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Network News 2020

Welcome to the February Calendar

 1st SATURDAY 

Imbolc Drum Journey & Medicine Wheel Workshop As the Celtic Wheel of the Year turns towards Imbolc, and we celebrate the first signs of Spring, renewal and all things fertile and feminine, allow the drum rhythm and vibration to help us release what no longer serves, enabling us to reconnect and realign on all levels. Set your intention, lie down, ensuring you are warm and comfortable. We will begin with a guided meditation to promote relaxation and gently encourage you into a receptive space ready for the journey. 2.30 – 4.30pm, with Claire Freeman. £12. JS-PT Health Studio, Maen Gwyn Ave., Connah’s Quay. Claire 07426 894640, Facebook: of event name, claire.sourcehealing@gmail.com 

Imbolc Celebrations: Yoga & Brunch We will quietly set our seasonal intentions during a relaxation followed by a gentle yoga routine ideal for novices and beginners (but suitable for all abilities) to inspire internal and external room for new beginnings and to celebrate the returning light. Then to Oak St Café for some refreshment! 9am – 12pm, £10. Verve Fitness & Wellbeing, George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Contact 07507 460779, info@vervehealth.co.uk

Chinese New Year Celebrations Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat with a colourful Dragon Parade in the heart of Bangor and a mesmerising Chinese Gala in Pontio! The dragon parade will leave Bangor Cathedral at 12pm and make its way along the High Street to the Town Clock and back again, with the Chinese gala taking place in Pontio from 1 – 2 pm, all free of charge. Organised with the Confucius Institute, Bangor Uni. Contact 01248 388555.

Women Rising ~ A Celebration of Dance and Meditation Raising money for the North Wales Women’s Centre. Join Rachel for a full day of taster sessions, celebration of the feminine, fun and cake. Come for the full day or book in for a taster session or come and listen to Rachel’s talk. 10am – 5.30pm, Held at Pantymwyn Village Hall, Cilcain Road, Pantymwyn, Mold, CH7 5EN. Facebook: of event name or Rachels Belly Dance and Holistic Dance North Wales 

Firewalking Workshop Ceremony A beautiful sacred workshop which brings together teachings from all over the world, shared with integrity and grace. The ancient practise of walking on fire reconnects us with parts of us we may have long forgot. Reconnect with your inner flame, shake off self limiting beliefs, and learn practical tools for everyday life. 5 – 8pm. Led by Firebration, held at Cefn Village ~ Cefn Meiriadog, nr Denbigh. Facebook: Firewalking workshop ceremony, Personal Growth, Sacred Connection

Wild Weaving Workshop You will be working on a simple handmade loom frame with hand dyed natural yarns and fibres whilst learning how to create texture and form and to incorporate foraged materials. 10am – 5pm, £60 includes materials and refreshments, £20 deposit on booking. Stiwdio 9, Bangor LL57 1NW. Bookings Phia 07391 930719, phiaeco@gmail.com

Weekend Volunteer Day  ~ Diwrnod Gwirfoddoli Our monthly volunteer day. Come along, meet new friends and learn new woodland skills. Refreshments will be provided, but bring a packed lunch! We will meet at 10.15/10.30 – 2pm, by the container at Llyn Parc Mawr Community Woodland, Anglesey LL62 5BA. More from: llynparcmawr.org

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Red Programme. Join the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. 7.30pm, £15. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk The Blue Programme is on 23/4/20 

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

Landscape Drawing Workshop Join contemporary artist Tessa Lyons, taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape. With an emphasis on using charcoal and ink this workshop is designed to encourage an experimental approach. 2pm, £10 for materials and refreshments. Advance booking essential, held at Tŷ Hyll, Betws-y-Coed. Snowdonia Society, Claire 01286 685498, claire@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Hearth Literary Festival This intimate literary festival offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It also encourages anyone interested in the world of books to find out more about the writing and publishing process. Individual events are £14, morning tickets plus lunch £35; afternoon tickets & lunch £35. Day tickets £60. 10am – 6pm. Optional dinner is extra. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

NY Met: Porgy & Bess Screening from live show. A setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. 5.55pm, £14, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Also £17, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake A spectacular production of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.2.30pm & 7.30pm. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Frankenstein with Selladoor Productions Mary Shelley, at 18 yrs old, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come. 2.30 & 7.30pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

Iwan Llwewlyn-Jones: Beethoven and the Lost Penny Iwan returns to Ucheldre to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a series of recitals that feature the piano music of this extraordinary composer. 7.30pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Astronomy Club on Tour Presented by Techniquest Glyndwr. In 2021 the astronomical community is launching the replacement to the Hubble space telescope, with a new telescope called the James Webb Space Telescope. Join us as we explore all aspects of this ground breaking mission including a dome show, a talk and activities all produced in conjunction with the European Space Agency. 6.30 – 8.30pm, £5. Alyn Waters, Mold Rd., Gwersyllt LL11 4AG. Bookings: tqg.org.uk

1st SATURDAY – 10th MONDAY

Online Summit: Communities For Future Our response to the climate emergency. Led by Global Ecovillage Network. Join for free! More: summit2020.ecovillage.org See pages 3 & 31

 2nd SUNDAY 

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

Imbolc Bhajans in the Roundhouse We celebrate Imbolc in the Roundhouse at Ty Mam Mawr – the returning of the light, the seeds are germinating and will now begin to sprout, both in nature and within ourselves. This day is especially auspicious being the 2/2/2020. Join us in this celebration of song and dance, food and laughter. Bring your musical instruments and food to share for the feast, bring your open heart and be prepared to have great fun. 2 – 10pm, £5. Accommodation available for Sunday night. Ty Mam Mawr Eco Retreat Centre, Cynwyd, Corwen LL21 0LN. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

Tai Chi Workshops 1st Sun/month in the Dance Studios, Gaol St., Pwllheli. More from Sue Baumann, llyntaichi@gmail.com

Pwllheli Quakers 1st Sun/month. 11.30am, held in Welsh language, all welcome. Capel Penmownt, Pwllheli LL53 5HU. Rhian Parry 07753 409237, Huw Meredydd Owen 07733 121395.

Community Tree Planting It’s time to create landscapes that work for people and planet and its time to build communities that do the same. We are going to be doing a lot at Henbant this year along this journey, but it’s hard to do anything more useful than planting trees with new friends, with new conversations. Come and join us, if enough people turn up we’ll make some tasty soup and will provide drinks and snacks for all. We will be planting hedges, new woodland and some amazing Silvopasture. 11am – 3.30pm. Rock up anytime you like on one of our tree planting days over the coming few months. Don’t be shy, we want you to come along!! Children are very much encouraged. Henbant, Tain Lon, Clynnog fawr, nr Caernarfon LL54 5DF. 

Women’s Gatherings Gwynedd Genod Gyda’n Gilydd Come along and just spend time with other women, if you want to talk about anything specific, ask and see who would like to join in, if you’d like to craft, bring it; mostly it’s a time for women to come together. 12 – 4pm. Held at Caffi Meinir Cafe, Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen LL53 6NL. See Facebook: Womens Gathering: February 2020 for updates.

Met Opera Encore: Porgy and Bess The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece set in Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. 5.55pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

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

Tŷ Newydd Writing Squad 3 £10. More from Ty Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy. 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

Organ (18) Film. As Tokyo burns, nursery teachers  evacuate the children under their care to an abandoned temple. Film from Japan, with subtitles.  £8.50, Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

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

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

 3rd MONDAY

Patterns and Chaos in the Labyrinth An evening with writer in residence, Charlotte Higgins. The ultimate symbol of ingenious human design, the labyrinth offers pleasures of pattern and completion to spectators outside – but disorientation and confinement when experienced from within. Using literary and artistic representations, Charlotte will tell stories of the labyrinth’s elegant but confounding shapes, and the forms it inspires in other areas. 7.30pm, £12 or £24 including 2-course dinner. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

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 

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. Meets at Garth Community Centre, Bangor (between the pier and the swimming pool). Details: beiciobangor.org.uk

Rocky Horror Sing-A-Long Show (15) Film reviewer Dion Wyn Hughes has been working with members of the GISDA LGBT+ Youth Club to organise a month-long LGBT Film Festival throughout February. First film today 7pm, £3 adv; £4 day. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

4th TUESDAY

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

NetworkMum A NetworkShe initiative that is especially for those women juggling a business and young children offering you the opportunity to meet like-minded Mums who know what you are going through, appreciate the struggles of accessing support and resources and don’t care if you have a toddler in tow. We will be looking at goal setting, working SMART, putting plans in place and how to make it all work when you have “little people” to look after 9.30am – 12pm, free. White House Rhuallt, Holywell Rd., Rhuallt, St Asaph LL17 0AW. Visit: networkshe.co.uk

Celebrate the Celtic Festivals and Earth’s Cycles through Circle Dance! We dance on the 1st & 3rd Tues/month, 10.30am – 12noon – to a wide variety of World music. No partner required, and new members welcome. The Old School Hub, Llanrwst, Dyffryn Conwy. Maia 01492 642123. Also 18th & extra on 24th

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.

Fencing Come and help the Wildlife Trust to repair the fence where it needs it. This might involve knocking new posts in or using your hammer skills to secure netting to the fence. This is an opportunity to learn new skills in a wonderful environment. 10am. Held in Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog. Booking essential, Mary 01286 685498, mary@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Artist Talk Join artist Kristina Veasey for an informal talk discussing her project “My Dirty Secret!”, her methods and processes she uses in her art practice. Kristina’s exhibition will be displayed 3rd Feb – 6th March. Free but must register, 6pm. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com See Exhibitions

Reducing Stress is an Inside Job Join other women in this half day workshop to learn about the techniques and strategies you need to live a more balanced, joyful life. 1 – 4pm, £40. Prestatyn. Contact Sue Beesley, Life Coach & Workshop Leader 07739 342935, suebeesleycoaching@gmail.com

The 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. Also 18th

The Windborne Singers Workshop & Gig They are a quartet of vocal chameleons who specialise in close harmony singing and have spent the past two years touring the USA and Europe – teaching and performing songs from their acclaimed  album ‘Song on the Times which recently reached number 2 in the USA Folk DJ Charts. We are looking forward to performing at  Pawb and to welcoming people of all ages and singing experience to come along, learn some of our songs and hear songs from American and British folk singing traditions, Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, Basque country and other parts of the world. Workshop – 7 – 8.30pm, £7. Concert – 8.30 – 10pm, £7. Workshop and concert £13. Ty Pawb, Wrexham. Contact info@wrexhamchoir.co.uk

Emergency Craft-A-Thon For the animals of the Australian bushfires. Community session to make items for animals of Australia. Please come along to help us create all sorts of items which are needed right now! All abilities welcome as all sorts of different opportunities for people to get involved. Just turn up!We will bring all the patterns and instructions. If you can donate textiles, these can be arranged to be collected. Textile items can be made from old bedding, curtains, worn clothing. 5 – 8pm, Mold Rugby Club, The Clubhouse, Chester Rd., Mold CH7 1UF. Facebook: of event name

Anglesey Story Share Join us 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. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Free, no booking necessary. Held at The Bull Hotel, Bulkeley Square, Llangefni LL77 7LR.  More details at anadlu.com

If Beale Street Could Talk (15) Film. 1970s Harlem. A devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. 7.30pm, £5. St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. chesterfilmfans.co.uk

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

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

Kinky Boots: The Musical Live screened performance. A factory owner is struggling to save his family busieness and Lola is an entertainer with an exciting plan. Words and music by Cindi Lauper. 7pm, £15. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com Also £10, £8 concs., Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org (also 9th @ 3.30pm)

5th WEDNESDAY

Patagonia Adventure Activist Tour For this session host Kate Rawles aka Carbon Cycle Kate will guide us through the issue of how best to protect our wild places. We welcome kayaker and environmental activist, Dan Yates who lives in Snowdonia having set up home amongst the rugged mountains and wild rivers of the National Park. Also Dom Ferris, from Surfers Against Sewage who has now created a trail stewardship. 7.30 – 10pm, £5.98. Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, LL24 0ET. Tickets: pyb.co.uk

Change, Connect and Be Happy An introduction to Buddhism and Meditation with discussion and tea break. 6.45 – 8.45pm, £5 – pay what you can. All levels of experience welcome. Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester. Contact: triratna.chester@gmail.com ~ triratna-at-chester.org

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

Felted Soaps A course for beginners to learn how to felt using the wet felting technique. 6 – 9pm, £42, led by Gwen Owen. All materials provided. Y Bedol, B4366, Bethel, Caernarfon LL55. Visit: tecstiliau.org

Atgof Memory Arts Café 1st Weds/month, 12.30 – 2.30pm, free. A safe space to enjoy the Arts with friends and family with our Volunteer led Dementia friendly Arts Café. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

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

Gong Bath See 3rd for details. 7pm, £10. Canolfan Beaumaris, Rating Row, Beaumaris LL58 8AL. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT1) Next class 4th March (ACT 2). Two afternoon workshops, one building on another, introducing us to the model and core principles of ACT and with an entry-level range of skills and techniques that could be helpful with client work. CPD certificate. £35 per workshop, or £60 for both when paid in advance. £10 deposit secures a place. Held at Abbey Road Centre, 5 – 9 Abbey Rd, Bangor LL57 2EA. Fiona Smith: ask@conwycounsellors. co.uk ~ theconwycounsellors.co.uk 

Sew Cool Ariane and Fliss are starting a new club for all crafters; whatever your age, ability level or favourite craft, come and join us. It’s not a lesson, you just bring whatever you’re working on at the moment, but we hope that everyone can swap ideas and advice over a nice cup of tea or coffee. Drop in. 7 – 9pm. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com  Also 19th

Hamish McLaren & the Halcyon String Quartet Music by Purcell, Handel, the Schumanns, Mendelssohn and others. 7.30 – 9.30pm, Rhyl Music Club, Rhyl Town Hall LL18 1BA. Visit: rhylmusic.com

6th 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 

XR Wrexham Meet on Thursdays from 7 – 8.30pm fortnightly in the rooms above Saith Seren 18 Chester Street LL138BG with social time in the pub before and after meetings if you are free. Rooms have disabled access. Special Interest groups on alternate weeks including Art, printing, actions etc. Also Introductions to XR and climate change and training in related topics. Come along and find out what we do. Facebook: North Wales Extinction Rebellion

Thursdays at Y Plot ~ Tea, Cake and Company. Promote your physical and mental welling. Come and help at Y Plot, learn new skills, meet new people. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Every Thursday from Feb 6th, 11am – 3.30pm, donations. Y Plot, Pandy farm near Tregarth. Contact: 07799 224636, blodeuwedd.b@gmail.com Please look at our Facebook page Blodeuwedd Botanics

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

Rhyl Library Reading Group 1st Thurs/month, 11am – 12noon. 11a Church St., Rhyl LL18 3AA, 01745 353814.

Coffee Connections Are you looking for an informal way to meet and develop new contacts in 2020? Come along for as long or as short as you like; ask for help, share ideas and resources. 10.30am – 12.30pm. The Cae Mor Hotel, Promenade, Llandudno. Email hello@networkshe.co.uk to let us know you are coming along; networkshe.co.uk

Ronan Devlin ~ Artist Working across print, screen and multi-sensory installation, with a focus on audience engagement, he produces self-motivated and commissioned works which have been widely exhibited. 2pm, Friars Hall, Bangor LL57 2TP. Info: sera.williams@gllm.co.uk

Positive Birth Movement ~ Making A Birth Plan What happens when it doesn’t go to plan. 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. Join us as we meet up, link up and shake up birth! 7pm, The Den, Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

NWWT: Harnessing The Tide A speaker from Morlais Energy, Menter Môn’s Tidal Stream Energy project, describes this enterprising development off the island’s west coast. 2.15 – 4.45pm, £2. St Cyngar’s Church Hall , Llangefni, LL77 7EA. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

NW Chronic Pain Support Group 1st Thurs/month. Come along and share a cuppa, 6.30pm, Mold Community Hospital. For more info contact Angie 0844 891 3737, nwcpsg@gmail.com Facebook: northwaleschronicpainsupportgroup

Folk, Art & Friendship Group Hill Forts, Castles & Dykes. Everyone welcome, light refreshments and all art materials provided. 12pm, £2. Rainbow Hippy Shop, Mold. Facebook: Arty Folk and Friendship Group

Gandini Juggling Sigma is a spectacular cross art-from production from Gandini Juggling with dazzling Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Seeta Patel. The production showcases exuberant rhythms, patterns and colours, celebrating the dialogue between the worlds of juggling, music and classical Indian dance. 7.30pm, £15, £13 concs., Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

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

Live Online Full Moon Meditation We will have  brief chat while everyone logs on and then settle into guided meditation. 7.30 – 8pm, free. Run by Inspire & Rewire, Chester. All welcome! Register via Facebook of event name

Feminist Meet Up Come along armed with opinions, curiosity and your brand of feminism as we explore a new topic each month and potentially cultivate some community action. 7.30pm, Meeting Room, Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

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

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

7th FRIDAY

Tree Planting with Snowdonia Society For this session we will be helping to shape this beautiful landscape by planting trees which will not only improve the site aesthetically but also play a role in capturing carbon and providing a habitat for wildlife. 10am, Portmeirion. Booking essential, Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

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

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

Eminent Victorian Artists: Edward Burne-Jones The second in a short lecture series, showcasing some of the greatest artistic genius of the Victorian period, with Adrian Sumner. 7.30pm, £12 for talk only or £23.95 with dinner (2 courses, including tea / coffee). Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

Forest Therapy A free 12 month well-being project called Forest Therapy for women in midlife years who present with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Participants will be able to explore mindfulness, art therapy and the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing to give it its more familiar name. 10 – 11am, Plas Derw-Forest School, Holywell Rd., Mold CH7 6AA. Tickets: plasderwforestschool.co.uk

Come To Talk with Community Support Initiative. Come along and have a chat about what CSI can do for you and find out about some of the everyday equipment that can support Disabled people. 10.30am – 1.30pm. Flint Library, Church St., Flint CH6 5AP. 01352 703737.

NWWT: Living Seas Wales Nia Hâf Jones updates us on the progress of the Living Seas Wales project. 7 – 9pm, Maes Esgob Community Centre, Dyserth, LL18 6HB. Mark J D Hughes 07800 771570, mjdhughes1108@gmail.com

Fire, Woodcraft & A Cuppa! 1st Fri/month. The sessions will be based around Woodland Skills, Physical activity and Nutrition, so we’ll be doing some foraging, plant identification and lots of fire cooking! The day is aimed at anyone with a mental or physical health condition. Come along for a panad and a chat in a friendly, relaxed environment! If it rains, we have shelter! 11am – 1pm. Parc y Borth Woodland, Borth y Gest. Contact Melissa: actifwoodsgwynedd @smallwoods.org.uk

Taste of Craft Today: Karen Williams – Silver Jewellery. Workshops aimed at 50+. These are age friendly sessions with no previous experience needed. Meet new people and learn new skills. 1 – 3.30pm. £12.50 all materials provided. Ruthin Craft Centre LL15 1BB, 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Clothes Swap All proceeds will go to Women on Waves, a charity helping women stay sexually safe, and Trees4life, a charity that replants trees and preserves forests. 10am – 4pm, hosted by UBC Environmental Champion Becky Jones. £1 early bird, £2 11.30am onwards. Held in Room of Requirement, SU, 4th Floor, Pontio, Bangor. Facebook for more details: Clothes Swap

Death Café 1st Fri/month. A group led discussion in a friendly atmosphere. Come along to talk about – or just listen to – converstaions about death and dying.  2 – 4pm. £2 donation covers refreshment costs. St Kentigern Hospice, Upper Denbigh Rd., St. Asaph LL17 0RS. Vita Zilite: 01745 585221, vita.zilite@stkentigernhospice.org.uk

Gong Bath See 3rd for details. 7pm, £10. Rhuddlan Community Centre, Parliament St, Rhuddlan, Rhyl LL18 5AW. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Dead Good Theatre. Bob and Bernard have only two things in common: they’re both dying…and they’re not going down without a fight. 7.30pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

Madame Ovary Theatre. It’s January 2018, Rosa Hesmondhalgh is writing her resolutions, but is diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is now faced with her own mortality. 8pm, £12.50/Under 26s £10. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Roseanne Reid & Gethin a Glesni Roseanne is a Country and Western singer-songwriter from Edinburgh, with support from Gethin & Glesni. 7.30pm, £12, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

7th FRIDAY – 9th SUNDAY

Folklore (in Welsh medium) £219 – £239. More info from Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Yoga Retreat It will be a relaxing weekend of yoga, coastal walking and explore the local contemporary art in the gallery. Includes accommodation and vegetarian food, yoga tuition and use of yoga equipment, a therapeutic sound journey led by a guest teacher. Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog LL53 7TT. Tracey: traceyyogamassage.co.uk

Pure Yoga In-depth yoga classes, informal yoga workshops, traditional cleansing techniques, journalling, relaxation and restorative yoga, plus light-hearted philosophy sessions around the fire. £450, £590. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge, Ynys Mon. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk Also 14th -16th

7th FRIDAY – 13th THURSDAY

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG) Film. Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between American television personality Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. 12.30pm, £8.50, £6. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Queen & Slim (15) Film. Slim and Queen’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. £7.50 standard, £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

8th SATURDAY 

Sacred Song – Harmony Singing with Soul Sacred Song is a morning of short, repetitive songs from various faith and spiritual traditions, including Pagan, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Sufi, which lead us into contemplation. The songs come from a variety of sources including Taizè, Iona and Harmonic Temple. All songs are taught by ear so you don’t need to read music. Suitable for all levels of singing experience, including none! 10am – 1pm, £15, £10, £5. Wesley Church Centre, St John’s St., Chester CH1 1DA.  Bookings: 07922 620503, ellaspeirs@hotmail.com ~ naturalvoice.net 

Moonlight Magic Craft & Holistic Fayre Crystals, tarot and psychic medium readers, healing, upcycled goods, hand made jewellery, crafts, artists, runes, holistic treatments, aromatherapy and much more. 10am – 5pm; entry £1 stalls & therapies, £3 access all areas. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. More info: Sammy 07983 985886.

Identifying Trees in Winter We’ll show you how to identify trees in winter by looking at buds, bark, the shape of the tree and other clues. 10am – 3.30pm, £35, includes free indentification swatch book! Held at Chirk Castle Estate. Woodland Classroom 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com

Working Day Work will include, painting, gardening, wood cutting and more. 9.30am – 5.30pm, Pontfadog, Llangollen LL20 7AS. Free B & B for anyone who wants to stay overnight; please book ahead: 0300 302 1936, tanygarthhallretreat.org

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

Gong Bath See 3rd for details. 7pm, £10. Axis Therapy, 42 Glanrafon, Bangor LL57 1LH. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Avalanche Awareness & Winter Conditions See 1st

The Leylines Trio West-country collective a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. 8pm, Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01238 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk 

Jumping Through ~ Working on Your Vinyasa This workshop is for those who want to work towards being able to accomplish these transitions. 2 – 4.30pm, £25 non members, £22 members. Held at Source Yoga, Nutrition and Health, Colwyn Bay. Bookings: sourceyoga.org.uk 

DeStress Morning and Calm Jar Making with Shaktidance. Start at 10am with a relaxing Shaktidance session where we will be focusing on grounding and centering. Followed by making Calm Jars with Eco Glitter. The use of Calm Jars is an effective way to calm our minds and settle the turbulence of emotions by bringing our focus outside of ourselves. 10am – 1pm, £30. For all ages, held at Tan-y-Garth Hall Retreat Pontfadog, nr Llangollen LL20 7AS. Contact Maria 07778 912521 or see Shatktidance Chester on Facebook

Detox Your Mind This half day course will explain how we can recognise, reduce and eventually completely abandon these ‘mental poisons’ in and out of formal meditation. 10.30am – 1pm, £15, £19 with lunch. Led by Gen Kelsang Leksang. Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Llandudno LL30 1YY. 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

RUSH – A Joyous Jamaican Journey Join us as we tell the story of Reggae music from the arrival of the Windrush Generation from Jamaica – bringing their stories, history and music with them – and hear how their music evolved through the decades to take the world by storm. Narrated by comedian John Simmit the show features ska, rock steady, calypso, gospel, lovers rock, dancehall and reggae – all played live by the JA Reggae Band. 7.30pm, £21. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

Banda Bacana Time to get out your glad rags and dance off all those mince pies! Your favourite dance band returns to play some funky tunes and sweet harmonies. Gig 8pm, free; food served until 7pm, bar till 11pm. Caffi Siabod, Capel Curig LL24 0EL. 01690 720429, moelsiabodCafé.co.uk

Vulpes Urbana A spoken word collective of Chris Ingram, Hazel Ogden, David Watson and John Ramm who express folk-hop fusion using childhood tales & novels such as Fantastic Mr Fox and American Gods as inspiration. Voicebox – Spoken Word. 7 – 10pm, Bank St Social, Wrexham LL11 1AH. Facebook: of event name

Chester Film Social Night This event is open to all, not just members of the Film Society. The evening includes our famous wall quiz, raffle, caption competition and video quiz. Some great prizes to be won! 7.30pm. Food included, veggie options available, £14. St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. chesterfilmfans.co.uk

8th SATURDAY & 9th SUNDAY

Coppice Crafts You will have a walk through our coppice woodland and learn about its management. We will undertake some coppice work and harvest some materials to use. You will be shown various coppice products and will have the opportunity to make a range of products including a besom broom and a small hazel hurdle to take home with you. £130, deposit £65. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Reiki, 1st Degree Course Reiki is a simple form of healing and self-healing. Vivien Candlish teaches the original form of the Usui System of Healing. She offers continuous on-going support to all of her students. £150 class fee, accommodation is available £30 per night. The Healing Centre, 8 Fron Ogwen, Tregarth LL57 4NP 01248 601388, vivreiki@hotmail.com

8th SATURDAY – 12th WEDNESDAY

Specialist MBCT Training with the Mindfulness Network. An experiential exploration of the 8 week course for MBCT teachers, to help them support and develop skills and confidence in teaching. Offered in a residential retreat environment, the training will provide opportunities for combining learning and deepening practice. £966 single or £930 shared accommadation. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

8th SATURDAY – 28th MARCH, SATURDAY

Mindfulness 8 Week Course Saturday mornings 9.30am – 12noon. These courses are relevant for anyone wishing to increase their general sense of wellbeing and appreciation of life, while effectively managing tendencies towards stress and anxiety. Over the eight weekly sessions, you will be learning how to develop a greater sense of clarity, calm and kindness which supports long-term changes in how you approach life, while enhancing your mood and general well-being. Ruthin Library, Record St, Ruthin LL15 1DS. Contact 07792 784451, info@artofmindfulness.co.uk

9th SUNDAY

Full Moon in Aquarius 7.33am GMT

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

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

Craft Fair Showcasing the best in local crafts with a huge range of beautifully designed products. 10am – 4pm, free to attend. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com We want as many exhibitors as possible to make this a diverse and creative opportunity for local makers! If you’d like to exhibit at future events, please contact Nathan Stewart: nathan.stewart@theatrclwyd.com 

Quiltfest Trade Day Many stalls where you’ll find quilting products and expertise. 10am – 4pm, £3.50 entry; light refreshments available; and free parking. The exhibition is open 5th – 14th Feb. Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Rd, LL20 8PW. More from quiltfest.org.uk See Exhibitions.

Community Tree Planting See 2nd

Tapestri: Sera a Lowri Evans Together they will present a set of songs with an Americana flavour. 7.30pm, £12, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com 

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

And Your Bird Can Sing Film with Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020. A gritty coming-of-age drama. Japanese with English subtitles. 3pm, £8.50, £6 Aged u26. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

NWWT: Shoresearch Survey Come along and help out with a survey of the rocky shore. Learn about its inhabitants and how to ID, document and understand the issues facing our inter-tidal areas. 3 – 5pm, Llandudno Pier, Conwy, LL30 2LR. Dawn Thomas 01248 351541, dawn.thomas@northwales wildlifetrust.org.uk

Joe Newberry and April Verch Joe is a guitarist and banjo pplayer, April is his daughter and plays fiddle. Harmonious voices, the Blues and ballads stem from  Canadian regional styles and originals. Open 7.30pm, £12 tickets from Palas Print Caernarfon and Mudshark Records, Bangor. Held at The Vic, Menai Bridge 01248 712309, vicmenai.com

Luna Course for Midwives To Be Offering a full study day giving an insight into the midwifery application process, providing ideas for your personal statement, types of interviews utilised by universities plus an interactive afternoon with workshops for water birth, midwife’s kit, infant feeding and optimal fetal positioning such as rebozo. 9am -5pm, £50. Held at Beehive Healthcare, Northgate Ave., Chester CH2 2DX. Register: lunamidwives.wixsite.com

Joe Brown Rock ‘n’ roll legend, Joe has a new band for this tour, more eclectic and with a different line up. 7.30pm, £36, £33.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

10th 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

Flintshire Versus Arthritis Support Group Meets every 2nd Mon/month. Helping people living with Chronic Pain and fatigue. 10am – 12noon. Light refreshments available. Quay Health Centre, Fron Rd., Connah’s Quay, Deeside CH5 4PJ. Plenty of free parking. For more info 0300 790 0400, flintshireversusarthritis@gmail.com

Tangerine (15) Film. Part of the chosen 4 feature films (and 2 short films) to be shown every Monday evening during the month to celebrate LGBT History Month. A showing of the award-winning animated short film “In a Heartbeat” will be shown before the feature film. 7pm, £4. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

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

10th MONDAY – 14th FRIDAY

Sustainability & Adaption for Cities & Communities Join students from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment to explore how our cities and communities can be transformed to help address and adapt to climate change and other environmental challenges whilst enhancing human health and wellbeing. £750, £700 concs., CAT, Machynlleth, 01654 704966, cat.org.uk

11th TUESDAY

Unlimited Connects: Taking the Lid Off Programming Unlimited has been working with partner venues and organisations across Wales to plan a series of events that brings together artists, venues, organisations and the public to talk about disability-led arts and access. The day will include a practical pitch style element, networking, a talks panel, a performance and a visual arts installation. 10.30am, free. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache Documentary investigating the life of cinema’s first female filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché. 8pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

NWWT: Water Works Arfon Hughes, Meirionnydd NRM Team Leader for NRW, tells us about the wildlife implications of some of the projects carried out in our local area. 7 – 8.30pm, Dolgellau Cricket Club, Marian Cefn car park (long-stay) LL40 1UU. Janet Baker 07812 659593, jemmole@hotmail.com

The Science and Art of Meditation, Ancient and Modern A talk with Ted Capstick – his first in a trilogy of talks on the theme. Sponsored by the TSE Charity No: 1167737. 7.30pm, at Hirael Hall, Ambrose St, Bangor LL57 1BL. For more information email toddyalc@gmail.com

Weaving Workshop Create a sample weaving and learn exciting techniques to achieve texture and form. Led by Phia Eco. 6.30pm, £25 per session, 16+, delivered in English. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Gong Bath See 3rd for details. 7pm, £13. Memorial Hall, Penmorfa, Porthmadog LL49 9RY. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Willow Clearance Over the past few years the willow population on the reserve has flourished and spread far beyond what would be considered a healthy coverage for this type of habitat. Come and help us control the spread of willow so that future generations can continue to enjoy this interesting dune habitat and all it has to offer. Held at Morfa Buchan, Portmadog. Booking essential, Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

12th WEDNESDAY

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

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.

Snowdonia Society ~ Rhododendron Clearance Come help keep Snowdonia wonderfully diverse as we clear the plant and encourage native wildlife to flourish once more!For this session we will be joining “Y Dref Werdd” an environmental community project who amongst other projects have been working hard to rid Bro Ffestiniog of Rhododendron Ponticum since 2015. Blaenau Ffestiniog. 10am. Booking essential, Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

NWWT: North Wales Wildlife with the RSPCA The RSPCA’s National Wildlife Officer Co-ordinator, Inspector Geoff Edmond, discusses wildlife issues and rescues in North Wales. (Event in partnership with RSPCA Wrexham and Deeside Branch) 7.30 – 9pm, £2. Gresford Memorial Hall, High Street, Gresford, LL12 8PS. Dan Rose 07977 962251, nwwtwrexham@gmail.com

Gong Bath See 3rd for details.. 8pm, £13. Source Yoga Studio, 294 Conway Rd, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

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

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

13th THURSDAY

Qigong Taster Session Includes brief talk, seated exercises, warm up, Wudang Mountain Qigong. 11am – 12pm, free. Conwy Culture Centre, Town Ditch Rd., LL32 8NU. Contact Phil: taichiphil@outlook.com See advert on page 10

The Great Get Together Ideas Workshop A  nationwide project that brings people together and unites communities, inspired by Jo Cox and her belief that we have more in common than that which divides us. It takes place nationally 19 – 21 June. Come along to one of these ideas sessions to tell us what you think should be included in the celebration. We want to hear from as many people as possible, from as many groups covering lots of different ages.  11am, free but booking required. The Meeting Room, Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com Also on 17th @ 1pm

Hedgerow Planting A new hedgerow is planned to divide one large field into two. This will eventually provide homes, shelter and food for a great variety of wildlife as well as a safer way across the field for small animals. Help plant young trees (‘whips’), knowing that your work will have a huge benefit for nature for many years to come. 10am. The Pensychnant estate near Penmaenmawr. Booking essential, Mary 01286 685498, mary@snowdonia-society.org.uk Also 15th

The Key to Theosophy A talk by Eric McGough, with the Colwyn Bay Lodge of the Theosophical Society. This is a study of a most valuable and instructive book on Theosophy, written by H. P. Blavatsky, in a question and answer form, a year after the Secret Doctrine was published. Eric McGough is Author and Director of the Diploma in Theosophy. 2pm, admission £5, TS Members £3. Free refreshments, book and CD sale. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-Sea. LL28 4SE. Julie 01248 431237, theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

Olwyn Lliw ~ Colour Wheel Artist and tutor Jwls Williams will be leading the monthly sessions. Ideal for beginners and creatives who wish to gain new skills and experiment with new materials and techniques. 10.30am – 12.30pm, 16+, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Kendal Mountain Festival: UK Tour Watch a collection of our best short films on the big screen – stories of human endurance, breathtaking environments and soul-stirring journeys – plus hear from one of Britain’s finest Alpine and rock climbers,  Nick Bullock. 7.30pm, £18, £10 u25. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

14th FRIDAY

Candlelit Awakened Belly Dance Meditation ~ Root A monthly group. Awakened Belly Dance is described as awakening and empowering the feminine in dreamtime. It involves middle Eastern and north African dance movement with meditation, sound healing, conscious communication, energy  and breath work. 7 – 9.30pm, £7.50 if 14 days in adv/ £15 if 7 days adv/ £20 on door. Held at Insideout Wellness Centre, Griffiths Square, Mold CH7 1DJ. Facebook: of event name or Rachels Belly Dance and Holistic Dance North Wales

Taste of Craft Today: Rosie Farey – Rush Weaving. Workshops aimed at 50+. These are age friendly sessions and no previous experience needed – just a willingness to take part. Meet new people and learn new skills. 1 – 3.30pm. £12.50 all materials provided. Ruthin Craft Centre LL15 1BB, 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

NWWT: Why Mosses Matter Dr Shaun Russell, Director of Treborth Botanic Gardens, Shaun will highlight the often quirky and surprising ways in which mosses have been useful over the centuries. 2 – 4pm, £2. St David’s Church Hall, Llandudno, LL30 3NT. John Underwood 07783 773225, john.underwood100@gmail.com

Valentine’s Day (12A) Film. More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine’s Day from early morning until midnight. 7pm, £4. Denbigh Film Club, Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh LL16 3DA. Lilian Jones 01745 813426, denbighfilmclub.co.uk

14th FRIDAY & 15th SATURDAY

New Music, New Experiences With a theme of Health & Wellbeing. the festival will be presenting the innovative ensembles UPROAR and Electroacoustic WALES, the talented pianist Siwan Rhys, before closing with an experimental production by Exploration in Sound. Music is available to all members of our community and it is a pleasure to be able to collaborate with like-minded organisations to present Steps in Music to the youngest generation, Yoga sessions for all ages and the opportunity to hear performances of Discover the Song and the Bangor Music Group. Various times and prices. Held at Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk ~ bangormusicfestival.org.uk

14th FRIDAY – 16th SUNDAY

Arts & Crafts Movement Created as a reaction against the Industrial Revolution and the excesses of the Great Exhibition, the Movement became the impulse linking the Romantic Movement, the Gothic Revival, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the Aesthetic Movement. £270, non-residential £190. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

YogaJo The retreat will focus on yoga, meditation and relaxation practices using sound to deepen and enrich your experience. With specially written pieces performed live, to support both dynamic and meditative work helping you to find strength and flexibility in mind and body. £380 – £455, all inclusive depending on accomm. Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org

Pure Yoga In-depth yoga classes, informal yoga workshops, traditional cleansing techniques, journalling, relaxation and restorative yoga, plus light-hearted philosophy sessions around the fire. £450, £590. Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge, Ynys Mon. Laura Bell 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

15th SATURDAY

Mind Body Spirit Festival Healers, Therapists, Psychics, Tarot Readers, Crystals, Handmade Soaps, Candles and much more. Free workshops and parking. Delicious vegan & veggie food all day. £1 entry. Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Rd., LL20 8SW. Facebook: The Llangollen Mind Body Spirit Festival

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

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

Ffin Dance Double Bill The story An Inspector Calls in 3 dance acts. Music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams. Plus Crib – for 3 dancers, a tribute to Prince’s music. 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Hedgerow Planting See 13th

Avalanche Awareness & Winter Conditions See 1st

The Path to Perfect Peace This day course is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Three Principal Aspects of the Buddhist Spiritual Path as explained in Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s new book – The Mirror of Dharma. Through training in contemplation and meditation we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance and make our human life truly meaningful. Led by Gen Kelsang Leksang. Veggie lunch available. 10am – 4pm, £25. Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Llandudno LL30 1YY. 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

Gong Bath See 3rd for details.. 7pm, £10. Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai, LL57 4LQ. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Pruning Fruit Trees An experienced tutor will demonstrate pruning techniques on some of the fruit trees in the Heritage Orchard at the Woodland Skills Centre. The best of the prunings will be kept to be used in the afternoon for the grafting course. 10am – 12.30pm, £25. Held at Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. Bookings through Eventbrite for National Botanic Gardens: eventbrite.co.uk/pruning-fruit-trees

Upholstery Workshop This informative workshop with artist/designer Sophia Ingham (Phia Eco Art & Apparel) is perfect for beginners and more experienced upholsterers, and will take you through the entire upholstery process, from furniture stripping, through re-strapping/webbing & springing, re-upholstery and finishing techniques. 10am – 5pm. £65 all inclusive. Stiwdio 9, Bangor LL57 1NW. Phia 07391 930719, phiaeco@gmail.com

16th SUNDAY

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

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

Community Tree Planting It’s 2020, it’s time to save the world.. It’s time to create landscapes that work for people and planet and its time to build communities that do the same. We are going to be doing a lot at Henbant this year along this journey, but it’s hard to do anything more useful than planting trees with new friends, with new conversations.. Come an join us, if enough people turn up we’ll make some tasty soup and will provide drinks and snacks for all. We will be planting hedges, new woodland and some amazing Silvopasture.. You don’t have to know what your doing you don’t have to be good at it. 11am – 3.30pm. Rock up anytime you like on one of our tree planting days over the coming few months. Don’t be shy, we want you to come along!! Children are very much encouraged. Henbant, Tain Lon, Clynnog fawr, nr Caernarfon LL54 5DF. 

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

Sunday Morning Gong Bath See 3rd for details 9am, £12. Neuadd Ogwen, High St, Bethesda, Bangor LL57 3AN. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

Little Nights, Little Love Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020. Based on a story by one of Japan’s most popular novelists, the story asks what is necessary in attaining happiness in a relationship. Japanese with English subtitles. 3.15pm, £8.50, £6 u26. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

16th SUNDAY – 21st FRIDAY

Slate: In the Beginning Most of the programme will entail walking in the mountains over rough, exposed, and occasionally steep terrain; including walks of lengthy duration. Course members should come prepared for this though average fitness should suffice. Stout walking boots with good grip, warm clothing, and waterproof jacket and trousers are all essential. £518 – £568. Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

17th MONDAY

Chester Amnesty International 3rd Mon/month. We are ordinary people standing up for humanity, human rights and justice. Meets at 7.45pm, Chester. Contact Mike Johnson: mikej5@hotmail.com ~ amnesty.org.uk/chester

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

Dark Skies Snowdonia is an International Dark Sky Reserve and a favourite haunt for astrophotographers as well as astronomers keen to gaze out into the universe. Learn more about the Dark Skies scheme in this free talk by Snowdonia National Park Dark Skies Officer Dani Robertson. 7.45 – 10pm, free. Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET. 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk

The Society of 13 Evening talk with Prof. Rachel Williams, Materials to Shape Our Vision. 7.30pm, £10 p.a. membership, £3 per event, £6 non-members. Grosvenor Museum, Chester. Visit: societyofthirteen.org.uk 

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

An Evening with Poetry Wales Join the new editor of Poetry Wales magazine, Jonathan Edwards, as he introduces a range of poets appearing in the magazine’s new and forthcoming issues. 7.30pm, free but please register. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

Gong Bath See 3rd for details. 7.30pm, £13. Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre, Mona Rd, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. (opp Waitrose). Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

The Great Get Together Ideas Workshop See 13th

God’s Own Country The group have chosen 4 feature films (and 2 short films) to be shown every Monday evening during the month to celebrate LGBT History Month. A young farmer in rural Yorkshire numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker. 7pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

17th MONDAY – 19th WEDNESDAY

Mr. Jones (15) Film. The extraordinary untold story of Gareth Jones, an ambitious young Welsh journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union in 1933 and uncovered the appalling truth behind the Soviet ‘Utopia’ and Stalin’s regime. 8.15pm. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

17th MONDAY – 21st FRIDAY

Winter Birds We can certainly find a good selection of winter birds as well as Chough and birds of prey – diversity being the name of the game! £414 – £454, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

End of Life Doula Preparation Like birth, we want to bring death back where it belongs; in the hands and hearts of loved ones, in the home and community, in sacred space. We might begin by exploring how to be of support to someone who is dying; how to cultivate presence and how to go both into and yet beyond the self to be able to connect in Love; to meet that person where they are, to uphold their sovereignty and champion their needs and wishes. £525, held in  Tregarth, LL57 4RA. Alexandra: redtenteol@gmail.com

18th TUESDAY

Celebrate the Celtic Festivals and Earth’s Cycles through Circle Dance! We dance on the 1st and 3rd Tues/month, 10.30am – 12noon – to a wide variety of World music. No partner required, and new members welcome. The Old School Hub, Llanrwst, Dyffryn Conwy. Maia 01492 642123. Also on 24th

The 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. Also 18th

Capernaum (15) Film. A streetwise child survives through his wits and takes care of others. From Lebanon, with English subtitles. 7.30pm, £5. St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester. chesterfilmfans.co.uk

North West Writing for Wellbeing Group 3rd Tues/month. A writing group facilitated by experienced bibliopoetry therapy practitioners and writers for wellbeing. Each session will have a writing theme addressing Life’s Challenges, Stressors and Joys, and be supported by local writing for wellbeing practitioner, Lisa Rossetti. 12.15pm. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Free Motion Machine Embroidery /Brodwaith Peiriant Rhydd Are you using your sewing machine for embroidery? Not sure where to start? This workshop will introduce you to free motion embroidery. 10am – 4pm, £50, led by Melanie Baugh. Fabric costs are extra. Held at Y Bedol, B4366, Bethel, Caernarfon LL55. Contact tecstiliau.org

The Cottage Garden Society Talk Ray Baillie presents: Medieval Gardens. 7.15 for a 7.30 start. All welcome. Held at Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh, LL16 3TS. Contact Trish Morris 01745 550121, thecottagegardensociety.org.uk

18th TUESDAY – 24th MARCH, TUESDAY

Re:set Wellbeing Course Tuesdays, 12.30 – 3.30pm. This free re:set course is aimed at any individual who is personally experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues which could include stress, anxiety or mild depression, and develops skills in understanding mental health and managing your own wellbeing and developing self-care practices. Beehive Healthcare, Northgate Ave., Chester CH2 2DX. Contact 01244 344409, beehivehealthcare.co.uk

19th WEDNESDAY

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

Midweek Volunteer Day ~ Diwrnod Gwirfoddoli Our monthly midweek volunteer day. Today – tree planting! Come along, meet new friends and learn new woodland skills. Refreshments will be provided, but bring a packed lunch. Meet 10.15-10.30 till 3pm. by the container at Llyn Parc Mawr Community Woodland,  Anglesey LL62 5BA. More from: llynparcmawr.org

NWWT: Biosecurity Training Invasive Species awareness and biosecurity training for freshwater users. 10am – 4pm. Alyn Waters Country Park, Wrexham, LL12 0PW. Gemma Rose 07534 487704, gemma.rose@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Chester Humanists 3rd Weds/month. We seek to make the best use of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, using reason, experience and shared human values. Meet at 7 – 9.30pm, Industry, 1 Overleigh Rd., Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HL. Secretary: chester@humanistgroups.org.uk

The Fureys Legends of Irish music and song. 7.30pm, £20. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Sew Cool See 5th 

Snowdonia Society ~ Footpath Maintenance The volunteer task for the day will involve repair and maintenance work which will mean that this path can continue to be enjoyed.  10am, Capel Curig. Booking essential, Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Victoria String Quartet Music by Haydn, Britten and Mendelssohn. 7.30 – 9.30pm. Rhyl Music Club, Rhyl Town Hall LL18 1BA. Visit: rhylmusic.com

20th THURSDAY

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

Abstract Painting Workshop for Adults Reflecting primarily on the work of Bonnard, you will consider interior and exterior space in the making of modern painting and focus on colour as a prime compositional element. Please bring water-based paint, brushes, rags, a water pot and any other usual tools. You may like to bring a canvas support. Cartridge paper is available. Booking is essential. 11am – 4pm, £60. RCA Conwy, 01492 593413, education@rcaconwy.org

Third Sector – Alternative Income Generation Free session on less traditional forms of raising funds. 9.30am – 1pm. Flintshire Local Voluntary Council, Mold Business Park, Wrexham Rd., Mold CH7 1XP. FLVC 01352 744000, flvc.org.uk

Chester Men This is an informal get-together for men of all ages and backgrounds around the Chester area. It could be a safe space to make your voice heard, or to simply share the company of some like-minded guys. We plan to build a community of guys for support and exchanging ideas. 7.30pm, free, drop-in. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Jamie Smith’s Mabon + Gwen Màiri Mabon are hanging up their boots in Autumn so come and hear one of their last gigs. Gwen Màiri is a harpist and will be joined by Gwilym Bowen Rhys and Jordan Price Williams. 7.30pm, £16, £14. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

National Theatre Live Screening: Cyrano de Bergerac Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxanne. 7pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com Also Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Also Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Also Scala Cinema, Prestatyn High St. 01745 850197. Also Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

20th THURSDAY – 23rd SUNDAY

Dark Skies Festival: Fireside Star Stories Take a walk with us into the woods as we settle down by our new fire-pit for some starry storytelling. Learn how the stars helped shape Welsh history and hear some of the myths, legends and literature, inspired by the night sky. 4 – 5pm. Also: Zodiac Talks Join us for special led tours into the castle where we explore the iconic zodiac stained glass windows in the Grand Hall. Half an hour tour, starting: 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm. Also: Evening Stargazing Learn to identify some of the spectacular constellations we see above us in the Northern Hemisphere and learn how protecting our nights skies from light pollution can have an incredible effect on nature and our lives. 6.30 – 7.30pm. Also: SkyDome Experience Learn all about the astronomy, stargazing and how we can best enjoy our incredible dark skies region, and help nature while we’re at it. Each interactive guided session lasts 30min and is suitable for all ages. 11.15am, 12pm, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.13pm, £3.50. Apart from SkyDome all events are free (but normal entry charges apply – £13.26 adult/ £6.63 child), Penrhyn Castle 01248 353084, penrhyncastle@nationaltrust.co.uk

21st FRIDAY

NWWT: Being Bee Friendly Jenny Shaw describes how Welsh Government’s Action Plan for Pollinators is addressing the dramatic decline of these hugely important insects. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2. St Cyngar’s Church Hall, Llangefni LL77 7EA. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

RSPB Talk: Wirral Peninsula Illustrated talk by Elliot Monteith on the Birds of the Wirral peninsula. 7.30pm, £2.50. St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno LL30 9NL. Contact 01492 592247, colwynbooks@waitrose.com

Ruthin Repair Cafe Repair Cafés are monthly pop-up events where volunteers fix household items for free in order to reduce waste, teach skills and bring the community together. Do you want something fixed for free? Can you fix things? 1 – 3pm; Typical household item repairs include: Electrical items e.g. toasters, kettles, vacuum cleaners. Clothing e.g. jeans, bags, shirts. IT e.g. PCs, laptops. General e.g. toys, ornaments, small furniture. Bikes e.g. basic bike maintenance. At the moment there are 4 people responded positively for 21/02 with these skills: ✓ general diagnostics and repairs;
✓ diagnostics, woodwork, electrical, electronic, bicycles; ✓ sewing (small/uncomplicated jobs); ✓ computers/laptops, phones. Bring your items to us at the above location and we’ll try our best to fix it! DVSC Denbighshire, Naylor Leyland Centre, Well St., Ruthin LL15 1AF. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us: foe.ruthin@gmail.com

Sapling Care Native broad-leaved trees have been planted on the hillside to increase tree coverage on quite open land. They are very important for birds and insects as well as for oxygenating and stabilising the soil. We’ll be doing the vital work of checking the young trees and giving them a bit of TLC where required. 10am. Dyffryn Mymbyr. Booking essential, Mary 01286 685498, mary@snowdonia-society.org.uk

HENGE & Guests A Cosmic Dross-psych-rock-pop-electro out of space music journey; plus support. 7.30pm, £12. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

21st FRIDAY – 23rd SUNDAY

Silent Presence During the retreat, time will be spent in sitting meditation within the group and walking meditation alone in nature. The latter gives the opportunity of deeper connection with whatever we encounter in the natural surroundings wherever we are. Help is always available as and when needed throughout the retreat. There will also be support for taking Silent Presence into our daily lives. Led by Jenny Brooke. Tan y Garth Hall Retreat, Pontfadog, nr Llangollen LL20 7AS. Tickets: 0300 302 1936, tanygarthhallretreat.org

Mosses and Liverworts An insight into the life of mosses and liverworts will be provided by classroom work, discussion and by first hand observation. £195 – £290, led by Lucia Ruffino. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Crenau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB, 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

Winter Tree Identification We will look at characteristics such as bark, foliage, flowers and cones, and learn the botanical terminology used in identification keys. £195 – £290; led by Mike Parratt. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Crenau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB, 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

Drum for Fun! It is an accessible way into music as well as being a music genre in its own right. Working in a drum circle, we will start with body beats and percussion, rhythm games and activities, and learn how to make our own rhythms. This is a course for beginners or those with a little experience. £244 – £264, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU, 01766 772600, eryri.llyw.cymru

Yoga, Nutrition & Detox Retreat Create a personal health package by learning how to maintain balance through food and lifestyle changes. Experience the benefits of yoga and learn natural cleansing methods. Gain essential knowledge about your perfect diet and discover how to increase its nutritional content. This retreat provides the ideal introduction to the ayurvedic retreats. £395 shared or £465 single all inclusive. Dru Yoga, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda LL57 3LX. 01248 602900, druyoga.com

Meditation Retreat This retreat will introduce you to key Dru Meditation techniques for developing a calm, clear mind. You’ll learn the Dru Yoga postures which prepare the body best for sitting, as well as enjoying progressive guided meditation sessions with our expert teachers. There will also be time for relaxation and walks. £395 shared, £465 single. Dru Yoga, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda LL57 3LX. 01248 602900, druyoga.com

21st FRIDAY – 25th TUESDAY

Little Women (U) Film. An adaptation of the novel by Louisa May Alcott, following the lives of four sisters in 19th century America. Various times, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

21st FRIDAY – 27th  THURSDAY

Queen and Slim (15) Film. A couple out on a forgettable first date who, after an altercation with the police, become reliant on each other for survival across America. Various times, prices. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Parasite (15) Film. A son lands a good job with a wealthy family until problems happen as class war breaks out; a black comic satirical thriller. Various times, prices. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

22nd SATURDAY

Celebrating 60 Years of the Beatles The evening includes walking ‘The Beatles Tour’ of the village; a short talk with Gwilym Phillips, who was a member of The Vikings who jammed with George and Paul in Harlech; a “My Life With The Beatles” presentation by Tony Bramwell who was not only friends with the Fab Four, but also worked with them throughout their career; a curry (chicken and vegetarian option); and ending with two live sets by The Shakers, who will be taking us back to the mid-60s with their classic Cavern Club and Merseybeat sounds. Tickets limited to 120. Starts 4.30pm. £25, Portmeirion. 01766 770000, portmeirion.wales 

NWWT: Survey Saturday Come and learn about the different citizen science surveys you can do when you’re next on the shore. From nurdles to shark eggs; aliens to indicators. 11am – 1.30pm, Aberffraw, Anglesey, LL63 5LX. Dawn Thomas 01248 351541, dawn.thomas@northwaleswildlife trust.org.uk Avalanche Awareness & Winter Conditions See 1st

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

Real Birth Workshop Created through the belief that expectant parents should have access to positive birth information. It is beneficial for pregnant mums and their birth partners to have positive help with their birth preparation. We support all birthing choices because we believe in empowering with the right information when you need it; a step by step journey of how women and their bodies birth their babies. 11am – 5pm, £75, £25 for birth partner, £50 deposit secures place. Lunch and refreshments provided. Beehive Healthcare, Northgate Ave, Chester CH2 2DX. Confident Birth Chester 07780 882355, confidentbirth.org.uk

Sustainable Woodland Management This weekend course is ideal for anyone who has access to woodland (or dreams of owning one) and wants to learn the skills to manage it better, both for wildlife and for sustainable coppice products such as firewood, charcoal and greenwood crafts. You will be guided through the weekend by an experienced tutor, surrounded by the fantastic Aberduna nature reserve, Maeshafn, CH7 5LD, set in the Clwydian Range. 18+, £95, £20 deposit. Woodland Classroom, James 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com

Saxon Embroidery / Brodwaith y Sacsonaid Workshop with Katherine Keatley. In this hands-on workshop you will learn about the history and techniques while creating your own sampler based on Saxon embroider. 10am – 4pm, £55. Y Bedol, B4366, Bethel, Caernarfon LL55. Visit: tecstiliau.org

Talk: The Geology and Flowers of the Alps Join Jim Langley and Paul Gannon, authors of ‘The Alps – A Natural Companion’, for a talk about their brand new book. 7.30pm. Moel Siabod Café, Capel Curig. Tickets £5 or £2 for members of the Snowdonia Society. Available to buy on the night or by reservation through the Café on 01690 720429. 

Welsh Language Day Course: Writing for Young People and Children Led by Angharad Tomos, in Welsh, £35. Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Llanystumdwy. 01766 522811, tynewydd.wales

Special Guest Talk: Darren Clarkson King ‘Daz’ has been all over the world to remote gorges, first descents, solo descents, iconic rivers and locations. 7.45pm, free, donations welcome to the Mountain Training Trust. Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET. 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk

Sustainable Woodland Management Learn how to manage woodlands sustainably, craft your own charcoal and discover traditional woodland skills. £95, includes cooked meal on Sunday (vegan option available). £20 deposit. Aberduna Nature Reserve, Mold CH7 5LD. Tickets: James 07876 794098, woodlandclassroom.com

Japanese Poetic Forms: Haiku and Beyond Participants will learn about Haiku and other Japanese poetic forms. There will then be an opportunity to write one Haiku and one form beyond Haiku. 2pm, free. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB, 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Kate: Te P’nawn yn y Grug Join us for afternoon tea and a one-woman show that follows the life of one of Wales’ most important authors – Kate Roberts. Although given a ‘respectable’ status by the Welsh community, in truth, she was a stubborn rebel – a woman before her time who worked in the world of men and who gave a voice, through her writing, to the ordinary person. She saw unfairness and unbalance in the world; performed in Welsh by Carys Gwilym. 3pm, £20, £15. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com 

Owen Shiers & Tagaradr Live music. Owen is one of Wales’ most exciting up-and-coming folk artists. He’ll share songs from his new album Dilyn Afon (Follow the River). Support from local folk and blues duo Tagaradr. In Welsh or Bilingual with some explanation in English. £8, £6 concs in advance or £10, £8 concs on the door. Held at Prichard Jones Institute, Newborough, Anglesey LL61 6SY. Bookings Claire 07970 409724, anadlu.com

22nd SATURDAY & 23rd SUNDAY

Diploma Course in Crystal Therapy Through research and experimentation this course encourages students to explore their own relationship with crystals in order to truly appreciate the healing potential of the mineral kingdom. First of 10 weekends over 2 years. The HCCH Diploma Course (Level 3) in Crystal Therapy is ACHO (Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations) accredited and approved by the Crystal Therapy Council. Bishop Lloyds Palace, 51/53 Watergate Row, Chester. Contact: hope-college.co.uk

The Pilgrim’s Progress (PG) Animated film for family audiences. Based on John Bunyan’s epic tale, an animated story about a spiritual journey. 10.30am, £4. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

23rd SUNDAY 

New Moon in Pisces 3.32pm GMT

NWWT: Bird Watch Day Come to the shore hide to see what’s about, with experts on hand to help identify the birds and chat about wildlife. 11am – 3pm, The Spinnies, Bangor. Chris Wynne 01248 351154, info@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Finding Ease for Your Knees ~ Feldenkrais Method If your pelvis doesn’t move easily, there is stress on your hips and knees. These lessons will improve your balance and agility, as well as helping to prevent longer-term stiffness and pain. 10am – 1pm, £30. All welcome, please wear loose clothing and bring a blanket to lie on. Verve Health & Fitness, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Bookings: Veronica Rock 07990 825783, vhrock@feldenkrais.co.uk

Flintshire Spirit and Wellbeing Show From the team who organised the Llangollen Mind & Body Fair we will celebrate Light, Life and Love with an abundance of stalls and therapies. 10am – 4.30pm, free workshops & parking. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. Facebook: The Flintshire Spirit and Wellbeing Show  

Respect ~ The Aretha Franklin Songbook Live concert pays tribute to the Queen of Soul. 7.30pm, Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk Community Tree Planting ~ Henbant See 2nd

Jesus Film with Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020. Initially sceptical of new worshipping practice, Yura begins to have apparitions of a tiny, mute Jesus who seems to answer his prayers. 3.30pm, £8.50, £6 u26. Japanese with English subtitles. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Let Yourself Be Love ~ Retreat for Women Come join us for a full day immersion enjoying and loving you. Facilitator Rachel Walker will lead you on a journey where you will move, dance, meditate, create, question, answer, explore, seek all the wonders, possibilities and loveliness that is you. 10am – 5.30pm. Super early bird payment before 8th Feb: £40; early bird before 15th February: £45; after 15th Feb £50. Held at InsideOut Wellness Centre, Griggiths Sq., Mold CH7 1DJ. iscia_espirit@hotmail.co.uk ~ Facebook: of event name or Rachels Belly Dance and Holistic Dance North Wales

Benjamin Grosvenor ~ Piano A Gramophone Young Artist of the Year and Classical Brit winner, Grosvenor is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year. Music by Rameau, Beethoven, & Liszt. 7.30pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

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

Stop Worrying, Start Living A talk and meditation with Gen Kelsang Leksang. It is very common to experience anxiety and worry in the midst of our busy, modern lives. Meditation is an effective way to deal with anxiety. We can learn how to control our own mind, instead of allowing our mind to control us. This talk will explain how we can all create inner calm and mental freedom. 10.30am – 12pm, £8. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

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

New Stories from Ancient Myths A Masterclass with writer in residence Charlotte Higgins. This day masterclass uses classical myths to stimulate new ideas and pieces of writing. As Charlotte says, the essence of classical myth is its malleability; constantly reinvented, rethought and rewritten, the myth offers freedom and scope to contemporary writers. The group will look at how authors, contemporary and classical, have made mythical stories speak anew, and how artists have treated myth in painting and sculpture. From 10am, £45 which includes lunch and tea/coffee. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Chester CH5 3DF. 01244 532350, gladstoneslibrary.org

Swan Lake: Bolshoi Ballet Music by Tchaikovsky. 3pm, £13, £10. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli 01758  704088, neuadddwyfor.com

Y Mynydd Grug (PG) Film (in Welsh) based on Kate Roberts “Te yn y Grug / The Heather Mountain”. (See 22nd for performance). 1pm, £5, £3.50. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Bangor University Symphony Orchestra Music by Bernstein – West Side Story and Amy Beach – Gaelic Symphony. 6pm, £15, £12 60+, £5 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Tree Planting Grab a spade, reduce your carbon footprint and making a lasting impression on the landscape for many years to come! 10am, Llan Ffestiniog. Booking essential, Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

23rd SUNDAY – 26th WEDNESDAY

Karma Yoga & Treeplanting Retreat These retreats are run as part of the Dru Volunteer Programme. They are a fantastic way to experience teamwork by working on different projects together, such as cooking, gardening, painting, cleaning, tree planting, building. Simultaneously, you practice and learn about yoga and meditation in its many aspects. We appreciate a contribution of £125 towards accommodation and food. Dru Yoga, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda LL57 3LX. 01248 602900, druyoga.com

24th 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 activities such as bingo. Refreshments are provided. The event is always free to attend, with donations welcomed, legal experts available each month for help with queries. 2 – 4pm. Kinmel Bay Community Library, Kendal Road, Kinmel Bay, Denbighshire LL18 5BT. The meeting is free, but we do ask you to book a place to ensure everyone is catered for. Call the Home Instead Senior Care office on 01745 772150.

Beginner Yoga Course Take it right back to basics at this six week beginner course led by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes. Start to feel comfortable with some simple yoga poses, taught in a slow and clear way. Please bring your yoga mat and two large blankets. 5.30 – 6.30pm, £25 (for six sessions). Held at Holyhead St Mary’s Church Hall, Longford Road, Holyhead LL65 1TR. Bookings: Claire 07970 409724, inspiratrix.co.uk

Mr. Jones See 17th – 19th

24th MONDAY – 27th THURSDAY

Writers Retreat You will be able to take part in workshops run by professionals in creative writing to help start your writing journey or nudge you further with the story you have already started. All iclusive: £480. Betws y Coed. Contact: info@writersretreat.wales

24th MONDAY – 8th MARCH, SUNDAY

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 Focussing on the workers who provide the world with cocoa and the chocolate bars we eat. Visit their website to see how you can help – fairtrade.org.uk. See Noticeboard 

25th TUESDAY

An Appeal To The Higher Self  Wayne Gatfield explores how we can connect with and befriend the Higher Self and accept its guidance and inspiration. Sponsored by the TSE Charity No: 1167737. 7.30pm, at Hirael Hall, Ambrose St, Bangor LL57 1BL. For more information email toddyalc@gmail.com

Woodland Volunteering The woodland and gardens that surround the house are not only appealing to the eye but home to a whole host of fauna and flora. Join us in helping to look after both the woodland and garden in this historic setting. 10am. Tŷ Hyll/The Ugly House. Booking essential, Mary 01286 685498, mary@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Blasu Crefft: Creative Textiles / Gweithdy Tecstiliau Creadigol There will be an opportunity to experiment with embroidery techniques or on a sewing machine and the session is suitable for all levels. Materials provided, but participants are advised to bring their own sewing machine. Led by Anna Pritchard. £25, 6.30pm. 16+. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

25th TUESDAY – 3rd MARCH

Fair Trade Fortnight is again focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in our chocolate. £1.86 is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.  For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men. This is why Fair Trade, including Fair Trade Wales, are campaigning for a living income to become a reality for cocoa farmers in West Africa. If we can work together with governments, chocolate companies and retailers to make the commitments and policies necessary, then we can make it happen. (Just to be clear, Fair Trade is the concept, Fairtrade is the guarantee mark on products.) And you can help by attending, and telling your friends and neighbours about, one of these local events organised by Conwy Fair Trade Coalition. 2.30 – 4pm,  Fairtrade Pancake Afternoon at Porth Y Felin School, Llanwrst Road, Conwy LL32 8FZ. All welcome. Fairtrade goods including Candy Floss on sale. See following dates for events.

Beginner Yoga Course See 24th

ROH Ballet Live Screenng: The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering Inspired by the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré; and music by Chopin. 7.15pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Also Scala Cinema, Prestatyn High St. 01745 850197.

26th WEDNESDAY

Happiness – What Can We Learn? An interactive workshop exploring the use of Mindfulness attitudes and Acceptance Skills in finding greater happiness and contentment; includes a four-stage Mindfulness practice that helps us recognise emotions, particularly those that are challenging. CPD certificate will be provided. 1.30 – 4.30pm, £30, deposit to secure place. Discount for early full payment of £27. Held at Abbey Road Centre, 5 – 9 Abbey Rd, Bangor LL57 2EA. Contact Fiona Smith BA MBACP: ask@theconwycounsellors.co.uk

NWWT: Biosecurity Training Invasive Species awareness and biosecurity training for freshwater users. 10am – 4pm, Loggerheads Country Park, near Mold, CH7 5LH. Gemma Rose 07534 487704, gemma.rose@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

NWWT: Helping Hands for Snowdonia Dan Goodwin, from the Snowdonia Society, highlights the work done by volunteers in the National Park. 7.30 – 9.30pm, University Management Centre, Room 101, Alun Building, Bangor LL57 2DG. Sue Carter 07979 732013, sue@gorad.co.uk

Access Maintenance Come and learn some footpath maintenance techniques and to enjoy Parc Mawr and discover a site that you’ll undoubtedly want to visit again. 10am, Parc Mawr, Conwy. Booking essential, Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

An Introduction to Ayurveda Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” 6.30 – 8.30pm, pay as you can. Brockley Bean Café, Market St., Wrexham LL13 8BB. Contact: eventbrite.com

A Hard Day’s Night (PG) A day and a half in the life of the Fab Four leading up to a televised concert. A Dementia friendly screening, low lights and the audience are welcome to walk around and sing a long. 12.30pm. £4. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

Meet Me in St Louis (U) Musical film with Judy Garland; a film, cake and song afternoon. Followed by live entertainment led by Welsh National Opera. Aimed at those 60years+. 2pm, £4.50. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Grease (PG) Classic musical film; Dementia Friendly Screening. Lights are low and people are welcome to move around and sing along. 11am, £5. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Will Keating & The Carrick Band Live music, 7.30pm, £5. Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda LL57 3AN, post@neuaddogwen.com

Neither Wolf Nor Dog (12A) Film. A white author is summoned by a Lakota Elder who asks him to write a book about his perspective. After a blundering false start, he is all but kidnapped and sucked into a road trip through the heart of the contemporary Native American landscape. 5.30pm, £7.50 standard, £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

26th WEDNESDAY & 27th THURSDAY

Chloe & the Colour Catcher Theatre. Chloe lives in a world with only one colour, a world that is completely grey. But at night, when she’s wrapped up tight, her dreams are colourful and bright. Various times, £6, 4+. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

27th THURSDAY

Beyond Recycling Consultation Event Last year the Welsh Government published plans “to move Wales towards a circular economy – keeping resources in use for as long as possible and avoiding waste”. “The aim is not only to reach zero waste by 2050, but also to take action on the Climate Emergency and seize the economic opportunities to create a greener, more equal and more prosperous Wales”. We will be meeting with the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government Hannah Blythyn to hear about and discuss the new strategy. Organised by Bangor Environmental Action Society. More details: gov.wales/circular-economy-strategy

An Evening of Kirtan Chanting To Celebrate Saint David/Dewi Sant, Patron Saint of Wales. Singing traditional mantras in a language older than Welsh even!! No experience necessary, simply bring your voice and heartstrings!!
Your own percussion instruments are also welcome to help things along.
Herbal teas and biscuits are available. Comfort- seating is available, however, your own yoga mats / blankets / cushions are very welcome. 7.30pm  – 9.30pm (come at 7.15 for a prompt start). £5 covers venue hire/ herbal teas and biscuits. Remaining monies will be donated to Skanda Vale Hospice. Please confirm your attendance as the venue has a maximum capacity of 50. Bangor Quaker Meeting House, Dean Street, Bangor LL57 1UR. Contact Peter 07792 581589, peterjones834@yahoo.co.uk or visit Facebook Can-Kirtan-Chanting

Iris Prize British Shorts Three of the best british LGBTQ+ films from the Iris Prize. Films are: Invisible Women, My Brother is A Mermaid and We Are Dancers. 8pm, £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

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

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 

Fairtrade Coffee Morning 10.30am – 12pm. There is limited parking on site but bus numbers 12, X12 and 15 stop right outside.  The Coleg will be providing a choice of Fairtrade banana cake, Almond and dark chocolate Fairtrade cookies, Fairtrade chocolate mocha brownies and Fairtrade coffee cake plus tea or coffee for £2.75. This is not a fund raising event but an opportunity to raise awareness of Fair Trade within the Coleg and with members of the public who attend. We will be showing a film about chocolate called ‘Unwrapping the Bar’. at Orme View Restaurant, Coleg Llandrillo, Llandudno Road, Rhos on Sea, LL28 4HZ.

Al Lewis: Te yn y Grug Singer songwriter. Inspired by the iconic stories of Dr Kate Roberts, Al will be joined on stage not only by his band of musicians, but also by local choir, Côr Dre. Support from Beth Celyn. 7.30pm, £12, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com 

Singing For The Soul 4th Thurs/month. Calling all those who find a soul connection through singing, in particular chants from a range of different spiritual traditions. Led by Felicity Jones, a very experienced singer, we meet once a month at Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor near Mold from 11.30am – 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

Pwllheli Quakers 4th Thurs/month. 7.30pm, half hour silent worship followed by discussion/conversation in Welsh. Capel Penmownt, Pwllheli LL53 5HU. Rhian Parry 07753 409237, Huw Meredydd Owen 07733 121395.

(In) Visible – Celebrating the Hidden Diversity of LGBTQ+ Scientists Through History Celebrate the diversity of Science by celebrating five iconic LGBTQ+ pioneers with an incredible discussion on the achievements and struggle of Alan Turing, Sally Rider, Lynn Conway, David K Smith and Nergis Mavalvala. The talk will be followed by special experiments relevant to each individual. 6.30 – 8.30pm, free. Techniquest Glyndŵr, Wrexham LL11 2AW. 01978 293400, info@tqg.org.uk

Tree Planting Join us as we assist the National Trust wardens in planting native broadleaf trees for the purpose of growing a hedge. These hedges not only act as boundaries and shelter for managing livestock but are also highly beneficial for wildlife. The hedge provides a food sources for birds whilst also playing a vital role in connecting up fragmented woodland. 10am, Cwm Penmachno. Booking essential, Mary 01286 685498, mary@snowdonia-society.org.uk

There is no Religion Higher than Truth A talk by Wayne Gatfield, President of Bolton TS, with Colwyn Bay Lodge of Theosophical Society. Wayne is a well-loved and a knowledgeable speaker; his talks on Theosophy are inspiring as well as instructive. 2pm, admission £5, TS Members £3. Free refreshments, book and CD sale. New enquirers are always welcome. Held at Parkway Community Centre, off Rhos Rd., Rhos-on-Sea. LL28 4SE. Julie 01248 431237, theosophywales@yahoo.co.uk

27th THURSDAY – 29th SATURDAY

Dancing in the Wings Rachel’s desire was a simple one; to have a family of her own and yet, despite the medical marvels of the modern age, this dream was snatched away. Alone, and faced with the adversity of losing a child, Rachel finds needed help from Julia, a counsellor at the local hospice. 7.45pm, £12, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

28th FRIDAY

Taste of Craft Today: Melanie Baugh – Textiles. Workshops aimed at 50+. These are age friendly sessions and no previous experience needed – just a willingness to take part. Meet new people and learn new skills. 1 – 3.30pm. £12.50 all materials provided. Ruthin Craft Centre LL15 1BB, 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

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

Fairtrade Coffee Morning 10am-1pm  at Ian and Heather Thompson’s house, 2 Tan Benarth, Gyffin, Conwy, LL32 8NW.

Loving the Mother ~ Sing & Social This evening is  dedicated to the Mother – new mums, old mums, grandmothers, pregnant women and to all those who care for the Mamas of our world. You don’t need to be a mother to attend, everyone is welcome – but let’s keep it to women only for now (and babies!) Come sing some simple beautiful songs, drink tea and be in good company. 5.30 – 7.30pm, £5, includes tea and fruit, bring more nibbles if you like! Quakers Meeting House, Dean St., Bangor. Laura Knott 07914 917711, Facebook: of event name

The Cold Concert An evening of music and song from local choirs, bands and other musicians to raise money to support homeless people in and around Bangor. Scrummy refreshments – hot and cold drinks and cakes in the interval. Pay as you can. 7 – 9.30pm. Bangor Cathedral. 

Levellers Folk-rock band of 30 years+ whose basic humanity underpins their music. 7.30pm, £31, Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB. 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Gongs & Drum ~ Journeying with Sound Allow the Soundscape to move you out of your head and into your body. Letting go of anything outside this moment, any events that occurred during the day, anything you need to do afterwards, becoming fully present in the Here and Now. 7 – 9pm, £20, with Claire Freeman and Steph Healy. Held at Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai, Bangor. Steph Healy 07534 118899, puresound.org.uk

28th FRIDAY & 29th SATURDAY

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15) France, set in 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse. The film is an acknowledged masterpiece and a landmark in feminist and LGBT+ cinema. 28th – 2pm, 5.30pm & 8.15pm. 29th – 5.30 & 8.15pm. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Bombshell (15) Film. US drama in which a CEO is exposed for sexually harassing women in the workplace. 8pm on 28th; 2pm on 29th. £7. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 344101, theatrclwyd.com

28th FRIDAY – 1st MARCH, SUNDAY

Identifying Conifers in the British Isles This course introduces the skills needed to identify the conifers which are commonly found in the British Isles; both in the forest environment and in parks and gardens. Over the weekend we will use classroom sessions to introduce key features of conifers which are crucial for successful identification, and then apply that knowledge and skills in the field. £195 – £290; led by Mike Parratt. Field Studies Council, Rhyd-y-Crenau, Draper’s Field, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HB, 01690 710494, enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org

Zen with Jo Held at Trigonos, Nantlle LL54 6BW. 01286 882388, trigonos.org ~ more: zenwithjo.co.uk

29th SATURDAY

Non-flowering Plant Group Looking at the use of micrscopes for bryophyte identification and interpretation in books. Bring yours if you have one! 10am – 3pm, bring your own lunch & refreshments.  Indoor meeting, Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Contact Lucia Ruffino, luciaruffino65@gmail.com 

Monthly Mindfulness for Anxiety Workshop Today: How to Silence the Inner Critic. We get together to learn tips and techniques that aid anxiety and stress relief. You can join in the discussion or simply observe with no obligation. We then finish with a mindful meditation. 11am – 12.30pm, £10, £5 for reference tool. Beehive Healthcare, Chester. Tickets: inspireandrewire.com. Contact 07421 996393, nicola@inspireandrewire.com, Bookings: inspireandrewire.com

Fairtrade Fortnight Karin, Heather and Kay will be telling the stories of Edith, Therese and Lucia; held in Conwy Culture Centre with free samples of Fairtrade chocolate and information about where to buy products. 11am – 1pm.

An Extra Day to Make a Difference are planning with a Fairtrade chocolate tasting table in the shop.Kingdom Krafts, 30 Madoc Street, Llandudno, LL30 2TL.

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

Wild Weaving Workshop See 1st

Avalanche Awareness & Winter Conditions See 1st

Managing a Small Woodland On this one day course we will look at the 50 acres of Warren Woods as a whole and at several different compartments – coppice with standards, continuous cover, new plantings, conversion of softwood to hardwood etc. The overall management plan will be examined and successes and failures discussed. The course is suitable for people who have recently bought a small woodland or are thinking of buying one and want some pointers to what they might do with it. £50, deposit £25. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh. 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

NWWT: Species Awareness Raising Session and Children’s Fun Activities A talk given by the Our River Wellbeing Project team about threats to the River Alyn from Invasive Non-Native Species, as well as a childrens treasure hunt and other fun activites. 2 – 3.30pm, Hope Community Library, Fagl Lane, Hope , Wrexham, LL12 9PY. Gemma Rose 07534 487704, gemma.rose@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk

Emma Twyford Talk Emma is a successful rock climber. Open to all, free, 8pm, Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig LL24 0ET. 01690 720214, pyb.co.uk

XY Chelsea (15) Film. Tells the historic story of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, whose 35-year sentence in an all-male maximum security prison was commuted by President Obama in 2017. It’s the journey of her fight for survival and dignity, and her transition from prisoner to a free woman. A historical figure and Welsh LGBT+ hero. 2pm, £7.50 standard, £6.50 over 60, £6 student, £5.50 u18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Met Opera Live Screening: Handel’s Agrippina Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph. 5.55pm, £13, £11 concs., £4 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org Also £14, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com