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Network News 2019
Welcome to the September Calendar
Vegan Cooking Demonstration with Lee Watson. Lee will be back at Beaumaris Food Festival cooking creative and delicious vegan desserts. They’re even healthy! All sugar and gluten free, but the kind of desserts everyone will love and yes, he will be using chickpeas. Pop along for a new twist on decadent desserts! We’ll have some fun and you’ll get to try the desserts afterwards. Lee will also be selling and signing his best-selling cookbook Peace and Parsnips, after the demonstration. 2 – 3pm. Beaumaris Food Festival, Anglesey. Facebook: of event name
Beaumaris Food Festival Over 100 stalls, including crafts, discovery tent, performing arts and more. £5 adult, u14s free. Closes 5pm. Beaumaris Town Centre. Info: beaumarisfoodfestival.co.uk
Corwen Walking Festival Last day to join in! Walks are varied and there are about a dozen to choose from. Most walks start in the morning; historical, navigation, local beauty walks, Drovers trail walk, and more. Full programme details: corwenwalkingfestival.co.uk
Sacred Circle Dance 1st Sun/month, 2 – 4pm, Rhosesmor Village Hall. Led by Helen Newton and Sue Bates. Contact email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga on the Lawn The class will focus on strengthening, stretching and relaxing. Aimed at beginners but all welcome. £3 donation welcome, bring yoga mat if you can. 11am – 12pm. Penrhyn Castle, Bangor 01248 353084, penrhyncastle@ nationaltrust.org Also 8th & 15th.
Corn Dollies On this beginner’s workshop. we will be looking at the history and the diverse forms the corn dolly has taken over the ages. Students will make three or four corn dollies to take home using traditional methods and old varieties of wheat. £55, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk
Nordic Magical Meetings Norse & Swedish myths, legends and folktales; led by Musikteater Unna.7.30pm, £5. Felin Uchaf, Roundhouse, Rhoshirwaun, Llŷn Peninsula. 01758 780280, felinwales.org
Yoga Teacher Training Taster Day Thinking of becoming a Yoga Teacher, or taking a Yoga Teacher training to explore yoga more deeply? Join Claire Mace for a day experiencing what that would be like. Enjoy a long yoga sequence in the morning and then an afternoon introducing some aspects of teaching, finishing with time for your questions on any aspect of yoga teacher training. 10am-5pm. £35 (concessions available). Held at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Ynys Môn LL65 4YA. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, inspiratrix.co.uk
Red Tent Gwynedd (Moved from August) A gathering for those women interested in ritual, sacred sharing and some social time. From 1pm for tea and arrival, sharing circle at 2pm, finish at 5pm for food, home 6pm. Held in Tregarth, Bangor. Join the group on Facebook for full details and venue directions. Facebook: Red Tent Gwynedd
Open Day Tour ~ Theatr Clwyd We’ve a full day planned where you can come to one of our free talks about what we’re planning to do with the building, plus a free 30 minute tour behind the scenes, and meet some of the team making this project a reality to ask any questions you might have. 10.15am – 4.15pm, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
1st SUNDAY – 5th THURSDAY
Pain and Glory (15) Film. A film director reflecting on the decisions he has made in life. Spanish, with subtitles. 6pm daily. 1st 12.15pm; 2nd 11am; 3rd – 5th 12pm. Storyhouse Cinema, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (18) Film. Tarantino’s latest set in 1966, as a TV star and his stunt man make their way round an industry they hardly recognise anymore. Various times and prices. Storyhouse Cinema, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com
A Life of Less Worry – Meditation On this short series of classes we will explore how practising meditation causes our mind to become calm and positive. We will explore practical methods for letting go of worries and anxiety during our every day lives so we can develop a more confident and positive approach to life’s difficulties. Also 9th & 16th. Led by Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Llandudno 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com
Meditation at Hillside Retreat is a mixture of guided meditation, silence and some sharing, finishing with a cup of tea. No charge, just donations towards refreshments. 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. 7.30 – 9pm. 1st Mon/month. Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor, nr Mold CH7 6PP. Contact email@example.com, soul-life.co.uk
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Gwen (15) Film. Rialto Film Night. A young woman tries to keep her family together amidst adversity. 7.30pm, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 872000
Charcoal Making 2nd & 3rd & 5th. Try your hand at traditional charcoal making, free charcoal for all participants. Monday – filling the kiln, Tuesday – lighting the kiln, Thursday – bagging the product. Meet at Loggerheads Car Park. 10am – 3pm. Loggerheads Country Park Office 01824 712757.
2nd MONDAY – 4th WEDNESDAY
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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (chair)
Women’s Gathering A monthly informal get-together; bring your sewing, knitting, reading, making and doing, or just come for the craic; also a time to find out about Red Tent meetings. 12 – 4pm, Kyffin Café, Bangor. Join us on Facebook!
Meditation in Bangor On this short series of classes we will explore how practising meditation causes our mind to become calm and positive. We will explore practical methods for letting go of worries and anxiety during our every day lives so we can develop a more confident and positive approach to life’s difficulties. 7 – 8.30pm, Tŷ Gwydr/Greenhouse, High St., Bangor LL57 1X. Tickets: tickettailor.com
Blasu Crefft: Gweithdy Tecstiliau / Creative Textiles Workshop In this workshop. with artist Theresa Foxbyrne, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with various techniques in textiles such as hand stitching and painting on fabric to create a unique textile notebook cover. Held in English, 6.30pm, 16yrs+, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com
The 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.
Gong Bath A time to slow down, and tune into the harmonic balance of the sound. All you need to do is arrive, lie on a yoga mat, snuggle in a blanket and pillow, so that you are warm and comfortable. 7pm, £13. Memorial Hall, Penmorfa, Porthmadog LL49 9RY. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk
The Lehman Trilogy: National Theatre Live Screening (12A) The story of a family and a company that changed the world; told in three parts in one show. 7pm, £12.50, £11.50 concs., Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk
Storyhouse Women A festival for everyone that celebrates women and girls. 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. 6.15pm onwards, in the Bar area, Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com
3rd TUESDAY & 4th WEDNESDAY
How To Be Brave Siân Owen’s one-woman play is about what we’re made of and learning to be brave when your world’s falling apart. 7.45pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
SAORI Weaving Taster Session 1st Weds/month. Half an hour introduction to SAORI freestyle hand weaving, using a SAORI loom and take your weaving home. No experience is necessary and all abilities are catered for. £10 per class including materials. Please book/maximum of six. 6 Swifts Buildings, Bangor LL57 1DQ (opposite Domino’s Pizzas below the train station). Rosie Green 01248 345325, saorimor.co.uk
St Asaph Reading Group 1st Weds/month, 7.30pm, St. Asaph Library, The Roe, 01745 582253.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do The Right Thing (15) Film. Back in cinemas on its 30th anniversary Spike Lee’s masterpiece explores how racial inequality drives conflict in a predominantly African-American community on the hottest day of the summer. Lee’s masterwork remains profoundly relevant 30 years later. 8.15pm, £7.50 – £5.50. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk
Gong Bath A time to slow down, and tune into the harmonic balance of the sound. All you need to do is arrive, lie on a yoga mat, snuggle in a blanket and pillow, so that you are warm and comfortable. 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. Doors open at 1pm, for 1.30pm film. Denbigh Film Club, Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk
Women’s Mindful Craft Circle Wednesdays 4th, 11th & 18th September. Join Heal Earth CIC friendly Craft Facilitators and volunteers every Wednesday for 5 weeks. The artist will first go around the circle to see how everybody’s feeling, do some short meditative exercises and then we will have peaceful craft activities inspired by mindfulness and nature, often using fabrics, recycled materials and others. Max of 12 spaces. 2 – 4pm. Held at Storyhouse, Chester. Contact Christine Kelly 07856 233841, email@example.com Also 11th & 18th
Paddling Around the World Join us for a free evening hearing about a life spent having an incredible time in boats, with Senior Instructor Sid Sinfield. 7.45pm. Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET, 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk
The Current War (12A) Film. The cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison & George Westinghouse to bring power to the world. 2pm, £7, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Reservoir Dogs (15) Film. 6 criminals aim their guns at each other in search of the rat after a failed jewelry heist. Part of the Tarantino Season. 8pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
4th WEDNESDAY – 7th SATURDAY
Educating Creatively Conference Explore and celebrate the crucial role of creativity in education and its role in people’s wellbeing and mental health. For teachers, educators, drama group leaders or those working with young people. Key speakers include: Dame Evelyn Glennie, Abdelfattah Abusrour – peacemaker in Bethlehem, through the arts and culture. Charmaine Pollard brings Poetry Therapy to the day. Stavros Kokkinos performs and talks about the performing arts in moral development. £80 full; £60 2 day; £35 one day, sudent concs. More from Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, stoyhouse.com
My Fair Lady Theatre with Tip Top Productions. Eliza goes from flower seller to Duchess with the ‘help’ of Henry Higgins. 7.30pm daily, plus 2.30pm on 7th. Tickets from £14. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
4th WEDNESDAY – 8th SUNDAY
Songwriting Four days of songwriting tuition and inspiration with Stephen Taberner. Starting with an empty page, moving on to free associative thinking and an unjudging creative child mind, fun! No qualification needed, just a desire to write songs. Fully catered vegetarian food; accommodation included but please bring your own bedding. £375. Cae Mabon nr Llanberis LL55 3HB, 01286 871542, caemabon.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Illuminate Women’s Music presents the Illuminate String Quartet with soprano Soul Zisso. A programme of six world-premieres by women composers commissioned by Illuminate. These composers are Caroline Bordignon, Soul Zisso, Joanna Ward, and the composers in residence Angela Elizabeth Slater, Sarah Westwood and Blair Boyd. 7.30pm, £5 – £12. Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ, 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk
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, email@example.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. Bramble Building, opposite ASDA, Bangor. Davyth Fear 01286 672882.
Chester CND Our bi-monthly meeting, all welcome, free. 7.30 – 9pm. Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester firstname.lastname@example.org
Awakened Belly Dance 7 week course. Awakened Bellydance is multi-faceted, transformative, self-awakening process which travels far beyond the realms of the usual Bellydancer. It is perfect for all women who have an interest in movement for healing. (£90 if booked by 29/8); £100 or £15 per session. Mold. Book with Rachel: rachelsbellydance.wales
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
Wildlife Gardening at Aberduna Come and help us develop our wildlife garden near our new East Office. Can’t make this first session? There’ll be more, every first and third Thursday of the month! Tools provided, but please bring gloves. 2 – 4pm, meet at NWWT’s office car park on the Maeshafn Road, half a mile from Gwernymynydd. Iwan Edwards 07584 311583, email@example.com
The Laramie Project Theatre. The Laramie Project tells the true story of the brutal attack of gay student Matthew Shephard in 1998. One year later the Tectonic Theatre Company visited Laramie six times and spoke to more than 200 people. The result is an engrossing docu-drama that testifies to the seismic impact of a hate crime on a small town to the whole of America. 7.45pm, £12. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk (PG) A documentary about the dynamic bonds that form between golfers and caddies. 8pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
5th THURSDAY – 8th SUNDAY
Conscious Camp A healing festival seeking to improve peoples quality of life by providing workshops aimed at removing negative blockages, dissolving self limiting beliefs, empowerment and fun. This is also also an intoxicant free camp. Yoga, holistics therapies, kirtan, river camp fire, meditation, dance. £55, 11 – 16 yrs old free, day tickets £25. Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire. Facebook: of event name
Tea, Cake and Company Gardening Group Come and meet new people, learn things and relax over a piece of cake and a cup of tea. The garden will be open from 10am – 4pm. Morning activities are 10am-12.30pm, and afternoon activities 1.30-4pm.. If you want to come to both sessions you are welcome to stay with your own packed lunch. £6 for each session, or £10 both sessions. Y Plot, Pandy Farm, Tregarth, Bangor, LL57 4BB. Follow the grey signs from Felin Hen Road by the group of quarrymen cottages called Tyn Lon. Coryn: 07799 224 636, Facebook: Blodeuwedd Botanics Also on12th, 19th, 26th.
First Friday Film 7.30pm, £7, u18s £4. Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth LL42 11EF. More from 01342 281697, dragontheatre.co.uk
Death Café Meets 1st Fri/month. A group led discussion in a friendly atmosphere. Open to all, whether currently experiencing bereavement or just wish to talk more about death. 2 – 4pm, £2 donation welcome. St. Kentigern Hospice, Upper Denbigh Rd., St Asaph, LL17 0RS. 01745 585221, stkentigernhospice.org.uk You can find out more from Vita Zilite 01745 774924, firstname.lastname@example.org
3Hattrio Rooted in the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in Utah, they say that their genre is “American desert music,” a simple idea for a complex sound. £12, doors open 7pm for 8pm gig. Bar only, no food. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 35544, blueskybangor.co.uk
Games Night A selection of board and card games. 8pm, drop-in, Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk
Animals (15) Film. Long-time friends and party-lovers Laura and Tyler navigate life and love in Dublin, Ireland. However, the girls find themselves drifting apart when Laura becomes engaged. 5.30pm, £7.50 – £5.50. Pontio, Bangor, 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk
Bait (15) Film. A common problem explored in a very uncommon film style. We follow Martin, an aggressive Cornish fisherman who resents the incomers who have taken over his village. With the fishing industry in decline the whole community and the beautiful landscape are used as bait to catch tourists. 8.15pm, £7.50 – £5.50. Pontio, Bangor, 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk
Llangollen Reading Group 1st Fri/month, 7pm, Castle St, 01978 869600.
Ucheldre Lit Soc A talk, reading and discussion with award-winning novelist, poet and translator Christopher Meredith, whose groudbreaking first novel ‘Shifts’ is regarded as a modern classic. Introduced by Fiona Owen. 1- 3pm. £5, £4 concs. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org
Gong Bath A time to slow down, and tune into the harmonic balance of the sound. All you need to do is arrive, lie on a yoga mat, snuggle in a blanket and pillow, so that you are warm and comfortable. 7pm, £13. Rhuddlan Community Centre, Rhyl LL18 5AW. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk
6th FRIDAY & 7th SATURDAY
Blinded By The Light (12A) Film. In 1987, a British teen of Pakistani descent relates to the music of Bruce Springsteen and finds his own voice. 8pm, + 2pm 7th. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
6th FRIDAY – 8th SUNDAY
Gladfest 2019 Bringing together the most exciting contemporary writing from all over the country, and this year is no exception with history, poetry, art, memoir, nature writing, spirituality and fiction of all kinds. Plus there are spiritual reflections with Pádraig Ó Tuama and Zia Chaudhry, life reflections with actor Neil Pearson and a look to the future with Tamara Harvey and Charlie Gladstone. Download programme/costs/times from website. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org
Yoga, Walking and Exploring These weekends are designed for those who love to be in the outdoors but don’t want anything too strenuous so it is the chance to explore the beauty of Wales through the exploration of rivers, waterfalls, woodlands, castles, and all the hidden gems of Snowdonia. The walks will be short and of an easy grade. £275 all inclusive. Beddgelert. Morris Mountains 07541 740311, morrismountains.co.uk
Botanical Art in Coloured Pencil: Changing Seasons There will be the chance to experience and compare a wide variety of coloured pencil types and try different papers. Find out how to build up rich, vibrant colours through blending and layering. Observing closely from nature, the aim is to create a botanically accurate study. Open to all levels. £254 – £274. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru
Signalling the Narrow Gauge No prior knowledge required – just an interest in railways. Why signals are required and how ideas changed from the 1860’s, through the 1890’s to today’s railway will all be explored with talks and site visits to the FR & WHR. £264 – £284. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru
Rambling for Welsh Learners An opportunity to learn something about the history of the area and some of the folklore while practicing your Welsh. On your walks, learn more about words, their meaning and how to use them. Catrin Roberts, the course leader, is a professional Welsh tutor and will take time to explain words, their meaning and use. £229 – £249. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru
6th FRIDAY – 9th MONDAY
Into The Wild Nature Retreat An introduction to Shamanism, yoga classes, art therapy, Taoist energies, sacred water ceremony, meditations, arts & crafts workshops, shamanic journey practice. 3 nights accomm with veggie/vegan £250. 10 mins from Lligwy beach. Tyddyn Mon, Anglesey. Booking: Chris 07958 058191, email@example.com
Yoga & Wild Swimming Weekend Beautiful swimming locations, yoga sessions, healthy detoxing food; herbal teas and cakes. Plenty of relaxation time. £640 – £495. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge. Book: Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk
Learn to Meditate How to make your mind calm and peaceful everyday. 10.30am – 1pm, £15 with refreshments, Veggie lunch also for £4. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Llandudno LL30 1YY, 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com
Beached! Come along to learn more about the animals that strand en masse on our beaches – and how to help us monitor them. Booking essential. Bring lunch. 10am – 3.30pm, Talacre, Holywell CH8 9RP. Dawn Thomas 01248 351541, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fern Identification Day From 10.30am – 1pm. A friendly informal session led by David Hall and the Beautiful Burial Ground Project. Free, booking essential through George 01588 673041, email@example.com. All welcome. Held at Eternal Forest Trust, Boduan, Pwllheli, 01758 612006, eternalforest.org
Cynefin – Owen Sheers Acoustic live music, 8pm, £7.50. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org
Animals See 6th
Monthly Mindfulness – Tips & Techniques for Anxiety Our monthly sessions allow that time-out and stillness to move beyond the choppy waves to the calmness underneath the surface. Today’s theme is: Toxic Friendships (when is it time to move on, when is it a learning process?). 11 – 12.30pm £10. Held at Beehive Healthcare, Chester CH2 2DX. Info: 07421 996393, inspireandrewire.com
Woodlands and Meadows Visit our newly expanded reserve to enjoy its mix of woodland, meadows, limestone grassland and hopefully some early waxcaps – all led by Mark Hughes. 2 – 4pm, meet at NWWT’s office car park on the Maeshafn Road, half a mile from Gwernymynydd. £2 donations. Mark J D Hughes 07800 771570, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gong Bath A time to slow down, and tune into the harmonic balance of the sound. All you need to do is arrive, lie on a yoga mat, snuggle in a blanket and pillow, so that you are warm and comfortable. 7pm, £10. Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai, Bangor LL57 4LQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk
Green Book (12A) Film. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley. £4. Halkyn Mountain Community Cinema. Tickets from Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn or via website mountaincinema.org.uk
Mindfulness 8 week Course For anyone wishing to increase their general sense of well being and appreciation of life, while effectively managing tendencies towards stress and anxiety. Over the eight weekly sessions, you will be learning how to develop a greater sense of clarity, calm and kindness which supports long-term changes in how you approach life, while enhancing your mood and general well-being. The course follows the general format of the MBSR programmes, which you can learn more about. 9.30am – 12noon. Ruthin Library, Record St., LL15 1DS. Contact 07792 784451, email@example.com
Footpath Maintenance Help to pitch stones, clear drains and remove obstacles at Bochlwyd and Cwm Tryfan. 10am, booking essential. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.org.uk
7th SATURDAY & 8th SUNDAY
Building with Ecobricks and Cob Building with waste plastic helps keep it out of landfill and away from our seas. Learn how to combine waste materials with traditional cob building in this two-day hands-on course. £250, all tuition; £20 accomm extra. CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk
Family Weekend in the Woods We explore and learn about the woods and do some basic bushcraft and woodcraft. Activities for adults and children; mid- day meals provided; free camping available at the Centre. £65, £20 8-16 years, u8s free. Deposit: £20 per paid place. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk
7th SATURDAY – 14th SATURDAY
Mindfulness Teacher Training Retreat Level (2) Deepen and develop the skills and knowledge involved in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Our time will be spent together in silence as we practise, in small and large group reflection as we learn interactively, through our individual and collective experience. Entry requirements; see teach-mindfulness.org. All inclusive: £1547 – £1390; ask for bursary. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW, 01286 882388, trigonos.org
Open Water Swimming Supervised open water swimming sessions to give you the oportunity to build your confidence and improve your technique with full safety boat cover. Beginners: 10am – 12pm; intermediate 1.30 – 3.30pm. All participants must be able to swim 100m. £7.50. Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET, 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, thebfg.org.uk Or have a look on Facebook bangorforestgarden
Yoga on the Lawn See 1st
Transit (12A) Film. An allegory set in France; a man flees by adopting the identity and papers of a dead author. 5.30pm, £7.50 – £5.50. Pontio, Bangor, 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk
Ant Middleton ~ Mind Over Muscle The show will recreate what mental strength it took behind the scenes for Ant to complete his Everest challenge. Plus throughout Ant will take the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery. 7.45pm, £41.50 – £29.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk
Estyneto Join us for twice-monthly regular dance/movement sessions aimed specifically for those over the age of 60. The sessions are led by inspirational dancers/choreographers (Cai Tomos & Angharad Price Jones) and open to anyone who has the desire to stay active, fit and healthy. No previous experience or dance skills required. 1.30 – 3.30pm, £4. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Also 29th
Stephen Kovacevich (Piano) Plays monumental works by Beethoven, Bach and Schubert’s last great sonata. 7.30pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
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. Books selected by vote and alternate between contemporary and classic fiction. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. Contact Louisa Yates email@example.com
Prestatyn Reading Group 2nd Mon/month, 6pm, Prestatyn Library, King’s Ave 01745 854841.
Bats of Snowdonia An evening with Sam Dyer, chair of North Wales Mammal Group and Natural Resources Wales Mammal Ecologist who will be leading a free guided bat walk. Starts 7.45pm for short briefing before we go out. Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET, 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk
Measure for Measure RSC Live Screening. A young nun is compromised by a corrupt official and she wonders what to do. 7pm, £12. 50, £11.50. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk
Bait See 6th
Transit See 8th
9th MONDAY – 13th FRIDAY
Sisters of the Wild The Sisters of the Wild Gatherings are weekend getaways where we share ancestral skills and stories, remembering the simple pleasures of living in harmony with nature. This is an opportunity to retreat from the attachments of everyday life and tune into the simplicity of gathering together in community, bonded by our love for the earth. £375. Cae Mabon nr Llanberis LL55 3HB, 01286 871542, caemabon.co.uk Visit: sistersofthewild.com
Latin Second Steps Read and understand extracts from the poets, comic playwrights and prose writers of Classical Latin literature. £440 residential, from £300 non-residential. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org
9th MONDAY – 14th SATURDAY
Storytelling Retreat: The Goddess and her Consorts Exploring the mythology surrounding the Goddess. The course will explore her many manifestations in the stories of Inanna & Dumuzid; Ishtar & Tammuz; Aphrodite, Hephaestos & Ares; Modron & Ceridwen; Rhiannon, Pwyll & Manawydan; Brigid & the Morrigan; Freya; Jehovah & Sophia and more. This is a storytelling course – participants will be working on stories that they will tell at the end of the week. With Hugh Lupton and Eric Maddern. £550 – £675. Local residents can apply for a bursary. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales
Cylch Gitar Gogledd Cymru/ North Wales Guitar Circle 2nd Tues/month. All styles of acoustic guitarists – from non players to professional (non vocal). 7.45pm, £1 per person. Anglesey Arms Hotel, Menai Bridge. Jane and Dave Sinnett 01407 831480, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Facebook: northwalesguitarcircle
Goddess Book Club A group all about learning to empower yourself as women or women around you through the almighty power of books! Each month the choice will be a book about a strong or empowering woman or group of women, some will be fiction, others non-fiction. You can pick and choose which books you would like to do. 7 – 9pm. This month: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Buy ticket and read book beforehand! Deva Empowerment, Queens Park, Chester CH4 7AZ. Tickets: the goddesscollective.co.uk
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas A filmed documentary about Atwood’s life, from the National Theatre in London, with readings from actors. Margaret will also answer questions from audiences across the UK. 7pm, £6.25, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwlheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com Also £13, £11. Pontio Bangor, 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Also £10, £8 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also £15, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Dafydd Monks: The Lady from the Lake: Herbs, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious A look into the place where body, nerves, and soul come together; the plant allies that help us to integrate and heal. Join the Bangor Theosophical Society as we look at the origins of human consciousness and how we have co-evolved with the plant kingdom. 7.30pm, £5, TS members £3. Hirael Hall, Ambrose St, Bangor. Enquiries: Toddy Alcock 01248 600267.
Stargazing with Members of NW Astronomical Society present an informal observing evenings. An excellent opportunity to meet other astronomers; possible with a guest speaker. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Llanelian Community Centre, Conwy LL29 8YT. Book through northwalesastro.co.uk
Sometimes Always Never (12) Rialto Film Night. A father searches tirelessly for his missing son. 7.30pm, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk
Introduction to A Course in Miracles A non-dual path of self study leading to inner peace and a more connected sense of communing with your Higher Self. It comprises of 365 daily lessons and a text to support the lessons. In my group I will discuss the teachings, lead guided meditations and relaxations open up authentic sharing in sacred space and share some chants, music, poetry, sound healing and circle dance over the 10 weeks.
11th September for 10 weeks (not obligatory to attend all 10 pay as you come). 11am – 1pm, £7 per week. The Chapel, Gladstone Library, Hawarden Flintshire. Contact 07769 334687, email@example.com
Llandudno Writers Club Meets 2nd Weds/month. The group meets to discuss a chosen book. Today: Chris Reynolds – Graphic Writing. 2 – 4pm. Llandudno Library, Mostyn St. More info: llandudnowriters. weebly.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Women’s Mindful Craft Circle See 4th
Ruthin Reading Group 2nd Weds/month, 7.30pm, Ruthin Library, 01824 705274.
Friends of the Earth Conwy Meet 2nd Weds/month. 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. Held in the rear room of the Albion Ale House, Upper Gate St., Conwy LL32 8RF. Contact Kay 07918 663640, email@example.com
Apples and Grapes A guided tour of the orchards, vineyard and mineral spring on a south-facing slope of the Nantlle Valley, followed by tasting in the café – apple juice, cider and wine. 2.30 – 4.30pm. Booking essential. £8. Pant Du Vineyard, Ffordd y Sir, Penygroes, Caernarfon, LL54 6HE. Kate Gibbs 01248 681936, firstname.lastname@example.org
Occasional Cinema 2nd Weds/month. 7.30pm, £5, £3 with membership (£20 for the year). Held at Mill Bistro, Caernarfon. Details of film from : occasionalcinema.org
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. A chance to network and talk about your project/business. Regular monthly group. Free, for first meet then £10 per meeting. Held in Dylan’s Restaurant, Criccieth, LL52 0HU. eventbrite.co.uk
Bait See 6th, except at 2pm.
Transit See 8th, except at 8.15pm.
Esoteric Healing and the Seven Major Centres Introduction to a greater understanding of esoteric healing and the seven major chakras, and how this process unfolds and can potentially raise the consciousness of the spiritually-inclined man or woman. A talk by Teresa Keast. 7 for 7.30pm, £5.50, £3 TS members. Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF. 01244 377170, chestertheosophy.org
Blinded By The Light See 6th & 7th, except at 2pm.
Pulp Fiction (15) Film; Part of the Tarantino Season. Intertwining the lives of a boxer, two hitmen, a gangster and his wife, and 2 diner bandits. 8pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Taster Session: Shaktidance A journey to your own self with awakening consciousness. A 90 minute class will begin with a Mantra, followed by Shakti stretches, standing movements, free dance, relaxation, meditation and closing with mantra; suitable for all ages and abilities. 7 – 8.30pm. Free first class then book 4 classes for £32 in advance. Led by Maria Pradhucharan Kaur. Held at Coworking Chester, 1 Overleigh Rd, Chester CH4 7HL. Bookings: eventbrite.com
Prestatyn Hillside – Keeping on top of things General site maintenance, improvements and footpath work in the woodland and on the hillside. Meet at the car park below Hillside Gardens. (SJ 071 821). 10am – 3pm. Denbighshire Volunteer Programme North Denbighshire, 01824 708313.
Hierarchies: Angels, Devas, Nature Spirits and Elementals A talk by Eric McGough and the Theosophical Society. 2pm, £5, members of TS £3. Free refreshments, book sale. Held at Parkway Community Centre, Rhos Rd., Rhos on Sea LL28 4SE. Enquiries: email@example.com See page 29
Pregnancy Yoga This is a 6 week course, that is suitable from 12 weeks in until birth. No previous experience necessary. Stretch, relax and connect with your baby, and meet other mothers-to-be. Course 1: 5.30 – 7pm or Course 2: 7.15 – 8.45pm; £48 per 6 week course. Quaker Meeting House, Dean Street, Bangor, LL57 1UP. Laura Knott 07914 917711, birthingmamas.co.uk
Plant Identification and Botanical Keys Delivered by Lorna Bointon, on behalf of CIEEM, with illustrated slides and ‘hands-on’ practical activities. This one day course will give participants the confidence to identify a wide range of common plant species, using botanical keys to identify plants, looking at the naming rules and hierarchical structure of plants, sub-species and hybrids. Field trip weather permitting. Latex free safety gloves and hand lenses will be provided. If you own a field guide, please bring it along. Tea and coffee provided, bring a packed lunch. Suitable for hobby botanists, land managers, ecologists and environmental managers, students, conservation volunteers, wardens and rangers. 9.30am – 4.30pm. Alyn Waters Country Park, Mold Road, Gwersyllt, Wrexham LL11 4AG. For more details visit: events.cieem.net
Tea, Cake and Company Gardening Group See 5th
Fleabag Screening from NT. The hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series, written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 7pm, £13, £10. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com Also Pontio Bangor, 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk + 29th Sept. Also Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org
Olwyn Lliw / Colour Wheel Artist and tutor Jwls Williams will be leading and supporting the monthly sessions. These sessions are ideal for beginners and creatives who wish to gain new skills and experiment with new materials and techniques. 10.30am – 12.30pm. Today: ‘Perspective’, 16 yrs+, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com
Blowzella 7 piece band. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song. An inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound – played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. 7.30pm, £12.50. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, neuaddogwen.com
Moor Path Work Come and join us for essential maintenance to the Offa’s Dyke footpath as it crosses Cyrn y Brian moor towards Llandegla. Meet at the layby where the National Trail leaves the road (SJ 234 495), or lift available from Market St Car Park, Llangollen at 9.30am. Denbighshire Volunteer Programme, AONB Llangollen 01824 712795.
Full Moon Sound Healing Meditation A place to just lie down and listen to the beautiful sounds of the gongs; sometimes we chant. 7.30 – 8.45pm, £9 adv, or £12 on door. Oddfellows Lodge, Chester CH4 8SG. Facebook: of event name
N.E.W. Wellbeing Network Brings together third sector organisations (local, regional and national) operating in Flintshire and Wrexham who have an interest in health, social care and wellbeing. You can present your project or service at this event. 9.30am – 12.30pm. Held at Plas Pentwyn Community Resource Centre, Castle Road, Coedpoeth, Wrexham LL11 3NA. Please contact Fran Hughes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Tysen Charels – Funks & Soul Bash Blending soul, rock, funk blues and dance music. 8pm, £7.50. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org
Wildlife at the Spinnies A guided walk around the nature reserve, with optional extra to visit nearby Eithinog. Bring your binoculars – and lunch! 11.30am – 3.30pm, Spinnies Aberogwen, Bangor. Janet Baker 07812 659593, email@example.com
Happy as Lazzaro (12A) Film. Beautiful and magical fable: an easy-going farmer befriends a rich marquis. 7pm for 7.30 screening. £6. New Dot Cinema, Town Hall, Llangollen LL20 8NU. newdotcinema.org
Holyhead Yeah! Live band night; Tea Street Band supported by Callow Youth and Caine Jones Williams. 7pm, £10. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org
The Favourite (15) Film. The relationship between two cousins in early 18th century England, both vying to be the favourite to Queen Anne. Open 7.30pm with film at 8.15pm. £4 evening, £20 annual subs. Denbigh Film Club, Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426.
13th FRIDAY – 15th SUNDAY
Inner Balance Yoga Retreat Step out of time for a grounding and energising weekend of yoga with experienced Forrest Yoga teacher Claire Mace. Explore what balance means to you, how you relate to it, and how you can bring more of it to your life, your emotions, and your yoga. By paying attention internally you can discern what is yours to deal with, and detach from the external stresses that knock you off balance. Then you can find a place where you feel empowered and calmer: a place of inner balance. £199-£349. Held at South Stack Coastal Retreats, Holyhead Mountain, LL65 1YH. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, northwalesretreats.com
MaD Weekend (Make a Difference ~ Mentro a Dathlu) Join us for another action-packed weekend of volunteer activities across Snowdonia with overnight camping, music and food on the Craflwyn Estate, Beddgelert. In partnership with a host of local organisations and businesses. 10am; more info and register: snowdonia-society.org
LLAWN – Llandudno Arts Festival A marvellous mix of events during the day and night, starting Friday evening. Imaginative, inspirational and vitality full activities. Llandudno Town and Prom. Full info from the website: llawn.org
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (18) Film. Tarantino’s latest set in 1966, as a TV star and his stunt man make their way round a changing industry. 13th 6pm; 14th & 15th 7.30pm, £7, £6. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org
Three Days To Make A Difference Join dozens of volunteers in the heart of Snowdonia to help with a range of different activities including: tree survey, litter picks, invasive species removal, footpath maintenance and more. Plus camping, BBQ, live music from Project Cuba on Sat night. Snowdonia Society, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Virgo Full Moon 4:33am BST
LLAWN Festival ~ Red, Yellow, Blue – What Colour Are You? This interactive game is based around the three primary colours: red, yellow & blue. We encourage you to join the fun online, zooming into the primary colours in things around us and post your quirky, fun and dramatic findings. You can find us between 1 – 4pm during LLAWN festival in Llandudno. You will see three figures in primary colours wandering around the promenade and in town trying to find objects or people with matching colours for their ‘team’. They will take pictures that will be exhibited in the building of Tacile Bosch on Sunday. This collage will also include pictures that have been posted on this page. This will show the most popular colour. You are encouraged to join the pre-fun online and of course come and join the live game by wearing one of the three colours to support the team you would like to win. This project is initiated by social artist Femke van Gent and she has formed a great team with Holly Evans & Marty Young for the performance at LLAWN. Facebook: Red, Yellow, Blue, what colour are you?
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, email@example.com
Empire – Histories and Legacies A talk by Prof. Gurminder K Bhambra. This talk will argue that there is something distinctive about European empires, specifically a distinct form of domination through the extraction of resources – including of labour through enslavement and indenture, and of land through dispossession – creating a legacy of wealth and property that continues to advantage European societies even after empire. 2.30pm, free, Mostyn, Llandudno 01492 868191, mostyn.org
NW Vegan Festival Vegan stalls, cookery demos, all day inspirational talks, yoga and children’s activities; 1.30am – 4.30pm, £3 entry, u16s free. Plas Coch Sports Centre, Wrexham. Visit: veganeventsuk.co.uk
Craft Market / Marchnad Crefft We’ll be hosting a pop-up craft market during Sioe Trawsfynydd Show. Stands available for local crafters and makers at just £10 each – message us! 10am – 4pm. Llys Ednowain Hostel, Trawsfynydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 4UB. 01978 759603, register: eventbrite.co.uk
Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery This one day course looks at some of the best and tastiest ways to enjoy wild food. From our basecamp set in the ancient woodland at the National Trust’s Erddig Estate we will be exploring the forest and hedges in search of “food for free.” 9.30am – 4.30pm, £55. Woodland Classroom, Erddig, Wrexham. Lea & James 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com
September Craft Fair We have 25 stalls selling a wide range of unique, quality items. 11am – 3pm, Criccieth Memorial Hall, High St., LL52 0HB. Facebook: of event name
Pinewood’s Snowdon Hike A free opportunity to have fun whilst climbing Snowdon. 6am – 9pm; route will depend on numbers booked. Led by Tiara Hemans. Register: eventbrite.co.uk
Embroidered Flora During this workshop you will learn 3 methods for adding lettering to quilts and textiles; all abilities welcome. 10am – 4pm, £35. Storiel, Bangor 01248 353368, storiel.cymru
New Routes in Greenland Instructor Paul Warnock shares his experiences of setting a number of new ascents of the cliffs and mountains of Greenland. 7.45pm, Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET, 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk
Welsh Language Day: Lyric Writing £35 per day. More from Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales
Gallery Talk Join exhibition curator, Elen Bonner, to explore how contemporary craft objects, through their material, making, story or use, can nurture a deep-rooted sense of belonging. 2pm, free, no booking required. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk Also on 21st
Welcome to Crystals This one day workshop shows you a selection of crystal healing techniques, which help you to tap into their magic. No experience is necessary, just an interest in (or perhaps growing obsession with!) crystals. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £40, booking essential, Chester Health Store, 59 Bridge St Row, Chester CH1 1NW. Bookings: cariadcrystal healingandspiritualguidance.weebly.com
Create a Bespoke Papercut Helen will lead you through the process of creating a bespoke papercut to celebrate a special occasion. Inspired by textile ‘samplers’, you’ll create a unique artwork incorporating personal details alongside traditional symbols and motifs. You may wish to bring a photograph of your home or lines from a poem or song to include in your design. All tools and materials will be provided. 10.30am – 1pm or 2.30 – 5pm. £30 per session. Ruthin Craft Centre LL15 1BB, 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk
Kill Bill: Double Bill! (15) Film. Part of Tarantino Season. The only way to kill Bill is to do it in one sitting. See Vol. 1 & 2 back-to-back for QT’s homage to Japanese martial arts epics. 7pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
NW International Musical Festival Featuring Only Boys Aloud, Doniau Cudd (Hidden Talents) from Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias – creative music project for adults who have learning difficulties, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s ‘Voice of the Future’ 2019 and internationally renowned young piano virtuoso Luke Jones, who will perform Schumann’s Waldszenen (Forest Scenes) and Ravel’s Miroirs (Mirrors). 7pm, £15, £12, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
14th SATURDAY & 15th SUNDAY
Beginners Meditation Retreat Take time out of your busy life to enjoy a day or two of simple meditations to calm and uplift your mind. Each day will consist of three meditation sessions guided by Resident Teacher Gen Leksang. There will be an explanation of how to practice these meditations and how to integrate them into your daily life. 10.30am – 3.30pm, with breaks. £20 one day; £30 weekend, includes lunch. Accommodation available. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Llandudno LL30 1YY, 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com
Picturehaus Film Club ~ Helfa Gelf Our sponsors Manorhaus in Ruthin are putting on four nights of films & food over the Helfa Gelf September weekends, with a film inspired set-menu 2 course dinner at 7pm, followed by the film screening. The ticket price of £22.50 includes 2-course meal, film and interval ice cream. 14th: The White Crow and 15th: At Eternity’s Gate. Tickets must be purchased online in advance from the box office – go to picturehausfilmclub.com and enter the password ‘casablanca’ to view the film information and menu. Manorhaus, Well St., Ruthin LL15 1AH, 01824 704830, manorhaus.com Also 21st/22nd
14th SATURDAY – 23rd MONDAY
Barmouth Walking Festival 10 Days of Guided Walks in Southern Snowdonia for all abilities. You can download the programme from: barmouthwalkingfestival.co.uk
Red Tent Gwynedd A gathering for those women interested in ritual, sacred sharing and some social time. This month the theme is “How we find meaning in our life”. From 1pm for tea and arrival, sharing circle at 2pm, finish at 5pm for food, home 6pm. Held in Bethesda. Join the group on Facebook for full details and venue directions. Facebook: Red Tent Gwynedd
Anglesey Artisans A group of like minded individuals specialising in unique crafts, arts, health, beauty products & other bespoke items. 12 – 5pm. Treaddur Bay Hotel, Holyhead LL65 2UN. Facebook: of event name
Quaker Meeting 3rd Sun/month, 10am, Memorial Hall, Market St., Llangollen. Maria Haines 01978 860349, northwalesquakers.org
Yoga on the Lawn See 1st
Pianists Galore! / Y Keyboards Kwl! An afternoon of piano music featuring pianists from all over Wales, and introduced by Iwan Llewelyn-Jones. The performers are all Iwan’s students, and include national prize-winners and graduates of the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music. 3pm, £5, £4 concs, £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org
Dwy: Sian James a Lleuwen Steffan An evening of songs to inspire with two of Wales’ leading musical artists. Siân and Lleuwen discuss and perform both their own and each other’s songs, individually and together within the special atmosphere of the theatre. 7.30pm, £12, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com
Universal Ceremony of Gratitude Prayers, Meditation, Singing, Chanting, Dancing and sharing our gratitude for Life! 2.30 – 3.30pm, in the Chapel, Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. Contact Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy4Life Wales Yoga Walk Immerse yourself in nature during a guided yoga, mindfulness and walking experience whilst learning about the unique varieties of seasonal flora and fauna within this extraordinary site. No prior experience needed, but bring a sitting mat if you have one. £5 adults (accompanied children free). Minera Quarry Nature Reserve, Maes y Ffynnon Road, Wrexham, LL11 3DE. Terry and Annette Clarke-Coyne 07739 045006, email@example.com
15th SUNDAY – 20th FRIDAY
Society of Botanical Artists Course Course Director Simon Williams SBA will provide a very dynamic tutoring style with two different media, Watercolour or Gouache. £598 – £648. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru
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 able to meet with others who share their interest. 7 – 9.15pm, 1815 Café, Bangor. Mary Ward – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brickfields Pond – Viewpoint Clearance Help us open up viewpoints over the pond, and cut back scrub encroachment on the footpaths. 10am – 3pm. Meet at Brickfields Office, Rhyl. LL18 2YR. Denbighshire Volunteer Programme, North Denbighshire, 01824 708313.
The Aztec Legacy: Continuity and Change A talk by Chloe Sayer and The Society of 13. 7.30pm, Grosvenor Museum, Chester. Visit: societyofthirteen.org.uk
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. Contact Alan 01244 679185/ Facebook for more details, amnesty.org
16th MONDAY – 21st SATURDAY
Writing a Novel Whether you are part way through a first draft or deep into a fifth, this course is designed to assist you in refining your own unique voice, deciding what form your novel should take, creating convincing characters and settings, and plotting and pacing in such a way that your reader is hooked from the opening lines. £550 – £675. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales
16th MONDAY – 22nd SUNDAY
Yoga & Wild Swimming See 6th – 9th. Menai Bridge. Book: thezestlife.co.uk
The 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.
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
Prestatyn Reading Group 3rd Tues/month, 2pm, Prestatyn Library, King’s Ave., LL19 9LH, 01745 854841.
Blasu Crefft: Glass Painting (with Verity Pulford) Workshop Held in English, 6.30pm, 16yrs+. More from: Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com
Sextember: Time to Talk About Sex The SEXtember Campaign was launched in 2015 to encourage people to discuss sexual health matters openly and without embarrassment in the month of September. This year’s campaign theme is Get It On! – promoting condom use. Condoms are a cheap and accessable way to prevent unplanned pregnancies and most sexually transmitted infections. This year we are promoting condom access and use, dispelling the myths around condoms, educating people on the kinds of sexual activity they can be used for and also promoting pleasurable use of condoms. To share information on the campaign and local services we are holding a half day sexual health conference. This conference is free of charge. 9.30am – 1pm. Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Education Centre, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor LL57 2PW. Register on eventbrite.co.uk / sextember.org
Gorse Clearance Help is needed to clear Gorse growing off a local scheduled ancient monument. We will provide lifts from Loggerheads Country Park. 10am – 3pm. Denbighshire Volunteer Programme, AONB Loggerheads Country Park Office 01824 712757.
17th TUESDAY & 18th THURSDAY
Dry Stone Walling – Coed Nercwys Help continue to rebuild the old forest boundary at Coed Nercwys, nr Mold. Meet at the main forest car park. (SJ 218 593). 10am – 3pm. Denbighshire Volunteer Programme, North Denbighshire, 01824 708313.
Introduction to A Course in Miracles See 11th
Thrift and Thread Keeping the clothes you have rather than discarding them; so mending, darning, relearning/sharing old techniques, letting your clothes read the story of you. Bring sewing kit, hand sewing, items from your repair pile. Please invite anyone you feel would like to come, this is aimed at being a space for being with other women, but of course any children and passing men are welcome if they feel called in. 12 – 4pm. Black Cat Café, Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon. Facebook: of event name
Wordy Poetry night. Poems, storytelling, music and singing. Free entry. Come and watch or perform. 6 – 9pm, free. Pie Records, Rhos Road, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy. See Facebook: Pierecordsrhos and contact email@example.com
Women’s Mindful Craft Circle See 4th
Reflections with Music and Poetry A time for stillness by candlelight. 7.30 – 8.15pm, donations welcome. Eglwys Llanfaelrhys Pilgrim Church, Porth Ysgo, Pen Llŷn LL53 8AN. Parking at the church or nearby layby. Susan Fogarty 01758 703039, firstname.lastname@example.org
Denbigh Library Reading Group 3rd Thurs/month, 2pm. Denbigh Library, Hall Square 01745 816313.
Life Drawing 10 week block class from 7pm. £90, £60 concs. RCA Conwy, Crown Lane, LL32 8AN, 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas There will be exclusive readings by a number of high-profile actors and filmed documentary content from throughout Atwood’s life. Filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre in London, she will also answer questions from audiences across the UK in this rare appearance. 2pm, £15, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Jackie Brown (15) Film. The film that shows Tarantino can be effective without being extreme – although the threat of violence is expertly wielded. 8pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Tea, Cake and Company Gardening Group See 5th
Denbighshire Volunteer Programme: Gro Isa, Corwen Help us repair the historic slate fencing and begin to renovate the hedges. 10am. Meet at the main car park, Corwen. LL21 0DN. AONB Llangollen Office 01824 712795.
NW International Musical Festival ~ Yu Kosuge Japanese classical pianist Yu Kosuge will perform pieces reflecting ‘Water’ and ‘Wind’ from her ‘Four Elements’ cycle, including the Venetian Gondola Songs from Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words, Janáček’s In the Mists, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. 31 no. 2 ‘The Tempest’ and pieces by Debussy, Ravel, Wagner and Liszt. 7pm, £15 – £10. Held at St. Asaph Cathedral. Bookings 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Marianne & Leonard : Words of Love (15) Film. An in-depth look at the relationship between Leonard Cohen and lover Marianne Ihlen. 2pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
19th THURSDAY – 21st SATURDAY
Ara Deg 19: 19th – Aldous Harding, Audiobook. 20th – Mum, Jane Weaver. 21st – Gruff Rhys, Muzi, Bill Ryder-Jones. £45 for all three shows. 7pm. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda. neuaddogwen.com
Ocean Film Festival This carefully curated collection of short films features sublime footage from both above and below the water’s surface, showcasing the spellbinding power and beauty of our oceans. Penguins, surf, marine scientists, the Arctic, and a painting. 7.30pm, £15. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk
A Walk Through Time ~ Parc Mawr 9.45am, free. A longish walk on rough terrain so a good level of fitness is necessary. Bring food and drink. 7.5 ms. Meet main rd., Parc Mawr, Henryd LL32 8EZ. Contact 0330 333 3300, Woodland Trust, Denbighshire.
Afternoon Art Art workshops for adults – discover your creativity in our informal sessions. No previous experience necessary. 2 – 4pm, £5 per session. Mostyn, Llandudno 01492 879201, mostyn.org
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.
Weeds for Wellbeing An introduction to foraging for wild plants in autumn that can be used in the treatment of common ailments. Many plants that are considered “weeds” can actually be harvested to create effective home remedies. 10am – 3pm. Woodland Classroom@ Hawarden Estate, Flintshire. Lea & James 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com
Geraint Lövgreen A’r Enw Da Enigmatic sounds move from soft piano to the big band sound with saxophones blazing, and subtle love songs. 8pm, £10, £8 concs., Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Yin Yoga & Gong Bath 65 minutes of Yin Yoga followed by a short comfort break and then an hours’ Gong Bath. As always you are invited to stay behind (to help ground you again after the session) for tea and fruit/cake and a chat. 7.30 – 10pm. £23. Source Yoga, Nutrition and Health, 294 Conway Rd., Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Tickets: bookwhen.com
20th FRIDAY & 21st SATURDAY
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (15) Film. Part of Tarantino Season. 8pm daily + 2pm 21st. £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
20th FRIDAY – 22nd SUNDAY
Yoga, Nutrition & Detox Retreat Create a personal health package by learning how to maintain balance through food and lifestyle changes. Experience the benefits of yoga and learn natural cleansing methods. Gain essential knowledge about how to increase your diet’s nutritional content. £395 shared, £465 single. Dru Yoga, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Bethesda 01248 602900, druyoga.com
Pond & Stream Invertebrate Life Pond-dipping for grown-ups! Learn how to find and identify freshwater creatures, exploring their habitats and finding out about their often bizarre life cycles. Use microscopes, keys, field guides and expert tuition to get to know some of the tiny creatures that share our planet. £120, £100 concs. Course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621580. Accommodation through CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk Held at CAT.
Llanfrothen A Chroesor ~ Harvest School Carreg Bica music workshops – songs and tunes; £100 for 3 hours a day. Welsh language workshops ~ ‘Village Life’; 4 hours a day, includes a walking tour, £80. In different locations. More info from: ceri.matho@ btinternet.com; Welsh: email@example.com
Yoga & Wild Swimming See 6th – 9th. Menai Bridge. Book: thezestlife.co.uk
In Search of the Historical Jesus In this study weekend you will look at Jesus in his historical context: his Jewish heritage, the turbulent political climate against which he lived his life, his message, friends and enemies, his execution, and ask what difference this understanding makes to us as Christians in the 21st Century. £235 residential, from £160 non-residential. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org
20th FRIDAY – 29th SUNDAY
In The Seen – Only The Seen The wanderer Bahiya was the recipient of one of the Buddha’s most well-known and direct teachings: ‘Bahiya, train yourself like this – In the seen, there will be only the seen, in the heard, only the heard, in the sensed, only the sensed and in the cognised, only the cognised’. During this retreat we will be following in Bahiya’s footsteps. By way of meditation, reflection and dialogue, we’ll see just what prepared Bahiya to really hear the Buddha’s teaching and – most important – what we can bring from this to our own practice. £405, £369 concs., £70 deposit. Vajraloka Buddhist Retreat, Corwen LL21 0EN, 01490 460406, vajraloka.org
Manipura Chakra Workshop Yin/Yang Yoga Workshop with Jackie Quayle. Come and join Jackie for a 3.5 hour yoga workshop, focussing on Manipura Chakra. Manipura Chakra is our third chakra and more commonly known as ‘The Fire in the Belly’ and ‘The Seat of Personal Power’. The element is FIRE, and this workshop will show you how to ignite your inner fire (Agni), and draw upon this fire as and when needed. 2 – 5.30pm, £40 includes vegan buffet. Source Yoga, Nutrition and Health, 294 Conway Rd., Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Tickets: bookwhen.com
Looking After Topiary Learn about the equipment and techniques used to look after Topiary. 16 yrs+, 11am – 1pm. Plas Newydd, Llangollen LL20 8AW, 01978 862834, firstname.lastname@example.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. £45. Snowdonia, Nature’s Work; natureswork.co.uk Climbing Around the World Instructor Dave Evans is a passionate and committed climber who has honed his craft in some amazing places around the world Free, 7.45pm, Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET, 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk
Weave a ‘Ring Nest’ Rosie will introduce you to basic rush weaving techniques including check weave, pairing and weaving a track border – giving you the skills and confidence to make your very own ‘ring nest’, decorated with bulrush flowers. All tools and materials will be provided. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £60, includes lunch. Ruthin Craft Centre LL15 1BB, 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk
Trigonos Sale! Includes: art materials, books, gardening equipment, kitchen equipment, picture frames, pottery, rugs, hot drinks and homemade cakes, and lots more. 10am – 3pm. Trigonos, Nantlle. 01286 882388, email@example.com ~ trigonos.org
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
Reconnecting with Nature Here, at Woodland Classroom, we believe that the journey to stronger nature connection begins with 5 principles; slowing down, taking notice of the wild things, reading the landscape, giving back to the Earth and sharing our joy of nature with others. Join us around the campfire amongst the beautiful woods and parkland. 9.30am – 5pm, Woodland Classroom. Held at Hawarden Estate, Flintshire. James & Lea 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com
Build A Lapsteel Guitar If you’ve ever dreamed of making your own musical instrument, lapsteel guitars are a great place to start. During this one-day practical course you will build a simple guitar to take away with you, based mainly on reclaimed materials. 10am – 4pm, £85 all materials and lunch. CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk
Climb Snowdon September Exact route depends on weather and we will decide closer to the time. Learn of its explosive past and how the mountains of Snowdonia were formed. See the rare alpine plants that cling onto life after being left behind since the last ice age. 9am – 4pm, £30. Rhyd-Ddu LL54 6TP. Organised by Mountain Escapes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Talk See 14th
Hermitage Mindfulness Mornings Tara offers guidance in mindfulness meditation for those who are interested. Although the mornings are open to all they are ideally suited to those who already have completed an 8 week Mindfulness course. 10am – 1pm, £10 – £20. Hermitage of the Awakened Heart, Ynys Graianog, Criccieth LL52 0NT. Visit: ahs.org.uk
Stop Worrying, Start Living How to beat the worrying habit and embrace life’s opportunities, with Gen Kelsang Leksang. 10.30am – 1pm, £15 refreshments. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Llandudno LL30 1YY, 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com
Beach Clean, Harlech Join us as we take part in our annual Marine Conservation Society survey and beach clean at Harlech. Not only will we be clearing the beach of litter but also contributing to a global measure of litter levels. Information gathered in these litter picks has contributed towards meaningful changes; the plastic bag charge, microplastics banned in personal care products, better wet wipe labelling and massive support for tax on ‘on the go’ plastic single use. Booking essential. Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, email@example.com
Hidden Figures (PG) Film. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space programme. Arrive from 6.30 for 7pm showing. £5, £2 children, includes tea and cake. Rowen Memorial Hall, Conwy. rowenconwy.org.uk
Jonathan Richards ~ Classical Guitarist This evening will be shared with Kajal Sharma – Indian Classical Dancer. 7 for 7.30pm. Horeb Chapel, Rhiw Rd, Colwyn Bay. Info: 07756 197442, 01492 539589.
Mad Professor Meets Sir Coxsone Outernational Leading dub engineer & producer, Mad Professor alongside legendary sound system operator & producer, Lloyd Coxsone of Sir Coxsone Outernation. 7pm, £15. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org
Eric Ngalle Charles: This is Not A Poem Film. A new film exploring identity, diversity, racism and tolerance, which is based on the works of Wales-based Cameroon-born poet Eric Ngalle Charles. Eric’s work has been described as using “a unique theatrical language” by Owen Sheers, and the film will form part of an hour-long discussion about identity in a political era dominated by Brexit and discussions about Welsh independence. 7.30pm, £6, £4. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com
Little Sparrow – Live in The Woods Delicately crafted folk songs with strings, guitars, percussion and harmonies. 7 – 9pm, £20 per car with two free tickets; £5 each for 3rd & 4th person, to be paid on the night. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk
21st SATURDAY & 22nd SUNDAY
Helfa Gelf Art Trail Open artists offering their work and opening up their studios; in Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. Find out where and how: helfgelf.co.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 of her students. £150 class fee, accommodation is available £30 per night. Tregarth, Bangor. Viv 01248 601388, 07771 280824, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fixing Your Damp House Perfect for those looking to restore an old or traditionally built home, making it nicer to live in and more environmentally friendly. Suitable for beginners, DIY enthusiasts or professional builders without much experience with older housing. £300. Held at CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk
Picturehaus Film Club ~ Helfa Gelf 21st: Big Eyes, 22nd: Frida. Ruthin. See 14th & 15th for details.
The Science Behind Gardening Learn the principles of botany and the implications for how plants grow, exploring how this knowledge can help you improve your gardening techniques. If you’re interested in gardening or ecology and want to know more about the underlying biological structures and processes, this course is for you. £60, £55 concs. Book course through Aberystwyth University at 01970 621 580 before booking accommodation at CAT. Held at CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk
Bushcraft Through the Seasons: Autumn Course content will include seasonal wild food and medicinal plants, natural fire lighting techniques, wood carving, natural cordage, tracking and navigation techniques. £140. Tutor is Matt McIntyre. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk
Cogwarts Steampunk Spectacular A steam train ride at Llangollen Railway 6.30pm, for full entertainment and prizes for the best picnic! Followed by The Covert Cabaret. Weekend: Steampunk Market Bazaar and the best steampunk dressed dog till 5pm! Circus, dance, music, with full entertainment until 12am. Tickets for individual events or whole weekend. Llangollen Pavilion LL20 8SW. Tickets: eventbrite.com
21st SATURDAY – 24th TUESDAY
Space to Be with Ros Tennyson 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. Contact Ros: email@example.com. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW, 01286 882388, trigonos.org See page 10.
21st SATURDAY – 25th WEDNESDAY
Vibrant Vegan Cooking with chef Lee Watson. This Vibrant Vegan! holiday offers a healthier approach to life and delicious plant-based food, space to rejuvenate, learn, develop and chill in beautiful surroundings, reconnect with nature and a sense of well-being. Cooking, walking, meditation, bonfire. Costs: £579, £499 shared, non-res rates available. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW, 01286 882388, trigonos.org
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. 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; natureswork.co.uk
Literary Atlas / Atlas Lenyddol The Literary Atlas project explores how English language novels set in Wales contribute to our understanding of the real-and-imagined nature of the country, its history and its communities. As part of the Literary Atlas project they are running a creative writing workshop for free to the public facilitated by author Sian Northey. Add to Literary Atlas map with your own creative writing, for example a (very) short story, a short non-fictional reflection, a piece of dialogue, a poem or an extract from a longer piece of writing. English or Welsh. 2pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com
Home Preserves Course / Cwrs Cyffeithiau Cartref This course will offer a comprehensive overview of the different preserving methods available to the home grower. As well as theory of food hygiene and pickling methods. 10am – 4pm, £32.50 (£29.50 concs/Botanic Garden members). Led by Growing the Future. Held at Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor LL57 2RX. Bookings: 01558 667150, eventbrite.co.uk
Exploring Cors Ddyga Reserve Warden Ian Hawkins guides us around this extensive reserve on the lookout for birds, insects and wild flowers. Latest news of bitterns will no doubt feature! 10am – 1pm, RSPB Cors Ddyga Nature Reserve, Pentre Berw, Gaerwen, LL60 6LB. Penny Radford 01248 713022, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Journey Through the Chakras – Heart Our Heart chakra. Universal and self love. Reconnect with the feeling of love, self love, compassion and forgiveness. On the program we have meditation, Shaktidance, drum journey, mediations and creative space. No previous experience needed. 9.30am – 3.30pm, Bishop’s Lloyd Palace, Upper Row, 51-53 Watergate St., Chester CH1 2LE. Facebook: of event name
Ben Elton: Work in Progress A new stand-up show, ‘ … things have defintely taken a funny turn.” 7pm, £27.50, 14 yrs +. William Aston Hall, Wrexham LL11 2AF. Tickets: 0844 249 1000, thewilliamastonhall.com
Mabon / Autumn Equinox 8.50am BST. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. It marks Thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the coming winter months.The second of the three Pagan harvest festivals.
Gong Bath A time to slow down, and tune into the harmonic balance of the sound. All you need to do is arrive, lie on a yoga mat, snuggle in a blanket and pillow, so that you are warm and comfortable. 7pm, £13. Llanfairfechan Community Centre, Village Rd. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk
New Moon Gong Bath A form of meditation, a sound therapy. It has been around for thousands of years as an aid in healing. During the meditation, all levels of your Being – physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual – will benefit from the deep, healing resonance of the gong. 7 – 8.15pm, £13. Caernarfon venue. For more information: email@example.com
Autumn Equinox Tree Walk Erddig, Wrexham. James & Lea 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com
23rd MONDAY – 28th SATURDAY
Making Your Truth in Poems There might be a sequence or a longer poem, a story that you must tell. Inua and Pascale will share their own writing experiences, and help you find strategies to write your truth and make it compelling to the reader. £550 – £675. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales
Red Squirrel Trust Wales Evening Join Iolo Williams along with Dr Cathleen Thomas (RSPB) and Holly Peek (Red Squirrels Trust Wales) during red squirrel awareness week for an evening of talks. Throughout the evening we will discuss different wildlife conflicts and crimes that are impacting our wildlife today and some of the steps taken to address them. 6 – 9.30pm, £7 – £13.50. Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ, 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk
Vale of Llangollen Walk 9.5-mile walk with AONB Officer Howard Sutcliffe with a visit to the Woodland Trust’s Pen y Coed Reserve. 10am – 4pm. Meet outside Tourist Information Centre, Llangollen.
Bereavement Café Last Tues/month. A safe space to come together for a chat, cuppa, share experiences, encouragement, strength and understanding; you are not alone. 10am – 12pm, Tŷ Doctor, Nefyn. More from Rev’d Sara Roberts 07967 652981, firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodland Volunteering: Tŷ Hyll The monthly woodland workday parties offer something for everyone with a chance to test out some of your practical skills in woodland management! 10am. Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, email@example.com
Moel Famau Country Park Improvements Help the Country Park ranger keep the park looking its best with access improvements and maintenance work. Meet at Bwlch Penbarras car park. (SJ 161 605). 10am – 3pm. Denbighshire Volunteer Programme, AONB Loggerheads Country Park Office 01824 712757.
Level 3 Diploma in Crystal Therapy A 10 month course. For those who have completed the Foundation Course and Certificate Levels. £800. Cloverly House, Ewloe, Flintshire CH5 3AU. Info: hope-college.co.uk
Trials of Cato “… A hybrid of traditional influences in folk music”. £12, doors open 7pm for 8pm gig. Bar only, no food. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 35544, blueskybangor.co.uk
Introduction to A Course in Miracles See 11th
Willow Clearance The reserve is made up of a fantastic dune system which is home to several specialist species such as sea holly, burnet rose and skylark. Help us clear the willow which is making the dunes system unhealthy. 10am. Booking essential. Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gong Bath A time to slow down, and tune into the harmonic balance of the sound. All you need to do is arrive, lie on a yoga mat, snuggle in a blanket and pillow, so that you are warm and comfortable. 7pm, £13. Canolfan Beaumaris, Rating Row, Beaumaris LL58 8AL. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk
Tidy Up – Coed Llangwyfan Help keep the site looking its best, enjoy the beautiful views whilst you work around the forest. Meet at Coed Llangwyfan top car park, on the road between Nannerch and Llangwyfan. (SJ 139 668). 10am – 3pm. Denbighshire Volunteer Programme, North Denbighshire 01824 708313.
Rear Window (PG) Hitchcock thriller. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours and is convinced he’s witnessed a murder. Dementia Friendly Film. Low lights, people are welcome to walk around and come and go as they please. 1pm, £4. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Inglorious Basterds (15) Film. Ripping up the conventions of Nazi-battling war films, QT goes his own way with this outrageous revenge epic. Part of the Tarantino Season. 8pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
25th WEDNESDAY -13th NOVEMBER, WEDS
Mindfulness 8 week course Criccieth area. Contact gwyneddmindfulness.co.uk for details. (Orientation Day on the process 18th Sept)
The Healing Power of Thought Auras, Crystals and Angels. A talk with Susan Bayliss and the Theosophical Society. 2pm, £5, members of TS £3. Free refreshments, book sale. Held at Parkway Community Centre, Rhos Rd., Rhos on Sea LL28 4SE. Enquiries: email@example.com See adverts on page 29
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 11am – 12.30pm. No need to feel you are a ‘good’ singer, you just need to enjoy it and the energy and harmonies our voices create. Cost £7. If you are interested to come along please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Moorland Hike A 10-mile walk with the AONB Officer Howard Sutcliffe visiting World’s End and Frozen Clock on Ruabon Moor. 10am – 4pm. Meet at the layby above World’s End. Map ref: GR 223 483.
Occasional Cinema 4th Thurs/month. Food from 6.30pm. All film suggestions welcome and offers of help for the evening. Screening at 7.30pm. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 35544, blueskybangor.co.uk
Taste of the 1700s An evening of period food in the company of Nia Watkin Powell. Based on recipe books from Bangor University’s Archives, including Elizabeth Morgan’s own. Storiel, Bangor. 01248 353368, storiel.cymru
One Man, Two Guvnors National Theatre Live Screening. Comedic tale of small time East End hood and the complications of hiding from the police. 7pm, £10, £8, £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org
Tea, Cake and Company Gardening Group See 5th
Jon Boden & Elidyr Glyn Jon is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead; here presenting songs from the albums; plus support. 7.30pm, £16, £14. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com
26th THURSDAY & 27th FRIDAY
Call Mr. Robeson ~ A Life, With Songs Theatre. The story of the great Paul Robeson retold, by Tayo Aluko, from his pioneering and heroic activism to his close relationship with Wales. With powerful oratory and famous songs, including Ol’ Man River. 7.45pm both days, £10+; Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Afternoon Art ~ Drawing Art Workshop See 20th
Pen Llŷn Ultras 2019 A short film documenting the famous Pen Llŷn Ultra Marathons. 7pm, £6, £4. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com
The Goldfinch (15) Film. A 13 year old boy loses his mother. He goes through an odyssey of guilt and grief, redemption and love. Scala Cinema, 47 High St., Prestatyn LL19 9AH, 01745 850197.
Talk by Ray Wood and 2019 Photo Competition Prizes A talk by photo-journalist Ray Wood with prize-giving for the winners of the Snowdonia Society’s 2019 photo competition. All welcome. 7.30pm, Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, email@example.com
The White Crow (12A) Film. The true story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s defection to the West. 7pm for 7.30 screening. £6. New Dot Cinema, Town Hall, Llangollen LL20 8NU. newdotcinema.org
NWIMF Chamber Music Concert Featuring Ensemble Cymru, Welsh National Opera soprano Samantha Hay and other guest artists. The concert will mark National Chamber Music Day and the Love Schubert Campaign. The programme will also include Anglesey Seascapes by Gareth Glyn. 11am, £10, St Asaph’s Cathedral. Bookings: Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Manu Delago 9 piece Ensemble. World renowned handpan (hang drum) player and composer Manu Delago with his band takes the listener through the cycle of sleep stages, emulating REM, light sleep, deep sleep and an abrupt awakening. Delago was inspired by the concept of individual circadian rhythms for his new record Circadian, due in part to his own lack of sleep. 7.30pm, £12. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, neuaddogwen.com
NWIMF ~ Folk Night Vrï: Jordan Price Williams (cello), Patrick Rimes (violin, viola) & Aneirin Jones (violin). Vrï represent Wales and its music in the fast-evolving world of ‘chamber-folk’. 7pm, £15 – £10. Held at St. Asaph Cathedral. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
Cybi Poets Meets last Fri/month to read and share poetry. 7.30pm, free. Iorwerth Arms, Bryngwran, Holyhead. Contact Karen 07929 069235.
Fleabag Screening from NT. The hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series, written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 4pm, £15. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
27th FRIDAY & 28th SATURDAY
Mrs Lowry and Her Son (PG) Film. A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to suppress his passion. 8pm daily + 2pm 28th. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
27th FRIDAY – 29th SUNDAY
Wild Women Equinox Gathering Our connection to our beautiful Earth is vitally important in these current times. Ceremonial Cacao, Yoga, Dance, Sound Healing, Connection, nature, Crafting, heart circles, breathwork, skill sharing, healing area, sauna, fire ceremony, wild swimming, delicious vegetarian food, transformational talks, connection. Come connect and embrace your wild side! 1 – 9pm. Weekend ticket: £111, includes camping but not food; all inclusive £155. Campervan £5. Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com Facebook: of event name
Llŷn Guitar Festival Guitar music at its best. Offering world class acoustic music and tuition to the guitar enthusiast of any level; Jazz, Country, harp guitar, blues. Michael Chapman, Paul Brett, Dave Stephen, Greg Robley and more. Daytime and evening sessions. Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli LL53 7TT, 01758 740763, llynguitarfestival.org.uk
Denbigh Open Doors Wales’s largest celebration of buildings and architecture. During the weekend visitors will have the opportunity to look around many interesting buildings, some of which are not normally open to the public, or join the guided tours on offer. Free. Contact: denbighopendoors@ gmail.com
The Cloth of Hope and Sorrow You are invited to a unique, immersive weekend of storytelling for adults from the world-renowned tradition bearer and storyteller Shonaleigh. She carries a living unbroken oral tradition passed down from grandmother to granddaughter by generations of Jewish women. Shonaleigh knows around 4,000 tales that she can recall on request, using the lost art of ‘stories within stories’. The Cloth of Hope and Sorrow tells of a sorcerer, the woman who is his prisoner, and how she weaves her way to freedom. £30. The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Anglesey LL65 4YA. Bookings: Claire 07970 409 724, anadlu.com
27th FRIDAY – 30th MONDAY
Nomad lll Come and spend three incredible days and nights under canvas on a journey surrounded by the wild and beautiful landscape of Snowdonia National Park. This is our 3 day program where we aim to reconnect participants to nature, themselves and to others. The Nomad crew create a safe and nourishing environment for internal reflection through a series of fun and challenging processes, testing out ideas and theories and having a wonderful journeying time! We spend time around the fire, we talk about life and our place within it, we talk about our hopes and intentions, we dream into what might come. We do of course use our feet to journey too, not only our minds! Accommodation and food is all part of the experience! Simple, stripped down but cosy and comfortable canvas structures served up with healthy hearty food cooked over a beautiful fire. Tickets and info: Tom Carter: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ nomadwales.com
Libra New Moon 6:26pm BST
Black History Month Celebration Bangor | Bangor Town Hall, 12pm to 4pm. The launch will be open to all and will begin with a drumming performance by the town clock. There will be a parade to the Town Hall, where the mayor will officially launch BHM in north-west Wales. The remainder of the afternoon will consist of music and dance performances. Families will be able to participate in several activities, including drumming, capoeira, Jamaican games and African dance. Several exhibitions will be on display from the various groups supporting our launch, including North Wales Jamaica Society, Gwynedd Africa Society, NWAMI and the Jamaica-Wales Alliance. The Black History Cymru 365 programme for 2019-20 launched at this event will be: Performance Design and production skills development. Contacts for queries and to get involved: Kay Denyer email@example.com 07809 721047; Uzo Iwobi OBE firstname.lastname@example.org 07838 360979; Adele Dunstan email@example.com
Textured Silver Pendant Initially you’ll experiment using copper and explore a variety of texturing techniques. You’ll then develop your design in silver; with lots of hammering, followed by some sawing at the bench and silver soldering to complete your pendant. 10.30am – 4pm, £65, £60 student. Led by Karen Williams. Mostyn, Llandudno 01492 879201, mostyn.org
4 Good Comedians 7pm. Bar only, no food. More from Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 35544, blueskybangor.co.uk
Jonathan Richards ~ Classical Guitarist With Robert Cross – Luthier. 7 for 7.30pm. Pensychnant Nature Reserve, Sychnant Pass, Conwy LL32 8BJ. Info: 01492 592595.
Risso’s Ramble A guided ramble to Point Lynas Lighthouse and back in search of seeing these usually deep-water-loving dolphins. Wrap up warm and bring a drink. 10am – 12pm. Llaneilian, Amlwch, LL68 9LT. Eve Grayson 07508 740559, eve.grayson@ northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk
Apple Day Gather up some apples from your garden, someone else’s garden or crab apples from the hedgerow (windfalls are fine as long as they are not rotten) and bring them to the Centre where you can put them through our crusher and press. Bring something to take the juice away in. Booking advised. £10, 2 hrs. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk
Creative Writing at Kyffin Building on the success of the last two classes, Kathy, University Lecturer of a decade or more, is teaching a third class in Kyffin this autumn. She is recruiting now for her new course, ‘Writing Short Stories’, beginning Saturday 28th September, 10 – 12.30 in the upstairs dining room at Kyffin. 10am – 12.30pm, Kyffin Cafe Deli, Bangor. Contact Kathy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature Reserve Open Day with Deeside Naturalists Society. 10am – 3pm, high water @11.40am, free. Refreshments available. Nr. Connah’s Quay, grid ref: SJ 271714. Visit: deenats.org.uk
Just an Ordinary Lawyer Theatre. Britain’s first Black judge, Nigerian Tunji Sowande, also a fine singer and cricket lover, finds himself comfortably stranded in the Heart of Empire, but muses on worldwide Black liberation struggles. 7.45pm, £10+, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com
28th SATURDAY & 29th SUNDAY
Anglesey Woodland Festival An event that showcases traditional woodland crafts and skills, with demonstrations from experienced craftspeople, locally sourced food and stalls selling handmade items. 11am – 4pm, free entry, donations welcome. Plas Newydd, Anglesey. Visit: angleseywoodfest.co.uk
Bushcraft Skills Weekend Whether you’re new to bushcraft or a veteran of the outdoors, let our experienced instructors guide you through the core skill branches of bushcraft; shelter, fire, food and using edged tools. Perfect for beginners. Woodland Classroom @ Chirk Castle, Wrexham. Lea & James 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com
Harmony Singing Workshop Join Susie for a day of singing with heartfelt, vibrant and deeply nourishing songs from around the world, as well as her own compositions and those of her late father Nick Prater. No experience necessary, just a willingness to open up and sing out! Bring food to share for a buffet lunch.10.30am – 4pm, £32 adv, £35 door. Llanddulas Village Hall, Abergele. Bookings: Sara Brown 07881 463585, email@example.com ~ naturalvoice.net
Gong Bath A time to slow down, and tune into the harmonic balance of the sound. All you need to do is arrive, lie on a yoga mat, snuggle in a blanket and pillow, so that you are warm and comfortable. 7pm, £13. Rhoscolyn Village Hall, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead LL65 2NQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk
Estyneto See 8th.
Cainc A more intense dance/movement class suitable for beginners over the age of 60. All sessions are led by Cai Tomos who will guide participants to explore new ways of moving the body. No previous experience or dance skills required to participate. 3 – 5pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com
Craft Fair Last Sat/month. Range of quality handmade crafts. 9am – 2pm, light refreshments available. Y Canolfan, High St., Portmadog LL49 9LU. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mind, Body & Spirit Festival Lots of stalls: ethnic, Fairtrade and festival clothing, crafts and gifts, vintage, upcycled, recycled and artisan stalls. Holistic therapies, readers, handmade jewellery, spiritual treatments and crystals. Hot food available. 11am – 4pm. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. Visit: rainbowbiz.org.uk New stall holders always welcome – email email@example.com
Spine Becoming Free The multi-dimensional movements of the spine and back are the basis of our flexibility, balance and overall well-being. 10am – 1pm, £30. Verve Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 4RE. Veronica Rock 07790 825783, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fungus Foray A chance to explore the Castle’s fantastic woodlands under the expert leadership of Clive Garnett and Charlotte Anderson – and hopefully some waxcaps in the grassland too. 2 – 4pm, meet in c.p. entrance, Chirk Castle, LL14 5AE. Dan Rose 07976 962251, email@example.com
Memory Café Last Mon/month. For those living with dementia, their families, friends and carers. Every month we have something different going on, including entertainment, guest speakers and activities. 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
30th MONDAY – 4th OCTOBER, FRIDAY
Staying Mindful An opportunity to support, inspire, deepen and/or develop a regular mindfulness practice. The retreat will have extended periods of silence, All applicants must have completed an eight-week MBSR or MBCT course. £645 shared; £695 single. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW, 01286 882388, trigonos.org Bookings through Mindfulness Network – mindfulness-secular-retreats.org.uk
30th MONDAY – 18th NOVEMBER, MONDAY
Nurturing Parents Course A variation of the foundation 8-Week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR). The course was designed with shorter practises to help make Mindfulness training more accessible for busy parents and carers. Please note: You do not need to be a parent to attend, the training can be beneficial for people working with children or those who are wanting to access a shorter mindfulness training programme. Taught by: Heather Cayzer, Monday evenings, 6 – 8pm for 8 sessions. Rhoscolyn School, Holyhead Rd, Holyhead LL65 2DX. Contact Heather: firstname.lastname@example.org