What’s On

” …  in every corner of North Wales, you can find inspiration and transformation …”

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Network News  2018

Welcome to the APRIL issue of NN

1st SUNDAY

Street Circle Training Meditation outdoors, bearing witness to the life of the city around us. Open to all, free of charge, 2 – 4.30pm. Bring simple food to share. Children (and dogs!) are very welcome too as long as parents stay responsible for them at all times. Chris Starbuck 07906 040159, greatheartchester@gmail.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

A Celebration of the Music of Osian Ellis This will be the first performance of a collaborative new work created by Mererid Hopwood (poetry), Gwenan Gibbard and Mared Emlyn (music) to celebrate Osian Ellis’ 90th birthday. The programme includes “Molawd i Osian” (Eulogy for Osian) Pre-concert talk by Festival Director, Elinor Bennett at 6.30pm (included in ticket price). 8pm, £15 – £8. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Part of the Harp Festival, see Noticeboard

Green Woodworking Everyone welcome, from 10am – 4pm with Bill. Eternal Forest, Boduan, Pwllheli. 01758 612006, 07968 167204, eternalforest.org 

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

Strips and Stripes Create your own abstract masterpiece influenced by our Right Here, Right Now exhibition of 21st-century art. 12.30 – 2.30pm, £1.50, drop-in. Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD, 01244 972197. See Exhibitions

1st SUNDAY – 7th SATURDAY

Wales International Harp Festival Celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary harpist, Dr. Osian Ellis CBE, and the enormous contribution that he made to music-making over a period of 70 years. There will be concerts, competitions, masterclasses, lectures, fun classes for absolute beginners, harp exhibitions and much more. Full programme of events from: walesharpfestival.co.uk See Noticeboard & Calendar

1st SUNDAY – 8th SUNDAY

Anglesey Arts Forum Continuing the Open Studios when painters, sculptors, photographers, film makers, printmakers, installation artists and craftworkers open their studios to visitors for conversation and purchases! Also Children’s Art Workshops at Ucheldre Centre, and Art and Landscape Walks. Details from  angleseyartsforum.org or pick up a guide from Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, or box-office@ucheldre.org

2nd MONDAY

Trafodaeth Am Gwrth-Ffasgiaeth ~ Talk on Anti-Fascism with Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network. Speakers will come from Merseyside and South Wales to talk about why it’s important for us to resist racism and fascism in the world we live in. A speaker from Merseyside Anti-fascist Network will discuss the links between working class solidarity and fighting racism, Islamophobia and fascism. There will also be Welsh anti-fascists talking about anti-fascism in Wales today. Refreshments available; we will not tolerate any oppressive behaviour. 7- 9pm, Bethesda Pay As You Feel Café, 57 High St., LL57 3AN. Facebook: of same name.

The Society for the Traditional Instruments of Wales Tune club playing Welsh tunes meets 1st & 3rd Mon/month, 8.30 – 11pm. Royal Welsh Yacht Club, Porth-yr-Aur, Caernarfon LL55 1SN. Contact meurig@sesiwn.com ~ sesiwn.com

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

NW Arthritis and Chronic Pain Support Group 1st Mon/month. Helping people living with pain. 12.30 – 2.30pm. Seminar Room, Holywell Community Hospital, Halkyn Rd., Holywell CH8 7TZ. Arthritis Care 020 7380 6522, nwacpsg@gmail.com

Choral Concert In the company of Palestrina Choir from Dublin, with harpists Sioned Williams and Anne Denholm. Includes music by Holst, Britten, Michael Stimpson and Rutter. Sioned Williams will be playing in rembrance of the village lost when a reservoir was built which flooded Llyn Celyn. Sioned will also read a poem, Tryweryn, which was written by her grandfather Huw T Edwards, who opposed the flooding. 7.30pm, £15 – £8. Held at St. Mary’s Church, Church St., Caernarfon. Bookings: Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Part of the Harp Festival, see Noticeboard

2 Blondes and a Harpist Lowri-Ann Richards and Dylan Cernyw. Eclectic choice of music from Welsh folk to Lady Gaga. 9.30pm, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Part of the Harp Festival, see Noticeboard

3rd TUESDAY

Meditation Practice Group 3 meditations including a body scan, mindfulness practice and meditation. 7.30 – 9pm, drop-in, no need to book, £6 includes refreshments. All Saints’ Church Hall, 21 Poyser St., Wrexham LL13 7RP. NE Wales Mindfulness 07816 988124, newmindfulness.net

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

Beauty and The Dogs (15) A strong female voice in contemporary Tunisia. 8pm, £6, English subtitles. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Part of WOW Wales One World Film Festival

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

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

Coco (PG) Animated film. 2.30pm, Dragon Theatre, Barmouth LL42 1EF, 01341 281697.

Mindfulness Drop-In Everyone is welcome, whether new to mindfulness or wishing to keep their practice going. Tara Dew will aim to do 2 practice sessions between 5 and 6pm so it is fine to arrive at 5pm or to slip in at 5.30pm for the second practice. At 6pm there will be the opportunity to connect and chat about how we are getting on bringing mindfulness into our lives. The drop in will be on a donation basis and will be held in the log cabin in the Hermitage Garden. Ynys Graianog, Criccieth, LL52 0NT. gwyneddmindfulness.co.uk

Welsh Song Cycles With harpists Elinor Bennett and Anne Denholm. 8pm, £15 – £8. St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Caernarfon 01286 685222. Part of the Harp Festival, see Noticeboard

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

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

NT Live Screening: Julius Ceasar The educated elite of Rome conspire to bring Caesar down. 7pm, £12. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

3rd TUESDAY – 7th SATURDAY

Singin’ in the Rain Musical performed by Benllech Melody Makers to raise money for good causes. 7.30pm, £7.50, £6 child. Community & Ex Servicemen’s Hall, Llangefni Road, Benllech, Anglesey LL74 8SN. Book: mmbenllechsecretary@yahoo.co.uk

4th WEDNESDAY

Supporting Seeds: Family Well-being and Mindfulness Workshop A fun and experiential workshop for all the family (recommended for over 5s) where you will learn techniques and discover tools to help manage stress, reconnect with each other and lessen family rivalry. 11am – 12.30pm, held at RSPB Conwy Nature reserve. Tickets: billetto.co.uk

Gweithdy Jazz Workshop Jazz Workshop with Benjamin Creighton-Griffiths. 6pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Part of the Harp Festival, see Noticeboard

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

Rhododendron Workday Rhododendron is one of the top 3 invasive species to the Snowdonia National Park. 10am, booking essential. Snowdonia Society, Owain 01286 685498,  owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

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

Have A Nice Day (15) Animation from China about China’s enslavement to capitalism. 8pm, £6, English subtitles. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Part of Wales One World Film Festival

Poetry & Sound Andrew Lewis, Erin Moure, Lee Ann Brown, Philip Terry. Hosted by Zoë Skoulding. The opening night of an international conference that will bring poetry off the page and into the ear. This free, public word and sound event in Powis Hall features Professor Andrew Lewis’s acclaimed audiovisual performance on dyslexia, LEXICON. 6 – 7.45pm, Powis Hall, Bangor LL57 2DG. 01248 382106, expanded-translation.bangor.ac.uk Event from Poetry and Sound in Expanded Translation Conference

Russell Brand Re: BirthOnce you’ve had a baby you’re a parent and immediately you go from being a mad man (cool) to a mad dad (not cool).”16+, 7.30pm, £27.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Messiah Screening Handel’s religious masterpiece. 7pm, £12, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

The Society for the Traditional Instruments of Wales Tune club playing Welsh tunes meets 1st & 3rd Mon/month, 8.30 – 11pm. Delyn Wine Bar, 3 King Street, Mold CH7 1LA. Contact meurig@sesiwn.com ~ sesiwn.com

ROH Live: Macbeth (12A) Live satellite screening. Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy. 7pm, £15, £12.50. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382838, pontio.co.uk Also Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

4th WEDNESDAY – 6th FRIDAY

Poetry and Sound in Expanded Translation Conference This international and interdisciplinary conference will consider the role of sound in poetry translation, and in related areas of performance and creative practice. How helpful is a musical vocabulary in discussion of the sound of a poem in translation? Conversely, what is meant by describing music as a language? Examining new and emerging interfaces between poetry, sound and translation, this conference will bring together poets, musicians, critics and translators. Bangor University, LL57 2DG, 01248 382106, expandedtranslation@bangor.ac.uk

4th WEDNESDAY – 7th SATURDAY

Elite School of Dance An evening of song and dance with members from Team Wales of the Dance World Cup 2017. 7pm, £10, £8 concs., Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

5th THURSDAY

North Wales Cancer Care invites you to come and join the Launch of a new Wellbeing Support Service for people on the Llŷn living with cancer. Open Day 11am – 3pm, come in for a chat and refreshments at Clwb Seren Wen, Day Centre, High St, Criccieth LL52 0RN. More details from NWCC Co-ordinator Sheila Smith 07851 792014, info@health-matters.biz, northwalescancercare.org.uk

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

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

Dru Meditation 1st Thurs/month, 8.30-9pm, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda. Contact Christiane 01248 602900, christiane@druworldwide.com

The Prince of Nothingwood (15) From Afghanistan – a heartwarming tale of creativity against all odds. 8pm, £6, English subtitles. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Part of WOW Wales One World Film Festival

Listening Session: Geraint Lewis A musical journey with composer Geraint Lewis listening to recordings by Osian Ellis. 4pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222. Part of the Harp Festival, see Noticeboard

Welsh Craft Fair All items for sale were crafted and designed in Wales. From Art, Pottery, Slate art, Pens, scarves, waxes, Jewellery, Pendants, there is so much. 8.30am – 4pm, 50p, tea and coffee. Llandudno Town Hall, Lloyd Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2UP, 07989 955541.

Tree Planting Plant a variety of native broadleaved trees. 10am, booking essential, free transport available from Bangor and Caernarfon. Snowdonia Society, Owain 01286 685498,  owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

The Society for the Traditional Instruments of Wales Tune club playing Welsh tunes meets 1st & 3rd Mon/month, 7.30 – 11pm. Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon LL55 1RW. Contact meurig@sesiwn.com ~ sesiwn.com

Poetry & Performance Hosted by Zoë Skoulding. Poetry and performance from Rhys TrimbleNia Polly Watts Davies, Chris PaulNisha RamayyaPeter Hughes and Lisa Samuels. This free evening performance, open to the public, presents exciting contemporary poetry that draws on sound and translation. 6 – 7.45pm, Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ. 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk Part of the Poetry and Sound in Expanded Translation Conference.

Chamber Music Concert Music by Debussy, Faure, Tournier, Mozart and others with harpist Isabelle Moretti. 7.30pm, £8 – £15. An open mic session will take place in the bar following the concert, 9pm (included in concert ticket price). Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Part of the Harp Festival, see Noticeboard

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

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

6th FRIDAY

Soup & Circus 1st Fri/month, 5 – 7pm in Rhiwlas Village Hall. Circus skills, music and soup to share – come and join. Donations welcome. Lucy 07900 637333.

Pastels Workshop: Tiger Eyes Learn to paint realistic wildlife using Pastel. Suitable for all abilities. 10am – 4pm, £30. Kaz Turner, 01978 363539, 07809 687740, kazturner.com

Brainiac Live! Live Science show full of explosions, combustions and fun. 2pm, £16.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

Living Landscapes in Practice + Branch AGM A brief AGM followed by a presentation from Amy Green, NWWT Living Landscapes Officer for the Alun and Chwiler Valleys. 7 – 9pm, Grosvenor Hall, Grosvenor Rd., Mold CH7 1EJ.  Mark Hughes 07800 771570, mjdhughes1108@gmail.com

Wild Mersey A talk with Bill Morton and Cambrian Ornithological Society. Bill Morton has been bird-watching over Frodsham Marsh and the Mersey since he was a teenager. 7.30pm, £2 non-members. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy LL32 8BJ, 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk

Quiet Afternoon Aimed at those who enjoy a ‘quieter’ visit to the museum, including people living with autism and their families and carers. Wherever possible, we dim the lights and turn the recorded sounds down. Afternoons are themed, with hands-on activities to engage all ages and abilities. Grosvenor Museum, Chester. Pre-visit orientation pack available on request from Virginia Kettle on 01244 972120 or virginia.kettle@cheshirewest.gov.uk.

Twitters For a Lark – Bangor Book Launch Launch reading with author Robert Sheppard plus James Byrne, Alys Conran, Jeff Hilson, Philip Terry and Zoë Skoulding. If the right poets for the times don’t exist, then they have to be invented. Working in collaboration with a team of real writers, Robert Sheppard has created a lively and entertaining anthology of fictional European poets. This is a free, public event. 6 – 7.30pm. Ysgol Cerddoriaeth Prifysgol Bangor / Bangor University School of Music, LL57 2DG Bangor. 01248 382181, music@bangor.ac.uk Part of the Poetry and Sound in Expanded Translation Conference.

Gary Edward Jones Songs inspired by early Motown, blues and folk. 7 – 9pm, £20 per car, up to 4 ppl per vehicle. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbighshire 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.uk

Mountainface Melodic, crafted musical trio. 7.30pm, £8. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Folk Concert ~ Cyngerdd Gwerin Performing tonight: Calan, Ben Creighton-Griffiths, Paul Dooley, Maeve Gilchrist, Nic Gareiss. 7.30pm, £8 – £15, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Part of the Harp Festival, see Noticeboard

Downsizing (15) Film. A man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. 7.30pm, £6, £5 concs., from online; £8, £6 concs door. Upstairs @Llangollen Town Hall, LL20 8NU, newdotcinema.org

6th FRIDAY – 8th SUNDAY

Yoga & SUP Retreat Bringing together our love of yoga and our new love, stand up paddle boarding. £445 – £585. Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge LL59. Bookings: thezestlife.co.uk

6th FRIDAY – 11th WEDNESDAY

Lady Bird (15) Film. 2pm 7th & 11th; 8pm 6th & 7th, 7pm 9th. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

7th SATURDAY

Re-purpose Clothing with Crafty Mamas. Bring any clothes you wish to rejuvenate, sewing machines, embellishments, be as creative as you like. 1 – 4pm, The Vestry, Porthmadog. Facebook: of same name

Pregnancy Circle This is a safe space to connect deeply with yourself and your baby, as well as with other pregnant mothers. Using breath awareness, birth art, sound and visualisation, we aim to help you to make your own empowered decisions throughout pregnancy and birth, as well as giving you the opportunity for some well deserved relaxation! Suitable for all stages of pregnancy. 2 – 5pm, £15 for everybody, concessions are available, agreed in advance. Laura is a mother of 3, a birth doula, and a pregnancy yoga teacher, who has been practicing meditation, sound and relaxation techniques for 13years. Please get in touch if you have any questions. Held in a yurt in Rhiwlas, LL57 4EN. Contact via Facebook: April Pregnancy Circle

Beach Clean 12.30 – 2.30pm, Brynsiencyn, Llanfair PG, Anglesey LL61 6TQ. Organised by Anglesey Sea Zoo 01248 430411, angleseyseazoo.co.uk

Dowsing for Beginners Geopathic stress affects everyone. You could be affected by the Earth’s magnetic field. Learn how to manage this. Workshop held in Flintshire. More details from Chris Quartermaine 01244 509933, house-dowser.co.uk

Footpath Maintenance Enjoy spectacular views of the Nant Gwynant valley and learn about the importance of water management and landscaping as we put the finishing touches to a recently finished section of footpath. 10am, booking essential. Snowdonia Society, Owain 01286 685498,  owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Sacred Song Workshop 10am – 1pm, £15, £10, £5. Wesley Church Centre, Chester. Ella 07792 620503, ellaspeirs@hotmail.com

Loving Vincent (12A) Film of Vincent van Gogh in the style of his painting; part of Anglesey Arts Weeks. 7.30pm, Canolfan Beaumaris, Anglesey, 01248 811200, canolfanbeaumaris.org

Pitch in at Llyn Dinas Enjoy spectacular views of the Nant Gwynant valley and learn about the importance of water management and landscaping as we put the finishing touches to a recently finished section of footpath. 9am – 4pm. Carnedau & Glederau. Bookings 07985 396284, eryri@nationaltrust.org.uk

Chief Musician’s Contest / Y Pencerdd Harp Solos, Debussy: Trio Sonata for flute, viola & harp (performed by Ensemble Cymru). Come to support the young harpists as they compete for a prize of £5000 in the final stage of the Festival’s main Competition. 7.30pm, £8 – £15. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Part of the Wales International Harp Festival

Benjamin Creighton-Griffiths Benjamin will be presenting the Late Night Music – a party-time solo jazz concert in the bar. 9pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com The final event of the Wales International Harp Festival 

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones: The Magical World of Claude Debussy Ancestral Adventures, 7.30pm, £12, £10 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

8th SUNDAY

Llangollen Mind Body Spirit Festival Over 50 stalls with healers, psychics, crystals, FairTrade gifts, clothing and much more. Veggie and vegan food. 10am – 4.30pm, £1 admission; free parking, free workshops. Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Rd. LL20 8SW. Facebook of same name

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

Positive Birth Movement NW Free antenatal discussion sessions facilitated by a group of local mums, who also support parents and have specialist areas in all things pregnancy/postpartum related. The sessions run over 12 weeks. No need to book, just turn up. Today: Cat – A Cesarean Birth. 10am in Y Caban Café, Brynrefail. Facebook of same name

Adult Felting Masterclass ‘Squirrels and Hares’. Ruth Packham guides us through the technique of needle felting making either a hare or red squirrel. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £75 includes light lunch. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Understanding The Magic of Kundalini Yoga Come and explore the transformation that happens in Kundalini Yoga kriya and how it can directly influence your day to day life. Learn about science of mantras and how we, consciously or subconsciously, use power of mantra every day. 11am – 4pm, £35. Plas Coch Sports Centre, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham LL11 2AW. Daria Wawrzynska 07961 716295, daria@highonyoga.co.uk Booking via highonyoga.co.uk

Breeze Ride and Coaching Session for Women 1st of 4. This friendly and relaxed coaching session will take you through some fundamental bike skills. 9.30 – 11.30am, free, admission charges apply. Meet in the Castle c.p. outside Visitor Centre. Penrhyn Castle, Bangor. Book online : highonyoga.co.ukhttp://highonyoga.co.uk Also 15th, 22nd & 29th.

Digging the Dirt Theatre. The tale of people standing up for what they believe. One is based on the Digger movement of 1649 which saw a group of people striving to create a more equal society by occupying common land. The other is about a whistle-blower within the intelligence service who attempts to halt the invasion of Iraq in 2003. 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Bangor. bangorquakers.org.uk

Gardeners Market Come and buy fabulous plants grown at local nurseries and chat with the stall holders to pick up gardening advice. 10am – 4pm, free event. RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, Conwy LL31 9XZ, 01492 581025, conwy@rspb.org.uk

Tim Ravenscroft ~ Piano Beethoven Sonata Recital Series. 2.30pm, £15, Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

8th SUNDAY & 9th MONDAY

Sweet Country (15) Film. Shocking and hauntingly beautiful outback Western, about an aged Aboriginal farmhand on the run after shooting a white man in self defence. 8th – 1pm, £8.50; 9th – 8.15pm, £9.50. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2HH, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

9th MONDAY

Disability of Arts Wales Writing Group Do you write non-fiction, poetry, drama, or novels…..in the Welsh language? Do you self-identify as a disabled person and/or have a long-term physical mental health condition? Come and participate in a monthly group. 4.30 – 6.30pm, free. Caernarfon Library LL55 1AS. Contact post@dacymru.com / 029 2055 1040.

North Wales Cancer Care invites you to come and join the Launch of a new Wellbeing Support Service for people on the Llyn living with cancer. Open Day 10am -1pm, come in for a chat and refreshments at Natural Therapy Centre, 73a High Street, (above Browser’s Bookshop), Porthmadog LL49 9EU. More details from NWCC Co-ordinator Sheila Smith 07851 792014, info@health-matters.biz, storyhouse.com

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

The Society for the Traditional Instruments of Wales Tune club playing Welsh tunes meets 2nd  Mon/month,9 – 11pm, The Waverley Hotel, 10 Station Road, Bangor LL57 1LZ. Contact meurig@sesiwn.com ~ sesiwn.com

Meditation Practice Group 3 meditations including a body scan, mindfulness practice and meditation. 7.30 – 9pm, drop-in, no need to book, £6 includes refreshments. Quaker Meeting House, Holt Rd., Wrexham LL13 8HN. NE Wales Mindfulness 07816 988124, newmindfulness.net

Time Management for Procrastinators This mini-workshop will look at the reasons why we procrastinate when we know we’ll feel so much better when we’ve done the tasks in hand. It will also share simple, effective ideas on how to become more productive with our time without it seeming like a chore. 10am – 12.30pm, free.  Glasdir Business & Conference Centre, Plas yn Dre, Llanrwst, Conwy LL26 0DR. Tickets: eventbrite.co.uk

Sound Bath Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 7.30pm, £13. Canolfan Thomas Telford, Menai Bridge. To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

Seriously Books 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. Meets 2nd Mon/month. Books selected by vote and alternate between contemporary and classic fiction. Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. Contact Louisa Yates louisa.yates@gladlib.org

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

10th TUESDAY

Ethiopia Highlights & NWWT Arfon Branch AGM Following the short AGM, Sue Carter will give an illustrated talk about her recent visit to Ethiopia. This is also a chance to see NWWT’s new Head Office, followed by tea and cake! 2.30 – 4.30pm, NWWT HQ, Llys Garth, Garth Rd., Bangor LL57 2RT. Sue Carter 01248 371769, sue@gorad.co.uk

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

Sound Bath Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 7pm, £13, Neuadd Goffa Penmorfa nr Porthmadog. To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

The Third Murder (15) Film from Japan. exploration of truth, justice and whether we can ever truly understand why people behave as they do. 8pm, £6, English subtitles. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Part of WOW Wales One World Film Festival

Dry Stone Walling Learn the basics through helping to construct one of these beautiful structures. No previous experience required. 10am. Booking essential, limited spaces. Snowdonia Society, Owain 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Singing Soles Singing in a group is a beautiful experience that needs to be tried out! A group harmony is more than the sum of individual voices. It can be heavenly. 8 – 9.30pm, single session £6, term ticket for 8 sessions is £32. New venue: Neuadd Goffa, Tremadog (on the junction between the Spar shop and Tremadog Garden Centre). Christine 01766 513307, christine15@outlook.com

10th TUESDAY – 24th TUESDAY

Meditation & Mindfulness Course Learn ancient wisdom perfect for solving the problems of modern times. Tuesdays, 3 week course. 7 – 8.30pm, £6 session or £14 whole course. Everyone welcome; drop-in or book the whole course in advance. Held at Seibiant, 8 Lancaster Sq., Conwy LL32 8HT. Kalpa Bhadra 01492 878778, theatrclwyd.com

11th WEDNESDAY

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

North Wales Cancer Care invites you to come and join the Launch of a new Wellbeing Support Service for people on the Llŷn living with cancer. Open Day 10.30am – 3pm, come in for a chat and refreshments at Tŷ Newydd Farm & Caravan Site, Uwchmynydd, nr Aberdaron LL53 8BY. More details from NWCC Co-ordinator Sheila Smith 07851 792014, info@health-matters.biz, northwalescancercare.org.uk

Sound Bath Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 8pm, £13, Source Yoga Studio, Mochdre.  To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

RSC Live: MacbethSomething wicked this way comes”. 7pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

The Society for the Traditional Instruments of Wales Tune club playing Welsh tunes meets 2nd Weds/month, 8.30 – 11pm. Oakeley Arms Hotel, Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog LL41 3YU. Contact meurig@sesiwn.com ~ sesiwn.com

Hope in Troubled Times What Can We Do? By standing in the light of our soul there is much we can do to maintain our equanimity and make a difference in challenging times. A talk by Teresa Keast and Chester Theosophical Society. 7 for 7.30pm, £5.50, £3.50 concs., Book & CD Sale, refreshments. Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St., Chester CH1 3LF, 01244 370461, chestertheosophy.org

Healing for Wellbeing 2nd Weds/month, 6 – 9pm. Hands on healing provided by Christine and Larry. Healing is a relaxing form of complementary therapy which can be helpful for chronic pain, back pain, stress and much more. No fee, donations welcome, could travel. Llaingoch Village Hall, South Stack Rd., Holyhead LL65 1NF. 07831 389904, mamahlaryea2003@yahoo.co.uk

Llandudno and District Writers Group This month: Heather Gilbert – How Are You Reading Me? 2pm, all welcome! Llandudno Public Library. Contact: llandudno.writers@aol.co.uk

Landscape Painting and Drawing for Beginners A course for first-timers by local artist, Tim Illife. The first 3 weeks will be taught indoors; followed by trips out to our nature reserves during following sessions. Booking essential. First 3 weeks of course mandatory. All equipment and materials, plus transport for trips to nature reserves, are provided. No dogs. £15 for first 3 weeks, then £5 per week. 2 – 4pm. NWWT HQ, Llys Garth, Bangor LL57 2RT. Tim Iliffe 01248 351541, inourminds@gmail.com

Summit to Sea Litter Pick 1: Snowdon Using GPS Dataloggers, the information we collect on the day will be mapped and made available for anyone to access. 10am, booking essential. Snowdonia Society, Owain 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Anafon Valley and Abergwyngregyn Woods A search for Ring Ouzel before they move to their high breeding grounds. Leader Gareth Jones. Meet 9am at Village Car Park by Aber Falls Pub; SH657728; LL33 0LF. Cambrian Ornithological Society – birdsin.wales

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

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

The Lowest Pair Duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Gig at 8pm, £10. Bar only, no food served. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

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

Clay Workshops Hand building clay using pinch pots, coils, or slab building and you will be able to make anything using these methods from something small, like coasters, to a large sculpture. These sessions are suitable for beginners to more experienced users of clay. Rhydymwyn Nature Reserve. Contact: judypemberton@uwclub.net

12th THURSDAY

Creating Successful Futures Through Outdoor Learning Encouraging educational practitioners to link the curriculum with nature. Presentations and workshops include: Expressive Arts, Health and Well-being, Languages, Literacy and Communication, Science and Technology.  9.30am registration – 3.15pm, £30, lunch and refreshments included. Coed Llwynonn, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey. Contact James Carpenter 07721 687905, coed.llwynonn@gmail.com

Israfil (PG) Film from Iran. Revealing the segregated women’s world of contemporary Iran, explored through love and loss. 8pm, £6, English subtitles. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Part of WOW Wales One World Film Festival

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

Distant Sky: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen (12A) Film of 2017 concert. 7.30pm, £12, £10, Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

13th FRIDAY

NWWT Conwy Valley Branch AGM and Talk Come along and find out how you could get more involved. This is your chance to let us know what you would like in future programmes. Speaker to be confirmed. 2pm, £2 and includes refreshments. All made very welcome. The meeting will be held in St. David’s Church Hall, Glan-y-Mor Road, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, LL30 3NT. John Underwood 01492 533459, 07783 773225, john.underwood@gmail.com

Sound Bath Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 7pm, £14, Bodhi Movement Studio, Betws y Coed.  To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

Meic Stevens Singer-songwriter, plus Alun Llwyd of Turnstile Music. Between songs Meic will be discussing his life as a professional singer. A Welsh language event. 8pm, £12, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Willow-Weaving Craft session with Mandy Coates – come and learn a new skill making bird feeders and small creatures out of natural materials. Booking essential. 10am – 12.30pm, £12.50. NWWT HQ, Garth Rd, Bangor LL57 2RT. Bookings: 01248 351541 / 07917 455367, annawilliams@wildlifetrustswales.org

Berliner Philharmoniker Live: Kirill Petrenko & Yuja Wang Live screening of concert, 6.30pm, £15.50. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2HH, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Hurdle Making Try out this ancient craft with Mandy Coates, and make your own, beautiful screen. If you have hazel or willow rods to hand, please bring them along. Booking essential. 1.30 – 3.30pm, £12.50. NWWT HQ, Garth Rd, Bangor LL57 2RT. Bookings: 01248 351541, annawilliam@wildlifetrustswales.org

A Man Called Ove (15) Film. A gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared. 7.30pm, Swedish with English subtitles. Denbigh Film Club, Twm o’r Nant Theatr, Station Rd., Denbigh. denbighfilmclub.co.uk

The Ollie West Band Pop-fusion. 7.30pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

The Power of Love with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. When Tristan and Isolde drink a magical potion, they unleash forces no-one can control. Music by Verdi, Dvořák, Wagner, Brahms. 7.30pm, £18, £16 over 60s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

NWWT Conwy Valley AGM Plus presentation by Julian Thompson from Pensychnant Centre. 2 – 4pm, £2. St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno LL30 3NT. John Underwood 01492 533459 / 07783 773225, john.underwood100@gmail.com

NWWT Treborth Botanic Garden and Its Role in Conservation Plus Anglesey Branch AGM Dr Shaun Russell, Botanic Garden Director, outlines the garden’s key work and collaborative links in furtherance of the conservation of biodiversity and habitats, on the occasion of the Branch AGM. 7.30 – 9.30pm, £2 includes refreshments. St Cyngar’s Church Hall, Llangefni, LL77 7EA.  Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

13th FRIDAY – 27th FRIDAY

Meditation & Mindfulness Course Learn ancient wisdom perfect for solving the problems of modern times. Tuesdays, 3 week course. 7 – 8.30pm, £6 session or £14 whole course. Everyone welcome; drop-in or book the whole course in advance. Held at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Holyhead Rd., Betws y Coed LL24 0AA. Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com

14th SATURDAY

Yoga: Manipura Chakra Workshop Yoga, mindful meditation, breath work and focus on the Chakras. 10.30am -1pm, £25. Trefnant Village Hall, Denbigh. Laura Bell, 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

A Morning of Mindfulness Longer versions of the classic mindful meditations, body scan, gentle moving meditations. Interspersed with poems and other readings. The first two hours are spent in silence to connect to a deeper level. 9.30am – 12.30pm, booking essential. St. Margaret’s Community Hall, Chester Rd., Wrexham LL11 2SH. NE Wales Mindfulness 07816 988124, newmindfulness.net

Understanding Your Sewing Machine Baffled by your sewing machine? Bring it along and master your machine under the expert guidance of designer Sophia Ingham, who will guide you through setting up your machine and how to use it, basic maintenance, and how to make a cushion cover or bag. 12 – 4pm. Teas, coffees, cake and all materials are included, £25. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Sophia 07391 930719. Facebook: of same name

Sound Bath Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 7pm,  £10, Neuadd Goffa, Mynydd Llandegai.  To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

Colorama, Plu, Bendith Colorama Welsh singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist Carwyn Ellis and his band perform with special guests, Plu. 8pm, £14, £12 students and U18s. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Geiriau Gogs – A Performance Poetry Writng Day with Martin Daws. Using the poems from Geirau Gogs as stimulus, Martin will lead creative writing exercises to generate new writing based on location. Participants will have the opportunity to share their work informally, and also to experiment with performing it using a microphone. 10am – 4pm, £15, £10 concs., ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org. Facebook: of same name

Mindfulness in the Woods The aim of our ‘Mindfulness in the Woods’ sessions are to learn new ways to handle your moods and emotions and to become aware of the small changes in the physical sensations in your body, your thoughts, moods and emotions and what is happening in the world around you. The ultimate benefit of these sessions is obtained from spending time in the woodland and immersing yourself in the tranquillity and stillness and connect with nature. Led by an experienced tutor. 10am – 12.30pm, £15, followed by a simple vegetarian lunch. Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Denbigh 01745 710626, woodlandskillscentre.co.uk

The Goddess Basics Workshops – Heart Join us on a magical journey combining dance, meditation, art & storytelling. Rachel will facilitate a healing journey that will awaken all your senses, provide you with tools of empowerment, give you time and space for restoration & sisterhood, reflection and self-exploration. All this topped off with fun and laughter through dancing and conscious communication. 10am – 4pm, £40, £35 before 31st March. £30 concs. Garden Village Hall, Kenyon Ave, Wrexham LL21 2ST. Visit: rachelsbellydance.wales

Banff Mountain Film Festival Follow the expeditions of some of today’s adventurers, and footage of action sports. 7.30pm, £13.50. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

A Day on Benedictine Spirituality Discussions on St Benedict’s Rule. 10am – 3.30pm. £5 for refreshments. Chester Cathedral Cloister Room. Chester Cathedral CH1 2HU, 01244 324756, chestercathedral.com

SoundWaves Festival Present Kaluki and Café Mambo Ibiza. Renowned music scene and state-of-the-art sound and light shows. £30.50, £33.25, 18+. Campervan o/n Parking for £29.95 available. Surf Snowdonia, Aberconwy. Tickets: skiddle.com

Exhibition Opening: Patchwork and Quilts A display of patchwork and quilts made by members of the WEA classes held in the Centre which Eunice Lord has been tutoring for the past 19 years. 3pm, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org  Exhibition runs until 3rd June.

NY Met: Luisa Miller Opera by Verdi. Love and rivalry. 5.30pm, £10 – £13, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Reasons To Be Cheerful (15) Film. A punk rock musical and coming of age tale, with music from Ian Drury and the Blockheads, 7.30pm, Dragon Theatre, Barmouth LL42 1EF, 01341 281697.

NWWT Meirionnydd Branch AGM A short business discussion followed by a stimulating talk about egg developement by Colin White. Plus tea with sales table and raffle. 2 – 5pm, Dolgellau Free Library, Eldon Square, LL40 1PS. Janet Baker 01341 423988 / 07812 659593, jemmole@hotmail.com

14th SATURDAY & 15th SUNDAY

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

Textiles Masterclass Join textile designer Janet Bolton. Janet will encourage you to design your own ideas, with help along the process. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £120 includes light lunch. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Slow Art Day A global event with a simple mission – to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Enjoy a ‘slower’ look at our specially chosen artworks. Take the time to experience the art and explore your thoughts on each piece. Facilities for discussion will be available. 1 – 4pm, £1.50, drop-in. Grosvenor Museum, Chester 01244 972197.

14th SATURDAY – 19th THURSDAY

The Square (15) Film. The curator of a Museum in Stockholm falls victim to a scam. 8.30 & 3pm, £9.50. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2HH, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

15th SUNDAY

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

Film: “In Our Hands” New and very positive portrait of a future for food production produced by the Landworkers’ Alliance. This documentary is being shown by North West Wales Green Party prior to their AGM but we are very happy for anyone interested to come along to see this excellent film. We have every reason to radically readjust our attitude to food production as part of an urgent need to both increase local food security and also its quality. Starts approx 3.15pm, free although there’ll be a donations bucket. Upstairs at the Station Hotel, Colwyn Bay. crishtrees@gmail.com

Sound Bath Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 7pm, £13, Rhoscolyn Church Hall.  To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

Positive Birth Movement NW Free antenatal discussion sessions facilitated by a group of local mums, who also support parents and have specialist areas in all things pregnancy/postpartum related. The sessions run over 12 weeks. No need to book, just turn up. Today: Caz – The 4th Trimester. 10am in Y Caban Café, Brynrefail. Facebook of same name

Working With Angels Workshop 12.30 – 3.30pm, £25. Hightown Community Resource Centre, Bryn-Y-Cabanau Road, Hightown, Wrexham LL13 7BS. To book, please email me: cariadcrystals@yahoo.com

Blasu Cain New members welcome; dance and expression. 3 – 5pm, £10. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Breeze Ride & Coaching Session for Women See 8th

RSPB: A Nature Walk To the Greenfield Valley and Bodelwydden Castle. Meet in Greenfield Valley’s car park at 10am. OS Ref. (SH116) 196776. Nr Holywell, Flintshire. Norman Marshall 01492 592247.

Estyneto Join the inspirational dancer and choreographer, Cai Tomos as he leads monthly dance/movement sessions for those over the age of 60. You do not need any dancing skills or experience – only the desire to stay fit and healthy. 1.30 – 3.30pm, £3. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Loveless (Nelyubov) (15) Film. A son disappears during his parent’s divorce. 2pm & 7.30pm, £7. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

NY Met: Luisa Miller Opera by Verdi. Love and rivalry. 5.30pm, £10, £8 concs., £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Finding Your Feet (12A) Film about marital breakdown, courage, humour and blossoming romance. 3.30pm, £3, £2 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

15th SUNDAY – 1st JULY, SUNDAY

Foundation Course in Crystal Therapy We cover cleansing the aura, how to cleanse stones, grounding and centering, toxic chemicals and natural crystals, health and safety, pendulums, chakra balancing, full crystal therapy procedure. No prior knowledge is needed. In order for students to receive the Foundation certificate they must attend all five classes, demonstrate their competence during practical sessions, and produce a portfolio. £350. Axis Therapy, Bangor LL57. Bookings: Hope College of Crystal Healing 01244 532051, hope-college.co.uk

16th MONDAY

New Moon in Aries 2.57am BST

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

Seriously Sentences – Writer’s Group Meets 3rd Mon/month to review each other’s submissions, share competition, market and publishing news and welcome all levels of expertise – prolific or wannabe! Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. Contact Hazel: seriouslysentences@gmail.com

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

RSC Live: Macbeth Screening of shakespeare’s dark psychological thriller. 7pm, £12, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Terra Firma Choreography telling stories from the very ground on which we build our communities; plus post-show talk. 1pm, 7.30pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

The Society for the Traditional Instruments of Wales Tune club playing Welsh tunes meets 1st & 3rd Mon/month, 8.30 – 11pm. Royal Welsh Yacht Club, Porth-yr-Aur, Caernarfon LL55 1SN. Contact meurig@sesiwn.com ~ sesiwn.com

17th TUESDAY

Sound Bath Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 7pm £13, Community Hall, Rhuddlan.  To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

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

The Society for the Traditional Instruments of Wales Tune club playing Welsh tunes meets 3rd Tues/month, 8.30 – 11pm. The Anglesey Arms, Harbour Front. Caernarfon LL55 1SG. Contact meurig@sesiwn.com ~ sesiwn.com

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

Wildlife Gardening Learn how to create a wildlife garden with the Wildlife Trust at our new offices in Bangor. We need volunteers to help dig ponds, make nectar borders, sow a small meadow, make birdboxes, etc. Not essential to book but it would be helpful if you could. 10am – 1pm, NWWT HQ, Garth Rd, Bangor LL57 2RT. Bookings: 01248 351541. For more info contact 07917 455367, annawilliams@wildlifetrustswales.org 

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

Footpath Maintenance, Y Garn Part of our monthly footpath maintenance series as we team up with the National Trust Wardens to tackle footpath erosion across Snowdonia. 9am, booking essential. Snowdonia Society, Dan 01286 685498,  dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Terra Firma See 16th

Meditation Practice Group 3 meditations including a body scan, mindfulness practice and meditation. 7.30 – 9pm, drop-in, no need to book, £6 includes  refreshments. All Saints’ Church Hall, 21 Poyser St., Wrexham LL13 7RP. NE Wales Mindfulness 07816 988124, newmindfulness.net

Joe Newberry and April Verch Fiddle, banjo, singing. Their collaboration is fueled by their kindred passion for bringing people together to celebrate traditional music. Blues and ballads stem into Canadian regional styles and originals. 8pm, £10 from Palas Print Caernarfon and Mudshark Records Bangor. Held at The Vic, Menai Bridge LL59 5DR. 01248 712309, vicmenai.com

Don Giovanni Seduction, murder and vengeance in Mozart’s opera, played by the Welsh National Opera. 7pm, £40 – £15. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

17th TUESDAY – 19th THURSDAY

Jane (PG) Film. An absorbing, enlightening portrait of Jane Goodall – a trailblazer who became one of the world’s most admired conservationists. 8pm, £6, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

18th WEDNESDAY

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

Processions Public Workshop A mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote. The banner-making workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign and will be spaces to consider the power of the vote today and our shared future. 6pm, free but booking essential. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com Also 25th. See Noticeboard

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

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

Landscape Painting for Beginners See 11th

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

Finding Your Feet See 15th, except at 5.30 & 8pm.

The Post (12A) Film. Based on a cover-up that spanned four US Presidents, and introduces the first female newspaper publisher. 7.30pm, £7, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Rhododendron Workday Rhododendron is one of the top 3 invasive species to the Snowdonia National Park and it is easy to see the damage that it has done to our native countryside. 10am, booking essential, free transport available from Bangor and Caernarfon. Snowdonia Society, Owain 01286 685498,  owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Icon to Red Square: A History of Red Square Exploring the rich and often surprising history of art in Russia, beginning with Scythian gold from the seven centuries BC, then a thousand years of icon painting from the very first icon, The Virgin of Vladimir, to the 19th-century flowering of Realist and Symbolist art. 1.30 – 3.30pm. Grosvenor Museum, Chester 01244 972197.

Fungi: and NWWT Wrexham Branch AGM A short AGM followed by a talk from John Hughes of Shropshire Wildlife Trust on mushrooms, morels and moulds! 7.30 – 9.30pm, Gresford Memorial Hall, High Street, Gresford, Wrexham LL12 8PS. Steve Palin 01248 471116, stevepalin@supanet.com

Easter Parade (U) Dementia friendly screening of classic musical. For those with dementia, their carers and families. A relaxed atmosphere; audience members are welcome to walk around, sing along and talk as they please. Also open to the general public. 2pm, £4; carers go free. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

The Undercover Hippy – Solo Drum and Bass MC turned singer-songwriter Billy Rowan. Gig at 8pm, bar only, no food served, £10. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

Tosca Opera by Puccini. Sung in Italian with English and Welsh surtitles. 7.15pm, £40 – £15. Welsh National Opera. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

19th THURSDAY

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

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) Film. A mother erects 3 billboards after the lack of attention is given to her daughter’s murder case. 7.30pm, £5.50. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

19th THURSDAY – 21st SATURDAY

Flintshire Music Service Concerts Join us for  a celebration of music with a mix of jazz, rock and classical music performed by fine young musicians in the county. 7pm, £8, £6 concs., Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

20th FRIDAY

Baby Gong! Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 11am, £13 (baby is free) Studio Bump, Llandudno. To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

Caffi Stori Llangollen Storytelling Café 3rd Fri/month. Join us for stories, songs, music and poetry ~ come to tell or just to listen. 7.30pm ~ only £2. This month’s Caffi is a fundraiser for Gwobr Esyllt Prize 2018, a bursary for a young Welsh woman storyteller/singer. Delicious coffee and cakes on sale from Julie of the Coffee Shop. Croeso cynnes i bawb! A warm welcome to all! Held in the Courtyard Coffee Shop, Cwrt-y-Castell, Castle Street, Llangollen LL20 8NY. Suzi 01490 460563.

RSPB AGM and an illustrated talk by Dr. Jeff Williams: Trinidad and Tobago. 7.30pm, £2.50 and includes refreshments. All made very welcome. St. David’s Church Hall, Glan-y-Mor Road, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, LL30 3NT. RSPB Conwy 01492 581025,  conwy@rspb.org.uk

Super Vitality Foods A look at how food affects our vitality. Develop a greater understanding of how some “Super Foods” nourish, heal and enhance our health. Including some very practical ways to enjoy more of these in your daily diet. 6 – 7.15pm, £12. Oddfellows Hall, 65 High St., Saltney, Chester. Teresa Keast 07876 254518, teresa@teresa4yoga.co.uk

Sir Bryn Terfel & Hannah Stone (Harp) will give the first performance of Osian Ellis’ Cycle of Welsh Folk Songs to celebrate his 90th birthday; plus supporting artists. 7.30pm, £40, £30. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk  Part of the Harp Festival, see Noticeboard

Breathe Organised by Mawddach Rotary Club. Film of adventurous couple fighting disease. Plus supper at 6.30pm which must be booked. £12 food and film, film only £7. Dragon Theatre, Barmouth LL42 1EF, 01341 281697, dragontheatre.co.uk

Tosca See 18th

20th FRIDAY – 22nd SUNDAY

Walking Weekend with Cerdded Conwy Walks. More details from Sian Williams 01492 575543, cerddedconwywalks@outlook.com

Prisoner Convention Weekend Cult status TV programme from the 70s. You have to join up to get in! Portmeirion Village, nr Porthmadog LL48 6ET. sixofone.co/conventions

20th FRIDAY – 25th WEDNESDAY

Sweet Country (15) An Aboriginal man goes on the run after he kills a white man in self-defense in this Australian western set in the 1920s. 8pm 20th, 21st & 23rd; 2pm, 21st & 25th; £6, £5.Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

20th FRIDAY – 26th THURSDAY

Wonderstruck (PG) Film. The story of a young boy in the Midwest, simultaneously with a young girl in New York; both seek the same connection. 12.30pm, £8.50, U26s £6. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2HH, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

21st SATURDAY

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, www.saorimor.co.uk

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

Discovering Non-Flowering Plants Explore the small high altitude woodland in one corner of the nature reserve, searching for lichens, bryophytes, mosses and ferns. Beginners welcome. Bring a hand lens if you have one; otherwise use ours. Booking essential. 10.30am – 2.30pm, free. Meet at the car park near archeological trail, Gors Maen Llwyd NWWT Nature Reserve, 7 miles south west of Denbigh on the B4501 Nantglyn, Denbighshire. Brian Burnett 01978 790442, 07952 811395, indesigneko@gmail.com

Coco (PG) Animated film. Aspiring musician Miguel enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. 11am, £3. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Snowdonia Slate Trail Maintenance Essential work, 10am, booking essential. Snowdonia Society, Owain 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

The Barber of Seville with Swansea City Opera. Music by Rossini. Love, confusion and mayhem. 7.30pm, £18, £16 concs, £3 children. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Practical Candle Making Learn to make a scented container candle, a scented pillar candle, sculpted rose candles and scented wax melts. £55. LlanfairPG, Anglesey LL61 6RP, 07770 894281, thecandlealchemist.co.uk

Monthly Mindfulness ~ Insomnia 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 per month.  Inspire & Rewire, Northgate Ave., Chester CH2 2DX. 07421 996393, inspireandrewire.com

Slow Into Stillness A monthly class that is all about relaxing and spending time to just be. It will be an hour of pranayama (breathing practice) and gentle movements before moving slowly into a long relaxation to release tension and invite stillness into body and mind. 6.30pm, £5. Brymbo Enterprise Centre, Blast Rd., Brymbo LL11 5BT. Kathryn valleyyoga@hotmail.com

Yogaroma – Spring Awakening We will use a combination of aromatherapy blends to complement our yoga practice and eliminate toxins, looking at encouraging our internal agni (fire). 2 – 4.30pm, £22.50. Source Yoga, 294 Conwy Rd., Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5DS. Tickets: bookwhen.com

Enamelled Glass with artist Wendi Transmundi, all welcome. 10am – 12pm, £8, free to Flintshire Visual Arts & Crafts Network. Bethesda Hall, Mold. Bookings Carol Udale 01352 219028, chair@fvacn.org.uk

Gig Ariwo + Racubah DJs Cuban/Iranian quartet, Electronic & Afro-Cuban Music. 7.30pm, £12. Neuadd Ogwen, Ffordd Bangor, Bethesda LL57 3AN. post@neuaddogwen.com

Ancient Woodland Restoration in Action For woodland owners and professionals. Coed Llys, 15 hectares of woodland, has been restored to recover its ecological value and after a recent visit from Coed Cadw Woodland Trust compartments are now classified as a Restored Ancient Woodland. More info from Coed Llys, Glyndwr Uni, Northop. 0343 7705604, nigeldouglas@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Yoga/Meditation Home Practise Workshop Kick-start your home practise with a whole morning to explore the benefits of creating a sacred space in your home even if it is just for 10 minutes!! Looking at how to fit a practise into your weekly schedule once you actually roll out your mat! With Kate, 10am – 1pm, £20. Mochdre Village Hall, Colwyn Bay. Bookings: 07778 134846, katehamiltonhunter.com

Nuno Felting Learn how to make a Nuno felted scarf. 10am – 4pm, £70. IARD, Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon 01286 672472, iard.co.uk

La Forza del Destino Opera by Verdi. Two eloping lovers trigger an inescapable chain of events; destiny is always present. 6.30pm, £40 – £15. Venue Cymru, Llandudno 01492 872000, venuecymru.co.uk

21st SATURDAY & 22nd SUNDAY

Mind Body Spirit Fair There will be readers, therapies, gift ideas, crystals, aura photography and much more. 10am – 5pm, free admission, all welcome, refreshments available. Llandudno Town Hall, Lloyd St., LL30 2UP. GiGai Crystals, gigaicrystals.co.uk 

Pastels Workshop: Dormice Learn to paint realistic wildlife using Pastel. All abilities. 9am – 5pm, £60. Kaz Turner, 01978 363539, 07809 687740, kazturner.com   

Bookbinding Masterclass With Simeon Jones. You will make a noteboook with step by step guidance. 10.30am – 4pm, £120 includes light lunch. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Colwyn Bay Forties Festival The festival will include live 40’s style music, displays and entertainment. Colwyn Bay LL29 8BU, 01492 577566.

Drawing from the Eye of the Heart The act of drawing can break through these barriers and facilitate access to the inner world – the domain of the creative where spontaneity and the true mood of the moment may be found. Here we find the art forms are vital and alive with a true expression of inner feeling. Advance booking essential. Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Harwarden CH5 3DF.  Lynette 01244 313910, lynettehowellsmoore.co.uk

21st SATURDAY – 27th FRIDAY

Practice of Council in Nature Speaking and Listening from the Heart and the Heart of the Earth. A chance to explore the grace and treasures found in the gift of speaking and listening from the heart in our relationships. We will do this with nature as our teacher, guide and mirror. £390, £90 (non-refundable deposit). Snowdonia. Pip Bondy 01766 780557, ancienthealingways.co.uk

22nd SUNDAY

Earth Day From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones; from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet. Earth Day 2018 seeks to fundamentally change human attitudes and behaviours about plastics. You can find out more about Being The Change by visiting: earthday.org

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Workshop NVC helps us to recognise what it means to value something, that this is a physical experience, that we have longings and yearnings tangibly in the body which are driving our every impulse. 10am – 5pm, sliding pay scale £0-50. Booking essential. You are invited to bring some veggie/vegan lunch to share. please arrive before 10am so we can start promptly. Held at Ty Lorne, Bethesda. Contact Rik: rik@livenonviolence.uk, www.livenonviolence.uk

Positive Birth Movement NW Free antenatal discussion sessions facilitated by a group of local mums, who also support parents and have specialist areas in all things pregnancy/postpartum related. The sessions run over 12 weeks. No need to book, just turn up. Today: Eve – Feeding your Baby. 10am in Y Caban Café, Brynrefail. Facebook of same name

Spring Walk by Woodland and River See Spring migrant birds under Kipper Davies’s expert leadership, with possible kingfisher, dipper, grey wagtail and adder. 2 – 5pm, free, but parking charges. Loggerheads Country Park, near Mold, CH7 5SA. Steve Palin 01248 471116, stevepalin@supanet.com

Breeze Ride & Coaching Session for Women See 8th

Powertex Workshop ~ Fabric Sculpture Leld by Julie Howarth. All materials provided to introduce you to the fabulous Powertex and embellish a hardback notebook with 3D decoration. £25, Trefnant Village Hall. Bookings Julie Howarth, the certified Powertex tutor: jth_5@hotmail.com

Ruby Wax – Frazzled Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new five star one-woman show based on her number one best seller A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. 7.30pm, £20. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

23rd MONDAY

Cold Places: The Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer Sue Flood award-winning wildlife photographer, filmmaker and author, who has worked with Sir David Attenborough on a number of series. Presentation with The Society of Thirteen. Non-members welcome, 7.30pm, £6, £3 members. Grosvenor Museum, Chester. Contact societyofthirteen.org.uk

Holyhead Writers Group See 9th

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

24th TUESDAY

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

Terra Firma Choreography telling stories from the very ground on which we build our communities; plus post-show talk. 7.30pm, £14, £12 concs. Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Groundhog Day (12A) Film. Weatherman Phil Connors is trapped in a time warp. 7.30pm, £7. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

24th TUESDAY – 28th SATURDAY

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Theatre. This classic tale of young lovers and warring fairies is given a unique and irreverent twist, with original live music. 1pm, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £10. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

24th TUESDAY – 22nd MAY, TUESDAY

Pastels Workshop: Red Squirrel in its Environment Weekly class. Learn to paint realistic wildlife using Pastel. Suitable for all abilities. 12 – 4pm, £30. Kaz Turner, 01978 363539, 07809 687740, kazturner.com

25th WEDNESDAY

Clay Workshops Rhydymwyn Nature Reserve. More info from: judypemberton@uwclub.net

Processions Public Workshop See 18th and Noticeboard

Caffi Angau ~ Death Café Caffi Angau offers a friendly space to discuss death over a cuppa and cake. It is part of the Death Cafés held globally and will be conducted through the medium of Welsh by Bet Huws. 6pm, Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Sound Bath Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 7pm, £13, Canolfan Beaumaris.  To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

Open Gardens for NGS Water feature, ravine, walled garden, woodland and early pit house. 12 – 5pm, £7, £2 children, Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. Mr Anthony Tavernor 01248 717174, plascadnantgardens.co.uk

Footpath Maintenance, Llanberis Path Work alongside the National Park Warden Team as we undertake important footpath maintenance work on this very popular stretch of path up Snowdon. 10am, booking essential, Snowdonia Society, Dan 01286 685498, dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Russia and the European Avant-garde: Modernism Explained This lecture looks at the waves of radical new ideas from Paris (Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism) and how they shaped the Russian Avant-Garde as it proclaimed and spearheaded (and ultimately fled) the October Revolution. 1.30 – 3.30pm. Grosvenor Museum, Chester 01244 972197.

The Mercy (12A) Film. Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst’s account of traveling the world alone by sea. 2pm, 7.30pm, £7. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com

Landscape Painting for Beginners See 11th

Crow Black Chicken Irish blues rock. Gig at 8pm, bar only, no food served, £10. Blue Sky Café, Bangor 01248 355444, blueskybangor.co.uk

26th THURSDAY

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

Singing For The Soul Calling all those who find a soul connection through singing, in particular chants from a range of different spiritual traditions. Led by Felicity Jones, a very experienced singer, we meet once a month at Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor near Mold from 11.30 – 1 pm, £5. If you are interested to come along please email helen@soul-life.co.uk

Full Moon Sound Healing We experience the three R’s during sound healing: resonance, resistance and release. Some bowls will feel harmonic and resonate well and some you may find uncomfortable. This can be on a physical, emotional/ soul or mind level. 7.30 – 8.30pm, £9. Inspire & Rewire, Oddfellows Hall, Saltney. 07421 996393, inspireandrewire.com

Syria’s Disappeared – The Case Against Assad Film presented by the Colwyn Bay branch of Amnesty International UK followed by a discussion with Amnesty UK’s Syria coordinator. It tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children disappeared by the regime of President Assad into a network of clandestine detention centres. The film weaves together the powerful personal stories of three Syrians with evidence gathered from regime documentation smuggled out of Syria. 7.30pm, £3, £2 student. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

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

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

27th FRIDAY

Quiet Day Take time out and tune into Spirit. Henry Shallcross will be joining us and offering gentle body energy work in the form of Qi Gong. Other things to choose from are: meditation, walking around the garden, labyrinth and the Hill Fort, communal silence, card work, sharing, reading, journalling and there is usually a creative option after lunch too! Although it is called a Quiet Day there is still plenty of time to talk with like minded people about the deeper things of life. You choose how much you wish to be silent and how much to engage with others. 10am – 4pm. Suitable clothing for walking, an item of food (vegetarian) for a shared lunch, suggested donation for day £25 (your choice depending upon your means). Hillside Retreat, Rhosesmor, nr Mold. Helen Newton 01352 780281, helen@soul-life.co.uk

Toko Telo The best of Madagascar: soulful traditions reinvented with sublime artistry; featuring vocals from Monika Njava and stunning guitar tapestry of D’Gary and Joël Rabesolo, sharing their southern roots, interpreting traditional musical styles: tsapiky, jihe and beko. 8pm, £14, £13 concs., Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Henry Priestman Ex-songwriter and keyboard player with the Christians, returns as solo singer-songwriter/ guitarist with his own songs. 8pm, £10 from Palas Print Caernarfon and Mudshark Records Bangor. Held at The Vic, Menai Bridge LL59 5DR. 01248 712309, vicmenai.com

The Paint Republic Party An evening of relaxed painting, hosted by a master artist who will unleash your creativity by loosely instructing you how to paint a picture chosen for the event. 6.30pm, £25, includes refreshment. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2HH, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Open Mic Poetry Evening An opportunity to read your own, or other people’s work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Held in the Ucheldre’s Café.
7.30pm, £3 to listen, £2 to read. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

27th FRIDAY & 28th SATURDAY

Oh What A Night! Songs from the best West End Shows. 8pm, £12, Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist Film. Dame Vivienne Westwood has been reinventing fashion for over 40 years creating some of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive footage with an interview charting Westwood’s journey from her beginnings in post-war Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. 8.45pm, £9.50, U26s £7. Part of Storyhouse Women’s Weekend. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2HH, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

27th FRIDAY – 29th SUNDAY

Storyhouse Women’s Weekend A festival to celebrate women and girls – all welcome. Includes talks by Louise Minchin, triathlon athlete; Kate Pankhurst, author; Women’s Film Programme, Singing, Guitar Circle and The Paint Republic. Also includes a discussion on Modern Day Slavery with Soroptimist International, and a business ideas session; Burlesque Buzz entertainment and Community Radio. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2HH, 01244 409311, storyhouse.com

Yoga Rocks: Yoga & Hiking Hike up Snowdon with expert guide, massages, nutritious vegetarian food, variety of yoga sessions; relaxing and quiet space. £405 – £545. Plas Cadnant Country House, Menai Bridge. Laura Bell, 07989 512859, thezestlife.co.uk

27th FRIDAY – 30th MONDAY

Reiki Retreat A weekend to soothe the soul and revitalise the spirit. Daily Qi Gong; deepen the connection to yourself, others and the universe; Reiki Share and Moon Dance – depending on weather! £275 (shared rooms), £325 (single room), includes all meals and refreshments. Penrhyn Halen, nr Aberffraw, Anglesey. Enquiries Lesley: 07756 473904 or 07765 000847, reikinetwork.co.uk

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (12A) Film. Filmstar Lamarr was never given the credit she deserved in life:  She was an Austrian Jewish emigre who invented a covert communication system to try and help defeat the Nazis, then gave her patent to the Navy, but was ignored and told to sell kisses for war bonds instead. It was only towards the very end of her life that tech pioneers discovered her concept which is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. 12.30pm 27th; 1pm 29th; 8.45pm 30th. £9.50; £8.50 for daytime screenings. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2HH, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

27th FRIDAY – 29th JUNE, FRIDAY

8 week Mindfulness Course 10.30am – 1pm on Fridays plus a full day on 9th June. Your teacher is Rebecca Crane, from the Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice. £190 concs., £210 standard rate. Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice, Bangor University. Please see advert on page 8 for full details or go to: bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/

28th SATURDAY

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

Yin Yoga and Gong Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 6pm – 8.30pm, £23, Source Yoga Studio, Mochdre.  To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

The Mountain Environment We take a look at the mountain environment from its geological history to its vegetation and human influences upon the landscape. £45, Snowdonia. Nature’s Work, Snowdonia 01248 361142, natureswork.co.uk

Vegetarian Dishes Cookery The focus of this course is on skillful cooking using fresh local, seasonal produce to create tantalising meals which are light and easy to prepare. Tutor Mike Evans. Cookery School, Bodnant, Conwy LL28 5RP, 01492 651100, bodnant-welshfood.co.uk

Discover your Healing Potential Healing as a Complementary Therapy – an Introductory Workshop.  11am – 4pm, £35. The Laser Beauty and Therapy Centre, Telford Road, Menai Bridge. Claire 07838 469 174, energyteacher111@gmail.com

Open Gardens for NGS Walled garden of 1¾ acres. Physic and herb gardens, ornamental vegetable garden, herbaceous borders, water features and many varieties of traditional roses. 10am – 4pm, £3.50, children free. Light refreshments available. Llanidan Hall, Brynsiencyn LL61 6HJ. Mr JW Beverley (Head Gardener) 07759 305085, work. beverley@btinternet.com

Dry Stone Walling Learn the basics through helping to construct one of these beautiful structures. No previous experience required. 10am, booking essential, limited spaces. Snowdonia Society, Owain 01286 685498, owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk

Bird Song Walk Enjoy a spring walk through Nantporth NWWT Nature Reserve – followed by breakfast! Includes many steps and is narrow and muddy in places. 7.30am – 9.30am, £5 includes breakfast. Nantporth NWWT Nature Reserve: meet at the junction of Gorad and Hwfa Roads, Nantporth LL57 2BW. Sue Carter 01248 371769, sue@gorad.co.uk

Rowen – A Natural History A walk to and through Parc Mawr Wood. Allan Brandon will take us on a natural history tour of Rowen via the birds, ferns, flowers, geology and geomorphology of the area. Booking essential. 9.30am – 1pm. Meet at village car park, Rowen, Conwy LL32 8YA. Mark Sheridan 07505 214073, mark.sheridan.mgc@gmail.com

NY Met: Cendrillon Opera by Massenet. Fate, romance, and a touch of fairy magic. 5.55pm, £10, £13. Galeri, Caernarfon 01286 685222, galericaernarfon.com Also Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Shappi Khorsandi ~ Mistress and Misfit Comedian, 8pm, £15, £13 concs., Pontio, Bangor 01248 382828, pontio.co.uk

Chester Philharmonic Orchestra – Spring Concert Music by Dvořák, Brahms, Elgar. 7.30pm, £16 – £5. Chester Cathedral 01244 500959, chesterphilorchestra.co.uk

The Last Unicorn (U) Animated film. A magician fights an evil king to stop him from capturing the world’s unicorns. 11am, £3. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

St. David’s Hospice Spring Fair Stalls include: plants, homemade produce, crafts, cakes, raffle, bric a brac, tombola and lots more. Café Dewi will be open for refreshments. In aid of St David’s Hospice. 11am – 3pm, £1, 50p children. St. David’s Hospice, Abbey Rd., Llandudno LL30 2EN, 01492 873664.

28th SATURDAY – 29th SUNDAY

Camp Penrhyn ~ Helwyr Planhigion/The Plant Hunters Free range fun for all ages with the team from Wild Elements – nature trails, navigational skills, marshmallow toasting and archery (£1.50) normal admission prices apply. 10.30am – 4pm, Penrhyn Castle, Bangor LL57 4HT. 01248 353084, nationaltrust.org.uk/penrhyncastle

29th SUNDAY

Spring Birdsong Walk A gentle morning’s walk, watching and listening for the variety of birds making use of the reserve’s mixed habitats. Led by Ben Stammers,  9am – 12pm, free. Park in roadside lay-bys, Cors Goch NWWT Nature Reserve, Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey LL76 8TZ. Penny Radford 01248 713022, radfords713@btinternet.com

Introduction to Green Woodworking/Spoon Carving You will gain an understanding of the process of spoon carving from branch to spoon as well as learn the different types of carving tools and their uses. 10am – 4pm, £96. IARD, Parc Glynllifon, nr Caernarfon 01286 672472, iard.co.uk

Dru Yoga and Gong,Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. £20 (details tbc) Gwernymynedd, Mold. To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or email pure.sound@outlook.com

Mind, Body & Spirit Festival An array of mind, body, spirit, holistic, vintage and craft stalls, 11am – 4pm, free admission. Theatr CLwyd, Mold CH7 1YA. Contact 07759 753473, rainbowbiz.org.uk

Glaciation of Snowdonia This workshop is an introduction to regional glaciation of North Wales. We will identify and explain the formation of features large and small scale including erosion, transportation and deposition. £45, Nature’s Work, Snowdonia 01248 361142, natureswork.co.uk

Kate Pankhurst (author): Fantastically Great Women Who Made History There will be drawing, dressing up and plenty of inspiration on how to make history. 12pm, £5. Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2HH, 01244 409113, storyhouse.com

Positive Birth Movement NW Free antenatal discussion sessions facilitated by a group of local mums, who also support parents and have specialist areas in all things pregnancy/postpartum related. The sessions run over 12 weeks. No need to book, just turn up. Today: Claire – When Birth does not go to plan – Emotional Recovery. 10am in Y Caban Café, Brynrefail. Facebook of same name

Open Gardens for NGS 4 hectares set amongst mature hardwoods. Sweeping lawns, ornamental ponds, retaining walls, bluebell carpeted woodland dell. 10.30am – 5.30pm, £4, children free, light refreshments available. Maenan Hall, Llanrwst. The Hon Mr & Mrs Christopher Mclaren, 01492 640441, cmmclaren@gmail.com

Marine Mammal Medic Course How to rescue whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals. You do not need to be a diver and the minimum age is 16yrs old. Three lectures and practical sessions using our life sized whale, dolphin and seal. 9.30 for 10am start – 5pm, £90. Sarah Jones Seminar Room, Bangor University, Marine Centre Wales, Menai Bridge, Anglesey LL59 5AB. Contact 01825 765546.

NWWT: What’s That Bird? Join David Lee on the hills above the Conwy Valley to seek out some special moorland birds – stonechat, skylark, wheatear, meadow pipit, willow warbler and cuckoo. David will point out their “jizz”, calls and song, helping us to get to know them better. Bring binoculars. 9.30am – 12.30pm. Meet at Llangelynnin Old Church car park (GR: SH750738). Book: Mark Sheridan 01492 583820.

Breeze Ride & Coaching Session for Women See 8th

Gentle Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Rose Preston. The day will comprise gentle yoga and deep, guided relaxation, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. 10am – 6pm, £35, BYO lunch, refreshments provided for the day, £10 deposit. Trefriw Village Hall, Conwy LL27 0NQ. Rose 01407 769571, 07759 105504, roseyoga.net

30th MONDAY

Full Moon in Taurus 1.58am BST

Memory Café Last Mon/month. For those living with dementia, their families, friends and carers. Entertainment, guest speakers and activities. . Refreshments are provided. Free, with donations welcome. 2 – 4pm. Kinmel Bay Community Library, Kendal Road, LL18 5BT, 01745 772150.

Nicaragua: No Longer in USA’s Backyard 10 years of the Sandinistas/ 10 mlynedd y Sandinistas Sgwrs gan/ Talk by Ben Gregory all welcome: cyfarfod cyhoeddus croeso i bawb. 7 – 8.30pm, Bangor Friends Meeting House, Dean St, Bangor LL57. Facebook: link

Sound Bath Soak up a Sound Bath this month to rebalance, reset and tune into your Self and everything around you. 7pm, £13, Llanfairfechan Town Hall. To book please visit puresound.org.uk/events or contact Steph on 07534 118899 or pure.sound@outlook.com

Singing Soles Singing in a group is a beautiful experience that needs to be tried out! A group harmony is more than the sum of individual voices. It can be heavenly. 8 – 9.30pm, single session £6, term ticket for 8 sessions is £32. New venue: Neuadd Goffa, Tremadog (on the junction between the Spar shop and Tremadog Garden Centre). Christine 01766 513307, christine15@outlook.com

Happy End (15) Rialto Film Screening. A piercing dark comedy on the blind preoccupations of middle-class angst. French with English subtitles. 7.30pm, £6.50. Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay 01492 577888, theatrcolwyn.co.uk

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“In between every heartbeat is a rest”