripts. We also have a programme of writing challenges and workshops. All abilities are welcome from beginner to more experienced writers. The aim is to encourage people in their writing and meet with others who share their interest. 7 – 9.15pm, 1815 Café, Bangor. Mary Ward: merielward75@gmail.com

The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon Relive the concert of concerts as if you were there in this brand new immersive event. 7.30pm, Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Faces and Identity A talk with Prof. Caroline Wilkinson. Organised through The Society of 13. 7.30pm, Grosvenor Museum, Chester. Contact societyofthirteen.org.uk

Swan Lake Ballet with music by Tchaikovsky. 7.30pm, £27.50 – £38.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

21st MONDAY – 25th FRIDAY

Landscape Photography Autumn colours are everywhere giving an extra glow to this beautiful landscape. Come and explore the fascinating craft of recording a landscape with a camera in hand. Learn how this process can open your eyes to so many different new vistas. £429 – £469. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

21st MONDAY – 26th SATURDAY

Discover Snowdonia Residential Meet new people, develop your skills in the mountains and explore Snowdonia. The course will provide a range of challenges including climbing and abseiling, teambuilding tasks, mountain navigation, gorge scrambling up a mountain stream, a conservation challenge and an overnight expedition and wild camp (weather permitting). Ages 16 – 18 yrs, in partnership with Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. Shared room £240. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB. 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

Mold Riots Summer, 1869. Miners stand trial in Mold for attacking their manager after their wages are lowered. A crowd has assembled to hear the verdict – will they get a fair hearing? Stones will be thrown and blood will be shed but will anyone find justice? One of Wales’ forgotten dark days is brought to life in this large-scale promenade show through the streets of Mold with a cast of 100. 7pm, £10+. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

22nd TUESDAY

The Habit of Dying! We’ll be showing a DVD of Tim Boyd’s fascinating talk, followed by a discussion. Evening with Bangor Theosophical Society, 7.30pm, £5, TS members £3. Hirael Hall, Ambrose St, Bangor. Toddy Alcock: 01248 600267, toddyalc@gmail.com

General Mammal Survey Join the Committee to see what mammals we can find. Held at Tŷ Hyll. Contact North Wales Mammal Group: northwalesmammalgroup@gmail.com

1945 (PG) Film. Just a few months past V-E Day and  two Orthodox Jews arrive at a village’s preparations for a wedding day. Transporting two mysterious wooden boxes from the train station to the town, their arrival distresses everyone, making ‘normal’ seemingly even harder to achieve. 7.30pm. From Hungary with subtitles. Chester Film Society, St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. Contact: chesterfilmfans.co.uk

The Nutcracker Ballet with music by Tchaikovsky. 7.30pm, £27.50 – £38.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Romeo & Juliet Production by Matthew Bourne This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’. 7.15pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

22nd TUESDAY & 23rd WEDNESDAY

Eye of The Storm Emmie knows that one day she’s going to become a storm chaser in America. But will her invention for renewable energy be enough to win her a bursary to study in the USA? A play for those 8yrs+ and adults. 7.30pm both days, 12.30pm on 23rd.  £14, £10 u18s and students. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

23rd WEDNESDAY

Gong Bath See 7th for details. 7pm, £13. Canolfan Beaumaris, Rating Row, Beaumaris LL58 8AL. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk 

Willow Clearance Come and help us control the spread of willow so that future generations can continue to enjoy this interesting dune habitat and all it has to offer. 10am. Booking essential, Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Wicked Wales International Youth Film Festival (12A) Showcasing new European short films by brand new young filmakers. Come and support future talent. All are welcome. Admission is free but a ticket is required. 1 – 5pm, free. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

NWWT: Celtic Rainforests Brian Palmer will tell us about the Woodland Trust’s work in North Wales, with particular reference to their stunning Celtic Rainforests in Meirionnydd. 7pm, £2 donations. Brambell Building, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Sue Carter 01248 371769, sue@gorad.co.uk

Reflections With music and poetry. A time for stillness by candlelight. 7.30 – 8.15pm, donations welcome. Eglwys Llanfaelrhys Pilgrim Church, Porth Ysgo, Pené Llŷn  LL53 8AN. Info: Susan Fofarty 01758 703039, susanafogarty@gmail.com

Upcycling Workshop See 2nd

Mindful Walk – Clocaenog Forest For regular meditators and novices, a morning’s training in mindfulness practices in the outdoors. A gentle 3hr walk, with a some uphill sections in stages and as a part of the practice. 10am – 1pm, £17.50, Pincyn Llys, Ruthin LL15. Contact: contact@wayofmindfulness.co.uk

24th THURSDAY

Open Doors 4th Thurs/month. A monthly evening of Holistic Healing: Chair Reiki, Thai Foot, Indian Head, Soul Connection. 7 – 10pm, £5 include 10min Reiki session. Above Archies, in Lola’s Bar, 151 High St., Prestatyn LL19 9AS. Bookings: 07584 022005.

Microsoft Excel Tips & Tricks Would you like to improve your Microsoft Word and Excel skills? Could this help you return to work after an extended break / help with your new business start-up / assist with a change in career direction? This one-day course is packed full of Tricks & Tips! You’ll be surprised when you discover some of the amazing features and you’ll be able to fly through setting up your business documents and spreadsheets. This course has been designed for people who already use or have previously used Microsoft Word and Excel. 9.15am – 4.30pm, £65. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

Redefining Death A talk by Tim Wyatt, with Colwyn Bay Theosophical Society. Death as the permanent extinction of all life, as oblivion and as annihilation is not only a myth but the biggest lie ever peddled on this planet. You could say it was the ultimate in fake news. Although many people believe in an afterlife of some kind, death still remains their biggest fear and often blights their lives. In the West, those believing in re-birth remain in a minority. 2pm. Admission £5, TS Members £3. Free refreshments. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-Sea LL28 4SE. Contact Jenny 07510 160737, 01492 339245, theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

Singing For The Soul 4th Thurs/month. Calling all those who find a soul connection through singing, in particular chants from a range of different spiritual traditions. Led by Felicity Jones, a very experienced singer, we meet once a month at Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor near Mold from 11.30am – 1pm. No need to feel you are a ‘good’ singer, you just need to enjoy it and the energy and harmonies our voices create. Cost £5. If you are interested to come along please email helen@soul-life.co.uk

Caffi Llaeth Mam See 10th

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Volunteer Tasks Join us for our habitat management to help local amphibians and reptiles. 10am – 3.30pm. Today: Scrub Clearance. Maes Y Grug, Altami, Flintshire. Contact: mandy.cartwright@arc-trust.org

Footpath Maintenance Come join us as we return to the Mawddach trail, a stunning 15km trail that stretches from Dolgellau to Barmouth along the Mawddach estuary. As a multi user footpath, potholes, damaged drains and overgrowing tree branches can cause several issues which we will be looking to solve. 10am. Booking essential, Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Occasional Cinema : Woman at War Film. Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminium industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland. This is a political thriller, a comedy with surreal overtones, an eco-action film. But foremost it is about the indomitable spirit of one woman who will have to make hard choices. Bookings for food available. Film starts approx 7.30pm, membership £5, then £3 per film. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Doug Scott CBE: A Crawl Down The Ogre Mountaineer Scott will be telling the tale of hard climbing and survival that has now become part of mountaineering folklore. 7.30pm, £15, £13 concs., Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Don Pasquale: ROH Live Screening Music by Donizetti. Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Enesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. Bryn Terfel stars. 7.30pm, £13, £11 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

25th FRIDAY

Cybi Poets Meets last Fri/month to read and share poetry. 7.30pm, free. Iorwerth Arms, Bryngwran, Holyhead. Contact Karen 07929 069235.

The Brit Rock Tour All the best new climbing films from the UK’s top adventure filmmakers, featuring some of the country’s most popular climbers. 7.30pm, 90 mins for 3-4 short films. £7, £6 children. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org

Star Gazing Join local astronomer Rhys Mwyn for this stargazing event at Criccieth Castle. Includes an astronomy related presentation or talk, stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes; weather permitting. 7 – 9.30pm. Held Criccieth Castle LL52 0DP. Contact NW Dark Sky Partnership dani.robertson@eryri.llyw.cymru

Orangutan – Is there hope for their survival? Hannah Sabrun organised Wild Orangutan Tours in the Bornean jungle. In this illustrated talk Hannah will talk about the threat they face from palm oil and deforestation. 7.30pm, £3. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Ysbyty Gwynedd Radio Concert Presenting: Elin Fflur, Dylan a Neil, Phil Glass a’r band and more. 7.30pm, £10. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org (You can join the Ysbyty Radio team by contacting 07579 062034).

25th FRIDAY & 26th SATURDAY

Four Nations History Festival The festival will explore the shared yet distinct histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and will bring together leading and emerging scholars in this fascinating and multifaceted field. Speakers include Sir David Starkey CBE, Lucy Worsley OBE, David Olusoga OBE. Held at Bangor University. Tickets from: pontio.co.uk Full programme from: fournations.bangor.ac.uk

25th FRIDAY – 27th SUNDAY

Chamber Music Following three highly successful string orchestra courses, this fourth musical weekend will again be conducted and tutored by Louise Latham. For cost contact: Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Letting Go This program will help embed a sense of being fluid and motivated for positive forward change, at a subconscious level, with acceptance and compassion for yourself and others around you. When we embrace the new and become more of who we are meant to be, it results in peace, balance and joy which emanates out to all. The more we nurture ourselves the more we can embrace our true purpose and offer our unique service to others. £305+, Trigonos, Nantlle. Bookings: info@inspireandrewire.com

25th FRIDAY – 28th MONDAY

Eco-Refurbishment Transform buildings into cosy, low impact, energy efficient homes. Refurbishing our homes to make them more energy efficient is one of the key aspects of effective action on climate change. £500, concs/low waged £450. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

25th FRIDAY – 30th WEDNESDAY

Judy (12A) Film.1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. £7.50, £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50  u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

26th SATURDAY

CACH Foundation in Crystal Healing This course consists of five full days of training. You’ll meet like-minded people, learn about the power and energy of crystals, as well as begin to understand your own unique talents in a profound way. Today: syllabus stones, choosing crystals, cleansing and charging crystals. 10am – 5pm, £350 for all five days. £50 deposit, payment plan available. Held at Chester Health Store, 59 Bridge St., Row, Chester CH1 1NW. Tickets & info: cariadcrystalhealingandspiritual guidance.weebly.com

Craft Fair Last Sat/month. Range of quality handmade crafts. 9am – 2pm, light refreshments available. Y Canolfan, High St., Portmadog LL49 9LU. paulinedurham@live.co.uk

Love Without Pain Real love never causes pain! It is a source of peace and joy, and the foundation of all healthy and positive relationships. When we experience pain in our relationships with others, it isn’t love that is the cause; pain comes from our uncontrolled desires and our attachment to the fulfilment of our own wishes. Left unchecked, these things can destroy even our closest and most precious relationships with others. On this half-day course we will learn how to distinguish between the love and attachment in our own minds, so that we can remove the cause of hurt from our heart and learn to love without pain. 10.30am – 1pm, £15. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Llandudno LL30 1YY. 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Managing a Small Woodland On this one day course we will look at the 50 acres of Warren Woods as a whole and at several different compartments – coppice with standards, continuous cover, new plantings, conversion of softwood to hardwood etc. The overall management plan will be examined and successes and failures discussed. The course is suitable for people who have recently bought a small woodland or are thinking of buying one and want some pointers to what they might do with it. £50, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

COFNOD Conference Includes speakers on Moth Trapping, Evidence, Vanishing Vipers, Grey Seals, COFNOD Grant Scheme, Wildlife Photography, Fungi, Celtic Rainforests Wales. 10am – 4.30pm. Held in Llandudno. Book: cofnod.org.uk/Bookings

Shave Horse 1 Make your own “modern” pattern shave-horse to take home, based on the design of Mike Abbott. Learn how to cleave green wood and shape it with a draw-knife on your new shave-horse. £80, deposit £40. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones: Beethoven – A Creative Genius Iwan returns to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a series of recitals that feature the piano music of this extraordinary composer. 7.30pm, £12, £10 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Verity Pulford: Meet the Maker An opportunity to meet the artist, find out more information and view the work being produced on the next stage of the Arts Council of Wales funded project. The artist will also have a display of work to date and sketchbooks and photographs to view. 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 3.30pm. Free event. Ruthin Craft Centre, LL15 1BB. 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

9Bach Critically acclaimed band who recast traditional Welsh folk songs with haunting sounds. 8pm, £14, £12 students & u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

26th SATURDAY & 27th SUNDAY

Gwledd Conwy Feast Music, arts and crafts, food for the family, weekend ticket is £14. Conwy Castle as venue and around town. More from conwyfeast.co.uk

26th SATURDAY – 1st NOVEMBER, FRIDAY

Real Adventure Holidays A 4 day rolling program: Rock Climb, Mountain Walk, Mind Exploration, Gorge Scrambling, open to all from 8+ yrs. Various costs. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB. 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

27th  SUNDAY

Clocks go back 2am

Left/Right Symmetry ~ Feldenkrais Method Is it important to be symmetrical? For some activities it is, but maybe not always. Explore the differences in the movement of your right and left sides to find a new balance. 10am – 1pm, £30. Verve Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Veronica Rock 07790 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

Snowdonia Marathon 2019 The Snowdonia Marathon starts and finishes in Llanberis, circumnavigating the Snowdon massif. Join Snowdonia Society staff and volunteers while providing vital supplies and encouragement to passing runners. Free t-shirt and packed lunch provided for all volunteer marshals taking part. 10.30am – 4.30pm. To register your interest, get in touch with Claire: claire@snowdonia-society.org.uk

A Writing Masterclass: Change, Climate, Landscapes, Planets Based on the subject of Suzannah’s poetry collection, Near Future, learn to write eco-poetry, and to consider the difference between a nature poem and an eco-poem. You will sketch and draft poems on the potential effects of climate change on landscapes you know well – a coastline, for example, or a flooded hometown. 10am, £35 includes lunch. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

Practical Woodland Tasks This course can be done on its own or in conjunction with the theoretical course on the day before. We will plant some trees and learn about techniques for planting and aftercare. We will harvest some coppice hazel and look at its uses. We will visit an area of new planting and consider which trees need to be marked as potential standards and how they can be improved by formative pruning and then prune them. £50, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Star Gazing Join local astronomer Rhys Mwyn for this stargazing event. Includes an astronomy related presentation or talk, stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes; weather permitting. 7 – 9.30pm. Valle Crucis Abbey, Llantysilio, Llangollen LL20 8DD. Contact NW Dark Sky Partnership dani.robertson@eryri.llyw.cymru

Raymondo: Bolshoi Ballet The story of gallant knights, love, travel and rejection. 3pm, £13, £10. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Manon: MET Opera Music by Massenet. Manon tells the stoy of an impulsive young woman who is drawn into a world of male desire. She recklessly chooses luxury over love and, in doing so, pays the ultimate price. £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

27th SUNDAY – 30th WEDNESDAY

ReWilding the Mind This retreat will give participants an opportunity to reconnect with themselves and with the natural world. It takes the form of guided mindfulness meditations, discussions and walks in the countryside and will be co-led by Claire Thompson and Jonathan Stacey. £350 all inclusive. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

28th MONDAY

New Moon in Scorpio 3:38am GMT 

Memory Café Last Mon/month. For those living with dementia, their families, friends and carers. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with like-minded people. Every month we have something different going on, including entertainment, guest speakers and activites such as bingo. Refreshments are provided. The event is always free to attend, with donations welcomed, legal experts available each month for help with queries. 2 – 4pm. Kinmel Bay Community Library, Kendal Road, Kinmel Bay, Denbighshire LL18 5BT, 01745 772150, homeinstead.co.uk

Pumpkin Pick, Carve + Picnic We are hosting this event in two stages. One group starting at 9am, the other at 11am with a max number of 12 children per group. All ages welcome, with supervision, essential during the pumpkin carving due to the tools being used. Take your pumpkin home. All welcome! Hawarden Estate, Flintshire CH5 3FB. 01244 533442, manager@hawardenestate.co.uk

28th MONDAY – 1st NOVEMBER, FRIDAY 

Autumn Mountain Walking This time of year offers a unique change in scenery as the beautiful Autumn colours entice you in. Whether it is under the canopy of the forest or high up in the mountains, the wildlife is everywhere. Spot a Buzzard above or a wide range of woodland birds foraging. £414 – £454. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Autumn in the Gardens of Snowdonia and North Wales During the course the group will visit some of the finest gardens within the region. In each garden you will learn about the history, design and plant collections, as well as experiencing autumn colours at their best. Gardens will include Aber Artro, Bodnant, Nanhoron, Plas Brondanw, Plas Cadnant, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Plas Yn Rhiw and Portmeirion. £434 – £474. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

28th MONDAY – 2nd NOVEMBER, SATURDAY 

Autumn Retreat Find creative refuge where you can finish your writing and take time to read and reflect. Everyone will have a room of their own, and homemade meals made with local ingredients. Writer in residence Julia Forster will join us from Monday to Wednesday evening, and will lead two workshops looking at professional writer development. Julia will also be available for one-to-one creative writing surgeries with all participants. £350 – £500. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

28th MONDAY – 3rd NOVEMBER, SUNDAY

Autumn Working Party Contact Eric at Cae Mabon for more details. Cae Mabon, Fachwen, Llanberis 01286 871542, caemabon.co.uk

29th TUESDAY

Red Sparrow Writers at RSPB Conwy Pop-up Exhibition of Fun Fantasy Illustrations in the Look Out with authors and illustrators present for chats and signings. Prints and books available for purchase. 10am – 12.30pm. All welcome. At 2pm there will be Storytelling and fun activities, till 4pm, with Kim Vertue, author of  ‘Welcome to the Dragon Café’ and Remy Dean author of ‘This, That and the Other’ who will be joined by young illustrator Zel Cariad for workshops where you can try your hand at illustration to inspire your own story. Suitable for ages 7 – 14. Spaces are limited. Booking essential. £3 RSPB members, £4 non-members. RSPB Conwy 01492 584091, rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events

Bereavement Café A safe space to come together for a chat, cuppa, share experiences, encourgement strength and understanding. You are not alone. 10am – 12pm, Tŷ Doctor, Nefyn. Contact Rev. Sara Roberts 07967 652981, sara@bromadryn.church

Linocut Workshop with Jen Corr. Session led by Jen from Peris + Corr, who will show participants how to experiment with tools and techniques to design and create your own linocut. 6.30 – 8.30pm, £25. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Wild In The Woods Let the wild side of your child loose in the woods for a whole day of activities led by experienced Forest School Leaders. Open to children aged 6 -12 years. 10am – 4pm. Chirk Castle. Woodland Classroom 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com 

Woodland Walk and Beach Clean A morning woodland wander at Wern Nynach followed by an afternoon beach clean with NWWT’s Eve Grayson. Only half a day available? Meet in the car park at 1pm  and help us on the beach! Bring lunch, and gloves for beach clean. Meet at car park end of the prom, 11am – 3.30pm, Barmouth. Janet Baker 07812 659593, jemmole@hotmail.com

Healing Well The Gwynedd Healing & Peace Group offers hands-on healing at Y Ganolfan, Pentrefelin (nr Criccieth) from 7 – 8.30pm, all welcome. Mayamara 01766 770874.

Leonardo – The Works Film. Part of the global celebration marking the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. Notably, the film presents every single painting attributed to Leonardo. 5.30pm & 8pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Star Gazing Join local astronomer Rhys Mwyn for this stargazing event at Criccieth Castle. Includes an astronomy related presentation or talk, stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting. 7 – 9.30pm, £10, £8. Bookings: cadw.gov.wales

November (15) Film. It’s a folk tale of love, too odd to begin with “once upon a time,” and far too peculiar to end with “happily ever after.” From Estonia with subtitles. 7.30pm, Chester Film Society, St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. Contact: chesterfilmfans.co.uk

Carmen Opera by Bizet, 7.15pm, £17 – £45. Sung in French with English and Welsh subtitles. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

29th TUESDAY & 30th WEDNESDAY

Lleu Llaw Gyffes with Aled Jones Williams Lleu isn’t half the god he was in Mabinogi, and in this iconoclastic piece Aled explores the loss of faith, the destruction of myths and the everlasting tenderness of mankind. 7.30pm, £12, £10 concs., Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

30th WEDNESDAY

Upcycling Workshop See 2nd

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide A unique and distinct service for bereaved adults which exists to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. A self-help organisation which aims to provide a confidential, non-judgemental safe environment in which survivors can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. 7.30 – 9.30pm, free. Meeting Room, Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

The House of Vestra New moon gatherings, we sit in circle and share our stories… we talk, share, laugh, cry and bare witness. We use the energy of the new moon to let go and begin again, setting intentions and promises for the month ahead. Includes sage bundling at this event. £15. Max of 12 women. The Goddess Collective, 50 Elizabeth Crescent, Chester CH4 7AZ. Visit: thegoddesscolective.co.uk

Rigoletto With music by Verdi, 7.15pm. Sung in Italian with English and Welsh subtitles. £17 – £45. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Lara Melda ~ Piano Performs music by Saint-Saens. 7.30pm, £15. Held in Rhyl Town Hall, LL18 1BA. 01745 561006, rhylmusic.com

31st THURSDAY

Chester Poets Last Thurs/month. The group is a meeting place for members to share information about: poetry events, members news, poetry news and Chester Poets in general. 8pm in The Old Boot, Chester. All are welcome. Facebook: Chester Poets

Tree Planting For this day we will be joining the National Trust on the Ysbyty Ifan Estate to plant native trees that will not only help mitigate climate change but will also greatly benefit wildlife in the area. 10am. Booking essential, Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Dracula ~ Northern Ballet Live Screening Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire lives on, with sensuous dancing, gripping theatre and Gothic sets. 7.15pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

 31st THURSDAY – 1st NOVEMBER, FRIDAY

Bara Caws: Lleu Llaw Gyffes With Aled Jones Williams. Lleu isn’t half the god he was in the Mabinogi, and in this iconoclastic piece Aled explores the loss of faith, the destruction of myths and the everlasting tenderness of mankind. 7.30pm, both days. 14yrs + £12, £10. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

31st THURSDAY – 3rd NOVEMBER, SUNDAY

Space To Be: A Trigonos Retreat These retreats are open to any individual who is looking for some quiet but purposeful time in beautiful surroundings with a light-touch, semi-structured programme that is hosted and facilitated by Trigonos. In small groups (up to 7 people) the retreat will run separately but alongside other groups staying at Trigonos at the same time. Using the spacious studio as the group’s base, each day will start with a meeting of the group to plan the day (what individuals want to do on their own and what the group might do together) and end with another gathering to share reflections at the end of the day. Facilitated by one of the Trigonos founders, Ros Tennyson – ros@rostennyson.info Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org