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Welcome to the January Calendar


Welcome to 2020! 

New Year’s Day walk to Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach We will take a quiet and lesser trodden route that delivers some of the greatest views to be found in Northern Snowdonia. The walk is about 6.5 miles and we will finish back at our start point. This is not a technical hike, so the summit is within reach of any reasonably fit and determined person. 10am – 5pm, £38.32. Caernarfon LL55 4NY. Organsied by SVL Adventures – svladventures.com

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


Pop Up Vinyl Record/CD Shop Every 1st Thurs/month. 3000+ records, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, rock, pop, prog rock, indie, Cymraeg, blues, metal, punk, new wave, soul, folk, jazz, reggae, electronic, goth, hip hop and more. Records from 50p and some hand-picked CD’s. 2 – 7pm. Ty Glyndwr, 1 Stryd y Castell, Caernarfon LL55 1SE. Facebook: of event name

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 

Flintshire Get Active Support Group 1st Thurs/month. Come along and join us for friendship, support, guidance, activities, speakers and more. 10am – 12noon. Carmel Village Hall, Carmel Rd., Holywell CH8 7DR. Visit: arthritiscare.org.uk

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

Gwynedd Astronomy Society 1st Thurs/month. 7.30pm. Treborth Botanical Gardens, Bangor. Davyth Fear 01286 672882, davrhifear@googlemail.com

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

Llangollen Friends of the Earth 1st Thurs/month; venue varies so call or text 07525 016503, info@llangollenfoe.org.uk


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

Gardening for Wildlife A talk with Jan Miller, who gives us the benefit of her long experience of working for wildlife in her own garden. 7 – 9pm, Maes Esgob Community Centre, Dyserth, LL18 6HB. Mark Hughes 07800 771570, mjdhughes1108@gmail.com

Fireside Flow New Year Detox Yoga & Gong Bath Join us for this funky detox yoga flow to start your new year with Ceri from Ebbing and Flowing Yoga; followed by the amazing Gong Bath vibrations to restore & reconnect, led by Steph Healy. All abilities welcome, please bring a mat and blanket. 6 – 8pm, £20. Iard Hendre, Aber Rd, Bangor LL57 3YP. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

North West Writing for Wellbeing Group 1st Fri/month. A monthly writing group facilitated by experienced bibliopoetry therapy practitioners and writers for wellbeing. Each session will have a writing theme addressing Life’s Challenges, Stressors and Joys, and be supported by local writing for wellbeing practitioner, Lisa Rossetti. 12.15pm. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com


Avalanche Awareness & Winter Conditions Talk Learn decision-making skills for planning and undertaking winter journeys and understand the effects of the weather on mountain conditions. These talks will take place every Saturday until 29th Feb, starting 5.30pm. Lecture Rm, Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET, 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk

Voice Workshop With Marian Bryfdir For 4 Saturdays – 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th in January. Marian creates a friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere for you to learn more about your singing voice. A chance to join with a small group of others on the same journey. Have a fun, fresh start for the New Year training your voice for longevity. 10am – 1pm. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Connection Dance – Embodiment and Integration Do you wish to experience more connection in your life? You are invited to explore the world of connection through movement and stillness, reflection and fun. Supported by a musical journey we will explore connection with ourselves and others in a gentle, safe space. All welcome (ages 14+ advised). Session ends with a cuppa, biscuits and sharing (if you like.) 4.30 – 7pm. £10, £6 unwaged – 50% booking fee required to reserve space. Coed Mawr Community Centre, Bangor. Bookings: Facebook of event name or tickets from bookwhen.com

The Polar Express (U) Animated film of young boy who goes on an adventure by train to the North Pole. Film starts 11am, free. Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD. 01244 972197. 

Goddess & The Divine Healer Training The course equips you to deliver healing vibration via the Goddess Mary, Kwan Yin  Mary Magdalene & Lady Nada as well as channelling the Archeia (female archangels). 10am – 3.30pm, £95. Held at The Angel Office, High St., Ruabon LL14 6AA. Bookings: 01978 810300. Facebook: of event name


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 £30 per night. The Healing Centre, Tregarth, LL57 4NP. 01248 601388, vivreiki@hotmail.com, angleseyhealingcentre.co.uk

Andre Rieu: 70 Years Young Film Screening. André’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the Maestro himself from his illustrious career so far. 7pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also 7pm/4th & 3pm/5th, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli, 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com


Mindfulness Teacher Training Retreat (level 1) This programme is designed to immerse participants in the principles and practice of mindfulness-based teaching. It starts from the premise that as teachers we need to embody mindfulness-based practice in our own lives before we can attempt to teach it to others. The programme facilitates an opportunity for sustained inner work through practice and learning alongside peers. You need to have completed an 8 week training. All inclusive £1533 – £1470. Trigonos, Nantlle. 01286 882388, trigonos.org


Sacred Circle Dance 1st Sun/month, 2 – 4pm, £7. Rhosesmor Village Hall. Led by Helen Newton and Sue Bates. Contact helen@soul-life.co.uk

Pwllheli Quakers 1st Sun/month. 11.30am, held in Welsh language, all welcome. Rhian Parry 01248 716036, post@crynwyrpwllheli.org

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

Positive Birth Movement Monthly Meet-up 1st Sun/month. 10am-11.30am . Everyone with an interest in birth welcome; come and share stories, advice and your experience of birth with us, or sit back and listen with a cup of tea. Today’s theme: Feeding Your Baby. Held at Ty Golchi Café, Caernarfon Rd., Bangor LL57 4BT. Facebook of same name or positivebirthmovement.org 

Green Woodworking 1st Sun/month. Everyone welcome to our mostly social occasion; food to share, mulled drink, cake and soup. From 10am – 4pm.  Eternal Forest, Boduan, Pwllheli. 01758 612006, 07968 167204, eternalforest.org

Big Allotment Growing Day 1st Sun/month. An opportunity to grow your own organic nutritious food for free, learn new skills: planting and harvesting the veg and fruits; pickling, preserving, cooking, baking and brewing, craft work and wood work or come and chill out with a brew. 11.30am – 4pm. Tyn y Nant, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr. Nr Corwen. Facebook: Eco Fferm Frwythau/Gift Economy, or wellhealthcooperative@googlemail.com


Gong Bath Close your eyes, relax and bathe in sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments. 7pm, £13. Llanfairfechan Community Centre, Village Rd., LL33 0NH. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.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

Beicio Bangor Meets 1st Mon/month. We campaign on cycling issues around Bangor. All welcome, 7pm, £5 per annum. Meets at Garth Community Centre, Bangor (between the pier and the swimming pool). Details: beiciobangor.org.uk

Ashtanga Yoga Classes The practice of Ashtanga is energetic and synchronising movement with breath. It focuses on muscle training and developing physical strength; increases coordination, improves balance, reduces stress and anxiety and is an effective cardio workout. Classes will be conducted on Level 1 modified primary series. All levels including beginners are welcome. 6pm, Fit Fanny Adams, Top Floor, The Old Bank Building, Menai Bridge LL59 5AR. Contact 07595 471422, fitfannyadams.com

6th MONDAY – 10th FRIDAY

Jane Austen in a Week In this course, explore the worlds of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, reflecting critically on select film adaptations of the novels. Along the way, consider questions Jane Austen raised regarding diverse social issues ranging from ordination to the slave trade. £480, £330 non-res. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, enquiries@gladlib.org or literaturewales.org

Low Energy Buildings (Part B) Join our MSc students for the 2nd part of this course on the relationship between the design of a building and the way we experience them. £750, £700 concs., CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk


Celebrate the Celtic festivals and Earth’s cycles through Circle Dance! We dance on the 1st and 3rd Tues/month at The Old School Hub, Llanrwst , Dyffryn Conwy, 10.30am – 12noon – to a wide variety of World music. No partner required, and new members welcome. Maia 01492 642123.

Womens Gatherings Gwynedd Cyfarfodydd Merched A monthly informal gathering; bring your knitting, sewing, art, making and doing, reading, instruments & songs, or just come for a social time. Vegan and veggie options; hot food, hot and cold drinks, desserts and cakes. 12 – 4pm, the room to the left as you enter the Café. Kyffin Café, Bangor. More from Facebook: Womens Gatherings Gwynedd Cyfarfodydd Merched

NW Guitar Circle 1st Tues/month. A warm welcome to all players (and non players) of any standard – classical, flamenco, slide, blues etc – whatever your interest you will be made welcome. usually 7 – 10pm. The Split Willow, Llanfairfechan. Please contact Jane 01407 831480, northwalesguitarcircle.co.uk

Gong Bath See 6th for details. 7pm, £13. Memorial Hall, Penmorfa, Porthmadog LL49 9RY. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

Conwy County Peace Group 1st Tues/month. At 7.30pm in Centre for Cultural Engagement, 10 Greenfield Rd., Colwyn Bay LL29 8EL. Contact secretary Efa Wulle: conwypeace@gmail.com or donsaundersopt@aol.com (chair)

Llaeth Mam Bangor 1st & 3rd Tues/month. Are you breastfeeding or an expectant mum with an interest in breastfeeding? Free meet-up, with refreshments. Just come along! 10.30am – 12pm. Bangor Library,Gwynedd Rd., LL57 1DT. 01248 353479.

The Guilty (15) Film. In the Emergency Call Centre of a Danish Police station, officer Asger Holm takes a call from a woman and finds himself caught up in a horrific domestic violence and kidnapping case. In Danish, subtitled. 7pm, £5, with Chester Film Society. St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. 01244 371750, info@chesterfilmfans.co.uk ~ chesterfilmfans.co.uk


Nutrition for Optimal Health 6 weeks to wellness. Over 6 weeks we will explore diet and lifestyle interventions that support the different systems of the body and your innate ability to heal yourself in order to reach optimal health. Each week you will get a 1.5 hour face to face group session to learn about the science behind the workings of your body and what foods/nutrients you need to support it. You will also get exclusive lifetime access to an online support network via a Facebook group where you can support each other along your health journey with extra recipes, tips and tasks to complete weekly. 7 – 8.30pm, £65. Canolfan Ebeneser, Llangefni, Ynys Mon. Bookings with Gemma 01286 875137, info@goodlifetherapies.com ~ goodlifetherapies.com


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. 

Gong Bath See 6th for details. 7pm, £10. Canolfan Beaumaris, Rating Row, Beaumaris LL58 8AL. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

Coffee Connections Are you looking for an informal way to meet and develop new contacts in your busienss world? Come along for two hours or ten minutes, just use the time you have spare to make new contacts, ask for help and support, share ideas and resources. 10.30am – 12.30pm. White House Rhuallt, Holywell Rd., Ruallt, St Asaph LL17 0AW. Contact 07876 262126, networkshe.co.uk

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

Friends of the Earth Conwy Usually meets 2nd Weds/month. We welcome new members to help with our campaigns, currently focusing on reducing plastic use locally and raising awareness of climate change issues. In the rear room of the Albion Ale House, Upper Gate Street, Conwy LL32 8RF, but check before travelling. Contact Kay 07918 663640, foeconwy@gmail.com

Jonathan Radford (Saxophone) & Ashley Fripp (Piano) Music by Debussy, Schumann, Bernstein, Yoshimatsu. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Rhyl Music Club, Rhyl Town Hall, LL18 1BA. Secretary 01745 561006, rhylmusic.com

Llandudno & District Writers Group Meets 2nd Weds/month. We have a mixture of visiting Speakers and Group led meetings. The meetings are interactive, with members taking part in response to the person leading the Group. 2 – 4pm, meets at Llandudno Library, Mostyn St. Contact: llandudno.writers@aol.co.uk

La Dolce Vita (12A) 1960s film classic by Italian director Fellini. Set in Rome amongst the city glitterati, the episodic narrative follows jaded journalist Marcello Rubini on the trail of gossip on the VIPs. 8.15pm, £7.50, £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk


The Colwyn Bay Lodge of the Theosophical Society are holding their Annual General Meeting for members of Colwyn Bay Lodge only. There is no admission fee to attend this meeting. 2pm, free refreshments. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-Sea. LL28 4SE. Julie 01248 431237,  theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

Fitness Bishizz Taster Class Zumba is a dance-inspired fitness programme based around Latin/international rhythms with some hip-hop and Afrobeat vibes thrown in. 6.15 – 7pm, free. Holyhead Rd., Bangor LL57 2EU, 07468 742610. Facebook: of event name

N.E.W. Wellbeing Network Event  9.30am – 12.30pm, Plas Pentwyn Resource Centre, Coedpoeth, Wrexham LL11 3NA. More from: flvc.org.uk

Olwyn Lliw ~ Colour Wheel Artist and tutor Jwls Williams will be leading and supporting the monthly sessions. These sessions are ideal for beginners and creatives who wish to gain new skills and experiment with new materials and techniques. 10.30am – 12.30pm. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com


Full Moon in Capricorn 7.21pm

Gong Bath See 6th for details. 7pm, £10. Rhuddlan Community Centre, Parliament St, Rhuddlan, Rhyl LL18 5AW. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

1950s Cinema Experience 1pm, 4pm & 7pm. More info from Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3AD, 01766 832001, cellb.org 

Dowsing and Feng Shui for Beginners On Fridays starting today. Learn the traditional craft of Dowsing and Feng Shui, and how they can help you change your living space to become relaxed and centered. Learn to locate Water, Minerals, Hidden Objects and Chi Energy. Dowsing Rods, tea, coffee, biscuits and plenty of peace and relaxation will be provided. Parking and disabled access. 1.30pm, £3. Trefnant Village Hall, Denbigh. Contact: 07773 195010, sarahrobertsteaching@gmail.com

Colette (15) Film based on the life of the foremost female French novelist, Gabrielle Colette. 7 for 7.30pm, Denbigh Film Club, Theatre Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

Biodiversity: how can we get it back? Martin Bailey, Biodiversity Consultant, asks ‘What is biodiversity?’; explores its decline in the UK; and suggests how we could bring it back fom the brink. 2 – 4pm, £2. St David’s Church Hall, Llandudno, LL30 3NT. John Underwood 07783 773225, john.underwood100@gmail.com

Taith i Fiena ~ A Journey to Vienna with Welsh National Opera celebrating some of Europe’s finest music. 7.30pm, £17, £16 over 60s, u18s £5. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

The Biggest Little Farm (PG) Film. A documentary film following the successes and failures of a couple as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Gradually the property begins to thrive and is transformed. 7pm, £5, £3 child. Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth, LL42 1EF, 01341 281697, dragontheatre.co.uk

C’est La Vie (15) Film. A fizzing French comedy about a wedding that teeters on the brink of disaster. 7 for 7.30pm. French with English subtitles. New Dot Cinema, upstairs in the Town Hall, Llangollen LL20 8NU. newdotcinema.org

Motherless Brooklyn (15) Film. A private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome investigates a corrupt city official in 1950s New York. 8pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

10th FRIDAY – 12th SUNDAY 

Reshape Yoga & Fitness 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. £450 – £590. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge, Ynys Mon. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk  Also 17th & 19th.

Foundation Course in Crystal Therapy The Hope College of Crystal Healing Foundation (HCCH) course in Crystal Therapy is ACHO (Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations) accredited and covers all of the essential training and techniques needed to qualify you as a Crystal Therapist (Level 1). On successful completion you will be eligible to be included on ACHO’s Professional Practitioner Register at Foundation level. 10am – 5pm. Run by Stephanie Perring, £400. Tan-Yr-Ywen, Ffordd Gyffylog, Eglwysbach, Conwy, LL28 5SF. Contact hope-college.co.uk (5 days – includes 1st & 2nd Feb)

10th FRIDAY – 14th TUESDAY  

New Year Walking Here is an opportunity to stretch the legs and enjoy fresh mountain air. At the same time, appreciate the rich heritage of the National Park, its wildlife, history and folklore in the glimmer of lengthening New Year days. £424 – £464, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru


Voice Workshop With Marian Bryfdir See 4th

Finding The Space Within: An Introduction to Continuum Movement A somatic inquiry into how we move and how we are. Using the breath and various sound vibrations, we awaken the fluid system of the body, listening to and following the movement that emerges. Continuum takes us beyond our conditioned, habitual movement patterns, releasing tension and density, enhancing vitality, health and aliveness. Workshop open to all. 10am – 3.30pm, £20. Mynydd Llandegai Village Hall, Bangor. Lucy Parry 07786 034190, parrymariposa@yahoo.co.uk, continnummovement.com

Rocketman (15) Film. Based on the story of Elton John’s musical life. Halkyn Mountain Cinema, Halkyn Parish Hall. Tickets from The Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn.  More from mountaincinema.org.uk

A Winter Walk Ian Wright leads this popular event to spot the variety of waders and wildfowl on the Alaw Estuary, with an optional extension into the afternoon to visit other nearby sites. 10am – 3.30pm. Valley, Anglesey. NWWT Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

Open Art Gallery A selection of works by non-members of the Academy. Open 11am – 5pm. RCA Conwy, 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org

Non-Flowering Plant Group Indoor meetings are designed to train members in the use of microscopes for bryophyte identification, and in the interpretation of keys and illustrations. Bring your own microscope if you have one. 10am – 3pm, Felin Fawr Workshop, Bethesda. Contact Lucia Ruffino, North Wales Non-Flowering Plant Group, luciaruffino65gmail.com

Aardman: Model Making Workshops Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Shaun the Sheep or Bitzer character at these fun, hands-on modelling workshops. 10.30am – 3pm, £4. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

A Voyage of Discovery with Family Dance An opportunity for parents and children to explore our family dance sailing boat and the wonderful adventures that we have on our voyage, in an interactive music and dance workshop. 12.30pm – 1.30pm, free. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Make a Rustic Stool Learn how to make a simple rustic stool by cleaving a log in half, drilling the mortices and making the legs by cleaving green wood, shaping it with a draw-knife on a shave-horse and making the tenons. You will have a simple but strong stool to take home with you. £60, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Motherless Brooklyn As 10th,except at 2pm.

Avalanche Awareness & Winter Conditions See 4th

Pechakucha Night Exhibition Opening of The North Wales Project The exhibition opening combines a PechaKucha event to celebrate photographic work being made in or about North Wales. Pechakucha is  storytelling format where each presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary. 6.30 – 9.30pm, free. Exhibition runs till 22nd February. Oriel Colwyn Gallery, Abergele Rd., Colwyn Bay LL29. More: oriel.org.uk  See Exhibitions

Swop Not Shop Monthly swap shop for men and women. Bring up to 20 quality clothes and accessories and swap for others! £3 entry to cover costs. 12 – 4pm, Wrexham Enterprise Hub. Facebook: Wrexham Clothing Exchange

Gŵyl Ffon Lon 1.30pm. More info from Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3AD, 01766 832001, cellb.org

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

Gong Bath See 6th for details. 7pm, £10. Axis Therapy, 42 Glanrafon, Bangor LL57 1LH. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

World Jazz Night Huw Warren is accompanied by a fantastic trio of musicians: Maria Lamburn on bass clarinet, Steve Berry on bass and Zoot Warren on Drums. 8 – 10pm, Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Met Opera Live: Berg’s Wozzeck Live film screening. South African artist William Kentridge focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Sung in German with English surtitles. 5.55pm. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress 8 week Course Introduction Day for course. 10am – 12pm, £3, Quaker Meeting House, Wrexham. Details from Alan 07816 988124, newmindfulness.net  


take pART 300+ workshops, drop-ins, talks, performances; 10,000 participants; loads of fun. Aimed at the 0 to 18-years-old age group, but previous weekends have seen parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents getting involved in workshops and craft sessions that take place throughout Venue Cymru. Circus, music, children’s activities, geoscience, glam make-up, graffitti workshop, opera tasters, arts and literature weekend. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Printing & Writing Workshops With Douglas Beavers exploring the two basic lettering styles that are formal and informal, roman and italic. You will learn to write letters with a pen… upright ‘Roman’ letters on the first day of the workshop and slanted ‘Italic’ letters on the second day. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £65 per day, light lunch included. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Aiden Architecture Have you ever wanted to be a designer, planning out the buildings, towns and cities we live in? You will need to think about the environment, how to take advantage of the landscape and to make sure you blend activities together that make urban places vital and exciting: houses, schools, parks, shops etc.,10am – 4pm, free. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Join musician Andy Pidcock and members of BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a series of music workshops. 10am /11th & 4pm/12th. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Beat-Boxing Workshop Mr Phormula is a pioneering beat-boxer and live looping artist. With a career as diverse as the Welsh landscape within which he is rooted Mr Phormula’s performances and vocal compositions have gained him recognition as a leading beatboxer, rapper and producer. Free. 10am – 4pm. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk 


The Bangor Forest Garden 2nd Sun/month. An opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends whilst contributing to maintaining and developing the Garden! Session starts at 11.30am – 4pm. Wear some outdoor suitable clothing and bring some lunch; tea and coffee provided. If you need a lift ask us about car sharing. More details from bangorforestgarden@gmail.com, thebfg.org.uk Or have a look on Facebook bangorforestgarden

Reset, Recentre and Rest Yoga Workshop Take time out and give yourself – or a loved one – the gift of wellbeing after this New Year. The morning session will be an active yoga practice designed to help you feel your strength and get centred, before an afternoon of intention setting, meditations and journaling exercises, followed by a restful Restorative yoga session. 10am – 4pm, £39, suitable for all, including complete beginners. St Mary’s Church Hall, Longford Road, Holyhead LL65 1UT. Bookings: Claire Mace 07970 409 724, claire@inspiratrix.co.uk 

Holyhead Quakers 2nd & 4th Sun/month, 10.30am – 11.30 at the Ucheldre Centre in Mill Bank, Holyhead, LL65 1TE. Visit: northwalesquakers.org

Navigation & Map Skills Course Introducing you to the skills needed to understand a map and aid your navigation. Plus discussion on electronic devices that may help you navigate. 8.30am – 5.30pm. Meet Moel Siabod Café, Capel Curig LL24 0EL. Contact 07772 783990, mountainescapes.co.uk

Porthmadog Quakers 2nd & 4th Sun/month.You don’t have to believe anything, nor say anything nor do anything – just sit quietly for an hour (or less if you wish) and meditate on what is most important to you. You may find the silence helps you to relax from the stress of a busy life or it may raise questions for you to ponder. 10.30am, Community Centre, by the Harbour, LL49 9LU. Contact 01766 530657 or 01766 770034.

Singin’ in the Rain & The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (U) Classic double bill. Starts 1pm, £10 for both films, £5 for one film. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com


Be The Change, Lead The Change – Community Resilience Consultation In light of the recent election, we would like to gather our local community together to discuss the important issues we face locally. Discuss how we can all join together and support one another in creating community resilience and sustainable, co-produced projects and support networks which we would like to use to empower, inspire and bring together the people of Flintshire in order to tackle subjects such as mental health support, disability support and inclusion, protecting the natural environment, health and wellbeing, homelessness, loneliness & isolation, youth issues, alternative education, volunteering, addiction and recovery awareness and support – and any other social issues people would like to bring to the table. All welcome, please bring your positivity, ideas, respect for others and supportiveness. 6.30 – 8.30pm, free. Held at Mold Rugby Club, Chester Rd., Mold CH7 1UF. Register: eventbrite.co.uk

Warren Miller – Timeless Film. Celebrate 70 years of ski-cinematography and travel with top athletes across the globe to renowned mountain locations. 12+ years, 8.30pm, £12, u16s £10. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Seriously Books 2nd Mon/month. Want somewhere to discuss literary classics: past, present and future? Our discussions that range from the light-hearted to the challenging. Books selected by vote, classic or contemporary fiction. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. Contact Louisa Yates louisa.yates@gladlib.org

Gong Bath See 6th for details. 7.30pm, £13. Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre, Mona Rd, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. (opp Waitrose). Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

13th MONDAY – 17th FRIDAY

Foundations of Mindfulness These teachings will be offered as a framework to support first-person exploration of experience in formal and informal mindfulness practice – the core curriculum will be the immediacy of personal experience. Whilst having their roots in Buddhist psychology, the themes, teaching, practice guidance and explorations will be presented in terms of their application to secular mindfulness programmes such as MBSR and MBCT. £660 – £760. Shared rooms only. Trigonos, Nantlle. 01286 882388, trigonos.org


Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait Film Screening. For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. 5.30 & 8pm. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also 2pm, £10, Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com Also 5.15pm, £12, £9, £8 child/student. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

NW Astronomy Society Observing (if clear) Night Skies. 7.30 – 9pm, Llanelian Community Centre, Conwy. info@northwalesastro.co.uk  ~ northwalesastro.co.uk

An Evening with Iolo Williams Iolo will be talking about the nature and wildlife of Wales. 7.30pm, £17.26. Village Hotel, St David’s Park, Ewloe, Chester CH5 3YB. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

Flintshire Bellydance & Polynesian Dance Class 5 week course starts today. ~ Come join us for a fun and unique way to keep fit, make friends and enjoy dance. Immerse yourself in music and moves rich in culture and heritage and explore your sensual, feminine self in the empowering and supportive company of other women. 6.30 – 8.30pm. Parkfields Community Centre, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1TB. Rachel: iscia_espirit@hotmail.co.uk  

Dementia Aware Today: 12pm – 1pm in DVSC, Well St., Ruthin LL15 1AF. See 30th.

How to be Happy: Women’s Wellbeing Workshop In this talk/workshop, Life Coach Lindsay Rocke helps us gain more of an understanding around our unhelpful fears and worries, and shares useful practices to move away from worry, towards inner contentment, confidence and happiness. 7pm, £10. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Inner Compass Work with One Wild Life At 7.30 – 9.30pm, Coed Mawr Community Centre, Bangor. See 19th for details.

Willow Clearance The willow population on the reserve has flourished and spread far beyond what would be considered a healthy coverage for this type of habitat in Morfa Bychan. Come and help us control the spread of willow so that future generations can continue to enjoy this interesting dune habitat and all it has to offer. 10am, Morfa Bychan, nr Porthmadog. Bookings: Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Mike Farris A rare solo show from Tennessee’s Farris; mixing gospel, rock, soul and blues. 8pm, £12. The Vic, Menai Bridge 01248 712309, vicmenai.com


Thrift & Thread 3rd Weds/month. Bring your clothes for mending and alterations, sewing kit, items from your repair pile; letting your clothes read the story of you and letting go of perfect as beautiful. 12 – 4pm. Black Cat Café, Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon. Facebook: of event name

Local Business Event A drop-in event organised by Barmouth Town Council in conjunction with many other local organisations providing business support, funding opportunities and more. Call in between 1- 6pm, tea/coffee available. Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth, LL42 1EF 01341 281697, dragontheatre.co.uk

Sapling Survival Survey For the past 3 winters our volunteers have been out planting trees across the foothills of Dyffryn Mymbyr with the local National Trust team in an effort to improve native broadleaved tree coverage through the valley. Come and join us for the day as we survey these saplings, gather survival rate data and give a bit of tlc to those trees in need. 10am. Bookings: Mary, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, mary@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Chester Humanists 3rd Weds/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 – 9.30pm, Industry, 1 Overleigh Rd., Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HL. Secretary: chester@humanist groups.org.uk

Meeting Gorbachev (PG) Film documentary in which filmmaker Werner Herzog interviews the former president of the Soviet Union about his life and achievements. 8pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

Member’s Night NWWT An informal evening including some short presentations from members and a wildlife quiz. Please contact us if you’d like to talk about your wildlife finds or nature passions! 7.30 – 9pm, £2. Gresford Memorial Hall, High Street, Gresford, LL12 8PS. Dan Rose 07977 962251, nwwtwrexham@gmail.com

Gong Bath See 6th for details.. 8pm, £13. Source Yoga Studio, 294 Conway Rd, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Introduction to Food as Medicine This popular talk is a great way for anyone who is new to this concept or just wants to explore the possibility that food can help heal the body.  Please book though as we have limited spaces. 6.30 – 8pm, donations as you can. The Brockley Bean Health & Wellbeing Café. Ty Pawb, Market St., Wrexham LL13 8BB. Facebook: of event name


Life Drawing New class starting for 10 weeks. Whether you are a beginner or a practicing artist, be inspired by different approaches to observation, mark-making, composition and the human body. 7 – 9pm. RCA Conwy, 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org


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

Exploring the Impact of Mental Health in the Workplace A meet-up looking at innovative approaches to positive wellbeing, best practice tools, wellbeing at work. 8am breakfast – 10am, free. Coleg Cambria,  Northop Business School, Holywell Rd., Northop CH7 6AA. Register: eventbrite.co.uk

Self-Care for the Self-Employed Join us for some quick and practical ideas on lifting your mood, handling stress and keeping yourself well. This free seminar will look at tools and strategies for managing your own stress, using proven techniques and approaches that will have a positive impact on you, your work and your business. 8.30 – 11am, free. M-SParc, Gaerwen, Anglesey LL60 6AR. Register: eventbrite.co.uk

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

ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty (12A) Live screening. Music by Tchaikovsky, 7.15pm, £16, £13 over 60s, £10 students and u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Also 7pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also Scala Cinema High St., Prestatyn. 01745 850197.

Full Moon Meditation – Online We will have  brief chat while everyone logs-in and then settle into guided meditation. 7.30 – 8pm, free. Led by Inspire & Rewire, Chester. Info: info@inspireandrewire.com or Facebook event – Live Full Moon Meditation


The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club The legendary maestro of funk, actor, host and broadcaster brings his funk and soul train to Chester. 9pm – 2am, £22.15. The Live Rooms, Chester CH1 3DR. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

NWWT: Galapagos! Gillian Coates shares some of her recollections from a recent visit to these biodiverse islands. 7.30 – 9pm, £2. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Benllech, LL74 8TF. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

Darbar Film – action thriller from India. The superstar Rajinikanth plays the role of a cop who must solve the case of a group of murders. 7.30pm, £6, £5 concs., Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

The Trials of Cato Live music. The group formed whilst living in Beirut, and spent a year boiling down the roots of their sound into a hybrid of traditional influences. 8pm, £14, £13 concs. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

RSPB Talk: Celtic Islands Illustrated talk by Geoff and Kate Gibbs on the Celtic Islands of Scotland. 7.30pm, £2.50. Held at St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay 01492 592247, 


The Two Popes (12A) Film. An intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. 12.30pm/17th & 6pm/18th. Also 21st & 23rd. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

17th FRIDAY – 19th SUNDAY

Reshape Yoga & Fitness See 10th & 12th


Little Women (U) Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, as they come of age in the aftermath of the American Civil War. Various times, £6.25, £5.25 concs. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Le Mans 66 (12A) Film. Drama, based on a true story, which concerns a car designer and driver building a revolutionary race car for Ford. Various times, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com


Jojo Rabbit (12A) Film. A wry black comedic film about a young boy in Hitler’s Youth who tackles racism and nationalism; a WW2 satire. Various times and prices. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

17th FRIDAY – 24th FRIDAY

Secular Mindfulness & Compassion Retreat Held at Nantlle LL54 6BW, 01286 882388, trigonos.org More info from: integratedmindfulness.com


Aquarius Ingress ~ Libra Centre A place to meet like-minded people; meditation, rest and retreat. Do your Spiritual beliefs leave you feeling isolated and alone? Are you seeking the love and companionship of others with similar yearnings but finding only ridicule and dismissal? The Libra Centre seeks to end that by providing a safe place to meet and talk openly with no fear of being looked on as strange but welcomed and encouraged to share your thoughts and beliefs. As we learn from each other, free from dogma, our hearts and minds can sour to the beautiful heights of spiritual fulfilment. So join us and give and receive nourishment for the soul. 6pm till late. Libra Centre, Penmaenmawr, www.libracentre.com/about

Botanical Art Class 3rd Sat/month. Led by Doreen Hamilton. Come along for some expert guidance from our artist in residence. 10.30am – 3.30pm, £15, £10 students. All materials and refreshments provided. Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor. Contact Doreen 07508 728418.

Advanced Surya Namaskra Join me on this exploration of the wonderful power and strength of this beautiful long version of the Sun Sequence. Help banish those post-festive and January blues. 2 – 5pm, £25. Canolfan Y Fron, Upper Llandwrog, LL54 7BB. Bookings: trudruyoga.co.uk

Avalanche Awareness & Winter Conditions See 4th

Gong Bath See 6th for details.. 7pm, £10. Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai, LL57 4LQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Voice Workshop With Marian Bryfdir See 4th

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 

Traditional Scrimshaw Learn all about Scrimshaw, the traditional craft involving scrollwork, engravings, and carvings done in bone, ivory, or modern nut alternative. Please bring along any images you wish to use as inspiration. Led by Carwyn Jones, 10am – 4pm, £58. Siop Iard, 7b Palace St., Caernarfon LL55 1RR, 01286 672472, siopiard.com

Make a Shave Horse 1 You will be provided with all the materials you need and you will make your own “modern” pattern shave-horse to take home, based on the design of Mike Abbott. £80, £40 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Footpath Building ~ Llan Festiniog Join us at the beginning of the year as we will be continuing with this section of the trail in this rugged part of Snowdonia. 10am, bookings essential. Bookings: Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Charity Entertainment Night Opening with mediumship from Islwyn Owen and Eifion. Featuring music from Caine’s acoustic project, Sera, Matthew Joseph, Beth Frazer and more. 7.30pm. All profits will be donated to Alaw Ward & Awyr Las. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

The Bulkley Hotel Craft & Artisan Fair Monthly fair accommodating 20 stallholders. 10am – 4pm, free admission. Beaumaris, Anglesey LL58 8AW, 01248 810415.


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

Mojo Mentoring Day Designed to strengthen relationships, raise self-esteem and provide quality family time. We will discover what makes us tick, our true likes and dislikes, and why we behave the way we do, along with some great coping strategies and tricks for when things get too much. We will be in a woodland with absolutely no technology. 12 places in total – 6 adults and 6 young people. 10am – 4pm, £68.32. Outside Lives Ltd, Aberduna Hall, Maeshafn Rd, Mold CH7 5LE. Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk

Sunday Morning Gong Gong baths are believed to have numerous healing properties, including reduced anxiety and stress, better mental clarity, improved energy and more restful sleep. Participants also report alleviation of physical pain and inspiration of creativity. 9 – 10.15am, £12. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN. Bookings: Steph Healy puresound.org

Navigation Course The course starts with a introduction to the day going through the features of the map and a simple route plan. This is  followed by a walk through fields, hills and easy terrain where we are using a map and compass and trying out the skills we learn on the day. £30, £20 over 60s and under 18s. Snowdonia. Contact: Mountain Escapes 07772 783990, info@mountainescapes.co.uk 

Bangor Quakers Meet 3rd Sun/month, 10.20am – 11.30am. Meeting House, Dean St., Bangor LL57 1UR. Contact: enquries@bangorquakers.org.uk ~ northwalesquakers.org

Red Tent Gwynedd A gathering for women interested in ritual, sacred sharing and some social time. From 1.30pm for tea and arrival, sharing circle at 2pm, finish at 5pm for food, home 6pm. Held in Beaumaris. Join the group on Facebook for full details and venue directions. Facebook: Red Tent Gwynedd 

Inner Compass Work with One Wild Life Feeling lost? Indecision? At a perfect time of year to really get clear on what we want to bring into our lives moving forward, this 1.5 hour workshop will guide you through a process to help you to tune into and define your own inner compass. Learn why you might be getting results in life that you don’t want, what is really motivating you and a simple tool to change your own inner compass so that you naturally move towards opportunities that are more in line with what fulfills you. 3 – 5pm, £8 – £12 sliding scale. Please bring notebook, pen, your curiosity and adventurous spirit. Source Yoga, Nutrition & Health, 294 Conwy Rd., Mochdre Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Led by Lauren Wood; 07926 530129, Facebook: Feeling lost? Indecision? Inner Compass Work with One Wild Life

Beginners Running Programme We are running a Couch to 5km programme suitable for complete beginners or those who have not run in a long time. Starting at 9.30am, the sessions will take place before the castle is open to the general public to ensure a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. On the final week of the programme the group will complete the Penrhyn parkrun together on a Saturday morning. 9.30 – 10.30am. Penrhyn Castle, Bangor. Bookings/Register 01248 353084, runleaderteam@nationaltrust.org.uk


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

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

Lunch on The Fly This is a fun session in which you can have a go at vertical dance. Starting with an easy warm up, you will then try to stand on and jump off a vertical floor using waist harnesses. You will be guided through some simple positions, and then you will fly! Wear comfortable clothing with snug layers around waist and top of legs. Age: 16+. 12pm, £6 per session, £20 for 4 sessions. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Shextreme Film Festival: UK Tour There is no shortage of amazing women in adventure. However, there IS a shortage of filmmakers sharing their empowering stories on screen, and Shextreme addresses this through its action-packed programmes of active, adventurous women, both on screen and behind the camera. For the Shextreme UK film tour, we have assembled a selection of inspirational stories from our latest festival, encompassing mountaineering, biking, surfing, skiing, slacklining and more. 7pm, £5. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com


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

Chwarae Teg HIVE Community for Modern Working Leah Sian Davies from Fresh Air Fridays will be sharing some simple and effective ways to improve our wellbeing inside and outside of the workplace. The skills you will practice in the session are designed to support our physical, mental and emotional health, and have been proven to not only improve the wellbeing of individuals, but create better working relationships within teams and organisations. 10.30am – 12.30pm, free. Llandudno Junction. Funded by the Welsh Government. More info from Emma Tamplin, Collaboration Partner, emma.tamplin@chwaraeteg.com

Tree Planting ~ Maentwrog Grab a spade, reduce your carbon footprint and making a lasting impression on the landscape for many years to come as you join us on this Tree Planting day! As well as planting trees there will also be an opportunity to take part in a range of other activities such as woodworking. 10am. Bookings: Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Celebrate the Celtic Festivals and Earth’s Cycles through Circle Dance! We dance on the 1st and 3rd Tues/month, 10.30am – 12noon, to a wide variety of World music. No partner required, and new members welcome. Held at The Old School Hub, Llanrwst, Dyffryn Conwy, Maia 01492 642123.

The Two Popes See 17th & 18th

Cottage Garden Society Monthly meet-up. Today’s talk: Sue Griffiths “Extreme Cottage Gardens”. 7.15 for 7.30pm. Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh LL16 3TS. Contact Trish Morris 01745 550121, thecottagegardensociey.org.uk

Phoenix (15) Film with Chester Film Society. Astrid, a once celebrated artist, now only gets out of bed to hit the bottle in this social drama, with fantasy elements and grandiose lifestyles. Norwegian, with subtitles. 7pm, £5, St Mary’s Creative Space, St Mary’s Hill, Chester. 01244 371750, info@chesterfilmfans.co.uk ~ chesterfilmfans.co.uk

Llaeth Mam Bangor 1st & 3rd Tues/month. Are you breastfeeding or an expectant mum with an interest in breastfeeding when baby arrives? Free meet-up, with refreshments. Just come along! 10.30am – 12pm. Bangor Library 01248 353469.

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


The Female Social Entrepreneurs Retreat For women passionate about creating social and environmental change through entrepreneurship. Connecting, Learning, Social Impact Planning, Rejuvenation. £600 all inclusive. Held in Pwllheli. More info: Kat – shareimpact.org


Shooting The Mafia (15) Part of Storyhouse Women Documentaries. Weaving together Letizia Battaglia’s striking black-and-white photographs, rare archival footage, classic Italian films, and the now 84-year-old’s own memories, to paint a portrait of a remarkable woman whose bravery and defiance helped expose the Mafia’s brutal crimes. 6.15pm, £9.50, £7 U26. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Chester Humanists 3rd Weds/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. We meet at the Industry co-working space in Handbrige on Overleigh Road (opposite the Handbridge Pub) from 7pm. chester.humanist.org.uk

The Beached Project After big storms, all sorts of marine life is washed up on the North Wales coast. Dawn Thomas, NWWT’s Living Seas Project Officer, will tell us more and about how we can all be involved in this ongoing project. 7.30 – 9.30pm, University Management Centre, Bangor University, College Road, Bangor LL57 2DG. Sue Carter 07979 732013, sue.gorad@gmail.com

Rose McLachlan (Piano) Music by Liszt, Schubert, Beethoven, Prokofiev. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Rhyl Music Club, Rhyl Town Hall, LL18 1BA. Secretary 01745 561006, rhylmusic.com


Singing For The Soul 4th Thurs/month. Calling all those who find a soul connection through singing, in particular chants from a range of different spiritual traditions. Led by Felicity Jones, a very experienced singer, we meet once a month at Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor near Mold from 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. If you are interested to come along please email helen@soul-life.co.uk

The Colwyn Bay Lodge of the Theosophical Society Meeting; new enquirers always welcome, 2pm, free refreshments. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-Sea. LL28 4SE. Julie 01248 431237 theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

Footpath Building ~ Slate Trail, Llan Ffestiniog Join us at the beginning of the year as we will be continuing with this section of the trail in this rugged part of Snowdonia. 10am. Bookings: Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Open Doors 4th Thurs/month. A non-religious spiritual group, where a medium is invited once a month to share messages from loved ones in spirit. 7 – 10pm, £4. Above Archies, in Lola’s Bar, 151 High St., Prestatyn LL19 9AS. Bookings: 07917 357746; Facebook: Open Doors, Prestatyn

Iris (15) Film. As part of Iris Festival’s annual week of events in North Wales we are delighted to host a Best of Iris 2019 showcase. Three award winning short films from Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival 2019 will be shown – Black Hat, My Brother is a Mermaid and Greta – followed by Q+A with Alfie Dale – creator of My Brother is a Mermaid. 7 – 8.30pm, £5, £3. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk More: irisprize.org 

Occasional Cinema 6.30pm, Blue Sky Café, Bangor. Contact 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

The Two Popes See 17th & 18th

Behold, America: A History of ‘America First’ An evening with Sarah Churchwell. Join us for a fascinating insight into the history of ‘America First’, a favourite slogan of Donald Trump and his supporters. Although popular wisdom attributes the phrase to Charles Lindbergh and the isolationist ‘America First Committee’ of 1940-41, in fact the expression has a longer, darker history than that, a story of nativism and the Ku Klux Klan, of protectionism, ‘100% Americanism,’ and isolationism, and of a homegrown fascism that America continues to pretend ‘can’t happen here.’ Sarah Churchill is Professor in American Literature and Chair of Public Understanding in Humanities, Uni of London. Age 14+. 7.30pm, £12, £10 concs. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk


New Moon in Aquarius 9.42pm

Catrin Finch and Cimarrón The harp is deeply embedded in Latin American folk music, featuring centre stage in the Colombian seven-piece Cimarrón, who reunite with Welsh harp adventuress Catrin Finch. 7.30pm, £18, £15. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com 

Caffi Stori Llangollen Storytelling Café (later this 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, suemoore@me.com

The Moon Dance A monthly new moon dance ceremony for the wild feminine soul within. An inclusive, safe and sacred space for dance where  transformation is created, for all identifying as feminine to connect, dance and embody all we are. Each month we dive deep into embodiment with a heart felt cacao ceremony, some of the best dance facilitators in the country and ending with a 432hz crystal singing bowl sound bath. From Chakra Dance to Kundalini Dance, from Free Flow to 5 Rhythms, themed around the energies presenting each month – inner space alchemy is the result! 7 – 10.30pm, £15 early bird – £20 full price ticket. St Mary’s Church, Northop, CH7 6JF. Bookings: 07795 668590, thesoundtempleuk@gmail.com ~ themoondance.co.uk

The House of Vesta Named after the Roman Goddess of hospitality, friendship and comfort – is a safe space for you to care for your needs. We sit in circle and share our stories, we talk, share, laugh, cry and bare witness, using the energy of the new moon to let go and begin again, setting intentions and promises for the month ahead. Max of 12 women, £8, Room 12, 96 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT. Bookings: thegoddesscolective.co.uk

Pottery & Psychic Reading We will be joined by Julia & Gill from @Three Dimensions Psychic and Spiritual Consultants, who will do personal readings throughout the evening. £30 per person includes the reading and a £14.50 pottery item. You can choose to upgrade your pottery piece on the night. 7 – 10pm. Tan y Ddraig, 27 Castle St., Conwy LL32 8AY, 01492 583566. Facebook: of event name

Exiting An event held with Business Four North Wales on the topic of ‘exiting’ whether looking at Wills and Power of Attorney, in personal or within the commercial environment. There will be presentations and then a Q & A session. 9.30am – 12.30pm, free. Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay LL29 7SP. Register: eventbrite.co.uk

NW Burlesque and Cabaret Festival The final of the Seren yn Codi (Rising Star) competition, featuring six of the hottest stars from the world of cabaret and burlesque, competing to achieve bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7RU. 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

24th FRIDAY – 27th MONDAY

Yoga Teacher Training Module 1 with Claire Mace. Learn basic principles to share yoga safely and inclusively with groups or individuals, and increase your understanding of yoga’s effects on mind, body and spirit. Deepen your yoga practice and learn to guide others through yoga in a safe and inclusive way. This module also features Yoga Anatomy sessions with Pip Waller. 200 hours qualification from Yoga Alliance Professionals, made up of 6 face-to-face modules spaced out throughout 2020 and held at various locations in Holyhead and Llanfachraeth on Anglesey. More information: Claire 07970 409724, inspiratrix.co.uk  


Bombshell (15) Film. Based on a real scandal, the film is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and how the women brought down the infamous man who created it and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network. Various times & costs. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Little Women (U) Film. The story of the March sisters – four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms. Set in post-American Civil War years. Various times, costs. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

24th FRIDAY – 31st FRIDAY

Embodying Love Metta is seen as a great potential source of happiness in the Buddhist tradition – an openness to and love of life in all its forms. On this retreat, we will explore opening to metta as an innate quality of our body, heart and being – literally embodying love. We will look at effective ways of deepening into the body and heart – through traditional Triratna meditation practices, simple mindful movement and inquiry based exercises. £70 deposit; £315, £287 concs., Vajraloka Buddhist Centre, Corwen LL21 0EN. 01490 460406, vajraloka.org 


Chinese New Year ~ Year of The Rat 

Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Rat. Join us for activities inside Storyhouse and outside in Chester. Fire crackers outside at 12pm. Followed by Dragon Dance, Waking the Lion, Tai Chi, and Umberella/Blossom Dance. From 12pm. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Voice Workshop With Marian Bryfdir See 4th

Harmony Singing Workshop A morning singing some lovely uplifting acapella songs from around the world in 3 and 4-part harmony. All songs taught by ear so you don’t need to be able to read music and you will not be asked to sing on your own. Open to anyone who enjoys singing, regardless of experience. 10am – 1pm, £15. Memorial Hall, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0BB. Contact: marianowen1@btinternet.com ~ singdancelove.co.uk

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

Baby Bazaar Preloved baby & children’s sale. 10am – 12pm, £1, children free. Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Rd., Llangollen LL20 8SW. Contact 01978 860111, enquiries@llangollenpavilion.co.uk

Avalanche Awareness & Winter Conditions See 4th

Author EXPO 2020 Join our fast growing list of attending authors at the newest event of its kind in North Wales. Early Bird tickets for exhibitors now on sale at just £12.50 – book your place today! Events include over 20 authors, workshops, breakout / relaxation sessions, a children’s zone with storytelling and activities. 9am – 6pm. Costs from £3.28. Wrexham Enterprise Hub, Town Sq., 11 – 13 Rhosddu Rd., Wrexham LL11 1AT. More from: authorexpo.co.uk or eventbrite.co.uk

Anj Smith: Artist in Conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director. 4pm, £5, £4 concs., Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 879201, mostyn.org See Exhibitions

Dru Yoga and Meditation Ease into the New Year with helpful stretches, movement and relaxation for the body. 2 – 5pm, £20 adv, £25 door. Beaumaris, Anglesey. 01248 602900, alison@druworldwide.com

Root and Flow: A Day of Yoga and Dance Pantymwyn Village Hall, nr Mold. More Info/Bookings: rachel@rachelsbellydance.wales

Non-Flowering Plant Group Indoor meetings are designed to train members in the use of microscopes for bryophyte identification, and in the interpretation of keys and illustrations in bryophyte ID books. Bring your own microscope if you can. 10am – 3pm, Felin Fawr Workshop, Bethesda. Contact Lucia Ruffino, North Wales Non-Flowering Plant Group, luciaruffino65gmail.com

Women Working in Healthcare The launch event of Women Working in Healthcare, 9.30am – 12.30pm.  at The Devere St David’s Hotel, Ewloe. For more details please email info@coandassociates.co.uk or visit networkshe.co.uk

Making & Using Raised Beds More from: Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Vegan Supper at Tide / Llanw A seasonal plant- based dinner served at the Halen Môn Saltcote on the edge of the Menai Strait. 7 – 10pm, £26.64. Halen Mon, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey LL61 6TQ. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

Introduction to Weaving Willow and Rush With Mandy Coates. 10.30am – 4pm, £25. Pritchard Jones Institute, Function Room, Niwbwrch, Ynys Mon LL61 6SY. More info from: mandycoates.co.uk or bookings with eventbrite.co.uk

Rowen Cinema Last Sat/month. Rowen Memorial Hall, Conwy. Contact: beccacrane@phonecoop.coop for info & suggestions. Visit: rowenconwy.org.uk

The Language of Homelessness There is a misconception in our current culture today that all homeless people are alcoholics or drug users, with no understanding of the real reasons for them being in that situation. This event will explore the language surrounding homelessness. Plus an exhibition of photographic images by Ceridwen Hughes of Same but Different. 1.30pm, free but please book. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Kimono Dressing Demonstration Meet Keiko – a master in the art of dressing the Kimono. Watch this unique art whilst learning some Japanese words and phrases at the same time. 2.30pm, free. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Cyngerdd Santes Dwynwen Featuring: Rhys Meirion (singer), Llŷr Williams (pianist) & Lleuwen. Join Galeri’s resident pianist and singer and their special guest singer Lleuwen, in an evening of music filled with love on Santes Dwynwen’s day. 7.30pm, £22, £20, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com


The Big Garden Watch Weekend Make tasty puddings for birds, enjoy hands-on crafts and identify our feathered friends and what they like to eat on our ‘Big Garden Bird Watch’ trail! There will be special offers in the shop too, with helpful advice and information from our knowledgeable staff about what to feed your birds at home. 1 – 3pm, free. RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve LL31 9XZ, 01492 581025, conwy@rspb.org.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, LL57 4NP. 01248 601388, vivreiki@hotmail.com, angleseyhealingcentre.co.uk

Make a Pole Lathe The pole-lathe is the traditional piece of equipment for turning green wood. It is very safe to use, makes no dust and no noise. You will be provided with all the materials you need and will make your own pole-lathe to take home. There should be time to start to learn how to use it. The traditional pole-lathe uses the springiness of a pole about 12 feet long. On this course you will make a more compact version which uses elastic cords so that you will be able to disassemble it and take it home. You can still use a pole to power it. You will need a fairly large car or a roof-rack to take your pole-lathe home. £170, £85 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

2040 (PG) Film. A journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. 10.30am, £4. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com


Mindfulness Teacher Training Retreat (Level 2) This is an opportunity to deepen and develop the skills and knowledge involved in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. Our time will be spent together in silence as we practise, as well as in small and large groups as we learn interactively, through our individual and collective experience. £1533 – £1470. Trigonos, Nantlle. 01286 882388, trigonos.org


St Dwynwen’s Day Celebrating the Welsh saint of lovers.

Stop Worrying, Start Living A talk and meditation with Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Leksang. It is very common to experience anxiety and worry in the midst of our busy, modern lives. Meditation is an effective way to deal with anxiety. We can learn how to control our own mind, instead of allowing our mind to control us. This talk will explain how we can all create inner calm and mental freedom. 11am – 12.30pm. Held at The Eating Gorilla, 21. High St., Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6BN. Bookings: Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Centre 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Unwinding Shoulder Tension ~ Feldenkrais Method Improving movement of the shoulders releases the neck and helps to relieve strain in the arms and hands. Suitable for beginners and more experienced. Please wear loose, warm clothes & bring a blanket to lie on. 10am – 1pm, £30, with Veronica Rock. Held at Verve Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Bookings: 07990 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

Yoga Workshop 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! £30 includes light refreshments. Portmeirion, nr Porthmadog. Bookings with Tracey: 07809 485323, traceyyogamassage.co.uk

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle The story touches upon great and universal romantic themes. 3pm, £13, £10 concs., Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Walking With the Goddess The whole ethos will be focused on balance, practical action, positive attitude and love. These activities will take the form of gatherings, one day each month. Practical tasks to complete; transforming negativity, learning about divine archetypes. You can attend in person £50 per day workshop or digitally for £5 per session. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. Gillian Monks: gillian@gillianmonks.com

Plant Alchemy and Theosophy With Dafydd Monks, qualified herbalist who will talk about the transforming powers of plants and their connection to our evolution. 7.30pm, Bangor Theosophical Society, at Hirael Hall, Ambrose St, Bangor LL57 1BL. For more information email toddyalc@gmail.com  


Memory Café Last Mon/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 activities such as bingo. Refreshments are provided. The event is always free to attend, with donations welcomed, legal experts available each month for help with queries. 2 – 4pm. Kinmel Bay Community Library, Kendal Road, Kinmel Bay, Denbighshire LL18 5BT. The meeting is free, but we do ask you to book a place to ensure everyone is catered for. Call the Home Instead Senior Care office on 01745 772150.

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories (PG) Film. The story of Anne Frank’s life told through the pages of her diary, making the tragedy of the Holocaust known to readers all over the world. 7pm, £12, £11 concs. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Mindfulness Follow Up Session Monthly Mindfulness sessions for people who have completed an 8 week course. 6.30 – 8.30pm. Wheldon Building, Deiniol Rd., Bangor LL57 2UW. More info: gwyneddmindfulness.co.uk

27th MONDAY – 31st FRIDAY

Level 2 Certificate in Crystal Therapy For those who have completed level 1. 10 tutor-led training days spread out over the year. We aim to support all of our students and encourage them to explore and experiment with a large variety of crystals in order to truly discover and appreciate the healing potential of the mineral kingdom. Ewloe, Flintshire CH5 3AU. Dates and bookings: hope-college.co.uk

Frankenstein Theatre production. 18 year-old Mary Shelley dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come. Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now. 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £10+;  Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com


Burlesque Dance Sessions All women welcome, no experience required. 6 – 7pm, £6 per session. Academi, Deiniol Rd., Bangor LL57 2UW. Contact Helen 07751 017157, helenmcgreary7@hotmail.com (Also 4th & 11th Feb)

Blasu Crefft: Gweithdy Torri Leino / Linocut Workshop A taster in linocutting suitable for beginners led by Callie Jones. During the session, you will carve a block using linocutting tools and learn how to ink up your block with a roller. You will produce prints using a spoon to burnish your image onto the paper. 6.30pm, £25 for the session or £110 for the term of “Blasu Crefft” sessions. All materials/tools will be provided. Age guide: 16; delivered in English. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Let’s Talk Compost! Using an example to illustrate how peat-free growing is perfectly feasible across a wide range of growing applications. There will be samples of products so the audience can see and feel the products and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussions. 6.30 – 8pm, free but booking essential. Thoday Building Room G23, Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor LL57 2RQ. Bookings: treborth@bangor.ac.uk

Woodland Volunteering: Tŷ Hyll Monthly gathering. This months session will be an opportunity to survey the site after Christmas carrying out a variety of tasks including footpath maintenance and replacing of old bird boxes. 10am. Tŷ Hyll / The Ugly House, Capel Curig. Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-ociety.org.uk


Emerging TechFest The event will showcase how emerging and enabling technologies can assist your business. It will bring together some of the most innovative companies in Welsh technology with key sectors in North Wales such as tourism, energy and manufacturing, along with professional and business support. The event will feature expert speakers, panel discussions, demonstrations and a vibrant and engaging marketplace. 8.15am – 5pm, free. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB, 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

ROH Opera Live: La Bohéme Film screening. Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris  – a mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 7.45pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Decorate an Object Workshop for Adults with Siân Hutchinson. You will be provided with an object to experiment on, giving a pre-loved object a new identity to take home (if you would like to bring your own object, please let us know). Paint and fabric will be used to explore a simple yet successful decorative print effect. No drawing skills necessary, just a willingness to experiment and explore a new process. 11am – 4pm, £60, booking essential. RCA Conwy,  01492 593413, education@rcaconwy.org

Slate Trail Survey Tasks on the day will include surveying and maintenance of the footpath, gates, stiles and waymarkers along the trail. 10am. Bookings: Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Wellness & Weight Loss Workshop Have you been there, done it, received the badge and piled the weight back on? We will focus on plant-based health and weight loss. Come and find out how to make it work for you. £65. Gladstones Library, Hawarden, nr Chester Bookings: jobrownfoodforlife.com 

Singin’ In The Rain (U) Dementia friendly screening of classic musical. The house lights will remain on low level with the volume turned down slightly throughout the duration of the film, and audience members are free to move as they wish or sing-a-long. 11am, £5. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Of Mice and Men Theatre performance. The story of intelligent George Milton and strong but childlike Lennie Small. The two drifters find work on a small ranch in California to buck barley, but Lennie soon puts their friendship in danger. 7.30pm, £8, £6 concs. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Cabaret (15) Film. Dementia friendly screening; lights are low and people are free to walk around, or join in the singing. A cabaret dancer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. The film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical. 12.30pm, £4. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

29th WEDNESDAY – 4th March

Change, Connect & Be Happy A 6 week course; introduction to Buddhism and Meditation; all levels of experience welcome. Wednesdays, 6.45 – 8.45pm, £6, or pay what you can per session. Held at Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester. Email triratna.chester@gmail.com ~ triratna-at-chester.org


Reducing Anxiety & Worry A public talk and meditation with Kadam Bridget Heyes. It is very common to experience anxiety and worry in the midst of our busy, modern lives. Meditation is an effective way to deal with anxiety. We can learn how to control our own mind, instead of allowing our mind to control us. This talk will explain how we can all create inner calm and mental freedom. 7 – 8pm, Venue Cymru, Llandudno. Bookings: 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Tree Planting ~ Nant Gwynant Working in partnership with the SNPA and Wildlife Trust there are now many sites cleared of invasive plants and ready to be planted with native species restoring this beautiful area to woodlands full of life. 10am. Bookings: Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.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

Northern Exposure Short Film Night The powerful films screened at Northern Exposure have explored contemporary social issues, inspiring life stories and beautifully heart-warming narratives across drama, animation, documentary and dance. 6pm, £2. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Dementia Aware Facilitating initiatives to improve the awareness of Dementia. The network is open to all individuals, organisations, voluntary and community groups and businesses operating in Denbighshire, people living with dementia and their families & carers, alongside representatives of Third Sector organisations and social enterprises, Town and Community Council Members, Denbighshire County Council, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, who are interested in building a movement for change. 11am – 1pm, free, please register. St Collens Community Hall, Regent St., Llangollen LL20 8PL. Dementia Aware Denbighshire Community Network 01824 702441, eventbrite.co.uk

Swan Lake with Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, with a full orchestra. 7.30pm, £22.50 – £37.50. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com


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

Your Time To Shine Whether you are looking to start a new business, develop and grow yourself and your business, contain and control a growing business or you are pulling together your exit plan. Network She’s SHINE 2020 will open up the doors to the support and resources you need. Speakers: Dani Wallace, Jane Kenyan, Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska, Helen Williams, Claudia Liberatoscioli, Matt Thomas. Free to attend, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Crowne Plaza Chester, Trinity St., Chester CH1 2BR. Tickets from eventbrite.com or email: ruth@networkshe.co.uk

Llyfr Glas Nebo A stage adaptation of Manon Steffan Ros’ post-apocalyptic phenomenon. As the dust settles after a nuclear apocalypse, Rowenna and her children Siôn and Dwynwen are facing a world where signs of life are quickly disappearing. Their story is recorded in a little blue book as the family tries to survive an incident that has a devastating effect on the inhabitants of the village of Nebo and beyond. 7.30pm, £12, £10 child. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com