What’s On

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Network News  2019

Welcome to the March edition

1st FRIDAY 

Banff Mountain Film Festival A collection of brand-new films (different film programme at each show; The Red Films are played today). 7 films: from 4 mins long to 38 mins long; mountaineering, running, racing of all ages. 7.30pm. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk (more from banff-uk.com). The Blue Films are being shown on 6th April, same venue.

People and Wildlife Iwan Edwards will update us on the progress of some of the exciting projects that the Trust carries out within the wider community. 7 – 9pm, including the Wild Community Connections project. £2 to include refreshments. Maes Esgob Community Centre, Dyserth, LL18 6HB. Mark Hughes 07800 771570, mjdhughes1108@gmail.com

Portmeirion Open Day Free entry today to celebrate St Davids Day! A weekend of celebrations of Welsh heritage and culture. More from: portmeirion.wales

Birding in Arizona Come to a talk with Jeff Williams of Cambrian Ornithological Society and hear about Tombstone and the birds of Arizona. 7.30pm, £1. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy LL32 8BJ, 01492 592595, julian.pensychnant@btinternet.com

Stan & Ollie Film. Laurel and Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. 5.30pm & 8pm. £3, £2 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also at CellB, Blaenau Ffestiniog at 1.30pm, £5, Fri & Sat; cellb.org

Exhibition Opening by Swci Delic The number seven is a holy number in many beliefs and religions – a symbol of good luck. Certainly the number is lucky to the artist Swci Delic. When she was struck by brain cancer in 2010 the prognosis was she’d live for another two years. Perhaps. This year sees her seventh year past this prognosis. To celebrate this, the artist presents Seven. A multi media exhibition of canvas, sculpture and video, which gives a vivid glimpse into the chaotic condition of a brain fighting and living with cancer, within itself, seven days a week. The result is a body of work which is bold, psychedelic, contemporary, fun and larger than life. All welcome and refreshments available. 6.30pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

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

Celebrating Dilys Elwyn-Edwards A concert featuring the soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, the Crowned Bard and National Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn and Bangor University’s Chamber Choir. 7.30pm, £14, £12 concs., Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

PICS: Profiadau “VR” Experiences Join the TAPE team and journey to Tatooine to meet R2D2, to dive underwater with a Blue Whale, to run experiments in a virtual laboratory and much, much more. 10am & 1pm, free drop-in sessions; first come first served. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

1st FRIDAY – 3rd SUNDAY

Identifying Conifers in the British Isles Introducing  the skills needed both in the forest environment and in parks and gardens. Classroom sessions and outdoor fieldwork. £195 non-residential; £290 residential. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Crenau, Draper’s Field, Betws y Coed LL24 0HB. 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

1st FRIDAY – 6th WEDNESDAY

Beautiful Boy (15) Film, the story of survival, relapse and recovery as a family tackles addiction. £6, £5 concs. 1st & 5th 8pm; 2nd & 6th 2pm. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

1st FRIDAY – 7th THURSDAY (not 3rd)

Green Book (15) A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American Deep South. 7.30 daily plus 10.30am 2nd. £6.25, £5.25. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

1st FRIDAY – 26th APRIL, FRIDAY

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction 8 Week Course. Held at Follow Your Bliss Café, High St., Bangor.  Bookings: breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk

2nd SATURDAY 

Create With Slate Using traditional techniques, you will create an object (either practical such as a mirror, or more abstract, such as a picture or wall hanging) to take home, with Dave Stephen, 10am – 4pm, £55. Siop Iard, 7b Palace St., Caernarfon LL55 1RR, 01286 672472, siopiard.com

Calligraphy Workshop with Janet Smith. Come and create a small panel to display in your home or give as a gift. Suitable for over 14 years of age. No experience necessary. £40 including light lunch. Booking through Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli. 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk

Pop-Up Shop at Tŷ Glyndŵr ~ Siop Dros Dro As part of our opening weekend, Gwyl y Ferch Festival will be showcasing local crafts to raise money for Bangor and District Women’s Aid. 11.30am – 4.30pm, Tŷ Glyndŵr, 1 Stryd y Castell, Caernarfon LL55 1SE. Facebook: of event name

Adventure Talk: Fell Running Legends Four of the UK’s most celebrated fell and ultra-runners discuss their incredible achievements with local athlete Huw Jack Brassington (S4C). They are: Billy Bland (Cumbria); Carol Morgan (Ireland); Steve Birkinshaw (Cumbria) & Lowri Morgan (Wales). Between them, they’ve won almost every mountain race out there – with Billy holding the Bob Graham Round record for no less than 36 years. Join to find out what it takes to reach the top of this extreme sport. 7.30pm, £16, £13. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Met Opera Live: La Fille du Regiment Opera by Donizetti. Humour and bouyant melody. 5.55pm, £10, £8 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org 

Welsh Language: Prose – Keep Going This is a Welsh language day course with Angharad Price focusing on keeping going with prose pieces for the National Eisteddfod competitions. £35 – £75. Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

March Beach Tidy Come and have a great day on the beach and save the oceans at the same time. 11am – 2pm, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon LL54 5TW.

Mindfulness in the Woods This 4-week course is an introduction to Mindfulness in a Woodland Setting and is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who either already practises mindfulness or wants to explore the benefits of mindfulness in nature. The aim of the course is to learn new ways to handle your moods and emotions and to become aware of the small changes in the physical sensations in your body, your thoughts, moods and emotions and what is happening in the world around you. Followed by a simple vegetarian supper. 10am – 12.30pm. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Beached! Training Day/Diwrnod Hyffoddiant A new project in North Wales which aims to map the mass accumulations of dead or dying sea life on our beach strandlines, from Southport to Aberdyfi. 10.30am – 3.30pm. Talacre, Holywell, CH8 9RP. Dawn Thomas: dawn.thomas@ northwaleswildlifetrust.co.uk

Meic Stevens & Crawia Live music gig for St David’s Day, 7pm, £10. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL37 3AN. neuaddogwen.com

2nd SATURDAY & 3rd SUNDAY

Intro to Solar P.V. & Off Grid Solar P.V. Design, combine and connect a range of different systems as you get to grips with grid-connected and off-grid photovoltaics. A great introduction for anyone who wants to understand how the technology works and get some hands-on practice with different designs. £215. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Textile Folk Art Using a variety of found shapes and paper cuts, we will produce a series of folk influenced printed fabrics in the first half of the session. They can be used or converted into greetings cards, or incorporated into a large piece of work. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £60 includes lunch. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Reboot A weekend to help those interested in managing mental health wellbeing by developing building blocks and breaking down the science of depression and anxiety through discussions and a walk around Snowdon area. £45, YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass, Nant Gwynant, Caernarfon LL55 4NY. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

3rd SUNDAY

Carve A Silver Ring Explore a different side to silversmithing in this relaxing workshop. Learn to cut, carve, sand and file a piece of jewellers wax into your dream ring; then made into silver by our caster and posted to you 3-6 weeks later. £70. Povidera, Llandudno. Bookings:  noctua.co.uk

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

Vintage ~ Recycled Cottage Garden Search through your collection of floral fabric to appliqué onto a square sample. A mixture of couching and hand embroidery will be used to complete the work. The sample can then be made up into a cushion cover, tote bag or framed piece. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £60 includes lunch. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Stan & Ollie See 1st except at 3.30pm.

Mindfulness Follow Up Group – Rowen 1st Sun/month, 6.30 – 8pm. For 8 week course graduates. It is fine to come along as and when. The teacher will lead a practice and there will be some space for conversation about practice. Rowen Village Memorial Hall, nr Conwy. Rebecca Crane: r.crane@bangor.ac.uk

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… then observe the mind beginning to slow and your whole being is gently returned to harmonic balance. 7pm, £13. Rhoscolyn Village Hall, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead LL65 2NQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Theosophical Society Colwyn Bay Celebrate with us  100 years of the Theosophical Society Colwyn Bay Lodge – 1919 to 2019. 2 – 4.30pm. Two talks by Gary Kidgell from Scotland : First talk – Pathways to Spiritual Transformation The descent of spirit into matter and its subsequent return to source is described by both classical esoteric teachings and the major religions of our world. Gary will outline the requirements, challenges and the practices related to the treading of the spiritual path in the light of the classical teachings of the Ageless Wisdom; the Symbolism of myth, eastern religious teachings and practices. 3pm: Break for free refreshments. Second talk – Maya: the Veil of the Goddess The ‘secrets of the goddess’ which are those of life itself as penetrated beyond what Blavatsky referred to as the ‘Veil of Isis’. Several books on Theosophy and related subjects will be on sale at only £1 each. Donations of unwanted books are appreciated. All are welcome. £5; TS members £3. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd. Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay LL28 4SE. Enquiries:  theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

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

Green Woodworking 1st Sun/month. Everyone welcome to join Bill and his woodworking skills. From 10am – 4pm.  Eternal Forest, Boduan, Pwllheli. 01758 612006, 07968 167204, eternalforest.org

4th MONDAY

Lymphoedema Awareness Week Drop-in Session. This is a free informal drop-in session held during Lymphoedema Awareness Week to provide advice about the various types of lymphoedema, their cause, diagnosis and available management options for this condition, including compression garments and manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). The event is organised by Anja Borum of Vitality Matters. Anja is a Registered Osteopath and a Lymphoedema Practitioner trained in the Vodder technique of manual lymphatic drainage. 2.30pm – 5pm, free. Madog Natural Therapy Centre Porthmadog, High Street, next to Browser’s Bookstore. Contact 07840 299826, vitality-matters.co.uk

NW Moth Group Informal meeting, 8pm, donations appreciated. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy LL32 8BJ, 01492 592595, julian.pensychnant@btinternet.com

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

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

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… then observe the mind beginning to slow and your whole being is gently returned to harmonic balance. 7.30pm, £13. Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre, Mona Rd, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

Leo Houlding: The Spectre Expedition The story of Leo Houlding’s daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth – The Spectre (Antarctica). A tale of ambition, adventure, friendship and endeavour, uncovering some of the less known facts and history of the great white continent as well as other stories of cutting edge, vertical exploration. Illustrated with inspirational photography, high impact video, impressive graphics and interactive maps. 7.30pm, £15, £13. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

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

5th TUESDAY

Ceramic Decoration Workshop with Kay Mai Inspired by the beautiful coastal landscape around her home, Katy Mai makes unique porcelain and silver jewellery that is reminiscent of the tiny details of nature such as wild flowers, fossils and lichen. In this workshop with Katy Mai you will get the opportunity to experiment with clay, stamps and clay glazes. Equipment and materials available as part of the session. 6.30pm, 16+ yrs, £45. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… then observe the mind beginning to slow and your whole being is gently returned to harmonic balance. 7pm, £13. Memorial Hall, Penmorfa, Porthmadog LL49 9RY. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

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

Women’s Gathering & International Women’s Day Celebration An informal, supportive, friendly monthly gathering. Today we are including an International Women’s Day Celebration. Michele Heidi Sutton will bring some sewing and crafting materials for a Clitorarty Sexy Sewing session; donation of £5 each for this activity, available throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring poems, readings and pictures about women you are inspired by; plus books, knitting, writing, ideas, words and join in. 12 – 4pm. Food and drink is bought at the café and we have a specific space to meet. All welcome! Held at Follow Your Bliss Café, High St., Bangor Facebook: of event name, or for 2019 dates visit: redtentgwynedd.wixsite.com

Northern Harmony World Music Choir Concert and Workshop. From Vermont, USA, Northern Harmony’s 14 brilliant young singers present a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel.  In the workshop Northern Harmony will teach a varied selection of songs from their wide repertoire.  In their teaching they pay close attention to the distinctive authentic vocal timbres and body language associated with the various singing traditions.  With several Northern Harmony singers helping to lead each vocal part, the teaching is particularly efficient and gratifying. Held at Tŷ Pawb, Market St., Wrexham LL13 8BB. Admission will be for the concert only £10, £8 concs; for the concert and workshop £15, £12 concs. Info/bookings:  wendy@wrexhamchoir.co.uk For further information about Northern Harmony – villageharmony.org

Living Seas Wales NWWT’s Living Seas Projects Officer, Dawn Thomas, explores local involvement in the project. 7 – 9pm, Dolgellau Free Library, LL40 2YF. Janet Baker 07812 659593, jemmole@hotmail.com

5th TUESDAY – 9th SATURDAY

The Verdict (15) Film. A courtroom thriller. 2.30 & 7.30pm, £10+. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

6th WEDNESDAY

New Moon in Pisces 4:04pm

SAORI Weaving Taster Session 1st Weds/month. Half an hour introduction to SAORI freestyle hand weaving, using a SAORI loom and take your weaving home. No experience is necessary and all abilities are catered for. £10 per class including materials. Please book/maximum of six. 6 Swifts Buildings, Bangor LL57 1DQ (opposite Domino’s Pizzas below the train station). Rosie Green 01248 345325, saorimor.co.uk

RSPB Investigations with Matthew Bruce, RSPB. 7.30pm, non-members £2. Bangor University, Brambell Building. Visit: birdsin.wales

Movement, Nidra and Mantra New class 6.15 – 7.45pm, Beaumaris. See Noticeboard.

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

Michael Petrov (cello) Erdem Misirlioglu (piano) Live classical music. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £12. Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Rd LL18 1BA. Visit rhylmusic.com

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… then observe the mind beginning to slow and your whole being is gently returned to harmonic balance. 8pm, £13. Source Yoga Studio, 294 Conway Rd, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5D. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

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

6th WEDNESDAY & 7th THURSDAY

The Dawn Wall (15) Film. The original pioneers who inspired Alex Honnold (Free Solo) to take on El Capitan before it was ever conquered. 8pm, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com 

7th THURSDAY

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

Spring Concert with Conwy Town Orchestra. Rhos on Sea Methodist Church, 12 Kenelm Rd., Colwyn Bay LL28, 01492 544737. 

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. 

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

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

Pop Up Vinyl Record Store 1st Thurs/month. Pop up vinyl record/cd shop at Ty Glyndwr in Caernarfon.  3000+ records, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, rock, pop, prog rock, indie, Cymraeg, blues, metal, punk, new wave, soul, Northern Soul, folk, jazz, reggae, electronic, goth, hip hop and more. Records from 50p. Also a hand picked selection of CD’s. 2 – 5.30pm, Ty Glyndwr, Caernarfon. Facebook: of event name

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

The Wizard of Oz (U) Dementia friendly screening; low lights, audience is welcome to walk around, sing- a-long with the songs, 2pm, £4.50, carers go free.  Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay LL29 7RU, 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

Cartographic Imaginaries: Visualising Alys Conran’s ‘Pigeon’ The project set out to create an online atlas of ‘literary maps’ of novels set in Wales. These maps were supplemented by twelve original artworks created in response to the novels and their settings. In this session, Jon Anderson will talk with Alys Conran and Amy Sterly about their work, and about the fascinating interconnections between fiction, maps, visual art, and the people and places they depict. 7.30pm, free, ticketed. Pontio, Bangor, LL57 2TQ. 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Thunder and Rain Colorado 5-piece band; 7pm, £10. Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

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

Maiden + Live Q & A with Tracey Edwards (12A) Film. Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. A Q&A with Tracy Edwards will be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland via satellite following the screening. 6pm, £10, £8. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

8th FRIDAY

NW International Women’s Day Festival A day of presentation, lectures, discussion, workshops and fun!  The event is held to increase the visibility of women within the industries of Science, Business, Arts and Music. The festival celebrates the fantastic work that women do in these fields and gives an insight into what they find interesting within their individual work and wider sectors. 10am – 10pm. Free! Wrexham Enterprise Hub, Wrexham. Visit: northwalesinternationalwomensdayfest.co.uk

Gems of the Day and Jewels of the Night Steve Palin gives us an illuminating presentation about butterflies and moths – highly attractive but sometimes mysterious insects. Assistance dogs only. £2, to include refreshments. St David’s Church Hall, Llandudno, LL30 3NT. John Underwood 01492 533459, 07783 773225, john.underwood100 @gmail.com

A Woman’s Place in Housing The talk will be an opportunity to hear Alison Inman speak about the year she has recently completed in post as President of Chartered Institute of Housing. An event held for International Women’s Day. 9am – 12pm. £32.57. Cartrefi Conwy, NW Business Park, Cae Eithin LL22 8LJ. Eventbrite.co.uk

This Is Spinal Tap (15) Mockumentary about a once-famous (fictional) British heavy metal band. 7.30 for 8pm. £6.75, £5.75. New Dot Cinema, Llangollen Town Hall. More: newdotcinema.org

Balaclafa CARN Gig (act tbc) and official opening of the exhibition. In aid of Bangor and District Women’s Aid. 7pm, £3. Balaclafa CARN, Ffordd Balaclafa, Caernarfon LL55 1TG. 07472 531813. 

Canaries (15) Film. DJ returns home to the small town of Cwmtwrch in south Wales, to hold a New Year’s Eve Party. Unfortunately, aliens have decided to invade, leaving them no choice but to defend themselves. 7 for 7.30pm. Denbigh Film Club, Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Station Rd., Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

Garden Club ~ Clwb Garddio A regular meeting to plant and maintain, cook up ideas and socialise in one of Wrexham’s most unusual spaces, with lots of potential for ideas of your own to germinate. 1 – 2pm, Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, see Noticeboard

U3A Meet: Extraordinary Women of Science with Gill Winter at 10.45am, plus at 1pm Film Club – On the Black Hill. Held at Treaddur Bay Village Hall, Anglesey. Visit: u3asites.org.uk

Frida (15) Film. Chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. 7 for 7.15pm, £4. Film screening for International Women’s Day. Ty Pawb, Market St., Wrexham LL13 8BB. Facebook: of event name

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… then observe the mind beginning to slow and your whole being is gently returned to harmonic balance. 7pm, £13. Rhuddlan Community Centre, Parliament St, LL18 5AW. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

8th FRIDAY & 9th SATURDAY

Vice (15) The story of Dick Cheney, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush. 8pm daily, & 2pm 9th. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com 

8th FRIDAY – 10th SUNDAY

Drama, the Universal Language The course will cover different elements of drama including non-verbal communication such as mime and soundscapes as well as use of tone and body language.  It is intended for all levels from participants with little or no experience through to experienced practitioners and performers wishing to take time out to replenish their practice.  The course will culminate in an artistic ‘sharing’ performance based on material created throughout the weekends activities. £250 all inclusive. Naturally Boss Retreats. Held at Noddfa, Penmaenmawr LL30 6YF, bookings: naturallybossretreats.com

Photography: Spaces, Places and Faces Making the most of the surroundings and of the connections we will start developing, the Workshop aims to introduce participants to preparing camera for use, key functions, aesthetic use, organisation of work, portfolio Image presentation. Bring your own camera. £250, all inclusive. Naturally Boss Retreats. Held at Noddfa, Penmaenmawr LL30 6YF, naturallybossretreats.com 

A Fitness and Yoga Retreat The weekend will comprise of 6 sessions of a mixture of fitness classes (including PiYO and boxing fit) and yoga (both dynamic and yin). You do not need to have done yoga before or have any particular level of fitness to come along – all abilities will be catered for. £330, £340; £50 deposit. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org Bookings through: sourceyoga.org.uk

8th FRIDAY – 11th MONDAY

Yoga & Detox Weekend Detoxing, flowing yoga sessions, pampering massage treatments available, bracing walks, delicious meals, relaxation. £440 – £595. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge LL59 5NH. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

8th FRIDAY – 14th THURSDAY (not 10th)

If Beale Street Could Talk (15) Film. A woman in early 1970s Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her artistic fiance Fonny innocent of a crime he’s accused of while carrying their first child. 5.30pm 8th/12th/14th; 7.30pm 9/11/13; 8.15pm 8/12/14. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

8th FRIDAY – 17th SUNDAY

The Awakening Heart & the Divine Abodes Bodhicitta – the awakening heart – is both the heart-response of wisdom to the suffering of living beings everywhere and the urge to realise full awakening for the benefit of all. This retreat will focus on love, compassion, joy and equanimity – the four ‘divine abodes’ or brahmaviharas – in the context of cultivating bodhicitta. To support this, we’ll also introduce tonglen, the ‘giving and receiving’ practice which opens the heart to universal compassion. £405, £369 concs, £70 deposit. Vajraloka Buddist Centre, Corwen LL21 0EN. 01490 460406, vajraloka.org

8th FRIDAY – 16th APRIL, TUESDAY

Taizé A style of worship that centres on contemplative singing, sung in 4-part harmony using short phrases from scripture. Led by Ella Speirs.  10.30am – 12.30pm, £5 donation if possible. If you are keen to come and sing, please do not let financial circumstances prevent you from attending. St Peters Church, The Cross, Chester. Contact Ella 07922 620503 ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

9th SATURDAY 

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

Lantern Workshop Make a stunning 4 sided fused glass lantern using coloured frits and copper foil inclusions. Includes all materials, firing, homemade cakes and drinks. Lanterns will be assembled and ready for collection one week after the workshop. 10am – 1pm, £53, led by Verity Pulford. Held at Llanerch, Village Rd., Eryrys, Mold. Bookings, info, directions: 07452 840331, verity_pulford@hotmail.com

Enamelling Taster Workshops You will explore simple forming and embossing techniques to texture and shape a simple copper badge/brooch form then explore decorative enamel techniques to embellish it. Within two hours you will transform floppy copper into a beautiful jewellery embellishment to take away with you. 2 sessions to choose from: 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm; £15 please call to book a place. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Mindfulness in the Woods See 2nd. 

Build a Lapsteel Guitar If you’ve ever dreamed of making your own musical instrument, lapsteel guitars are a great place to start. During this one-day practical course you will build a simple guitar to take away with you, based mainly on reclaimed materials. 10am – 4pm, £85. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk 

Monthly Mindfulness – Tips & Techniques for Anxiety We get together to learn tips and techniques that aid anxiety and stress relief. You can join in the discussion or simply observe. We then finish with a mindful meditation. Today’s theme – Anxiety and Hormones (how they impact your mood, energy, anxiety & motivation). 11am – 12.30pm, £10. Beehive Healthcare, Chester CH2 2DX, inspireandrewire.com

NW Contemporary Craft Fair We welcome artists, designers and makers to present their work for sale in the gallery’s beautiful Edwardian spaces. Free drop-in workshops and chances to win craft-related prizes. Free admission. 10.30am – 5pm. Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, post@mostyn.org

Guided Walk with artist Rob Piercy A trip to Portmeirion with Rob, who has been painting the unique village for many decades. £15. Booking through Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli. 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk

Cae Mabon Silver Birch Tapping Did you know that silver birch sap has been extracted in Scandinavia for hundreds of years as a health tonic? Join us for this fascinating workshop in the woods at Cae Mabon where we’ll learn the ancient art of tapping trees and swap stories around the fire to keep warm 2pm. Limited places. For more information and to book: Snowdonia Society 01286 685498 claire@snowdonia-society.org.uk Donations on the day towards our work protecting Snowdonia are welcome.

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… then observe the mind beginning to slow and your whole being is gently returned to harmonic balance. 7pm, £10. Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandygai, Bangor LL57 4LQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Wrexham Rocks Raising funds and awareness of childhood cancer in North Wales. An evening of heavy rocking music; inspired by School of Rock. 7pm, £5.92. Rock Suite Café and Soul Suite, Hill St., Wrexham LL11 1SN. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

Welsh Language: Writing For Children This is a Welsh language day course with Bethan Gwanas, focusing on writing for children and young people. £35 – £75. Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

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. The 1 day course is suitable for people who have recently bought a small woodland or are thinking of buying one and want some pointers to what they might do with it. Deposit £25; £50 fee. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Introduction to Horse Logging with horse handler Barbara Hadrill and her cobs as you gain hands-on experience of this ancient art. £85, 10am – 4pm. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

9th SATURDAY & 10th SUNDAY

Mindful Woodland Management Learn some of the basic techniques of traditional woodland management and coppice craft whilst developing mindfulness skills in the peaceful surrounds of the CAT woodlands. £180. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

9th SATURDAY – 20th WEDNESDAY

Chester International Film Festival A contemporary collection of the best in world cinema – New Zealand, South Korea, France, Poland, Palestine and Italy. There will be an Animation Festival running alongside. Films are shown in Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR. You can find out more from: festival.chesterfilmfans.co.uk

10th SUNDAY

The Bangor Forest Garden 2nd Sun/month. An opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends whilst contributing to maintaining and developing the Garden. Session starts at 11.30am – 4pm. Wear some outdoor suitable clothing and bring some lunch; tea and coffee provided. Opportunities for car sharing. More details: bangorforestgarden@ gmail.com, thebfg.org.uk

Balaclafa CARN Rag rug workshop with Esme Livingston. 11am – 3pm, £10. Balaclafa CARN, Ffordd Balaclafa, Caernarfon LL55 1TG. 07472 531813.

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 approximately an hour before or after high tide. Assistance dogs only. 11am – 3pm, Spinnies Aberogwen, down a minor road to the coast from the village of Tal y Bont, Bangor LL57 3YH – the adjacent farm. Kate Gibbs 01248 681936, kategibbs.nwwt@gmail.com

Practical Woodland Tasks 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. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Bolshoi Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Live screening from 2017. 3pm, £13, £10. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Estyneto Dance/movement sessions specifically for those over 60, led by two dancers/choreographers – Cai Tomos and Angharad Price Jones. No previous experience or dance skills required – only the desire to stay active, fit and healthy. 1.30pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Cainc A more intense dance/movement class suitable for beginners over 60. All sessions are led by Cai Tomos who will guide participants to explore new ways of moving the body. No previous experience or dance skills required to participate. 3pm, £8. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Bangor University Symphony Orchestra Music from Farrenc, and Stravinsky’s Firebird. 6pm, £12, £10 concs., Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ. 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk 

Kundalini Yoga The Yoga of Awareness. Through a dynamic blend of breath exercises, postures, mantras and meditations, Kundalini Yoga enables you to experience the clarity and beauty of your own soul. Session 1: 10am – 11.15am; Session 2: 11.45am – 1pm; Session 3: 2 – 3.15pm. Donations £3.50. Suitable for beginners. The Living Well Experience, SPYCE Community Hub, Rhiw Rd., Colwyn Bay. 07909 685658, spyceinstitute@gmail.com

11th MONDAY

Spring Poetry Masterclass This is aimed at experienced poets, and will focus on a high level of critical discussion and participation. The course will be a unique opportunity for committed poets to further develop their writing. Group workshops will prompt the creation of new poems, and we will discuss work in progress and offer mutual support in smaller groups. There will also be plenty of individual writing time and extra group workshops in the afternoons. With Gillian Clarke & Maura Dooley, £550 – £675. Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… then observe the mind beginning to slow and your whole being is gently returned to harmonic balance. 7pm, £13. Llanfairfechan Community Centre, Village Rd, LL33. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

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

11th MONDAY – 16th SATURDAY

Energy Provision (inc Renewable Energy) Investigate different technologies, looking at how they work, weighing up the advantages and disadvantages, and exploring the policy mechanisms that could help support their deployment. Waged £750; low waged / concessions £700, all inclusive. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Energy Generation from Wind An intensive study week exploring all the key aspects of generating electricity from wind. Waged £750; low waged / concessions £700, all inclusive. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

11th MONDAY – 15th APRIL, MONDAY

Discover Meditation and Modern Buddhism 6 weeks 7 – 8.30pm, £26 for the 6 sessions or £6 per session. Held at Follow Your Bliss Café, High St., Bangor. Bookings: meditatenorthwales.com

12th TUESDAY

Into the Light We all seek interaction, connection and validation. The glow of our mobile phones invites us to be appreciated, cherished and loved. The challenge of stepping out on stage offers us something similar. But are we illuminated or are we exposed? 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ. 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk 

Mindfulness Taster Session Once a month gathering. This session could be a helpful taster for someone thinking of signing up for an 8 week course. The sessions will be on a donation basis. 6 – 7pm, led by Tara. Held in the log cabin in the Hermitage Garden, Criccieth. Tara: tara.anne.dew@gmail.com

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

Equality and Human Rights Exchange Network Focussing on Public Sector Equality Duty and Gender Equality Review. Please invite anyone from an organisation who would be interested. 9.30am – 3pm, free. Held at WCVA Office, 141 Bath St., Rhyl LL18 3EB. Contact: wales@equalityhumanrights.com

The Healing Well Hands on Healing, two sessions, 7 – 9pm, open to all, donations welcome. Canolfan Pentrefelin. Mayamara 01766 770874. Also 26th

Dragons and Writing Visually An Evening with Writer in Residence Oliver Emanuel. Using his own work and practice as a starting point, Oliver will discuss what it is to write for the stage and radio, about how story can be carried visually, and about what it is like to see a 10-foot dragon come to life. 8pm, £15; £25.95 with dinner. Gladstones Library, Hawarden, nr Chester 01244 532350, enquiries@gladlib.org

13th WEDNESDAY

Conscious Dance 1st & 2nd Weds/month. See 6th

Healing For Wellbeing 2nd Wed/month, 6 – 9.30pm. Hands on Healing provided by Christine and Larry. Healing is a relaxing form of complementary therapy which can be helpful for chronic pain, back pain, stress and much more. Healing is used in the NHS. No fee, donations welcome. Llaingoch Village Hall, South Stack Rd., Holyhead LL65 1NF. 07831 389904, mamahlaryea2003@yahoo.co.uk

Movement, Nidra and Mantra New class 6.15 – 7.45pm, Beaumaris. See Noticeboard.

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

Vice (15) The story of Dick Cheney, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush. Senior Screen, 2pm. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Foundations of the Kabbalah A talk by David Solomon, with Chester Theosophical Society. 7 for 7.30pm, £5.50, £3.50 concs., Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF, 01244 377170, chestertheosophy.org

Y Gadai Wag A multimedia poetry show, revisiting the life of Hedd Wyn and exploring the nature of loss and identity. 1pm & 7.30pm, £8. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Occasional Cinema ~ Palio (12) A film about the world’s oldest horse race, held twice a year in the Italian city of Siena since medieval times. 7.30pm, Mill Bistro, Seiont, Caernarfon 01286 676549, occasionalcinema.org

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

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

Mary Queen of Scots (15) Film, exploring the turbulent life of Mary Stuart. 5.30pm & 8pm, £3, £2 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

13th WEDNESDAY & 14th THURSDAY

Tigers (PG) An employee takes on a global health care company after they marketed a deadly baby formula. 8pm, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

14th THURSDAY

Caffi Llaeth Mam / Breastfeeding Mums Meets 2nd & 4th Thurs/month. Come and join Caernarfon breastfeeding group and meet other Mums in an informal and comfortable environment. 10.30 – 12noon. Drinks are reduced in price to £1. Copa, Y Maes (next to P.O.) Led by Gwynedd and Anglesey Breastfeeding Friends

Karma and Reincarnation with Theosophical Society Colwyn Bay. Working together, these twin laws of nature provide a logical explanation of how we make progress through the course of evolution. Karma brings about the right circumstances for the new personality to best serve the needs of the incoming spirit to evolve. All Nature can only evolve by casting out outworn forms. The spirit is immortal the forms are temporary. This is the second in a series of 8 talks leading to the Diploma in Theosophy arranged by the English Theosophical Society. Course Leader Eric McGough. 2pm, £5; TS Members £3. Free refreshments. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-Sea LL28 4SE. theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk See ads on Pages 20 / 21

Olwyn Lliw ~ Colour Wheel Monthly adult art session with artist and tutor Jwls Williams; ideal for beginners. 16+yrs. 10.30am, £10, or £32 for all 4. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Tosca: Mid Wales Opera Power and passion collide in Puccini’s breathtaking masterpiece Tosca. Trapped in a life and death struggle against the corrupt police chief Scarpia, the diva Tosca and her artist lover face the ultimate. 7.30pm, £19, £18 concs., Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ. 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

15th FRIDAY

Friday Film Night ~ Mindfulness The Movie Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts around 7pm, £8 for film and healthy Tapas. Follow Your Bliss Café, High St., Bangor. 01248 345495 , followyourblisspt.com 

Barely Methodical Troupe: KIN 5-star piece circus about group dynamics and camaraderie. 8pm, £12, £10 concs., Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ. 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk 

Gongs & Drum – Journeying with Sound with Claire Freeman from Source Healing. Relax into the harmony of sound and rhythmic drumming to aid physical healing and boost the immune system. 7 – 9pm, £20. Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandygai, Bangor LL57 4LQ. Bookings: Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

Using Radio Telemetry to Track Pollinators Paul Cross, Senior Lecturer in the Environment at Bangor University, explains how some tricky technology helps our understanding of pollinators’ behaviour.  £2, to include refreshments, 7.30 – 9.30pm. St Cyngar’s Church Hall, Llangefni LL77 7EA. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

Mary Queen of Scots See 13th, except at 5.30 & 8pm.

Dinner with Otto A play with Llangollen Twenty Club. The story of a young soldier Ben, returning home to his Mother and friends after witnessing the atrocities of war. 7.30pm, £8, £6 concs., Llangollen Town Hall LL20 8NU, 01978 822759.

15th FRIDAY & 16th SATURDAY

NDCWales: Awakening Three dances to amuse and amaze with choreography by Caroline Finn, Fernando Melo and Lee Johnston. 7.30pm, prices from £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

On the Basis of Sex (12A) Film. The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she has to overcome to become a US Supreme Court Justice. 15th – 5.30 & 8.15pm. 16th – 2.30 & 7.30pm. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com 

15th FRIDAY – 17th SUNDAY

Art Beginners + Art Advanced We aim to stimulate the right side of your brain and guide you to reach your full potential.  Through our relaxing approach to art we plan to produce diverse stimulus – from drawing with the right side of the brain to painting with your credit card. £250, all inclusive. Naturally Boss Retreats. Held at Noddfa, Penmaenmawr LL30 6YF, naturallybossretreats.com

Anxiety and Fatigue Sanctuary Retreat This retreat is especially designed for people who experience chronic or regular intense bursts of anxiety, have a generally worrisome mind or overactive mind.  All classes and workshops will be tailor made for this, allowing you to enjoy a weekend of stress-free ease with plenty of down time and chances to use new techniques. £325. Trigonos, Nantlle. Bookings: info@inspireandrewire.com

Tales of The Mabinogion Wales’ Tales of the Mabinogion are action packed stories of Celtic gods and heroes with many of the named locations in some of these tales occurring in and around central and northern Gwynedd. Come to explore the background to the tales and visit the sites. £208 – £228. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Creative Landscape Photography Bring your camera and explore the magnificent Snowdonia landscape with the early greens and clear light of spring. We will be visiting industrial ruins, waterfalls, ancient woodlands, rivers, valleys or seacoast – weather permitting. The course is suitable for all abilities. Led by Jean Napier, £224 – £243. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

15th FRIDAY – 19th TUESDAY

Spring Painting Experience! Enjoy five days exploring a variety of subjects and painting media. Composition, planning your work, drawing and painting skills, tone colour theory are all areas that are covered. This is a great opportunity to develop and practice your skills, experiment and explore new ideas and medium. £411 – £449. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

15th FRIDAY – 20th WEDNESDAY

All is True (12A) Film, about the little-known final years of William Shakespeare. Various times, £6, £5. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

16th SATURDAY 

An Inconvenient Sequel (PG) Film with with pre – showing talk on climate change issues in North Wales by Ben Porter. A decade after the first Inconvenient Truth film brought climate change to the heart of popular culture, the follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. 6.30 for 6.45pm, film starts 7.45pm. With Janet Finch-Saunders AM for Aberconwy, who will offer some closing comments. £5, £2 children, includes tea and cake. Rowen Cinema, Memorial Hall, Rowen, Conwy. Contact Rebecca Crane: beccacrane@phonecoop.coop There will also be a DVD exchange table/£1 donation.

Balaclafa CARN ~ Women in Business Workshop 3 – 5pm, £1, includes refreshment. Balaclafa CARN, Ffordd Balaclafa, Caernarfon LL55 1TG. 07472 531813.

Huw Warren Jazz 7pm for gig at 8pm, £10, bar only. Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Children’s Film 11am, Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, 01248 208485, neauddogwen.com

Friends of Enemies A Work in Progress event which is loosely based on the discovery of local family letters. Friends of Enemies by Polly Wright explores the explosive impact which results when Italian Prisoner of War Mario Golinelli is placed on Dai and Elizabeth Williams’ farm in the peaceful Vale of Clwyd in the last years of World War 2. 8pm, £5. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Best of BE Festival Circus, theatre and illusion all in one evening. 7.30pm, £14, £12. Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ. 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

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

Dinner with Otto See 15th 

Needle Felt a Quirky Bird Design and make your very own quirky bird.  Workshop is suitable for adults. 10am – 1pm, £65. Hawarden Estate Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, CH5 3FB. 01244 553442.

Enamel Workshop for Adults Participants will learn to fabricate a lidded box from copper foil, exploring ways to make unusual shapes, methods for adding relief to the copper surface and techniques for jointing the box components together. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £70 includes material & lunch. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Copper Drawing Make an embossed low relief picture in beautiful copper sheet. We will draw flowers, or fruit, creating a gorgeous relief drawing with textures and then colour using heat and mild acids. 10am – 4pm, £70. Siop Iard, 7b Palace St., Caernarfon LL55 1RR, 01286 672472, siopiard.com

Mindfulness in the Woods See 2nd

16th SATURDAY & 17th SUNDAY

Make A Pole-Lathe You will be provided with all the materials you need to make your own pole-lathe to take home. £160, £80 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

17th SUNDAY

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

Beginners Guide to Veganism Pt1 The first in a series of vegan cookery demonstrations, nutrition and information events. 10am – 4pm, £40, includes lunch and handouts. The Karma Conscious Kitchen, held at Bryn Cadno, Colwyn Heights LL29 6DW. Facebook: of event name

Tripula A voyage in an aerostatic balloon! A show to navigate beyond the world, leaving you transported by the air and your imagination. Two enlightened scientists have discovered a new way to travel and today will share their discovery with special group of passengers. The company Farrés Bros & Co. have taken a hot air balloon and transformed it into an amazing theatrical experience. Their work is well known across Catalonia, Spain and Europe; this is their first visit to Wales. 1.30 & 4pm, £10, Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ. 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Making and Fitting Tool Handles On this course we will look at making and fitting new handles to billhooks and hand-axes. Bring 2 tools with broken or no handles (one billhook and one axe or two of either) and learn how to make new handles out of ash and fit them to your tools. £50, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

In Touch with Intuition A day retreat developing our intuition through the practice of Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. 10am – 4pm, Bryn Cadno, Colwyn Heights, Conwy LL29 6DW. Facebook: of evenet name

Mary Queen of Scots See 13th.

The Road That Leads To Home Ancestry and healing family karma. £45 includes lunch. Held in Nantlle Valley. Gillian Monks, message me for details: gillian@acorntherapies.com

17th SUNDAY – 19th TUESDAY

Introducing Foundations of Mindfulness We will practise together in silence, stillness and movement in the beautiful setting of Snowdonia. The retreat offers the opportunity to deepen our personal and experiential engagement with the core meditation practices taught in courses such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, alongside offering an introduction to the theoretical understandings that underpin them. Shared £390, private £430. Trigonos, Nantlle. Bookings via : mindfulness-secular-retreats.org.uk

18th MONDAY

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

Woke Theatre. The twin juggernauts of Hip-Hop and feminism are on a collision course. And Testament reckons he’s the guy to sort it out. A rapper and World Record Holding Beatboxer, he thinks he’s a right-on kind of guy.  He’s made theatre shows and had his poetry on Radio 4. Then his daughter is born and suddenly he’s not so sure. Tickets from £10; 7.45pm. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

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

18th MONDAY – 22nd FRIDAY

Build A Natural House Whatever your grand design, this practical course can help put some of those ideas into focus, pick up new skills and learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced builder and Master Carpenter. Waged £600; low waged, concessions £500; accomm available for £80 extra. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

18th MONDAY – 23rd SATURDAY

Pop-Up Charity Shop Fundraising for Period Poverty. Christine Jukes has set up a charity shop for the week to raise money for Period Poverty. PP affects many young school girls who cannot afford to buy sanitary wear during their period. Help raise awareness and funds for this – help at the shop also welcome! Holyhead, Anglesey. See Noticeboard.

19th TUESDAY

Peeling Theatre. In shadow, never centre stage, 3 performers await their brief moment in the light. With interwoven BSL, live audio description and English captions at every show, Peeling will challenge audiences to experience theatre afresh. Whose stories do we tell? Tickets from £10, 7.45pm. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com 

Fencing See 1st

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

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 166567, Richard 07530 225268, chester.humanist.org.uk

Digital Collaboration Tools for Journalists  introducing some of the most useful tools and techniques for making the most of your digital devices and your valuable time to collaborate with others. 3 – 5pm, Ystafell Dinorwig, Neuadd Reichel Ffordd Ffriddoedd, Bangor LL57 2TR. Ticket registration (free) eventbrite.co.uk: 

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

Burning (15) Film. Rialto Screen Night. Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, this critically acclaimed South Korean film tells the story of Jong-soo, a part-time worker who bumps into old neighbour Hae-mi. 7.30pm, £6.50. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

Linocut Workshop Peris and Corr are an eco-friendly screen-printing studio based in the Snowdonia National Park who design and create their own collection of stylish textile homewares. In this workshop with Jen from Peris + Corr you will get the opportunity to experiment with tools, techniques, design and create your own linocut. All materials and tools provided, and this session is through the medium of English. 6.30pm, £25. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

19th TUESDAY & 20th WEDNESDAY

On the Basis of Sex (12A) Film. The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she has to overcome to become a US Supreme Court Justice. 19th – 5.30 & 8.15pm. 20th – 2.30 & 7.30pm. £6.25, £5.25. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com 

20th WEDNESDAY

Spring Equinox 21:58

Equinox ~ A Time of Balance Time for Stillness and Reflection. Poetry (in English), Music and Candlelight. 7.30 – 8.15pm, Eglwys Llanfaelrhys Church, Porth Ysgo, Rhiw. Parking £1, Porth Ysgo Farm is 3 mins walk. Info: Susan Fogarty 01758 703039, susanafogarty@gmail.com

Women for Change An International Women’s Day Celebration. Hearing from women driving change in the local area. Plus live music, free, 7.30 – 9.30pm, organised by the Women’s Equality Network. Held a Theatr Clwyd Mold CH7 1YA. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

Benedict Allen ~ Ultimate Explorer Adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea. Benedict will recall the highs and lows of this awe-inspiring trip, tell exhilarating tales from his life as an explorer and show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe. 7.30pm, tickets from £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Movement, Nidra and Mantra New class 6.15 – 7.45pm, Beaumaris. See Noticeboard.

Storytelling Club in Conwy 3rd Weds/month, 7.30pm. All welcome. No charge! The Blue Bell Inn, 19 Castle St., Conwy, LL32 8AT. Hosted by Suzi & Simon Moore 01490 460563 or 07984 637068.

The Geology of East Greenland Steve Coleman will talk about some of the oldest rocks on the Earth’s crust, with NW Geology Assoc. 7.30pm, Pensychnant Centre, Conwy LL32 8BJ, 01492 592595, julian.pensychnant@btinternet.com

Beethoven in Wales 3: Mary Hofman (violin) and Richard Ormrod (piano) Sonatas and works by Hilary Tann. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £12. Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Rd LL18 1BA. Visit rhylmusic.com

Himalayan Gold ~ Assam & Arunachal Pradesh with Steve Culley, local birder. 7.30pm, non-members £2. Bangor University, Brambell Building. Visit: birdsin.wales

Goat Roper Rodeo Band Cosmic country blues band. 7pm for gig at 8pm, £10. Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk 

Otters and Badgers Mal Ingham shows us some of the fascinating species he has filmed and photographed near his home. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. £2, 7.30 – 9.30pm, Gresford Memorial Hall, High Street, Gresford, LL12 8PS. Dan Rose 07976 962251, nwwtwrexham@gmail.com

Mary Queen of Scots See 13th, except at 5.30pm & 8pm.

Peeling See 19th

Jailhouse Rock (U) After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett (Elvis) becomes a teenage rock star. A Dementia Friendly screening; audience members are welcome to move around, talk and sing along. 1pm, £4. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

An Evening with Alfie Boe One of the greatest classical singers celebrates the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s. 7.30pm, £126 VIP ticket; £66.50, £51.50, £36.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB, 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

20th WEDNESDAY – 24th SUNDAY

Dadeni Spirit School 2 This is the second gathering in a three year SPIRIT programme: a Soulful and Practical Inquiry to Re-imagine Indigenous Tradition. See www.dadeni.org for more details. Fully booked now but may be doing a second intake in 2020. Coordinated by Angharad Wynne and Eric Maddern. Cae Mabon, Fachwen, nr Llanberis LL55 3HB. 01286 871542, caemabon.co.uk

21st THURSDAY

Full Moon in Aries 01:43am 

Chester Writers 3rd Thurs/month. Welcomes anyone with any degree of experience who writes, or who would like to start writing. We are a friendly and inclusive group with diverse members ranging from those just planning their first story, to professionally published authors. We are open to any genre, prose or poetry. 7.45pm, 16+. Volunteer led by James Booth. Held at Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Sound Healing Meditation Guided meditation followed by pure sounds. Monthly event, bring mat, pillow and blanket. 7.30 – 8.45pm, £9. Oddfellows Hall, Saltney, Chester CH4 8SG. inspireandrewire.com

Tigers See 13th & 14th

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

Talk: Mwynhau Blodau’r Mynydd (This talk will be in Welsh). Join prize-winning author on the wildflowers of Wales, Goronwy Wynne, for an evening talk about the flora of Snowdonia. This is the first in a series of ‘Science Café’ style talks by the Snowdonia Society for 2019. 7.30pm, Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

22nd FRIDAY

International Water Day Pledge to walk in solidarity with the 1 in 9 people around the world who have to walk to collect water. For many, it is a dangerous journey. You can get a pair of our blue laces (£1) and make a pledge to Water Aid (wateraid.org). The UN encourages sustainable management of freshwater resources. More from: una.org.uk 

Balaclafa CARN ~ Open Mic In aid of Bangor and District Women’s Aid, 7pm, £3, includes refreshment. Balaclafa CARN, Ffordd Balaclafa, Caernarfon LL55 1TG. 07472 531813.

Garden Club ~ Clwb Garddio See 8th & Noticeboard

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

Lit Soc: The Art and Craft of Imagery A creative workshop with Fiona Owen. Drawing on Paul Deaton’s recent collection of poems A Watchful Astronomy and other examples of poetry and fiction, we will explore ways to enrich your writing (poetry and prose) by using imagery. There will be plenty of fun exercises and the workshop is open to all ranges of experience. 1 – 3pm, £5, £4 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

The Ronnie Scott’s Story: 60th Anniversary Concert Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, take you on a guided, musical tour of this music institution. 7.30pm, tickets from £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Green Room (12A) A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist. 8pm, £6, £5. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

The Kid Who Would Be King (PG) Film. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. 7.30pm, £5.50. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

22nd FRIDAY – 24th SUNDAY

March Manouche Festival & Fringe 3 days of incredible swing and vintage Gypsy music inspired by the 1930s and 40s swing era – concerts, jam sessions, Lindy hop and swing dance classes. Jam sessions in local pubs and campsite; local and international acts. Menai Bridge LL59 5DR. More info: 07909 526533. Tickets: marchmanouche.co.uk  

Making Music in Response to Place Jonathan & Karen have worked individually and together for many years as musicians, composers, musical directors, artists, educators and organisers of creative projects.  In this course we will explore musical responses to landscape and ‘sense of place’. Calling on all participants to engage creatively and collaboratively we shall, over the course of the week, work together to create a piece of music that reflects our collective responses to the incredible environment and surroundings of Snowdonia. £250, all inclusive; bring your own (acoustic) instrument if possible. Naturally Boss Retreats. Held at Noddfa, Penmaenmawr LL30 6YF, naturallybossretreats.com

Sock Knitting for Beginners From casting on to binding off, I will lead you through the techniques needed for creating your very own handcrafted socks.  Yarn and needles will be provided at an extra cost. £219 – £238, with Chris Jukes. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Spring Awakens Yoga Retreat There will be three dynamic Forrest Yoga sessions, including 3-hour long sessions on the Saturday and Sunday mornings.  There will also be one Restorative Yoga session on the Saturday night to take you deep into relaxation. £199 – £249. Held at Tan Y Cytiau, South Stack, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1YH. Bookings through North Wales Retreats Ynys Mon 07970 409724, northwalesretreats.com

Yoga & Detox Weekend Detoxing, flowing yoga sessions, pampering massage treatments available, bracing walks, delicious meals, relaxation. £440 – £595. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge LL59 5NH. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

Artlysparklydesigns Pop-up Shop Vegan pixie hats, foraging/dogwalking bags, wristies, sea glass jewellery, nature themed jewellery, local prints and so much more! 10am – 4pm, RSPB LookOut, Conwy LL28 5ND. Faceboook: of event name, rspb.org.uk

Transforming Cellular Memory Transforming Cellular Memory is a epigenetic healing modality.  Melissa O’Neill channels transformational energies which bring forth healing through a felt experience in the body. Follow Your Bliss, 307-309 High St., Bangor. Bookings: Gail McAleese 07525 820261, gail.mcaleese@gmail.com. Tickets: paypal.me

Yoga, Walking & Ceramics A chance to explore the beauty of Wales through the exploration of rivers, waterfalls, woodlands, castles, and all the hidden gems of Snowdonia. The walks will be short and of an easy grade. £280. Morris Mountains, Beddgelert LL55 4UY. Bookings: morrismountains.co.uk

22nd FRIDAY – 25th MONDAY

Eco Refurbishment Refurbishing our homes to make them more energy efficient is one of the key aspects of effective action on climate change. Learn what key improvements you can make on this practical, hands-on course led by one of the UK’s leading experts in eco refurbishment. £500 waged, £450 concs.,  accomm £60. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

22nd FRIDAY – 31st SUNDAY

Everyday Liberations: Renew and Deepen If your Buddhist practice seems to have become stuck, or isn’t quite what it was, the Vajraloka team can offer inspiration and helpful practical advice which can enable you to free yourself from those constraints. 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. £405, £369 concs., £70 deposit. For those who have at least 3 years of meditation experience. Vajraloka Buddhist Centre, Corwen LL21 0EN. 01490 460406, vajraloka.org

23rd SATURDAY 

Glass Bird Decoration Workshop In this workshop with Verity Pulford you will explore designing, use of watercolours, cutting glass and painting onto glass to create 3 feathered friends. All materials and tools provided, in English. 11am, £50. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Spring Clean Your Soul An afternon of healing and meditation; cacao, Chakra balancing, sound healing, art therapy. 12.30 – 4pm, £8, £5 concs., Y Ganolfan Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, 07470 735247, therainbowphilosophy@gmail.com

Mindfulness in the Woods See 2nd March

Wildlife Gardening Challenge How to make your garden wildlife friendly in simple steps. Join the challenge. 12 – 6pm. Lower Wendon Beach car park, Benllech, Anglesey, LL74 8TU. Henry Cook 07940 008799, henry.cook@northwaleswildlifetrust.co.uk

A Star Is Born (15) Film. A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. £4. Halkyn Mountain Cinema. Halkyn Parish Hall/Library. Tickets availble from 9th March at The Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn. 

Balaclafa CARN ~ Screening of Films by Local Women In aid of Bangor and District Women’s Aid. 7pm, £2. Balaclafa CARN, Ffordd Balaclafa, Caernarfon LL55 1TG. 07472 531813.

Edgelarks ~ Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin British traditional music, Indian classical slide guitar, stomping roots beatbox harmonica party and add a strong stem of original writing. 7.30 – 10.30pm. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 702400, cat.org.uk 

Green Room See 22nd, except 2pm & 8pm.

Using the Senses to Welcome Spring A guided walk looking for signs of the arrival of spring combined with a mindfuness taster with Nick Howarth. Booking recommended. 10.30am – 12.30pm, meet Aberduna Nature Reserve is 3 miles south west of Mold. From Mold, follow the A494 and take the left turning to Maeshafn just after passing through Gwernmynydd , Maeshafn, Denbighshire, CH7 5LD. Contact Mike Klymko 07880 033562, mikeklymko@ northwaleswildlifetrust.co.uk

Sleep-Out for Flintshire Charity Citizens Advice Flintshire (CAF) announced last week that in response to the increasing demand for support with Universal Credit (UC) it is organising a sponsored sleep-out. The event will take place at the charity’s offices in Connah’s Quay. To find out more or to sign up to the event, visit: flintshirecab.org.uk/

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman Folk music, mixing traditional and contemporary. 7pm for 8pm gig, £15, bar only. Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

23rd SATURDAY & 24th SUNDAY

Build a Small Wind Turbine Drawing on over ten years of experience Tom has developed a new design, customised to help you learn the skills in a short amount of time. 10am – 4pm both days; £150; accomm available for £20 extra. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Self-Build Project Management This course covers how to create a project plan, a budget, and a health and safety plan, as well as the basics of planning permissions, building inspections and site management. £230; accomm available for £20 extra. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Willow Basket Making You will make a traditional willow shopping basket with a plaited rush detail around the top. 10am – 4pm, with Mandy Coates, £140. Siop Iard, 7b Palace St., Caernarfon LL55 1RR, 01286 672472, siopiard.com

Bite-Sized Ballet: Three Little Pigs with Northern Ballet. The perfect way for little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen! 2pm & 3.30pm, £5, £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Split Hazel Basket Help to rejuvenate the skills needed to peel weavers off a hazel rod and use the core to make a rim and ribs for your basket. You will learn the basic skills needed to make a small bowl. £120, £60 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk 

Bushcraft Through The Seasons ~ Spring Course content will include seasonal wild food and medicinal plants, natural fire lighting techniques, wood carving, natural cordage, tracking and navigation techniques. £140, £70 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Ramblers Cymru ~ Y Cerddwyr AGM Weekend Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen LL53 6NL. Bookings: ramblers.org 029 2064 4308.

Reiki 1 Tregath, nr Bangor. Bookings: 01248 601388, vivreiki@hotmail.com See 4th & 5th in Calendar

24th SUNDAY

Sound Bath Relaxation & Meditation through sound. For the session you lie on a yoga mat, close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from Gongs, quartz crystal, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments. This is followed by a period of silence known as “the Shunyata” in which the body is allowed space to absorb the energy. Healing through sound brings the physical body, mind and soul into a state of natural balance and harmony. 7pm, £14. Bodhi Movement, The Studio, Royal Oak Stables, Betws y Coed 01690 359081, info@bodhi-movement.co.uk 

Easier Walking ~ Feldenkrais Method Clearer diagonal connections between shoulders and hips can lead to better coordination and an easier way of walking. 10am – 1pm, £30. Verve Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Veronica Rock 07990 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

Mother Island Whispers V / Ynys Mon Sibrwd V Mother Island Whispers encourages us to listen and look very closely. Are you listening? Are you really listening? All antenna out and senses on sharp? This year we will be celebrating our 5th year Mother Island Whispers. We have build up a reputation of bringing together art, religion and nature in a playfull and meditative way. 2 – 5pm, Menai Bridge. Facebook: of event name

Sensation and Sound Yoga Flow & Gong Bath Starting with Pranayama (breathwork), then a warming Yoga session, followed by a Gong Bath session, to relax and unwind. 10am – 12pm. £25. Y Festri, Goodman St, Llanberis, LL55 4HL. Bookings: Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Estyneto See 10th for details.

25th MONDAY

Mindfulness Follow Up Group – Bangor Last Mon/month. For 8 week course graduates. The teacher will lead a practice and there will be some space for conversation about practice. 6.30 – 8.30pm. Wheldon Building, Bangor University Science Site, off Deiniol Road. Bookings: mindfulness@bangor.ac.uk

Memory Café Last Mon/month. For those living with Dementia, their families, friends and carers. Every month we have something different going on, including entertainment, guest speakers, legal experts and activities. Refreshments provided, donations welcome; 2 – 4pm. Kinmel Bay Community Library, Kendal Road, Denbighshire LL18 5BT, 01745 772150, homeinstead.co.uk

26th TUESDAY

Conwy Seed Fair Seeds and Plant stalls. The Snowdonia Society stall will be selling a selection of seeds from our bee-friendly wildflower garden at Tŷ Hyll as well as our brand new Tŷ Hyll guidebook and a selection of branded goodies. Pensychnant will also have a stall to support. 9am – 4pm, Conwy town centre. 

WOW: Birds of Passage (15) Film. A true story about the origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through the eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family. Spanish, with subtitles. 8pm, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

The Healing Well Hands on Healing, two sessions, 7 – 9pm, open to all, donations welcome. Canolfan Pentrefelin. Mayamara 01766 770874.

The Theosophical Society in Wales Presents “The Flame of Truth”. A talk by Huw Agnew, 7.30pm, admission £5, members £3. Hirael Hall, Ambrose St, Bangor. Enquiries: Toddy Alcock 01248 600267. 

Diana Ross – Her Life, Love and Legacy The film features never-before-seen footage, the best of the Central Park concert and inspired, heartfelt messages from the Ross family, including sons Ross and Evan and daughters Rhonda and Chudney, with Tracee Ellis Ross delivering a passionate introduction to the presentation capturing the magnitude of the event. 7pm, £10, £8. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

27th WEDNESDAY

Movement, Nidra and Mantra New class 6.15 – 7.45pm, Beaumaris. See Noticeboard.

Burning (15) Film. A thriller in which an alienated young man becomes tangled up with two mysterious people. Korean with subtitles. 8pm, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

28th THURSDAY

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

Balaclafa CARN ~ Poetry and Literature Evening In aid of Bangor and District Women’s Aid. 7pm, £2. Balaclafa CARN, Ffordd Balaclafa, Caernarfon LL55 1TG. 07472 531813.

Caffi Llaeth Mam / Breastfeeding Mums See 14th

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

Theosophical Society Meeting Talk to be arranged and general discussion. Several books on Theosophy and related subjects will be on sale at only £1 each. Donations of unwanted books are appreciated. 2pm.  £5; TS Members £3; free refreshments. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-sea. LL28 4SE. Contact: theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

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

Remi Harris Eclectic mix of jazz, improvisation and original composition with Remi’s  commentary about the history of the music and instruments played. 7pm, £12. Llangollen Pavilion. Tickets: Llangollen Tourist Centre 01978 860828, llangolen@nwtic.com

Shoplifters (15) Film with Occasional Cinema; a harrowing look at a working-class family in Tokyo trying to make ends meet. 7.30pm, Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, occasionalcinema.org

28th THURSDAY – 31st SUNDAY

Men’s Rites of Passage A Place To Stand ~ Purpose, Passion and Shadow. How is it to be a man, alive and on this earth in these times of ever increasing political and environmental uncertainty? We will use a variety of approaches, including group work, ritual, time in nature and the extraordinary power of men in community as we address these questions. £375. Cae Mabon, Fachwen, Llanberis. Bookings: Simon Roe 07712 264011, simon.roe93@btinternet.com

28th THURSDAY – 1st APRIL, MONDAY

Mindfulness and Gentle Yoga Retreat Through mindfulness practises and gentle yoga (Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra), allow the mind and body to align, to a place of stillness and a sense of space. We will gently move toward a day of silence. £355, £100 deposit. Noddfa, Penmaenmawr. Bookings: 07411 018541, inessentia.co.uk

29th FRIDAY

For Those That Share The Sorrows of The World At the threshold of grief we shall meet and call around us a community of kindred spirits who share our sorrow at the ecological and humanitarian crises, species extinction, climate change, terrorism, wars, poverty and systemic abuse that we see in the world. The Invitation is to come and Be; to create space in the overwhelm for our fears and grief at the state of the world and come be on the land and in community with others who feel the same sorrow and share that same need to honour it. Bring lunch and share on the day. 9.30am – 6pm. Minimum contribution of £25, deposit £10 secures a place. Ffarm Moelyci, LL57 4BB. Facebook: of event name Bookings: alexandrajwilson@yahoo.co.uk  

What Have Protected Areas Ever Done For Us? An illustrated lecture by photographer Paul Kay about the history of some of the world’s protected areas and their importance to conservation and our society. 7.30pm, donations appreciated. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy LL32 8BJ, 01492 592595, julian.pensychnant@btinternet.com

Community Wellbeing Team Celebration Event An informative day aimed at professionals to hear about recent projects; mini-taster sessions and 3 different activities, with lunch. 9.30am – 1pm, free. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. eventbrite.co.uk

29th FRIDAY & 30th SATURDAY

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15) Film. When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. 8pm 29th, 1.30pm 30th; £6, £5. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

29th FRIDAY – 31st SUNDAY

Spring Yoga Weekend Retreat Join renowned Yoga teacher Adrienne LeCoure for a rejuvenating weekend of yoga, meditation, wild walks and nourishing food. £400 – £500. The Outbuildings, Llangaffo, Anglesey. Wild Wales Retreats, wildwalesretreats.com

Mindful Writing A creative wellbeing activity combining mindfulness and creative writing. Incorporating guided meditation, a range of writing exercises, reading from the works of ‘mindful’ authors such as Robert Macfarlane and Laurie Lee, connecting with the senses and interacting with natural objects (rock, shells, driftwood etc.), we will learn to connect with our inner voice and create without self-judgement. Bring any writing materials/ideas you have. £250, all inclusive. Naturally Boss Retreats. Held at Noddfa, Penmaenmawr LL30 6YF, naturallybossretreats.com

30th SATURDAY

Chester’s ‘Stop Arming Saudi’ Silent Vigil is held on the last Sat/month at The Cross in Chester city centre from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please wear black if possible.

Earth Hour A global lights off event from 8.30 – 9.30pm. “Our mission is uniting people to protect the planet.” Visit: earthhour.org

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

Unusual Objects: Family Craft Club In this workshop we will rethink and explore our relationship with everyday objects and peculiar ones from the past through scale, colour, shape and texture to make exciting new forms. 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm. £5 bookable sessions for children aged 5–11 and their accompanying adult (who will also take part). Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Bardic Arts: Ritual Music Workshop Music, ritual, creativity, singing and chanting in English and Cymraeg. Exploring how music and sound can be used to enhance rituals. During the day we will co-create a ritual of sound and music to be performed at a local sacred site. You are welcome to bring any instruments that you play. Other Bardic skills such as poetry and storytelling will be very welcome. 10am – 7pm. Aberfraw Community Hub, 52 Church St., LL63 5LQ. Facebook: of event name

Mosses and Microscopes A day with NW Non-flowering Plant Group identifying mosses and liverworts with microscopes and keys. 10am – 4pm, donations welcome. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy LL32 8BJ,  01492 592595, julian.pensychnant@btinternet.com

Nature’s Voice Spring Trail Explore the garden using your senses to experience nature’s voice amongst the trees, plants, flowers and surrounding countryside. 10.30am – 4pm. Penrhyn Castle, Bangor. Visit: nationaltrust.org

Alexander Technique Workshop 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. With Pippa Bondy. 1.30 – 5pm. Follow Your Bliss Cafe, High St., Bangor. To register contact Pip 07814 959613, pip@pipbondy.com, pipbondy.com

Balaclafa CARN ~ Workshop by Bangor and District Women’s Aid. More info: Balaclafa CARN, Ffordd Balaclafa, Caernarfon LL55 1TG. 07472 531813.

Purple Saxifrage in Cwm Idwal A chance to see one of Snowdonia’s special plants, the first arctic-alpine of the year to flower, led by Glynne Andrew. 10am – 1pm, Ogwen Cottage, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, LL57 3LZ. Susan Andrew 01248 352803, suemayandrew@gmail.com

Mindfulness in the Woods See 2nd.

Image Transfer and Machine Stitch Course Experimenting with free hand machine embroidery,  over-Image Transfer and Mono Print using a mix of textiles. £50, £25 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Traditional Timber Frame Joints Learn how to measure, mark out and cut perfect joints used in traditional timber framing. This one day course covers all the basics of traditional joints, from choosing your timber and working out what kind of joint you need, to using hands tools and power tools safely. 10am – 4.30pm, £90, includes materials and lunch. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Cosi Fan Tutte with Swansea City Opera. Live screening of Mozart’s opera. This comic tale of deception sees how a cynical old man leads two naive officers into a scandalous wager, to prove that women are never faithful. Free pre-performance talk about the opera at 6.15pm, given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley. 7.15 for 7.30pm screening, £16, £13. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Meditation and Teaching Day Meditation at 10am with guidance offered for those who would like it, all welcome. Saturday mornings are held in silence. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided. Lama Shenpen will continue her teaching on this year’s theme of the Vaster Vision area of Living The Awakened Heart, at 2.30pm. The Hermitage, Ynys, nr Criccieth LL52 0NT. 01766 530839, ahs.org.uk

Vocal Workshop Improve your singing voice or even find it. Monthly workshops. 10am – 2.30pm, with Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones. £25, £20 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

The Mountain Environment We take a look at the mountain environment from its geological history to its vegetation and human influences upon the landscape. We will identify general characteristics of rock types, habitats and look at the wildlife which inhabit this environment. £45. Snowdonia, Nature’s Work, 01248 361142, natureswork.co.uk

Met Opera Live: Die Walküre Live screening. Music by Wagner. The 2nd opera in The Ring cycle. 4hrs 55mins, 2 intervals. £10, £8 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Also Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

30th SATURDAY & 31st SUNDAY

Growing Fruit Learn how to propagate, prune and protect from disease as you get started with growing your own fruit trees. £60 course only; £70 with accomm. This course is run by Aberystwyth University. Please book 01970 621580 before booking accomm at CAT. Held at CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Family Weekend in The Woods We will explore the woods and look at what lives in them; games for children – a chance to learn about the woodland. A simple mid-day meal at the camp-fire on both days. Camping possisble. £65 per adult, £20 children 8-16 years, children under 8 years old free. Deposit: £20 per paid place. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

31st SUNDAY

BBC NOW Family Concert Sounds of the Orchestra through music from the big screen alongside popular classics. 3pm, £11.50, concs., £6.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Pop Up Shop In aid of Bangor and District Women’s Aid. 11.30am – 4.30pm. Balaclafa CARN, Ffordd Balaclafa, Caernarfon LL55 1TG. 07472 531813.

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