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Network News  2018

Welcome to the October edition

1st MONDAY

Mingle Hosting Jelly Event Jelly events are casual, co-working events where home workers, freelancers, small business owners, volunteers, office based people and entrepreneurs come together with their laptop or notebook in a relaxed, informal, social, working environment to maximise creativity and minimise the isolation that being your own boss or working alone can bring. It’s FREE…free Wifi, free desk-space and free coffee, so come along and give it a try! Pop in for an hour and find out what support is on offer. 3 – 7.30pm, free. Denbighshire Council Services, Well St., Ruthin LL15 1AF. eventbrite.co.uk

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… release stress and return to a harmonic balance. 7.30pm, £13. Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre, Mona Rd, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk 

Get Online General digital support, 30 minute sessions, 10am – 12pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm. Please book your place, Caernarfon Library 01286 679463, licaernarfon@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

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

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sing-A-Long (PG) Film. Come dressed as your favourite character or Abba member. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £5, £4 U15s. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay LL29 7RU, 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

Life Is A Dream Dance from Ballet Rambert. A symphony orchestra playing the rich music of Witold Lutosławski and dramatic, lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble, this is a rich retelling of the 17th century play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. 7.30pm, £25.50 – £16.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

1st MONDAY – 4th THURSDAY

Build A Tiny House Learn how to make a beautiful and bespoke tiny house from the ground up including the timber frame structure, interior and relevant renewable systems. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and steel toe-cap boots are mandatory. 18+ yrs. More info: CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk  

The Seagull (12A) Film. Romantic and artistic clashes between a fading actress and failing playwright. Various times. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

1st MONDAY – 5th FRIDAY 

Staying Mindful: 5 Day Retreat For those who have completed the 8 week course. Through familiar and new mindfulness practices, this retreat provides an excellent opportunity to deepen our mindfulness practice and further develop aspects considered in the eight-week course in a safe and nurturing environment. Shared room £725, private room £825.  Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. Bookings: mindfulness-secular-retreats.org.uk/Calendar/

1st MONDAY – 6th SATURDAY

Writing for Children Whatever age you want to write for, from pre-school to teenagers, the tutors will share some tricks of the trade and provide helpful feedback on your work, with a mix of writing exercises and one-to-one tutorials. £495 – £625. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

2nd TUESDAY

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

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

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

Meditation Practice Group Three meditations, including a body scan and mindfulness of breathing, led by an accredited mindfulness teacher. 7.30 – 9pm, £6. All Saints Church Hall, Wrexham LL13 7RP. Alan Butterworth 07816 988124, newmindfulness@gmail.com

Meditation at Hillside Retreat is a mixture of guided meditation, silence and some sharing, finishing with a cup of tea. No charge, just donations towards refreshments. It is not necessary to have done any meditation before – everyone welcome. It is helpful if you can email me to let me know you are intending to come. 7.30 – 9pm. 1st Tues/month. Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor, nr Mold CH7 6PP. Contact helen@soul-life.co.uk, soul-life.co.uk

Rambert Open Rehearsal Join Ballet Rambert for an open rehearsal and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how their dancers prepare for performance. Hear from the company’s rehearsal director about the choreography and the work the dancers are preparing for in a relaxed and informal setting. 4 – 5pm, free. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk To register interest contact Rosie Hebb 020 3053 3321, rosie.hebb@rambert.org.uk

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

Tree Thinning We will be helping the warden to thin out sections of the woodland in order to promote a healthy woodland which is easily accessible and manouverable for its many bird species to live and nest in. Any additional wood from the day will go towards providing a home for the local insect population in the form of habitat piles. 10am, booking essential. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Contact Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Rhos Bodhran Class We run a beginner’s class in bodhran, 7.30 – 9.30pm, £8 per session, playing at 5 Church Drive, Rhos on Sea, LL28 4LL. Drums provided or bring your own. Call 07876 255 601 for details and to check availability.

Chanting Sessions See Noticeboard

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… release stress and return to a harmonic balance. 7pm, £13. Memorial Hall, Penmorfa, Porthmadog LL49 9RY. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Loveless (15) Film. A 12-year old boy disappears after witnessing a brutal fight between his divorcing parents. 7.30pm, £5; membership available. St Mary’s Creative Space, St. Mary’s Hill, Chester CH1 2DW. Enquiries 01244 371750, chesterfilmfans.co.uk

2nd TUESDAY – 13th SATURDAY

Lord of The Flies Step into a terrifying dystopia where rules don’t matter, law means nothing and school kids rule the world.  This is a bold and contemporary staging of William Golding’s classic. 7.30pm daily; 1pm 27th & 2.30pm 29th. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

3rd WEDNESDAY

Conference: “Palestine: Reframing the Debate” Organised by Stop The War Coalition, Chester. Programme includes: boycotts, divestments and sanctions, supporting Palestine in the North West and Wales Local Activism; UK issues affecting Palestine, winning Peace for Palestine. This day for Palestine will involve speakers from a wide variety of political, religious, media, academic, social justice, NGO and civil society backgrounds, who help explore ways to promote peace and justice for the Palestinian people. Ample opportunities for networking and workshops will be included in the programme. 10am – 4pm. Chester venue tbc. More from Facebook: Palestine Conference ~ chestercnd.org.uk

NCT Family Walk Come and join us on a pram, sling and toddler friendly walk, while meeting other parents and enjoying our beautiful local area. 10.30am, free. Penrhos Coastal Park, Ynys Mon. Meet at picnic tables by public toilets. Facebook: Ynys Mon NCT Family Walk

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. Rosie Green 01248 345325, saorimor.co.uk

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

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

Vintage Matinees (PG) 1st Weds/month, 1pm, for 1.30pm, free! Comedy. Theatr Twm O’r Nant, Denbigh. denbighfilmclub.co.uk

3rd WEDNESDAY & 4th THURSDAY

Opera for Babies Bringing together gentle classical music with familiar nursery rhymes and games in an interactive musical adventure for babies. Join us for musical tickling, stretching, chomping and stamping as we journey together through the day: waking, eating, playing and sleeping. 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm. 40 mins, £8 children/1 parent/carer ticket free with each baby. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

3rd WEDNESDAY – 7th SUNDAY

Dadeni – Rebirth The 1st of 6 retreats – Bedrock and Lore. Foundations, ways of working, philosophy and guidelines for practice. Historic and archaeological context from the stone people to now, getting to know each other, building trust, deepening into group mind. Looking at deities that have been revered in this land, archetypes and their mark in our landscape. Each retreat will be £390, all inclusive. Participants must commit to all 6 retreats over 3 years. Held at Cae Mabon, Fachwen, Llanberis LL55 3HB, 01286 871542, caemabon.co.uk To find out more visit: dadeni.org

4th 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 

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.

Llandudno Town Hall Welsh Craft Fair Crafters, Welsh Pottery, carvings, prestige pens, jewellery, glass, handmade, hand crafted in Wales. 9am – 4pm, 50p entry, includes tea /coffee. Llandudno Town Hall, Lloyd St., LL30 2UP. Contact  07989 955541.

Pop Up Vinyl Record / CD Shop 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, Northern Soul, folk, jazz, reggae, electronic, goth, hip hop and more. Records from 50p. Also a hand picked selection of CD’s.3 – 8pm, Ty Glyndwr, 1 Castle St., Caernarfon. 01286 238280.

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

Conifer Clearance The site we will be working in is an old Conifer Woodland which has been felled to promote a more native marshland. Our work will go a long way to help advance the project and make the marshland a reality. 10am, booking essential. Llanuwchllyn. Contact Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

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

Drum Journey Meditation Circle Gathering around each New Moon and Full Moon, this Circle intends to support intention setting, relaxation, Community connection and connection to the Higher Self, Guides, Teachers and Ancestors. We will begin with a guided meditation to promote relaxation and gently encourage you into a receptive space ready for the journey together in circle. Bring mat, blanket, water, cushion. 7pm, £10. Mochre Village Hall, Conwy. Bookings: Claire Freeman 07426 894 640, claire.sourcehealing@gmail.com

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

John Owen-Jones West End actor and singer brings his talent here to sing from his album ‘Spotlight’. 7.30pm, £26. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay LL29 7RU, 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

4th THURSDAY & 5th FRIDAY

Pre-Hack for Farm Hack Wales 2018 Calling all farm innovators! All open source technology enthusiasts and anyone interested in the future of sustainable food! Ahead of our core Farm Hack Weekend we are inviting anyone who wants to have some extra time to really get into some projects to join us for two days. The content of these two days will be driven by the participants and we invite you to share your ideas and creativity before and during the event, bring any inventions or questions with you. Food will be provided. Come and share your inventions and creativity. You are invited to participate in skill shares and farm hacks relating to land-work based appropriate technologies. We are not charging tickets for the event, but will be charging £5 per meal that you eat with us. Tyddyn Teg, Tyddyn Berth, Bethel, Caernarfon LL55 3PS. Tickets: pretix.eu Please confirm that you can attend by emailing: farmhackwales@gmail.com Facebook: of same name.

5th FRIDAY

Eco Printing workshop/Gweithdy Eco-argraffu During this workshop, you will explore the technique of eco-printing, using leaves and onion skins to obtain prints on fabric and paper. For artists with no or limited experience in working with natural dyes and would like to explore this technique. Please bring lunch. 10am – 4pm, £14.61 – £28.62. Tutor is Mel Baugh. Held at Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, LL16 4DT. Enquiries: katie@helfagelf.co.uk – eventbrite.co.uk 

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

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… release stress and return to a harmonic balance. 7pm, £13. Rhuddlan Community Centre, Parliament St, Rhuddlan, Rhyl LL18 5AW. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Theatre of Dreams An invitation to explore your dreams in a unique, safe way. Gain new perspective and receive the true message from your subconscious. All welcome. 7 – 9.30pm, £5 booking necessary, (limited space) held at the Yurt, Trefor, LL54, Llŷn Peninsula. More from Liz 07732 470482. 

The Post (12A) Film. A drama based on true events in the US 1970s newspaper industry. 7.30pm, £7, U18s £4. Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth LL42 1EF, 01341 281697. 

A Taste of Italy Vegan night tasting. Transporting you to Italy with 3 courses of traditional cuisine with a vegan twist. £18.95 2 courses. 7pm. Set The Bar, Lord St., Wrexham LL11 1LF. Facebook: of same name

Welsh Chamber Orchestra Music from Mozart, Bach,  Stokowski, Debussy, Hilary Tann, Morfydd Owen and Schubert. 7.30pm, £12, £10 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Bonnie Dobson with The Lords of Thyme plus Keith Christmas. Folk music legends, 8pm, £8. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN  neuaddogwen.com

5th FRIDAY – 7th SUNDAY

Yoga & Mudra Retreat Discover how mudras (hand gestures) can add potency to your yoga practice and bring balance to your life. In this weekend retreat you will learn how to use yoga and mudras to harmonise yourself physically, energetically, emotionally and spiritually. £375 shared, £445 single. Dru Yoga, Bethesda, 01248 602900, druyoga.com

5th FRIDAY – 8th MONDAY

Exploring with Mixed Media and Collage Working on paper and canvas and combining paint, craft papers, tissue papers, inks, acrylics, textured materials and organic materials, exciting results can be achieved. £328 – £357. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri-npa.gov.uk

6th SATURDAY

Chunky Forged Silver Bangle Learn some basic forged silversmithing techniques, using hammer and anvil to create a gorgeous and elegant bold bangle. We will practice the design in copper, mastering strong hammer blows, then you will make your finished piece of bespoke jewellery in sterling silver. Max 6 people to ensure personal attention.  10am – 4pm, £160. Caernarfon, LL55 1RR, 01286 672472, siopiard.com

Climb Snowdon This is an ‘Open Event’ and, you will be joining other like minded trekkers. 8.45 – 4pm, £42.50. Llanberis Mountain Railway LL55 4TY. Contact 01286 479902. 

A Tribute to Cesaria Evora 1941-2011 Singer from Cape Verde. 7pm til late. with National Theatre of Wales, Music and Djs, Celebrating Black History Month. Vasco da Gama, 30-32 Lord St, Wrexham LL11 1LR. Bookings: 07791 956817.

100 Thousand Poets and Musicians For Change The 4th North Wales gathering of poets and musicians as part of this global event. Come and join us, 1 – 6pm, free entry, light refreshments. NWAMI, 10 Greenfield Rd, Colwyn Bay LL29 8EP. Info from Denni: k-tac@hotmail.co.uk

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones. Reinforcing the breath and body connection we will work on exercises for flexibility and to help extend the range of the voice and access the upper and lower notes without strain. 10am – 2.30pm, £20, £15 concs., £10 students. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Apple Day Gather up some apples from your garden, someone else’s garden or crab apples from the hedgerow (windfalls are fine as long as they are not rotten) and bring them to the Centre where you can put them through our crusher and press. Book a 2 hour slot for £10. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Footpath Maintenance Learn about the importance of water management and landscaping as we maintain the footpath along Cwm Tryfan. There will be a heavy focus on hill walking during most of the day as we work our way along the footpath. 9am,  booking essential. Ogwen Valley. Contact Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Hotrock Pilgrims Bluegrass / old-time super-group. 7pm, £10, bar only, Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… release stress and return to a harmonic balance. 7pm, £10. Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandygai, Bangor LL57 4LQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Stolen Using live music and the spoken word, brimming with dreamlike images that will haunt you long after the performance ends, The Devil’s Violin will take you on an epic journey to The Land Of No Return. 7.30pm, £8. Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdyfi, 07977 943249, mail@neuadddyfi.co.uk

Met Live: Aida Opera by Verdi. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets; Aida is a love story. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 5.55pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Snowdonia Photography Workshop Landscape photography workshop in the stunning surroundings of Snowdonia National Park hosted by Simon Kitchin, author of Photographing North Wales. 9.30am – 4pm. £85. Cwm Idwal, Ogwen Cottage, Bangor LL57 3LZ. Contact 07973 281161. 

Kitty Macfarlane Somerset-based singer and songwriter. 7 – 10pm, £11. Gwaenysgor Village Hall, Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor LL18 6EL. eventbrite.co.uk

6th SATURDAY & 7th SUNDAY

Farm Hack Wales Community Gathering Farm Hack is a peer-to-peer learning network, based on open source and horizontal sharing of on-farm appropriate technology solutions. Anyone interested in, sustainable agricultural farming, robotics, appropriate open source technology (both new and ancient) and DIY solutions is invited to join us to learn, share skills, network and get immersed in the nitty gritty technicalities of how to build a sustainable food system. The day includes workshops and skill shares, ranging from horse drawn cultivators and iron age forgery, to DIY open source farm robots. We are collaborating with Social Farms & Gardens to run a joint Welsh Farm Hack and Community Supported Agriculture Gathering. Do you have any inventions or good ideas to share? Get in touch! 9am – 4pm. Tickets are available for the whole weekend or just a single day and range from £20 to £95 depending on what you feel you can afford. You can buy them here: pretix.eu/farmhackwales2018/fhw2018/ Held at Tyddyn Teg Cooperative, Tyddyn Berth, Nr Caernarfon LL55 3PS. More info from: 07737 970229, farmhack.org Also see Pre-Hack get together 4th & 5th. Camping is available onsite free of charge.

Christopher Robin (PG) Film. The young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. 10.30am both days. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685250, galericaernarfon.com

6th SATURDAY – 8th MONDAY

Real You Project This is a one day seminar designed for you to know the real you. It will be fun and relaxed but also challenging with no role play. Starts 9.30am, £25. Porth Eirias, The Promenade, Colwyn Bay LL29 7SP. eventbrite.co.uk

7th SUNDAY

Women’s Gathering A monthly gathering where women come together to spend time with each other, between 12 – 4pm. A regular open space; it’s your group – come and help it evolve. Bring your knitting, sewing, art, book or songs, or just yourself; bring cushion or chair – the stove may not be on; also cake, snacks and any drinks, dietary needs you have or donations towards. Please note there is no electricity in the yurt, but there are tea and coffee making facilities in the nearby barn. Trefor LL54, nr Caernarfon, between Gyrn Coch Caernarfon side and Llanaelhaearn on Pwllheli side. Directions/details on Facebook: Womens Gathering October 2018. Ring Bea 07979 595019 if you need to know more.

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

Get Grounded Yoga Workshop With Claire Mace. Working with Forrest Yoga poses and intention setting, you will work to feel your legs and your hips, establishing a better connection with your lower body.  You will also explore how different breathing patterns can help you to feel more centred and steady. 10am – 1pm, £20 (concessions available). Held at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Ynys Môn LL65 4YA. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, inspiratrix.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, from 10am – 4pm with Bill. Eternal Forest, Boduan, Pwllheli. 01758 612006, 07968 167204, eternalforest.org

Groove Dancefloor An invitation to move your body in a safe, fun and creative way. We explore a variety of rhythms and styles, no experience necessary, no lefts and rights. All ages/fitness levels welcome. 6.30 – 8pm, £5, £2.50, discount on first class. 128 High St., Bangor, opposite Kyffin Café. Liz 07732 470482. Also 21st

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. £60. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Introduction to Willow Work Tutor Helen Waterfield will explain how to source, treat and work with willow. You will learn how to make willow rings, willow stars, sunflowers and candle-holders. £60, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

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

Moon Intentions Yoga Workshop Every Sunday in October. If you are feeling disconnected with your self, this workshop will bring in deep connection and understanding. Cathy will be providing you with tools such as yoga, meditation, journaling and more that will support your growth. There are 4 sessions which will run from 11am – 1pm on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. The workshops should be attended as a whole rather than it being stand alone sessions. The cost for the 4 sessions is £60. Source Yoga, Nutrition and Health, 294 Conwy Road, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Cathy 07704 437415, cathy-i@hotmail.co.uk

8th MONDAY

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

Wellbeing Sessions 2nd Monday of every month. Information, support, taster sessions – Acupuncture, Reiki, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Counselling. 9am – 1pm, Madog Natural Therapy Centre, 73a High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9ET. Contact Vicki Creek 01766 514892. Donations welcome to support the work of NW Cancer Care: northwalescancercare.org.uk 

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

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

Iolo Williams ~ A Career in Conversation Iolo Williams has been a familiar face on our television screens for nearly 20 years but before that, he spent 15 years working for the Royal Society for the Protection of birds in Wales. Here, Iolo will recount tales from his childhood as well as his career. 7.30pm, £20, £18 concs., Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

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

8th MONDAY – 10th WEDNESDAY

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15) Film. A rebellious teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy centre by her conservative guardians. Various times, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

8th MONDAY – 13th SATURDAY

Low Energy Buildings (Part A) This course aims to enable students to synthesize an understanding of the conceptual aspects and appreciate the complex nature of the inter-relationships that exist between occupant comfort, energy flows in buildings and energy efficient building design. £700, concs/low waged £625. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

9th TUESDAY

New Moon in Libra 4.47am

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

Chanting Sessions See Noticeboard

Rhos Bodhran Class See 2nd

This Incredible Life In a time when fake news has made it into the vernacular, and the line between fact and fiction becomes blurred, does truth really matter? Drama. This Dementia Friendly production will be supported by workshops and activities. 3pm, £12. Pontio, Bangor 01248 383823, pontio.co.uk Contact canoe@canoetheatre.co.uk for more information.

9th TUESDAY & 10th WEDNESDAY

Exodus Four neighbours build a plane on an allotment and take off down the high street. This drama, accompanied by a live score, is a new adventure from the valleys that makes anything possible. 8pm, £10, in English. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

10th WEDNESDAY

World Mental Health Day Focussing on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. There’s still significant social stigma and shame surrounding mental health and one way to break the circle is to be open and talk about it. Use your knowledge and the resources linked above and reach out to family, friends, and colleagues whenever the occasion rises. More: wfmh.global

World Mental Health Day Celebrations An afternoon dedicated to mental health and wellbeing. A host of community organisations on hand with information for you to learn how to look after your own wellbeing. Learn about singing, Green Champions, Dementia Friends, volunteering. 1 – 4pm, free. Glyndwr University, Mold Rd., Wrexham LL11 2AW. eventbrite.co.uk

Time To Change World Mental Health Day drama performance. An interactive, drop in session where you can join the team from Time to Change, the growing social movement changing how we all think and act about mental health. Whether you have five or twenty minutes, know a lot or little about mental health, whatever age, all are welcome! 1 – 5pm, free. The Kitchen, Storyhouse, Chester. Nicole Williams 07483 301198, nicole.williams@rethink.org

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

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.

Snowdon Litter Pick This litter pick will concentrate on the Llanberis Footpath, as part of the Real 3 Peaks Challenge. 7.45am, booking eEssential. Snowdon. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Comparative Religion & Self-Healing Including a Self-led Meditation for helping Human Relationships. A talk by Helena Hawley, author. 7 for 7.30pm, £5.50, £3.50 concs., Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF. Enquiries 01244 370461, chestertheosophy.org

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

Frantz (PG) Film with Occasional Cinema. Two years after the end of WWI this drama involves two soldiers who met during the war. 7.30pm, food from 5.30pm. Mill Bistro Seiont, Caernarfon. 01286 676549, info@occasionalcinema.org Booking essential for food: sophiawilliams@btinternet.com

Llandudno and District Writers Group This month: Chris Hirst “Writing Comedy”. 2pm, all welcome! Llandudno Public Library. Contact: llandudno.writers@aol.co.uk/Gavin Pike

Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert Jess Gillam, saxophone and Zeynep Özsuca, piano. 7.30pm, £16. St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester, CH1 2DW, 0333 6663366.

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

inTarsi Acrobatic skills combined with wit, humour and slick choreography make this show one for all the family. 7.30pm, £14, £12 concs. Pontio, Bangor 01248 383828, pontio.co.uk

11th THURSDAY

Theosophical Society Colwyn Bay Mystery Schools, Symbols, Spiritual Self–Development and Latent Human Powers, are some of the subjects of this study and discussion with Eric McGough. Theosophical Society. 2pm,  £5, TS Members £3. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-sea.  New enquirers are always welcome. Enquiries Pauline 01619 804942  Mobile 07547 135491, p.owens@live.co.uk ~ theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

The Ecology and Management of Marine Aliens The spread of invasive non-native species, often termed aliens, is a global problem, with a range of impacts. Stuart Jenkins discusses why some species are successful invaders, what makes some habitats more likely to be invaded than others and how research helps to address the problems. 7pm, free, booking advised. Part of The Year of The Sea Lecture Series. Mostyn, Llandudno 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Waymarker Installation Over the next few sessions we will be looking to install waymarkers in places throughout Coed Felinrhyd, a Celtic Woodland that has its place in Welsh legend. 10am, booking essential. Contact Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

The Submerged Cathedral A special tribute to one of the twentieth century’s most charismatic composers, Claude Debussy. Debussy’s music is introduced in a theatrical context which combines visual and literary elements, asking who was this remarkable man and who and what were his main influences, ranging from the sublime to the every day. 7.30pm, with Iwan Llewelyn-Jones on piano and Bethan Rhys Roberts presenting. £15/£13 over 60s/£5 students and under 18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 383828, pontio.co.uk

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

Jailhouse Rock (U) Dementia friendly film screening of Elvis film. For those with dementia, their friends and carers and also general public. Relaxed atmosphere where people can move around or sing along. Carers free, tea & coffee free. 2pm, £4.50. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay LL29 7RU, 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

People Magnet! The art of attracting supporters to your community project, with Eden Project Communities. We’ll be using the day to talk about and share ideas for getting people to notice your community project. It’s hard to attract people’s attention to what you’re doing (or want to do) and even harder to get them involved, whether you’re asking for something or just trying to let them know what you’re offering. 11am – 4pm, free. Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, Llangollen Rd., Acrefair LL14 3HL. eventbrite.co.uk

11th THURSDAY – 27th SATURDAY

Thick As Thieves Theatre performance. This tense, revealing play explores what it means to care for one another and asks who, in a time of increasing disconnect, we expect to look after us. Two women from very different worlds re-meet after a while. Various times and costs; Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

12th FRIDAY

Stories of Kindness Children’s Stories 5 – 6pm; Stories for All 7 – 9pm, free entry, free food. Come to share a story or song or just to listen. Please bring donations of money, good quality second hand or new clothes and new toiletries to help people living in refugee camps. Neuadd Gymunedol San Collen’s Community Hall, LL20 8HL. More info: dhvidyamani@gmail.com

Lit Soc: Sian Northey A creative writing workshop on translation. Working with texts in other languages, be they languages you’re familiar with or not, and having your own work translated into another language can be a valuable exercise. You’re forced to think deeply about meaning or to listen carefully to sound and often to collaborate with others and be open to new ideas. 1 – 3pm, £5, £4 concs. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Vikki Stone Musician and comedian. 8pm, £12, Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

The Tamarind Seed (15) Film. A woman meets a Russian whilst on holiday in Barbados, but all is not that simple. 7 for 7.30pm. Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh LL13 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

Film & Salsa Night Come to one or both. An hour of beginner’s Salsa class then a film ‘Finding Your Feet’ (12A), followed by social. 6.30pm, salsa & film £10, salsa only £6, film only £7/£4. Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth LL42 1EF, 01341 281697.

Modern Slavery Forum with Haven of Light ~ Hafan o Oleuni. Professionals from UK public sector, community and faith groups and charities will be meeting together for dialogue and discussion, and also sharing with the local North Wales community about the strategies to bring about change. International guests who are actively involved in anti-trafficking work will be sharing their experiences and progress in relation to the issues affecting their countries. 1 – 5pm, free, Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay LL29 8LA. eventbrite.co.uk ~ Facebook: Modern Slavery Forum

Mountains, Marines, Medics & Motorbikes Ogwen Mountaineering Festival Lecture by Pat Parsons who climbed and trekked in wild places all over the world and commanded the Mountain & Arctic Warfare Cadre. Pat is now a member of Derby Mountain Rescue Team, following them rescuing him from a severe rock climbing accident. £8, £15, 8pm. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, neuaddogwen.com

12th FRIDAY – 14th SUNDAY

Yoga & Dance Retreat Drawing inspiration and moves from the Dru Yoga tradition as well as Indian and Western cultural influences, Dru Yoga dance offers a rich and varied opportunity to express yourself through body language. You will learn a dynamic Dru Dance sequence choreographed to music, which you can use anytime to energise and empower yourself. A reasonable level of fitness is required. £375 shared, £445 single. Dru Yoga, Bethesda, 01248 602900, druyoga.com

Introduction to Permaculture This is the first long weekend in a three part, accredited Permaculture Design Course. Each weekend can stand alone if preferred. However, all three modules are required for a Permaculture Design Certificate. The focus of this course is on how to meet our fundamental human needs more sustainably. There is a particular emphasis on how we can design things to work well together. £120 course fee; £100 concs. Held at CAT, Machynlleth. Please book through Aberystwyth University 01970 621580, cat.org.uk

Pixi Camp for local (ish) families More details from Roz Daws – roz4harmony@gmail.com Held at Cae Mabon, Fachwen, Llanberis LL55 3HB, 01286 871542,  caemabon.co.uk

Along Cambrian Lines 2 A celebration of these much loved trains heading for the seaside during the 1950s and early 1960s. A great line-up of visiting locomotives will be supported by members of the Llangollen Railway’s home fleet, recreating many of the authentic sights and sounds of the period. 9am – 6pm daily. Llangollen Railway, Abbey Road, LL208SN. Contact 01978 860979. 

Poetry and Songwriting Exploring the borders between poem and song lyric, this course will appeal both to poets and songwriters. It also welcomes those new to writing and simply curious to test their talent in these areas. Workshops and tutorials. £220 – £295. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

Mixed Media Weekend Work with any media you like, there will be room for experimentation, combining media or working separately. Build up self-confidence and skill with one to one tuition. £209 – £228. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri-npa.gov.uk

Plant Diversity Find out the science behind sorting out members of the Plant Kingdom. By examining their structure and studying the evolutionary processes that resulted in this diversity of form, you will be able to place plants into related groups. £120, £100 concs. Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580. Held at CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

13th SATURDAY 

Re-purpose Clothing Bring any clothes you wish to rejuvenate, repair or rejig, sewing machines, embellishments, be as creative as you like. 10am – 4pm; room is £40 so we ask for donations of £5 part day/ £10 full day, or whatever you can afford, don’t be put off by costs. We would also love people to offer their skills so we all learn new things. The Vestry Porthmadog. Facebook: of same name

Porcelain Christmas Decorations This workshop is run over two days to allow for kiln firing. (Also 27th). Using beautiful white porcelain and coloured glazes you will create a beautiful set of premium handmade decorations. 10am – 2pm both days, £80. Siop Iard, Caernarfon, LL55 1RR, 01286 672472, siopiard.com

Radio Amore A live musical mixtape of works by Italian and British composers with pieces ranging from baroque to the present day. An evening immersed in the combining of cultures, incredible music, and beautiful performances, Radio Amore is part of Sound Affairs’ 30th anniversary celebrations. This continuous performance features a programme of music from Italy and Britain, including new work from composer Charlie Barber alongside music by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Purcell, Handel, Steve Martland and Michael Nyman.  Inspired by the pieces and their origins, Radio Amore is curated with an appreciative nod towards late-night music radio. 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

In Conversation with John Boyne Author of ten novels for adults and five for younger readers, including The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas which was made into a hugely successful film ten years ago, and last year’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies. There will be a post talk Q&A. Also, Palas Print will be selling the author’s publications and there will be a signing session near Ffynnon bar. 8pm, £15/£13 over 60s/ £10 students and under 18s. Pontio, Banor 01248 383828, pontio.co.uk

Gypsy Crafts 1 you will learn how to make a number of simple products : Willow stars; willow rings which can be decorated with leaves or flowers to make wreaths; tent pegs and clothes pegs. £55, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Yoga Training Try-Out in Mold Whether you’re thinking about becoming a yoga teacher or want to deepen your personal practice – this day is for you! Meet the tutors; examine the course manuals; have your questions answered and experience the power, joy and stillness of Dru Yoga. You will come away from this day with a personalised yoga programme, tailored to help you achieve greater health, wellbeing and balance on all levels. 1 – 5pm, £25 adv, £30 door. Dru Yoga, Bethesda, 01248 602900, druyoga.com

Great Orme Giant Walk 10 and 20 mile fun walk around the fabulous Great Orme, Llandudno. 12noon – 10pm. Booking essential from £17. Raise money for your favourite charity! Bodafon Farm, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1BW. Contact 07525 625375. 

Bach Comes Back To Town A concert with the Chester Bach Singers. All six of J.S. Bach’s motets over two lunchtime concerts. 1.15pm, £10, all welcome. Wesley Church Centre, Chester. Nicola 01244 470890, info@chesterbachsingers.org.uk

Film as Religion: A Conversation This session brings together John Lyden and Clive Marsh who have written and conversed about religion and film for 20 years. Learn about the broader context of how religion and popular culture inter-relate and explore questions such as; are the practices of popular culture like religion, and in what ways do they differ? 2 – 4pm, free but booking esssential. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, nr Chester CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

UNA Group Meeting Updates on UNA-UK summer conference and Croeso Menai, Refugee Community Sponsorship. Followed by talk at 11.50am with speaker Ciaran Kovach ‘Kim Jong-un’s North Korea: Its Place in the World and the Prospects for its People’. Free event open to all with refreshments. 10.30am – 12.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Dean Street, Bangor, LL57 1UP. Facebook: United Nations Association – Cangen Menai Branch See Noticeboard re Croeso Menai

Oktober-Ffest Live Music, with Billy Thompson and Gwybdaith Hen Fran 6pm, £10. Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog 01766 832001, cellb.org

World Jazz Night An evening of joyous and original world music grooves with outstanding collaborators Huw Warren, Steve Berry and Zoot Warren. 7pm for 8pm gig, £10, bar only. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Ogwen Mountaineering Festival Lecture by Rebecca Coles, who has travelled widely across the world as a mountaineer and expedition leader. Climbing ice routes in the UK is her happy place, as well as skiing, cycle touring and all forms of climbing. 7.30 for 8pm, £8, £15, Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL37 3AN, neuaddogwen.com

13th SATURDAY & 14th SUNDAY

Bowl Turning on a Pole-Lathe Learn to turn bowls the really old fashioned way and enjoy the fulfilment of  producing this most fundamental possession from raw materials. This craft dates back to the Iron Age and possibly earlier. Using traditional hook tools and a foot powered lathe you’ll learn to produce a bowl using techniques that date back hundreds of years. £150, deposit £75. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Llangollen Food Festival A taste of Wales and the World; demonstrations and workshops. Wales Pumpkin Carving Championships. 10am – 5pm daily. Llangollen Pavilion, LL20 8SW. eventbrite.co.uk

Wetland Weekend Through a mixture of walks, talks, training and practical work you’ll finish the weekend as wild about wetlands as we are. 10am, booking essential. Cors Bodgynydd and Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. You are welcome to attend 1 or 2 days. Free transport from Bangor. Contact Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

14th SUNDAY

The Bangor Forest Garden 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

Moon Intentions Yoga Workshop See 7th

Dru Meditation Day In this full day workshop, you will practise 3 short Dru meditations you can use at home to melt away stress, bring energy and inner calm. There will be movements and breathing techniques to prepare you to connect with your inner stillness. 10.30am – 5.30pm, lunch provided, £55. Dru Yoga, Bethesda, 01248 602900, druyoga.com

Gypsy Crafts 2 On this one day course you will learn how to make a number of simple products : willow lanterns; Gypsy flowers and Gypsy baskets. These objects use willow and coppice wood and you will learn how to use a draw-knife and a shave horse. £55, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Estyneto Join us for regular dance/movement sessions specifically for those over the age of 60. The sessions are led by two inspirational dancers/choreographers – Cai Tomos and Angharad Price Jones. 1.30 – 3.30pm. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685250, galericaernarfon.com

15th MONDAY

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

Rhos Bodhran Class See 2nd

ROH Live Ballet: Mayerling By Liszt (12A) Screening of The Royal Ballet dancing the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court full of political and sexual intrigue. 7.15pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Clwb Gwerin Conwy Folk Club Lucy Ward singer. 8pm, £5, £3 members, Conwy Comrades Social Club, 8 Church Street, Conwy LL32 8AF. conwyfolkclub.org.uk

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

15th MONDAY & 16th TUESDAY

A Hundred Different Words for Love Story of romance, despair and friendship, with live music and  songs. 8pm, £10+. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

American Animals (15) Film. Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in American history. 10.30am, 7.30pm 15th; 5.30 & 8.15pm 16th. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com Also 18th

15th MONDAY – 19th FRIDAY

Writing Popular Fiction You will develop the building blocks for your novel looking at plot, character, setting and point of view. Tutorials and exercises will help you cultivate the skills to complete and polish a manuscript to a publishable standard. The tutors will look at your work and offer constructive advice on avoiding plot holes, saggy middles and other writing pitfalls. £395 – £625. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

16th TUESDAY

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

Flowers of the Peloponnese – autumn bulbs and spring orchids A talk with Jack Swan – who trained at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and has a long career as an Arborist; organised with The Hardy Plant Society Clwyd Branch. 7.30pm, Holywell Community Centre, Flintshire CH8 7TQ. Mike Kennox 07768 423965, clwyd@hardy-plant.org.uk

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

Chanting Sessions See Noticeboard

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

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

Hotel Salvation (PG) Hindi, with subtitles. Faced with his father’s untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey. 7.30pm, £5 guests, membership available. St Mary’s Creative Space, St. Mary’s Hill, Chester CH1 2DW. Enquiries 01244 371750, chesterfilmfans.co.uk

My Mother Said I Never Should Theatre performance set in Manchester, Oldham and London. A poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom. Various times and prices. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

16th TUESDAY – 18th THURSDAY

Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair Buy and view artwork from over 90 UK & international artists at the North’s leading artist art fair. £5 – £10. Chester Racecourse CH1 2LY. eventbrite.co.uk

17th WEDNESDAY

Decarbonise Your Life If you’d like to take some personal responsibility for how much carbon is produced by your lifestyle then this day is for you. Cut through the confusion and make a commitment to manage your own ‘carbon budget’ for the future of us all and our beautiful planet. 10.30am – 4.30pm, free, book please. Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor LL57 2RQ. Tickets from: farmgarden/org.uk

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

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

Rhododendron Clearance Working in partnership with the National Park Authority the work has been historically centred around Bryn Gwynant YHA. 10am, booking essential. Nant Gwynant. Contact Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Breuddwydio Cae’r Nos A Welsh language production. Embrace the Celtic passion of magic, music and myths from the Mabinogion. 7.30pm, £12, £10. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

WNO Chorus Lunchtime Concert Free tea & coffee provided. 1pm, £5, £4. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Chinese Orchestra of Shandong University Confucius Institute present the Orchestra who will perform a programme of Chinese traditional music. 7.30pm, £10/£8 over 60s/£5 students and under 18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 383823, pontio.co.uk

Chester Music Society Showcase Concert Imogen Royce (flute) and Imma Setiadi (piano), 7.30pm, £5. St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester, CH1 2DW. 01928 787496.

Making Compassion Count Talks, discussions and workshops led by RCN North Wales Branch. 10am – 4pm, free. Canolfan Fusnes Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno Junction LL31 9XX. eventbrite.co.uk

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

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

18th THURSDAY

Hiraeth Festival 2018 An intimate arts festival that celebrates classical, folk and eclectic music, books, poetry and the gentle art of conversation around good food and friends old and new. Hiraeth hearkens back to a simpler time when storytelling and conversation around the hearth was enough to warm the heart – along with a glass or cup of something fine and a tasty cawl too. 7 – 10pm, £22.15. Providero,  112 Mostyn Street, Llandudno LL30 2SW. eventbrite.co.uk

Extinction Rebellion A talk and workshop regarding climate change and urgent action required. 7 – 9pm approx, free, donations welcome. The Lab, Treborth Botanical Gardens, nr Bangor LL75 2RQ. Contact Chris 07981 672476, cjblundell1@aol.com

Drum Journey Meditation Circle See 4th

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

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

Rich Hall’s Hoedown There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK … 8pm, £17. Pontio, Bangor 01248 383823, pontio.co.uk

Echo Town Multi-instrumental performances and eclectic sound and contemporary freedom songs. 7pm for 8pm gig, £10, bar only. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk  

18th THURSDAY- 21st SUNDAY

Weaving Colours Create a beautiful wall hanging using Eta Ingham Lawrie’s stunning styles and techniques. Materials will be available, working on an upright loom. £410 – £255. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW, 01286 882388, trigonos.org

Transcending the Polarities of Light and Dark In this magical workshop, we will be exploring, playing with and testing out the inner and outer polarities within us, of light and dark, and how we manifest these in our outer lives. Led by Samina Ali. Cost: Generous £450 (to help cover concessions). Full contribution £395 (£365 discount for booking by Oct 5th). Concessionary £165 for food and accommodation and optional financial donation for facilitation. Cae Mabon, Fachwen, Llanberis. Samina 07946 463543, saminaali78@btinternet.com

19th FRIDAY

Caffi Stori Llangollen Storytelling Café 3rd Fri/month. In celebration of Black History Month, Caffi Stori welcomes back three good friends and great storytellers. Phil Okwedy shares stories from his new book about the drovers (Gomer), & other stories, with music from Mikey Price and crankies from Peter Stevenson. Please come! 7.30pm, £5, £4 concs., Neuadd Gymunedol, San Collen’s Community Hall, Regent Street, Llangollen LL20 8HL. More info from Suzi 01490 460563, 07984 637068.

Evening Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga Session The theme of this extended yoga class will be unwinding and letting go, moving into a profound state of relaxation and ‘not doing’. We will explore slow and gentle movements to gently relax and release tension. Then we will work with restorative yoga poses, where we will rest comfortably, with the support of props and blankets, for extended periods of time. Open to all, including beginners. 7 – 9pm, £16 (concessions available). Held at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Ynys Môn LL65 4YA. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, inspiratrix.co.uk

North Wales 3rd Annual Autism Conference Embracing the Autistic Voice to Transform Attitudes. An opportunity to hear the lived experience and knowledge from educators, researchers and specialists working in the field of Autism. 8.30am – 5pm, free trade and exhibition area open all day to general public. Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham LL11 2AW. eventbrite.co.uk

April in Paris A comedy theatre production about a couple who win a holiday in Paris. 7.30pm, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Songwriter’s Circle An evening of songs and stories featuring Bonnie Dobson, Little Sparrow and Elfin Bow. 7pm for 8pm start, £12. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

19th FRIDAY – 21st SUNDAY

Yoga and Wellness Weekend Restorative yoga, nourishing homemade food, coastal walks, relaxation time. £360 – £505. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge LL59 5NH. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

Creative Landscape Photography Come and explore the magnificent and varied landscape of North Wales where we will visit rivers, coasts, mountains and gorges.  Weather-permitting we will also visit the ruined slate quarries nearby and possibly see a steam train! Led by Jean Napier, offering one-to-one tuition. £224 – £243. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri-npa.gov.uk

Writing Historical Fiction This is a short course that will guide and enable you to create fictional stories about real life people and events. £220 – £295. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

Textile Basketry – Woven Forms This introductory course provides an opportunity to explore the technique of twining to create a range of woven forms; from small baskets, to pods and pockets. £219 – £238. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri-npa.gov.uk

Through The Keyhole We will be walking and listening to the history and folklore of some of the old houses in the area. Some parts will be slippery and muddy with the occasional slope on leaving the slate mines. The routes will not involve mountainous walks. £219 – £238. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri-npa.gov.uk

20th SATURDAY

Silver Stacking Rings Create a set of stacking rings in sterling silver. Choose from round or square wire or even a mix. 10am – 4pm, £80. Siop Iard, Caernarfon, LL55 1RR, 01286 672472, siopiard.com 

North Wales Vegan Festival 80+ fantastic stalls, including cooked and raw foods, pies, cakes, chocolates, sandwiches and salads, beauty and skincare products, candles, preserves, cheeses, jewellery, crafts, healthy treats, sweet treats, clothing, drinks, juices, smoothies, charity merchandise and more. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £3 on door, U16s free. Plas Coch Sports Centre, Wrexham LL11 2AW. Facebook: of same name. Tickets from eventbrite.co.uk ~ veganeventsuk.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 

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

Yoga and Vegan Cookery Day Retreat Vegan chef Lee Watson will be cooking a delicious plant-based seasonal feast for lunch using produce sourced locally in North Wales, with a smoothie in the morning and more sweet treats in the afternoon. There will also be a cooking demonstration and a Q&A session. And Claire Mace will teach an all-levels yoga session where you will connect to your body’s cycles, and explore how listening to your body’s needs – and your soul’s needs – is crucial to living a grounded and happy life. 10am – 5pm, £79. Prichard Jones Institute, Newborough, LL61 6SY. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, northwalesretreats.com

Where The Poetry’s At Join former Young Person’s Laureate for Wales, Martin Daws, for monthly spoken word sessions. 1.30pm, suitable for 12 – 19 years. Venue Cymru, Llandudno. Register: youngcreatives@venuecymru.co.uk

Apple Day Press our apples or bring your own – don’t forget containers to take juice home in! 10.30am – 3pm, apple themed refreshments. Bring other fruits for swapping! Llangollen Community Garden. Facebook: of same name

Conifer Clearance See 4th

Richard Durrant ~ Stringhenge Concert guitarist and composer plays a new commission, JS Bach and British Folk from his new double album ‘Stringhenge’. 8pm, £10, Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Climb Snowdon Challenge 2 Traverse the Snowdonia National Park coming in from the West. This can be done in 1 day, with or without accommodation. Your guide is a fully qualified Mountain Leader. 9am – 9pm, £69, includes packed lunch and local transfers. The Old School, Carmel, Caernarfon, LL54 7AA. Contact 01286 479902. 

Baka Beyond 25th Anniversary Concert Inspired by the music of the Baka forest, the group reunites with Paddy Le Mercier, fiddle player for this event. Song, dance, percussion, videos and big smiles. 7.30pm, £12 adv, £14 door. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, tickets: neuaddogwen.com

Square Rush Basket Rush basketmaker, Rosie Farey will teach you how to make a small square check weave/twill weave basket using English Bulrush. The soft, suppleness of Bulrush makes this course particularly suitable for beginners. All materials and equipment are provided. £60, deposit £30. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Met Opera Live: Samson & Dalila Music by Saint-Saens. Sung in French with English surtitles. 5.55pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Also Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685250, galericaernarfon.com

King of Thieves (15) Film. True story of the Hatton Garden robbery, the most daring heist in British criminal history. 7.30pm, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

20th SATURDAY & 21st SUNDAY 

Reiki 1 Reiki is a simple form of healing and self-healing. Vivien teaches the original form of the Usui System of Healing. She offers continuous on-going support to all of her students. £150 class fee, accommodation is available £30 per night. The Healing Centre, Tregarth, Bangor LL57 4NP. Viv 01248 601388, vivreiki@hotmail.com

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. £160, deposit £80. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

21st SUNDAY

Benjamin Goldscheider (horn) and Callum Smart  (violin) Play music by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. 7.30pm, £10+. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com 

Pregnancy Yoga Workshop We will work with yoga postures and breathing techniques that can be supportive both for your experience of pregnancy and during the birthing process. We will explore tools from a wide range of yoga practices including Womb Yoga, Forrest Yoga and Restorative Yoga. 2 – 4.30pm, £20 (concessions available). Held at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Ynys Môn LL65 4YA. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, inspiratrix.co.uk

Moon Intentions Yoga Workshop See 7th

Bullrush Basket Weaving Rush basketmaker, Rosie Farey will teach you how to make a small fruit bowl sized basket on a mould. Using English Bulrush, you will learn traditional techniques such as check weave, pairing and track borders. The soft suppleness of Bulrush makes this course particularly suitable for beginners. 10.30am – 4pm, £45; all materials provided, beginners welcome. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB, 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Groove Dancefloor An invitation to move your body in a safe, fun and creative way. We explore a variety of rhythms and styles, no experience necessary, no lefts and rights. All ages/fitness levels welcome. 6.30 – 8pm, £5, £2.50, discount on first class. 128 High St., Bangor, opposite Kyffin Café. Liz 07732 470482.

Elles Bailey Singer-songwriter, country rock. 7pm for 8pm gig, £10, bar only. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

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

22nd MONDAY

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… release stress and return to a harmonic balance. 7pm, £13. Llanfairfechan Community Centre, Village Rd, Llanfairfechan LL33. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

Rhos Bodhran Class See 2nd

Jazz Club Non-members welcome, 8pm, free. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Singing Group The session will be run by Ella Speirs of Natural Voice Network. You don’t need to be good at singing, just want to sing along, have fun and meet new people! Especially for people with learning disabilities/autism but open to the whole community. 7 – 9pm, 18+, free. Meeting Room, Storyhouse, Chester. Ali McAvoy 07746 422282, ali.peopleschoicegroup@gmail.com

King of Thieves See 20th; time: 10.30am with panad.

22nd MONDAY – 27th SATURDAY

Storytelling: The Spell on the Tongue Poetry, prophecy, prayer, invocation, preaching, storytelling, song…the uttered word has the power to enchant, to cast a spell over its listeners. In this week of experiment and exploration the tutors will examine various kinds and qualities of ‘heightened speech’. £495 – £625. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, Criccieth LL52 0LW, 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

23rd TUESDAY

Loot Theatre performance. Dennis works for an undertaker. Hal’s old Mum has just died. Ludicrous slapstick meets dubious morals as the two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in Mum’s occupied coffin, all whilst trying to avoid a crazed policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower. 7.30pm, £12, £14. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Chanting Sessions See Noticeboard

24th WEDNESDAY

Full Moon in Scorpio 5.45pm

Menai Bridge Fair Rides and stalls, Menai Bridge LL59 5DF. 

Funny Girl – The Musical Sheridan Smith plays Fanny Brice, the girl who rose from the Lower East Side of New York to become one of Broadway’s biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfield. 7pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

The Teachings of Alice Bailey A rich field of Esoteric Psychology. A talk by Ted Capstick, spiritual astrologer, with Chester Theosophical Society. 7 for 7.30pm, £5.50, £3.50 concs., Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF. Enquiries 01244 370461, chestertheosophy.org Sponsored by the Foundation for Theosophical Studies (FTS), Registered Charity 1014648

Theatre of Dreams An invitation to explore your dreams in a unique, safe way. Gain new perspective and receive the true message from your subconscious. All welcome. 7 – 9.30pm, £5 booking necessary, (limited space) held at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Anglesey LL65 4YA. Phone Liz 07732 470482.

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… release stress and return to a harmonic balance. 7pm, £13. Canolfan Beaumaris, Rating Row, Beaumaris LL58 8AL. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

King of Thieves See 20th; time: 2.30 & 7.30pm.

24th WEDNESDAY – 9th NOVEMBER, FRIDAY

Funny Girl – The Musical (12A) Film. See 24th for details. £13, £15. Held at Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

25th THURSDAY

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

Singing For The Soul Calling all those who find a soul connection through singing, in particular chants from different spiritual traditions. Led by Felicity Jones, an 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 Inmost Sanctuary A talk by Wayne Gatfield. ‘There is a place within where we can retire at any time and drink deep at the wellspring of Spiritual Wisdom. No matter what the external circumstances of our life- this inmost sanctuary remains untouched. This talk explores the sacred place which is the same in every one of us despite apparent outer differences‘. Sponsored by –The Foundation for Theosophical Studies ~ Charity No.  101 4648 and arranged by the Colwyn Bay Theosophical Society. 2pm,  £5, TS Members £3. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-sea. New enquirers are always welcome. Enquiries Pauline 01619 804942, 07547 135491, p.owens@live.co.uk ~ theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

Rhododendron Clearance See 17th

Awakened Belly Dance Taster Session Middle Eastern sacred dances, sound healing and meditation. 7 – 9pm, £10 adv, £15 door. Parkfields Community Centre, Mold, Flintshire. More info and to book: rachelsbellydance.wales

La Belle et La Bete Film with Occasional Cinema. Cocteau’s original and artistic B & W take on the Beauty and The Beast story. French with subtitles. 7.30pm, membership £5, first film free then £3 after. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

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

King of Thieves See 20th; time: 5.30 & 8.15pm.

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

25th THURSDAY – 27th SATURDAY

Rambert2 Britain’s original dance company. This show takes the company’s reputation for bold moves with technical virtuosity, and kicks it up a notch. 7.30pm, £10+. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

26th FRIDAY 

Ysbyty Gwynedd Radio Concert With Bryn Fon, Gwen Edwards, Tri Tenar, Moniars and Harmoneli. 7.30pm, £10. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Cabaret Pontio: Jamie Smith’s MABON Celtic roots acts, the 5-piece band of virtuoso musicians. 8pm, £14, £13 concs., Pontio, Bangor 01248 383823, pontio.co.uk

Only The Lonely Film with Forest Film Club. Anthony Hett brings you his trilogy of short films, letters, waiting and Scrabble, plus short films on the themes of loneliness, old age, and dementia. 7.30 – 10pm, £4.25. Ty Pawb, Market St., Wrexham LL13 8BB. Facebook: Forest Film Club Presents: Only the Lonely

4 Square Folk foursome return for the 10th anniversary. 7pm for 8pm gig, £10, bar only. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

26th FRIDAY & 27th SATURDAY

Brexit, Trump and the Common Good The idea of a ‘global common good’ implies four things which are increasingly controversial in contemporary political discourse: the ‘global’, the ‘common’, the ‘good’ and the role of human agency. Michael Northcott discusses these elements in light of the current crisis-ridden nature of democratic decision-making in the United Kingdom and the United States, and ongoing pressures from ‘populist’ political movements in continental Europe. £125, non-residential from £90. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, nr Chester CH5 3DF, 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

26th FRIDAY – 28th SUNDAY

Holy Mountain Yoga Retreat Step out of time for a weekend of yoga with experienced Forrest Yoga teacher Claire Mace. Enjoy lovingly crafted vegetarian meals and explore the ancient beauty of Mynydd Tŵr, £249 – £349. South Stack Coastal Retreats, near Holyhead LL65 1YH. Bookings: northwalesretreats.com

Return to Earth The time of the Celtic New Year, Samhain. A time to let go of the year that’s past and rest in preparation for the year to come. During our retreat you will be welcomed into a space that will nourish, nuture and hold you in kindness. We will be working with meditation, movement, crystals and sound healing/Gongs. Vegetarian food provided, £285 – £295 all inclusive. Trigonos, Nantle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org More info from leaders Roz Daws roz4harmony@gmail.com and Belinda Canevali: bcanevali@yahoo.com, Steph Healy: pure.sound@outlook.com

Chamber Music This fourth musical weekend will again be conducted and tutored by Louise Latham from Manchester. String players from all sections are welcome and if you play double bass, especially so!! A list of the works selected for this weekend will be sent to all players a month before the course. Held at Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri-npa.gov.uk Bookings: Dr Julia Johnson. juliajohnson99@yahoo.co.uk

Gwledd Conwy Feast Food, drink, art and music from Wales. 10am – 6pm, In the town of Conwy. Contact 01492 338083.

26th FRIDAY – 2nd NOVEMBER, FRIDAY

Embodying Love How can our practice of kindly awareness gain fresh inspiration? On this retreat, we will explore opening to metta as an innate quality of our body, heart and being – literally embodying love. £280, £252 concs., Vajraloka Buddhist Centre, Corwen 01490 460406, vajraloka.org

27th SATURDAY

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

Embroidery Masterclass This embroidery master-class is suitable for those who are new to embroidery and for those whose stitching skills are a little rusty. During this workshop you will learn several crewel work stitches including satin stitch, chain stitch, whipped wheels and french knots. All materials provided. 10.430am – 4.30pm, £55, includes light lunch and refreshments. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Met Opera Live Screening: La Fanciulla Del West Puccini’s gun-slinging romantic epic of the Wild West.   Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 5.55pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Also Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685250, galericaernarfon.com

The Little Stranger (12A) Film. After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin to occur. 7.30pm, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com 

Mindfulness Llanwnda All Day If you have completed an 8 week Mindfulness course before then you are very welcome to join us for the All Days. It is fine to come for just the morning – 9.45am – 12noon; or stay till 4pm. If you have not attended the 8 week programme then the donation is £15 – £35; bring packed lunch, warm clothes and cushion/blanket. Led by Tara Dew. Canolfan Bro Llanwnda, Caernarfon LL54 5UG. Contact: gwyneddmindfulness.co.uk

Adventures at The Leading Edge Sarah McNair-Landry and her boyfriend Erik Boomer will be presenting films, images and stories of their outstanding expeditions. 7 – 10pm, £6.50 – £8. Llangollen Town Hall, Castle St., LL20 8NU. eventbrite.co.uk

Bird Feeders Make at least 3 bird feeders for your garden or to give away as presents. You will use timber from sustainably managed local woodlands and will be able to make various designs. £50, deposit £25. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Porcelain Christmas Decorations See 13th for details

Alice in Wonderland A fantastical new ballet for all the family. The story comes to life as Alice becomes curiouser and curiouser. 1pm & 3.30pm. £7+, suitable for 2+. Forum Studio Theatre, Chester, CH1 2BH. Details from Victoria 01244 341296, studio@tiptopproductions.co.uk

27th SATURDAY & 28th SUNDAY

Spoon Carving During the workshop we will build up your skills using a progression of projects to develop safe and efficient techniques for axe and knifework. A simple toolkit and readily available materials make this an ideal pastime for camping, bushcraft and evenings by the fire. £120, deposit £60. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Harlech Fire and Sea Festival Learn more about the legend of Meirion and his struggle to harness the power of the magical Harlech Torc. Our journey will now take us to Harlech beach, where we invite the public to build to make a defensive line of Sea Castles against the advance of the Seventh Wave. As dusk falls, join the evening campfire lit and attended by the Knights of Ardudwy and watch as the castles are illuminated by biodegradable lanterns. Harlech Beach LL46 2UG. visitharlech.wales

28th SUNDAY

Bending, Folding, Arching & Turning – Feldenkrais Method Restore your ability to move as you were designed to, so that your body works in a more integrated way, with Veronica Rock. 10am – 1pm, £30. Verve Health, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen. Bookings: 07990 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

Volunteer Afternoon at Eternal Forest From 1pm, clearing away unwanted debris and keeping the forest healthy, on last Sunday of every month, check if bad weather. Boduan, nr Pwllheli LL53 8PZ. Bella 01758 612006, 07579 008325, eternalforest.org

Estyneto See 14th

Moon Intentions Yoga Workshop See 7th

Funny Girl See 24th for info; except at 2pm today. 

Nest Boxes Make at least 3 bird nest boxes for your garden using timber from sustainably managed woodlands. £50, deposit £25. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Die Walküre Opera by Wagner. The full cycle’s four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten. Sung in German with English surtitles. 5pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

29th MONDAY

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 activites 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, 01745 772150, homeinstead.co.uk

Rhos Bodhran Class See 2nd

ArtlySparklyDesigns A display and sale of nature themed photography and sea glass jewellery. Come and join us in The Lookout. 10am – 4pm, RSPB Nature Reserve Llandudno Junction Conwy LL31 9XZ. 01492 584091. 

29th MONDAY – 31st WEDNESDAY

The Little Stranger See 27th

29th MONDAY – 2nd NOVEMBER, FRIDAY   

Autumn in the Gardens of Snowdonia and North Wales; Woods and Water Photography course. We shall explore the way the camera can be used to interpret the many different facets of our subjects beyond what the eye sees and the mind remembers. In each garden you will learn about the history, design and plant collections, as well as experiencing autumn colours at their best. £416 – £454. Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri-npa.gov.uk

 29th MONDAY – 3rd NOVEMBER, SATURDAY

Autumn Working Party The usual classic Cae Mabon working party mix. Contact Eric on eric@fachwen.org to book a place. £5 per day towards food. The rest is exchange. Cae Mabon, Fachwen, Llanberis LL55 3HB, 01286 871542, caemabon.co.uk

29th MONDAY – 5th NOVEMBER, MONDAY

Teacher Training Retreat Level 2 Held at Trigonos, Nantlle. Bookings: Centre for Mindfulness, Research & Practice (CMRP), Bangor University LL57 2DG, 01248 382498, bangor.ac.uk ~ mindfulness@bangor.ac.uk

30th TUESDAY

Chanting Sessions See Noticeboard

ArtlySparklyDesigns See 29th 

Woodland Workday Whether you’d like to help out with our bird survey or you fancy something a bit more physically challenging like footpath maintenance, join us to tackle this month’s woodland tasks! 10am, booking essential. Betws y Coed. Contact Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Ralph McTell Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter – with a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. 7.30pm, £20. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685250, galericaernarfon.com

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

31st WEDNESDAY

Samhain ~ Noson Calan Gaeaf Marking the beginning of the ‘darker half’ of the year. 

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

Holiday Club The programme includes learning about the woods and what lives in them, bushcraft activities, art and craft work and games. For 6 – 3 year olds, £20 per day and a mid-day meal is provided; £35 for 2 days and 2 children from the same family per day. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh LL16 4DT, 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

UNA/Bangor University Annual Lecture with Gareth Owen, Humanitarian Director, Save the Children. ‘The Power to Hope: a humanitarian view of the future’. 5.30pm. Free event open to all. There is also a pre-lecture seminar with Gareth, ‘How to have a career in international development’ at 4.30pm. Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre, Main Arts, Bangor University. Facebook: United Nations Association – Cangen Menai Branch

The Wicker Man – The Final Cut (15) Film. A devout Christian policeman investigates the disappearance of a girl from a remote Scottish island community, which turns into an eerie confrontation of religions in this classic and intelligent folk horror. 7.30pm, £5 guest, membership available. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR. Enquiries 01244 371750, chesterfilmfans.co.uk

31st WEDNESDAY – 3rd NOVEMBER, SATURDAY

The Sound of Music Performance of one of the greatest musicals of all time, 7.30pm, plus 2.30pm matinee on 3rd. £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

 

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