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Network News  2018

Welcome to the FEBRUARY issue of NN

Full Moon in Aquarius 31st January 1:27pm

1st THURSDAY

IMBOLC The beginnings of Spring and the stirrings of new life. Decorate your altar with snowdrops, a Brigid Cross, a Bridey Doll, white and green candles. Bake a seed cake ~ plant seeds; goddessandgreenman.co.uk

The Grief Circles (in the Yurt) Wild Heart Healing in Snowdonia (find us on Facebook). A chance to share our sorrows and weep together. 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £12 drop in or £50 for 5 if paid in advance. Tregarth, nr Bangor. For more information and to book (places are limited) email alexandrajwilson@yahoo.co.uk

Tree Planting We are joining the Snowdonia National Park Authority for a month of tree planting. Every Thursday through February we will be increasing the broad-leaved tree woodland coverage for Snowdonia. Much of our year is spent taking things out of the National Park e.g. invasive species like Rhododendron and Himalayan Balsam, it’s time we added something to it. Come and join in, reduce your carbon footprint and create a lasting memory for years to come. 10am, booking essential. Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) Film. A darkly comic and brilliant drama. After months have passed without a culprit being found in her daughter’s murder case, a mother makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town. 5.30pm, 8.15pm, £7.50, £6 over 60, £5.50 student, £5 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

The Long Forest Project Hedgerows provide connectivity across the landscape and so are important for wildlife movement as well as for food and shelter. Gareth Evans, from Keep Wales Tidy, explains how work to rejuvenate and extend the network on Anglesey is taking shape. 2 – 4.30pm, £2. NWWT, St. Cyngar’s Church Hall, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7EA. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

Neoliberalism: the enslavement of the people by capital Momentum Cheshire West & Unite Community bring you a 2 hour look at the Neoliberalism and its pernicious effect upon the people of this world, presented by David Boyden. 7pm, St Werburgh’s Parish Centre, 26 Brook St, Chester CH1 3DZ. Facebook: page of same name

Words for Wellbeing A fortnightly creative well-being session for people experiencing stress in their lives or are part of the recovery community. 12.30 – 2.30pm, £5 or pay what you can. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

The Apartment (PG) Film. Classic comedy; an office worker uses his apartment to try to rise to the executive suite. 6pm, £5. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Sing Out Your Song! 1st, 3rd & 5th Thurs/month. Harmony Singing Group – Drop-in group, 7 – 9pm, £8, £6, £4. Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51 Watergate St., Chester CH1 2LE. Ella 07922 620503, ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

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, www.saorimor.co.uk

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

May Day Wrexham Planning Meeting Open to all to help plan a May day event for Wrexham. It’s time we brought May Day, Workers Day and Green Day back .Early thoughts are stalls, march and rally, gigs. Open to reds, greens, peace and environmental campaigners, Trades Union, Co-ops, etc… let’s make it big and loud 7 – 10pm. Saith Seren Wrexham, 18 Chester St., LL13. Facebook: same name

2nd FRIDAY

Yin Yoga and Gong Bath 65 minutes of yin yoga followed by a short comfort break and then an hours Gong Bath. 6pm, £23. Source Yoga Studio, 294 Conway Rd, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. To book please visit here https://bookwhen.com/sourceyoga

The Chwedlathon: A Storytelling & Music Marathon in aid of Cefn: with Mair Tomos Ifans, Fiona Collins, Sian Miriam and as many other storytellers and musicians as we can gather! Please come …. to tell, sing, listen or support! 5 – 11pm. Free entry. Donations in aid of CEFN Cefnogi Ffoaduriaid / Supporting Refugees. CEFN is a group based in Blaenau Ffestiniog, supporting refugees by gathering, sorting, washing, packing and sending much-needed clothing and essentials to refugees in camps in Europe and further afield. Held at Y Pengwern, Sgwar yr Eglwys, Llan Ffestiniog LL41 4PB. More information: Facebook: NorthWalesRefugeeSupport

Birds, Snow and Bugs: Working with Siberian Jays in Northern Sweden by Kathering Bowgen (BTO). An illustrative lecture about Katherine’s research to investigate susceptibility to predation in social populations of Siberian Jay. 7.30pm, £1 members, £2 non-members. Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy LL32 8BJ, 01492 592595.

Soup & Circus 1st Fri/month, 5 – 7pm in Rhiwlas Village Hall. Circus skills, music and soup to share – dnations welcome. Lucy 07900 637333.

Grosvenor Museum Quiet Afternoon Aimed at those who enjoy a ‘quieter’ visit to the museum, including people living with autism and their families and carers. Wherever possible, we dim the lights and turn the recorded sounds down. Our ‘quiet’ afternoons are themed, with hands-on activities to engage all ages and abilities. Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD. Pre-visit orientation pack available on request from Virginia Kettle 01244 972120 or virginia.kettle@cheshirewest.gov.uk.

Walk With Me (PG) Film. Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. 7.30pm, Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org

Mindfulness: Working with 3 – 11 yrs How would it be if children were encouraged to tune in to and value the learning arising from their present moment experiences? This Masterclass will offer the opportunity to explore how the last 7 years of experience of this work have led Sarah, Tabitha Sawyer and Dusana Dorjee to create The Present, a mindfulness programme for adults working with young children in schools and other settings. £130, Crowne Plaza, Chester. Booking through CMRP, Bangor, 01248 382498, mindfulness@bangor.ac.uk

Levellers Acoustic British folk rock band. 7.30pm, £27.40, William Aston Hall, Wrexham LL11 2AW, 0844 888 9991, glyndwr.ac.uk

2nd FRIDAY & 3rd SATURDAY

Bangor Music Festival A unique opportunity to explore space, planets, stars and galaxies through the medium of music and science that will be an inspiration to the whole family. Music by Electroacoustic Wales, Birmingham Ensemble, Jo Thomas and Ed Wright. Children’s activities. Various times and prices. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Ŵy, Chips and Nain Film. A truly heart-warming family tale celebrating the unique relationship between grandparent and grandchild. In Welsh, 10.15am & 1.30pm, £8, £6 children. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Wonder (PG) Film. The story of August – a little boy who has facial differences as he joins mainstream education. 2.30 & 7.30pm, £6.25, £5.25, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

2nd FRIDAY – 4th  SUNDAY

Hypnobirth Retreat During this retreat Marie will teach you and your partner hypnobirthing techniques that will change the way you approach your birth, allowing you to enjoy and feel more confident about your pregnancy. £399 for 2 night stay, £249 without accomm. Includes 12hr antenatal course, KG Hypnobirthing book, Relaxation CD, handouts, follow-up care, light lunch and refreshments. Held on Anglesey, directions on booking. Marie 0790 7711767, marie@relaxingbirths.co.uk

Winter Warmer Yoga Retreat Invigorate, re-balance and restore the body and mind. A time to let go of the old and bring in the new. Get motivated and inspired to start a daily yoga practice, eat healthily and breathe ! The Yoga sessions are suitable for beginners and more experienced yogis alike. There will be an energizing morning yoga to kick start the day and a restorative Yin class in the late afternoon. Pranayama  practices and yoga Nidra to truly relax and rewind. 3 meals a day and tea at 4pm. Trigonos, Nantlle. Contact Tracey 07809 485323, 01766 770610, traceyyogamassage.co.uk

2nd FRIDAY – 8th THURSDAY

The Post (12A) Film. Drama about the Washington Post newspaper’s race with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. £7.50, £6 over 60, £5.50 student, £5 U18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

The Darkest Hour (12A) Film. The British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. £6, £5. Includes 2pm senior screen £5 5th & 7th. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

3rd SATURDAY

Introduction to P.V. You’ll learn how PV works, electricity, how to combine modules, inverters, cable sizes, calculate load demands, issues and considerations of on-grid systems. 9.30am – 5pm, £60 course fee only. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Reiki Refresher (One Day Workshop) Wild Heart Healing in Snowdonia (find us on facebook). For all attuned to any level of Reiki who want to revisit, revise and reconnect with healing. 10am – 4pm (soup and bread provided). £20/£10 concessions.Tregarth, nr Bangor. For more information and to book (places are limited) email alexandrajwilson@yahoo.co.uk

Exhibition Tour With Alfredo Cramerotti. To look at the work of Evgeny Antufiev: Organic resistance: body and knife – crossing the border. 11am, free, please book. Mostyn, Llandudno 01492 868191, mostyn.org

Journeying with Sound Join Steph Healy (Sound Practitioner) and Claire Freeman (Shamanic Practitioner) for a special evening of Journeying with Sound using Gongs and the Drum. All you need to do is arrive, lie on a yoga mat and make a nest with your blanket and pillow, so that you are warm and comfortable. Breathe and relax… 6.30 – 8.30pm, £20. Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai. puresound.org.uk

Dod Adre ~ Coming Home With Drymbago, Hedge Gods & Djs, Racubah. Fundraising event for Sophie Williams Trust. Sophie contracted Japanese Encephalitis  and wishes to move back home in north Wales. 7.30pm, £10 adv; £12 door. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN. post@neuaddogwen.com

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones ~ Piano Iwan enters the beguiling world of children to explore some of the most colourful and captivating piano music ever composed. With Claude Debussy’s ‘Children’s Corner’ and Robert Schumann ‘Scenes from Childhood’ plus contributions from two child prodigies, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn. 7.30pm, £12, £10 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

The Greatest Showman (PG) Film musical of the showman P.T. Barnum. 7.30pm, Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org

Forged Iron Letter Opener This short taster course covers forge safety, basic forging techniques such as drawing out, forging point, twisting, and scrolling. Hot forging with anvil and fire. 1.30 – 4pm, £70. IARD, Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon, 01286 672472, www.iard.co.uk

Three Dimensional Birds Inspired by Luned Rhys Parri’s quirky style you’ll create a 3-dimensional bird in paper, card and wire. You’ll create a foundation for your unique 3D structure, then to build on this and embellish using layers of paper mache, scraps and paint. 10am – 4pm, £55. Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon 01286 672472, www.iard.co.uk

A Day to Dance 5 Rhythms ™  Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice – a dynamic way to both workout and meditate in the same breath. This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Coming back to the basics of the practice we deepen our bodies experience of what it is to be grounded, centred, free, easy and present. Repetition is the mother of mastery. 11.30am – 5.30pm, £35, £30 concs. Tal-y-Bont, Conwy LL32 8QF. Bookings: 07946 913911, gremlincat@aol.com

Country & Western Evening For one night only, Colin James Fidoe ‘The Black Country Cowboy’ & a local supporting act will be hosting an evening of modern country and western music along with line dancing. There isn’t a bar but you are more than welcome to bring your own alcohol (18+). 7pm, £5, £2 children. Tea/coffee/light refreshments, raffle. Amlwch Memorial Hall, Anglesey.

Where The Poetry’s At Join former Young Person’s Laureate for Wales, Martin Daws, for monthly spoken word sessions. 1.30 – 4.30pm. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Community Awareness Day Support people with disabilities in Wales. A day of entertainment, information and discussion to highlight, promote and grow the Campaign to Save the Welsh Independent Living Grant. 1pm – late. Set The Bar, Lord St., Wrexham LL1 1LF. Facebook: same name

3rd SATURDAY & 4th SUNDAY

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. The Healing Centre, Tregarth, nr Bangor LL57 4NP. 07771 280824, vivreiki@hotmail.com

Crowdfunding Are you considering crowdfunding for your big dream? Reluctant to go begging for approval or selling your ideas for a tiny percentage of royalties? Crowdfunding is about so much more than money. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can engage with your audience, fans or customers and invite them to shape your project from the off. But there are pitfalls. Crowdfunding is stressful, risky, and two thirds of campaigns fail – many with great drama. £120 fee only, accommodation extra. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Hearth Literary Mini-Festival This intimate literary festival offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It also encourages anyone interested in the world of books to find out more about the writing and publishing process. Speakers include Dipika Mukherjee, Annabel Abbs, Sheena Wilkinson, Jenny Lewis. Each event is £14; weekend ticket of £35 includes dinner on Saturday or lunch on Sunday. Gladstone’s Libray, Hawarden CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

4th SUNDAY

Yin Yoga & Gong Bath Steph from Pure Sound and Freddie from Simply Yoga & Therapies will take you on a wonderful journey of flowing yoga and sound with the aim of bringing you to a level of total relaxation. Our theme for the workshop is connecting with the earth, and will include gentle sequences and Dru Yoga postures, followed by a short relaxation. Then Steph will take us on a sound journey with gongs, singing bowls, chimes and grounding instruments. 1 – 3.30pm, £18. Abersoch Village Hall LL53 7EA. To book please visit here https://bookwhen.com/sourceyoga

Pruning and Grafting Fruit Trees How to prune fruit trees and to create more from the prunings by grafting. You can take 2 or 3 trees home. £60, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Mindfulness Led by Davy Greenough. Fortnightly group. 6pm. More details from Ucheldre Centre 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Catrin Finch Welsh Harpist of world class renown. Programme includes Bach, Debussy and Welsh airs. 7.30pm, £17, £15 concs., Theatr Clwyd Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

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

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

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

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 woodwork 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

Workparty at Treborth Gardens The first of 2018. All welcome, 9.30am – 4pm, come and help out at the gardens. Lunch and transportation provided and confirmed later by email once booked. Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor. Facebook: First Workparty of 2018!

Solar P.V. Off-grid Systems Combining theory and practice, calculating loads, off-grid systems, inverters, batteries and model efficiency. 9.30am – 4pm, £60 course fee only. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

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

The Lady of The Camelias Live broadcast of Bolshoi Ballet. 3pm, £13, £10 concs., with music by Chopin. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

5th MONDAY

Dance Class For people with Dementia and their carers, 2.15 – 4pm, free, just drop-in. Caernarfon Leisure Centre. Helen McGreary 07751 017157, dance-classes-north-wales.co.uk

Gong Bath Relax to the sound of harmonious gongs. 7.30pm, Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. Bookings: puresound.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 Café, High Street, Bangor. Details: accounts@beiciobangor.org.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, nwacpsg@gmail.com

Singing Soles Singing in a group is a beautiful experience that needs to be tried out! A group harmony is more than the sum of individual voices. It can be heavenly. 8 – 9.30pm, single session £6, term ticket for 8 sessions is £32. New venue: Neuadd Goffa, Tremadog (on the junction between the Spar shop and Tremadog garden centre). Christine 01766 513307, christine15@outlook.com

Pride in P3 An inclusive group for people who identify as LGBT+. Free, drop-in 5.30pm. Runs on alternate Mondays. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

6th TUESDAY

Writing, Illness and Wellbeing A thoughtful and reflective evening with writer in residence Polly Atkin. Through writing and speaking about her life with chronic conditions, Polly hopes to raise awareness and provoke discussion. 8pm, £15. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

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

2071 Cwmni Pendraw / Environmental Project  A production outlining some of the environmental issues of the day – air pollution, plastic waste, loss of species, deforestation, loss of bees and of course climate change. A Welsh language show with songs, spoken word, music and video. Team includes Wyn Bowen Harries (Actor), Angharad Jenkins (Musician – Calan), Gwilym Bowen Rees (Musician – Bandana, Plu), Sion Eirwyn Richards (Video). 10.30am & 7.30pm, £10, £8 students, U18s. The Studio, Pontio, Bangor 01248 383828, pontio.co.uk

Talk: Remember When … Clothes Shops in Llandudno Over The Years As part of MOSTYN’s exhibition Miles of Creativity, join us to discuss fashion buying and clothes making in Llandudno over the years. Come and share your memories and bring along any photographs or memorabilia relating to the subject. 2pm, free. Mostyn, Llandudno 01492 868191, mostyn.org

Noddfa Circle Dance 1st and 3rd Tues/month, from 2 – 4pm. Noddfa, Penmaenmawr 01492 623474, noddfa.org.uk

Mindfulness DPenmorfa Gong Bath Relax to the sound of harmonious gongs. 7pm, Memorial Hall, Penmorfa, Porthmadog LL49 9RY. Bookings: puresound.org

Bridge Building Help us to build a new bridge to cross a stream at Dyffryn Mymbyr the farm formerly owned by Esme Kirby, founder of the Snowdonia Society. Limited to 6 spaces, so book early! 10am, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Black Coal, Thin Ice (18) Film. Neo-noir thriller in which detective Zhang is assigned to investigate the mystery of the findings of dismembered parts of a human body. 7.30pm, Chinese, subtitled in English. Chester Film Society, St. Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. More info: chesterfilmfans.co.uk

SK2 Jazz Orchestra Hear the best of the late, great Stan Kenton as this 18-piece big band performs Johnny Richards’ thrilling orchestrations of the Cuban Fire Suite and classic West Side Story numbers. 8pm, £12, £10 concs, £5 U18s. Theatr Clwyd Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

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

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

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

rop-In Everyone is welcome, whether new to mindfulness or wishing to keep their practice going. 2 practice sessions between 5 and 6pm so it is fine to arrive at 5pm or to slip in at 5.30pm for the second practice. At 6pm there will be the opportunity to connect and chat about how we are getting on bringing mindfulness into our lives. 5 – 6.30pm. Tara Dew, Ynys Graianog, Criccieth. More information: gwyneddmindfulness.co.uk

7th WEDNESDAY

Jonathan Radford (Saxophone) and Kaoli Ono (piano) Music by Gershwin, Debussy, Grieg and Albeniz. 7.30pm, £12; u16s free entry. Rhyl Music Club,  Rhyl Town Hall. Contact 01745 890564, chair@rhylmusic.com

Happy End (15) Film. When her mother falls ill under mysterious circumstances, young Eve is sent to live with her estranged father’s relatives in Calais. 2pm & 7.30pm, £6. £5. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.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, www.saorimor.co.uk

Vintage Matinee Movie Held on the 1st Wed/month. Denbigh Film Club. Theatr Twm O’r Nant, Station Rd., Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

ROH Opera Live: Tosca (Puccini) Sung in Italian with English surtitles, 7.15pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Sew Cool We are Ariane and Fliss, 2 crazy sewing addicts of 30 and 28 starting a new club for all crafters; whatever your age, ability level or favourite craft, come and join us. 7pm, free, drop-in, provide your own materials. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

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

Cwmni Pendraw’s Environment Project A production outlining some of the environmental issues that will affect us all more and more as the century continues – air pollution, platic waste, loss of species, deforestation, loss of bees and of course climate change. A Welsh language show with songs, music, words and video. 1.30 & 7.30pm, £8, £7. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

7th WEDNESDAY & 8th THURSDAY

Hanna Theatre. Sam Potter asks what family means in a modern society, delicately weaving in questions of racial identity, economic privilege, and the lottery of birth. 7.45pm, £15, £13 concs. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

8th THURSDAY

Atlantis and the Early Races of Humanity Study and discussion with Eric McGough. 2pm. Admission £5, TS members £3. Colwyn Bay Theosophical Society. Held at Park Way Community Hall, Rhos Road,  Rhos on Sea. LL28 4SE. Enquiries: Pauline 0161 980 4942,  theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

Laughter Yoga The unique concept of using laughter itself as exercise, combined with mindful relaxation. No humour or high mood needed. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and can boost your immune system, help with chronic pain and insomnia, lift your spirits and what’s more, it’s just good clean fun! 2nd Thurs/month, 6.30pm, £4 donation suggested. Llanfairfechan Town Hall Community Centre. Contact Jo 07731 833011, laughteryogawales@gmail.com. Facebook: Laughter Yoga Wales

Tree Planting See 1st

The Grief Circles (in the Yurt) Wild Heart Healing in Snowdonia (find us on facebook). A chance to share our sorrows and weep together. 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £12 drop in or £50 for 5 if paid in advance. Tregarth, nr Bangor. For more information and to book (places are limited) email alexandrajwilson@yahoo.co.uk

NW Participation Network Participation Cymru will be celebrating the NHS’ 70th Birthday at our free regional participation networks. The Bevan Commission would like to collaborate with Participation Cymru to explore engaging the public in a wider conversation about ensuring sustainable health and care in Wales. This ‘Big Conversation’ will help the Commission get a better understanding of what people think, understand their views and experiences and make sure these are acted on. This conversation will lead up to the celebration of 70 years of the National Health Service in July 2018. Free to attend, 10am – 1pm. The Management Centre, Bangor Business School, College Rd., Bangor LL57 2DG. To register a place: eventbrite.co.uk and look for North Wales Participation Network event.

Morning Gong Relax to the sound of harmonious gongs. 9am, Y Festri, Goodman St., Caernarfon LL55 4HL. Bookings: puresound.org

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 sharing the practice or have had some previous experience. 6.30 – 7.30pm, £3; Gorwelion, Bala. Contact rowenna73@hotmail.com or visit FB page Mindfulness Bala

8th THURSDAY – 11th SUNDAY

Zenways Retreat Our 3-day intensive Zen retreats are designed specifically to create the ideal conditions for you to find your true nature – to find out who you really are (kensho in Japanese). The format is based on the “group sanzen” format. You do not need to have previous meditation experience. £170 for 3 nights accomm; we do not charge a fixed amount for the course, and suggest a donation of between £100 and £250, depending on your means. Held at Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, LL34 6YF. 01492 623473, noddfa.org.uk

9th FRIDAY

Lit Soc with Fiona Owen Casting spells: characters in worlds. A creative writing workshop with Fiona Owen, exploring realist and non-realist fictional characters in worlds to believe in, where setting can work as backdrop, metaphor, mood and more. 1 – 3pm, £5, £4 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

What Is Happening in Korea? Who are the war mongers? Dermot Hudson, President of the Korean Friendship Association will speak about the struggle for independence, peace and reunification in Korea from the North’s perspective. Lindis Percy, co-ordinator of the Campaign for Accountability of American Bases, will talk on her experiences and reflections after a visit to South Korea last summer. There will be a Q & A session and light refreshments. Free event, 6.30pm. St. John’s Methodist Church Hall, Mostyn St., (between the two M & S Stores) Sponsored by Conwy County Peace Group.

Hanes Sinema In the company of Mici Plwm, a conversation regarding the history of Cinema in Blaenau Ffestiniog and surrounding areas. A chance to share your experiences and memories through pictures and film. 7pm, £5. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org

Dance of Love Core Star offer an evening of cacao, dance, sound and meditation to explore our centre of love. Using a combination of Chakradance, the magic of cacao from the Peruvian rainforest, crystals and sound we invite you to journey with us in a relaxed and playful way as we explore the heart centre. 7 – 10pm, £20. Y Festri, Goodman St., Llanberis LL55 4JB. Tickets: Roz 07717 076360, Belinda 07591 608079, roz4harmony.co.uk

Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol 2 (12A) Film. Adventures that traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. Denbigh Film Club. 7pm doors open, 7.30pm, Theatr Twm O’r Nant, Station rd., Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

Eight Legs Good! Richard Gallon, of the British Arachnological Society and local spider expert, will talk about the identification and behaviour of UK spiders – highlighting some regional rarities. 2 – 4pm, £2. NWWT, St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno LL30 3NT. John Underwood 01492 533459, john.underwood100@gmail.com

9th FRIDAY – 11th SUNDAY

Adult Willow Workshops Session 1: Willow Hare (9th); Session 2 Dragon Fly Obelisks and Butterfly Sticks (10th). Juliette will talk you through the preparation of the willow and then take you step by step through the construction of the sculpture. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £75 each session, light lunch included. Ruthin Craft Centre LL15 1BB, 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org

Reshape: Yoga & Fitness Weekend This retreat has been created to give you the tools you need to reshape not just your body but your mind too. Start to feel inspired about your daily yoga practise and exercise routine, get motivated to eat well and be positive about your hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future. £405 – £545. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge, LL59 5NH. Laura Bell, 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

Spinning Retreat This retreat will be a chance to be wild and whacky with your spinning. Chris will provide you with techniques, fibres and equipment – you provide your imagination and let it run wild! £200 – £220. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog 01766 770274, snowdonia.gov.wales

Rustic Chair We will cut some silver birch and coppice hazel from our woods and then select the pieces we want to use for the back legs, the front legs and the rails. We will cut them to length and turn tenons on the rails, drill the mortices in the legs and assemble the chairs. £150, £75 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

9th FRIDAY – 14th WEDNESDAY

The Post (12A) Film. A thrilling drama about the first female newspaper publisher racing to expose a major cover-up of government secrets. £6, £5. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

10th SATURDAY

Pregnancy Circle A support group for the pregnant women of North Wales. A chance to meet, share and explore all that it is to be pregnant, in a safe non-judgemental space. Explore hopes and fears through birth art and visualisation, and to practice relaxation and breath awareness for labour and beyond. 1 – 4pm, spaces limited to 8; booking essential. £10 first session, £20 thereafter; concessions available. In a cosy yurt in Rhiwlas. Facebook: February Pregnancy Circle. *Message to book your place.

Ashtanga Primary Series and Yin Yoga Afternoon Come and join the wonderful Mike McCabe for an afternoon of yoga. Mike will lead us through the Ashtanga primary series at the end of which there will be time for a cup of tea before we move into a 2 hour session of yin and restorative yoga. 1 – 5.45pm, £40. Source Yoga, 294 Conwy Rd, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay. Bookings: bookwhen.com Mike: yogacheadle.com/mike/

North West Wales Permaculture Meetup   All welcome to meet like minded folk interested in Permaculture in the region. 10am – 4pm. This meeting is at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth LL65 4YA. Call Claire for directions on 07970 409 724

Create A Single Latch Bangle A latch bangle is a chunky wire bangle which uses a decorative hook and loop system to open and close. Tutor is Angela Evans, 10am – 4pm, £120. Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon 01286 672472, www.iard.co.uk

Beginners Acrylic Painting Workshop This class intends to teach you the skills of painting portraits in acrylics – the subject in focus will be an all-time favourite female star. 1 – 3pm, £22, all materials and refreshments provided. Chester Arts Centre, Northgate St CH1 2HT, 01244 313700, chesterartcentre.co.uk

Winter Dance with Banda Bacana Time to come out of hibernation, shake off the winter blues and get set for a right old dance off – bring your plimsolls and jump around in a good old groovy style! 8pm – 11.30pm. free entry, last orders for food at 7pm, band starts 8pm. Caffi Siabod, Capel Curig. Facebook: same same

Dry Stone Walling The Pensychnant Conservation Centre is a fabulous source of information and a conservationists dream. Come and give the centre a hand to maintain its boundaries and learn the traditional skill of dry stone walling. Join us, and learn the basics through helping to construct one of these beautiful structures. No previous experience required, although it’s an excellent chance to practice your dry stone walling skills and share any experience you may have. 10am,  booking esential, Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Practical Candle Making For those who wish to explore a variety of candle making techniques. Our candle workshop includes all materials and equipment – choose your own colours and candle fragrance.  At the end of the class you will have 4 exquisite candles and a selection of  scented wax melts to take home and enjoy – or give away as special gifts to friends and family! £55. The Candle Alchemist, Llanfair PG, LL61 6RP. 07770 894281, thecandlealchemist.co.uk

Chester Film Society Social Evening All welcome – open to everyone! Invite your friends along!  The evening includes our famous wall quiz, raffle, caption competition and audio quiz. 7.15pm, £12. St. Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. More from: chesterfilmfans.co.uk

NY Met Live Screening: L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti) A poor country boy is in love with a woman out of his league; he finds a love potion but gets more than he bargained for. 5pm, £10 – £13, sung in Italian with English subtitles. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com.

10th SATURDAY & 11th SUNDAY

Home Chainsaw During this course an experienced local forestry worker will cover the construction and maintenance of a chainsaw including sharpening the chain, cross-cutting logs and felling small diameter trees. You must have your own chainsaw and appropriate protective chainsaw clothing – helmet, visor and ear defenders, gloves, trousers and boots. £135, £70 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Reiki, 2nd degree Course 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. The Healing Centre, Tregarth, nr Bangor LL57 4NP. 07771 280824, vivreiki@hotmail.com

Coco (PG) Film. A journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history of banning music. 2pm, £7, £6 U16s. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org

11th SUNDAY

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

Blasu Cain A warm welcome to new members to join Cain dance group taster session in the afternoon 3 – 5pm. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Healing Family Karma A one-day workshop which shows you how to work intuitively with your past family members (ancestors), healing their past hurts, improving your own quality of life and protecting the future generations to come. While it helps to know something about your parents, grandparents and great grandparents, no prior knowledge of your family is actually necessary. 10am – 4.30pm, £45. Held in Talysarn, Nantlle. Booking essential with Gillian Monks 01286 881786, gillian@acorntherapies.com 

Met Opera Encore: L’Elisir d’Amor (Donizetti) Comic and emotionally revealing. 5.55pm, £10, £8, £3 children. Italian with English surtitles. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Yoga Workshop A fun, full day of yoga in the Hercules Hall, within the gorgeous seaside village of Portmeirion. Expect a dynamic, challenging morning and a chilled afternoon session including restorative Yin yoga and Pranayama. The workshop is suitable for all levels, as all postures can be modified to suit the individual. Beginners welcome! During the lunch break or after the workshop, you can take the opportunity to explore the village and beaches with its wonderful gardens, shops and café. Bookings Tracey 07809 485323, traceyyogamassage.co.uk

Estyneto Join the inspirational dancer and choreographer, Cai Tomos as he leads monthly dance/movement sessions for those over the age of 60. 1.30pm, £3. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Andy Kirkpatrick ~ Psychovertical: A Higher Education Andy Kirkpatrick looks back at forty years of climbing and adventures, from the Alps to Patagonia, Yosemite to Greenland, a story of all the things that make life amazing. 7.30pm, £16, £15 concs. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Quiltfest Trading Day All kinds of stalls and sales available at the Exhibition of Quilts. 10am – 4pm, £3.50, free parking, light refreshments. Llangollen Pavilion LL20 8SW. Contact Val Shields 01978 852856, shieldsval@gmail.com See Exhibitions

It’s Never Too Late To Write! Join us for a fascinating look at how one of our very first Writers in Residence cracked the age issue in her writing career – not starting until well into her 50s, and having books published every year since – from novel, to short fictions, to poetry and non-fiction. 2.30pm, £8. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

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 Meets 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 louisa.yates@gladlib.org

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

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.

Make Your Own Valentine / St. Dwynwen’s Card Family workshop, free, 10.30 – 11.30am, or 2 -3 pm. Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni 01248 724444, kyffinwilliams.info

Wrexham Meditation Group Three meditations including a body scan and a mindfulness of breathing practice. 7.30 – 9pm, £6, includes refreshments. Drop-in. Quaker Meeting House, Holt Rd., Wrexham LL13 8HN. Alan 07816 988124, newmindfulness.net

12th MONDAY – 17th SATURDAY

Sustainability & Adaption for Cities and Communities You will gain a thorough understanding of key elements, infrastructures, maintenance issues, energy budgets, material flows, waste disposal, transportation, social dynamics that underlie the development and management of communities and cities. £700 waged, £625 concs. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

13th TUESDAY

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

Oil Painting Impressionist Style This workshop is designed to give you an insight into the style of the impressionist painter and is ideal for all levels. Themed around St. Valentine’s Day this impressionist style oil painting workshop will give you a fantastic opportunity to paint a picture for your other half. Led by Marc Turner artist and tutor. 6.30 – 9pm, £35. Chester Arts Centre, Northgate St CH1 2HT, 01244 313700, chesterartcentre.co.uk

Spoilt for Choice? What’s the best future mix of energy for NW and its people? This timely event will be held in North Wales, in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre of Bangor University, and will explore and identify different energy supply options that could meet both climate change targets and deliver maximum benefit to the region and its people. North Wales’ huge land and natural resource potential makes the region a centre for excellence for energy generation and a powerhouse for the north Wales economy. 5.30 – 9pm, free but please register a place. Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, Deiniol Rd., Bangor LL57 2TQ. Register at www.eventbrite.co.uk and look for Spoilt for Choice?

Cerdd Dafod yn y Doc Poets Rhys Iorwerth and Iwan Rhys will lead a series of Welsh strict meter poetry classes for beginners and those who wish to improve their craft. 7.30pm, £7 per session. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

BAFTA Kids Behing the Scenes A fun mix of behind-the-scenes films, audience Q&As, challenges and a drawing competition. This event highlights the talent behind the nominations from actors to animators, designers to directors. For 7 – 12 year olds. 2.30pm, £5, £2 children. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

13th TUESDAY – 15th THURSDAY

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) Film. A darkly comic and brilliant drama – After months have passed without a culprit being found in her daughter’s murder case, a mother makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town. 8pm, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

13th TUESDAY – 17th SATURDAY

The Weir Theatre. In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night. This shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives, celebrates its 20th anniversary year. 7.30pm, & 2.30pm on 15th & 17th. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

14th WEDNESDAY

Coco See 10th & 11th

Cycles of Eternity – an Overview of the Ageless Wisdom A talk by Tim Wyatt, sponsored by Leeds Lodge. 7pm for 7.30pm, Book Sale, CD sale. refreshments, £5.50, £3.50 concs. Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham Street, Chester, CH1 3LF. Enquiries: 01244 370461, chestertheosophy.org

Limpets Survey Day Our survey days are aimed at CoCoast volunteers who have attended a training day but have either not had the opportunity to conduct a survey yet, as well as trained volunteers who would like some company and ID assistance on the shore. 2.30 – 4.30pm, free. Porth Cwyfan, Ty Croes, Anglesey LL63. Contact Bangor Uni, School of Ocean Sciences, 01248 388198. Facebook: CoCoast North Wales

Treacle Junior (15) Film. A family man who one day abandons his family, flees to London, and appears to be having some kind of mid-life crisis. With Occasional Cinema, 7.30pm. Held at the Mill Bistro, Seiont, Caernarfon. occasionalcinema.org

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

The Print Symposium: Wood, Lino, & Letterpress A one-day symposium led by artist printmakers discussing their practice, residencies and recent projects. 10am – 4.30pm, £35 includes lunch and refreshments. Booking essential. Held at Regional Print Centre, Coleg Cambria, Grove Park Rd., Wrexham. LL12 7AB. 01978 267629, regionalprintcentre.co.uk

RSC Live: Twelfth Night Mistaken identity and role reversal are key to this popular Shakespeare comedy, influenced by the traditional themes of end of Christmas celebrations. 7pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also £12, £11, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 872000, theatrcolwyn.co.uk Also £13, £10, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

Llandudno and District Writers Group This month: AGM, 2pm, all welcome! Llandudno Public Library. Contact: llandudno.writers@aol.co.uk/Gavin Pike Branded ~ Sophie Willan Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. In her smash hit new show, Sophie returns to tell us why. 8pm, £12, £10 students and U18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

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

Lindsay Lou And Band The band is renowned for a fresh approach to the American roots genres which are explored and confidently conquered. Lindsay’s voice has a stunning range. 8pm, £12 tickets from Palas Print in Caernarfon and Mudshark Records in Bangor. The Vic, Menai Bridge LL59 5DR, 01248 712309, vicmenai.com

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

14th WEDNESDAY & 15th THURSDAY

Holiday Club The programme includes learning about the woods and what lives in them, bushcraft activities, art and craft work and games £20 per day, discounts for families with more than one child; midday meal provided. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Tudur Owen ~ The Size of Wales What does it actually mean to be Welsh – are we different? What do other people think of us? Do we even care? 8pm, £10, 16+. Theatr Clwyd Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

15th THURSDAY

New Moon in Aquarius 9:05pm

The Grief Circles (in the Yurt) Wild Heart Healing in Snowdonia (find us on facebook). A chance to share our sorrows and weep together. 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £12 drop in or £50 for 5 if paid in advance. Tregarth, nr Bangor. For more information and to book (places are limited) email alexandrajwilson@yahoo.co.uk

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

Pop Up Vinyl Record Shop 2000+ records, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, rock, pop, prog rock, indie, Cymraeg, blues, metal, punk, new wave, country, folk, jazz, reggae, electronic, goth, hip hop and more. Records from 50p. 4 – 8.30pm, Ty Glyndwr, 1 Castle St., Caernarfon LL55 1SE. Contact 01286 238280.

New Dru Yoga Class Starts today! Relax and de-stress, improve posture, relieve back pain, feel more positive, boost energy levels, increase flexibility and so much more! All abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups welcome. 7 – 8.30pm, £6, every Monday. Please contact me to confirm class is on. Bring water and comfortable clothing with layers. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket – I have a few spare if you need to borrow these. Quaker Meeting House, Dean Street, Bangor LL57 1UR. Naomi Dalton: naomidruyoga@gmail.com

Mindfulness Led by Davy Greenough. Fortnightly group. 6pm. More details from Ucheldre Centre 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Tree Planting See 1st

Sing Out Your Song! Harmony Singing Group – Drop-in group, 7 – 9pm, £8, £6, £4. 1st, 3rd & 5th  Thurs/month. Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51 Watergate St., Chester CH1 2LE. Ella 07922 620503, ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

Words for Wellbeing A fortnightly creative well-being session for people experiencing stress in their lives or are part of the recovery community. 12.30 – 2.30pm, £5 or pay what you can. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Arty Folk and Friendship A new group for people who are interested in both creating art through a variety of mediums and in making new friends. Each week members of the group will be encouraged to share their favourite style of artwork, show others how it is done, and the group will create new pieces and styles of artwork. Tea and coffee will be provided. 1 -3pm, £2 per participant to help cover utility costs. Basic art materials will be provided. Numbers are limited to 10 people. Held at RainbowBiz Hippy Shop, Mold CH7 1AP. Contact: info@rainbowiz.org.uk

16th FRIDAY

Yoga Dance Experience the fun and uplifting energy of yoga dance. Powerful yoga postures, mudras and movements combined together in wonderful dance sequences. 6.15 – 7.15pm, £10. Oddfellows Hall, 65 High St., Saltney, Chester CH4 8SG. Teresa Keast 07876 254518, teresa@teresa4yoga.co.uk

Otters: The State of Play Kim Johnson, wildlife ecologist, gives a broad assessment of the current otter population including interesting otter facts, ecology and conservation practice during 2017. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2. Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh LL16 3TS. Carl Payne 01352 780636, shyoneforty@yahoo.co.uk

Sound Relaxation Relax to the sound of harmonious gongs. 7pm, Bodhi Movement Studio, Betws y Coed LL24 0AH. To book your space, please visit www.bodhi-movement.co.uk/sound-bath

Monthly Yin Yoga 3rd Fri/month 7 – 8.30pm, booking essential. The Verve, Llangollen. Info info@bebalancedyoga.co.uk

Coco See 10th & 11th

Ferns and Their Allies of North Wales Experienced biological recorder David Hill describes examples from the wide range of pteridophytes found growing in the region. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2, includes refreshments. NWWT, St Cyngar’s Church Hall, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7EA. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

New Year New People Attracting supporters to your community project/event. This event, part of the Eden Communities Wales Network, will look at ways to help you bring more people from your community on board, whether as a volunteer or by coming along to your events. We’ll hear from a representative of ‘Friends of Wepre Park’ about their community project in Connahs Quay and the challenges they’ve faced in bringing people in. 11am – 3pm. Connah’s Quay Town Council Offices, Fron Rd., Connah’s Quay CH5 4PJ. To register: www.eventbrite.co.uk and look for New Year New People

Call Me By Your Name (15) FIlm. Set in Italy; a summer that will alter lives forever. 7.30pm, £6.50. Rialto Film Night, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

St Petersburg Classic Ballet: Giselle Live performance. A quintessential story of unrequited love. 7.30pm, £20.50 – £39.50. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

British Winters (15) FIlm. The tale of one man’s struggle with apathy and despondency. The film was shot in North Wales and made almost entirely by an army of volunteers on a budget of £20,000. The producer, Steve Swindon will present the film and host a Q+A post-screening to discuss the making of the film and their latest feature film ‘Below the Waves’. 6pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Falcon Hildred Join us for an evening with Falcon as we get to know the artist and his method of working, his inspirations and his passion for water colour and a chance to see some of his work. 7pm, 40 mins. £5. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org

Caffi Stori Llangollen Storytelling Café 3rd Fri/month. Katy Cawkwell premieres her brand new version of Tristan and Iseult in Llangollen. Katy picks a clear, brilliant path through this many-layered legend, touching her listeners with the excitement, beauty and tragedy of one of the greatest ever love stories, spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany. 7.30pm, £5, £4 concs. In the Courtyard Coffee Shop, Cwrt-y-Castell, Castle Street, Llangollen LL20 8NY. Croeso cynnes i bawb! A warm welcome to all! Suzi 01490 460563.

The Gentle Good: The Immortal Bard Fusing Celtic and Chinese folk sounds, this captivating performance tells the magical story of 8th century Chinese poet, Li Bai. The evening begins with a short set by Chinese musician Zining Wang who will introduce us to the traditional Chinese Pipa. Zining will then join The Gentle Good to perform songs from the album. 8pm, £14, £13 concs., Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

David Crystal Grammar Day First of a series of talks. Introduction to English grammar; grammar in child language acquisition; grammar in relation to reading and writing; grammar clinic (dealing with questions raised by participants). Booking; per day £150 (includes morning and afternoon refreshment and buffet lunch). Certificates of attendance will be provided if required. 9.30am – 4pm. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

16th FRIDAY – 18th SUNDAY

Wales – China Festival Celebrate Chinese New Year at Pontio with a weekend of eclectic performances, films, live music and family friendly activities. In addition to the productions and live events, our cinema will be hosting a range of Chinese films throughout the weekend. On Saturday, enjoy live music and pop up events in the foyer, as well as family-friendly craft workshops – all for free. Welcome to the Year of the Dog! Various times and prices. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Losar Tibetan New Year Weekend In addition to our usual Losar celebrations, this year we will have a special treat – a double celebration, greeting back our old friend Dashu as he brings to an end his one year retreat during this weekend! The weekend will be one of celebration, feasting and auspicious practice – all welcome! Please register via website www.ahs.org.uk Held at the Hermitage, Ynys Graianog, Criccieth LL52 0NT. 01766 530839, hermitage@ahs.org.uk

Chamber Music Held at Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog. For further information and booking forms, please contact the organiser Dr Julia Johnson on 01743 362416 or juliajohnson99@yahoo.co.uk

17th SATURDAY

Self Love and Sensuality Workshop (for women). Wild Heart Healing in Snowdonia (find us on Facebook). A space to explore what self love and sensuality means to you (with tips, skills and info on how to go deeper). 10am – 4pm (soup and bread included), £20/£10 concessions. Tregarth, nr Bangor. For more information and to book (places are limited) email alexandrajwilson@yahoo.co.uk

Live. Laugh. Love. Taking time to understand the real source of happiness is essential, otherwise our lives are so easily wasted in discontentment and unhappiness. In this course you will discover your untapped potential for joy and lightness, and see that through learning to cherish others you can become closer to the happiness you were always seeking. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Craig y Don, Llandudno 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Wild Winter Roots Workshop We are within the great season of winter’s “deep-rest” and during this period we are supposed to slow down and concserve energy for spring. Join hedgewitch Jues Cooper for a rare workshop exploring wild plants  9.30am – 3.30pm. £60. Held at Corn Helyg Ecocentre, Llanfwrog, Anglesey LL65 4YD. Tickets from : cornhelyg-permaculture.co.uk Enquiries: Jules 01407 731115, 07450 885254.

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, www.saorimor.co.uk

Bird Watch Day Call in to see what’s about, with experts on hand to help identify the birds and chat about wildlife. Best views of estuary birds approx an hour before and after high tide (10:50). 11am – 3pm, donations welcome. Aberogwen/Spinnies NWWT Nature Reserve, Bangor LL57 3YH. Kate Gibbs 01248 681936, kategibbs.nwwt@gmail.com

Chinese Lanterns Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog by making your very own Chinese paper lantern to decorate your home. 2 – 4pm, £1.50, Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD, 01244 972197.

Rag Rug Making Bring any rag rug supplies you have or have inherited, hessian for backing, strips of fabric and tools, if you have any books or ‘how to’ patterns bring them along. Pia will also be on hand to help with heel shaping if you’ve got that far with the socks you started knitting in January. 10am – 4pm, part of Crafty Mammas Mamau Crefftus. The Vestry, Porthmadog. Facebook: of same name

Potato Day There will be a wide variety of seed potatoes and vegetable seeds for sale, plus onion sets, garlic bulbs, rhubarb crowns, fruit trees, strawberry plants and other soft fruits. 9am – 2pm, free, refreshments available. The Daniel Owen Centre, Mold CH7 1AP. Contact 07960 816870.

Coco See 10th & 11th

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones. 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

The Rice Paper Diaries Francesca Rhydderch and Yan Ying. Francesca reads from her award-winning novel and is joined by Yan whose Mandarin translation was recently published. 3 – 4pm, £5. Cemlyn Jones Lecture Rm, Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Part of Wales-China Festival

Orlando Warrior Dance. Presented by House of Absolute, choreographed by Julia Cheng, this solo contemporary dance piece accompanied by live music explores the myth of a modern Mu-Lan. Externalising her inner battles through wu-shu martial arts and waacking, this piece examines displacement and hybrid identity, masking a yang (male) fighter behind a yin (female) form, travelling through time via physical paintings of a Warrior Poet in motion. The dance piece is followed by a discussion with performer Sam Lu. 4.30 – 5.15pm, £5, Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Part of Wales-China Festival

Lladron a Llanc (Burglars and Boy) Theatre. Hao Jingfang’s contemporary Chinese play. Two construction workers turn vigilante, trying to right the wrongs of society by burgling the home of a high-ranking, corrupt official. However, once they get inside, it appears they both have very different ideas about justice. Welsh, with English and Mandarin subtitles. 14yrs+; 7 – 8pm, £5. Studio, Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Part of Wales-China Festival

Supper Club with Moel Faban Suppers The first of the year brings a little romance with it being so close to Valentine’s Day and not long after St Dwynwyn’s Day. 7 – 11pm, £25, dietary requirements taken into consideration if booked in advance. We will be joined by singer Jess Whyke. Portion of the proceeds go to PAYF Cafe and some to a charity. Limited numbers, booking essential. Held at Pay As You Feel Cafe, Bethesda High St LL57 3AN. Contact: moelfabansuppers@gmail.com

Electric Jalaba with DJ Adam Isbell (Racubah), Psychedelic Gnawa, African Rhythms, Driving Electronica. Haunting vocals and driving North African rhythms underpin this remarkable Anglo-Moroccan fusion project, a space-age collaboration between electro-groovers Soundspecies and gnawa master musician Simo Lagnawi that slinks along like the best desert blues yet kicks like the subtlest kind of dub. 7.30pm, £10 earlybird, £12 adv/door. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN. post@neuaddogwen.com

17th SATURDAY & 18th SUNDAY

Make Your Writing Dazzle With Judy Brown. One-to-one sessions with Judy to discuss a short piece of work in progress are available on the Saturday evening as part of this course. Residential prices from £125, non-residential from £90. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

Wales China Festival Films On 17th: Mulan 11am; Mountains May Depart (12A) A love story. A Bite of China 5.30pm – documentary inviting us around Chinese dinner tables. The Great Wall 3D 8.30pm, Epic fantasy of mercenary warrior who discovers the mysteries of one of the great wonders of the world. On 18th: The Great Wall 3D 5.30pm, Human Flow 2pm, Ai Weiwei brings his artist eye to create a panoramic document of the global refugee crisis. Various priced tickets. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Wonder (PG) Film. The inspiring and heart-warming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, “Auggie” becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. 17th – 6.30pm; 18th – 2pm. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

17th SATURDAY – 22nd THURSDAY

Slate: Yet More Diversity Together with visits to familiar slate quarries, the course will also call on non-familiar stone quarries and metal mines. £495 – £542.50, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog 01766 770274, snowdonia.gov.wales

18th SUNDAY

Reiki Refresher See 3rd

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

Red Tent Gwynedd A close-to-the-new-moon gathering. Arrive 1pm for 2pm start, finish circle by 5pm for food and social time. Can we make this one more bilingual? Mwy o Gymraeg, os gwelwch yn dda? Bring a dish of food to share, blanket or cushion, mug. Liftshare if possible. This meeting is at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth LL65 4YA. Claire for directions 07970 409 724. Join Facebook group (Red Tent Gwynedd) and find out more.

Getting in Touch With Your Back Be more at ease in everyday life by developing more awareness and sensation in your back. 10am – 1pm, £30. With Veronica Rock, held at Verve Health, Fitness and Wellbeing, George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Veronica 07990 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

Laughter Yoga A light-hearted afternoon of yoga and relaxation followed by an hour with Jo Dixon, the North Wales Guru of Laughter Yoga!  Jo explains the science behind why laughing is so good for us and then we start with a chuckle, which leads to a giggle and ends with laughing until your side hurt. 2 – 5pm, with refreshments £25 per person. Mochdre Village Hall, Colwyn Bay. Bookings: katehamiltonhunter.com

18th SUNDAY – 23rd  FRIDAY

Slate: The Good, The Bad and The Inbetweens Most of the programme will entail walking in the mountains over rough, exposed, and occasionally steep terrain; including walks of lengthy duration. Course members should come prepared for this though average fitness should suffice. £450 – £500. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog 01766 770274, snowdonia.gov.wales

18th SUNDAY – 24th SATURDAY

Anglesey Coppice Crafts Convention Includes: 18th & 19th: Cleft Ash Gate construction. 20th & 21st: Hazel Hurdle Making. 22nd & 23rd Willow Basket Weaving. 24th: Coppice Craft Open Day 11am – 4pm, activities, stalls and displays, free. Organised by Llais y Goedwig. Held at Coed Llwynonn, Llanedwen, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey LL61 6DQ. Bookings: James 07721 687905, coed.llwynonn@gmail.com

19th  MONDAY

Understanding Rare Books with Saint Augustine, Dante, Aristotle and Butler Gary Butler helps look after the rare books and special collections at Gladstone’s Library. He trained as a librarian at Aberystwyth. 7.30pm, £8. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

Invasive species (Himalayan Balsam) removal.  In partnership with the Snowdonia Society FoE Conwy are starting a project to try and reduce the amount of this pretty but invasive plant that is taking over river banks in the Conwy Valley.  Owain Thomas from the Snowdonia Society is coming to talk about the successful work that has been done around the shores of Llyn Tegud in Bala and the methods used in its removal.  We are hoping that many people in the local community will join us in work parties which will probably commence in June, but coming to the meeting will not commit you to anything!  Please come and invite anybody you think may be interested.  Refreshments will be provided. 7.30pm. Free refreshments provided. Meet with Friends of the Earth Conwy at Rowen Memorial Hall,  LL32 8YA grid ref: SH721760. Contact Kay 07918 663640,  kaypitt40@gmail.com FOE Conwy meet 2nd Weds/month in the rear room of the Albion Ale House, Upper gate St., Conwy LL32 8RF. The meeting above replaces our usual monthly meeting. 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.

 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

Snowdrop Planting Days Join us and the garden team to help us ‘grow’ our stunning display of Snowdrops. 11am – 3pm. Penrhyn Castle, Bangor LL57 4HT. 01248 353084, nationaltrust.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

Abstract Paper Things In celebration of the fabulous abstract shapes in the From Icon to Red Square exhibition, design and make your own piece of abstract 3D art. There’ll be no patterns to follow, so bring along your imagination and our assistants will help you create something spectacular.  2 – 4pm, £1.50, Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD, 01244 972197. See Exhibitions

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 Café, Bangor. Mary Ward – merielward75@gmail.com

Pride in P3 See 5th

19th MONDAY – 23rd  FRIDAY

Winter Birds The course will be an excellent opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with the area and some of its best birdwatching spots while learning more about how birds adapt and cope with the vagaries of winter. We will also discuss the changing fortunes of certain species – how, when and why some species have declined, while others have increased and moved into the area in recent times, e.g. red kite, white egret and osprey. £360 – £400. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog 01766 770274, snowdonia.gov.wales

Of Mice and Men A thrilling new production of the most iconic and powerful story in American literature. Set in the trying times of the Great Depression, Of Mice And Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship and what it means to be human. 7.30pm daily, plus 1pm 22nd & 2.30pm 24th. £10, Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

20th TUESDAY

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, www.saorimor.co.uk

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

Tree Planting We are joining the Snowdonia National Park Authority for a month of tree planting. Much of our year is spent taking things out of the National Park e.g. invasive species like Rhododendron and Himalayan Balsam, it’s time we added something to it. Come and join in, reduce your carbon footprint and create a lasting memory for years to come. 10am, booking essential. Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

The Ensemble of St. Luke’s Chamber concert. 8pm, £12/£10 over 60s, £5 students and under 18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.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. Booking not required – but please let Doreen know by e-mail the previous week and then just turn up; doreensbotanicals@gmail.com

Noddfa Circle Dance 1st and 3rd Tues/month, from 2 – 4pm. Noddfa, Penmaenmawr 01492 623474, noddfa.org.uk

The Fencer (PG) Film. Set in the Stalinist era of the early 1950’s, a champion fencer on the run from Leningrad’s secret service finds refuge and renewed purpose teaching at a provincial Estonian school. Estonia/Germany, with subtitles. 7.15pm. St. Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. More from: chesterfilmfans.co.uk

Casablanca (PG) Classic film. Dementia friendly screening. In Casablanca in 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. The lights are left on low, there are no trailers and the audience members are welcome to move around the space and talk. 11am, £4. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Ŵy, Chips and Nain Film. A truly heart-warming family tale celebrating the unique relationship between grandparent and grandchild. In Welsh, £8, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Chester Humanists 3rd Tues/month. We seek to make the best use of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, using reason, experience and shared human values. Meet at 7.30pm, Custom House, Watergate St., Chester. Stuart 07954 166 567, Richard 07530 225268, chester.humanist.org.uk

21st WEDNESDAY

Chester and District Friends of the Earth 3rd Weds/month, 7.30pm in the Custom House, Watergate Street, Chester. Contact Peter Benson 07740 179939.

Ŵy, Chips and Nain See 20th

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.

Mindful Meditation 3rd Weds/month. A monthly meditation group, open to all and suitable for beginners. If you have not meditated before, this can help you get started. Also, experienced meditators welcome to come and practise in a group setting. 7.30 – 9pm. Kit’n’Heels, 3 Penrhyn Ave, LL28 4PS Rhôs-on-Sea Facebook: Wings of Change

Terns and Otters of Cemlyn Bay Ben Stammers presents an account of recent terns’ breeding, return of the otter and possible conflict between the two.  7.30 – 9.30pm, donations welcome. NWWT, Gresford Memorial Hall, High Street, Gresford, Wrexham LL12 8PS. Steve Palin 07876 501014, stevepalin@supanet.com

Piano Concert: Isata, Konya and Jeneba Kanneh-Mason with Rhyl Music Club. Music played includes Ravel, Haydn and Scarlatti. Before each movement of the Ravel we will have the relevant poem by Aloysius Bertrand which inspired Ravel to write this music and club member Denis Pithon will help us to understand why. 7.30pm, £12; u16s free entry. Rhyl Town Hall. Contact 01745 890564, chair@rhylmusic.com

Sew Cool See 7th

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.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) Film. A darkly comic drama. After months have passed without a culprit being found in her daughter’s murder case, a mother makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town. 2pm & 7.30pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

22nd THURSDAY

The Grief Circles (in the Yurt) Wild Heart Healing in Snowdonia (find us on facebook). A chance to share our sorrows and weep together. 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £12 drop in or £50 for 5 if paid in advance. Tregarth, nr Bangor. For more information and to book (places are limited) email alexandrajwilson@yahoo.co.uk

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

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 sharing the practice, 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, in particular chants from a range of different spiritual traditions. Led by Felicity Jones, a very experienced singer, we meet once a month at Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor near Mold from 11.30 – 1 pm. No need to feel you are a ‘good’ singer, you just need to enjoy it and the energy and harmonies our voices create. Cost £5. Please email helen@soul-life.co.uk

Tree Planting See 1st

Arty Folk and Friendship See 15th

Kendal Mountain Festival (12A) Film. Join us for an evening packed full of amazing films and awe-inspiring talks from some of the world’s most impressive adventurers. 7.30pm, £15, £10/u25s. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com ~ mountainfest.co.uk

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Live Screening. One night in Mississippi Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage, the scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. 7pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also: £12.50, £15, Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Also Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

The Barbarian Invasions (18) Comedy, crime drama with Occasional Cinema. In French with subtitles. 7.30pm, food served from 6.30pm. Blue Sky Café, Bangor LL57 1PA, 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

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.

On The Town (U) Film. This is a screening for people with dementia, memory loss and their family, friends and carers but is open to the general public. Please note that pastoral care is not provided at these events. A friend, family member or carer must also attend. The screenings have a relaxed atmosphere so that people are welcome to move around and come and go as they please. 2pm, £4 carers go free. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

23rd FRIDAY

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band Monthly Country Music night. Food available, 7pm, £8 adv, £10 door. 3rd Space, The Great Orme Brewery, Builder Street, Llandudno LL30 1DR. 01492 338600, info@3rdspace.wales

Bird Walk Find out about the birds of Bodnant Garden on a walk led by a local expert. 11am – 12.30pm; free but admission charges apply. Sorry no dogs. Bodnant Garden, Conwy 01492 650460.

Jaywalkers Bluegrass folk sound. 8pm, £10 bar only, Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

NT LIve Screening: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday.  The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. 7pm, £12 – £7.50. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

TONIC: Beth Celyn A diverse fusion of indie and folk influences. 2.30pm, £6, £5. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

23rd FRIDAY & 24th SATURDAY

Woman of Flowers A poetic reimagining of the Mabinogi myth of Blodeuwedd by award-winning Welsh writer Siôn Eirian to create a captivating dark fantasy. Blodeuwedd was conjured from wild flowers by a wizard to be the perfect wife for a warrior prince. When the dark desires woven into her nature are awakened the consequences are bloody for all. 7.45pm, £13, £11 concs. 12+. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

23rd FRIDAY – 25th SUNDAY

Pure Yoga: Yoga Immersion Weekend Yoga classes of various styles, detailed instruction, learning cleansing techniques, self-study, recharge in the gardens, local walks. Gong bath; yoga philosopy and quiet evening guided meditations.  Everyone is welcome of any ability! £405 – £545, Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge, LL59 5NH. Laura Bell, 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

Introduction to Permaculture You will develop your own portfolio of small, achievable designs through projects carried out during and between each weekend, with support and feedback from the tutor team. This will culminate in a larger design exercise over the last weekend – an opportunity for you to apply and integrate your learning throughout the course. 9.30am, course fee £120, £100 concs. Please book through Aberystwyth University 01970 621580, before booking. Full board accom at CAT £118. Held at CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

The Love School: the Pre-Raphaelites and Their World In this lavishly-illustrated course, Adrian Sumner looks more closely at John Millais, William Holman-Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his inspired pupil Edward Burne-Jones, and the waves of influence they exerted on William Morris, the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Aesthetic Movement, Symbolism, Decadence and the period style of Art Nouveau. Residential £230, non-residential £160. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

23rd FRIDAY – 28th WEDNESDAY

The Shape of Water (15) Film. At a secret research facility, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is in captivity. 8pm 23rd & 27th; 2pm 24th, 26th, 28th. £6, £5. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

23rd FRIDAY – 2nd MARCH, FRIDAY

Renew and Deepen ~ Everyday Liberations If your practice is going well, but you feel it could be going further or deeper, we can offer ways to cut through unconscious views and assumptions that may be holding you back. This can in turn lead to liberations from negative emotions and afflictions, here and now. Suitable for people who have experience of Triratna meditation practices. £280, £252 concs., Vajraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre, Corwen LL21 0EN, 01490 460406, vajraloka.org

24th  SATURDAY

Chinese New Year Gala Chase away the winter blues and join us to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog – with a colourful Dragon Parade and Chinese Gala in the heart of Bangor. 12 – 12.30pm  Dragon Parade (Cathedral to Town Clock and back). 12.30 – 2pm Chinese Gala (Bangor Cathedral) More from bangor.ac.uk/confucius-institute

Freeform Weaving and Needle Felting Create a wonderful woven and needle felted wall-hanging using beautifully hand-dyed wool and silks with designer/artist Sophia Ingham, 10am – 5pm, £45 for the day including all materials plus teas, coffee and cake. Lunch of homemade soup and a selection of cold treats; £5 per head. Held at Pensychnant Centre, Conwy LL32 8BJ. Sophia on 07391 930719,  phiaeco@gmail.com Facebook: Phia Eco

Capturing Our Coast ~ Training Day To get involved in the CoCoast project, your first step is to attend one of our training days. The training day includes a short introduction to us, the project and the marine environment. The event is open to anyone over the age of 18 and is free of charge (including a free lunch and refreshments!). We need 10 people for the day to run. 10am – 4.30pm. Tickets through Eventbrite: Look for title of event. Organised by School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor Uni, Menai Bridge LL59 5AB. If you have any questions please email us at cocoast@bangor.ac.uk

Rhwng: with Fiona Owen Under-ground, over-ground: the art of both. A writing for wellbeing day. A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb. 10am – 4pm, £15, £10 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Managing A Small Woodland We will look at the 50 acres of Warren Woods as a whole and at several different compartments – coppice with standards, continuous cover, new plantings, conversion of softwood to hardwood etc. £50, £25 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

The Great Gatsby Theatre. Step into the era of bootleg liquor and red hot jazz. 1920’s dress encouraged, dancing shoes required! 4pm, £10. Held in The Dolphin Pub, Mold. Tickets from Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Masterclass ~ Writing the Body A Masterclass with Writer in Residence Polly Atkin using examples of writing about bodies in different scenarios, pen a creative piece of work of your own! 10am, £35, includes lunch and refreshments. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

Wildlife Art Class Led by Claire Shaughnessy. Enjoy a day filled with various art mediums and animals! Bring your own photos to use for inspiration or use Clare’s extensive collection of images to draw/paint from! 12 – 5pm, £35. Chester Arts Centre, Northgate St CH1 2HT, 01244 313700, chesterartcentre.co.uk

Practical Candle Making See 10th

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright Well-known comedian, radio and newspaper columnist. A year ago all was well – but not anymore … 8pm, £15, Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Vibrant Watercolours with Glyn Price. On this one-day course, Glyn will guide you through how to use watercolour to create colourful and strong reactions to your chosen subjects. It will include discussion on how to turn photographs and quick sketches into paintings in the studio. 10am – 4pm, £50. Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon 01286 672472, iard.co.uk

Met Opera Live: La Boheme Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 5.55pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

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

24th SATURDAY & 25th SUNDAY

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma One weekend/month over 10 months. The HPD Course is approximately 120 hours duration of classroom study plus practice between sessions and required reading over a period of 10 months. No experience is necessary as the training programme is professionally designed and written to give you a thorough and sound knowledge of the application of ethical clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy, even if you have no previous experience in the field. Led by Claire Wiggins and Melanie Cook. Conwy LL32 8UB, 07838 469174, cphtnorthwales.co.uk

25th SUNDAY

Introduction to Alexander Technique Learn how to release your body and mind from old habits and attitudes. Improve your whole well-being and learn to manage and prevent tension, stress and pain. 1.30 – 4.30pm, £30. Porthmadog. Bookings: Pippa Bondy 01766 780557, pipbondy.com

George Harrison Night Celebrate George Harrison’s 75th birthday with an exciting evening of talks, tours, food, film and music. Discover more about George’s links with the village on a unique tour. 6.30pm: Film and Q & A with Freda Kelly, The Beatles’ PA from 1962-1972. From 5pm, £30 includes veg/non-veg dinner. Portmeirion Village, Penrhyndeudraeth 01766 770000.

Chakras Workshop 3 hour yoga workshop with Claire Mace exploring the seven chakra system experientially through an extended Forrest yoga sequence and long meditation. Learn about how the chakras are a useful focus for yoga or meditation practice. Either 10am – 1pm or 2 – 5pm, £30 each. The Llanfachraeth LL65 4YA. Book online at www.inspiratrix.co.uk or call 07970 409 724.

Estyneto Join the inspirational dancer and choreographer, Cai Tomos as he leads monthly dance/movement sessions for those over the age of 60. 1.30pm, £3. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

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 sharing the practice or have had some previous experience. 6.30 – 7.30pm, £3; Gorwelion, Bala. Contact rowenna73@hotmail.com or visit FB page Mindfulness Bala

RainbowBiz Mind, Body and Spirit Festival An array of over 50 stalls, crafts, vintage, recycled, upcycled, artisans, vegan traders, crystals, aromatherapy, jewellery, readers, holistic and spiritual treatments and therapies. Free workshops throughout the day. A variety of hot food and refreshments available. Raffle with a lovely range of prizes. 11am – 4pm, held in Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. New traders and exhibitors always welcome, please email: info@rainbowbiz.org.uk or download all your application forms from rainbowbiz.org.uk/mbs/ 

Practical Woodland Tasks This Course can be done on its own or in conjunction with the theoretical course on the day before. We will plant some trees and learn about techniques for planting and aftercare. We will harvest some coppice hazel and look at its uses. We will visit an area of new planting and consider which trees need to be marked as potential standards and how they can be improved by formative pruning and then prune them. £50, £25 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Wings of Desire (Der Himmel Uber Berlin) (12A) Film, Invisible angels populate Berlin, listening to the thoughts of the population and comforting those in need. In German with subtitles. 7.30pm, £6.25, £5.25. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088

26th MONDAY

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

Wrexham Meditation Group Three meditations including a body scan and a mindfulness of breathing practice. 7.30 – 9pm, £6, includes refreshments. Drop-in. Quaker Meeting House, Holt Rd., Wrexham LL13 8HN. Alan 07816 988124, newmindfulness.net

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.

Darkest Hour (PG) Film. Winston Churchill faces one of his most turbulent and defining trials. 10.30am, with tea/panad. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Live Screening. One night in Mississippi Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage, the scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. 7pm, £6.25, £5.25. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088.

27th TUESDAY

Woodland Workday Interested in gaining some practical skills in woodland management? The upkeep and maintenance of our spectacular woodland depends on the generosity of our fantastic team of dedicated volunteers. Whether you’d like to help out with our bird survey or you fancy something a bit more physically challenging like footpath maintenance, join us to tackle this month’s woodland tasks! 10am, booking essential. Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

The Great Gatsby Theatre. Step into the era of bootleg liquor and red hot jazz. 1920’s dress encouraged, dancing shoes required! 4pm, £10. Held in The Dolphin Pub, Mold. Tickets from Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Cerdd Dafod yn y Doc See 13th

Gadael Lenin (12A) Film. The film follows a school party and their teachers as they head for Russia to see St Petersburg’s artistic treasures. 7.30pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

NW Region Arts Health & Wellbeing Network An opportunity to network, share practice and hear updates from Welsh Government Cross Party Arts and Health Group and Arts Council of Wales mapping survey. Further booking details will be on the Engage Cymru homepage. 9.30 – 11.30am, Mostyn, Vaughan St., Llandudno LL30 1AB. Facebook: same name

27th TUESDAY & 28th WEDNESDAY

Ventoux The story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani’s rivalry on the fearsome Mont Ventoux in the 2000 Tour de France. Using breathtaking video and a pair of road bikes we ask the question – how far will you go to succeed. 7.45pm, £15, £13. Theatr Clwyd Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Sure for Mental Health Two day training – Places are offered free of charge. This training has been developed to enable people who do not have access to Mental Health training, due to monetary restrictions, to get Mental Awareness training that we believe everyone should have. The course has been developed by New Pathways, and ratified by Mental Health professionals. 9.30am – 4.30pm. Bangor University. Register your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk and look for Sure for Mental Health

27th TUESDAY – 3rd MARCH, SATURDAY

Great Expectations A powerful drama of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece. 7.30pm, plus 1pm on 1st and 2.30pm on 3rd. £10 – £25. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA.  01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

28th WEDNESDAY

Butterflies and Moths – Jewels of the Day and Night Steve Palin gives an illustrated talk about these attractive and sometimes mysterious insects. 7.30 – 9.30pm, donations welcome. NWWT, Brambell Building, Deiniol Road, Bangor LL57 2UW. Sue Carter 01248 371769, sue@gorad.co.uk

The Orthodox Eastern Tradition A talk by Matthew Sutton. 7pm for 7.30pm, Book Sale, CD sale. refreshments, £5.5, £3.50 concs. Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham Street, Chester, CH1 3LF. Enquiries: 01244 370461, chestertheosophy.org

ROH Ballet Live: The Winter’s Tale Live screening. Shakespeare’s great romantic tale. 7.15pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Conifer Regen Control Help control Conifer regeneration in Llanuwchllyn. The site is an old Conifer Woodland which has been felled to promote a more native marshland. Our work will go a long way to help advance the project and make the marshland a reality. Booking essential, Free transport from Bangor and Caernarfon. Snowdonia Society, 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

All The Money in the World (15) Film. The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. 2pm & 7.30pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Darkest Hour (PG) Film. Winston Churchill faces one of his most turbulent and defining trials. 7.30pm, £5.50, £4.50. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

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“When you go to sacred ground it’s because your heart tells you to”