National Youth Arts Wales

Latest News / October 2014

A Networking Day for Arts Professionals Who Work with Young People

When: Saturday 18 October 2014 (11am – 3pm)
Where: Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Cost: *FREE*

The day will comprise:
(i) practical skill-sharing led by a fellow-practitioner;
(ii) update on a national Youth Arts Festival for Wales;
(iii) discussion – formalising the Network;
(iv) YAN National Conference

Peri Wagstaff (Mess Up The Mess) will lead a practical, creative introduction to the day with bi-lingual delivery supported by Jên Angharad.
Please register your interest by emailing with Youth Arts Network in the subject-line, indicating your contact-details (email; telephone number; organisation).
We look forward to hearing from and working with you!

NYOW & BBCNOW In Halloween Spooktacular

Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Back by popular demand; our Halloween Spooktacular offers tricks and treats for all the family. This concert will feature NYOW members performing side by side with BBCNOW musicians.

Suggested age: 5 and over
When: 26 October 3.00pm
Where: St David's Hall, Cardiff (more)

Kerry Nicholls to lead National Youth Dance Wales

National Youth Dance Wales (NYDW) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kerry Nicholls as its next Artistic Director!

As NYDW Artistic Director, Kerry will steer the NYDW Step Up programme – a training initiative for young dancers (14 – 18 years), she will lead the NYDW 2015 auditions plus create a brand new work with NYDW 2015 and direct its performance-platforms in August 2015. (more)
(Photo by Pari Naderi)

Regional Strings workshops return this autumn

Workshops are open to any young string players between the ages of 11 and 18 and Grade 5 and above and will be held during the October Half Term in:
North Wales (28 & 29 October)
Carmarthen (30 & 31 October)
Cardiff (1 & 2 November).

Interested? The workshop will cost £40 and interested participants need to complete the online form and send their cheques in to NYAW, 245 Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2 YX by Monday 13th October.

U.Dance Cymru 2015

Following its success in 2014, U.Dance Cymru will be back in 2015 - watch this space for more information.

Kirsten McTernanNational Youth Theatre of Wales (NYTW) is looking for creative and enthusiastic young people who love theatre and performing, and are excited about learning new skills and working with new people!


● 14 – 21 years old
● passionate & curious about Theatre and Performing Arts
● keen to work with world-class theatre professionals
● already involved in drama (performing or backstage)
Yes? Then join our mailing list here for more information on auditions, workshops and performances

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