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John Muir once said, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilised people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”

BE THE CHANGE, LEAD THE CHANGE – COMMUNITY RESILIENCE CONSULTATION 13th January. In light of the recent election, we would like to gather our local community together to discuss the important issues we face locally in and around Mold. See Calendar for more infomation.

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS  ~ GALWAD ARORED AS ARLUNWYR Mixed show opportunities for 2020. If you are a professional artist or new and emerging, and you would like to exhibit your work here in 2020, then we would like to hear from you! Mixed media opportunities include: Coastal and Maritime; Summer Love ‘The Holiday’; Illuminate – The Night Sky of Snowdonia. For more info please email:  Deadline for first round of submissions with proposed ideas is 24th January. 

THE BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH WEEKEND 25th & 26th January. Celebrate the world’s largest wildlife survey; science, art, birds to look out for, what bird are you? how to bring birds into your garden. More details from

ECOBRO ~ MORE HANDS NEEDED! “We are a community group based around Penrhyndeudraeth, working towards a sustainable future for the communities in our area. We aim to hold the Green Shoots Fair 2020 on Saturday May 16th, in the Neuadd Goffa, Penrhyndeudraeth. It is currently organised by a group of five people who are all over 70 and have additional commitments. We need a few more hands. We need a few more people who will JOIN US at the occasional meeting between now and May and share some of the advance jobs. Tasks include: contacting all stallholders (we are always open to new stallholders); finding a speaker to open the Fair, promotion via local press/posters, last minute banners, help putting up stalls, kitchen organisation and help in general; plus clearing away after the Fair.” If you can help please contact:

VEGANUARYVeganuary presents you with an opportunity to try plant-based meals with other people, with a community, and it’s not saying it’s a lifelong commitment, it’s saying ‘try it for a month and see how you feel’.” Evanna Lynch, actor. Visit:

Veganuary Kale Crisps

Ingredients: 1 bag fresh Kale, Nutritional Yeast Flakes, Rapeseed Oil, Salt.

Method: Put oven on low heat. Line a large oven tray with non-stick sheet/paper. Wash and shake your kale well; remove as many tough stalks as possible. Put kale in large frying pan (it’ll soon shrink). Use tablespoon of oil and pour over the kale, stir fry until soft. Sprinkle on salt and toss kale. Add 2 – 3 tablespoons yeast flakes and stir. Remove from pan and spread over oven tray. Put in oven and check after 10 mins, turn kale as it crisps up. Remove from oven. Eat! 

SHEXTREME FILM FESTIVAL 20th January. Action-packed programmes of active, adventurous women, both on screen and behind the camera. Caernarfon, see Calendar

BEGINNERS RUNNING PROGRAMME Held in Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, starting 19th January. A Couch to 5km programme suitable for complete beginners or those who have not run in a long time. See Calendar

BEHOLD, AMERICA: A History of ‘America First’ An evening with Prof Sarah Churchwell. A story of nativism and the Ku Klux Klan, of protectionism, ‘100% Americanism,’ and isolationism, Pontio, Bangor. See Calendar 23rd Janaury.

NUTRITION FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH 6 weeks to Wellness. Get your new year off to a great start! Every Tuesday starting on the 7th January – 11th February. Includes: Basics, the Gut, Immune System, the Liver, Group Choice and Lifestyle Factors. Llangefni, see Calendar.

SHOOTING THE MAFIA A film about photographer Letizia Battaglia and her photos of the Cosa Nostra in the streets of Sicily. Chester. See Calendar 22nd.

MEETING GORBACHEV A delightfully filmed interview with Mikhail Gorbachev by Werner Herzog, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, see Calendar 15th.



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