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Exhibitions

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Our first 'Featured Artist' exhibition at Centre Celf:

 

'Dean Warburton: A Retrospective'

 

Exhibition Dates:  Thursday 12th January 2017 - Thursday 14th February 2017

 

A celebration of the life and works of Dean Warburton

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A Bundle of Joy: Untold Tales of Motherhood and Oppression

Angela C. Wild

 

Exhibition Dates:  Thursday 23 February - Tuesday 4 April 2017

 

Political artist Angela C. Wild is using art as a way to explore the myths around motherhood to reach out

to isolated mothers. Her searing indictment of the way society treats mothers explores how the reality of

women's experiences clashes with false societal messages of 'perfection' and domestic bliss.

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'Printmaking'

 

Workshop Dates: 14, 21, 28 February 2017  &  7, 14, 21 March 2017

 

A series of inclusive workshops for adults with a range of support needs as part of our two year 'Reaching Out, Drawing In' programme funded by Arwain.

 

Terri Sweeney led sessions to explore print-making techniques using a variety of materials including inks, foams and natural materials.

 

Cost £3.50 per session

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Puppet Show @ Centre Celf

 

Date: 9 May 2017 10.30 - 1.00pm

 

The Fetch Theatre Company presents:

 

"East of the Sun, West of the Moon"

 

Inspired by a traditional Nordic story, it is a spellbinding tale of adventure, mystery and romance, featuring a magical white bear, a young girl and a troll...

 

Doors open 10.15am, tickets £5, £4 concession.  Suitable for all ages

 

Tickets available from Centre Celf: 01597 822777

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Flat Stanley @ Centre Celf

 

Date: 6 May 2017 7.45 - 11.00pm

 

An evening of live music and dancing with Flat Stanley, a five-piece Fiery Feisty Folk fusion band, with support from Felicity, a singer/songwriter from Mid Wales... Bar and chill out space.

 

Doors open 7.45pm, tickets £5, £4 concession.

 

Tickets available from Centre Celf: 01597 822777

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'Spring Crafts'

 

Workshop Dates: 28 March 2017  &  4, 11, 18 & 25 April 2017 (Tuesday Afternoons 1.00 - 3.00)

 

A series of inclusive workshops for adults with a range of support needs as part of our two year 'Reaching Out, Drawing In' programme funded by Arwain.

 

Join artist Jane Mason to explore spring craft techniques including willow weaving and glass fusing to create a delightful range of spring inspired crafts.

 

Cost £3.50 per session

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'Colour and Abstract'

 

Workshop Dates: 23, 30 March 2017  &  6, 13, 20 & 27 April 2017 (Thursday Mornings 10.30 - 12.00)

 

A series of inclusive workshops for those living with Dementia and memory challenges with carers, family and support staff, as part of our two year 'Reaching Out, Drawing In' programme funded by Arwain.

 

Join artist Geraint Edwards to explore collage, watercolour techniques, wire and clay sculpture.  These workshops provide opportunities to meet socially, and engage in a range of artistic activities designed to suit a wide range of abilities.

 

Cost £3.50 per session

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A huge THANK YOU to all of our funders and supporters throughout the year!

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'The Bird House'

 

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Exhibition Dates: 13th April - 23rd May 2017

 

The Bird House - this is a work in progress as Celf-Able's artists make an installation and video piece building on from their highly succesful 'The Bird Company' performance at ArtWorks Cymru conference.

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'Down the Line'

 

Workshop Dates: 2, 9, 16 & 23 May 2017

 

A series of inclusive workshops for adults with a range of support needs aged 50+ as part of the Age Cymru Gwanwyn Festival of the Arts for older people.

 

Join us as we go on a train journey to the Museum of Lost Content, and collect images along the way.  Explore the images to create a body of work to exhibit, such as screen printing, painting and collage.

 

Cost £3.50 per session

'Personal Mapping'

 

Workshop Dates: 

Week beginning Mon 15th May 2017:

Mon 15th (1-3pm), Tue 16th (10-12 noon), Weds 17th (10-12 noon AND 1-3pm), Thu 18th (10-12 noon), Fri 19th May (10-12 noon) plus

Week of 20th June

Tue 20th June (10-12 noon), Wed 21st June (10-12 Noon), Fri 23rd June (10-12 noon)

 

A series of  workshops giving women a safe space to map a personal walking journey through Powys. The workshops will focus on gathering materials through group discussions and activities, to encourage them to keep journals or sketchbooks and produce a series of poems and word image collages. Cost £3.50 per session

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'Looking at Me'

 

Workshop Dates: 15, 22, 29 June.  6, 13, 20, 27 July.  3 August 2017 (10.30 - 12.00)

 

A series of workshops for those living with dementia and memory challenges

 

The workshops led by artist Terri Sweeney used mosaic techniques and materials to create expressive self portraits.

 

Cost £3.50 per session

Dreamlands & landscapes

'Dreamlands and Landscapes'

 

Workshop Dates: 20, 27 June.  4, 11, 18, 25 July 2017 (11.00 - 3.00pm)

 

A series of inclusive workshops for adults with a range of support needs

 

Exploring fears and dreams with puppeteer and sculptress Jo Munton of Vagabondi Puppets.  

 

Cost £3.50 per session

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'Helen Ivory'

 

Ivory is an English poet, artist, tutor and editor, winning an Eric Gregory Award in 1999.  She is an experienced creative writing tutor and workshop leader and has taught both undergraduates and in adult education for around ten years.  Her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection is Waiting for Bluebeard (2013)

 

Ivory's 3 week residency will take place during May, June and September 2017.

 

The residency aims to give space to artists to gather materials through group discussions and activities, to encourage them to keep journals or sketchbooks and produce a series of poems and word image collages that map a personal journey.

 

The residency and workshops will culminate in an Exhibition and Live Reading taking place on 6 September 2017.

 

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Gothic Horror Show

 

Date: 25 August 2017 (1.00pm & 7.00pm)

 

Redheart Theatre Presents...  A thrilling performance of Victorian mystery and suspense starring acclaimed West End actor Rupert Mason

 

Tickets available from Centre Celf £5.00 (£4.00 concession)

 

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Ceilidh Night @ Centre Celf

 

Date: 21 January 2017 7.45 - 11.00pm

 

An evening of live music and dancing with Much Ado Ceilidh band and Caller... Bar and chill out space.

 

All Welcome!

 

Doors open 7.45pm, tickets £5, £4 concession.

 

Tickets available from Centre Celf: 01597 822777

DAC Exhibition 2017

'Disability Arts Cymru - Touring Exhibtion'

 

Exhibition Dates: 20 July - 29 August 2017

 

Centre Celf is delighted to once again host Disability Arts Cymru's annual touring exhibition.

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'Open Residencies for Disabled Artists'

 

4 x 4 week residencies in partnership with Celf o Gwmpas and Disability Arts Cymru (DAC)   Residencies were designed to support Wales based disabled artists to develop new work, taking place in October, November & December 2017 and January 2018.

 

Click HERE for more information

 

Ira Lightman

'Ira Lightman - Alternative Realities'

 

Lightman makes public art and poetry.  He is a regular on BBC Radio 3's The Verb, and his books include Mustard Tart as Lemon (Red Squirrel Press 2011), I, Love Poetry (Knives, Forks and Spoons 2012) and Duetcetera (Shearsman 2009).

 

Lightman's 2 week residency will take place during September 2017.

 

The residency aims to create a place for groups to imagine possible interpretations of ordinary things, and to explore methods and materials.

 

The residency and workshops will create a piece of public art at The Gilfach Centre, St Harmon September 2017.

 

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'Personal Mapping' with artist Helen Ivory

 

Workshop Dates: 4, 5, 6 & 7 September 2017

 

A series of  workshops giving disabled artists a safe space to map a personal walking journey through Powys. The workshops will focus on gathering materials through group discussions and activities, to encourage them to keep journals or sketchbooks and produce a series of poems and word image collages.

 

The workshops will culminate in an Exhibition and Live Reading taking place on 6 September 2017.

 

Cost £3.50 per session.  Booking essential

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'Making your Mark' with artist Tessa Waite

 

Workshop Dates: 14, 21, 28 September.  5, 12, 19 October 2017 (10.30 - 12.00)

 

These workshops are aimed at people living with Dementia, mild memory loss and their carers.

 

A series of  workshops exploring print making techniques: mono-print, block print, linocut and sun-print.  No previous experience needed, just a willingness to experiment - use your prints to make a simple handmade book.

 

Cost £3.50 per session (carers free)  Booking essential

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'Alternative Realities' with artist Ira Lightman

 

Workshop Dates: 11, 12, 13 & 14 September 2017, 25, 26, 27 & 28 September 2017 (9.30 - 12.00)

 

These workshops are aimed at learning disabled adults and their support/carers.

 

The sessions will create a place for groups to imagine possible interpretations of ordinary things, and to explore methods and materials.

 

Using the workshop space at Centre Celf, and also offsite at The Gilfach Centre, the group will create a piece of public art to be unveiled at The Gilfach Centre, St Harmon September 2017.  Transport to Gilfach provided, but please let us know if you have your own transport...

 

Cost £3.50 per session.  Booking essential 

Evening Classes

Mapuche Weaving

Mapuche Weaving Classes with Artist Liz Beasley

 

Dates: 13, 20, 27 September, 4, 11, 18 October 2017 

 

Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm

 

Learn how to make beautiful woven textiles on a simple frame loom and how to improvise your own loom using inexpensive recycled or naturual materials.

 

Cost: £135 including materials

 

Please click HERE For more information 

Sponsored walk

Sponsored Walk 2017

 

Date: 9 & 10 September 2017

 

This year the intrepid Celf o Gwmpas Walkers walked the third stage of Offa's Dyke - from Kington to Brompton Crossroads...

We walked a total of 28.5 miles and have so far raised an amazing £719!!  

 

The Celf o Gwmpas Walkers are made up of Staff, Trustees, Volunteers, Artists and Friends.  If you would like to get involved, please contact kayte.phillips@celfogwmpas.org