17 - 20 August, 2017 | Venue Cymru, Llandudno

RawFfest - Youth Arts Festival

Programme

Programme

Over 100 performances, events and activities in the RawFfest 2017 programme

What is unique about RawFfest GŵylGrai is that it is programmed by young people. All the performances and exhibitions will be by young people (aged 14 – 25). The many masterclasses and workshops are led by experts, emerging artists and some by young people themselves. All this is included in your ticket.

Scroll down to see the full programme. Where the information gives a capacity number (for example the Silent Disco), you need to book in advance to be sure of your place. To do this, you first need to buy your festival ticket. You will then be given the password to the workshop booking system. See tickets for more information.
 

Thursday

Welcome to the Weird World of RawFfest

Location: Hall
Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017
Time: 4.00pm

Category: Other

An hour of awesome games, challenges and mysteries, at the end of which you’ll think you’ve known everyone all your life.

Thursday

Funky Bunting

Location: Creation Station / Orme Suite
Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017
Time: 5.00pm - 7:00pm

Led by: Menai Rowlands and Placemakers / Menai Rowlands a’r Cynefinwyr
Category: Craft, Visual Art

This is hands-on bunting making workshop gets you in the festival mood! Experiment with a variety of media, from paper marbling to collage.

Thursday

Sleepy Tepee

Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017
Time: 5.00pm

Led by: Conwy Youth Services / Gwasanaeth Ieuenctid Cymru
Category: Other

Partner:
Gwasanaethau Ieuenctid Conwy

Need a moment to chill-out? Enjoy our tepee with soft lighting, comfy cushions, and craft activities. Or simply have a chill and a chat with Conwy Youth Services.

Thursday

Making our Mark

Location: TBC
Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Led by: Criw Celf North Powys / Gogledd Powys
Category: Visual Art

Showcasing the artwork of Criw Celf North Powys, this exhibition features an atmospheric installation of collaborative drawings made with make-shift tools. The make-shift tools and a video of the creation process will also be on display.

Thursday

Exhibition: Criw Celf Denbighshire

Location: TBC
Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Led by: Criw Celf Denbighshire / Sir Ddinbych
Category: Visual Art

An exhibition of eclectic artwork made by Criw Celf Denbighshire, from photography to metal sculpture.

Thursday

Ten Minutes Longer

Location: Studio Theatre
Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Led by: Volcano Youth Company / Cwmni Ieuenctid Volcano
Category: Drama / Theatre, Dance

Ten Minutes Longer is a Volcano Youth Company production choreographed by Catherine Bennett and devised by the youth company members. The piece is inspired by the performers’ experience of the impact of digitalisation on their lives. A central concern of ours in rehearsal has been the speeding up of our lives as a consequence of technology. What do we do in the face of this acceleration? Can we keep up or should we slow down?This performance (like Volcano more generally) takes inspiration from contemporary events, playful improvisation and energetic, generous movement

Thursday

Silent Disco

Location: Orme Suite
Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017
Time: 8.30pm

Capacity: 60
Category: Dance, Music

Your own headset, a choice of channels. So half the room could be rocking and the other half rapping. A high energy way to lose yourself in music (particularly recommended if you've just had A level results).

Friday

Look After Your Mates Design Competition

Location: By the Sleepy Tepee
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 5.00pm

Led by: Gemma Lyon and Sarah Barnett
Category: Visual Art

Partner:
Cyfle Barnardo's Cymru

‘You won’t know your drink’s been spiked until it’s too late.’ Barnardo’s Cymru need your help to design a new leaflet to help keep you and your mates safe. Your design will be uploaded to Instagram and Facebook. The best design will win an Amazon £10 voucher and the kudos. Free spikey with every completed design.

Friday

Bloggology - The Beginner's Guide to Blogging

Location: Narnia - Room 6
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Led by: Sophie McKeand
Capacity: 12
Category: Literature & spoken word

Are you burning to tell the world what you think, but can’t quite find the words? This masterclass will show you how easy it is to set up a blog. Sophie will help you craft words that have impact. And tell you the tricks of the trade to build up a following. Young People’s Laureate Wales, Sophie McKeand is in the forefront of using social media to reach a new audience for poetry.

Friday

Opera - but not as you know it

Location: Level 1; Room 4
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11am – 12.30pm, 1 – 2.30pm, 3 – 4.30pm, 5 – 6pm

Led by: Operasonic
Capacity: 12
Category: Music

Back by popular demand! Begin the reinvention of opera by working with a composer and two opera singers. This workshop will focus on what you want to hear and how you want to make it. Don’t think it’s for you? Operasonic was the surprise hit of the 2016 festival. Go on. We dare you to give it a try.

Friday

Crafty Party

Location: By the tepee
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 6pm

Led by: Conwy Youth Services / Gwasanaeth Ieuenctid Cymru
Capacity: 12
Category: Craft

Partner:
Gwasanaethau Ieuenctid Conwy

Drop-in workshops running all day. Activities include getting glammed-up with festival glitter face-art and making your own footless sandals.

Friday

Sleepy Tepee

Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am

Led by: Conwy Youth Services / Gwasanaeth Ieuenctid Cymru
Category: Other

Partner:
Gwasanaethau Ieuenctid Conwy

Need a moment to chill-out? Enjoy our tepee with soft lighting, comfy cushions, and craft activities. Or simply have a chill and a chat with Conwy Youth Services

Friday

The cutting edge of devised theatre

Location: Crafnant
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm (Welsh language), 1.00pm - 2.30pm (bilingual)

Led by: Gwennan Mair Jones
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
Theatr Clwyd

This workshop gives you the chance to work with Gwennan, recently appointed as Theatr Clwyd’s Director of Creative Engagement. She is well-known across Wales for her inspiring and risk-taking work. Gwennan specialises in devising new work exploring current issues. Sometimes the starting point will be images; sometimes it’s the space. “Everyone’s a director. Everyone plays a role.”

Friday

Lights, camera, action (1)

Location: Conwy
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am

Led by: Arron, Chris, Emmy, Jamey, Tara
Capacity: 8
Category: Media

This two-part crash-course in film techniques is ideal for young people new to film. Learn the parts of the camera, how to storyboard, and the 5 Fs of filmmaking. By the end of this session you will have shot plenty of footage, ready for editing. [The 5 Fs: f-stops, focal length, framing, focus, filters]

Friday

Radio Platfform@RawFfest

Location: Room 3, First Floor
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11am – 1pm, 2 – 4pm, 4.30 – 6.30pm

Led by: Creative Learning Team, Wales Millennium Centre / Y Tîm Dysgu Creadigol, Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru
Capacity: 8
Category: Media

For the first time, Radio Platfform, Wales Millennium Centre’s youth-led radio station, is coming to North Wales. In the first hour of this workshop you’ll learn how to use the equipment; in the second hour you will record your own radio show with music, news, opinions, politics and more. No previous experience necessary.

Friday

Fairground

Location: Orme Suite
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11am

Led by: ArtWorks Team and Penygraig Youth Theatre / Tîm ArtWorks a Theatr Ieuenctid Penygraig
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
Valleys Kids

Roll up, roll up! Come and join the Penygraig Youth Theatre for their interactive workshop inspired by their groundbreaking performance at Tate Modern, in the centre of London. Encounter Chav Rat, Balloon Man and other intriguing characters. In a quirky and thought provoking way we will explore issues of class, homelessness and poverty that shape young people's lives. Forget the candyfloss - you are in for an interesting ride!

Friday

Painting 101: Paint Using Image, Light, Sound and Word

Location: TBC
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Led by: Peter Slania
Capacity: 8
Category: Visual Art

A chance to experiment with what defines a painting, especially when paint is removed from the equation. Perfect opportunity for anyone to test and challenge their creativity, with no skill in paint or drawing required.

Friday

Mini Hovercraft Making

Location: Creation Station / Orme Suite
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Led by: Amelia Stars MajorTim.Space
Category: Craft, Visual Art

In this science experiment, you will make your own mini hovercraft using a CD and a balloon. Come and learn about Friction and experience just how enjoyable combining Art and STEM is.

Friday

NYTW-experience: Physical Theatre and Movement

Location: St David's Room
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am

Led by: Jess Williams
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about physical theatre/movement - using dance and movement to physicalise an idea, tell a story and just MOVE.

Friday

NYTW-experience: Audition Tips and Techniques

Location: Rhuddlan Room
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11am

Led by: Richard Elis
Capacity: 12
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about audition techniques and tips – help with future career paths and opportunities.

Friday

Quirky Crowns

Location: Creation Station / Orme Suite
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Led by: Gweni Llwyd and the Placemakers / a'r Cynefinwyr
Category: Craft, Visual Art

Create your very own festival crown or headdress using flowers, feathers and textiles. You'll be sure to look festival ready!

Friday

Exhibition: Criw Celf Denbighshire

Location: TBC
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Led by: Criw Celf Denbighshire / Sir Ddinbych
Category: Visual Art

An exhibition of eclectic artwork made by Criw Celf Denbighshire, from photography to metal sculpture.

Friday

Making our Mark

Location: TBC
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Led by: Criw Celf North Powys / Gogledd Powys
Category: Visual Art

Showcasing the artwork of Criw Celf North Powys, this exhibition features an atmospheric installation of collaborative drawings made with make-shift tools. The make-shift tools and a video of the creation process will also be on display.

Friday

Punk Poetry

Location: Narnia: Room 6
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 1.00 - 2.30pm

Led by: Sophie McKeand
Capacity: 12
Category: Literature & spoken word

Come to our special Narnia room for a different way to write poetry. Take a pile of newspapers, some sharp scissors and a pot of glue. Soon you’ll be spotting connections, making people laugh, and coming up with powerful images. Use your phone to photograph them and spread your message. Or leave low-tech zines around the festival.

Friday

Stones and the Sea

Location: Promenade
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm, 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Led by: Tim Pugh
Capacity: 12
Category: Visual Art

Partner:
Denbighshire County Council

Using pebbles and stones found on the beach, join inspirational environmental artist Tim Pugh to make a beautiful sculpture. You’ll never look at the beach in quite the same way again.

Friday

Live music and lunch

Location: Orme Suite
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 1pm - 2pm

Category: Music

Partner:
Ty Cerdd

A lunchtime line up of live music from up ‘n’ coming talent. Today we’re loud, upbeat and raring to go. Our fabulous line up includes North Wales-based trio Gogs.

Friday

Lights, Camera, Action 2

Location: Conwy Room
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 1.00pm

Led by: Arron, Chris, Emmy, Jamie, Tara
Capacity: 8
Category: Media

In the second part of our film crash-course, you will take the footage shot this morning and edit it together with music. Your unique film will be launched worldwide on the RawFfest YouTube channel.

Friday

Essential Song-Writing Skills

Location: Alwen
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Led by: Sera Owen
Capacity: 12
Category: Music

Partner:
Tŷ Cerdd

All the biggest names in music at the moment seem to be singer-songwriters. Come and learn the essential skills needed to write a captivating song. Sera is a cross-genre artist who ranges from Americana to folk to rock. She has performed her own songs at some of UK’s top festivals including opening for Elton John at Henley Festival and Festival No.6.

Friday

NYTW-experience: Finding a Character

Location: Hall
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 2.00pm

Led by: Tonya Smith
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about finding a character – or 'how not to be yourself'

Friday

NYTW-experience: Voice-work and Singing

Location: Rhuddlan Room
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 2.00pm

Led by: Aled Pedrick
Capacity: 12
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about voice and singing – working the voice and vocal chords; speaking and singing with NYTW

Friday

Mess it up!

Location: Crafnant
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 3.00 - 4.30pm, 5.00 - 6.30pm

Led by: Mess Up The Mess
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Be awkward and brave through improv and play! An interactive theatre workshop led by Mess Up The Mess’ Youth Arts worker.

Friday

Truth or Dare

Location: Narnia
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 3.00pm

Led by: Jake Evans
Capacity: 12
Category: Literature & spoken word

Tall tales, urban myths, truths, lies and riddles: learn the lost art of how to weave a tale and captivate your audience. Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, the power of the story can stay with you for days. You’ll have the opportunity to test your new skills in a pop-up story circle at 6pm.This workshop is run by Jake Evans, Young Storyteller of the Year, 2014.

Friday

The Printing Revolution and launch of POWER // LINES

Location: Orme Suite
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 3pm - 4.30pm

Led by: Sophie McKeand, Simone Greenwood from/gan Burst
Capacity: 12
Category: Literature & spoken word

Partner:
Burst, Full Circle Education and Literature Wales

It’s never been easier to publish your own writing or produce a magazine. But what are the pitfalls? What digital technology should you use? And how do you get an audience to read what you’ve written?This workshop will culminate in the North Wales launch of Power Lines, a new project to collect and publish poetry by 14 – 25 year olds. Edited by Sophie McKeand and a team of young people, this is your chance to join the (publishing) revolution.

Friday

Mysteries of the Music Industry

Location: Lecture Theatre
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Led by: CEG
Capacity: 40
Category: Music

Partner:
Tŷ Cerdd

Do I need an agent? How do I avoid getting ripped off? What makes a killer demo? How do I get my music on the radio? How do I get a record deal? This is your chance to grill people in the industry.

Friday

Beatbox and rap masterclass with Mr Phormula

Location: Hall
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Led by: Mr Phormula
Capacity: 20
Category: Music, Literature & spoken word

Mr Phormula has an international recognition as a leading beatboxer, rapper and producer. Learn how to make drum beats, rhythm and musical sounds using just your mouth. Perform powerful raps that make people sit up and listen. Participants only need an open mind and open mouth to take part.

Friday

Poetry Surgery

Location: Narnia: Room 6
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 5.00pm

Led by: Sophie McKeand
Capacity: One to one
Category: Literature & spoken word

Already writing poetry and want an expert eye? Want to take it to the next level? Book in for a 10 minute one-to-one with Wales’s Young People’s Poet Laureate. Sophie won the Out Spoken Innovation in Poetry Award in 2015 and has worked with young people across the country.

Friday

NYTW-experience: Devising and Improvisation

Location: Hall
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 5.00pm

Led by: Jain Boon
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about devising and improvisation – ideas for making theatre.

Friday

NYTW-experience: Working with a Script

Location: Rhuddlan Room
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 5.00pm

Led by: Tonya Smith
Capacity: 12
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about working with a script – bringing words on a page to life

Friday

The Experiment

Location: Secret location in Llandudno
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: Early evening

Led by: Theatr Clwyd Youth Theatre / Theatr Clwyd Theatr Ieuenctid
Category: Drama / Theatre

This show is the outcome of a two week experiment with young people. It responds to the needs and concerns of young people today. It gives expression to space and time. Come and see what the next generation of theatre-makers are creating. Presented in Welsh and English.

Friday

#GenerationUpdate

Location: Studio
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Category: Drama / Theatre

Join the Torch Youth Theatre as they explore the pros and cons of living in a modern society. Snapchat, hashtags and cyber space affect us all, but how do we deal with this ever-changing virtual world and what are the dangers? How can we help each other, and most importantly how can we be kind?

Friday

Opera - but not as you know it

Location: Studio Theatre
Date: Friday 18th August, 2017
Time: 7.00pm

Led by: Operasonic
Category: Music

Prepare to be amazed by the results of today’s Operasonic workshops. Your music. Your words. Their incredible voices.

Saturday

NewsFfest

Location: Sea View Mezzanine
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: All day

Led by: RawFfest News Team / Tîm Newyddion GŵylGrai
Category: Media

Broadcast on social media with live updates throughout the day, we bring you outrageous opinions, riveting reviews, wacky weather reports and the whole RawFfest experience.

Saturday

Poetry Revolution

Location: Narnia: Room 6
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Led by: Sophie McKeand
Capacity: 12
Category: Literature & spoken word

Poetry: no longer a quiet, private activity. It’s loud, opinionated and relevant. The personal made public. Join the poetry revolution by learning how to perform your work in front of a crowd. This evening you’ll have a chance to try it out at the RawFfest Poetry Slam.

Saturday

Crafty Party

Location: Near the tepee
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Led by: Conwy Youth Services
Capacity: 12
Category: Craft

Partner:
Conwy Youth Services / Gwasanaethau Ieuenctid Conwy

Drop-in workshops running all day. Activities include getting glammed-up with festival glitter face-art and making your own footless sandals.

Saturday

Sleepy Tepee

Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 10pm

Led by: Conwy Youth Services / Gwasanaeth Ieuenctid Conwy
Category: Other

Partner:
Gwasanaethau Ieuenctid Conwy

Need a moment to chill-out? Enjoy our tepee with soft lighting, comfy cushions, and craft activities. Or simply have a chill and a chat with Conwy Youth Services

Saturday

The Hidden Language of the Body

Location: St David’s Room
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 2.30pm

Led by: Dawns I Bawb
Capacity: 15
Category: Dance

Partner:
ACW

An introduction to contemporary dance and movement from Angharad Price Jones of Dawns I Bawb. The session aims to inspire creativity through which participants can develop their own movement ideas using contemporary techniques. Suitable for any age from 14 years plus. No previous dance experience necessary.

Saturday

Throwing Some Shade: Don’t leave the performers in the dark!

Location: Rooms 5 & 6
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Led by: Mess up the Mess
Capacity: 6
Category: Drama / Theatre

Theatre would be nothing without people behind the scenes to bring it alive. Mess Up The Mess Tech Volunteers will lead you into the light with a hands-on theatre lighting workshop.

Saturday

Radio Platfform@RawFfest

Location: Room 3, First Floor
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Led by: Creative Learning Team, Wales Millennium Centre / Y Tîm Dysgu Creadigol, Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru
Capacity: 8
Category: Media

For the first time, Radio Platfform, Wales Millennium Centre’s youth-led radio station, is coming to North Wales. In the first hour of this workshop you’ll learn how to use the equipment; in the second hour you will record your own radio show with music, news, opinions, politics and more. No previous experience necessary.

Saturday

Look After Your Mates Design Competition

Location: By the Sleepy Tepee
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 5.00pm

Led by: Gemma Lyon and Sarah Barnett
Category: Visual Art

Partner:
Cyfle Barnardo's Cymru

‘You won’t know your drink’s been spiked until it’s too late.’ Barnardo’s Cymru need your help to design a new leaflet to help keep you and your mates safe. Your design will be uploaded to Instagram and Facebook. The best design will win an Amazon £10 voucher and the kudos. Free spikey with every completed design.

Saturday

Sticks and Stuff

Location: TBC
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Led by: Ella Louise Jones
Capacity: 8
Category: Visual Art

Join artist Ella Louise Jones to transform and abstract everyday objects. Using unconventional tools such as twigs and toothbrushes, you’ll create experimental ink drawings and surreal clay sculptures with interesting and unusual results!

Saturday

Paper Politics

Location: TBC
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Led by: Llŷr Alun Jones / Noddfa
Category: Visual Art

Communicate your thoughts, opinions and visions through printmaking with founder of creative community Noddfa, Llŷr Alun Jones. This workshop will focus on monoprinting, a method of creating unique, one off artworks, often with unpredictable and exciting outcomes. No previous print knowledge needed!

Saturday

Ink-redible

Location: Creation Station / Orme Suite
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Led by: Rhian Sullivan
Category: Visual Art

Create your very own RawFfest 2017 t-shirt or tote bag while learning the basics of screen printing with artist Rhian Sullivan.

Saturday

Mini Hovercraft Making

Location: Creation Station / Orme Suite
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Led by: Amelia Stars MajorTim.Space
Category: Craft, Visual Art

In this science experiment, you will make your own mini hovercraft using a CD and a balloon. Come and learn about Friction and experience just how enjoyable combining Art and STEM is.

Saturday

Fashion Upcycling

Location: Creation Station / Orme Suite
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Led by: Anya Sims
Category: Fashion

Bored of your own wardrobe? Re-vamp castaway clothing. Bring something with you, or use the clothing and material we supply. We hope lots of the garments made during this workshop will be on the catwalk for our Sunday Fashion Show.

Saturday

NYTW-experience: Devising and Improvisation

Location: Hall
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am

Led by: Jain Boon
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about devising and improvisation – ideas for making theatre. ·

Saturday

NYTW-experience: Working with a Script

Location: Rhuddlan Room
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11.00pm

Led by: Tonya Smith
Capacity: 12
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about working with a script – bringing words on a page to life

Saturday

Exhibition: Criw Celf Denbighshire

Location: TBC
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Led by: Criw Celf Denbighshire / Sir Ddinbych
Category: Visual Art

An exhibition of eclectic artwork made by Criw Celf Denbighshire, from photography to metal sculpture.

Saturday

Making our Mark

Location: TBC
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Led by: Criw Celf North Powys / Gogledd Powys
Category: Visual Art

Showcasing the artwork of Criw Celf North Powys, this exhibition features an atmospheric installation of collaborative drawings made with make-shift tools. The make-shift tools and a video of the creation process will also be on display.

Saturday

Message in a Bottle

Location: Promenade
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 1.00 - 2.30pm, 3.00 - 4.30pm

Led by: Tim Pugh
Capacity: 12
Category: Visual Art

Partner:
Denbighshire County Council / Cyngor Sir Ddinbych

Imagine your message, safely tucked into a bottle and carried across the ocean. What would you say? What message do you want to send to the world? This is the starting point for a new art installation that environmental artist Tim Pugh will make with you.

Saturday

Live music and lunch

Location: Orme Suite
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 1pm - 2pm

Category: Music

Partner:
Ty Cerdd

A lunchtime line up of live music from up ‘n’ coming talent. Today we’re all acoustic, laid back and bluesy. Our fabulous line up includes singer songwriter Kiani Marie.

Saturday

The personal made public

Location: Narnia (Room 5)
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 1pm - 2.30pm

Led by: Natasha Borton
Capacity: 12
Category: Literature & spoken word

Reclaim your own unique, personal experiences by transforming them into powerful poetry. Natasha is passionate about poetry’s ability to empower young people and change our views. These personal poems can then become public at tonight’s Poetry Slam. Natasha will help you build the confidence to speak in front of a crowd of people.

Saturday

NYTW-experience: Physical Theatre and Movement

Location: Hall
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 2.00pm

Led by: Jess Williams
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about physical theatre/movement - using dance and movement to physicalise an idea, tell a story and just MOVE.

Saturday

NYTW-experience: Voice-work and Singing

Location: Rhuddlan Room
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 2.00pm

Led by: Aled Petrick
Capacity: 12
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about voice and singing – working the voice and vocal chords; speaking and singing with NYTW.

Saturday

Punk Poetry

Location: Narnia: Room 6
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 3.00 - 4.30pm

Led by: Sophie McKeand
Category: Literature & spoken word

Come to our special Narnia room for a different way to write poetry. Take a pile of newspapers, some sharp scissors and a pot of glue. Soon you’ll be spotting connections, making people laugh, and coming up with powerful images. Use your phone to photograph them and spread your message. Or leave low-tech zines around the festival.

Saturday

Basics of Circus Acrobatics and Physical Theatre

Location: St David’s Room
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 3.00 - 4.30pm

Led by: Rowen Kimpton
Capacity: 14
Category: Drama / Theatre, Circus

An opportunity to learn how to combine physical theatre and circus acrobatics to create incredibly fun and entertaining theatre. Starting with the basic building blocks of acrobatics, in just 90 minutes you can be part of a short performance piece of pop-up theatre. A youth-led workshop suitable for all ages and all levels of experience.

Saturday

Wanna Play?

Location: Rooms 5 & 6
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Led by: Rhydyfelin Youth Theatre - Theatr Ieuenctid Rhydyfelin
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
Valleys Kids

We’ve had horror films in 2-D and 3-D. For the first time, Rhydyfelin Youth Theatre bring you the 4-D sensory experience. Be prepared for surprises. Only for people with strong nerves.

Saturday

Mysteries of the Music Industry

Location: Lecture Theatre
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Led by: CEG
Category: Music

Partner:
Tŷ Cerdd

Do I need an agent? How do I avoid getting ripped off? What makes a killer demo? How do I get my music on the radio? How do I get a record deal? This is your chance to grill people in the industry.

Saturday

The Poetry Pop Video

Location: Narnia (Room 5)
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 5pm - 6.30pm

Led by: Natasha Borton
Capacity: 12
Category: Literature & spoken word

Young poets are using YouTube and Vimeo to reach a new audience. Beautiful, inspiring poetry videos are now easy to make. In this workshop, Natasha will help you write your own poem, record it on your smart phone and edit it to be uploaded to the web.

Saturday

Sbectol Haul

Location: Llandudno Promenade
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 5pm (hyd 40 munud / about 40 mins)

Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
Frân Wen

Part theatre, part carnival, all excitement. Devised by thirty young people and showing Frân Wen’s trademark imagination and creativity, this brand new open-air show will take Llandudno by storm. This production is in Welsh but is accessible to all audiences.

Saturday

NYTW-experience: Finding a Character

Location: Hall
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 5.00pm

Led by: Tonya Smith
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about finding a character – or 'how not to be yourself'.

Saturday

NYTW-experience: Audition Tips and Techniques

Location: Rhuddlan Room
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 5.00pm

Led by: Richard Elis
Capacity: 12
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about audition techniques and tips – help with future career paths and opportunities.

Saturday

Mini Gwerin Gwallgo young folk

Location: Deganwy, Conwy, Harlech
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 5.00pm

Led by: Trac & Patrick Rimes (Calan)
Capacity: 45
Category: Music

A taste of the highly successful Gwerin Gwallgo run by Trac each February. Dip your toe into clog-dancing, try a traditional instrument, learn a traditional song and harmonies. All three will run at once so you can try a bit of each.

Saturday

Poetry Slam

Location: Orme Suite
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Led by: Sophie McKeand & Natasha Borton
Category: Literature & spoken word

Competitive live poetry. 3 words you wouldn’t usually see together. But it makes for a super-charged event. Up to 10 poets can sign up to compete in 2 rounds of spoken verse, duelling with words until one emerges the winner.

Saturday

Living Legends: a storytelling showcase

Location: Sea View, 1st Floor
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Led by: National Organisation of Young Storytellers / Corff Cenedlaethol Storïwyr Ifainc
Capacity: 30
Category: Literature & spoken word

To celebrate Wales’ Year of Legends, the National Organisation of Young Storytellers brings you a special event. Overlooking the beautiful Llandudno Bay, let these stories take you back to a different age - and find out how legends are being reborn in Wales today.

Saturday

Folk Jam

Location: Orme Suite
Date: Saturday 19th August, 2017
Time: 9.00pm

Led by: Band Mawr & Trac
Category: Music

The brightest and best of young folk musicians gather for a folk jam, bringing together traditional and contemporary sounds.

Sunday

Fashion Show: I Design Dreams

Location: Orme Suite / Promenade
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Category: Fashion

"I don't design clothes. I design dreams" said Ralph Lauren. This fashion show demonstrates what young people are dreaming about now. It will include garments made during the festival.

Sunday

The Rubbish Music Workshop

Location: Workshop 4
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Led by: Emma Louis
Capacity: 15
Category: Music

Drainpipes, parts of a defunct radiator, old pringles tubes. They can all be used to make music. Sonic artist Emma Louis will help you make instruments, show you how a graphic score works. We’ll start by recreating Delia Derbyshire’s Doctor Who theme tune. Then move on to original pieces for a pop-up performance.

Sunday

Communication, charisma and chemistry

Location: Workshop 2, first floor
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Led by: Techniquest Glyndŵr
Capacity: 20
Category: Other

This is a fun, hands on workshop. First you’ll watch with awe, then you’ll work out how to communicate science experiments to an audience. Finally as a team present a pop-up performance. Discover your inner science professor. Workshop delivered in Welsh and English.

Sunday

Tinted Windows

Location: St David’s Room
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Led by: Rhydyfelin Youth Theatre / Theatr Ieuenctid Rhydyfelin
Capacity: 10 (in each 30 minute slot)
Category: Drama / Theatre

What’s happening to all that information you post about yourself? Is it showing the real you? Find out through this 4-dimensional experience which includes film, puppetry and a Big Brother booth.

Sunday

You Talkin’ to Me?

Location: Film Room
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am

Led by: RawFfest Film Council / Cyngor Ffilmiau GŵylGrai
Capacity: 50
Category: Film

This year… just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…the RawFfest Film Council present…an hour of the best films ever made by young people.

Sunday

NYTW-experience: Audition Tips and Techniques

Location: Hall
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 11.00am

Led by: Richard Elis
Capacity: 20
Category: Drama / Theatre

Partner:
National Youth Theatre of Wales

Bite-size opportunities to work with National Youth Theatre of Wales – the NYTW-experience in a nut-shell! Whether you have applied to join NYTW in the past or you're thinking of applying in the future, these workshops will give you a taste of what we're about and what to expect during future NYTW courses and residencies! If you're serious about drama, you should seriously join us! This workshop is about audition techniques and tips – help with future career paths and opportunities.

Sunday

Exhibition: Criw Celf Denbighshire

Location: TBC
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Led by: Criw Celf Denbighshire / Sir Ddinbych
Category: Visual Art

An exhibition of eclectic artwork made by Criw Celf Denbighshire, from photography to metal sculpture.

Sunday

Making our Mark

Location: TBC
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Led by: Criw Celf North Powys / Gogledd Powys
Category: Visual Art

Showcasing the artwork of Criw Celf North Powys, this exhibition features an atmospheric installation of collaborative drawings made with make-shift tools. The make-shift tools and a video of the creation process will also be on display.

Sunday

The Jungle: film with live performance

Location: Hall: Studio
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 12 noon

Led by: Dawns I Bawb
Category: Dance

Partner:
ACW

The Jungle is an exploration of the refugee experience and the journeys encountered whilst fleeting one’s homeland. The film was shot on West Shore in Llandudno and the accompanying duet is performed by Angharad Jones Young and Elin Haf Morris

Sunday

Twmpath

Location: Orme Suite
Date: Sunday 20th August, 2017
Time: 2.00pm

Led by: Band Mawr & Trac
Category: Music

A high-energy climax to our festival. Try to keep up with a swirling mass of dancers and a live band made up of young players. A caller will try to bring some semblance of order.