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Network News  2019

Welcome to the February edition

1st FRIDAY 

NWWT: Riparian Mammals in North Wales Dave Thorpe from Natural Resources Wales talks about mammals of the waterside: otters, water voles, mink – and beavers. No dogs. 7 – 9pm, £2 to include refreshments. Maes Esgob Community Centre, Dyserth, LL18 6HB. Mark Hughes, 07800 771570, mjdhughes1108@gmail.com

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

Baby/Toddler Gong Bath Sound has the capability to affect how we feel and function, so in this sound bath, you and your children can relax, move about, play or just be. 11.30am, £13. Source Yoga Studio, 294 Conway Rd, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Bardd Unique dualingual global music fusion; featuring Spoken Word Poetry of Martin Daws and multi-instrumentalist Neil Yates, plus Henry Horrell – guitar, keys and harp. 8pm, £14, £13. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

The Launch of Wrexham Town of Sanctuary A  celebration event, with music from a Syrian refugee choir and stories from people who have sought sanctuary in Wrexham. Arrival from 2pm for a 2.30pm start. Light refreshments and drinks reception afterwards. A Town of Sanctuary is a welcoming place of safety for all, where people are proud to offer sanctuary to those fleeing violence and persecution. We hope to bring together local businesses, schools, faith groups, organisations, communities, and individuals to commit to welcoming refugees and asylum seekers, so that Wrexham can achieve Town of Sanctuary status. Free but booking essential:  eventbrite.co.uk/e/wrexham-town-of-sanctuary-launch-tickets-53539223258. Contact 01978 262588,  info@wrexham.cityofsanctuary.org. 

Volunteering Fencing 10am. Come and join us for the day as we help maintain the fences at Pensychnant, everyone is welcome. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Bookings: Owain 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Romey’s Annual Aspire Charity Brunch A celebration and lunch, with speaker Paul Parrish, director of Aspire. All contributions welcome; let us know dietary requirements. 10am – 2pm, 8 Benton Drive, Chester CH2 2RD. Romey 01244 370461, 07719 786364, romey@romeys.co.uk Aspire supports people with a spinal cord injury.

Sean Taylor Singer songwriter, 7pm, £10. No food served, bar only, 7pm for gig 8pm. Blue Sky Café, High St., Bangor, 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Colette (15) Film. Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. 5.30pm, £6.25, £5.25 concs., Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli LL53 5DE, 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com Also 4th – 7th.

Rare Aware If you or someone you care for is affected  by a rare disease, please come along to meet up with others, share information, support one another or simply have tea/coffee, cake and pamper. 11am – 12pm, Northop Hall Country House, Hotel. Flintshire. To reserve a place contact Gill 07971 983028, gill@samebutdifferentcic.org.uk

The Favourite (15) Film. Queen Anne occupies the throne, and a new servant arrives. 8pm & 5.30pm, £4, £3.25 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Free Solo (12A) Film. A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. 7pm, £7.50, £6.50. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

1st FRIDAY – 3rd SUNDAY

Pure Yoga: Yoga Immersion Weekend In-depth yoga sessions, informal workshops, exploring practice, relaxing and restoring yoga nidra sessions, gong bath, light hearted yoga philo-sophy, guided meditations. £430 – £570, Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge LL59 5NH. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk Also 15th & 17th

1st FRIDAY – 7th THURSDAY

Beautiful Boy (15) The story of a father’s attempt to help his drug addicted son. Various times & prices. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

1st FRIDAY – 10th SUNDAY

Simply Being Subtle yet accessible qualities of our ordinary mind and being can act as gateways to the five wisdoms or ‘undivided awarenesses’ which are the essence of the five Buddhas. The mandala of the five Buddhas and their wisdom offers a very practical map of our immediate experience, pointing to what has simply been here all along, unnoticed. £405, £369 concs, £70 deposit. Vajraloka Buddhist Centre, Corwen LL21 0EN. 01490 460406, vajraloka.org

2nd SATURDAY 

Hearth Literary Festival This intimate literary festival offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It also encourages anyone interested in the world of books to find out more about the writing and publishing process. Includes talks, workshops and dinner, All day tickets and meals £60, various prices for events. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

Copper-foil Glass Coasters Workshop Participants will make a set of 4 glass coasters which will include hand-cut copper foil designs. Skills include drawing and design, using a craft knife to cut the foil and glass cutting. 10am – 1pm, £47.75. Llanerch, Vilage Rd., Eryrys, Mold. Bookings, info and directions from Verity: verity_pulford@hotmail.com

Compost Toilets This course will cover the main component parts of a DIY compost toilet in order to maximise the composting process. 10am – 4.30pm, £65 includes lunch. CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Gig: Tim Burgess & The Anytime Minutes + dj set.   7.30pm, £12. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, post@neuaddogwen.com

Winter Bop ~ Banda Bacana Sweet Rhythms and Hypnotic Harmonies. 8pm, free! Moel Siabod, Capel Curig. bandabacana.co.uk

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones Plays music by Chopin, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Liebermann. 7.30pm, £12, £10 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

NY Met: Carmen Live screening satellite broadcast. Bizet’s masterpiece of the Gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. 5.55pm, £14, £10 student, child. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

3rd SUNDAY

Walk: North Wales Wildlife Trust Discover the amazing wildlife hotspots in and around Bangor, including Nantporth and Eithinog NWWT nature reserves, the Menai Strait and Roman Camp. Booking essential. Please wear good walking shoes (walk is c.8 miles) and all-weather gear. Be prepared for rough ground and steep slopes. Assistance dogs only. 10.30am – 3.30pm, £2 includes refreshments. Meet at NWWT HQ, Garth Rd, Bangor, LL57 2RT. Caroline Bateson 07725 174087, 01248 351541, caroline.bateson@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Women’s Gathering An informal, supportive, friendly monthly gathering. You are welcome to bring your books, knitting, writing, ideas and words and join in. 12 – 4pm. Food and drink is bought at the café and we have a specific space to meet. There will be a large red carnation on the table! All welcome! Held at Black Cat Café, Parc Glynllifon, A499. Facebook: of event name or for 2019 dates visit: redtentgwynedd.wixsite.com

Met Opera Encore: Carmen Bizet’s masterpiece of the Gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. 5.55pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Photography Workshop To coincide with photographer Kristina Banholzer’s exhibition in the Art Space, here is a workshop to develop your portraits photography. Under the guidance of Kristina, learn how to light, edit and frame the shot. This session is aimed at participants (ages 16+) who are at an intermediate level with their photography skills. 1pm, £25. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Makefest A family day of digital and making activities, from 11am. This includes coding, 3D printing, micro:bit, Minecraft, augmented reality. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Gong Bath Breathe and relax… Then observe the mind beginning to slow and your whole being is gently returned to harmonic balance. 8pm, £13. Rhoscolyn Village Hall, Holyhead LL65 2NQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Reedbeds and Water Waste Management This course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level. There will be a session on water efficient devices. 10am – 4pm, £65 includes lunch. CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

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

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

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

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

Dear Etranger (12) Film, Japanese with subtitles. A father, in a second marriage, struggles to keep a relationship going with his eldest daughter from his first marriage. 3.15pm, £8.50, u26 £6. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

4th MONDAY

New Moon in Aquarius 9.03pm

Living Dangerously An evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes spanning his childhood and school misdemeanours, army life and early expeditions, right through the Transglobe Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge – his goal to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. 7.30pm, £30, £27. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

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 Cafe, High Street, Bangor. Details: beiciobangor.org.uk

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

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

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

4th MONDAY – 7th FRIDAY

Colette (15) Film. 10.30am, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli LL53 5DE, 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com See 1st

4th MONDAY – 9th SUNDAY

The Lady Vanishes Theatre. A quick witted and devilishly fun thriller by Hitchcock. 7.30pm daily & 2.30pm 7th & 9th. £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

5th TUESDAY

Chinese New Year ~ The Year of The Pig / Zhu See 9th for Gala in Bangor

Tibetan New Year /Losar 2019 Join us for our Tibetan New Year Celebrations. Everyone is welcome.  We will continue the tradition of gathering, making prayers and offerings, performing a fire puja and enjoying each other’s company! You are welcome to attend as much of the day as you wish. There is no charge for attending, although donations are always welcome to support the Hermitage. 10am – 5pm, bring lunch to share. 9am: Mantras and purification of the area. 10.30am – 12pm: Meditation, sitting and walking. The Hermitage, Ynys Graianiog, nr Criccieth LL52 0NT, 01766 530839, ahs.org.uk

Celebrating Africa in Gwynedd: Sustainability Across Continents We will be learning about the work of Hub Cymru Affrica, The Gwynedd Africa Society, The Bangor – Makerere Partnership. Plus plenty of delicious food from Maggie’s Exotic Foods, Sarah’s Caring Coffee, plus African music; light refreshments available. 12 – 2pm, free, Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ. 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Grassland Management Day 10am. Come along and help with the grassland and scrub clearance. At Eithinog, on outskirts of Bangor. Bookings: Owain 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Blasu Crefft/Creative Textile Workshop with Diana Williams. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to experiment with various techniques in textiles such as using Angelina fibres and hand stitching. All materials and tools provided. 6.30pm, £25. 16+. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

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

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

WNO Youth Opera Music from an award-winning training programme for young people who love to sing. The group is open to anyone, aged 8 -14, who would like to develop singing skills – you don’t need any previous experience to join there are no auditions. 5pm, £5 per session. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

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

Free Solo (12A) Film. Follow the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. No ropes, no safety gear! 8pm, £6, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com. Also 19th

Geordie Tentrees & Jackson Haldane Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists; Americana country music. No food, bar only, 7pm for gig 8pm. Blue Sky Café, High St., Bangor, 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

6th WEDNESDAY

SAORI Weaving Taster Session 1st Weds/month. Half an hour introduction to SAORI freestyle hand weaving, using a SAORI loom and take your weaving home. No experience is necessary 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

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

Film, Cake and Song Afternoon A special screening of Some Like It Hot (12A); live music by Welsh National Opera singers and Annette Bryn-Parri. 2pm, £4. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Tree Planting 10am. Planting a native broadleaved woodland full of oak, rowan, hawthorn, willow and alder. Bookings: Owain 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Sound Journey – Didgeridoo and Hand Pan Relaxation Sound for the Soul. You are invited to this beautiful journey through sound. Using a range of instruments, including Didgeridoo, Native American Flute and Hand-Pan; a journey, to relax and nourish your soul. This beautiful performance will leave you feeling totally rejuvenated. 7.30 for 8pm start, finish 9pm, £10. Bring any mat, blanket, cushion, water you may need. Held at Source Yoga, Nutrition and Health, 294 Conwy Road, Mochdre, LL28 5DS Colwyn Bay. Facebook: of event name 

Sirenian Singers A warm welcome to the Wrexham based international class mixed choir to sing their mostly acappela repertoire. 7.30 – 9.30pm, Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Rd., LL18 1BA. Contact  rhylmusic.com

Orchestradventure The Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra and presenter Tom Redmond introduce the instruments and inner workings of an orchestra’ whilst vividly bringing to life some of the greatest stories ever told, inspired by landscapes, contrasting environments and fantasy. For all members of the family. 11am – 12pm. Free. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

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

Bangor Bird Group Sky dwellers – the amazing life of Swifts. A talk with Ben Stammers, NWWT. 7.30pm prompt, £2 non-members. Brambell Building, Bangor University. Contact: birdsin.wales

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

Dalai Lama Trek 2020 Information Evening In 2020, St Kentigern Hospice will be celebrating their 25th anniversary of care for the community they serve. The invitation is to join them as they embark on a great overseas challenge – The Dalai Lama Trek. The trek will take place in October 2020. 6.30 – 8pm. Meeting held at The Plough Inn, The Roe, St. Asaph, LL17 0LU. Please let us know if you will be joining us on the evening by registering for free. Lindsey 01745 775423, l.thomas@stkentigernhospice.org.uk 

My Medium Life Join award-winning PJ Roscoe to hear a few of her many experiences as a medium. PJ works with angels and spirit guides, to help the spirit move on. Q & A about supernatural follows. 1 – 2pm,  free. Wrexham Library 01978 292090, library@wrexham.gov.uk

Three Identical Strangers (12A) Film. Three strangers meet and uncover a bizarre mystery that they are identical triplets who were seperated at birth. 8pm, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Sam Lewis Singer, songwriter and great musician from Tennessee; soulful vocals & roots-country music. No food, bar only, 7pm for gig 8pm. Blue Sky Café, High St., Bangor, 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

6th WEDNESDAY – 15th FRIDAY

Quiltfest Open daily 10am – 4pm (till 1pm on 15th). £2 entry, free parking. Trading Day on 10th; £3.50 entry, light refreshments. Held at Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Rd. Exhibition at the Museum and Gallery, Parade St., Llangollen LL20 8PW, open 10.30am – 4pm daily. More info from quiltfest.org.uk. (See Exhibitions). 

6th WEDNESDAY – 27th WEDNESDAY

Machine Sewing for Beginners 4 week course to learn how to get the most out of your sewing machine. 4 – 6pm, £40. Held at Crafty Rhino, Colwyn Bay. Tickets: billetto.co.uk Facebook: of event name

7th THURSDAY

Life Drawing A full day of life drawing classes, with Nick Elphick, Claire Halliday and Jonathan Brier. All abilities welcome and catered for; hot drinks and cake available. 11am – 4pm, 3 block session £150, booking essential. Held at Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Bookings: 01492 593413, education@rcaconwy.org Also 14th & 21st

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 

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

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

Tonic: Sian James An afternoon concert in the company of the singer-songwriter and accomplished harpist, Siân James. The concert will feature some original music and Sian’s arrangements of traditional Welsh folk songs and hymns. A free cup of tea/coffee with ticket to follow. 2.30pm, £6, £5. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Thunder and Rain Colorado based five piece with their roots in traditional Bluegrass and Folk. No food, bar only, 7pm for gig 8pm. £10. Blue Sky Café, High St., Bangor, 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Lisa Eurgain Taylor and Alys Williams Discover  more about the artists; music and discussion held in Welsh. 7 – 9pm, Storiel, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor LL57 1DT. £8 – £12. More: Eventbrite.co.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.

The Inner Dance Meditation ‘Inner Dance’ is a shamanic form of meditation intended to allow participants to Trust, Surrender and Flow. Depending on the participants ability to let go, they enter a deep meditative trance enabling a profound sense of expanded awareness to allow deep healing and energy flow. 7 – 9pm, Parkfields Community Centre, Mold. Contact: rachelsbellydance.wales

NWWT: Anglesey Fens Living Landscape Chris Wynne, NWWT Senior Reserves Manager, pulls together the various strands of management and project work that are contributing to the vision for better integration of conservation with other land-use interests. 2 – 4.30pm, £2, to include refreshments. St Cyngar’s Church Hall, Llangefni, LL77 7EA. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

West Side Story (PG) Film. A Dementia friendly screening. All are welcome, especially carers of those with dementia; low lights, walk-a-round and sing-a-long participation welcome; 2pm, £4.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Three Identical Strangers See 6th

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 016504, info@llangollenfoe.org.uk

8th FRIDAY

NWWT: A Year in the Wild Ian Fraser, a naturalist in North Wales, guides us through the year with his presentation of some wonderful regional wildlife. Assistance dogs only. 2 – 4pm, £2, to include refreshments. St David’s Church Hall, Llandudno, LL30 3NT. John Underwood 01492 533459, 07783 773225, john.underwood100@gmail.com

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

E Motion A factual documentary that explores how human emotions affect the physiology of the human body. 6.30pm with Tapas, set price £10. Follow Your Bliss Café, 307 – 309 High St., Bangor. FYB 01248 345495.

My Week with Marilyn (15) Film. About Marilyn Monroe and Colin Clark, the third assistant director on the film, who got to spend a week with her. 7 for 7.30pm, Denbigh Film Club, Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

NT – The Tragedy of King Richard ll Broadcast live theatre screening. The ambitious Bollingbrooke challenges the vain and foolish king for power. 4pm, £15, £13 concs., Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15) As Cameron is subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents. 7.30 – 10.30pm, New Dot Cinema, Llangollen Town Hall, Castle St., LL20 8NU. Tickets: skiddle.com

8th FRIDAY & 9th SATURDAY

Bangor Music Festival ~ Gŵyl Gerdd Bangor Theme: Acoustics. Over two days the Bangor Music Festival will give you a unique opportunity to explore the acoustics of Pontio, to learn more about science in relation to music and to experience the latest in contemporary and experimental music. Artists include: Richard Craig, Bangor University Fusion Ensemble, Bangor New Music Ensemble, Uproar Wales, Swansea Laptop Orchestra, Electroacoustic Wales. Most events are held in Pontio, Bangor. Info & bookings: bangormusicfestival.org.uk

8th FRIDAY – 10th SUNDAY

Yoga Retreat Join me for this special yoga weekend at the magical location of Portmeirion – explore the village with its wonderful gardens and beaches. From £295, includes: yoga tuition and use of yoga equipment, luxury accommodation, all meals including a 3 course meal in Castell Deudraeth,  Portmeirion. Bookings: Tracey Jocelyn, 07809 485323, traceyyogamassage.co.uk

Drop Spindle Spinning for Beginners Learn the art of spindle spinning and other techniques. Suitable for beginners and those wanting a more portable form of spinning. Teaching spindles can be provided and purchased. £5 charge for fibres. £219 – £238, led by Chris Jukes. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Folklore (in Welsh) Names early please to ensure a place on this highly popular convention run jointly with Cymdeithas Llafar Gwlad. £219 – £238, led by Twm Elias. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

8th FRIDAY – 11th MONDAY

Yoga Long Weekend 10 sessions of Mindful Yoga, relaxation, chi-gung, mantra and meditation. From £175 for 2 nights half board and £195 for 3 nights half board. Held at The Hydro Hotel, Llandudno. Book: Elaine Powell 01248 430147, yoganorthwales.co.uk Also April 12 – 15.

8th FRIDAY – 13th WEDNESDAY (not 10th)

Stan & Ollie (PG) Film. Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers. 8pm – 8th, 9th & 12th; 2pm – 9th, 11th, 13th; 5pm – 9th. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Also 8th & 12th – 8.15pm, 11th 7.30pm; 13th 2.30pm, £6.25, £5.25 concs., Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli LL53 5DE, 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Mary Queen of Scots (15) Film. Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Various times, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli LL53 5DE, 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

9th SATURDAY 

The Confucius Institute is holding its annual Dragon Parade and Chinese Gala to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Earth Pig. The dragon parade will leave Bangor Cathedral at 12pm and make its way along to the Clock and back again. There will be a Gala inside the Cathedral from 12.30 – 2pm, free of charge! Confucius Institute, Bangor Uni 01248 388555, confuciusinstitute@bangor.ac.uk

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

Mini-Retreat: Self Care Saturday This is a day that’s all about nurturing you. Enjoy yoga in the morning with Claire Mace, a healthy and inspiring lunch made by wild plant expert Jules Cooper, then explore mindfulness, blissful sound and essential oils in the afternoon. Held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Longford Road, Holyhead LL65 1TR. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, inspiratrix.co.uk

Dry Stone Walling 10am. Learn the basics through helping to construct one of these beautiful structures at Ganllwyd. Booking essential, steel toe capped boots required (limited spares available). Bookings: Owain 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Artist in Conversation: Wanda Zyborska “My practice and the women artists who have inspired me”. Wanda works in a wide variety of media, mainly in 3D and performance and often drawing on textile methods to construct work that challenges gender and identity stereotypes. She is interested in political art and public interventions. 2.30pm, £3. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB, 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Wildlife Photography Workshop Join professional wildlife photographer Gary Jones at this workshop for beginners and enthusiastic amateurs who would like to start photographing wildlife or improve on existing skills. A workshop of tuition from Gary and some practical photography with him, out on the nature reserve. 10am – 4pm, £50. RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve LL31 9XZ, 07467 540355, gjwildlifephotography@outlook.com

Freedom from Anxiety and Depression: Workshop for Young People 12 – 18+yrs. We will learn yoga,  breathing, meditation, mindfulness, relaxation and Emotional Freedom Technique. 9am – 12.30pm, £35 per young person, £25 for accompanying parent, refreshments provided. Held at Oddfellows Hall, Saltney, Chester. Bookings: Teresa Keast 07876 254518, teresa@teresa4yoga.co.uk

Hollie McNish: Plum Book Tour Hollie will be joining us to perform poems from her new collection, PLUM. Expect strong language as she talks fruit and flesh, sex, politics, transformers and a lot of friendship. Doors open 8pm, plus poet Sophie McKeand 8.15 – 8.45pm; Hollie from 9pm – 10pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Turn Your World Upside Down – Yoga Inversion Workshop Working towards 3 inversions; headstand, handstand and pincha mayuransana. This will be a mixed ability workshop as all the postures can be modified to suit ability; there will be no pressure to do anything that you aren’t comfortable with. 2 – 4.30pm, 294 Conway Rd., Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Facebook: of event name

Cracked A moving, thought-provoking play about vulnerability, mental well-being and the universal need for love. 14+, 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., £5 young person. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

NWWT: Green Woodworking Craft Event Learn how to make everyday products sustainably from coppicing woodland, in partnership with The Woodland Skills Centre. Families welcome! Booking recommended. 10am – 3pm. Meeting point: old Aberduna Quarry offices on the Maeshafn Road, half a mile from Gwernymynydd. (GR: SJ 205 616). Mike Klymko 07880 033562, mikeklymko@ northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

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

9th SATURDAY & 10th SUNDAY

Make A Three-Legged Stool Day 1 – learn the basic techniques; Day 2 – cut and prepare a solid wood seat and assemble the stool. £125, dep £65. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Welsh Winter Scrambles This course will help you to become a winter mountaineer; includes accommodation, cooked meals, pick-ups arranged. List of what’s needed on website. £395, Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig 01690 720241, pyb.co.uk Also 18th/19th & 23rd/24th)

10th SUNDAY

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

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

Nuts and Bolts of Sacred Ceremony Workshop A taster/starter day suitable for all; whether an experienced ceremonialist or an interested beginner. There are 4 workshops covering different topics. They will include theory and practice, skills and confidence building. Each can be taken as a stand alone or combined with others. £25 per workshop; £90 for all 4. Other dates: 16th Feb (2) and 17th Feb. Places limited to 12. Held in Upstairs Room, Follow Your Bliss Café, Bangor. Led by Alexandra Wilson; contact via Facebook: Sacred Ceremony Workshop 

One Day Mountain Navigation Course Open to all, covers the basics of navigation, aimed at building confidence and introducing beginners to a map and compass. 7 – 10pm, £48.56. Led by Exploring Snowdonia-Eryri. Based at Moel Siabod Cafe, Capel Curig LL24 0EN. Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk

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

Thicker Than Water (15) Film with Japanese Foundation Touring Film Programme. Drama exposing the relationships siblings. Japanese, with subtitles. 1.15pm, £8.50, U26 £6. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Let Yourself Be Love ~ Nurturing The Heart Join us on a magical journey combining dance, meditation, art and storytelling. 10am – 5pm, £45, £35 concs. Parkfields Community Centre, Mold. Bookings: rachelsbellydance.wales

11th MONDAY

Talk: Pine Marten Recovery Project Join us in another free environmental talk; tonight with Josephine Bridges of the Vincent Wildlife Trust. Their aim is to restore viable populations of Pine Martens to England and Wales. 8pm, Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET. Contact 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk

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

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

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

11th MONDAY – 16th SATURDAY  

Sustainability and Adaption for Cities and Communities This course will help develop an overview comprehension of current research and discourse. It covers adaptation planning and sustainability of cities and communities, and places this understanding into current and future environmental contexts. You will gain a thorough understanding of key elements, infrastructures, maintenance issues, energy budgets, material flows, waste disposal, transportation, social dynamics that underlie the development and management of communities and cities. £700, £625 concs., CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

12th TUESDAY

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

Cylch Gitar Gogledd Cymru/ North Wales Guitar Circle 2nd Tues/month. All styles of acoustic guitarists – from non players to professional (non vocal). 7.45pm, £1 per person. Anglesey Arms Hotel, Menai Bridge. Jane and Dave Sinnett 01407 831480, jane.sinnett@btinternet.com ~ Facebook: northwalesguitarcircle

Introduction to Homeopathy with Wendy Scrase 6.30 – 8.30pm, £10. Follow Your Bliss Café, 307 – 309 High St., Bangor. FYB 01248 345495.

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

Utopias & Dystopias We love speculative fiction; but why are we so drawn to it? What does speculative fiction help us come to terms with? Join Sophie Mackintosh as she suggests answers to these questions, complete with a reading of her Booker-longlisted novel The Water Cure. 8pm, £15 or £29.95 with dinner. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

13th WEDNESDAY

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

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

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

Bangor Bird Group Cyprus and bird migration, a presentation by Julian Hughes, RSPB. 7.30pm prompt, £2 non-members. Brambell Building, Bangor University. Contact: birdsin.wales 

An Introduction to Vision Quest Vision Quest is an ancient ceremony in modern times. It marks the move from one life transition to another; allowing the past, placing ourselves in the present and creating our ceremony with the tools and teachings from our own lives. We will be watching a DVD of a youth Rites of Passage, exploring the history and cross-cultural roots. 1.30 – 4.30pm, £30. Machynlleth. Details from Pippa Bondy 07814 959613, pippa@ancienthealingways.co.uk

Footpath Maintenance 10am. Come join us for our second instalment of footpath maintenance days on the Mawddach trail. Bookings: Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

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

The Three Dimensional Nature of Time Talk with Chester Theosophical Society and Matthew Sutton. 7 for 7.30pm, £5.50, £3.50 concs., Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF, 01244 377170, chestertheosophy.org 

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

An Impossible Love (15) Film. A chronicle of the love between mother and daughter, endangered by a manipulative father. French with subtitles. 8pm, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Colette (15) Film. Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. 5.30pm, 8pm, £4, £3.25 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

14th THURSDAY

Theosophical Society: Universal Laws 2nd & 4th Thursday/month. An introduction to the Ageless Wisdom and the Laws of Nature. Theosophy teaches that the Cosmos is created with Spirit and Intelligence and is divinely guided from within. Human beings are both earthly and divine and have a vast potential still to be unfolded throughout many lifetimes in which to grow toward spiritual maturity. This is the first in a series of 8 talks leading to the Diploma in Theosophy arranged by the English Theosophical Society. Course Leader Eric McGough. 2pm, £5; TS members £3, free refreshments. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-Sea. Jenny 07510 160737, 01492 339245, theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk See ad page 23

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

Olwyn Lliw Adult art session, with Jwls Williams; ideal for beginners to experiment with new materials. £10 per session or £32 for 4, 16+. 10.30am. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Stan & Ollie See 8th; except at 5.30pm, Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli LL53 5DE, 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

14th THURSDAY – 25th MONDAY

If Beale Street Could Talk (15) Film. Adapted James Baldwin drama about love, family and injustice in 1970’s Harlem. Various times and prices. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk 

Building Bridges: Spirituality as the Heart of Our Community Part of a series of talks or “mind art” which examine our relationship to place, space and belonging and how that affects our health and wellbeing, led by Rev Alexandra Wilson. 7 – 8.30pm, £5. Follow Your Bliss Café, 307 – 309 High Street Bangor, LL57 1UL. Facebook: of same name

An Impossible Love See 13th

15th FRIDAY

NWWT: Red Squirrel Update Craig Shuttleworth of Red Squirrel Trust Wales brings us up to date with squirrel fortunes in north-west Wales – and touches on those of pine martens. 7.30 – 9.30, £2, to include refreshments. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Benllech, LL74 8TF. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour An evening packed full of films and awe-inspiring talks from some of the world’s most impressive adventurers. Enjoy the spirit and inspiration of the Festival, and celebrate the exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. 7.30pm, £18, £10 u25s. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

An Evening with Steven Holbrook Spiritualist Medium. 7 – 1pm, £15. Canolfan Beaumaris, Rating Row, Beaumaris LL58 8AL. Contact 01248 811200, canolfanbeaumaris.org.uk

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

Edie (12A) Film. After her controlling husband dies, a determined woman in her 80’s embarks on a trip to fulfil her long-time dream of climbing a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. 7.30pm. Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth LL42 1EF, dragontheatre.co.uk

15th FRIDAY & 16th SATURDAY

Flight Paths The Biwa Hôshi were blind storytellers who travelled the length and breadth of medieval Japan making a living from their epic tales. In this new production, three visually impaired performers from Japan, Nigeria and the US follow their example to tell contemporary stories of migration to the UK. 7.45pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

15th FRIDAY – 17th SUNDAY

Chamber Music Practice and teaching sessions in the relaxed atmosphere of the Plas. Tuition is given by highly experienced string musicians. To book, contact organiser Dr Julia Johnson. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru Ariel Yoga Weekend Retreat We’re delighted to welcome Ariel Yoga specialist Ceri Poppins for the weekend who will lead a variety of yoga throughout the weekend (including Ariel Yoga). Between yoga classes there will be guided mindful wild walks or a chance to relax. £400 – £500. The Outbuildings, Llangaffo LL60 6NH. Book: wildwalesretreats.com

Pure Yoga: Yoga Immersion Weekend Menai Bridge LL59 5NH. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk See 1st – 3rd February

Chamber Music Enjoy the opportunity for both practice and teaching sessions in the relaxed atmosphere of the Plas. Tuition is given by highly experienced string musicians. To book, contact organiser Dr Julia Johnson. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Snowdonia Weekend Climbing A chance to experience the summits without the crowds. The aim of this weekend is to reach the summit of Snowdon and the summit of the atmospheric Glyder Fawr. A reasonable state of fitness required. £112.52. Contact SVL Adventures -info@svladventures

15th FRIDAY – 21st THURSDAY (not 17th)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15) Film. The true story of best-selling biographer Lee Israel, who falls out of step with current tastes and turns her art form to deception. Various times. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli LL53 5DE, 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

16th SATURDAY 

Mind Body Spirit Festival A large, regular event with a lovely atmosphere. Lots of stalls with healers, therapists, Tarot & Angel card readers, ethical gifts, crystals, candles, witchy wares, festival clothing and much more. Free workshops and free parking. Delicious vegan and vegetarian food available. 10am – 1pm. Held at Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Rd. Facebook: Llangollen Mind Body Spirit Festival

Monthly Mindfulness for Anxiety Learn tips and techniques that aid anxiety and stress relief. You can join in the discussion or simply observe with no obligation. We then finish with a mindful meditation. 11am – 12.30pm, £10, £5 for reference tool. Beehive Healthcare, Chester. Tickets: inspireandrewire.com

Woodland Wellbeing Join us at our Caerwys site for a Wellbeing and Hygge session. We will take a gentle walk through the woodland and then get comfortable around the campfire where you can read, explore your artistic side or just relax in one of our hammocks. Hot chocolate and comforting treats.  10am – 1pm, 18+, Plas Derw-Forest School, Holywell Rd, Northop CH7 6AA. plasderwforestschool.co.uk

Sacred Ceremony Workshops 1. Morning: Basics of Ceremony for Birth and Baby. Whether you wish to create ceremony for yourself and your children, for others or to heal your own birth story, this workshop is for you. 2. Afternoon: Basics of Ceremony for Adolescent Rites of Passage. By the end of this session you will understand how to structure a ceremony according to your intention for it. 12 places. Suitable for all; whether an experienced ceremonialist or an interested beginner. See 10th for more details. Held in Upstairs Room, Follow Your Bliss Café, Bangor. Led by Alexandra Wilson; contact via Facebook: Sacred Ceremony Workshop

Potato Day There will be a wide variety of seed potatoes and vegetable seeds for sale, plus onion sets, garlic bulbs, rhubarb crowns, fruit trees, strawberry plants and other soft fruits. 9am – 2pm, free entry, refreshments available. The Daniel Owen Centre, Earl Road, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1AP. Contact 01352 751306 or 07940 227742.

Bach Comes Back to Town Chester Bach Singers sing JS Bach’s motets. 1.15pm, £10, St Werburgh’s Church, Chester. Nicola 01244 470890, info@chesterbachsingers.org.uk

SAORI Weaving for Health & Wellbeing Day 3rd Sat/month. Learn Japanese SAORI freestyle hand weaving. No experience is necessary, all abilities welcome, guidance given. 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 

Y Brain/Kargala Wales Tour After years of repression and censorship, writer Meltem Arikan moved to Wales where she feels a deep sense of belonging. In a state of personal crisis, her Turkish-speaking, repressed, rigid self Mel meets her Welsh-speaking, adventurous, nature-loving self Tem for the first time. Written by Meltem Arikan, with Welsh-language parts by Sharon Morgan. Accessible for English speakers. 7.30pm,  £8, £7 concs, and £3 16-18 years. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Llangollen Adventure Lectures All profits go into the kitty for speakers and possible grants. 7.30 – 10.30pm, £5. Bridge End Hotel, Llangollen LL20 8UE. Speakers for tonight TBC. Visit eventbrite.co.uk

Frozen (PG) Animated film. The story of a fearless princess who sets off on a journey to find her estranged sister. 6 for 6.30pm showing. £5, children £2, includes tea and cake. A regular monthly event with different films. We will also have a DVD swap table; bring one in and take another away! Held at Rowen Village Hall. Enquiries 01492 650762. All cake offers to Mark Crane: markcrane@phonecoop.coop. 

16th SATURDAY & 17th SUNDAY

Upholstery Weekender This two day workshop with artist/designer Sophia Ingham is for beginners and will take you through the entire upholstery process, from furniture stripping, through re-strapping, re-upholstery and finishing techniques. Bring along a small simple project to work on such as a stool or dining chair and upholstery fabric (if you’re after something specific), otherwise all basic materials and equipment are provided. 10am – 4pm, £90. Canolfan Glasinfryn, Bangor LL57 4UP. Sophia 07391 930719, phiaeco@gmail.com

Coppice Crafts Learn about woodland management; undertake some coppice work and harvest materials. Make a besom broom and small hazel hurdle to take home. £100. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

17th SUNDAY

Sacred Ceremony Workshops Basics of Sacred Ceremony for Healing. See 10th for details. 

Crystals and Labyrinths Workshop £50, held at The Dragon Theatre, Jubilee Road, Barmouth, LL42 1EF. More: Sandra Hope-Maskell, hope-college.co.uk Foundation in Crystal Healing 1st session of five full days over the coming months. Fully accredited by the Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations. Whether you join us for fun, or for a future as a crystal therapist, you’ll meet like-minded people, learn about the power and energy of crystals, as well as begin to understand your own unique talents in a profound way. 10am – 5pm, £350 for the course. £50 deposit. Cariad Academy of Crystal Healing, Hightown, Wrexham LL13 7BS. Bookings: 07561 320239, cariadcrystals@yahoo.com

Red Tent Gwynedd: Living a Rich Life on Small Budget A sharing of ideas and strategies for living an abundant life, whatever your income. Bring some examples if you like – food, home made things, bargain finds, ideas for outings. 2 – 6pm, held at 8 Fron Ogwen, Tregarth LL57 4NP. Facebook: to Join Tent meetings, or visit redtentgwynedd.wixsite.com

Colette See 1st for details 3.30pm, £3, £2 children, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

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

17th SUNDAY – 22nd FRIDAY

Slate: Yet More Diversity Together with visits to familiar slate quarries, the course will also call on non-familiar stone quarries and metal mines. £495 – £542.50, led by Richard Williams. Average fitness is required. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

18th MONDAY

Snowdrop Planting Days Help us ‘grow’ our Snowdrop display into one of the best in the area by joining us for one of Penrhyn’s annual Snowdrop planting days. 11am – 3pm. Normal entry charges apply. Penrhyn Castle, Bangor. Visit: nationaltrust.org.uk Also 21st, 25th & 28th.

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

18th MONDAY & 19th TUESDAY

Welsh Winter Scrambles See 9th & 10th

Frogman Performance. A coming-of-age thriller exploring the fragility of the childhood imagination. 18th – 7.45pm; 19th – 6.45 & 8.45pm, tickets from £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

18th MONDAY – 22nd FRIDAY

Winter Birds By now, the winter bird population will still be at its maximum. From Plas Tan y Bwlch we have easy access to several good estuaries, other coastal habitats and inland lakes, all set against the impressive backdrop of the mountains of Eryri. £396 – £434, led by Twm Elias. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

19th TUESDAY

Full Moon in Pisces 3.53pm This February full moon ushers in the second in a series of 3 full moon supermoons occurring on January 21, February 19 and March 21. All of these full moons are less than 362,000 km (225,000 miles) distant as measured from the centres of the Earth and moon and appear bigger than usual. earthsky.org

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

Fencing See 1st

Chester Humanists 3rd Tues/month. We seek to make the best use of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, using reason, experience and shared human values. Meet at 7.30pm, Custom House, Watergate St., Chester. Stuart 07954 166567, Richard 07530 225268, chester.humanist.org.uk

Free Solo See 5th

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

Writing Animals – an Evening with Susanna Forrest In what promises to be a unique hour, Susanna will show how her own particular field – equine culture and history – has much to teach us about history, literature, anthropology, philosophy, and even food. 8pm, £15 or for food too £29.95. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

Don Quixote ~ ROH Live Satellite Screening. Cervantes’s famous story of the bumbling knight from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza is transformed into a sparkling ballet. 7.15pm, £15, £12.50, £10 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk. Also Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

19th TUESDAY – 22nd FRIDAY

Anweledig Theatre performance. A powerful and harrowing Welsh language production that follows the journey of Glenda, played by Ffion Dafis, as she battles to live with severe depression. 7.30pm, except 20th – 12.30pm. £15, £12 concs., Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Noughts & Crosses Performance with Pilot Theatre; addressing issues of mixed race relationships. 7.30pm daily, 1pm 21st; 2.30pm 23rd. £10, Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

20th WEDNESDAY

Brigadoon (U) Film from 1954. Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland discover a small mysterious village that seems to be lost in the past. A dementia friendly screening; low lights and people are welcome to walk around. 1pm, £4. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Love Craft A one-woman-science-comedy-music-show created by Welsh actress and singer Carys Eleri. 7.30pm, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Bangor Bird Group “Birding the Eastern United States”, presentation by Alex Jones, local birder. 7.30pm prompt, £2 non-members. Brambell Building, Bangor University. Contact: birdsin.wales

‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’: the impact of health promotion and prevention in the context of HIV A public lecture by Dr Olwen Williams. The talk will cover the history of how HIV/AIDS prevention and care developed over the past 35 years, the transformation of the ‘fatal disease’; and how there is still a stigma. 5 – 6.30pm, free. Organised by the Learned Society of Wales 029 2037 6976, lsw@wales.ac.uk, learnedsociety.wales

Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing Informative evening with Cristina Atanes, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Follow Your Bliss Café, 307 – 309 High St., Bangor. FYB 01248 345495. 

The House By The Sea (12A) Film. Three grown up  children visit their dying father at his picturesque villa and reflect on their past and future. French with subtitles, 8pm, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Introduction to Volunteering This training is aimed at those who are thinking about volunteering and / or new to volunteering. By the end of the course you will understand what is volunteering and what is expected from you as a volunteer. Organised by Mantell Gwynedd. Free, 1 – 4pm. Mantell Gwynedd, 23 – 25 Y Bont Bridd, Caernarfon LL55 1AB. Contact mantellgwynedd.com

Storyhouse Book Club Come along for our monthly lively discussion, piercing insights, lots of open-minded warmth. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler. 7.30pm, The Garret Bar, Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Piatti String Quartet One of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £12. Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Road, LL18 1BA. Contact rhylmusic.com

21st THURSDAY

The United Nations: Saving the Planet & Porthmadog A talk for the community exploring the global to the local situation on climate change. With a ‘What can WE do?’ session. Speaker Richard Shirres of the UN Association Menai Branch. Entrance free with refreshments, all ages welcome. Doors open 7pm, starts 7.15pm, finish 8.45pm. Y Gadolfan, High Street, Porthmadog, LL49 9LU. 

Sound Healing Meditation We experience the three R’s during sound healing: Resonance, Resistance and Release. Some bowls will feel harmonic and resonate well and some you may find irritating or uncomfortable, both lead to release. This can be on a physical, emotional/ soul or mind level. Bring a mat, pillow and a blanket for extra comfort. I do have some spare but please ask prior to coming if you require one. Doors 7.15 for 7.30pm prompt start, £9 advance or £12 door – includes herbal tea after. Saltney, Chester CH4 8SG. Bookings: inspireandrewire.com. Nicola 07421 996393, nicola@inspireandrewire.com

The NHS in Wales: A Health Economist’s Perspective on the next 70 Years A bilingual presentation by Prof. Rhiannon Tudor Edwards who has worked extensively in the health service over 25 years. From the perspective of a health economist, on the challenges and opportunities facing the NHS in Wales over the next seventy years. 4.30 – 6pm, free, open to all, Q & A after. Bangor University LL57 2DG. Organised by the Learned Society of Wales 029 2037 6976, lsw@wales.ac.uk, learnedsociety.wales

Holly Clearance 10am. Although a native species valuable to nature in its own right it has the potential to take over sites limiting the potential of a great number of other native flora. Come join us and free this woodland from the entangling Holly! Coed Hafod, Betws y Coed. Bookings: Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

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

Essential Maturity: Parenting Oneself in a Scary World Part of a series of talks examining our relationship to place, space and belonging and how that affects our health and wellbeing. Led by Rev Alexandra Wilson. 7 – 8.30pm, £5, Follow Your Bliss Café, 307 – 309 High Street, LL57 1UL Bangor. FYB 01248 345495. Facebook: of event name

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

The House By The Sea See 20th

21st THURSDAY – 23rd SATURDAY

Gypsy Queen Theatre performance. A critically acclaimed love story set in Liverpool where two young men from rival boxing clubs fall in love, with devastating fallout. 7.45pm daily, tickets from £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

21st THURSDAY – 24th SUNDAY

Space To Be: Open Time This retreat is open to any individual who is looking for some quiet-but-purposeful time with a semi-structured programme. Art materials available, books, CDs, local walks, yoga space, mats and cushions. Facilitated by Trigonos founder Ros Tennyson. £272 – £233. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

22nd FRIDAY

Restorative Yoga Workshop The theme of this low-light 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, www.inspiratrix.co.uk 

Cold Concert An evening of delights (including music, food and drinks) from local talents to raise money to support people in the Bangor area who are homeless. Entrance by donation. All donations go directly to help homeless people in this area. 7 – 10pm, Bangor Cathedral. Facebook: OneHeart, oneheartcharity.org.uk

Writing Short Stories – According to Flannery O’Connor A creative writing workshop led by Fiona Owen. Drawing on two of O’Connor’s essays and examples from her own short stories, this workshop will provide plenty of food for thought, as well as practice in writing, following some of her suggestions. We will also look at micro-fiction, a more recent and popular form. All ranges of experience are welcome. A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb. 1 – 3pm, £5, £4 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead LL65 1TE, 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

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

22nd FRIDAY – 24th SUNDAY

Introduction to Permaculture Course 1 This is the first long weekend in a three part, accredited Permaculture Design Course. How to meet our fundamental human needs more sustainably. Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621580. Full board accommodation only at CAT £118. CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Mosses and Liverworts Introduction suitable for beginners, and those who wish to revise their knowledge before taking it further in an area which supports a rich and varied flora. Residential £290 – £235; non-res £195. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Crenau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB, 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

Winter Tree Identification Introducing and focusing on the skills needed to identify trees native to the British Isles in winter, as well as common non-native species. Residential £290 – £235; non-res £195. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Crenau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB, 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

22nd FRIDAY – 25th MONDAY

Deepening with Council Ways Through the Body This simple ceremony is an opportunity to absorb ourselves in a way of being that opens us to the deepest listening. We invite our awareness beyond what we think we know, what we like or dislike. This allows us to connect body/heart/mind/soul and release deep rooted habitual tensions. It’s about stopping, waiting and allowing without an agenda, without an intention; letting ourselves become empty. £295, (£100 non-refundable deposit). Anglesey. Bookings: Pip Bondy 07814 959613, ancienthealingways.co.uk

23rd SATURDAY 

Tristan Evans ~ A Piano Recital Music inspired by the works of Kyffin Williams; accompanied by a multi-media backdrop. 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org 

NWWT: Bird Watch Day Call in to see what’s going on, with experts on hand to help identify the birds and chat about wildlife. Best views approximately an hour before or after high tide. Assistance dogs only. 11am – 3pm. Spinnies Aberogwen, down a minor road to the coast from the village of Tal y Bont, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 3YH – the adjacent farm. Kate Gibbs 01248 681936, kategibbs.nwwt@gmail.com

Harmony Singing Workshop with Ella Speirs, open to all who like to sing together. 10am – 4pm, £20, Betws y Coed Memorial Hall. Bookings: Marian – marianowen1@btinternet.com

Make a Nuno Felt Scarf All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring with you any coloured threads, ribbons or embellishments etc. that you may want to add to your work. 10am – 4pm, £50, dep £25. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Canu Chwarel/Singing Slate with Siân Miriam. Come to our closing workshop of the series, designed to develop your own – and our collective – Merched Chwarel voice. This bilingual workshop is open to women/girls of all ages. No experience (or confidence!) in singing or writing needed: warm welcome to all! 10.30am – 2.30pm, £5. Held in Dyffryn Nantlle, Bookings: merchedchwarel.org

2 Year Diploma Course in Crystal Therapy One day a month for 2 years. £1,400. Held in Cloverly House, Mold Road, Ewloe, Deeside CH5 3AU. More from hope-college.co.uk

Innovative and Dynamic Facilitator Course Theatr Clwyd’s Creative Engagement Team have put together this two-day training course led by Brendon Burns to provide participants with innovative, dramatic techniques and values in order to lead facilitation and deliver dynamic creative sessions. 18+, 11am – 4pm, free. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Fused Glass Bird Workshop Led by Verity Pulford. Make little hanging fused glass birds and have a relaxing and creative morning in a beautiful setting with lots of delicious cake! Includes all materials, firing, homemade cakes and drinks. 10am -1pm, £50. Llanerch, Village Rd., Eryrys, Mold. Bookings, info and directions from Verity: verity_pulford@hotmail.com

Vocal Workshop Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. Find those top notes or learn how to breathe whilst singing – these monthly workshops are for you. 10am – 2.30pm, £25, £20 concs. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Welsh Language: Starting Your Prose This is a Welsh language day course with Guto Dafydd focusing on starting prose pieces ready for the National Eisteddfod competitions. £35 – £75. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

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

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

23rd SATURDAY & 24th SUNDAY

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

Welsh Winter Scrambles See 9th & 10th

24th SUNDAY

RainbowBiz Mind Body Spirit Festival A festival with over 50 traders and exhibitors, workshops and talks throughout the day. All welcome. Free entry, workshops, parking. Includes local author PJ Roscoe. Open 11am – 4pm. Theatr Clwyd, Mold. Facebook: of event name; rainbowbiz.org.uk

North West Wales Permaculture Meetup Informal gathering for folk interested in permaculture, small scale farming and sustainable living to network, share ideas and get inspired. No charge but please bring some lunch to share. 10am – 4pm. Henbant, Tain Lon, Clynnog Fawr, LL54 5DF (for navigation follow LL54 5DE). Contact Matt on 01286 660 761, 07786 316 413, matt@henbant.org

Raphael Wallfisch + John York support. International cellist plays music by Beethoven, Debussy and Schubert. 7.30pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Free Your Shoulders ~ Feldenkrais Method Release tension and discover a better organised use of your arms and shoulders by gently exploring new options. 10am – 1pm, £30. Verve Fitness & Wellbeing, Llangollen LL20 8RE. Veronica Rock 07990 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

Compost Toilet Construction 10am. An opportunity to get hands on with a variety of tools and work alongside some skilled individuals as we team up with the Woodland Trust and Kehoe Countryside to learn how to construct a compost toilet at this beautifully situated upland farm. Bookings: Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Indoor Table Top Sales 8am – 12.30pm, organised by Happy Faces Children’s Charity. Plas Y Dre, Llanrwst, LL26 0DF. Info: Ray 07968 957177.

Craft Destash Destashing is people selling on perfectly good art & craft supplies that they no longer need at reduced prices. 11am – 3pm, Trefnant Village Hall, Denbigh LL16 5UG. Facebook: of event name

Make a Shave-horse 1 You will be provided with all the materials you need and you will make your own to take home, based on the design of Mike Abbott. Learn how to cleave green wood and shape it with a draw-knife on your new shave-horse. £80, £40 dep., Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

25th MONDAY

Mindfulness Follow Up Group – Bangor Last Mon/month. We offer two monthly ‘Follow up groups’ for 8 week course graduates. It is fine to come along now and again. The teacher will lead a practice and there will be some space for conversation about practice. 6.30 – 8.30pm. Wheldon Building, Bangor University Science Site, off Deiniol Road. Bookings: mindfulness@bangor.ac.uk

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

26th TUESDAY

Elements of the Welsh Landscape Printmaking with Aimee Jones – how to create a copper sulphate etching inspired by the landscape. 11am – 4pm, £60, all materials provided. Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy. Bookings Gallery 01492 593413. 

NWWT: Greener Tywyn An introduction to the project’s mission to act as an instrument of positive environmental change in Tywyn and the surrounding area. 7 – 9pm, Dolgellau Free Library, LL40 2YF. Janet Baker 07812 659593, jemmole@hotmail.com

Villagers Live music from Anglesey and Penarth lads. 8pm, £20. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Introduction to Ayurveda with Lesley Wills. 6.30 – 8.30pm, £10. Follow Your Bliss Café, 307 – 309 High St., Bangor. FYB 01248 345495.

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

27th WEDNESDAY

NWWT: Spiders on Welsh Mountains and Bogs Talk by Richard Gallon from Cofnod. 7.30 – 9pm, £2 donation appreciated. Brambell Building, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Sue Carter 01248 371769, sue@gorad.co.uk

NWWT: Owl Rescue Representatives from the North Wales Owl Sanctuary, Corwen, return with some of their feathered friends. A short presentation, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2 donation appreciated. Gresford Memorial Hall, High Street, Gresford, LL12 8PS. Dan Rose 07976 962251,  nwwtwrexham@gmail.com

The Print Symposium: Collaboration in Printmaking A one-day symposium led by artist printmakers discussing their practice and  collaborative projects. 10am – 4.30pm, £45 includes refreshment and lunch. Speakers include: Hilary Paynter, Barry Morris, Tom Frost, Reveal Printmakers. Tŷ Pawb, Market Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BB. Booking essential: 01978 267629, printcentre@cambria.ac.uk

Lunch on the Fly Have a go at vertical dance.  You will be guided through some simple positions, and then you will fly! 12pm, £6. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Blazin’ Fiddles / Patrobas From Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, a blend of ensemble and solo sets. Fiddles and bows, guitar and piano. 7.30pm, £16, £14 student/children. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

27th WEDNESDAY & 28th THURSDAY

On Her Shoulders (12A) Film. Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people. Away from the podium, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people’s good intentions. 8pm, partly subtitled, £6. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

28th THURSDAY

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

The Colwyn Bay Theosophical Society Talk and general discussion to be arranged. 2pm, £5; TS members £3, free refreshments. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-Sea. Jenny 07510 160737, 01492 339245, theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

Caffi Llaeth Mam / Breastfeeding Mums See 14th

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

Theosophical Society: Universal Laws See 14th

Awakened Belly Dance 7 week course Using traditional Middle Eastern dance techniques, sacred dances from around the world, breath and energy work, meditation, sound healing and conscious communication. 7 – 9.30pm, booked by 31st Jan £70; or £90 booked by 21st Feb; after that £100 for the course of £10 per session. Held in Parkfields Community Centre, Mold. Bookings: rachelsbellydance.wales

Remembering Your Self: Tools for Loving, Self-Acceptance and Peace See 7th for details. Led by Rev Alexandra Wilson. 7 – 8.30pm, £5, Follow Your Bliss Café, Bangor, 01248 345495. Facebook: of event name

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

28th THURSDAY & 1st MARCH, FRIDAY

A Brave Face Theatre performance. Exploring Post Traumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. A wordless, full mask style theatre of a story that needs to be told. 7.45pm, £10+, 12+. Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

28th THURSDAY – 2nd MARCH, SATURDAY

Living Mindfully This course will explore the value of mindfulness practices and incorporating them into our lives, with the opportunity to engage in a variety of mindfulness practices. £235, non-residential £160. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

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