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

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Network News  2017

Welcome to the June issue of NN

1st THURSDAY

Open Studio with Michele Heidi Sutton. Multimedia Artist exploring Birth, Life, Death and Transformation through Mythology and Imagination. Part of the Llŷn Arts Festival, studio open from 10am – 4pm. Tŷ Bach Glas, Rhoshirwaun LL53 8LD, 07919 952356, creatrix@hohochiheaven.

David Rovics ~ Palestine Solidarity David is one of the leading anti-war singer-songwriters in the US currently on a worldwide tour. The gig is to help fund a community project in Palestine. 8 -11pm, Saith Seren, 18 Chester St., Wrexham LL13 8BG.    

Weaving for Health & Wellbeing Evening 1st Thur/month. Learn Japanese SAORI freestyle hand weaving. No experience 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, www.saorimor.co.uk

Dru Meditation 1st Thurs/month, 8.30-9pm, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda. Contact Christiane 01248 602900, christiane@druworldwide.com

Letters from Baghdad (PG) Film. Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I. The film chronicles Bell’s journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and all-male halls of colonial power. 8pm, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Summer of Stories A celebration of Wales’ oral traditions. Listen to stories based on historical characters, legends and myths from across Wales. Drop in to listen to a story based on Welsh culture and heritage. Stories up to 30 mins long. 11am – 4pm, £8.95, concs & U16s £5.80. Conwy Castle LL32 8AY. conwycastle@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Pastel Workshop – Waterlilies See 8th

Candlelight Poetry Pilgrimage A Welsh poet writing in English 7.30 – 8.45pm, part of Llŷn Arts Festival. St Hywyn Church, Aberdaron. Reservations: Susan Fogarty 01758 703039, susanafogarty@gmail.com, www.rsthomaspoetry.co.uk

Valley, City, Village – Wales Mela 2017 and Rebel Sun Book Launch Evening poetry reading and book launch for Rebel Sun with the award-winning performer and Young People’s Laureate Wales, Sophie McKeand in association with the vibrant spoken word movement Voicebox. A treat of a night with free entry. 7 – 10pm, Undegun, 11 Regent St., Wrexham LL11 1SG. Facebook: of same name.

Children’s Fabric Painting Workshop Afternoon; Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron LL53 8BE. Part of the Llŷn Arts Festival

Gwynedd Astronomy Society 1st Thurs/month, 7.30pm. Arts and Drama Rehearsal Room, Bangor  University. Parking is available directly outside the main entrance. Davyth Fear 01286 672882.

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

Sing Out Your Song! Harmony Singing Group – Drop-in group, 7 – 9pm, £8, £6, £4. 1st & 3rd Thurs/month. Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51 Watergate St., Chester CH1 2LE. Ella 07922 620503, ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

Annie’s Bus Come and hear some Storytelling, including writing from RS Thomas. Part of the Llŷn Arts Festival. Aberdaron car park or school.

More Than Honey Film. A community social event to raise public awareness about this Bee Film project. One in three mouthfuls of the food we eat is dependent upon pollination. We live in a rural community, and many of us make our living from the land or its beauty. There will also be stalls, seedlings, bee-friendly forage plants, composting, organic soil, worms, literature, etc. All welcome to attend. A percentage will go to Bala Flower Bed Fund. 7pm, £5, £4 concs., £20 family. Cinema Bala, Neuadd Buddug, Pensarn Rd., Bala LL23 7SR, 01678 520800.

1st THURSDAY & 2nd FRIDAY

Holiday Club Takes place in the woods next to The Warren; 2 Forest School sites with shelters and fire circles. A range of activities including basic bushcraft, such as shelter building, games and craft activities. £20, suitable for 7 – 14 year olds. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

1st THURSDAY – 24th SATURDAY

Gŵyl Ganol Haf Dinbych ~ Denbigh Midsummer Festival A cocktail of poetry, music, dancing, walks & talks, films, CD Fayre, Buzz Walk, theatre, Guided Walk, Environment Fair on 3rd; boules, ball drop, local and French markets, fun fair & more!! Facebook: Denbigh Mid Summer Festival

2nd FRIDAY

Healing as a Complementary Therapy 1st Fri/month. A 2 year nationally recognised course. 6-7pm, new starters are welcome. £10 per session plus small annual membership fee. Quaker Meeting House, Dean St. Bangor. Claire Wiggins 07838 469174.

Annie’s Bus Come and hear some Storytelling, including from RS Thomas’ works. Part of the Llŷn Arts Festival. Whistling Sands c.p./Porthor. On the Beach if sunny; dancing in Llangwandl hall in the evening.

Watercolour Workshop Summer workshop ‘Oxeye Daisies’. Led by Liz Bolloten, an experienced artist and tutor who will guide you, in two sessions, to produce your own unique watercolour painting. 2nd session 9th June. Both 10.30am – 1pm, Beginners welcome! £60 for both sessions, includes use of materials. Bodnant Art Studio, Tal y Cafn, Conwy. bodnantart.com

Soup & Circus Every 1st Fri/month  Circus skills, music and soup to share from 5 – 7pm, come and join. Donations welcome. Rhiwlas village hall. Lucy 07900 637333.

Jonathan Richards ~ Guitarist 7.30pm, Gwaensysgor, nr Dyserth. Info: 01745 855801.

Summer Discovery Day Bumble bees and butterflies, dragonflies and grasshoppers. In the second of our seasonal-themed afternoons, we’ll be looking at lots of bugs! Discover why insects are so important to habitats, and try your hand at some bug crafts. We’ll also be decorating our oak tree model for summer. 2 – 4pm, Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD, 01244 972197.

Clay Play Ceramic sculpture and pottery inspired by nature, humankind, and myth. Lots to see! 10.30 – 12noon. with Annie Horsley, Tyn Y Parc, Llangwnnadl, Llŷn Peninsula LL53 8NY. 01758 770492, pandahorsley@talktalk.net

Singing Bowls Crystal bowl sounds with Asanga Judge. Part of the Llŷn Arts Festival. 6pm, free, Bryn Moelyn, Boduan LL53 6DP. Contact 07740 306474, meaureennaylon@hotmail.co.uk

Prison Fellowship NW Coast Prayer Group The Prayer Group meets to pray for those in prison, their families, and for those involved in their pastoral care.   We are also involved in the restorative justice programmes run at several prisons that house people from this area, and in caring for ex-offenders as they leave prison. If you have a heart for this kind of work, we would love to hear from you. 9.30 – 11.30am. Sure Hope Church, 317 Abergele Rd., Old Colwyn LL29 9YF. Arwel Jones 07519 357523, arwel@email.com

Folk and Roots Club 7pm for 7.30pm; £7, £8 door. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

2nd FRIDAY & 3rd SATURDAY

DemFest A mini-festival considering Democracy as an everyday process in the UK. Held in association with The Raymond Williams Foundation and The Democratic Society. Suitable for all. More info: Gladstones Library, Hawarden, nr Chester 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

2nd FRIDAY – 4th SUNDAY

Yoga and Weight Loss This retreat is not about dieting in the normal way and doesn’t involve calorie counting. Instead we apply specific Ayurvedic principles to find the correct yoga, diet and lifestyle that is just right for you. It is about being kind to yourself, using natural foods and gentle exercise to help you maintain a healthy weight, and feel good too. With the right foods, it may even be possible to eat more and weigh less! Dru Yoga, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Bethesda LL57 3LX. 01248 602900, www.druyoga.com

Poems After Poems For those who wish to explore how new poems can emerge from existing ones in the rich cultural and historical canon. £220 – £295. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

3rd SATURDAY

Annie’s Bus Come and hear some Storytelling, including from RS Thomas’ works.  Evening party weaving of all the songs and story gleanings, fire on the beach, bring food! Traeth/Beach, West End sea front, Pwllheli. Part of the Llŷn Arts Festival.

Dry Stone Walling Taster Day Clawdd Construction. Clawdd tasters are run in conjunction with full weekend course. £25. Bethel nr Caernarfon. Training officer Paul Smyth 01766 513213.

RSPB Conwy Biodiversity Fair Meet lots of wildlife and conservation organisations by browsing the stalls, with various hands on nature activities taking place for children too. Free entrance, with a small charge for some activities like pond dipping. 10.30am – 4pm. RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, LL31 9XZ, 01492 581025, conwy@rspb.co.uk Part of Wales Nature Week

Open Wildlife Garden Award-winning wildlife-rich garden; grass snakes, spotted flycatchers, lots of flowers. Off-road parking. 2 – 5pm, £5 includes tea, children free. Venue: Y Felin, Sarn, Pwllheli LL53 8HF. Kate Gibbs 01248 681936, kategibbs.nwwt@gmail.com

Discover the Carneddau Our professional and experienced guides can navigate you around the less travelled parts of Snowdonia. They will ensure you have the best experience by challenging you to discover new routes, as well as sharing all the history and nature of the area with you. Snowdon Walks, www.snowdon-walks.co.uk

The Mountain Environment This workshop is aimed at developing your understanding of the natural world. We take a look at the mountain environment from its geological history to its vegetation and human influences upon the landscape. We will identify general characteristics of rock types, habitats and take a closer look at the wildlife which inhabit this environment. A series of engaging activities are used to help promote our understanding and these will offer ideas for you to use with your own clients. A notebook, pencil and camera would be useful to bring along. £45. Nature’s Work, Snowdonia. 01248 361142, www.natureswork.co.uk

Summer of Stories Beaumaris Castle, £6.50, £4.20 concs. See 1st for details.

Denbigh Midsummer Festival Environment Fair Set in the lovely Dr Evan Pierce Memorial Gardens, the fair promotes all things green and pleasant. Plants, crafts, food, art, nature and wildlife – plus many other facets of our environment, brought together for a fascinating day. 11am – 3pm. Vale St., Denbigh. Also the Denbigh Plum Group are organising afternoon tea with entertainment for everyone, 3 – 5pm at Myddleton College, Peakes Lane LL16 3EN. Facebook: Denbigh Mid Summer Festival

Acoustic Overload Live acoustic music on the Promenade, Llandudno. 10.30am – 4pm, free, donations welcome.

Cemlyn Creature Count A fun, family-friendly event for experts and absolute beginners. Includes rockpooling, bughunting and birdwatching . Field equipment and ID guides provided. 10am – 1pm, donations welcome. Venue: west c.p., Cemlyn NWWT Nature Reseve, Tregele, Anglesey LL67 0DY. Ben Stammers 01248 351541, benstammers@wildlifetrustswales.org

Making Little John Egan (Wood), Junko Mori, Yusuke Yamamoto, Satoko Takemura (Metal) will welcome visitors to show their works and studio. Part of the Llŷn Arts Festival. Open 9am – 4pm. We all will be working on the day so that visitors can watch our working process. We will display our finished works & welcome everyone with cacen a panad! Raifft Bach, Tudweiliog, Pwllheli, LL53 8PB. 01758 770 640, www.makinglittle.co.uk

Introduction to Bushcraft  Making shelters, making fires and cooking great food! Identify trees and plants and how they can be used in cooking and medicine. £30 deposit, £60. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

3rd SATURDAY & 4th SUNDAY

Designing a Keyhole Garden An accessible carefully planned growing and composting system perfectly suitable for your own garden. Join us in building our own and help plan, build and plant. 10am – 3pm, £70 lunches provided. Ffarm Moelyci, Tregarth, nr Bangor, 01248 602793, www.moelyci.org

Introduction to Beekeeping The importance of sympathetic beekeeping: working with honeybees in a more natural way; discover the importance and benefits of bees in the environment. Designed as a taster session to enable people to decide whether to pursue beekeeping. Suitable for beginners. 10am – 4pm, £95. Bangor. More details Lisa Mundle and Jonathan Garratt 01248 361576, busybees@cooptel.net

3rd SATURDAY – 6th TUESDAY

Eco Refurbishment Find out how to make critical improvements to your home to make it more comfortable, cheaper to run and better for the environment. £450, low waged/concs £400. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

3rd SATURDAY – 10th SATURDAY

Teacher Training Retreat Level 1 This training programme is offered to those who are at an early stage in developing mindfulness-based approaches in their work context – and to those who want to support their ongoing development but have not yet attended any teacher training. £367 – £647. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle. Bookings through Bangor Uni, mindfulness@bangor.ac.uk

3rd SATURDAY – 11th SUNDAY

Wales Nature Week ~ Wythnos Natur Cymru Public events inspired by Welsh wildlife – from bees in our gardens, alpine flowers in Snowdonia and sea birds on Skomer. www.biodiversitywales.org.uk

4th SUNDAY

Yoga Workshop Practicing yoga clears the energy pathways of the body enabling the free flow of prana (vital life force). Book early! 11am – 4pm. Portmeirion. Tracey 01766 770610, 07809 485323, www.traceyyogamassage.co.uk

Alpine Flowers of Snowdonia This course will help you to recognise and identify mountain and alpine flowers. Snowdonia is home to specialised plants more at home in the European Alps and Arctic environments. We will look at the adaptations and ecology of these plants and develop your skills and confidence in identifying plants in the field. Bring along a notebook, pencil and camera to help you remember the plants you discover once you’ve returned home. £45. Nature’s Work, Snowdonia. 01248 361142, www.natureswork.co.uk

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

Sharpening Edge Tools Sharpening is probably one of the most under-appreciated skills in all crafts yet it’s one of the most important things you can possibly learn if you are into Bushcraft, Green Woodwork or more general Coppice crafts. £55, £30 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Poetry Reading With Siôn Tomos Owen, Srijato Bandopadhyay and Natalie Ann Holborow. Part of Valley, City, Village IndiaWales Project. 3pm, free. Palas Print, 10 Palace St., Caernarfon LL55 1RR. parthianbooks.com

Great European Nurdle Hunt Please come along and learn more about nurdles, plastic pollution and help us to get the problem in North Wales on the map. 1 – 2.30pm, free. Contact NWWT 01248 351541, northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Open Garden for National Garden Scheme Open for plants for sale, woodland walks, tea and lawn to sit on. 10am – 5pm, £3.50 in aid of Marie Curie & MacMillan Nurses. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Birds of Estuary, Heathland and Coast Tour With wildlife guides from RSPB. From 10am finishing about 4.30pm. RSPB members £5.50, non-members £7. RSPB Conwy and the Great Orme Country Park, LL31 9XZ, 01492 581025, conwy@rspb.org.uk

Hypnobirthing Workshop Designed to prepare you for a calm and positive birthing experience. By the end of the workshop, you will understand what hypnobirthing is, how it works, and the benefits it can bring during pregnancy, labour and postpartum. 10.30am – 1pm, £30, light refreshments provided. Held at Studio Bump, 16a Madoc St., Llandudno LL30 2TL. Facebook: MamAFIMumAndMe

Street Circle Training Meditation outdoors, bearing witness to the life of the city around us. Open to all, free of charge, 2 – 4.30pm. Bring simple food to share. Children (and dogs!) are very welcome too as long as parents stay responsible for them at all times. Chris Starbuck 07906 040159, greatheartchester@gmail.com

Walk: Dyffryn Lledr a’r Wybrnant, nr Dolwyddelan, Conwy. Moderate walk with NW Gay Outdoor Club. More info from www.goc.org.uk

Flowers and Invertebrates Under the guidance of Andrew Graham, a chance to visit land recently purchased by a Wildlife Trust member to be farmed whilst also being treated as a nature reserve. 2 – 5pm, donations welcome. Gwynfryn, Minera, Wrexham 07876 501014, stevepalin@supanet.com

Green Woodworking Everyone welcome, from 10am – 4pm with Bill. Eternal Forest, Boduan, Pwllheli. 01758 612006, 07968 167204, www.eternalforest.org

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Neo-Trad soul & Folk. 6.30pm. Caban, Brynrefail, Llanberis 01286 685500,  caban-cyf.org

5th MONDAY

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

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

Going in Style (12A) Film. Three life-long pals embark on a daring bid to rob a bank. 10.30am with panad/tea, £3. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

Hot Rod Pilgrims Duo The Claw-hammer Banjo and Guitar duo of Dan Edwards and Hubert Murray is a collaboration steeped in acoustic roots music. Doors open 7pm, Gig 8pm, £10. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

5th MONDAY – 8th THURSDAY

Build A Tiny House Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and relevant renewable systems. £600, low waged/ concs £550. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

5th MONDAY – 9th FRIDAY

Volunteer Week A wonderful week of diverse volunteer activities in Snowdonia National Park. Activities will include maintenance of the countryside, litter pick, woodland care and pathways clearance.  Free transport available from Bangor and Caernarfon. 10am. Booking essential via Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, mary-kate@snowdonia-society.org.uk

5th MONDAY – 10th SATURDAY

Anglesey Prayer Walk Carrying the Cross across Anglesey and linking in prayer with Christians throughout the island, led by Emyr Mathias and Lindsay Harmon. Finish on 10th with praise and prayer in Town Hall, Llangefni LL77 7LR. Ruth Owen 01248 410658.

6th TUESDAY

Cygnus Cafe in Chester 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 Cafe, Grosvenor Park, Chester. Lynn Alexander 01244 951753, lynnalexander@talktalk.net

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. Mums & Mums-to-be, 7pm, £13. Studio Bump. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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 Tues/month. Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor, nr Mold CH7 6PP. Contact helen@soul-life.co.uk, www.soul-life.co.uk

Back to the Land A talk by John Thackara,  Philosopher, writer and event producer who has spent a lifetime searching for live examples of what a sustainable future can be like. If the health of people, and the places where we live are connected, what kinds of business can help them thrive together? With unique assets, North West Wales has the potential to lead the world as a living laboratory for innovation; adventure sport, tourism, learning, and wellness. To realise this potential, turning ideas into new livelihoods and enterprise, the region’s assets need to be combined and connected in new ways. But how? For John Thackara, hybrid approaches to innovation are needed that are centred on people and place, tech enabled, and design-led. 6.30pm, free event. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk 

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Conwy County Peace Group Meets 1st Tues/month, 7.30pm, St. John’s Church Hall (between the two M & S stores on Mostyn St., Llandudno). Contact Don Saunders 07748 927643, donsaundersopt@aol.com

Going in Style (12A) Film. Three life-long pals embark on a daring bid to rob a bank. 7.30pm.  £6.25, £5.25. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

7th WEDNESDAY

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, £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, www.saorimor.co.uk

Installing External and Internal Insulation – Practical Day Using materials kindly donated by system providers, this practical 1 day workshop will show you a range of practical details, installation issues and alternatives for external wall insulation (EWI) and breathable wood-fibre internal insulation (IWI). 9.30am – 4pm, £55. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

Guided Visualisation 1st Weds/month. The high vibrational guided meditation evenings with Jonathan involve self healing, chakra work, visualisation and healing. 7.30 – 9pm, £6. To register for this group contact 07548 998439; Facebook: Tŷ Cariad Spiritual Sanctuary, Colwyn Bay.

Gong into Summer Baby Gong, 10am, £13. Studio Bump, Llandudno. Also at: 7pm, £14, Bodhi Movement, The Stables, Betws y Coed. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

Fences (12A) Film. Tells the story of a working class black man’s struggle to make ends meet. 2pm, 7.30pm. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Vintage Film Matinee 1st Weds/month. For more information contact Denbigh Film Club; Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

ROH: The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand The Royal Ballet celebrates 70 years with a mixed programme of works by its founder Frederick Ashton. 7.15pm, £15, £12.50. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Also Theatr Ardudwy, Harlech £15, £13 concs., £10 children. 01766 780667, theatrardudwy.cymru Also Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org £10, £8 concs., £3 children.

7th WEDNESDAY & 8th THURSDAY

Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen! An in-depth introduction to CAT’s latest Zero Carbon Britain research, offering a robust, evidence-based scenario that explores ways we can deliver a climate positive future, whilst also maintaining a modern lifestyle. Fee: £100, low waged, concs £70. Rooms available at extra cost. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

8th THURSDAY

VOTE!! See Noticeboard

Cycles of Eternity A group discussion with Bangor Theosophical Lodge. An overview of the Ageless Wisdom by Tim Wyatt – Accident or Grand Plan? 2pm, £5, TS members £3. Book Sale and refreshments. Parkway Community Centre, Rhos-on-Sea, LL28 4SE. Pauline 07547 135491, p.owens@live.co.uk.

Extreme Ecology: Become a Nature Detective Fieldwork is a vital part of the Natural Sciences and in some cases there is a powerful overlap between the various natural scientific disciplines – biology, chemistry and geology. 10am – 4pm, £50, low waged/concs £40. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk  www.smallisfestival.org

Elinor Bennett ~ TONIC Elinor plays two very different harps to create images in music. 2.30pm, £5, with panad/tea. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Pastel Painting Workshops Half days, 10.30am – 1pm, everything you need is provided. BYO lunch; booking essential. Held at Bodnant Art Studio, Tal y Cafn, Conwy. Contact katepigram@aol.co.uk ~ bodnantart.com

Jelly Day Just bring your laptop or whatever you need to work, and share our space (and free WiFi).10am – 4pm, Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, nr Chester 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

A Botanical Foray Explore the dunes and slacks at Newborough Warren on the hunt for orchids and other delights. Led by Nigel Brown. 2 – 5pm, donations welcome. Llyn Rhos Ddu c.p., Newborough, Anglesey LL61 6RS. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

Grow Your Own – 3 Sisters In Action In this spring-summer course; you will learn what to plant, where, how and make plans for your own vegetable and fruit gardens. Even a small plot will benefit from this course and will reward you with higher yields over a longer period. 6 – 8.30pm. Ffarm Moelyci, Tregarth, nr Bangor, 01248 602793, www.moelyci.org

Sing Out Your Song! 1st & 3rd Thurs/month. Harmony Singing Group; drop-in 7 – 9pm, £8, £6, £4. Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51 Watergate St., Chester CH1 2LE. Ella 07922 620503, ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

Chastity Brown Singer-songwriter with roots in the Deep South of USA. 8pm, £12. Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge LL59 5DR, 01248 712309, vicmenai.com

8th THURSDAY – 11th SUNDAY

Small is Beautiful Festival A celebration of sustainable ideas with the theme of housing, inspired by E.F. Schumacher’s seminal work. The festival combines hands-on workshops, an inspiring arts and music programme, hard-hitting debate and inspirational talks. Leading minds in engineering, sustainability and social change combine with a buzzing music and arts programme. Tickets are various prices depending on specific events/weekend; u9s free. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

Gottwood Festival Llanfaethlu Electronic Music and Arts Festival. A mystical party hidden in the middle of the woods. Gottwood is an independent, boutique, and very intimate underground electronic music festival. Full (limited) weekend tickets left – £180; Sunday ticket £59.10. Tents, Tipis and Yurt glamping available. Held Carreglwyd, Llanfaethlu, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 4NY. For a full run down of the artists and timings go to website: gottwood.co.uk

9th FRIDAY

Full Moon in Gemini 2:09pm

World Invocation Day A world day of prayer and meditation when men and women of every spiritual path join in a universal appeal to divinity and use the Great Invocation. Together they focus the invocative demand of humanity for the light, the love and the spiritual direction needed to build a world of justice, unity and peace. www.lucistrust.org

Fiona Owen: Literary Society “Cutting to the Quick” A creative writing workshop. What techniques can help a story spring to life? What are we looking for when we start editing our fiction? What happens when we overwrite? Exxplore how to develop your writing or learn new skills that can strengthen your work. This workshop is open to all levels of experience. A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb. 1 – 3pm, £5, £4 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Clouds Harp Quartet Classical cross-over with pedal harp, inspiration from Celtic folk music, Jazz blues and dance. 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

Watercolour Workshop See 2nd June

Romantics Anonymous (12A) Film. What occurs when a highly emotional man meets a highly emotional woman? 7 for 7.30pm, £4 door, refreshments available. Denbigh Film Club, French with English subtitles. Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Station Road, LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

Rhyl Comedy Club Will host a line up of 9 super talented standup comedians from across the country. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. A licenced bar is available and coffee if you’re driving. Entry by donations on the door. A warm welcome and great atmosphere is guaranteed! Rhyl Little Theatre, Vale Road, Rhyl, LL18 2BS. For info Sarah 07773 195010, www.rhyllittletheatre.co.uk

I, Daniel Blake (15) Film; Ken Loache’s quiet rage about injustice in modern Britain’s benefit system. 8pm, Upstairs @ Llangollen Town Hall, Castle St. New Dot Cinema hello@newdotcinema.org

Alys Willliams a’r Band Local musicians, 8pm, £7, £5 concs., Theatr Fach, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77.  Tickets : 01248 725732.

Nightjars and Nightlife Walk in the fading light along forestry tracks to see birds, plants and other wildlife; then a look at the moth traps. 8.30pm. meet Gwydyr Forest, cuffty Mine. Book: Mark sheridan, NWWT 01492 583820.

9th FRIDAY – 11th SUNDAY

Yoga & Seashore Foraging Weekend Join us on our summer escape, a yoga and seashore foraging weekend. Its our latest retreat new for 2017. It combines our love of the coast, nature, food and of course yoga. £375 – £515. Menai Bridge. Laura Bell 07989 512859, www.thezestlife.co.uk

Annual Sangha Celebration Saturday morning will be to celebrate those who are taking refuge or Bodhisattva vows, the afternoon for those who are making commitments to the Sangha, with their Mahayanagana or Mentor vows. Sunday we receive teachings from Lama Shenpen on Death and Dying, impermanence and the importance of turning our mind towards Awakening for the benefit of others. We finish with a great feast, entertainment, singing and dancing. You are invited to bring vegetarian food and non-alcoholic drink to share and entertainment to offer. All help to set up and clear up welcome. Plenty of camping space; B&Bs. Bookings – Sangha/accommodation: jayasiddhi@ahs.org.uk ~ hermitageoftheawakenedheart.org

Yoga Retreat The yoga sessions will be a mix of dynamic and restorative Yin yoga; both can be modified to meet your needs. Suitable for all levels. 11am – 4pm. £265 – £390 inclusive. Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen, Llŷn Peninsula. Tracey 01766 770610, 07809 485323, traceyyogamassage.co.uk

Poetry and Dementia This course is a taster of what’s involved in embarking on creative writing with people living with dementia. Interactive talks, workshops and readings, and books, pamphlets and articles will be available for consultation and purchase. £295 – £220. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

Gŵyl Lenyddol RS Thomas Literary Festival With Dr. Rowan Williams, Prof Helen Wilcox, Prof M Wynn Thomas “Yr Hen Fam”, and Revd. Mark Oakley “Taking RS With Me”. St. Hywyn, Aberdaron. Contact Susan Fogarty 01758 703039, susanafogarty@gmail.com, rsthomaspoetry.co.uk

NW Cajun & Zydeco Weekend A whole weekend of dancing and music to some of the best Cajun & Zydeco bands the UK has to offer – Louisiana style. 6 Live Bands, London DJs , Dance Workshops. 8 – 10.30pm. Conwy Comrades Sport & Social Club, Church Street, Conwy LL32 8AF. Info & tickets northwalescajun.co.uk

9th FRIDAY – 12th MONDAY

Singing & Sound Healing Retreat Guided by Rafaelle Mackay ~ Vocalist, Composer, Therapeutic Musician and Workshop leader based in Canada and Carly Grace ~ Sound and Meditation Practitioner working with Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls and Voice. Slow down, connect with nature, discover and celebrate your authentic voice, experience the therapeutic power of sound, re-juvinate, connect deeply with yourself and others. £495, £550. Cae Mabon Brynrefail, Llanberis LL55 3HB 01286 871542, caemabon.co.uk ~ www.carly-grace.com

9th FRIDAY – 18th SUNDAY

The Dynamics of Insight Spiritual death or insight, is followed by spiritual rebirth. Spiritual death leads to seeing through a delusion, while spiritual rebirth embodies what we ‘open to’ after such a seeing-through. This retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least 3 years. £360, £324 concs., Vajraloka Buddhist Centre, Corwen LL21 0EN 01490 460406, vajraloka.org

10th SATURDAY

Focus on Printmaking Workshops Our series of Focus on Printmaking Workshops offer a valuable opportunity to discover new processes and develop a deep understanding of printmaking. They are designed to cater for varying levels of experience. 10am – 4pm; intermediate/advanced non members £60, members £50, booking essential. Regional Print Centre, Coleg Cambria, Wrexham LL12 7AB, regionalprintcentre.co.uk Also  17th

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Workshop Learning the language to express our needs. 10am – 5pm, gift culture/donations welcome. Booking required. Open to those new to NVC or for those who want to deepen their practice. Bethesda. Rik Midgley ~ livenonviolence.uk 

Pastel Workshop – Waterlilies (after Monet) Led by Paul Pigram. 10.30am – 4pm, £55. Beginners welcome, materials supplied. Bodnant Art Studio, Tal y Cafn, Conwy. bodnantart.com

Peter Pan A live recorded performance of JM Barrie’s tale with National Theatre. 2.30pm, £10. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088. Also Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

The Lost City of Z (15) Film A true life drama based on a man who goes looking for the city and gets lost in the Amazon in the 1920s. 7.30pm, £6.25, £5.25. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

Summer of Stories Denbigh Castle, £4, £2.60 concs. See 1st for details.

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. 9am-1pm The Share, Mochdre Village Hall, pay as you feel. Also at: 7pm or 8:30pm  £10, Mynydd Llandegai. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899. puresound.org.uk

Snowdonia Society 50th Birthday A celebratory picnic with a walk and informal talks at the former home of Snowdonia Society’s founder, Esme Kirby – Dyffryn Mymbyr farm house. 10am – 4pm. Booking essential: Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, claire@snowdonia-society.org.uk

10th SATURDAY & 11th SUNDAY

Reiki 1 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. £125 class fee, accommodation is available £30 per night. Anglesey Healing Centre, Llangoed, 01248 490814, vivreiki@hotmail.com

Water in Stitch – Machine Stitch Learn how to use layering of fabrics, detailed stitching, complex threads and basic bobbin work to create movement and capture light in water. Inspired by the award winning rockpool series and taught by Bex Raven. £120. Funky Aardvark, 61 Bridge St Rows East, Chester CH1 1NW. 01244 630202, www.funkyaardvark.co.uk

10th SATURDAY – 14th WEDNESDAY

The Art of Radiant Living You will learn relaxing tai chi, chi yoga, and chi kung movements, simple mindfulness practices and mindful meditation. Reduce your stress, restore inner peace and re-energise your body. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle. Bookings: Gloria Hanson 07870 335 348; Jacky Seery 07540 840835.

11th SUNDAY

Bailey Hill Festival A family fun event; plus live bands from the region, storytellers and living history.  Children’s creative workshops and guided heritage tours; circus skills, a variety of stalls and of course, the ancient monument. 1 – 6pm, £3, free for U16s. Bailey Hill, Mold.

Celebrate Wales Nature Week Family Discovery Day with activities, guided walks, explorations, Art & Craft demonstrations, Cafe. Free entry, 10am – 4pm. Nant Alyn Rd., Rhydymwyn CH7 5HQ. 01352 740949.

The Bubble Rush A 5km fun run, walk or skip with a difference – you get showered with coloured bubbles along the way! £20 for adults, £10 for children and £50 for a family booking of two adults and two children. Llandrillo College, Llandudno Rd., Rhos-on-Sea LL28 4HZ. Proceeds for St. David’s Hospice. Visit www.stdavidshospice.org.uk

Taraloka Open Afternoon What’s a Buddhist retreat centre like on the inside? Enjoy short talks, taster meditation sessions or Tai Chi, parent and kids activities, guided tours of buildings and grounds or browse our bookshop. 2 – 5pm, free, child friendly. Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre, Whitchurch. 01948 710646, www.taraloka.org.uk

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. 7pm, £13.  Llanfairfechan Town Hall. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Calling In Your Soul Family This workshop gives you the opportunity to call in people to help you with your life, be they in the physical or another dimension. Whether you need support with your life purpose or a situation in your life, you will receive the guidance you need. 12.30 – 3.30pm, £25, booking essential. Hightown Community Resource Centre, Bryn Y Cabanau Road, Hightown, Wrexham LL13 7BS. Bookings: Jo Ann Stuart: info@cariadcrystal healingandspiritualguidance.co.uk

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

Carrog Bioblitz Experts will be on hand to help us record as many species as possible, from mammals and birds to spiders and moths. 9am – 4.30pm, BioBlitz Bat Walk 9pm-11pm with Gwynedd Bat Group. Carrog Farm, Cwm Penmachno. Contact 01758 510120, nationaltrust.org.uk/ysbyty-ifan Part of Wales Nature Week.

Estyneto Join inspirational dancer & choreographer, Cai Tomos as he leads monthly dance/movement sessions for those over the age of 60. 13.30pm, £3. Galeri, 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Breastfeeding Support Workshop An informative and supportive session to help you on your breastfeeding journey. 10.30am – 1pm. Held at Studio Bump, 16a Madoc St., Llandudno LL30 2TL. Facebook: MamAFIMumAndMe

12th MONDAY

Disability of Arts Wales Writing Group Do you write non-fiction, poetry, drama, or novels…..in the Welsh language? Do you self-identify as a disabled person and/or have a long-term physical mental health condition? Come and participate in a monthly group. 4.30 – 6.30pm, free. Caernarfon Library LL55 1AS. Contact post@dacymru.com / 029 2055 1040.

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

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

Lady Macbeth (15) Film. A young bride is sold into marriage to a middle-aged man. 10.30am, £3 with panad/tea. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

Wildlife Gardening Whether you are completely new to gardening or have years of experience, whether you can spare one day each month or one day every week, we need you! 10am, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, tyhyll@snowdonia-society.org.uk

12th MONDAY – 17th SATURDAY

A Novel Journey: Writing the Novel from Beginnng to End This is a course for anyone who wants to write a novel, no matter what stage you’re at. Your book might be already written, or might only be an idea bubbling away or some scribbles in a hand written notebook. This course will explore the mysteries of the novel and share ways and means of capturing that mystery in a concrete form on the page. £495. Led by Kate Hamer and Holly Müller; with guest reader A.L. Kennedy. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

13th TUESDAY

Big Balsam Bash Join this community-based day of practical conservation and learn how to tackle invasive Himalayan balsam in your area. 10am. Held at Capel Curig. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, mary-kate@snowdonia-society.org.uk

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

Cycles of Eternity A group discussion with Bangor Theosophical Lodge. An overview of the Ageless Wisdom by Tim Wyatt – Accident or Grand Plan? 7.30pm, £5, TS members £3. Held in Hirael Hall, Ambrose St., Bangor LL57 1DF. Enquiries 01248 600267, toddyalc@gmail.com

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. 7pm, £13.  St Marys Church, Tremadog. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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, jane.sinnett@btinternet.com ~ Facebook: northwalesguitarcircle

Lady Macbeth See 12th, except @ 7.30pm.

The End of Europe An evening with political writer in residence James Kirchick – author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age, argues that though Europe was once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, it is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. 8pm, £15 includes a copy of The End of Europe. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, nr Chester 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

14th WEDNESDAY

Holyhead Writers Group 2nd & 4th Mon/month. PenFriends is a creative writing group who offer support and feedback on each other’s work and also do fun writing exercises to stretch our creative muscles! 7pm, £1. Harvest Moon, Newry St., Holyhead (opposite Holyhead Library). Karen 07929 069235. Conscious Dance Bringing awareness to all that is within us; in body, heart and mind, and giving it expression in movement. Drop-in. Suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. 7 – 9pm, £10, £8, £5. The Little Theatre, Gloucester St., Chester CH1 3HR. Ella Speirs 07922 620503, ellaspiers@hotmail.com

Circle Dance 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.

Daring to Touch the Flame of Wisdom: The Source of Brotherhood A talk by Michael Buren, Bishop of the Grail Community. Sponsored by the Foundation for Theosophical Studies. 7pm for 7.30pm. £5.50, £3.50 concs., refreshments and Book Sale. Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF. Enquiries 01244 370461, www.chestertheosophy.org

Acoustic Music Night With Andy Bob Beaument and his guests, 9pm, free, Auckland Arms, Menai Bridge.

Ruthin Reading Group 7.30pm, Ruthin Library, 01824 705274.

Llandudno and District Writers Group This month: Reading and Writing Fiction, with Tony Brown. 2pm, all welcome! Llandudno Public Library. Contact: llandudno.writers@aol.co.uk

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. 7pm £13.  Canolfan Beaumaris. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

15th THURSDAY

Sing Out Your Song! Harmony Singing Group – Drop-in group, 7 – 9pm, £8, £6, £4. 1st & 3rd Thurs/month. Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51 Watergate St., Chester CH1 2LE. Ella 07922 620503, ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

Positive Birth Movement Meeting Our theme for discussion will be – Dads and Birth Partners; the role of dads / partners at birth, should they be there?! What they can do to help, what women need from them, space for them to speak hopes / fears. 7.30 – 8.30pm, Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. Facebook: Positive Birth Movement North East Wales

Dune Wildlife Led by Rhodri Dafydd, we’ll walk a route to suit the weather. Bring a picnic! 11am – 4pm, donations welcome. Myn y Don c.p., Morfa Harlech. Janet Baker 07812 659593, jemmole@hotmail.com

Chester CND Our monthly meeting, all welcome, free. 7.30 – 9pm. Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester; chestercnd@gmail.com

Pastel Workshop – Waterlilies See 8th

Hedd Wyn (12) Film. 1992 Oscar nominated Welsh language film on the big screen. 7.30pm, £1. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Ewan McIntyre Band with Circe’s Diner Together, with live zoetrope animations and a four piece band from Canada and Scotland, Ewan will weave his own blend of folk pop traditions. 7pm open, Gig 8pm, £10.  Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. 8pm, £13. Rhuddlan Community Hall. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

16th FRIDAY

Mindfulness Open Day Our open day is intended for anyone with an interest in bringing mindfulness into their professional work, for those that would like to teach Mindfulness or for those that would like to learn more about the work of the CMRP. Experience some mindfulness practice together and a chance to meet the presenters. 2 – 4.30pm. Dean St., Bangor 01248 382498, mindfulness@bangor.ac.uk

Caffi Stori Llangollen Storytelling Café 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! Fiona 01490 430551, fionastory3@gmail.com

Introduction to Aromatherapy This Introductory Course in Aromatherapy is ideal for those who would like to be able to use Aromatherapy on their friends and famlies and is of particular interest to those considering a career in the Holistic Massage sector. 10am – 4.30pm, £65. Greenhouse Therapies, Chester 01244 637851, greenhousetherapies.co.uk

Wireless in Wales “Radio Luxemburgh in the 1950s and 1960s”. 7 – 9pm. Canolfan Iaith Clwyd, Pwll Y Grawys, Denbigh LL16 3LF. 01745 812287, gwybod@popethcymraeg.com

Stargazing Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula and learn the correct use of binoculars and navigation via star maps. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before viewing and then photographing some of the magnificent sights in the night sky. No prior knowledge or equipment needed, but feel free to bring both! 12yrs+. Bring blankets, torch; from 9.30pm. From 9.30pm, wear warm clothes and suitable footwear, bring a torch and blanket. Bryn Celli Ddu, Bodorgan, Anglesey LL61 6EQ.

Meet the Gardener Tour Find out the secrets of the gardens at Plas Newydd with a tour of the grounds with the gardener. 10am – 12noon. Admission costs apply. Plas Newydd, Llangollen 01978 862834, plasnewydd@denbighshire.gov.uk

Poetry in the LookOut Enjoy an evening of poetry surrounded by nature. Local poet, Garry Chilton will be sharing some of his wildlife inspired poetry, in a relaxed environment. 6.30 – 8pm, RSPB members £3, non-members £4. RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, LL31 9XZ, 01492 581025, conwy@rspb.co.uk

17th SATURDAY

Early & Contemporary Colour Pigments Led by Jan Gardner. This workshop will give you the opportunity to benefit from Jan’s research and experience in creating and using colour pigments. With pestle and mortar, grind your own colours and using egg tempera and modern binders, create both early and contemporary pigments. Then undertake your own explorations using these colours. There is an additonal cost of £10 for the materials. 10am – 4pm, £65. IARD, Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon LL55 1RR, 01286 672472, www.iard.co.uk

All about Compost and Liquid Feeds Come along and learn the best methods of compost making.  Learn how we make liquid feeds on the farm and how best to feed your seasonal vegetable plants. 10am – 1pm, £20. Ffarm Moelyci, Tregarth 01248 602793, www.moelyci.org

Live at the Beach Live artists and bands, 10.30am – 4pm, free, donations welcome, child friendly. The Promenade, Llandudno.

Know Your Trees Learn to recognise native trees, leaves, twigs, flowers and seeds. We will also look at the wildlife value of different trees and the uses of timber. 10am – 5pm, £50, £25 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Day of Action in Support of the Global Nuclear Ban See Noticeboard

Bryn Celli Ddu Open Day Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Bryn Celli Ddu. Live flint knapping demonstrations; meet Neolithic characters, and have a go at making a beautiful Neolithic pot just like the ones found at the tomb. Living history, tours, talks and child-friendly activities. Find out more about our current excavations of the Bronze Age cairn in the field next door, with live tours of our open trenches. Enjoy a full day of hands-on activities, exhibits, archaeology and information stands. Learn about what our ancestors wore, what they ate, and how they lived. Chat to members of the Anglesey Druid Order about the significance of the sunrise of the Solstice at Bryn Celli Ddu. Come and re-discover a local gem. 11am – 4pm, Bodorgan, Anglesey, LL61 6EQ.

Mind, Body, Spirit, Holistics and Craft Fairs Holistic treatments, therapies, Readings, Fairtrade and festival clothing, crystals and massage, refreshments, raffle. 11am – 4pm, free entry. Queensferry War Memorial Institute, Chester Rd West, Queensferry, CH5 1TD. More info from rainbowbiz.org.uk

Botanical Painting Classes Led by Doreen Hamilton. 3rd Sat/month. Materials can be supplied at cost if you just want to give it a try and not have to buy expensive materials at the start. 12.30pm – 3.30pm; followed by tea/coffee. £15, students £10. Treborth Gardens, nr Bangor LL57 2RQ. Booking not required – but please let Doreen know by e-mail the previous week and then just turn up: doreensbotanicals@gmail.com

Focus on Printmaking Workshops See 10th

Introduction to Herbal Medicine – First Aid A one day, 4 part course over 1 year. Each day will stand alone, but all four will add up to give a good introduction for the lay herbalist with an opportunity to work with an experienced medical herbalist to build on your skills and knowledge. 10am – 4.30pm, £50 course only. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

Isle of Anglesey Choral Society Includes choral classics of Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Handel’s Messiah,  Welsh favourites Y Tangnefeddwyr plus the Hallelujah Chorus of Messiah; with Thai Soprano Organ Prawang of Bangor University alongside the choir. 7.30pm, £7, £6 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

La Diva De La Guitarra Flamboyant guitarist Galina Vale presents a varied programme of music from the Flamenco tradition as well as music from classical composers, Paganini, Rossini and JS Bach. 8.15pm, £11. Thomas Telford Centre, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. More info 01407 831480.

Introduction to Solar P.V. The difference between on-grid and off-grid systems, design, including feed in tariffs and planning capacity. 9.30am – 5pm. Course only £60. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

SAORI Weaving for Health & Wellbeing Day 3rd Sat/month. Learn Japanese SAORI freestyle hand weaving. No experience is necessary, all abilities welcome, guidance given. Items made can be a cushion or bag, scarf or clothing accessory, or simply display it as a wall hanging. 10am – 4pm, £75 per class plus materials. Please book/maximum of six. Held at 6 Swifts Buildings, off High Street, Bangor, LL57 1DQ (opposite Domino’s Pizzas below the train station). Rosie Green 01248 345325, www.saorimor.co.uk

Cambrian OS: Field Trip to Gwaith Powdwr An evening meeting and chance to hear and hopefully see Nightjars. Led by Geoff Gibbs. Meet 9pm c.p, entrance by Cooke’s Industrial Estate SH616389. Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6LL

Snowdonia Slate Trail Help complete the trail – our task is to guide the way by fitting way markers along designated sections of the new trail. 10am. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

17th SATURDAY & 18th SUNDAY

Seeing The Unseen – Sculpture Course The course will be designed to explore the things that are so often overlooked in the natural world by most people and will introduce students to ways in which they can interpret their findings in a creative way. No experience is necessary and all tools and materials will be provided. £120. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

Botany for Gardening With a practical and applied approach, this module aims to introduce the principles of botany that have a direct relevance to environmental studies and gardening in particular, giving the learner knowledge and understanding of plants and their responses to gardening practice. £60, £50 concs. Held at CAT, Machynlleth. Please book through Aberystwyth University 01970 621580.

17th SATURDAY – 25th SUNDAY

Gŵyl Criccieth Festival Includes an Art Show, FoodSlam, Music, Garden Trail, Comedy Song, Singing for Fun U3A, Africa Cymru – food, words and music from Africa; Festival Service in Capel y Traeth. Full info about tickets, venues and event details 07790 830367, cricciethfestival.co.uk

18th SUNDAY

Petals and Claws – Clay Modelling During this one day workshop you’ll create your own figurative sculpture of an owl / bird in porcelain paper clay. Liz will guide you through the process of the hand building method and discuss the different options for decorating the finished piece. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £50 including light lunch. Booking essential. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Timber Processing We will demonstrate all the machinery we use to turn a round trunk into value-added products. We will use the timber we process to make something such as a gate. 10am – 5pm, £50, deposit £25. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Monterey Pop 1968 Film. Scott McKenzie, Jimi Hendrix and Simon & Garfunkel on centre stage in a documentary about the greatest pre-Woodstock music festival. 7.30pm, £6.25, £5.25, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

Conwy’s Top 50 Wild Flowers Explore the reserve with the site manager, Julian Hughes, identifying some of the wild flowers that fill the reserve with colour. This event is timed to coincide with hundreds of orchids in flower. 1 – 3.30pm, RSPB members £6, non-members £7.50. RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, LL31 9XZ, 01492 581025, conwy@rspb.co.uk

Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems How to combine modules, batteries, inverters, cable sizes, calculate load demands, issues and considerations of off-grid systems. 9.30am – 4pm, £60 fee only. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

Blending Essential Oils for Health & Wellbeing A must for all new and existing lovers of essential oils and a refresher course for those familiar with blending; including current updated information on oils that are safe to use during pregnancy and childbirth. All materials provided. A certificate for the day will be issued, together with a copy of all learning materials. Worth 5 CPD points. £50 – includes tea/coffee and biscuits; bring lunch.10am – 4pm, The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Anglesey LL65 4YA. Camping maybe available for £10. Maggie Jennings 07825 285688, maggie.jennings@ntlworld.com

Great Get together ~ Y Picnic Mawr In support of refugees new in the area. Bring a picnic and folding chair; bring a teddy to give to the young refugees; bring new underwear for all refugees. There will be a play area, sack race, storytelling, sorting challenge and much more. From 1pm Clwb Chwaereon (follow signs to the car boot sale), Porthmadog. There is a club house in case of rain. We remember Jo Cox as well as mark the beginning of Refugee Week. cefn.cymru.com See CEFN’s Refugee collection/sorting on Noticeboard

Flexibility & The Spine ~ Feldenkrais Method  Learn to use your spine without stiffness or strain. 10am – 1pm, £30. Held at Verve Health Fitness & Wellbeing, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen. Veronica Rock 07990 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

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

Snowdonia Colliery Welfare Male Voice Choir The colliery closed in 1987 but the Choir flourishes still, with members now coming from varied backgrounds and a wide area. In 2010 the Choir created with voice the subterranean sounds of a mine with Mikhail Karikis “The Sounds Beneath”. Afternoon gig. Electric Mountain, Llanberis 01286 870636, electricmountain.co.uk

19th MONDAY

Chester Amnesty International 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, www.amnesty.org

Seriously Sentences – Writer’s Group Meets 3rd/Monday each month to review each other’s submissions, share competition, market and publishing news and welcome all levels of expertise – prolific or wannabe! Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. Contact Hazel: seriouslysentences@gmail.com

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. 7pm, £13. Canolfan Thomas Telford, Menai Bridge. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899. puresound.org.uk

Bangor Cellar Writing Group 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 Cafe, Bangor. Mary Ward – merielward75@gmail.com

Bitter Harvest (15) Film. A love story set in 1930s Ukraine, amongst Stalin’s death-by-starvation programme. 7.30pm, £6.25, £5.25, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

19th MONDAY – 23rd FRIDAY

Special Teacher Training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer In this masterclass, we will explore what mindfulness has to offer people with cancer. It is offered by CMRP and two teachers who are steeped in this approach and have considerable experience of working with people with cancer – Trish Bartley and Christina Shenna. Held at Trigonos, Nantle. £560, £490 concs. Bookings: Bangor Uni, 01248 382498, mindfulness@bangor.ac.uk  Accommodation costs are extra via CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

19th MONDAY – 25th SUNDAY

Refugee Week ~ Different Pasts, Shared Futures You can find out What’s On online; with resources, toolkits and materials to hold events in your area. Go to: refugeeweek.org.uk/resources

20th TUESDAY

Chester Humanists 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 in the Custom House, Watergate Street Chester. Stuart 07954 166 567, Richard 07530 225268, chester.humanist.org.uk

Forushande ~ The Salesman (12A) Film of an Iranian couple’s relationship and how it unravels as they prepare for their roles in “Death of a Salesman”; with English subtitles. 7.30pm, £6.25, £5.25, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

21st WEDNESDAY

Summer Solstice 05:24 am

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

Snowdon Footpath Maintenance Come and help us maintain some the most popular footpaths in the country. 7.45am, booking essential. Free train ride to summit. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Forushande (The Salesman) (12A) Film of an Iranian couple’s relationship and how it unravels as they prepare for their roles in “Death of a Salesman”. 2pm, 7.30pm, subtitled. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Chester and District Friends of the Earth Meet at 7.30pm in the Custom House, Watergate Street, Chester. Contact Peter Benson 07740 179939.

New Storytelling Club 3rd Weds/month. Special guest wordsmith every month. All welcome. No charge! 7.30pm. The Blue Bell Inn, 19 Castle Street, Conwy LL32 8AT. Suzi & Simon on 01490 460563 or 07984 637068.

Taking Flight – The Tempest An original take on Shakespeare’s magical masterpiece: the crew of luxury ocean liner, The Remembrance, take care of your every worry, your every woe on their 10 year anniversary cruise to the Island that Time Forgot. 7 – 9pm, £14.50, £10 concs., Beaumaris Castle LL58 8AP. Tickets: takingflighttheatre.co.uk

Write Now Meets 3rd Weds/month at 7.30pm. All types of writing welcome, we read our work aloud and share tips and news. Meet in Gales Wine Bar, 18 Bridge St., Llangollen. Rachel 07706 101349.

Welcoming in the Summer Solstice Gong Bath Special event, 4.30am – 6.30am, £12. Mynydd Llandegai. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899,  puresound.org.uk

22nd THURSDAY

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

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

Create A Unique 3D Book Adult workshop led by Trish Bermingham, 11am – 4pm, £45 includes light lunch. RCA, Conwy 01492 59343, education@rcaconwwy.org

Grow Your Own ~ High Summer In this spring-summer course; you will learn what to plant, where, how and make plans for your own vegetable and fruit gardens. Even a small plot will benefit from this course and will reward you with higher yields over a longer period. 6 – 8.30pm. Ffarm Moelyci, Tregarth, nr Bangor, 01248 602793, www.moelyci.org

Salomé(15) Screening of National Theatre Live production. A girl called Salomé is at the centre of a revolution. 7pm, £10. £6.25, £5.25, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088. Also Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Also Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Also Theatr Ardudwy, Harlech £15, £13 concs., £10 children. 01766 780667, theatrardudwy.cymru Also Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. 10am, £12, Y Ffestri Llanberis. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

23rd FRIDAY

Glow-Worms and Moths See and learn about these fascinating beetles that glow in the dark on the Great Orme. Meet at the Pump House Shelter, West Shore. 9.30pm. Book: Mark Sheridan, NWWT 01492 583820.

The Lighted Stage Originals An evening of original music from Jude Lane, with special guest, John Evans. Entry by donation to The Carriageworks – all welcome. 7.30 – 9.30pm. The Carriageworks, Love Lane, Denbigh LL16 3LS. 01745 797647. Part of Denbigh Midsummer Festival

Slow Into Stillness Every month. A class that is all about relaxing and spending time to just be. It will be an hour of pranayama (breathing practice) and gentle movements before moving slowly into a long relaxation to release tension and invite stillness into body and mind. 6.30 – 7.30pm, £5. Brymbo Exercise Centre, Blast Rd., Brymbo LL11 5BT. valleyyogawrexham.com

Concert: Steffan Owen, Bedwyr Parri and Emyr Gibson, plus piano virtuoso Annette Bryn Parry. 7.30pm, £10, £6.25, £5.25. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

Taking Flight – The Tempest  Denbigh Castle LL16 3NB, £14.50, £10 concs. See 21st for details.

Mabinogi ar Gân In this Welsh Year of Legends, Côr Ieuenctid Môn and the William Mathias Chamber Choir present Mabinogi – a series of songs by Hector Macdonald and Mererid Hopwood based on the four branches of the Mabinogi. 7.30pm, £10, £9 concs., Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

A Comedy of Errors The Lord Chamberlain’s Men perform Shakespeare’s classic. £14.50, doors open 6.30pm for start at 7.30pm. Conwy Castle. More from: thetournament.co.uk

4 Good Comedians More details from: Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

23rd FRIDAY – 25th SUNDAY

Yoga & Wild Swimming Weekend Expert guidance to some of North Wales’ most beautiful wild swimming locations. Yoga sessions, meditation, healthy, detoxing, vegetarian meals. £395 – £535. Menai Bridge, Ynys Mon. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

Llŷn Peninsula Camping Weekend nr Abersoch; with NW Gay Outdoor Club. More info from www.goc.org.uk

23rd FRIDAY – 30th FRIDAY

Wake Up: Just Sit On this retreat we’ll be exploring some direct and very effective ways to let spacious awareness open up. £280, £252 concs. This retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least 3 years. Vajraloka Buddhist Centre, Corwen LL21 0EN 01490 460406, vajraloka.org

24th SATURDAY

Midsummer’s Day  ~ New Moon in Cancer 3:30am

Corn Dollies Practice this ancient craft, all materials provided, all welcome. 10am – 5pm, £55, £30 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Astanga Vinyasa Yoga This workshop will consist of a morning and afternoon session each day. Join us for the whole weekend for £100, includes brunch and power snacks; or individual sessions. 2 hr: £20, 1 hour: £10. Led by Emily Young. Held at The Cow Shed, Tyn Y Fridd Farm, Waen Wen, Bangor LL57 4UF. 07796 950742, ebbingandflowingyoga@gmail.com

Red Tent Gwynedd Summer Solstice Wild and Wise Women of North Wales – let us gather for a sacred, social and safe space to honour our journeys through womanhood and celebrate the turning of summer. All ages welcome! Arrive from 1pm for social/BYO lunch; sacred circle prompt at 2pm, we aim to close at 5pm for food, leave 6pm or camp. Topic/theme to be arranged. This tent is held in Llanfachraeth, Anglesey. Join us and find out more on Facebook: Red Tent Gwynedd; or www.redtentgwynedd/wixsite.com/redtentnorthwales for details and directions.

Butterflies and Bee Orchids Discover the rare wildflowers and invertebrates of (sometimes steep) limestone grassland with NWWT staff and volunteers. Bring a picnic! 11am – 3pm, donations welcome. Meet opposite Craigside Inn, Rhiwledyn NWWT Nature Reserve, Little Orme, Llandudno. Rob Booth 01248 351154, robbooth@wildlifetrustswales.org

Huw Warren ~ Jazz  7pm. More from Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

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

Voice Workshop With Marian Bryfdir. Voice Workshop with Marian and Robyn Masson aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral music. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome. 10am – 4pm, £12, £6 students. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

24th SATURDAY & 25th SUNDAY

Reiki 2 As we deepen our commitment to Reiki with self treatments and treating our family and friends, we may feel ready to move on to the next level. Learn to use symbols with Reiki, and to send Reiki distantly. A weekend of peace and healing. £300 class fee, accommodation is available £30 per night. Anglesey Healing Centre, Llangoed. Viv 01248 490814, angleseyhealingcentre.co.uk

24th SATURDAY – 29th THURSDAY

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A)  Capt. Jack Sparrow returns to search for the legendary Trident of Poseidon. 7.30pm, £6.25, £5.25, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

25th SUNDAY

Talk and Demonstration with Terry Bell-Hughes on ceramics and his work. 11am – 3.30pm, £5 lunch not included. Please book with Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk See Exhibitions

Mind, Body & Spirit Festival Over 70 stalls offering ethnic, Fairtrade and festival clothing, crafts, gifts, vintage, upcycled, recycled, and artisan stalls. Crystals, aromatherapy, handmade jewellery, readers, holistic and spiritual treatments and therapies. New stalls welcome; food available. Free workshops all day. 11am – 4pm, free entry. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. More info from rainbowbiz.org.uk

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. 7pm, £13, Church Hall, Rhoscolyn. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

The Great Orme Butterfly Survey Sally Pidcock, Park Warden, will lead us along the butterfly transect route. Booking essential. Bring lunch! 10.30am – 3pm, donations welcome. Meet: country park visitor’s centre, Great Orme, Llandudno. Mark Sheridan 01492 583820, mark.sheridan.mgc@gmail.com

The Savoy Family Cajun Band Put four masters/mistresses of their music and cultural ambassadors together onstage and you get performances which are expert, unpretentious, sensual, warm and inclusive, all at once. Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge LL59 5DR, 01248 712309, vicmenai.com ~ savoyfamilycajunband.com

Mike Peters The Alarm front man plays a gig for cancer charity, evening performance. More details from The Heights, Llanberis 01286 238235.

Menai Wind Quartet A concert in aid of North Wales Wildlife Trust, with special guest “Roscolin”! Featuring works including Paul Patterson’s Westerly Winds and a special arrangement of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. 2.30 – 4.30pm, donations. Town Hall, Castle St., Beaumaris, Anglesey LL58 8AP. NWWT 01248 351541.

26th MONDAY

Sonic Resonance A unique sound journey combining the serene with the sublime; the internationally acclaimed wizards of sound artists Bear Love and his giant gong of bliss, hypnotic Navajo flutist Andrew Begay and the didgeridoo virtuoso Ondřej Smeykal, who will perform a solo set as well. 7 – 10pm, £10. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705959, cat.org.uk

26th MONDAY – 30th FRIDAY

Certificate Course in Crystal Therapy £350. Cloverly House, Mold Rd., Ewloe, Flintshire CH5 3AU. More details from Hope College 01244 532051, hope-college.co.uk

Genesis Redux: Divergent Readings Lyn Bechtel, feminist Hebrew Bible scholar, reveals the true meaning of three truly disturbing stories: Lot and his daughters; Dinah and Shechem, and Tamar and Judah. £410 residential, £290 non-residential. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, nr Chester CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, www.gladstoneslibrary.org

27th TUESDAY

The Third Eye & Spiritual Development Part 1 A talk by Ted Capstick with the Bangor Theosophical Lodge. We look at the structure and energies involved in raising our vibrations to the Soul Level of consciousness. Sponsored by the Foundation for Theosophical Studies. 7.30pm, £5, TS members £3. Held in Hirael Hall, Ambrose St., Bangor LL57 1DF. Enquiries 01248 600267, toddyalc@gmail.com

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

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

Woodland Workday Whether you’d like to help out with our bird surveys or repair and maintain footpaths, we have plenty of practical tasks that need doing throughout the year! 10am, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, tamsin@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Gong into Summer Take some time out to bathe in the sounds from the Gongs, so that you can gather yourself, centre and connect to your heart. 7pm, £13, Schoolroom, Horeb Chapel, Colwyn Bay. Bookings with Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

28th WEDNESDAY

Balance and Order in the Midst of Chaos A talk by Brian Gill, transpersonal psychologist. 7pm for 7.30pm. £5.50, £3.50 concs., refreshments and Book Sale. Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF. Enquiries 01244 370461, www.chestertheosophy.org

Reiki Share Join us in the lovely village hall to reconnect, recharge and replenish. Reiki one, two and Masters of all lineage welcome. Seated share available, bring your bed if you can, and refreshments afterwards. Contribution to the cost of hall hire very welcome. Rhyd Y Foel, Abergele. Vicky : contact@victoria-parker.co.uk 

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

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

BoHo an exploration of what it means to be good enough, to fit-in and to keep up, performed by an inclusive cast, with a vibrant original score, film and words. 1pm & 8pm. £10, £7.50 concs; Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Conwy Valley Wild Flower Meadows Visits to meadows in the Conwy Valley in support of National Meadows Day (on 1st July). All day, donations welcome. Various sites in the Conwy Valley. Mark Sheridan, NWWT 01492 583820.

28th WEDNESDAY & 2ND JULY, SUNDAY

Hijinx : Gŵyl Undod Unity Festival Arts Festival Some of the best inclusive and disability arts from around the world: French Circus, Spanish Flamenco. See programme from Galeri, Caernarfon, 01286 685222; events also on the streets of Caernarfon and in Caernarfon Castle. galericaernarfon.com

29th THURSDAY

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

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

The Silver Screen Join local expert David Ellis for an afternoon of nostalgia with his evocative slideshow on Chester’s lost cinemas and the much loved Royalty Theatre. Bring your own popcorn! 2 – 3.30pm, £3. Chester History & Heritage CH1 1NW, 01244 972210.

Gala Dawns i Bawb Showcase the talents of inclusive and disability-led community dance groups from Wales. 7pm, £6. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

29th THURSDAY & 30th FRIDAY

engAGE: Using Digital Creativity with Older People This training course specifically focuses on technology inclusion for individuals with Dementia through looking at relevant Apps that touch on Sensory Stimulation and Creativity on iPads. Both one to one and participatory ways of working will be demonstrated and how staff and families can engage alongside this creative process too. Helfa Gelf member £22; non-member £44. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

30th FRIDAY

Discover Dragonflies An introduction to dragonflies and damselflies from local experts – come and learn about these enigmatic creatures! No previous knowledge required. Bring lunch! 11am – 3pm, donations welcome. Meet Penllyn Farmhouse, Cors Goch NWWT Nature Reserve, Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey LL76 8NX. Chris Wynne 07764 897411, chriswynne@wildlifetrustswales.org

The Tempest With Taking Flight Theatre and their unique take on Shakespeare’s classic tale. 7pm, £14, £10 concs, £5 children. (£30 with meal) Dylan’s Restaurant, Criccieth Esplanade LL52 0HU, 01766 522773, dylansrestaurant.co.uk

To Belong A raw and untamed exploration of what it means to belong to a group, through dance, live music and an electric soundtrack. 8pm, £10, £7.50. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Open Mic Poetry Evening Another opportunity to read your own, or other people’s work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere, held in the Ucheldre’s Café. 7.30pm, £3 to listen, £2 to read. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

30th FRIDAY – 2nd JULY, SATURDAY

Personal Idealism and the Christian Faith Exploring Christian doctrines and challenging their shaping by Greek philosophy. Keith Ward is a leading British philosopher, theologian, priest and scholar. £215 residential, £150 non-residential. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, nr Chester CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, www.gladstoneslibrary.org

The Snowdonia Challenge Not for the faint-hearted! 3 day walking event – 100km over 3 days. Or if you’d like to be a part of it but can’t commit to the full 3 days then join us for 1 or 2 days. Each morning we will start from the beautiful village of Betws-y-coed. On each day we follow a different route through the stunning Snowdonia mountains and forests starting from and returning to the same place each day. More info: www.gonorthwales.co.uk