What’s On

” …  in every corner of North Wales, you can find inspiration and transformation …”

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Network News  2017

Welcome to the May issue of NN

22nd MONDAY

Singing Soles Monthly group on Mondays. Singing in a group is a beautiful experience that needs to be tried out! A group harmony is more than the sum of individual voices. It can be heavenly. 8 – 9.30pm, single session £6, term ticket for 8 sessions is £32. Held in St Marys Church, Tremadog. Christine 01766 513307, christine15@outlook.com

Gong Bath 7pm, £13, Canolfan Thomas Telford, Menai Bridge. Contact Steph Healy 07534 118899, www.puresound.org.uk

Elle (15) Film, in French with subtitles. Michele is head of a video game company when she gets attacked in her own home and her life is changed. 7.30pm, £6, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888.

Another Mother’s Son (12A) Film; based on the true story of Louise Gould who took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him during the war on Nazi-occupied Jersey. 7.30pm, £6.25, £5.25. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

22nd MONDAY – 27th SATURDAY

Prose: Telling Stories This is a course for anyone who wants to tell a story, and tell it well. Whether you’re interested in fiction or non-fiction, we will think through some important aspects of the craft: language, plotting, setting and developing strong characters. Using a mixture of exercises, examples and tutorials, the course will help you develop your technique and carry on with your writing once the course has finished. £495, £625. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth LL5 0LW, 01766 522811, www.tynewydd.wales

22nd MONDAY – 28th SUNDAY

Waking Up in Every Moment WAITING LIST ONLY. This retreat is an opportunity to refresh and deepen your personal meditation practice. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW, 01286 882388. Book: www.mindfulness-network.org

23rd TUESDAY

An Evening in Cwm Idwal An evening workshop investigating the flora, geology and landforms in Cwm Idwal – Wales’ first National Nature Reserve. This well known and well loved valley is familiar to many mountaineers and hill walkers and its accessibility makes it an ideal location for an evening walk. £10. Snowdonia. Contact 01248 361142, www.natureswork.co.uk

Baby/Toddler Gong 10am, £10, Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai. Contact Steph Healy 07534 118899, www.puresound.org.uk

Criccieth Fair Stalls, food, plants and fun! Y Maes, Criccieth, www.icriccieth.co.uk

Charcoal Burning Learn how to use a ring kiln to make charcoal; plus the economics of charcoal production; you can take a bag of charcoal home! 9am – 5pm, £50, deposit £25. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, www.woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Cycles of Eternity Group discussion; an overview of the Ageless Wisdom by Tim Wyatt, and Bangor Theosophical Lodge. A Brief History, Key Ideas and Eight Basic Laws. 7.30pm, £5, TS members £3. Held at Hirael Hall, Bangor LL57 1DF. Enquiries 01248 600267, toddyalc@gmail.com

Lleisiau/Voices 10 students were given an introduction to dementia, by Dementia Services Development Centre training officer Joan Woods, before visiting a care home and getting to know residents over a period of five weeks. The conversations which took place were recorded and then developed into a verbatim play by the young people under the guidance of playwright and theatre practitioner Branwen Davies. 7pm, free, ticket required. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Gong Bath 7pm, The Schoolroom, £13, Horeb Chapel, Colwyn Bay. Contact Steph Healy 07534 118899, www.puresound.org.uk

Cinderella with Vienna Festival Ballet. 7.30pm, £19.50, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888.

I Am Not Your Negro (12A) Documentary film telling the story of race in modern America based on writer James Baldwin’s unfinished novel Remember This House. 8pm, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

23rd TUESDAY – 30th TUESDAY

Beaumaris Festival Music, Art, Choirs, Harpists, Exhibitions, Craft Fair, Festival Service, Wine tasting. Various times and prices. Please visit www.beaumarisfestival.org

24th WEDNESDAY

Holyhead Writers Group 2nd & 4th Mon/month. PenFriends is a creative writing group who offer support and feedback on each other’s work and also do fun writing exercises to stretch our creative muscles! 7pm. £1. Harvest Moon, Newry St., Holyhead (opposite Holyhead Library). Karen 07929 069235.

Big Allotment Growing Day 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

The Foghorn Stringband A present day shining gold standard for American Stringband music. Doors open 8pm. Tickets £12 available from Mudshark Records Bangor, Palas Print Caernarfon. Held at Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Anglesey 01248 712309, vicmenai.com

I Am Not Your Negro See 23rd

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra Live screening of tragedy of love and duty. 7pm, £12. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888. Also £13, £10, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088. Also Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

25th THURSDAY

New Moon in Gemini 8.44pm

Morning Gong 10am, £12, Y Festri, Llanberis. Contact Steph Healy 07534 118899, www.puresound.org.uk

Mindfulness Practice Group ~ Bala Primarily for those that have completed the 8 week Mindfulness course but a warm welcome to anyone interested in sharing the practice, interested in Mindfulness or have had some previous experience. 6.30 – 7.30pm, £3; 2nd & 4th Thurs/month. Gorwelion, Bala. Contact rowenna73@hotmail.com or visit FB page Mindfulness Bala

From Seals to SSSI Visit Angel Bay to see seals then up to the Little Orme SSSI for geology, birds, butterflies and flowers; meeting Rob Booth, Living Landscapes Officer, at Rhiwledyn NWWT Nature Reserve to hear about its management. This is a strenuous walk with very steep slopes and rough terrain – boots essential! Bring lunch. 10am – 3pm. Co-op car park, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy. Mark Sheridan 01492 583820, mark.sheridan.mgc@gmail.com

Singing for the Soul Calling all those who find a soul connection through singing and music. Felicity Jones, a very experienced singer is offering to facilitate a Sacred Singing group 10.30am – 12noon once a month. She would need 10 – 12 people to make it viable for her travel. No need to feel you are a ‘good’ singer, you just need to enjoy it and the energy vibration our collective voices create. The songs will be simple and from a range of different traditions.  Cost £5. Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor, Nr. Mold CH7 6PP. If you are interested please email me helen@soul-life.co.uk

I Am Not Your Negro See 23rd

The Shock of the New: Modernism in Art Adrian Sumner traces the evolution of Modernism in the visual arts, including the Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Fauves, Cubists, Futurists, Surrealists, and all the other tricky customers who have made the world of modern art we enjoy today. 1.30 – 3.30pm, £3. Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD, 01244 972197. See Exhibitions.

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

Open Doors 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.

26th FRIDAY

Clints and Grykes The limestone pavement of Bryn Pydew Reserve hosts many interesting plants and other wildlife. Join Rob Booth, NWWT Living Landscape Officer, for a guided tour. In addition, see moths trapped the previous night. Everyone is welcome. Meet at Bryn Pydew NR, Llandudno Junction. (GR: SH818 798) More details from John Underwood 01492 533459, 07783 773225.

Ethnomusicology Presents Sonic Resonance Internationally acclaimed wizards of sound – artists Bear Love and his giant golden gong of bliss, hypnotic Navajo flutist Andrew Begay and the mind blowing didgeridoo virtuoso Ondřej Smeykal. 7 for 7.30pm start. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, www.ucheldre.org

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. Nature’s Work, Snowdonia. Contact 01248 361142, www.natureswork.co.uk

Two Blondes & A Harp Cabaret Lowri-Ann Richards & Glenda Clwyd, a harp and singer cross-over act, bringing the Harp into the 21st Century with style. Coldplay, Bessie Smith, Led Zeppelin & Lady Gaga. 8pm, Dylan’s Restaurant, Criccieth 01766 522773, www.dylansrestaurant.co.uk

Altan – 30th Anniversary Tour Their music ranges from the most sensitive and touching ancient ballads to energetic foot-tapping reels and jigs; steeped in the colourful heritage of NW Ireland. 8pm, £15, £13 concs. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Richard Durrant: Stringhenge Acoustic music inspired by the British Isles, featuring the Uffington Tenor Guitar, and a guitar made from 5,000 year old bog oak, exploring unplugged music on the folk/classical cusp. 8pm, £13, £11 concs., Theatr Clwyd,  Mold CH7 1YA, 01352 701521.

26th FRIDAY – 28th SUNDAY

Building a Sustainably Creative Life Michael Nobbs believes that the secret to creative success and a happier life is to pick one simple thing to focus on, something he calls ‘Important Work’, and then to stick with it through life’s inevitable ups and downs. Over the course of the weekend Michael will share some of the techniques he’s learnt over the last two decades that have helped him build a creative life and career by focusing on what’s truly important. Explore the concept of ‘Important Work’ and start to unearth where to focus your time and energy in order to build your own sustainably creative life. £215, £150 non-residential. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, nr Chester 01244 532350, www.gladstoneslibrary.org

Diversity Festival If you love music and arts, you will love this. The festival is run to promote equality, diversity and inclusion of all members of our society. Friday: Alternative, Rock & Metal Night, 4pm – midnight, £10. Saturday: Flintshire Pride 10am – midnight, free. Sunday: Diversity Sunday, 10am – midnight, £10. Mold Rugby Club, Chester Rd., Mold CH7 1UF, www.diversityfestival.co.uk

26th FRIDAY – 29th MONDAY

Yoga & Sup Weekend Walk, swim, frolic and play, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP); inspiring yoga sessions, massage, relaxation time. Nourishing  vegetarian meals. £450 – £595. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

Yoga & Walking Retreat This yoga holiday will include mornings of Dru Yoga and Dru Meditation, followed by a delicious lunch, then afternoon guided walks in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park or along the coastal paths of Anglesey. The walks will be around 4 hours long, including breaks, and will take you to hills, forests, waterfalls and lakes.  You’ll also enjoy de-stressing relaxation sessions and optional therapies to help you to relax and re-charge. £495, £599. Dru Yoga, Bethesda LL57 3LX, 01248 602900, www.druyoga.com

Contemporary Painting Workshop Being bold with your use of colour. For painters at all stages of experience. This course aims to enable painters of any persuasion and skill to become confident with colour in their paintings. £284, £315, led by Howard Coles. More details from Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog, LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, www.eryri-npa.gov.uk

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Conscious Camp As we have 5 days we are going to have more free time and more workshops so you don’t have to worry about missing anything if you want to go for a dip in the river. We also have the Rainbow tent which will have its own program which will appear on the event timetable. We have will be having a sweat lodge. You will have to book this separately through the website. Places will be very limited but I will give you advance warning and let you know how much this is likely to cost. £55 and £60 on the gate. We encourage non-smokers and very responsible drinking. This is a safe, friendly co-operative space for all children and adults. Held Glyndyfrydwy, nr Llangollen, Denbigh.Tickets: http://consciouscamp.co.uk/register/register.php

26th FRIDAY – 4th SUNDAY, JUNE 

The Brahmaviharas – A Complete Path Subtly, we turn away from life and dull down. This retreat will challenge this habitual response and will give you the tools to turn towards experience and embrace it with the love and responsiveness of the Brahmaviharas. Suitable for people who have meditated for 3 years. £360, £324 concs., Vajraloka Buddhist Centre, Corwen LL21 0EN, 01490 460406, www.vajraloka.org

27th SATURDAY

NW Festival of Gardens Launch With TV presenter Peter Gibbs, Chairperson of BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time and Antarctic scientist. Tickets include the talk, a ride on the Blaenau Ffestiniog train, plus buffet and refreshments for £30; based at Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog. Contact 01766 516024, bookingoffice@ffwhr.com

Gypsy Crafts 1 You will learn how to make a number of simple products such as willow stars and willow rings which can be decorated with leaves or flowers to make wreaths; tent pegs and clothes pegs. £55, deposit £30, Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, www.woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Heartfelt Art and Craft Fair We are supporting fundraising for the wonderful charity, Blood Bikes Wales. The charity relies totally on donations to ensure an effective service, provided by volunteers, delivering vital bloods to our hospitals. 10am -3pm. Halkyn Parish Hall. Admission is free. Please invite your friends and family

Rhuddfest ’17 A family and community based music event with camping, refreshments and stalls. Plus Food and craft fair. Parliament Square, Ruthin. Morfa Lodge Farm, Rhuddlan LL18 5UE, peterkenway@gmail.com

Teaching & Meditation Day All welcome to this day. Meditation at 10am for those who would like to come early, followed by silence until after lunch. Then a talk by Shenpen on this year’s theme of Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness from 2.30pm. Options to stay for Sunday available. Suggested donation £25 – £40. The Hermitage, Ynys Graianog, Criccieth LL52 0NT, 01766 530836, hermitage@ahs.org.uk

Snowdonia Slate Trail Calling all explorers! The Snowdonia Slate Trail will be an 85 mile circular trail which will enable walkers to explore the industrial heritage of the slate villages scattered around the mountains of Snowdonia. Our task is to guide the way by fitting way markers along designated sections of the new trail. 10am, booking essential. Contact Owain to register 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Stories or Histories? A Masterclass with Caroline Shenton. In this masterclass writer, archivist and historian Caroline Shenton will consider the perils and pleasures of using original sources creatively.  Identifying and researching archival collections, shaping a narrative arc from what you find and dealing with the ever-present problem of how to fill in the gaps in your story when the sources you want are missing. 10am, £35 includes refreshments. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, nr Chester 01244 532350, www.gladstoneslibrary.org

Flintshire Pride The first celebration in Flintshire of Pride, with tribute bands, Liverpool Signing Choir, singers, songwriters, Ukelele Duo, Reggae band and much more vibrant talent. Part of Diversity Festival, Flintshire. See 26th – 28th Calendar.

The Forrest Yoga Way: Unwind Tension in Neck and Shoulders Workshop with Sandra Robinson. The intent of this 3-hour Forrest Yoga Workshop is to unwind tension of the neck and shoulders by strengthening and stretching the correct muscles. The aim is to experience more lightness and ease in those areas where we store not just physical, but also emotional tightness. 10am – 1pm, £30 (or £55 with workshop on 28th: Backbends). Neaudd Pentref Llanfachraeth Village Hall, opposite the shop in Llanfachraeth, A5025, Ynys Mon LL65 4UL. Tickets: www.northwalesretreats.com 

Crug Farm – Open Garden 3 acres; grounds to old country house (not open). Gardens filled with choice, unusual plants collected by the Wynn-Jones’. Woodland garden with shade loving plants, many not seen in cultivation before. Walled garden with more wonderful collections growing. Chelsea Gold Medallists. 10am – 4.30pm, £3.50, children free. Crug Farm, Caernarfon LL55 1TU, 01248 670232, www.crug-farm.co.uk

Khamira Four musicians from Wales join three of India’s genre-breaking musicians to create Khamira. Suhail Yusuf Khan’s virtuosic Sarangi and vocals dovetails with Tomos Williams’ trumpet, Vishal Nagar’s tabla joins in a feast of rhythms and syncopations with Mark O’Connor’s drum kit, while Aditya Balani’s soaring guitar solos are supported by Dave Jones’ keyboard and Aidan Thorne’s bass. There is also a workshop before the concert 4 – 5pm; where Khamira introduce the Indian instruments, the sarangi and tabla, to explain and explore the musical arrangements and to discuss the traditions of Welsh folk music and Indian Classical music. £3 for workshop only but free with concert ticket. Concert 7.30pm, £12. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

A Gala Performance Popular classical music, instrumental and song, from students of Bangor University. As well as a unique dance experience. 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs, £3 children, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

27th SATURDAY & 28th SUNDAY

Introduction to Green Woodwork Learn the basic techniques of green woodwork; cleaving the green wood and shaping it; cut and prepare a solid wood seat and assemble your stool. £125, £65 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, www.woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Mind Body Spirit Event Workshops, Demonstrations and many vibrant stalls reflecting health and wellbeing and exploring new dimensions. 10am – 5pm, Alexandria Stadium, Crewe CW2 6EB. www.rosemarydouglas.com

27th SATURDAY – 29th MONDAY

Red Dragon Music Festival Three-day music festival featuring everything from heavy metal, blues and folk to grunge, punk and even didgeridoo. Llangollen Festival www.llanredragonmusicfest.com

27th SATURDAY – 4th SUNDAY, JUNE

Gŵyl Celf Llŷn Arts Festival Exhibitions, Open Studios, Workshops, Music andArt Bus are spread across a variety of different venues throughout the Llŷn Peninsula giving you the opportunity to explore the wide variety of culture the area has to offer. Knitting, Spinning jewellery, glass artistry and printmaking. Exhibitions will be held in St. Pedrog’s Llanbedrog; Sarn Village Hall, St Hywyn’s, Aberdaron (work inspired by RS Thomas); Bryn Moelyn, Boduan, St Peter’s Church, Pwllheli at various times throughout. The Eternal Forest in Boduan is holding a day of activities including Pottery Workshop, Birdsong and Music on 30th.  Facebook: Llŷn Arts Festival

North Wales Garden Festival Portmeirion’s 70 acres of woodlands feature everything from Chinese temples and scenic grottos to rare and exotic flowers. The Festival dates deliberately coincide with late spring flowering displays, which include rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and tulips. Green fingered gods and goddesses can expect live gardening demonstrations, a botanical workshop and a walk with celebrity gardener Tony Russell. Portmeirion Village, Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48 6ET, 01766 770000.

27th SATURDAY – 11th SUNDAY, JUNE

NW Festival of Gardens There will be various events taking place during the festival period, so please visit www.gardensnorthwales.co.uk for full information. There will be a launch on 27th – see date in What’s On Calendar.

28th SUNDAY

Glaciation of North Wales An introduction to the post-glacial environment of NW with spectacular glacial features. We will identify and explain the formation of these features. The itinerary on the day will depend upon weather conditions and may include a lowland glacial environment. A notebook, pencil and camera would be useful to bring along. £45. Nature’s Work, Snowdonia. Contact 01248 361142, www.natureswork.co.uk

The Pottery Experience 2 Celebrate clay, roll up your sleeves and play! Come along and have a go at pottery. Try the potter’s wheel or handbuilding – all ages welcome – no experience required. Exhibition and Sale of domestic ware and sculptural pottery. Tombola! Free entry, 10am – 4pm, Betws y Coed Memorial Hall, Mill St., LL24 0BB. For more details Bev 01492 572575,  www.northwalespotters.wales

Gypsy Crafts 2 You will learn how to make a number of simple products: willow lanterns; Gypsy flowers and Gypsy baskets. 10am – 5pm, £55, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, www.woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Su Casa Festival ~ Surf Snowdonia Music, disco Tipi, Motown, Soul and Disco; Live Music; DJs. From Midday; street food, hot tubs & sauna. If you want to stay longer there are glamping pods available. Dolgarrog, Conwy. Tickets: www.sucasafestival.com

Butterfly Hunt We’ll be joined by Butterfly Conservation to walk through the reserve, understand the reasons behind butterfly transect recording and learn about how local people can get involved. 2 – 5pm, Aberduna NWWT Nature Reserve, Maeshafn, Mold CH7 5JX. Mark Hughes 07800 771570, mjdhughes@claytondr.freeserve.co.uk

The Forrest Yoga Way: Backbends The aim is to explore how to backbend safely and what feelings rise to the surface when the front of the body and in particular the chest starts to open. 10am – 1pm, or £55 with workshop on 27th: Unwind Tension. Neaudd Pentref Llanfachraeth Village Hall, opposite the shop in Llanfachraeth, A5025, Ynys Mon LL65 4UL. Tickets: www.northwalesretreats.com

KT Tunstall Live music gig with award winning acclaimed singer, 7.30pm, £35, £17. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

28th SUNDAY – 29th MONDAY

Gŵyl Noddfa Festival – Hendre Hall Noddfa in association with Club dB present the first ever Noddfa Festival. There will be Art Exhibitions and workshops, print workshops, child friendly activities, local produce and food, comedy, live music, artist talks, life drawing, poetry and DJ. Midday – late. Tickets: £10, £7 – Senior/students/12-18 yr old; Night Ticket: £8 adv/ £12 door – entry after 8pm only. Hendre Hall, Tal y Bont, Bangor LL57 3YP. Facebook link

28th SUNDAY – 2nd FRIDAY, JUNE

5 Day Silent Mindfulness & Self Compassion Retreat For those who have previously taken a Mindful Self-Compassion course, offering space to go deeply into the course practices of mindfulness, loving-kindness and self-compassion. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle. £267 campervan, camping £237. £367 – £467 residential. Bookings through Bangor Uni, mindfulness@bangor.ac.uk

29th MONDAY

Alpine Flowers This course will help you to recognise and identify mountain and alpine flowers. Snowdonia is home to specialised plants more at home in the European Alps and Arctic environments. Bring along a notebook, pencil and camera. £45. Nature’s Work, Snowdonia. 01248 361142, www.natureswork.co.uk

SeaFest A land lifeboat ride, drumming, live music, giant sun birds, origami and much more. Rhyl Events Arena and High Street – rhyltowncouncil.org.uk

29th MONDAY – 2nd FRIDAY, JUNE

Ancient Trackways of Snowdonia During the week we shall explore Snowdonia through a series of historical walks along some of the most intriguing old routes in the area. All you require to attend the course is a general interest in history and archaeology and have confidence to enjoy day walks. £360 – £400. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog, LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, www.eryri-npa.gov.uk

30th TUESDAY

Day of Delights Part of the Llŷn Arts Festival. A variety of artistic activities starting at 10.30am with Annie Horsley who will introduce Clay Play. We finish up about 6.30pm when Rob Booth will lead his lovely birdsong walk. And more in between – music and food! The Eternal Forest Trust, Boduan, nr Pwllheli. Contact Bella 01758 612006, 07968 167204, www.eternalforest.org 

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

The Healing Well Hands on Healing, by donation. All welcome, 7 – 9pm. Ganolfan Pentrefelin, nr Criccieth. Mayamara 01766 770874.

Bryning with Butterflies, Bryn Euryn Join butterfly enthusiast Vic Hitchings and the reserve warden for a butterfly walk around Bryn Euryn. The walk route will involve steep and rocky terrain, in places. Bring strong boots and waterproofs. Sorry, not suitable for wheelchairs and no dogs. 1.5 hours, 1.5 miles, easy/moderate, meet Bryn Euryn c.p. off  Tan y Bryn Rd., Rhos on Sea. 9.45am for 10am start. Contact Alun Jones 01492 575547.

Khamira Musicians from India and Wales fuse elements of Welsh folk, Indian classical, jazz and rock into a truly unique World Music experience. 8pm, £12, £10, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Craflwyn and Beddgelert Beddgelert fun day. Celebrate the year of legends with us near Gelert’s grave. We’ll have a host of activities from kite flying, wild art, welly-throwing and storytelling. You can also try our adventure packs. 11am – 4pm, free. Gwenno Parry 01766 510133.

Cezanne et Moi (15) Film. A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists – painter Paul Cézanne and writer Emile Zola. French, with English subtitles, 8pm, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

31st WEDNESDAY

WCAN ~ Wrexham Community Artists Network Last Weds/month. Open to all artists at any stage of their career and in any discipline; share experiences and make connections with artists around Wrexham. 7 – 9pm, all welcome. Galeri 3B on Priory Street, Wrexham, from. www.thisproject.co.uk

Light and Shade Craft Day The artwork of Alistair Tucker is greatly inspired by the changing seasons, weather, and light in the British landscape. Come and make a range of crafts and discover how Light and Shade can change the way we see things. 11am – 1pm & 2 – 4pm, drop-in, £1.50. Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD, 01244 972197. See Exhibitions.

Jonathan Richards – Guitarist 1pm, St. John’s Church, Chester 01244 880210.

Gair o Gariad Theatr Bara Caws in collaboration with Uninvited Guests with the support of Pontio stage an event that is somewhere between a wedding reception, a wake and a radio dedication show. We speak of our own and other’s loves – deep, passionate, ambivalent and unrequited – and dedicate songs to them. Send a dedication to someone you love telling us what they mean to you and why you’ve chosen this piece of music. Your letters of love may become part of the show, romantic gestures or signs of friendship, shared publicly between us. 7.30pm, £12.50. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk