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Network News 2019

Welcome to the November Calendar

1st FRIDAY

NWWT: Biodiversity: how can we get it back? Martin Bailey, biodiversity consultant, asks “What is biodiversity? Have you ever seen it?” We’ll explore why wildlife has gone from much of the UK – and how we could bring it back. 7 – 9pm, £2, Maes Esgob Community Centre, Dyserth, LL18 6HB. Mark Hughes 07800 771570, mjdhughes1108@gmail.com

Monthly Walk 1st Fri/month. Meet 9.45am for 10am start & 1.15pm for 1.30pm start. From Church of the Holy Spirit, Ewloe. Ian Gibbons 07805 063102.

Digital Workshop: Paper Things We will introduce the concept of the Internet of Things and how we can voice control physical things to animate. 10am – 3pm, for 12yrs+ and adults. 50 minute sessions: 10am, 11am, 1pm or 2pm. £5 per session, booking essential. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, mostyn.org 

Wildflower Habitat Days! Cynall a Chadw Cynefinoedd! Help us create wildflower patches for wildlife. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear as outside. 10.30am – 12.30pm. Meet Ty Peblig, 36 Ffordd Ysgubor Goch, Caernarfon. Organised with Stepping Stones. Facebook: of event name

Walking in the Footsteps of the Ladies This 3-mile route through Pen y Coed Woods and Pengwern Vale was described by the Ladies as a “most delicious walk”. Some slopes; can be boggy in places. 1 – 3pm. Meet at Plas Newydd Llangollen. plasnewyddllangollen.co.uk

Make Friends with a Book Reading Group meets  Fridays. All welcome, no need to book, just pop in! 10.45am – 12.15pm. Bangor Library 01248 353469.

Community Litter Pick in Bangor Everyone welcome, equipment provided. 2 – 3.30pm, meet Post Office, Llys Dylan, Penrhyn Ave, Bangor. Lisa Jones at Groundwork North Wales 01978 757524 lisa.jones@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

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

Death Café 1st Fri/month. A group led discussion in a friendly atmosphere. There is no agenda for the group discussion and no intention of leading people to come to some kind of conclusion. If you are simply curious to find out what Death Café looks and feels like why not come along. 2 – 4pm. £2 donation. St Kentigern Hospice, Upper Denbigh Rd., St. Asaph LL17 0RS. Vita Zilite: 01745 585221, vita.zilite@stkentigernhospice.org.uk

Gong Bath Close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments. 7pm, £13. Rhuddlan Community Centre, Rhuddlan, Rhyl LL18 5AW. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk 

North West Writing for Wellbeing Group 1st Fri/month. A writing group facilitated by experienced bibliopoetry therapy practitioners and writers for wellbeing. 12.15pm, free, drop-in. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Farming and Wildlife Nicholas Watts runs an award- winning agricultural farm which supplies bird food; and his services to wildlife have been recognised. A Cambrian Ornithological Society meeting. 7.30pm, £1. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Footpath Building Join us doing some much needed footpath maintenance on a section of footpath between Llyn Ffestiniog and Cwm Penmachno. 10am, booking essential, contact Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk

Jaywalkers Folk trio, with their stylish delivery of virtuosic Americana. 7 for 8pm gig, £12. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

1st FRIDAY – 3rd SUNDAY

Ayurveda Health Coach Diploma Promote health and wellbeing from an Ayurvedic perspective – learn about diet, lifestyle, yoga, meditation, herbs, spices and Ayurvedic therapies according to their specific constitutions or imbalances. Contact for more details/costs: Dru Yoga, Snowdon Mountain Lodge, Bethesda LL57 3LX, 01248 602900, druyoga.com

RSPB Pop Up Craft Shop We will have sea glass jewellery, clay and wooden pendants, nature photography, upcycled nature themed clothing, natural handmade soaps, cards, crochet wear, funky alternative knitwear and smiling faces. 10am – 4pm. RSPB Conwy Llandudno Junction. Organised by ArtlySparklyDesigns. Facebook of same name

2nd SATURDAY 

Grown Ups Clay Night You will use our range of clay tools and a slab of clay to design, cut and build a clay Christmas Tree either using coils or block printed leaves of clay. £15, £5 deposit. Your tree will need to stay with us for a couple of weeks for two firings and will be ready for you to collect in time for Christmas. Tan y Ddraig, 27 Castle Street, Conwy LL32 8AY. Booking is essential: 01492 583566, enquiries@tanyddraig.co.uk Facebook: of event name

Walk: Snowdonia’s Extreme North At 245 metres high, Penmaen Bach is the most northerly hilltop in Snowdonia with stunning views of the lofty Carneddau mountains and across a vast expanse of sea towards Anglesey and further. Join Snowdonia Society trustee Julian for this walk, starting and finishing at the Pensychnant Conservation Centre. 1.30 – 4pm. £2.50, booking essential, contact Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk Part of the Snowdonia Walking Festival.

Ensemble Cymru With its dreamy beauty, drawing inspiration from the beautiful Welsh folk melody, Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn, Metcalf creates a fitting contemporary testament to Schubert’s lyrical brilliance. 7.30pm, £14, £12 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

NW Contemporary Craft Fair An abundance of artists – ceramics, painters, glass workers, sculptors, jewellery, fused glass, woodwork. The fair will provide a fantastic opportunity to buy affordable and original art direct from the artists. There will be workshops and chances to win some fabulous craft and art-related prizes. 10.30am – 5pm. Free admission. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, mostyn.org

International Cube Day ~ The Cube of Truth A peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance which allows people to engage with those who support a vegan lifestyle. 12 – 3pm. Held at Bangor Clock Tower. Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided for those who wish to take part. Volunteers can join Facebook group: Anonymous for the Voiceless

Corn Dollies Improvers For those who have previously attended the beginner’s day and want to take their work a little further. We will be looking more at technique, using five straw plaits and braids, using and manipulating cores, working by eye and making reverse turns. These techniques will help you to make such corn dollies as lanterns, umbrellas, shepherds crooks and horse collars. £55, £30 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Gong Bath Relax and close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments 7pm, £13. Axis Therapy, 42 Glanrafon, Bangor. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk 

NWWT AGM & Wildlife Fete Your chance to meet up with friends from the Trust, learn about our local wildlife and find out what we have been doing for the past year. Plus Wildlife Fête from 1pm; wildlife-inspired stalls run by staff and volunteers. 11am – 3.15pm, bring lunch. Plas Pentwyn Resource Centre, Castle Road, Coedpoeth , Wrexham, LL11 3NU. Bleddyn Williams, 01248 351541, info@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Craft Fair 28 stalls selling high quality handmade items. 11am – 3pm, free, light refreshments available. Criccieth Memorial Hall Neuadd Goffa, Criccieth LL52 0HB. Facebook: of event name.

The Rivers A groove-driven contemporary acapella group, plus guests Gwaenysgor Community Choir.  7.30pm, £7 – £9. Trelawnyd Village Hall, Flintshire LL18 6DN. Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk or directly from Jamie Dawes-Hughes – jamiedawes@aol.com 

The Invisible Woman A few years ago Mari realised she’d disappeared. Shocked but undaunted, she’s decided to use this misfortune to her advantage. Get ready for red lipstick, rubber bands and retribution as Mari attempts to right the wrongs of her community. Age guide 14+. A post-show talk will follow. 7.30pm, £12, £10 concs. A writing workshop with the playwright (Ailsa Jenkins) will be held between 2.30 – 4.30pm. £5 for the workshop or £10 for the workshop and show. Limited places available. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Silver Earrings Taster Session Contemporary metalsmith and jeweller, Karen Williams will introduce participants to basic jewellery making techniques including sawing, forming and silver soldering. An opportunity to create two pairs of small earrings (or one large pair) of statement earrings. Bilingual, 16yrs+, 11am, £75 all inclusive. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Winter Warmer Yoga and Gong Bath Gentle and grounding yoga with Kate followed by a short seated meditation, where we will tune in to what you need at this time, followed by a Gong Bath. £30 per person including home-made treats and chai tea. 10am – 1pm. The Church in the Park, Berthes Rd, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay LL29. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

2nd SATURDAY & 3rd SUNDAY

Reiki, 2nd Degree Course As we deepen our commitment to Reiki with self treatments and treating our family and friends, we may feel ready to move on to the next level. Learn to use symbols with Reiki, and to send Reiki distantly. A weekend of peace and healing. £300 class fee, accommodation is available £30 per night. The Healing Centre, Tregarth, Bangor. Viv 01248 601388, 07771 280824, vivreiki@hotmail.com

Healing Ourself and Others According to Buddha, all disease and suffering, mental and physical, are caused by our negative minds. Through connecting to Medicine Buddha we can experience the pure nature of our mind, and heal ourselves of these inner diseases. 10.30am – 4.15pm, led by Gen Kelsang Leksang. The Sunday is an optional retreat day. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Craig y Don, Llandudno LL30 1YY. 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Snowdonia Walking Festival A weekend of walks suitable for everyone, based in Betws-y-Coed. Professional guides will take you to mountains and forests to enjoy some of the best Snowdonia has to offer. There are half day walks, challenging walks, family walks, mountain and forest walks, Theo the Therapy Pony, and special interest walks. More from snowdoniawalkingfestival.co.uk

Hedge Laying Learn the basic techniques of hedge-laying as we cover the theory and practice of this ancient art of creating a natural stock-proof hedge. All tools are provided and your tutor is an experienced local expert. £120, £60 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Community Open Weekend / Penwythnos Agored i’r Gymuned Come and join us and let us know what you’d like to see more of here. Tudur Owen Photography to see, plus tea & cakes, 12 – 6pm, Oriel Caffi Croesor, Hen Bryn Gelynen LL48 6SS, 01766 771433. 

3rd SUNDAY

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

Introduction to Paper Cutting An introductory workshop where you will learn the skills and techniques required to create paper cut artwork. 10.30am – 4pm, £45, students £40. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Artist Talk – Brink with Jess Bugler, Ruth Cousins, Sarah Holyfield and Matt Day. Meet the artists, 2 – 4pm, free. Oriel Môn, Rhosmeirch LL77 7TQ. See Exhibitions

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

Yoga Day with Tracey Joscelyne Expect a dynamic, challenging morning and a chilled afternoon session including restorative Yin Yoga and Pranayama. The workshop is suitable for all levels, as all postures can be modified to suit the individual. Beginners welcome! £30, includes light refreshments.  Portmeirion. Tracey 07809 485323, traceyyogamassage.co.uk  Also 15th December

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

Ensemble Cymru: Octet A celebration of melody from lyrical masters Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and Wales’ John Metcalf, inspired by one of the most beautiful folk songs from Wales’ heritage and performed by 8 soloists. 3pm, £6 – £15. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

3rd SUNDAY – 8th FRIDAY

Writing Fiction: GladFic The course will be informal but very focussed using examples by well-known writers, explore all the fascinating elements that work together to create marvellous fiction. £540, non-res £370. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

4th MONDAY

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

NW Moth Group Informal monthly meeting. 8pm, donations welcome. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Mum & Baby Yoga 5 week course on Mondays for babies from 6 weeks after vaginal birth or 8 weeks following Caesarean until crawling. Each week we also aim to discuss some of the lesser talked about aspects of becoming a mother that are so vital to our long term health and happiness. You are welcome to arrive 15mins early to feed & change your baby, and to settle in. 11am – 12.30pm, £40. For location details: Laura Knott, 07914 917711, birthingmamas.co.uk

Meditation 1st Mon/month. A mixture of guided meditation, silence and some sharing, finishing with a cup of tea. It is an opportunity to come into the present moment through your body and stilling our minds. There is a very peaceful energy created when a group get together to meditate. 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. I look forward to sharing in the inner stillness with you. No charge just a small donation towards refreshments. 2 – 3.30pm. Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor, nr Mold. Contact helen@soul-life.co.uk

Gong Bath Close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments 7.30pm, £13. Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre, Mona Rd, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. (opp Waitrose). Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Ensemble Cymru: Whthawd Schubert Quartet Schubert’s Octet for strings and wind, plus a commission by John Metcalf drawing inspiration from the beautiful Welsh folk melody, Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn. 10.30am, £14, £13 concs. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

4th MONDAY – 9th SATURDAY

Mountain Leader Award Training The training course will follow the Mountain Training Mountain Leader Award syllabus. In particular it will look at practical skills and techniques required when leading and supervising groups in mountain areas, concentrating on skills and knowledge that can be  difficult for candidates to learn on their own. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB. 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

Myth & Fairytale in Fantasy Fiction This course will venture into the dark woods of fairytale and through the strange castles of the Mabinogi to discover the way traditional and ancient tales can be rediscovered in modern poetry and fiction. We will discuss spells and taboos, revenges and quests, dreams and desires, and open up the endless possibilities these stories offer to the writer.  £550 – £675. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

5th TUESDAY

Circle Dance Group Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tues/month. We dance to a wide variety of music, and new members are welcome. 10.30am – 12 noon at The Old School Hub, School Bank Road, Llanrwst, Conwy. Contact Maia 01492 642123.

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

The Guardians (15) Film. France, with subtitles. This low-key war drama is set in rural France, soon after the outbreak of World War I. A local family is working hard to keep going as all the men have gone. 7 for 7.30pm, with Chester Film Society. St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. Contact: chesterfilmfans.co.uk

Gong Bath Close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments 7pm, £13. Memorial Hall, Penmorfa, Porthmadog LL49 9RY. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Anglesey Story Share Join Siân Miriam and Claire Mace for an entertaining evening of story and song. All welcome! Come along with a story to share, a song to sing, a poem to read, or feel free to sit back, relax and listen. 7.30pm – 9.30pm, free. Held at The Bull Hotel, Bulkeley Square, Llangefni LL77 7LR. More from anadlu.com

Women’s Gathering Gwynedd A monthly informal gathering; bring your knitting, sewing, art, making and doing, reading, instruments & songs, or just come for a social time; also a time to come and find out about Red Tent meetings. 12 – 4pm. Black Cat Café, Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon. Facebook: of event name

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

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) 

ROH Live: Concerto, Enigma Variations, Raymonda (12A) Film screening; a mixed programme highlighting the versatility of the Royal Ballet. 7.15pm, £16, £13 over 60s, £10 students and u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Voskreesenije Choir of St. Petersberg The repertoire of the ensemble includes Russian Sacred Music, as well as folk music. 7.30pm, £8, £7 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

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

Essential Oils for Natural Health & Wellbeing Join us for this informative workshop and learn how you can use natural solutions to take control of your family’s health and wellbeing. 10am – 1pm, £7.50, includes sample oils to take away. RainbowBiz Hippy Shop, 8 Daniel Owen Precinct, Mold CH7 1AP. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk or Julie: info@nourishtobloom.co.uk AONB Volunteer Day – Forage Forest Llyn Parc Mawr Community Woodland Group needs your help to transform a small area of forest into an inspirational educational resource. The Forage Forest will be used to teach plant identification, foraging and outdoor cooking. We will be clearing an area of some sycamore, bramble and cotoneaster to provide some space to develop this resource and would appreciate your help. 10am – 3pm. Grŵp Coedwig Cymunedol Llyn Parc Mawr Community Woodland Group. Facebook: of event name

Reserve Maintenance Come and join us in this beautiful ancient woodland as we help the North Wales Wildlife Trust maintain this site. 10am, booking essential. Contact Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk

Women Working Together Aimed at small, micro,  lifestyle business and professional women who often struggle to get out and meet women in a similar situation. 9.30am – 12pm. First meet free and then £10. Dylan’s Restaurant, Criccieth LL52 0HU. 

Mental Health First Aid Course Our 1-day Mental Health First Aid Course (level 2) offers a great opportunity to gain a  full understanding of what mental health is, the practical skills required to spot the signs of mental illness and gives attendees the confidence to support a person who needs assistance. £55+; Clwyd Chambers, Clwyd St, Rhyl, LL18 3LA. Groundwork North Wales 01978 757524,  training@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

Bangor Bird Group: The State of Birds in Wales A talk with Julian Hughes (RSPB). 7.30pm, Room 101, Alun Building, Bangor Uni Management Centre, College Road, Bangor. Visit: 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

Wellbeing Workshop – Stress Less Educational sessions for small groups of people which are designed to engage and inspire, providing insights and techniques to help us develop motivation and personal effectiveness, and to make informed and sustainable choices about their wellbeing. 9.30am – 12.30pm. Led by RCS Wellington Rd., Rhyl LL18 1BE. 01745 336442, rcs-wales.co.uk Also 14th

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.couk

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

Gong Bath Close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments. 8pm, £13. Source Yoga Studio, 294 Conway Rd, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Ensemble Cymru Play music by Schubert, 7.30pm, £13.50, £6.50 concs. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay Details on 2nd Nov.

6th WEDNESDAY & 7th THURSDAY

Beyond Zero Waste – Building a Truly Circular Economy for Wales Explore new circular income generation models from around the world and take part in a consultation on Wales’ new mutual currency – the Celyn. Day 2 will focus on Wales’ new mutual credit system – the Celyn – which could help boost Welsh economy by an estimated £250m over the next decade. Global exemplars will share practical steps on how to benefit from the circular, regenerative economy and what that means for all stakeholders. Speakers over the two days include: Hannah Blythyn AM, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Lee Waters AM, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner, Craig Anderson, Reuse Network, Dr Jane Davidson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement and Sustainability at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Dr Paolo Dini LSE, Sardex Mutual Credit/Complementary Currency, Gerry Gillespie, City to Soil Australia Zero Waste Australia, Akira Sakano, Zero Waste Academy Japan, Iain Gulland, Zero Waste Scotland, Zero Waste Europe, Zero Waste Youth International. Workshops on different themes throughout both days are recognised as certified professional training modules to contribute to the Career Development Scheme operating within CIWM and endorsed by WAMITAB. Alongside the main conference we will run a two-day youth conference with Zero Waste Schools Wales. Principality Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1NS. Tickets from £0 – £240, search “Beyond Zero Waste” at eventbrite.co.uk See articles on pages 8 & 34

7th THURSDAY

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

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.

Ensemble Cymru Play music by Schubert, 10.30am, £15.20, £14.20 concs. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay Details on 2nd Nov.

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

XR Conwy Group First meeting for everyone who is interested. 6.30 – 8pm. 3rd Space Central, Llandudno. Facebook: Extinction Rebellion Conwy

Anglesey Menopause Café Meet up and share menopause experiences; all welcome. 7 – 9.30pm. Held in the TV Lounge of the Valley Hotel, Anglesey. Join Facebook group: Anglesey Menopause Café Biodiversity & Business IEMA: Transforming the World to Sustainability (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) This event will feature 2  speakers presenting on the topics of biodiversity in construction (Nicola Johansen) and sustainable energy from tidal power (Osian Roberts). This is the ideal event for those within environmental management, studying an environmental degree, MBA students, environmental businesses and engineers interested in sustainable energy. 6 – 9pm, free, please register with eventbrite.co.uk  Held at Pontio, Bangor. eventbrite.co.uk

Positive Birth Movement Free monthly meeting for anyone who would like to talk positively about birth. We connect pregnant couples, birth professionals and anyone interested together to share stories, expertise and positivity about childbirth. We aim to challenge the epidemic of negativity and fear that surrounds modern birth, and help change birth for the better. 7pm. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Gwynedd Astronomy Society 1st Thurs/month. Tonight’s meeting features Pete Williamson, a professional astronomer (and previous rock musician) giving a talk “From Herschel to Hawkwind”. 7.30pm. Treborth Botanical Gardens, Bangor. Davyth Fear 01286 672882,davrhifear@googlemail.com

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

Plaid Werdd / Green Party Local Group All welcome to our monthly party meeting. Learn more about what the North West Wales Green Party does, and get involved with our work and events. 7.30 – 9.30pm, Albion Ale House, Conwy. Visit: northwestwales. greenparty.org.uk

Footpath Maintenance Come join us as we return to the Mawddach trail, a stunning 15km trail that stretches from Dolgellau to Barmouth along the Mawddach Estuary. 10am, booking essential, contact Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk

NWWT: History of Minera Our local expert, Peter Appleton, will take us on a tour of the history of Minera through its geology, and explain how that has impacted its use and importance over the years. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2. Plas Pentwyn, Castle Road, Coedpoeth, Wrexham, LL11 3NU. Dan Rose 07977 962251, nwwtwrexham@gmail.com

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

NWWT: Anglesey’s Living Landscape Henry Cook, NWWT’s Living Landscape Officer, brings us up to date with developments to improve biodiversity around the Anglesey Fens. 2.15 – 4.30pm, £2. St Cyngar’s Church Hall, Llangefni, LL77 7EA. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

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

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

8th FRIDAY

Wildflower Habitat Days! Cynall a Chadw Cynefinoedd! See 1st

Luke Jackson Folk singer, 7.30pm, £12. Village Hall, Gwaenysgor, nr Rhyl LL18 6LG. Contact Kelda Manley 07464 195336, keldamanley@live.co.uk

The Sisters Brothers (15) Film. This gritty western is a wildly chaotic ride from start to finish. 7 for 7.30pm start. Denbigh Film Society, Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk 

Restorative Yoga Workshop Need two hours to unwind and let go of the week? Join Claire Mace for a once-a-month yoga session where the focus is on relaxing. Slow flow is used to unwind and release tension, followed by deeply relaxing restorative poses to settle and downregulate the nervous system. 7pm-9pm. £16 (concessions available). Held at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Ynys Môn LL65 4YA. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, inspiratrix.co.uk

NWWT: Aliens and Invaders Joan Prime will reveal how and why over half the species of wild flowers in the UK were introduced by humans from elsewhere, and then consider their effect on biodiversity. 2 – 4pm, £2. St David’s Church Hall, Llandudno, LL30 3NT. John Underwood 07783 773225, john.underwood100@gmail.com

Ragmamarag Ragtime Country Blues. 7 for 8pm gig, £12. Bar only. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Spoken Word – Music – Poetry with Martin Daws, Teleri and Silvia Rose. 8pm, £6 door. Oriel Caffi Croesor, Hen Bryn Gelynen Croesor LL48 6SS. 

Lleu Llaw Gyffes Lleu isn’t half the god he was in the Mabinogi, and in this iconoclastic piece Aled explores the loss of faith, the destruction of myths and the everlasting tenderness of mankind. Welsh language production. 7.30pm, £13, £11 concs., Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Also 9th 7pm.

8th FRIDAY & 9th SATURDAY

This Time A show about time, age and personal stories from the award winning circus theatre company Ockham’s Razor. A series of aerial frames which are raised from floor to ceiling. The four performers lift, push and cradle each other through a world of windows, thresholds and ledges. 7pm, £15, £13 concs., Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Workshop on 9th for 8+ yrs.

8th FRIDAY – 10th SUNDAY

Yoga & Relaxation Weekend The essence of this weekend is taking some time out to relax before the hectic festive season. The weekend is tailored to be in sync with the slower rhythms of nature that this time of year presents. £385 – £530. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge. Laura Bell, 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

Recharge Retreat The weekend combines energetic empowerment, uplifting mindfulness and time to relax. Firewalk, drumming, group games, laughter and plenty of time to chill out. £253 – £274. Holyhead LL65 2LP. Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk 

Mindfulness & Gentle Yoga Dipping into Winter. Beginners and regular practitioners of mindfulness and yoga are welcome. Both mindfulness and yoga allow us to become more aware of our physical body and emotions, while cultivating attitudes that nurture our growth, and to connect with the environment we find ourselves in. The nature that encompasses Noddfa, allows us to develop a deeper appreciation of the natural environment and its rhythm. Winter is a time for nature to let go of the old and make way for the new, and so the ‘theme’ of this retreat will align with this. £250. Noddfa, Penmaenmawr. Contact: 07411 018541, 01524 791126, inessentia.co.uk

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. £395 shared, £465 single. Dru Yoga, Snowdon Mountain Lodge, Bethesda LL57 3LX 01248 602900, druyoga.com

About Welsh This course will explore some quirks of Welsh language and literature in a fun and accessible way. It is suitable for people with no previous knowledge of Welsh, but also aims to give new insights to Welsh speakers of all levels. £239. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Hillforts & Welsh Castles Led by Catrin Roberts participants will hear some of the history and folklore of the castles and hillforts of the area. Visit castles built by warring princes during the 13th century, an Iron Age Celtic fort and the Roman period. We will consider why these strategic areas were chosen for construction and how they came to an end. £229 – £249. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Formby Yoga Yogging – yoga and jogging – combines the whole body exercise of yoga which increases flexibility, strength and balance with the cardiovascular benefits of jogging. The short jogging bursts create enough heat to keep the body’s muscles warm enough to enjoy yoga outdoors with all of the wonderful benefits of bathing in nature. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

NW Choral Festival Men’s Choral, Women’s Choral Youth Choral, Festival Celebration Concert, Just For Fun Sessions. Something for everyone! Various tickets and various times. Held in Venue Cymru, Llandudno. More from northwaleschoralfestival.com

8th FRIDAY – 14th THURSDAY

The Day Shall Come (15) Film. An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI, and the FBI plans on turning him into a criminal terrorist by fuelling his revolutionary dreams. Various times. £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

9th SATURDAY 

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

Build a Lapsteel Guitar During this one-day practical course you will build a simple guitar to take away with you, based mainly on reclaimed materials. £85, 10am – 4pm, all materials and lunch included. CAT, Machynlleth,01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Walking and Yoga Day Retreat Yoga warm ups, a guided hillwalk, meditation sessions, plus full yoga class; warm drinks and cake. 9am – 5.30pm, £45. Y Festri, Goodman St., Llanberis LL55 4JB. Contact Ella from Nalini Yoga: naliniyogaclass@gmail.com or Facebook: of event name

Mindful Walk A gentle 3 hour walk, some uphills. which will be taken gently as part of the mindful practice. Walking on the southern edge of the Clwydian range. 10am – 1pm, £17.50. Llandegla Community Shop & Cafe, Allt Yr Efail LL11 3AW. Book through: eventbrite.co.uk

Anglesey Môntage Writing Festival The festival will be of interest to you whatever your level of writing experience in English or Welsh. Come and enjoy a day full of stimulation and inspiration. Bring writing materials. 9am – 5pm, £30. 16+. Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge LL59 5SS. montagewriters@gmail.com

Wild Winter Food & Medicines Come and join local Hedgewitch Jules Cooper for a day of wildcrafting and sampling some tasty wild foraged goodies. 10.30am – 3pm, free lunch. Coed Llwynonn, Llanedwen, Anglesey LL61 6DQ. Visit: coedllwynonn.wales for more details.

Walk: Cors Ddyga Walk around RSPB Cors Ddyga, formerly known as Malltraeth Marsh. Followed by visit to artist Philip Snow’s studio at Malltraeth. 10am, free. Cors Ddyga, Malltraeth, Anglesey OS Ref: SH 465725. RSPB Conwy 01492 592247, or email colwynbooks@waitrose.com

Mindset Mojo Resilience and Wellbeing Learn all about the Mind-Body connection and reboot your systems during this informative and interactive day! You will be able to learn some fascinating Neuroscience facts about how your brain and body connect, the impact of thoughts, emotions and modern day stresses on your body and general health, and some great take home strategies and techniques. 10am – 4pm, £65. Cambrian Aquatic Sports Centre, Wepre Lane, Connah’s Quay CH5 4HA. Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk

Reducing Stress & Anxiety This course will include guided meditations and explain how integrating these meditations into our life can enable us to develop a calm and peaceful mind. With Gen Kelsang Leksang. 10.30am – 1pm, £15, veggie lunch available for £4. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Craig y Don, Llandudno LL30 1YY. 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

The Divine Names of God in Arabic, a Sufi-Christian EncounterDifferent faiths have more things in common than differences”. A love of singing & chanting 10.30am – 3.30pm, bring lunch to share. Led by Karen Markham, contemplative composer and pianist. £15, limited to 20. St Hywyn’s Church, Aberdaron. Register 01758 703039, susanafogarty@gmail.com

Jackie Wyddfyd Exhibition opening at 2pm. All welcome! Oriel Caffi Croesor, Hen Bryn Gelynen, Croesor, LL48 6SS. See Exhibitions

Introduction to Pickling in Brine When seasonal supply is plentiful, consider preserving your cabbages, beetroots and carrots through fermenting them in salt water. Turning your humble cabbage into a powerful pro-biotic food: one of the best things you can eat to promote healthy digestion. We’ll also prepare some Sauerkraut and Kimchi. Led by Claire Mace. Light lunch provided.  Free, funded by Social Farms and Gardens / Ffermydd a Gerddi Cymdeithasol. 12.30pm – 4pm. Tyddyn Teg, Caernarfon LL55 3PS. Please book your place on Eventbrite.

Anonwt Chapter 3 Featuring Gareth Wild with Theo Nasa – a unique electronic artist surrounded by the raw elements of south London. Gareth is the label owner of EarToGround Records and highly respected music producer. Techno night at Hendre! 9pm – 4am, 18+, £12.50. Iard Hendre, Bangor LL57 3YP. Tickets: residentadvisor.net or on door.

Fast Track Adventure Pro Open Day Designed to get you up to scratch in all areas of outdoor adventure; an intense programme of climbing, hiking, paddling and biking courses for the aspiring professional instructor or outdoors addict. 9am, free. Plas y Brenin Capel Curig 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk

Yoga Ritual Relaxation You’ll love stretching out tight muscles and strengthening your back and stomach. Smooth away tension, take a mental break from your ‘to do’s’. Doors open for ‘Breathing Space’ 3.15pm for 20-minute dedicated meditation, then 4 – 6pm.  £18 before 31/10; then £23. Source Yoga, Nutrition and Health, Conwy. Tickets: bit.ly See Facebook: of event name

Reclaim the Night Marches/walks demand that women be able to move safely throughout public spaces at night. Meet in The Kitchen at 5pm to help make banners and placards, entertainment at 6.30pm and then set off on the march at 7.30pm. The Kitchen, Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Screen Printing Taster Session In this workshop with Jen from Peris + Corr you will get the opportunity to experiment with tools, techniques, and create your own screen-printed design. You will learn the basic process of setting up a hoop screen, repeat print pattern and print onto fabric. 11am, £50, held in English. 16 yrs+. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Electric Swing Circus + DJ Code-13 Live music and swing! 7.30pm, £12 adv, £14 door. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda. neuaddogwen.com 

Die Mauer / The Wall (12A) A film with Psylence ’89:Berlin. A tremendous portrait of transition, a document of the final days of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Germany by painter-filmmaker Jürgen Böttcher. Plus live musical performance by Geraint Ffrancon. 7.30pm, £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Huw Warren Jazz World Jazz Night with Huw and special guests Steve Berry and Maria Lamburn. 7 for 8pm gig, £12. Bar only. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Songs of Rebellion and Piracy ~ The Corrigan Consort on Tour From arrangements of Canadian pirate songs to Norwegian folk songs to folk-inspired sacred songs, we’ll be sharing some of our favourite pieces from the past year. 7.15pm, £10, £5 u26. St. Cynbryd’s Church, Abergele. Contact 07375 404638.

9th SATURDAY & 10th SUNDAY

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

9th SATURDAY – 30th SATURDAY

Chester Literary Festival Featuring major authors, storytellers, broadcasters and poets with performance and discussionl. Authors Armistead Maupin and Michael Morpurgo, poets Imtiaz Dharker, Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay and writer and TV presenter Nadiya Hussain top the bill alongside a raft of writers, storytellers, musicians and spoken word artists. Held at Storyhouse, Chester. Full programme and information from: storyhouse.com

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. 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

Yoga Teacher Training Taster Day Thinking of becoming a Yoga Teacher, or taking Yoga Teacher training to explore yoga more deeply? Join Claire Mace for a day experiencing what that would be like. Enjoy a long yoga sequence in the morning and then an afternoon introducing some aspects of teaching, finishing with time for your questions on any aspect of yoga teacher training. 10am – 5pm. £35 (concessions available). Held at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Ynys Môn LL65 4YA. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, www.inspiratrix.co.uk  

Childless A day of events to explore living as a non-parent in a family-centric world. Keynote speaker: Jody Day, plus stories from Chester Gateway Women, and a collection of 10 minute talks including Men Ageing Without a Family.  Also, music and stories performed during the day.  11am, £15 for the day. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Move Your Butt! A Yoga Workshop Exploring Inversions You will get the opportunity to explore some smart yoga practices, techniques and meditations that will help you work towards inversions and piking. The workshop is suitable both for those new to inversions and those already exploring being upside down, with Claire’s direct approach giving you the building blocks to take your inversion practice to the next level. 10am – 1pm, £25, (concessions available); with Claire Mace. Held at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Anglesey LL65 4YA. Tickets: inspiratrix.co.uk

Estyneto Join us for regular dance/movement sessions aimed specifically for those over the age of 60. The sessions are led by inspirational dancers/choreographers (Cai Tomos & Angharad Price Jones) and open to anyone who has the desire to stay active, fit and healthy. No previous experience or dance skills required. 1.30pm, £4. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Cainc A more intense dance/movement class suitable for beginners over the age of 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

Cyngerdd Codi Arian Gwyl Biano Join Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias’ piano tutors on a musical journey as they visit the four corners of the globe to perform a programme of popular piano duets and trios from the classical, jazz and popular repertoire. 3pm, £10, £5 children. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

NW Vegans Meet up for a vegan lunch with a great selection of pizzas, pastas and desserts. 12.30pm. All welcome! Con Amici Restaurant, Denbigh. See Facebook: North Wales Vegans

11th MONDAY

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.

Watch Africa: Another Day of Life (15) An extraordinary powerful and poetic animated film version of legendary war reporter Ryszard Kapuściński classic memoir of the bloody Angolan conflicts of 1975. A gripping story of a three-month-long kaleidoscopic journey into darkness. 5.30pm, £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

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

Angelshark Project: Wales Safeguarding one of the world’s rarest sharks. Following decades of decline across Europe, a population remains in Welsh waters providing hope; they are not a threat to humans and glide along the seabed with their elongated fins. 8pm, Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk

The Day Shall Come See 8th – 14th

An Evening with author Armistead Maupin Maupin has been blazing a trail through US popular culture since the 1970’s, with his iconic and ground-breaking series Tales of the City. 7.30pm, £18.50 – £27. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

James Ketchell: Chasing Extremes The only person on the planet to have summitted Everest, rowed the Atlantic and cycled the world! James delivers his tales of adventure, endeavour and determination, in an evening experience that will undoubtedly leave young and old feeling motivated and inspired with life lessons learned by the adventurer himself. 7.30pm, £15. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

11th MONDAY – 14th THURSDAY

Mayfly – Mindfulness for Care Workers Our work shows us that tiny regular moments of stopping and being mindful resources staff to build resilience and empathy, and find ways of enjoying life more. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org More info on the work from: mayfly.org.uk

11th MONDAY – 15th FRIDAY

Mountain Leader Assessment The assessment course will follow the MT Mountain Leader Training syllabus. In particular, it will look at practical skills and techniques required when leading and supervising groups in UK mountain areas in summer conditions. Max ratios 1:6. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB. 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

Writing Short Stories Together we’ll explore the fundamentals of great story writing: finding ideas, plotting, narrative structure, dialogue, three-dimensional characters and how to edit. The course will be composed of morning workshops, both practical and creative, and one-to-one sessions. £425 – £550. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

12th TUESDAY

Full Moon in Scorpio 1.34pm

Dementia Awareness Community Business Breakfast Come along and meet other community businesses to discuss how to be more inclusive. 8.30am – 10.30am. South Denbigh Community Partnership, London Rd., Corwen LL21 0DP. Visit: dvsc.co.uk

A Catch Up on Reincarnation Tim Wyatt talks about his latest research into this topic. A national speaker,  sponsored by Charity no 1167737. An evening with Bangor Theosophical Society, 7.30pm, £5, TS members £3. Hirael Hall, Ambrose St., Bangor. Toddy alcock: 01248 600267, toddyalc@gmail.com

Watch Africa: The Last Tree (15) Film. Shola Amoo’s unflinching and unsentimental semi -auto biographical feature is about Femi, a Nigerian-British boy torn between competing identities. 5.30pm, £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Healing Well The Gwynedd Healing & Peace Group offers hands-on healing at Y Ganolfan, Pentrefelin (nr Criccieth) from 7 – 8.30pm, All welcome. Mayamara 01766 770874.

How Do We Create a Globally Responsible Wales? Free discussion and talks; subjects include: adding value to each other’s work; incorporating aspects of global responsiblity; the players involved. 6 – 8pm, free. Bangor University LL57 2DG. eventbrite.co.uk

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

Burlesque Dance Sensual, beautiful, cheeky and fun. Easy to follow for all levels of fitness and experience. Wear whatever you are most comfortable in, all women welcome. Just turn up, 6 – 7pm, £6.Academi, Deiniol Rd., Bangor LL57 2UW. Helen McGreary 07751 017157, or Facebook: Burlesque North Wales

Drudwen by Cimera A dark modern fairytale, a magical story of transformation, choice and consequence. Circus, movement and music tell the twisting story of the enchantress Drudwen, and the twins she finds in the forest who are not all that they appear to be. 11am – 7.30pm, Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Adventures in Research: Mussolini’s Island An evening with Writer in Residence, Sarah Day. Sarah will offer fascinating tales of her travels, as well as tips for your own travels – and your own travel writing. 8pm, £15, or £29.95 includes dinner. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

13th WEDNESDAY

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.

Wholeness, Holons & Healing A talk by Peter Scarisbrick, with Chester Theosophy Society. 7 for 7.30pm start, £5.50, £3.50 concs., Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF. 01244 377170, chestertheosophy.org

Woodland Footpath Maintenance Come and learn some footpath maintenance techniques and to enjoy Parc Mawr, Conwy valley. 10am, booking essential, contact Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk

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

Minera Quarry Short Walk Explore the stunning Minera Quarry, recently opened to the public by the North Wales Wildlife Trust. 10am – 12pm, meet quarry c.p. SJ25 9520. 01824 712757, loggerheads.countrypark@denighshire.gov.uk

Friends of the Earth Conwy Meet 2nd Weds/month in the rear room of the Albion Ale House, Upper Gate St., Conwy LL32 8RF. 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

Strangers on a Train A theatre performance. Challenging a youth to turn down his music on the train, Irene Sparrow, finds herself under suspicion of murder after the train emerges from a tunnel with the young man dead. 7.30pm, £14, £12 concs., Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Young Musicians Concert Exceptional talent in North Wales, from a couple of returning YMC players, Ynyr Pritchard and Gwydion Rhys and two newcomers from N.E.Wales. 7.30 – 9.30pm, Rhyl Music Club, Rhyl Town Hall LL18 1BA. Elizabeth Parry-Jones 01745 561006, rhylmusic.com

Everybody Knows (15) Film with Occasional Cinema. A dark psychological study of people under extreme pressure which examines what can happen when intense pressure causes long-buried secrets to rise to the surface. Film starts approx 7.30pm, membership is available on the door for a cost of £5; the first film is free; after this entrance for the film is £3. Mill Bistro, Seiont, Caernarfon 01286 676549, occasionalcinema.org

Watch Africa: Another Day of Life See 11th

Llandudno & District Writers Group Meets 2nd Weds/month. Today: Sian Northey: Using Fact as a Basis for Fiction. 2 – 4pm, meets at Llandudno Library, Mostyn St. Contact: llandudno.writers@aol.co.uk

Watch Africa: The Last Tree See 12th

Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour (PG) Film of concert. The larger-than-life show on the big screen plus documentary footage and Shakira’s own words. 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Twelfth Night Students from Bangor University’s drama society ROSTRA presents Shakespeare’s comedy about mistaken identity, unrequited love and hideous yellow stockings. 7pm, £7, £6 concs.  Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Cacao Ceremonies Celebrating the Full Moon. We will experience stillness, silence, meditation, a sharing circle, and of course the cacao itself. The intention is to connect with the cacao and the ritual of consuming and drinking the cacao in all its magical medicinal glory. £15. The Goddess Collective, 50 Elizabeth Crescent, Chester CH4 7AZ. thegoddesscollective.co.uk

14th THURSDAY

Cycles of Life This talk by Eric McGough, explores the history of human progress on the Earth including previous civilisations such as Atlantis. Organised by Colwyn Bay Theosophical Society. 2pm, £5; TS members £3, free refreshments. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-sea. LL28 4SE. Enquiries: theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

Christmas Flowers / Blodau Nadolig An inspirational floristry demonstration by S4C’s Sioned Rowlands.  Sioned will use seasonal flowers, berries and foliage, to create inspiring floral arrangements. Held at Dinorben Arms, Bodfari, Denbighshire LL16 4DA. Tickets available to purchase from the Hospice shop in Denbigh and the hospice Fundraising Team on 01745 775425.

The Day Shall Come See 8th – 14th 

Olwyn Lliw ~ Colour Wheel This week is  Photomontage & Collage. Artist and tutor Jwls Williams will be leading and supporting the monthly sessions. These sessions are ideal for beginners and creatives who wish to gain new skills and experiment with new materials and techniques. 10.30am – 12.30pm, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

North East Wales Wellbeing Network Bringing  together third sector organisations (local, regional and national) operating in Flintshire and Wrexham who have an interest in health, social care and wellbeing. The Network is also open to statutory partners and is free to join. 9.30am – 12.30pm. Coleg Cambria Business School, Holywell Road, Northop CH7 6AA. Contact Fran Hughes: fran.hughes@flvc.org.uk

Jonathan Brier Oil Painting Workshop An introduction to oil painting. Using both still life and photographs you will cover colour theory, colour mixing, under painting, grounds, sketching with oil, paint application, working with a limited palette, and a standard palette. All materials provided. No prior experience needed. £60 – booking essential, Royal Cambrian Academy, Crown Lane, Conwy, LL32 8AN. 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org

Wellbeing Workshop – Coping with Anxiety See 6th

Wisdom Circle for Conscious Eldering 2nd Thurs/month. 2 – 3.30pm, Gladstone’s Library Chapel,  Hawarden. Helen: soul-life.co.uk

Sing A Long Calamity Jane (U) Dementia Friendly Screening. Welcome to all those living with dementia and their carers. Low lights and all welcome to walk around and join in. 1.30pm, £4 including cuppa! Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Shakespeare’s Schools Festival A series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. 7pm, £9.95, £8 children. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Blade Runner: Final Cut (15) Film. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay (in fact- November 2019!), Rick Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants – and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. 8.15pm, £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

14th THURSDAY – 16th SATURDAY

Ucheldre Rep: Deathtrap Sidney is a renowned Playwright, but following a series of disastrous flops, he is desperate to come up with a winning script.   Is it just possible that the script he now holds in his hand is the very one that will finally put him on top again? 7.30pm, £6, £5 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

14th THURSDAY – 17th SUNDAY

Circle Dance and Sound Healing Circle dancing promotes a sense of community within a group of individuals. It helps expand a person’s range of movement through the exploration of a variety of rhythms and dance forms and it is intrinsically enjoyable; with Ana da Costa & John Hofton. For more information please contact Ana da Costa: analubc@aol.com / 07979 296 057. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

15th FRIDAY

Nature Connection, Poetry & Mindfulness Held in Llanfrothen. To express your interest/find out more or to reserve a place email Anna at annabrindley@tanyrhiw.com 

Wildflower Habitat Days! Cynall a Chadw Cynefinoedd! See 1st

My Mountain Life An evening with Simon Yates. Simon brings stories of life changing events covering 30 years as an exploratory climber and guide. 7.30pm, £16, £14. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

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.

Medicine Dance – Autumn’s Abundance Arrive at 7 to start the opening circle and meditation at 7.15. Dancing 7.30 – 9.30pm with the 4 elements, earth, fire, water, air; the 5th (ether) is delivered through a soundbath so bring a blanket. Herbal teas and catching up to close. 7 – 10pm. £10 on door. Mynydd Llandegai Village Hall, Bangor LL57 4LQ. Facebook: of event name

Snow and Avalanche Matters Practical workshops on a range of associated topics and plenty of opportunity to network and share knowledge and experience. Ideal for those interested in winter mountaineering, snowsports and winter safety. 9am, Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk

Live Shamanic Sound Healing An opportunity to receive a shamanic healing without any prior training within shamanism. Guided throughout a deep and healing sound journey from the sincerity of silence into sacred sound. Pete Bengry is an internationally known musician and shamanic sound healer. 7 – 9pm, £15. Caerwys Town Hall, Mold CH7 5AL. Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk

Yin Yoga and Gong Bath The evening will consist of 65 minutes of yin yoga followed by a short comfort break and then an hour’s Gong Bath. 7.30pm, £23. Source Yoga Studio, 294 Conway Rd, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. To book please visit: bookwhen.com/sourceyoga

Kizzy Crawford Fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz; Kizzy is a Welsh speaker from Bajan heritage. 7 for 8pm gig, £12. Bar only. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Capernaum with New Dot Cinema (15) A tribute to the resilience of the human spirit – a battle cry for the forgotten, the unwanted and the lost that offers hope in the most unexpected of places. 7pm, £8, £6 concs., New Dot Cinema, Upstairs in Llangollen Town Hall.  newdotcinema.org

Mountain Film, 8 – 10pm. More from Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda – neuaddogwen.com

15th FRIDAY – 17th SUNDAY

Liquid Faith: Spirituality of Water Water plays a central role in all the world’s religions – it has often been taken as a metaphor for faith – flowing and yet still, yielding and yet in full spate. Ian Bradley is Emeritus Professor of Cultural and Spiritual History in the University of St Andrews and well known as a preacher, retreat leader, writer and broadcaster. £235, £160 non-res. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

15th FRIDAY – 21st THURSDAY

Sorry We Missed You (15) Film. Ken Loach’s latest is a fierce, angry and truthful film centred around Ricky and his family as they struggle against debt. This is the world of zero hours contracts, sanctions and the perils of the gig economy. Various times; £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

16th SATURDAY 

Tours of Bangor University Art & Ceramic Collections Starts 11am, Main Arts Building, College Rd., Bangor. Bookings: 01248 353368, storiel@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

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

Letting Go of Self-Criticism On this course learn more about this habit, how we can reduce and eventually abandon it. We will explore 3 special methods to be able to accept that we have faults and develop genuine confidence in our ability to become free from them. 10.30am – 1pm, £15, veggie lunch available for £4. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, Craig y Don, Llandudno LL30 1YY. 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Adeiladu Heddwch ~ Building Peace All welcome – Peace groups and organisations, those of faith and of none. Stalls, children’s activities, refreshments. Demonstrating what peace means to us and how we can build it; plus Canwyr Stryd Bangor Street Singers. The Vigil is interspersed with vocal and visual contributions. 10.30am – 2pm. Bangor Cathedral. 

Gong Bath Close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments. 7pm, £10. Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai, LL57 4LQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Women Who W*** A quite remarkable one-woman show about love, life and the other stuff. At times hilarious, at times tender and heart-warming, the improvised show has been a huge touring hit, including several sell-out stints at Edinburgh Fringe. Joanne Tremarco’s wonderful performance skills produce exceptional moments of performance in what is a truly unique and exceptional show. She is one of this country’s greatest improvisation and fool performers. Women only performance 7 – 10pm followed by after-show discussion. Minimum 35 women needed to cover Joanne’s expenses, so invite far and wide! All women welcome! Telford Centre, opposite Waitrose, Menai Bridge, LL59 5EA. Tickets include a 10% booking fee by Eventbrite.  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-who-wank-tickets-77939472059

Two Imaginations – Ekphrastic Writing for Wellbeing A writing day with Jill Teague. Ekphrastic writing is the “conversation” between the imaginations of the artist and the writer whereby the writer observes a work of visual art – painting, photograph, sculpture or other artistic creation – and then creates a piece of writing in response. 10am – 4pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Lettering & Calligraphy Artist A talk & demonstration with Ieuan Rees. 1.30 – 4.30pm, Q & A session after with tutor. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk 

Compassionate and Nonviolent Communication A day to learn and practice. Be empowered to express clearly and concisely what you want in challenging situations in a way that supports others to feel safe and trustful in you, and to hear empathically even when perceiving attack, criticism or judgment. Rik Midgley is an internationally certified NVC trainer and will run this event with the energy of gift culture, trusting that this work will be sustainable. 10am – 5pm, in Bethesda. Contact Rik@LiveNonviolence.uk for more details.

The Pilgrim’s Progress (PG) Animated film. The epic tale of a pilgrim and his burden. Until 23rd Nov. £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Conifer Clearance – Llanuwchllyn 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, contact Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk

Dark Sky Planterium Show A fascinating astronomy talk by experts from Techniquest in a planetarium. Find out about the constellations and discover the myths behind them. Three sittings available. Be quick to book – sessions are popular. 11am – 4pm. Loggerheads, Denbighshire CH7 5LH, 01824 712757, loggerheads.countrypark@denighshire.gov.uk

Ffair Nadolig Glynllifon Local handmade gifts, plus  Good Life Therapies. 10am – 5pm, Parc Glynllifon, Caernarfon LL54 5DY. Facebook: of event name

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 

Golau Gaeaf / Winter Light Processional Parade: fire will light the action as we encounter mythical monsters and those who try to catch and tame them. Stories that have lurked in the darkness for centuries are now coming to life. See them unfold in this captivating event for all the family. 7pm, performances in Mostyn St., Llandudno. 

It’s A Wonderful Life (A live radio play) With the help of an ensemble of six actors and a live foley artist creating the sound effects, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. It will take help from a lovable angel, Clarence, for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the Christmas. 7.30pm, £10, £7 children/student. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Singing For Larks An exciting approach based on the simple, traditional pleasure of learning by ear. There is no individual singing; instead the whole group will learn and sing together, free from the pressure of learning vocal techniques or of working towards public performance. 10.30am – 4pm. £36.  Held at Canolfan Penrallt Centre, Upper Bangor, LL57 2EU. Bookings: 0161 881 0855, faith@singingforlarks.co.uk

Winter Fayre / Ffair Aeaf Refreshments, games, live musical entertainment and stalls of new, handmade and pre-loved goods. Stalls to hire on a ‘first come, first served basis’. Held at Ysgol Glan Clwyd, Upper Denbigh Rd, St Asaph, LL17 0RP. Trefor Lloyd Roberts for more information on 01745 775425

The Boss Baby (U) Film. A suit-wearing baby turns up at a company with his 7 year old brother to stop a dastardly plot. 6 for 6.30pm, £5, £2 children, includes tea and cake. Rowen Memorial Hall, Conwy. Contact: beccacrane@phonecoop.coop

17th SUNDAY

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

Artist Talk: Sian Rees Astley In connection with the artist exchange project ‘Making Marks : Creating Connections from Britain to Kuwait’, an international project enabled by the Arab British Centre and supported by the British Council. 2pm, free, booking advised. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Anglesey Artisans Môn Local fayre with local stalls, homemade gifts and produce. 12 – 5pm. Treaddur Bay Hotel, Holyhead LL65 2UN. See Facebook of event name 

Gong Bath Close your eyes and relax while you are bathed in powerful sound waves created from gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and grounding instruments. 8pm, £13. Rhoscolyn Village Hall, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead LL65 2NQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire Screening. The Pacha tries to buy a young woman, but she’s not for sale. 3pm, £13, £10. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

It’s A Wonderful Life (A live radio play) See 16th for details. 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

18th MONDAY

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

Talk: Rethinking Rewilding ‘Rewilding’ has become a buzzword in conservation; a veritable cure-all for the decline of plant and animal species. Join Director of the Snowdonia Society John Harold as he asks whether it’s really that simple. 8pm, Plas Y Brenin. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk See article on page 6

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

Cottage Garden Society Talk With Ted Brabin – “In the Footsteps of George Forrest in Yunnan”. 7.15 for 7.30pm start. Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh LL16 3TS. Trish Morris 01745 550121, thecottagegardensociety.org.uk

Granny’s Attic! A folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. 7.30 – 10.30pm, £4 members, £6 non-members. Clwb Gwerin Conwy Folk Club. Conwy Comrades Social Club, 8 Church St., LL32 8AF. conwyfolkclub.org.uk

Community Miles Route Guided Walk of 5 miles exploring the limestone outcrops and River Alun between Llandegla and Llanarmon. Meet: Outside Community Shop Llandegla GR196524.

19th TUESDAY

Circle Dance Group Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tues/month. We dance to a wide variety of music, and new members are welcome. 10.30 am – 12 noon at The Old School Hub, School Bank Road, Llanrwst, Conwy. Contact Maia 01492 642123.

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

First Reformed (15) Film. A protestant New York  minister becomes involved with an eco-activist and his pregnant wife. Thriller. 7.30pm, with Chester Film Society. St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. Contact: chesterfilmfans.co.uk

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

Burlesque Dance See 12th

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

Lengthsman Work Party Working on a new fence on Pensychnant’s Iron-Age Scheduled Ancient Monument. Wear work clothes and gloves. Bring lunch. 10am onwards, 7.30pm, £1. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Volunteering Day Habitat management for amphibians and reptiles. 10am – 3.30pm. Field Farm, Buckley, nr Mold. Mandy Cartwright: mandy.cartwright@arc-trust.org

Riley Baugus Banjos, Ballads, Stories and Songs. The very best of old time American banjo and song. 8pm, £12. The Vic, Menai Bridge LL59 5DR. 01248 712309, vicmenai.com

20th WEDNESDAY

Climate Change – Hope from Despair? A talk with Kevin Anderson, Prof. of Energy and Climate Change, University of Manchester. The mitigation challenge posed by the Paris Agreement now demands a rapid and profound re-shaping of contemporary society. Does the rapid emergence of the new and vociferous groups and the hightened profile of climate change suggest the prospect of new hope? Held in conjunction with UNA. 5.30pm, Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre, Main Arts Building, Bangor Universoty. Info: public.lecture@bangor.ac.uk

Mags Theatre performance. From North Wales to London and back again, Mags is the story of one woman’s search for ‘home’, the geographical and emotional landmarks, the people she meets and their impact on her life. Bilingual, with live music, movement and text. 7.30pm, £12, £10 children/student. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Health & Well-Being Event Celebrating Self-Care Week and helping you to make choices to improve your life. Therapy demonstrations and meet the  therapists. 7 – 9pm, Unit 1, Lonn Parcwr Industrial Estate, Ruthin LL15 1NJ. 01824 702119, thelifestylespa.co.uk

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

Be Pure. Be Vigilant. Behave / Manic Street Preachers Propelled along by an astonishing live mix by longtime Manics collaborator Dave Eringa, Be Pure-Be Vigilant-Behave is a brutal, exhausting and transcendent testament to, and of, the band, their history, the bond they share with their fan-base, and where they are now. Plus Q & A after. 8.15pm, £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

21st THURSDAY

Reel Rock World Tour (12A) Film. A brand-new collection of cutting-edge climbing and adventure films from the world’s best adventure filmmakers. 7.30pm, £14, £12.50 children/student. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Native Tree Planting Grab a spade and make a lasting impression on the landscape for many years to come as we join the National Trust to plant native broadleaf trees. Booking essential. 10am – 4pm, location tbc. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk

Gwynedd 2030 … what next? Following on from the summer event in Caernarfon, we will share, discuss and build on the ideas suggested andl ook at ways of turning them into actions. Also a networking oportunity to meet with like minded people. Lunch provided.  10am – 1.30pm, free. Held at Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN. Book a place via renewwales.org.uk or via tocyn.cymru

Jungle Book (U) Dementia friendly screening; with the original classic Walt Disney animation. This is a screening for people with dementia, memory loss and their family, friends and carers but is open to the general public. 2pm, £4.50, carer goes free. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 556677, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

Goat Roper Rodeo Band Cosmic country blues band. 7 for 8pm gig, £12. Bar only. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

British Mountaineering Council Winter Lecture For anybody who wants to learn more about winter mountaineering skills. 7 – 9.30pm, £4.75 – £9. Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET. Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk 

NW Dementia Strategy / Strategaeth Ddementia Gogledd Cymru This event is open to everyone affected by dementia in North Wales. We’ll share what we’ve found out about the need for services, including research and statistics, what people have told us so far and how services work at the moment. Then we’ll work together to agree what should happen next. Free, 9.30am – 3pm. Lunch included. Held in Theatr Clwyd, Mold. Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk or northwalescollaborative.wales

Volunteering Fair / Ffair Gwirfoddoli An opportunity to attract new volunteers, raise the profile of your organisation for Bangor University students. 10am – 1pm. Stallholders are welcome to arrive at 9.30am to set up their stalls. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

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

Mental Health First Aid Course See 6th, except held in Llandudno.

Tonic: Elin Fflur The singer who delivered some of the Welsh pop classics of the last two decades. In Welsh. 2.30pm, £6.50, £5.50 children, senior citizen. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

22nd FRIDAY

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe 25 Captivating performance of sharp synchronisation, dramatic choreography and powerful rhythms on huge Taiko drums. 7.30pm, £20, £18 student, £12 children. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Wildflower Habitat Days! Cynall a Chadw Cynefinoedd! See 1st

Bloedwedd Untold Unearth the unwritten Blodeuwedd, the Frankenstein of flowers. Captured in the pages of a medieval book, the ancient myth of Blodeuwedd describes a woman made out of flowers who was turned into an owl as punishment for adultery. Who was she before being confined to the page? Jo Blake irradiates this figure of Celtic myth through word, movement and ritual. 8.30pm, £12.50. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Stargazing Join Snowdonia’s Dark Sky Officer Dani Robertson for an enchanting evening under the Milky Way in the grounds of Yr Ysgwrn, former home of the poet Hedd Wyn. 6-9pm, Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk

NWWT: Anglesey’s Amazing Arachnids Our very own ‘spiderman’, Richard Gallon, covers some of Anglesey’s regional rarities and relates them to the value of habitats that we have on the island. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2. St Cyngar’s Church Hall, Llangefni, LL77 7EA. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

Talisk Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year. 8pm, £11, £14. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Play with Lighthouse Theatre. Performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. 7.30pm, £12, £10. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Old Friends & New Beginnings: BBC Now With music by Brahms and Dvorak. 7.30pm, £15, £13 concs.,  Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

22nd FRIDAY – 24th SUNDAY

Yoga & Relaxation Weekend As 8th – 10th. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge. Laura Bell, 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

Debbie Radcliffe YogaI feel yoga is there to help transform our emotional/mental disturbances and in balanced energy into more centred, grounded spiritual energy for a deeper sense of peace and harmony within ourselves and a deeper relationship with God.” Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org ~ More from debbieradcliffeyoga.co.uk

Creative Learning for Welsh Learners This is a course for intermediate and advanced-level Welsh learners who want to develop their craft in creative writing, whether in the form of short stories, dialogue, descriptions, radio drama or others. £240 – £325. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy, nr Criccieth LL52 0LW. 01766 522881, tynewydd.wales

Discovery of Wales, the Discovery of Britain A site visit will take us to some of the places that show how Wales formed part of this new world. £229 – £249. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

22nd FRIDAY – 25th MONDAY

Exploring with Mixed Media & Collage Working on paper and canvas and by combining paint, craft papers, tissue papers, inks, acrylics, textured materials and organic materials, interesting and exciting results can be achieved. Landscapes, flowers and still life are subjects that will be covered. £343 – £373. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

23rd SATURDAY 

Beaded Pendant or Brooch Spend the morning creating a beautiful brooch or pendant with clusters of colourful glass beads. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon tea provided by pop up expert Sian Beca of Siwgr Lump. Freshly made sandwiches, scones and mouthwatering cakes served with pots of tea or coffee; dietary requirements catered for. Book by 15th Nov – please e-mail laura@iard.co.uk  10am – 4pm, £55. Held at Siop Iard, Caernarfon 01286 672472, siopiard.com

Wild Voice Ynys Mon This workshop is a return to primal sound. We will explore what it means to let go of control of the mind, to fully trust ourselves and enter a place of honesty with ourselves and our voices. What to expect:   Vocal and movement de-armouring exercises; Releasing and untangling tension held in the body through bodywork & deep massage techniques;  Learning and singing traditional folk songs; Deep visioning through our sound-body; Exploring and dancing with our shadows through sound; Working with archetypal energies, deities and the medicine of ancient mythology; Co-creating and Composing an improvised choir; Vocal play and harmonising in groups. 1.30 – 4.30pm, £20, £12, sliding scale. Telford Centre, Menai Bridge. Ynys Mon. Tickets: tickettailor.com or visit Facebook: Wild Voice Ynys Mon

Compost Toilets Understanding the biology behind humanure. Get a foundational understanding of the principles, benefits and limitations of compost toilets. 10am – 4.30pm, £70, includes lunch. (not a building course) CAT, Machynlleth,01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Christmas Decorations Taster Session In this workshop you will get the opportunity to use jewellery pliers, design your own unique decoration and create your own wire and bead decoration. 11am – 1pm, 16 yrs+, led by jewellery maker Lora Wyn. £25 includes all materials. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Carnivores of the Serengeti A look at the big cats and hyenas found around the Ndutu and Seronera regions of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem. Bob Johnson ARPS is a wildlife photographer. 7.45pm, Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk

Parent Pop-Up: Learning about Dyslexia This event is aimed at parents and carers of young people with dyslexia and those who have a general interest in finding out more about this learning difference. Free, 1 – 4pm, with British Dyslexia Assoc. St David’s College, Llandudno LL30 1RD. Contact: bdadyslexia.org.uk 

Creative Write for Growth For anyone wanting to explore the potential of personal writing. Activities are designed to stimulate creativity and enhance well-being. 10am – 1pm, £27.24. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden CH5 3DF. Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk

Ffair Naolig Nant Gwrtheyrn Christmas Fair  A selection of arts and crafts stalls. 10am – 4pm. Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen LL53 6NL, 01758 750334, post@nantgwrtheyrn.org

Pop Up Vinyl Record/CD Shop Every 1st Thurs/ month. 3000+ records, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, rock, pop, prog rock, indie, Cymraeg, blues, metal, punk, new wave, soul, folk, jazz, reggae, electronic, goth, hip hop and more. Records from 50p. Plus selection of CD’s. Split Willow, Penmaenmawr Road, Llanfairfechan LL33. Facebook: Gwynedd Record Collector

Meet the Maker: John Neilson, Lettercarver & Lettering Designer Why not come along and see John at work, carving lettering in stone. An opportunity to ask questions about the process, techniques and anything else in relation to lettering. 10.30am – 12.30pm, free. Followed by: Exploring Letters Venturing within the gallery and Ruthin town with John Neilson & Fiona Gale. Looking at the writings which are rooted within the walls, grounds, plaques of Ruthin, encountering the heritage and stories behind the inscriptions and the technique/ skills required to engrave. 1.30 – 4.30pm, free, call to book a place. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Pontio and BBC NOW – Celebrating 50 Years of Sain Come together to mark the 50th anniversary of seminal Welsh record label Recordiau Sain – renowned for its unique contribution to Welsh popular music. 8pm, £16, £14. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Slate Trail Survey For this volunteer day we will be surveying and maintaining a section between Capel Curig and Ogwen Cottage. 10am, booking essential, contact Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk

Sustainable Chester Winter Fair Organised by Friends of the Earth Chester & District. We welcome stalks selling eco, Ethical, Sustainable goods. Charities and causes. Interactive stalls where people want to share crafts and skills to make a more eco, low carbon footprint and sustainable world. 11am – 5pm, free entry. Held in St Mary’s Creative Space, St Mary’s Hill, Chester CH1 2DW. Info and bookings: chesterfoe.wordpress.com Stall bookings/ creative sessions activities welcome.

The Young Storytellers Festival of Wales ’19 Writer and storyteller Gillian Brownson, Community Theatre Practitioner & Writer, is bringing Wales’ Storytelling talent together to share stories with both experienced young storytellers and those who would just like to have a go! For all ages. 11am – 5pm, Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Lecture: by Prof. E. Wynn James To mark the death of Richard Hughes 400 years ago (c.1565-1619), was the son of Hugh ap Rhisiart ap Dafydd from Cefn Llanfair in the parish of Llanbedrog and was a notable poet. 2pm, £5. Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllhelii 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk 

From Slavery to Freedom With UK Jewish Film. Telling the story of this movement and the person who has become its symbol, Natan Sharansky, found guilty of high treason in 1977. It is his bravery and that of his wife Avital that finally brought him, and so many of his fellow Russian Jews, home. 8.15pm, £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Christmas Wreath Making Each wreath making session lasts 45 minutes and will help you learn how to create a Christmas wreath – you can even take your wreath and materials home to finish at the end of the session. Starts 11 – 11.45am, £6. Grand Hall, Penrhyn Castle, Bangor LL54 4HT. nationaltrust.org

Benjamin Zephaniah Unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets, met Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. In a compelling and inspiring show, Zephaniah will explain how he fought injustice and discrimination to lead a remarkable life, while sharing a selection of favourite stories and poems. 7.30pm, £23.50. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Lacey Lecture – Averting the Insect Apocalypse Dave Goulson specialising in bee ecology, and author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘A Sting in the Tale’, alerts us to the crisis affecting insects, the potential impact on the planet and what we can do about it. We are in the middle of the 6th mass extinction event; bio-abundance is in decline. 6.30 – 9pm, £10. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. Bleddyn Williams, 01248 351541, info@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Gainsbourg (A Heroic Life) (15) Part of UK Jewish Film. Biopic gives a glimpse of the Jewish-French singer and national treasure Serge Gainsbourg’s life from 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris to his 1968 chart-topping success with lover Jane Birkin to his death aged 62. 5.30pm, £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

20th Anniversary Concert with Catrin Finch Celebrating St David’s Hospice’s providing end-of-life care in the communities of North Wales. Multi-award-winning harpist Catrin Finch, with Côr Glanaethwy and Côr Meibion Colwyn. 7.30 –  10.30pm, £20, £10 children. Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno LL30 2PY. Tickets: 01492 873664, stdavidshospice.org.uk

AKA Trio Coming from three different continents – Europe, Africa and South America – Antonio, Seckou and Adriano grew up in three different landscapes, speaking three different languages, and were formed by three different cultures and musical traditions to play life-affirming musical collaboration. 7.30pm, £18, £16 concs. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

23rd SATURDAY & 24th SUNDAY

Make a Traditional Shave Horse A shave-horse is a simple but effective traditional tool to hold a piece of green wood while it is shaped with a draw-knife. You will be provided with all the materials you need and you will make your own traditional pattern shave-horse to take home. £130, £65 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626,  woodlandskillscentre.uk

24th SUNDAY

Moving Forward by Going Back ~ Feldenkrais Method Looking back at our early movement development can help us to move forward from places where we habitually get stuck. 10am – 1pm, £30. Verve Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, 2-4 George St., Llangollen. Veronica Rock 07790 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

Reedbeds & Waste Water Management Off-grid sewage and water treatment systems. Our water and waste system is entirely off the mains supply, and this day course gives you the chance to learn from our 40 years of experience in this area. 10am – 4pm, £70 includes materials and lunch. CAT, Machynlleth 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

Merry Vegan Midwinter Join best-selling authors, Gillian Monks (Merry Midwinter) and Lee Watson (Peace and Parsnips) to celebrate an alternative Festive season with a delicious, 3 course plant-based lunch and cooking demonstration with Lee. Gillian will be sharing her passion for this season and introducing you to an alternative festive approach, re-introducing ourselves to activities and customs which better reflect the nature of this time of year. Candle lit afternoon tea, storytelling, carols and all by the blazing fire! 10am – 5pm, £79. Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org  See article  page 36

Marchnad Nadolig 2019 Christmas Market Local produce and crafts; art workshops, musical performances and film screenings. 10.30am – 4pm, free admission. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

24th SUNDAY – 27th WEDNESDAY

The Mindfulness Network  More info from Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org  or go to teach-mindfulness.org

25th 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, Denbighshire LL18 5BT, 01745 772150, homeinstead.co.uk

26th TUESDAY

New Moon Sagittarius 3.05pm

Healing Well The Gwynedd Healing & Peace Group offers hands-on healing at Y Ganolfan, Pentrefelin (nr Criccieth) from 7 – 8.30pm, All welcome. Mayamara 01766 770874. 

Transformation – The Driving Force of Spiritual Evolution A talk with Ted Capstick. We examine how we can creatively manage change and tension in our lives, but only by seeing the causal realities behind the temporal effects in those lives. Ted is a National Speaker, sponsored by Charity no 1167737. An evening with Bangor Theosophical Society, 7.30pm, £5, TS members £3. Hirael Hall, Ambrose St., Bangor. Toddy Alcock: 01248 600267, toddyalc@gmail.com

Roots Four short pieces of dance and discussion from Wales. Rygbi: Dear to me by Fearghus Ó Conchúir celebrates rugby in Wales; Écrit by Nikita Goile was inspired by a letter from artist Frida Kahlo to her partner Diego; Why Are People Clapping!? by Ed Myhill – a dynamic dance where movement and clapping create the soundtrack; Codiis by Anthony Matsena tells the story of Welsh people who come together to tackle depression during troubled times. 7.30pm, £14, £10 concs., Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Llandyrnog Astronomical Society Last Tues/month. Observing sessions, talks, presentations, trips. 7.15pm, Balcony room, Llandyrnog Village Hall, Denbigh. Contact Chris Jones 01824 790023/ 07811 117059, chris.jones-20_05@tiscali.co.uk

Burlesque Dance See 12th

27th WEDNESDAY

NWWT: Bees with Backpacks Bangor University’s Dr Paul Cross will tell us about his work tracking bees in the environment. Neonicotinoids might also get a mention! 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2 non-members. Room 101, Management Centre, Bangor University, LL57 2DG. Sue Carter 01248 371769, sue@gorad.co.uk

Roots See 26th for details. 7.30pm, £14, £12. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758 704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Yentl (PG) Part of UK Jewish Film event. The tale of a young Jewish woman who has to disguise herself as a boy in order to receive an education. 8.15pm, £7.50; £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Alicja Fiderkiewicz – Piano An experimental evening exploring the life of Chopin. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Rhyl Music Club, Rhyl Town Hall LL18 1BA. Elizabeth Parry-Jones 01745 561006, rhylmusic.com

Sensation and Sound Yoga Flow & Gong Bath Pranayama, cleansing and yoga session; followed by a gong bath and sound healing. 7 – 9pm. Y Festri, Goodman St, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4HL. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

House of Vestra ~ Red Tent At House of Vesta new moon gatherings, we sit in circle and share our stories… we talk, share, laugh, cry and bare witness. We use the energy of the new moon to let go and begin again, setting intentions and promises for the month ahead. £8, £12. Max of 12 women. The Goddess Collective, 50 Elizabeth Crescent, Chester CH4 7AZ. thegoddesscollective.co.uk

27th WEDNESDAY & 28th THURSDAY

Shook by Samuel Bailey. The winner of UK’s biggest competition for new plays tells the story about 3 teenagers in a young offenders institution getting ready to become parents. 7.45pm, £10, 12+. Theatr Clwyd, Mold. 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

28th THURSDAY

Singing For The Soul 4th Thurs/month. Calling all those who find a soul connection through singing, in particular chants from a range of different spiritual traditions. Led by Felicity Jones, a very experienced singer, we meet once a month at Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor near Mold from 11.30am – 1pm. 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 Tao is Now: The Teachings of Alan Watts A talk by Terence Taylor. Alan Watts (6/1/1915 – 16/11/1973) was a British philosopher best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a western audience; an author, poet, radical thinker, ex-priest, mystic, teacher and a critic of society. Organised by Colwyn Bay Theosophical Society. 2pm, £5; TS members £3, free refreshments. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-sea. LL28 4SE. Enquiries: theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

A Festive Afternoon Tea Afternoon tea with entertainment from Nigel Fabb; cards and gift stalls, Prize Draw. 1 – 3pm, £15. All funds go to Pedal Power charity which helps adults and children in poor health with the benefits of cycling. Held at Alyn Waters Country Park, nr Wrexham. Contact/tickets: 01978 757524, groundworknorthwales.org.uk

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.

Dry Stone Walling Join us, and learn the basics through helping to construct one of these beautiful structures; we team up with the National Trust rangers at Ganllwyd. 10am, booking essential, contact Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk 

Occasional Cinema: The Kindergarten Teacher (15)  Film. A chilling, wonderfully made and well acted character study. 6.30pm, £5 membership; £3 per film after. Food booking essential. 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

NT Live: Present Laughter (12) Screening of live performance. Actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is spiralling out of control; a modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. 7pm, £12, £11, £8 concs., Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

29th FRIDAY

Buy Nothing Day A day to challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple, for 24 hours you will detox from buying stuff – anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending! Instead of shopping, people around the world will take part in a 24 hour moratorium on consuming, either as a personal experiment or public statement. More from: buynothingday.co.uk

Wildflower Habitat Days! Cynall a Chadw Cynefinoedd! See 1st

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

Nutkin Ventured – Nutkin Gained Holly Peek from Anglesey Red Squirrel Project will give an illustrated talk about Red Squirrels. 7.30pm, £1. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Tom Blackwell Live music. Bar only. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Astrophotography Join experienced astrophotographers Gareth Mon and Elgan Jones for this workshop where you’ll learn all the tips and techniques to take astounding night sky images! Event offers guidance and tuition on how to take night-time photographs using a camera and tripod or using a telescope in place of a camera lens. 6.30 – 9pm. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU.  Bookings email Dani.Robertson@eryri.llyw.cymru for all enquiries. Visit: gostargazing.co.uk

New Moon Gong Bath Align with the Divine energy of the Moon and embrace your inner power. 7 – 8.15pm, £13 in advance. Canolfan Y Fron, Caernaron. Contact Cat 07816 103064, trudruyoga.co.uk

Earth (15) Film with New Dot Cinema. Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people in mines, quarries, large construction sites in a constant struggle to transform the planet. 7pm, £8, £6 concs. Austrian with English subtitles. Llangollen Town Hall. Tickets via: skiddle.com, or from Llangollen Oggie Shop and Fine Foods, or on the door. 

Snow White with Vienna Festival ballet 7.30pm, £20.20 – £15.20. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Ballet Cymru: Triple Bill Three extraordinary new works, featuring some of the most exciting female artists working in dance. Includes a tribute to Catrin Finch, harpist. 7.30pm, £14, £12. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

29th FRIDAY – 1st DECEMBER, SUNDAY  

Croesor Christmas Market / Marchnad Nadolig Croesor Local artisans and produce at this first Christmas market in Caffi Croesor. 29th 4 – 6.30pm; 30th & 1st 10 – 6.30pm. Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht, Hen Bryngelynnen, Penrhyndeudreath LL48 6SS. Facebook of event name. Contact 01766 771433, info@orielcafficroesoratcnicht.co.uk 

Tiffany Stained Glass Making It is an informal and relaxed course, which is suitable for all ages and abilities; you will learn the basic skills of glass cutting, glass grinding, copper foiling, soldering and finishing techniques. £244 – £264. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

30th SATURDAY 

Wrexham Eco Fair Eco-friendly, ethical, Fair trade items and local produce. 10am – 4pm, free entry. Ty Pawb, Market St., Wrexham LL13 8BY. For stall information: wrexhamecofair@outlook.com

Mixed Media Festive Stars & Angels Use easily accessible recycled materials to design and make colourful festive angels and stars for hanging on your wall, tree or giving as gifts. Over the day, you will be creating with collage and decorative surface relief patterns, which you will then embellish with beads and sequins, and assemble to make your own festive decoration. All materials provided, but please bring along any resources you wish to use. For adults. 10.30am – 4pm, £45, £40 student. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, mostyn.org

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

Christmas Fair Local produce, crafts, refreshments and food. Support your local groups! 10am – 2pm. Canolfan Ceiriog, New Road, Llansantffraid, Glyn Ceiriog LL20 7HE. If you would like a stall contact 01691 718200, admin@canolfanceiriog.org

Tree Planting – Trawsfynydd We join the National Park Authority to plant a new native woodland that will not only help mitigate climate change but will also greatly benefit wildlife in the area. 10am, booking essential, contact Dan, Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, snowdonia-society.co.uk

Textured Set of Bangles With Ann Catrin Evans. Learn some cold hammering techniques to create a beautiful set of textured bangles: 2x copper, 2x brass and 2x silver bangles. 10am – 4pm, £95. Held at Siop Iard, Caernarfon 01286 672472, siopiard.com

Portffolio: Working Metal Shape copper metal into handmade jewellery with Karen Williams, who will share her knowledge on working metal and shaping it into intricate pieces of art. 11am – 4pm, £10, bring packed lunch. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB. 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Craft and Christmas Fair Jewellery, fashion accessories, candles, paintings, handmade cards, toiletries, pet gifts and more! 10am, Alyn Waters Country Park, Wrexham. Facebook: of event name

Mishra A global folk outfit with intricate, Indian-influenced original music. 7 – 10.30pm, Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk 

Fun Funky Forrest Yoga Workshop A special afternoon of yoga with guest teacher Kate Harrington, assisted by Claire Mace. By combining yoga with funky metal music, this workshop will strengthen and nurture your whole being, and to get you feeling grounded and well-resourced to go into the festive season. Expect to sweat! Suitable for beginners, improvers and advanced practitioners. 2 – 4pm. £25 (concessions available). Held at The Old Rectory, Llanfachraeth, Ynys Môn LL65 4YA. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, inspiratrix.co.uk

Bangor Uni Symphony Orchestra Play music by Tchaikovsky, Swedish composer Maier and Bartók. 7.30pm, £12, £10 over 60s, £5 u18s/students. Held at Bangor Uni, Prichard-Jones Hall. Tickets from Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Transglobal Underground The original global fusionists. DJs Flyffilyfbybl and Skank Marvin. 7.30 – 11.30pm, £12 adv; £15 door. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda; neuaddogwen.com

Opera on Tap with Pocket Opera. Based on Pergolesi’s one act comedy. 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

30th SATURDAY & 1st DECEMBER, SUNDAY

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

Christmas Crafts 2 of our craftspeople show card making, tree decorations, table decorations, wreaths, candle holders, Gypsy baskets, reindeers. Come in the morning or the afternoon and will be able to try 2 different crafts and take away what you make. All materials and refreshments are provided. Christmas trees available to buy. When booking please make sure you book either the morning or the afternoon session. Half Day – £20 adult; £15 accompanied child. £10 deposit. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk