25 - 28 April 2019 | Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

RawFfest - Youth Arts Festival

Programme

Programme

2019 Programme

RawFfest 2019 has finished! 

The programme of events listed here is to give you a flavour of what you can expect from future RawFfest's. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for information on upcoming festivals. 


Thursday

Cwmbran Signing Choir

Location: Glanfa Stage
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: 17.30

Category: Music

Partner:
Tŷ Cerdd Youth Music Fund

We are delighted to kick off our festival with the Cwmbran Signing Choir, made up of Deaf and hearing impaired young people.

Thursday

Pulse: Youth Dance Showcase

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: 18:00 - 19:00pm

Led by: N/A
Capacity: N/A
Category: Dance, Wellbeing

Partner:
Capital Apartments

We are delighted to kick off our festival with a high-energy gala of some of the best youth dance companies in Wales today.The lineup includes the dynamic Afon Youth Dance Company’s latest contemporary dance piece; disabled dance group Local Motion Dance Company from Motion Control Dance challenging perceptions with a piece based around the reasons and emotions of Bullying; Fusions Elite presenting their hard-hitting ‘Keyboard Warriors’ on the theme of cyberbullying; and Shelley Norton Stage School lifting the spirit with a showcase of musical theatre numbers.

Thursday

Exhibition: Hwb Bwb

Location: Glanfa
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: All day

Led by: Menai Rowalnds a Hwb Bwb
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
CWVYS

An ambitious installation exploring mental health and wellbeing. Created by young artists aged 14-25 from North Wales.

Thursday

Exhibition: Young, Migrant and Welsh

Location: TBC
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: All day

Led by: Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

An exhibition of videos, photography and painting exploring identity, heritage and what it really means to be Young, Migrant and Welsh. There will also be photomarathon challenge for you to add your own identity to the project, by constructing and taking a photo.

Thursday

Exhibition: CODI

Location: Glanfa First Floor Balcony
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: Trwy'r ŵyl / All weekend

Led by: Tom Arnold, Morgan Dowdall, Miriam Hughes, Marek Liska, Gwenllian Llwyd, Luke Mills, Kristina Nabazaite, Karl Nurse, Maria Paraschidou, Abi Preece, Luke Roberts, Sion Teifi
Capacity: -
Category: Photography, Film, TV and Radio, Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

RawFfest is pleased to present CODI, an exhibition of work by 12 early career, Wales based artists, showcasing painting, photography, print, sculpture, moving image and sound. CODI: North Wales: /ˈkɔdɪ/ // South Wales: /ˈkoːdi/, /ˈkɔdi/ // To rise, to grow, to raise, to build.

Thursday

Radio Platfform

Location: Radio Platfform Studio
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: 20.00 - 22.00

Led by: Radio Platfform
Category: Film, TV and Radio

Partner:
Part of a pilot project funded by Anthem. Cronfa Gerdd Cymru Music Fund Wales

Radio Platfform will be running live throughout the festival. There’ll be playlists featuring our performers, interviews with special guests, and reporting of latest news. Drop in any time to see how a radio station runs.

Thursday

Silent Disco

Location: Radio Platfform
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: 20.30 - 22.00

Capacity: 40
Category: Dance, Music

Partner:
Capital Apartments

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.

Thursday

Circus Mundi

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: 20:30 - 21:30

Led by: NoFit State Circus
Capacity: N/A
Category: Circus

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus, NoFit State bring together their most promising young circus talent to perform Circus Mundi. The show, inspired by extensive research into the circus heritage, is a celebration of circus icons, traditions and the communal spirt of the circus life.Expect to be dazzled by aerial artistry, acrobatics and juggling and so much more in the most ambitious Youth Circus performance to date! Originally commissioned by The Courtyard Hereford

Thursday

Entrée

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: 7.15pm - 7.45pm

Led by: Jose Pedro Fortuna
Category: Circus, Theatre

Partner:
Capital Apartments

He’s the Master of Ceremonies: tall, dark & handsome but what happens when the Master’s props have minds and bodies of their own? The show must go on!Entrée is a modern approach to the classical 20th century clown pieces that uses a multidisciplinary language, in order to convey the vulnerability of an eccentric character by acknowledging failure as the most significant and common element in human life.Through the usage of contemporary clown, juggling and surprising magic effects, Jose Pedro enthralls the audience on an unexpected, yet funny narrative. A clowning disaster must be around the corner!

Thursday

Open Mic

Location: Glanfa
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Time: 21:30 - 22:30

Led by: Rhwydwaith Hyrwyddwyr Ifainc
Category: Music

This slot is being curated by young people interested in a career in music. Expect an eclectic mix of acoustic, singer-songwriters, indie, Welsh language, retro, jazz and more.

Friday

Make Your Own Radio Demo

Location: Radio Platfform
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 11am - 12.30pm & 4pm - 5.30pm

Led by: Radio Platfform
Capacity: 8
Category: Music

Partner:
WMC

Want to work in radio? These workshops will introduce you to the skills needed. You’ll research something you’re interested in, be helped to write about it including writing interview questions. Then you’ll learn how to interview people and find music. Finally you’ll be helped to put this together as a package using the Myriad software and mixing desk. At the end you could have a short demo of your own radio show. No previous experience necessary.

Friday

Well Iawn Pop Up

Location: Glanfa
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 22:30

Led by: Mess up the Mess
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Shwd wyt ti? Inspired by the form of trees, this bright pop up installation invites you to join in creative wellbeing activities. Play a game of emoji patience and reflect on your mood, or try on a new smile with our Smile Consultant.

Friday

Exhibition: Hwb Bwb

Location: Glanfa
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 22:30

Led by: Menia Rowlands a Hwb Bwb
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
CWYVS

An ambitious installation exploring mental health and wellbeing. Created by young artists aged 14-25 from North Wales.

Friday

Exhibition: Young, Migrant and Welsh

Location: TBC
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: All day

Led by: Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

An exhibition of videos, photography and painting exploring identity, heritage and what it really means to be Young, Migrant and Welsh. There will also be photomarathon challenge for you to add your own identity to the project, by constructing and taking a photo.

Friday

Opera. But not as you know it.

Location: Japan Room
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 11:00 – 12:30; 13:30 – 15:00; 16:00 – 17:30

Led by: Operasonic
Capacity: 10
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 our first two festivals. Go on. We dare you to give it a try.

Friday

UGC +/-

Location: Preseli Room
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Led by: Amy Lewis and members of Narberth Youth Theatre
Capacity: 12
Category: Theatre, Wellbeing

An immersive improv session led by Amy Lewis and members of NYT. Is technology taking over and who really has control? Unpicking the impact of ‘user-generated content’ on us.

Friday

Radio Platfform

Location: Radio Platfform
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 22:00

Led by: Radio Platfform
Category: Film, TV and Radio

Partner:
Part of a pilot project funded by Anthem. Cronfa Gerdd Cymru Music Fund Wales

Radio Platfform will be running live throughout the festival. There’ll be playlists featuring our performers, interviews with special guests, and reporting of latest news. Drop in any time to see how a radio station runs.

Friday

Graffiti Mini Mural

Location: Llodys Enterprise Suite
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: Amelia Unity - Millimagic
Capacity: 10
Category: Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

Graffiti is a rapidly developing art form with lots of types and styles. In this workshop you'll try your hand at graffiti techniques, while learning bit of history and terminology, and create your very own mini graffiti mural. Paint and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials and this workshop will provide the perfect opportunity for you to experiment with them.

Friday

Exhibition: CODI

Location: Glanfa First Floor Balcony
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: Trwy'r ŵyl / All weekend

Led by: Tom Arnold, Morgan Dowdall, Miriam Hughes, Marek Liska, Gwenllian Llwyd, Luke Mills, Kristina Nabazaite, Karl Nurse, Maria Paraschidou, Abi Preece, Luke Roberts, Sion Teifi
Capacity: -
Category: Photography, Film, TV and Radio, Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

RawFfest is pleased to present CODI, an exhibition of work by 11 early career, Wales based artists, showcasing painting, photography, print, sculpture, moving image and sound. CODI: North Wales: /ˈkɔdɪ/ // South Wales: /ˈkoːdi/, /ˈkɔdi/ // To rise, to grow, to raise, to build.

Friday

Clay Garden

Location: Glanfa
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: Drop In 11:00 - 12:30

Led by: Marek Liska
Capacity: Drop In
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

Press, slap, stick, squish, pinch, prune, dig, plant, pollinate. Explore the wonderful vitality of clay and help it grow into unexpected forms!

Friday

Movie Making – in a day

Location: David Morgan Room
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: It’s My Shout
Capacity: 15
Category: Film, TV and Radio

It’s My Shout will be running two workshops where you’ll learn the basics of film making – in just 3 hours! You’ll be able to have fun with the green-screen, operate a camera, get your hands-on sound recording equipment, lighting and work with Costumes & Hair & Make-up. At the end of the sessions you will have contributed to your own mini-film.It’s My Shout specialise in finding and developing new talent for the film industry. Their award-winning films have been shown all over the world and they have 4 BAFTA Cymru Awards. Each year they produce short films for their partners BBC and S4C.This workshop is aimed at people with little or no experience of film making. You need to attend both sessions to get the full experience. LIMITED PLACES.Age range: 14 – 18 years

Friday

Becoming an Influencer: the art of reviewing

Location: Sony Room
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 11am – 12.30pm

Led by: Gary Raymond Wales Arts Review
Capacity: N/A
Category: Literature & spoken word

Partner:
Supported by Capital Apartments

Whose opinion do you trust and why? What is reviewing? What if YOU became the reviewer people listened to?This is a masterclass on how to write and talk about film, books, theatre and pictures. Learn the 10 Rules for Reviewing. “It’s not just about young people consuming art. It’s what we THINK about it. And then how we SHARE what we think.”Gary Raymond is co-founder of Wales Arts Review, Wales’s premier hub for critical thinking on arts and culture. He is also the presenter of The Review Show on BBC Radio Wales and has had two novels published.

Friday

Inclusive Dance Workshop

Location: Preseli Room
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 12pm - 12:30pm

Led by: Samantha Griffiths / Motion Control Dance
Capacity: 15-20 parents/carers are more than welcome to join in
Category: Dance

Partner:
Capital Apartments

Motion Control bring you this taster workshop of creative dance introducing you to their fun approach which gets able-bodied and non-able-bodied dancing together. Everyone can dance and perform!Local Motion Dance Company has been running since 2008. They meet once a week at Motion Control’s Studio at The Hub in Barry. They have performed at various local venues but also at the South Bank in London. They got through to the semi-finals of the Welsh Factor and most recently some of the dancers competed at Encore dance weekend in Brean Sands, making them the first special needs group to ever compete at this event.

Friday

FunD’Mental’

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Led by: Spectacle Youth Theatre
Category: Theatre, Wellbeing

Everyone has a story; a past, the present and a future. All of which can be changed. Or can they?A group of extraordinary young people share their stories of growing up in an age that asks so much of them. Laugh out loud, it's okay to be mental! It's just a word! (Is it?) Come and join us. The 40 minute performance will be followed by a discussion with the cast.

Friday

Getting You Out There

Location: The Library (Sony Room)
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: Jannat Ahmed
Capacity: 12
Category: Literature & spoken word

Have you been heart-broken by social media? Do you doubt your abilities? Well don’t. Jannat is here to show you how to be the best version of you that you can be.Social media, blogging, podcasts, print, websites. Jannat Ahmed has worked her way through all these in her quest to get people’s voices heard. For 90 minutes she will help you to avoid the pitfalls and learn the secrets.A self-publishing guide to making your dreams come true.

Friday

Hip hop and Locking

Location: Preseli Room
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 13.30 - 15.00

Led by: Darnell Hawkings of Jukebox Collective
Capacity: 15
Category: Dance

Led by Darnell Hawkings, this up beat workshop will take you through the hip hop library and current dance trends. Expect vibes. Jukebox Collective is a social enterprise and creative hub for dance in Wales. Focused on developing opportunities in the creative industries and producing inspiring performance work through our two strands: participate and creative.

Friday

RAWSOME Diffusion Tour

Location: Glanfa / WMC / Senedd
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: Diffusion
Capacity: 15
Category: Photography, Visual Art

Rawffest and Diffusion are collaborating to host a tour of Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd Diffusion exhibition spaces. Diffusion is Cardiff’s international festival of photography. Taking over 8 sites in South Wales and exhibiting and collaborating with over 30 artists. Join us on this free live guided tour and explore two of the sites and encounter the exhibitions. Live guides will start the tour at 1.30 in the Glanfa area and finish at 3pm. Please don’t be late and bring appropriate clothing to walk between the site. Please note security procedures are set up to enter the Senedd. Tours will be available in Welsh and English. Please indicate your preferred language when booking. See you there!

Friday

Make your own Aluminum Bowl

Location: Glanfa
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: Dan Jones
Capacity: Drop In
Category: Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

Try your hand at metal work and learn the basics of working with aluminium by creating your very own bowl with young blacksmith and artist Dan Jones.

Friday

Around the World in Stories

Location: Radio Platfform
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 2pm – 3pm

Led by: Jake Evans
Capacity: 30
Category: Literature & spoken word, Wellbeing

Partner:
Supported by Capital Apartments

Traditional storytelling is the most ancient of all art forms and yet we undervalue it massively. We all tell stories every day, and anyone who says they don’t like listening to a good yarn is lying!Join professional storyteller Jake Evans as he shares thought-provoking myths, legends and true stories from around the world and let your imaginations run wild...

Friday

Unplugged

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 15:00 - 15:30

Led by: Narberth Youth Theatre
Capacity: N/A
Category: Theatre, Wellbeing

Ping... ding... buzz ping ding… sorry did you say something... oh yeah, I was on my phone. I didn’t hear you.Nobody stops to talk anymore. I only respond to noises not words.Unplugged... what if you just switched it off? A new play exploring life without technology and the pressures of social media. Join us on our a journey as we attempt to find out...

Friday

Sonic Art

Location: Lloyds Enterprise Suite
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Led by: Heledd C.Evans
Capacity: 8
Category: Music, Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
Ty Cerdd Youth Music Fund

How often do you listen to the space around you? It’s so easy to put headphones on and tune out, but sometimes you can learn a lot about a seemingly soundless space by tuning in. During this workshop there will listening and drawing exercises focusing on what we can hear when we truly listen, followed by the opportunity to respond to these sounds and ‘play’ the building as an instrument using sculpture.

Friday

Truth or Dare

Location: The Library (Sony)
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Led by: Jake Evans
Capacity: 10
Category: Literature & spoken word

Partner:
Supported by Capital Apartments

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. This workshop is run by Jake Evans, Young Storyteller of the Year, 2014.

Friday

Keyboard Warriors: The Workshop

Location: Preseli Room
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 16.00 - 17.30

Led by: Hayley Feehan and Fusions Elite
Capacity: 25
Category: Dance

Partner:
Supported by Capital Apartments

Fusions Elite is a youth dance company based in Cardiff and have performed throughout the UK, most recently at The Place in London. We have a passion for dance and like to explore and express issues affecting young people today. This dance workshop develops the themes which are part of the showcase which opens the Festival.Most of our company have experienced cyber bullying in some way. Young people face the mental and emotional pain caused by anonymous trolls. This workshop opens the door to the choreographic processes we use when creating a new issues-based piece.

Friday

Handmade Fashion

Location: David Morgan Room
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 16.00 - 17.30

Led by: Lloyd Gittins of HP90 Customs
Capacity: 10
Category: Fashion

Partner:
Capital Apartments

Paint Fabric with your personality: Lloyd will share a live demonstration of his unique process and style with his own tools and special blends. He will share how fabric paint works with leather and poly blends. He will then help you customise a small lifestyle product, using colour ways that are striking and simple in methods that are expressive and unique!

Friday

Introducing Fio: Futures Young Drama Company

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 16:30 - 17:30

Led by: Fio: Futures
Category: Theatre

If someone took your citizenship away from you, what would you do? In the wake of the Shamima Begum citizenship debate, we ask our young members what growing up in Wales is like, how they would define Cardiff if it were a friend and what their Welsh citizenship means to them. This results in multiple artistic responses including music and singing, devised acting pieces, and dance and movement. The production is created by young people working with Fio.

Friday

Cypher

Location: Glanfa
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 17.30pm - 18.15pm

Led by: Avant Cymru
Capacity: N/A
Category: Dance

Partner:
Capital Apartments

Join the Hip Hop Cypher and throw down breakin’, lockin’, Poppin’ and Hip Hop Dance moves led by Avant Cymru and their dance performers from across the UK and Wales. Grab the mic spit your rhymes, all Hip Hop artists welcome to share, a Cypher is a creative space and all creatives welcome #JoinIn Peace, Unity and Respect to All.  

Friday

Performance: Opera. But not as you know it.

Location: Glanfa
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 18:30 - 19:00

Led by: Operasonic
Category: Music

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

Friday

Queens of Art

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Time: 20:00 - 22:30

Led by: Curated by Shay D
Category: Music

Partner:
Part of a pilot project funded by Anthem. Cronfa Gerdd Cymru Music Fund Wales

For the first time EVER in UK Hip Hop history, an all-female line up has united for a tour called Queens of Art, curated by UK rapper Shay D. The tour presents Shay D's new music, alongside a programme of high quality, handpicked female artists including DJ Ellie Prohan, Truemendous and Cardiff’s own Ladies of Rage. Get your ticket and let’s make history together.

Saturday

MUSIC-CAN!

Location: Japan Room
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Led by: Forget Me Not productions
Capacity: 8
Category: Music, Film, TV and Radio, Visual Art

Partner:
Ty Cerdd Youth Music Fund

Jac Richards is an up-and-coming 22 year old musician, songwriter and film maker. He also has cerebral palsy with very limited movement. Jac wrote his debut single using a computer operated by his eye movement and played various virtual instruments. In this workshop you’ll watch the video of his single and find out how he wrote the music and made the film. You will then have a rare opportunity to try out the eyegaze technology yourself. Can you create music by just using your eyes?

Saturday

Well Iawn Pop up

Location: Glanfa
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11:00 - 22:30

Led by: Mess up the Mess
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Shwd wyt ti? Inspired by the form of trees, this bright pop up installation invites you to join in creative wellbeing activities. Play a game of emoji patience and reflect on your mood, or try on a new smile with our Smile Consultant.

Saturday

Exhibition: Hwb Bwb

Location: Glanfa
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11:00 - 22:30

Led by: Menai Rowlands a Hwb Bwb
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
CWYVS

An ambitious installation exploring mental health and wellbeing. Created by young artists aged 14-25 from North Wales.

Saturday

Exhibition: Young, Migrant and Welsh

Location: TBC
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: All day

Led by: Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

An exhibition of videos, photography and painting exploring identity, heritage and what it really means to be Young, Migrant and Welsh. There will also be photomarathon challenge for you to add your own identity to the project, by constructing and taking a photo.

Saturday

Ink-redible

Location: Glanfa
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Led by: Gweni Llwyd
Capacity: Drop in session
Category: Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

Decorate your very own RawFfest 2019 t-shirt or tote bag while learning the basics of screen printing.

Saturday

Radio Platfform

Location: Radio Platfform
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11:00 - 22:00

Led by: Radio Platfform
Category: Film, TV and Radio

Partner:
Part of a pilot project funded by Anthem. Cronfa Gerdd Cymru Music Fund Wales

Radio Platfform will be running live throughout the festival. There’ll be playlists featuring our performers, interviews with special guests, and reporting of latest news. Drop in any time to see how a radio station runs.

Saturday

Make your own radio demo

Location: Radio Platfform studio
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11:00 – 12.30

Led by: Radio Platfform
Capacity: 8
Category: Film, TV and Radio

Partner:
WMC

Want to work in radio? These workshops will introduce you to the skills needed. You’ll research something you’re interested in, be helped to write about it including writing interview questions. Then you’ll learn how to interview people and find music. Finally you’ll be helped to put this together as a package using the Myriad software and mixing desk. At the end you could have a short demo of your own radio show. No previous experience necessary.

Saturday

The Personal Made Public

Location: The Library (Sony Room)
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Led by: Natasha Borton and Voice Box
Capacity: 10
Category: Literature & spoken word, Wellbeing

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. Natasha Borton is a leading performance poet and has run events for NTW Democracy, Mouthy poets and Cardiff Fringe.

Saturday

Workshop: Nowhere Nunlle

Location: David Morgan Room
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11:00 – 12:30; 13:30 – 15:00; 16:00 – 17:30

Led by: Mess up the Mess
Capacity: 10
Category: Theatre

You have been selected by the Eden Corporation to embark on an exciting adventure. A once in a lifetime opportunity to change your life and be a part of humanity’s greatest ever achievement. The colonisation of a new paradise planet ‘Nowhere’. You will be taken through our specialised space training programme that will develop essential skills such as communication and problem solving, before embarking on your voyage on the Starship Mimosa. A brave new world is waiting for you to make your mark… and make history. Nowhere is part game part immersive performance. You will take part in workshops preparing for your journey into space. In the evening, you will take part alongside the cast in front of an audience.

Saturday

DIY Zines

Location: Lloyds Enterprise Suite
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Led by: LUMIN Journal
Capacity: 8
Category: Literature & spoken word, Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

Explore how underground print, small press & zine culture can be a radical means of self-expression. Get hands on and tell the world what you think by creating your very own DIY Zine, and take a look at zines by LUMIN Journal, as well as the artist books/zines/publications that have begun to form their collection. LUMIN Journal is an independent publisher and print journal who create and curate artistic projects. Their publications are political, independent and handmade.

Saturday

Send in the Clowns

Location: Japan Room
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Led by: Jose Pedro Fortuna
Capacity: 12
Category: Theatre

Partner:
Supported by Capital Apartments

A taste of one of the most exciting and funny artforms as part of the actors training. We are talking about clowning of course! Through physical improvisation, you will discover your sense of humour and inner clown. Character making techniques will be explored in this workshop starting from the clown’s most important tool: the body!Min age: 16

Saturday

Exhibition: CODI

Location: Glanfa First Floor Balcony
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: Trwy'r ŵyl / All weekend

Led by: Tom Arnold, Morgan Dowdall, Miriam Hughes, Marek Liska, Gwenllian Llwyd, Luke Mills, Kristina Nabazaite, Karl Nurse, Maria Paraschidou, Abi Preece, Luke Roberts, Sion Teifi
Capacity: -
Category: Photography, Film, TV and Radio, Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

RawFfest is pleased to present CODI, an exhibition of work by 12 early career, Wales based artists, showcasing painting, photography, print, sculpture, moving image and sound. CODI: North Wales: /ˈkɔdɪ/ // South Wales: /ˈkoːdi/, /ˈkɔdi/ // To rise, to grow, to raise, to build.

Saturday

The cutting edge of Youth Theatre in Wales

Location: Preseli Room
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Led by: NYTW and Theatr Clwyd
Capacity: 25
Category: Theatre

Come along to preview a taster of what you can do over the summer with NYAW and Theatr Clwyd. This workshop gives you the chance to work with Gwennan Mair, 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.”

Saturday

If the Shoe Fits

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 12:30 - 13:00

Led by: Found in the Forest
Capacity: N/A
Category: Theatre, Wellbeing

A funny and brutally truthful look at what it means to grow up as a rural teen. From buses to safe houses, 'If the Shoe Fits' sees five teenagers using verbatim text and their real-life experiences open up their world, in the hope that it will lead to it becoming a little better.

Saturday

Rhys Kinsey

Location: Glanfa Stage
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 12.30

Led by: Young Promoters Network
Category: Music

Partner:
Part of a pilot project funded by Anthem. Cronfa Gerdd Cymru Music Fund Wales

Following their epic performance at the RawFfest launch party, Rhys Kinsey return to keep us entertained.

Saturday

Having a Crack at Comics

Location: Sony Room
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: Edward Lee 
Capacity: 12
Category: Literature & spoken word

Partner:
Capital Apartments

With comic books becoming increasingly foregrounded in the cultural zeitgeist, the comic book artform, format and industry are now more than ever revealing themselves as unique, dynamic and adaptable avenues for both budding and experienced writers to diversify their craft, experiment with expressing themselves, and to get a project off the ground. Perfect for both the curious who’ve never read a comic in their lives, and the die-hard fans who want to learn the craft, Having a Crack at Comics will provide an introductory workshop on how to write comic books. Designed to suit those new to writing alongside more experienced writers who want to try something new, the workshop will begin with the raw index of the elements that build up a comic book page and the formatting of a comic book script, before moving into areas including playing with format, technique and style, discussing the relationship between writer and artist, and writing your own comic script sample. Chock-full of visuals, recommended reading, analyses of writers and comics to flick through, get ready to dive on in! Edward Lee is a writer for Buzz Magazine and The Sprout, a presenter at Radio Platfform, a Screenwriting & Film Studies graduate, and a certified comic book obsessive by everyone who knows him. Followed by visual art workshop 'Having a Crack at Comic Book Illustration'

Saturday

Film fighting and stunts 

Location: Preseli
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 13.30 - 14.25 (previously advertised as 3 short separate workshops; now one long workshop)

Led by: Flashing Blades Stunt and Combat Team
Capacity: 10
Category: Film, TV and Radio

During this workshop you’ll watch people getting shot, beaten up, impaled – without getting hurt. Then you’ll learn the basics of unarmed combat and safely working with weapons for film and theatre.Rick Manning has been a stunt and fight arranger in the film industry for twenty years. Credits include Rob Roy, Gladiator and The Machine.

Saturday

Roll for Remission

Location: Japan Room
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 13:30 - 14:30

Led by: Cwmni Ennyn Awaken Productions
Category: Theatre, Wellbeing

This devised piece follows four characters on their journey through cancer treatment. It’s a story of courage and friendship in two worlds, where battling dragons is easier than battling cancer. The audience rolls a giant dice to decide which paths the characters take – every performance is different!  A piece filled with laughter, tears, and above all, hope. 

Saturday

Exploitative Print Making

Location: Lloyds Enterprise Suite
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: Adam Musitano
Capacity: 8
Category: Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

Inspired by Raubdruckerin, a German street art movement, where they pull prints off manhole covers and outside surfaces; we will explore a variety of textures and surfaces to build and collage a print together. We will look at how a surface can be used as a mark making tool by using vegetables, plastic waste, textured surfaces and your imagination to create your very own unique prints.

Saturday

RAWSOME Diffusion Tour

Location: Glanfa / WMC / Senedd
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: Diffusion
Capacity: 15
Category: Photography, Visual Art

Rawffest and Diffusion are collaborating to host a tour of Wales Millennium Centre and the Senedd Diffusion exhibition spaces. Diffusion is Cardiff’s international festival of photography. Taking over 8 sites in South Wales and exhibiting and collaborating with over 30 artists. Book onto this free live guided tour and explore two of the sites and encounter the exhibitions. Live guides will start the tour at 1.30 in the Glanfa area and finish at 3pm. Please don’t be late and bring appropriate clothing to walk between the site. Please note security procedures are set up to enter the Senedd. Tours will be available in Welsh and English. Please indicate your preferred language when booking. See you there!

Saturday

The Ceasefire Babies

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Led by: Aberystwyth Arts Centre Youth Theatre
Capacity: N/A
Category: Theatre, Wellbeing

Based on the Troubles in Northern Ireland, this hard-hitting play explores how traumas can be passed on to the next generation. Mikey has just come out of juvenile detention centre and no longer agrees with the views of his sister Jamie who wants to avenge the man her father once was.

Saturday

Poetry Slam

Location: Glanfa Stage
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 15:00 – 15.45

Led by: Voice Box
Capacity: N/A
Category: Literature & spoken word

Partner:
Supported by Capital Apartments

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

Having a crack at Comic book Illustration

Location: Lloyds Enterprise Suite
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Led by: Osian Grifford
Capacity: 10
Category: Literature & spoken word, Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

Comic books and Graphic Novels are currently being cited as a good way to introduce young people to literature - this might imply that that comics are just a lighter version of what novels and non-fiction are, rather than being it's own art form that can communicate in a way that books and images alone cannot. A playful, hands-on illustration workshop exploring the unique outcomes that are possible when playing with text and image combinations. Explore and draw with professional Illustrator Osian Grifford. A continuation from Literature workshop 'HAVING A CRACK AT COMICS'.

Saturday

Industry Q&A: Film, TV and media

Location: Preseli Room
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 16.00 - 17.00

Category: Film, TV and Radio

Partner:
Capital Apartments

Professional discussion on how to get into the radio, film or television industry. Do you want to be an actor? Videographer? Radio presenter? Runner? Assistant Director? Stunt arranger? Whatever it may be, we're here to help you follow your career path.

Saturday

Gwenno Fôn

Location: Glanfa Stage
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 16.00 - 16.30

Led by: Galeri Caernarfon
Category: Music

Partner:
Ty Cerdd Youth Music Fund

We are delighted to present Gwennon Fôn, an exciting young folk singer from North West Wales.

Saturday

The RawFfest Poets Society

Location: Radio Platfform
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 16:30 - 17:30

Led by: Alice Swatridge, Chloe Wilson
Category: Literature & spoken word

Come and hear the work of some of Wales’ brightest and boldest young poets.Bereavement, anxiety, anorexia, fitting in. We’re not alone. Alice and Chloe have the courage to share their experiences at the sharp end of life, as well as good times, through passionate poetry and moving prose.

Saturday

Aerobic + Angri Kidd

Location: Glanfa Stage
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 17.30 - 18.30

Led by: Galeri Caernarfon and Young Promoters Network.
Category: Music

Partner:
Part of a pilot project funded by Anthem. Cronfa Gerdd Cymru Music Fund Wales

Aerobic, the talented rock band from North Wales blast on to the stage. Followed by Angri Kidd, an alternative rock band, formed in Maerdy, Rhondda.

Saturday

Performance: Nowhere Nunlle

Location: Rehearsal Room Three
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Led by: Mess up the Mess
Category: Theatre

“You have been selected by the Eden Corporation to embark on an exciting adventure. A once in a lifetime opportunity to change your life and be a part of humanity’s greatest ever achievement. The colonisation of a new paradise planet ‘Nowhere’. “Join us as a passenger on the Starship Mimosa as we journey deep into space. Nowhere explores themes of community, environment, truth and lies and includes songs, comedy, physical theatre, games and plenty of chances to get involved in the fun.

Saturday

Behind Closed Doors

Location: TBC
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Led by: RCT Young & Young Adult Carers
Category: Film, TV and Radio, Visual Art

Part of the RawFfest Mini Film Festival. A short animation depicting the story of a day in the life of young carers. The title comes from the original song which accompanies the animation, written by young carers and their song writing tutors.

Saturday

The RAFTAs (The RawFfest Academy of Film and Tea-Making Awards)

Location: Urdd Hall
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Led by: The RawFfest Film Council
Capacity: N/A
Category: Film, TV and Radio

Partner:
Capital Apartments

A long time ago (well, 7pm), in a cinema far, far away (actually, just round the corner) a band of rebel film makers struggle against the evil empire of student loans and jobs in coffee-shops to make films that will restore freedom to the galaxy.

Saturday

The Pitchforks, Al Moses, Young Garbo & Pastel

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 20:00 - 22:30

Led by: Young Promoters Network
Category: Music

Partner:
Part of a pilot project funded by Anthem. Cronfa Gerdd Cymru Music Fund Wales

Young Promoters Network present 4 of Wales’ most exciting new bands. The Pitchforks are set for big things throughout 2019 and beyond. With their punk inspired, fast-paced, indie rock, they are part of this year’s BBC Horizons 12, and have already become a favourite of Radio 1 DJ, Huw Stephens. Al Moses recently sold out Clwb Ifor Bach. Stirring up a frenzy when playing live, their debut single ‘I Want More’ received national UK airplay. Supporting, we have Young Garbo who have recently been signed to Alan Mcghee's Creative23 as well as Pastel who are set to take 2019 by storm... Age range: 16+

Saturday

Radio Platform Presents

Location: Radio Platfform
Date: Saturday 27th April
Time: 20.00 – 22.00

Led by: Radio Platfform / Ezra O’Connor
Capacity: N/A
Category: Music

Partner:
WMC

Radio Platfform is proud to present 4 of Cardiff’s hottest up and coming artists: Conrad Stone, LEVi, Klementine and The Honest Poet. All with distinct individual styles these are 4 performances we feel more people need to see.

Sunday

Well Iawn Pop Up

Location: Glanfa
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 15:30

Led by: Mess up the Mess
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Shwd wyt ti? Inspired by the form of trees, this bright pop up installation invites you to join in creative wellbeing activities. Play a game of emoji patience and reflect on your mood, or try on a new smile with our Smile Consultant.

Sunday

Exhibition: Hwb Bwb

Location: Glanfa
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 15:30

Led by: Menai Rowlands a Hwb Bwb
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
CWYVS

An ambitious installation exploring mental health and wellbeing. Created by young artists aged 14-25 from North Wales.

Sunday

Exhibition: Young Migrant and Welsh

Location: Glanfa Balcony 2nd floor
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: All day

Led by: Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales
Category: Visual Art, Wellbeing

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

An exhibition of videos, photography and painting exploring identity, heritage and what it really means to be Young, Migrant and Welsh. There will also be photomarathon challenge for you to add your own identity to the project, by constructing and taking a photo.

Sunday

Circus to the Streets

Location: Outside WMC - Location TBC
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 11:20 & 12:00 - 12:20

Led by: NoFit State Circus
Capacity: N/A
Category: Circus

After a success of their indoor show Circus Mundi, NoFit State Youth Circus are excited to take their skills to the streets. Under the guidance of John Beedell (Desperate Men), NFS Youth Circus have been reflecting on their concerns and desires, and focusing on developing an awareness of the audience and their surroundings. This is a show like no other. Get ready for the bumpy ride!

Sunday

Radio Platfform

Location: Radio Platfform Studio
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 22:00

Led by: Radio Platfform
Category: Film, TV and Radio

Partner:
Part of a pilot project funded by Anthem. Cronfa Gerdd Cymru Music Fund Wales

Radio Platfform will be running live throughout the festival. There’ll be playlists featuring our performers, interviews with special guests, and reporting of latest news. Drop in any time to see how a radio station runs.

Sunday

Magnificent Macrame

Location: Glanfa
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 Drop In

Led by: Maria Paraschidou
Capacity: Drop In
Category: Craft, Fashion, Visual Art

Partner:
Supported by Ashley Family Foundation

This hands on workshop will teach you the basics of Macrame, a form of DIY textile making using knotting. Create your very own Macrame keyring or piece of jewellery to take away with you.

Sunday

Playing for Laughs

Location: Japan Room
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11am – 12.30pm

Led by: Flossy and Boo
Capacity: 12
Category: Theatre

“Playing for Laughs” is a fun filled hour and a half theatre/comedy workshop for 11-16 year olds. Have you ever been interested in writing, comedy, theatre, music, performing, playing, clowning and making your own stories/plays? If this sounds right up your street then come and find your ‘funny’ in this exciting and playful workshop. A comedy workshop where you are able to try things out in a supportive space.

Sunday

Exhibition: CODI

Location: Glanfa First Floor Balcony
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: Trwy'r ŵyl / All weekend

Led by: Tom Arnold, Miriam Hughes, Marek Liska, Gwenllian Llwyd, Luke Mills, Kristina Nabazaite, Karl Nurse, Maria Paraschidou, Abi Preece, Luke Roberts, Sion Teifi
Capacity: -
Category: Photography, Film, TV and Radio, Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

RawFfest is pleased to present CODI, an exhibition of work by 12 early career, Wales based artists, showcasing painting, photography, print, sculpture, moving image and sound. CODI: North Wales: /ˈkɔdɪ/ // South Wales: /ˈkoːdi/, /ˈkɔdi/ // To rise, to grow, to raise, to build.

Sunday

Draw narratives like a pro!

Location: Lloyd's Enterprise Suite
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11:00-12:30

Led by: Jonny Wise
Capacity: 8
Category: Literature & spoken word, Visual Art

Partner:
Ashley Family Foundation

A crash course in drawing illustrations which convey stories, inspired by sources such as novels, poems and songs. Discover more about some of the most exciting artists and expertly crafted works exploring visual narrative, and give life to text by looking at pieces of writing and creating an artistic response. For those interested in illustration at any skill level, this workshop will teach you how to develop and use setting, character and style to draw written storytelling of all forms.

Sunday

Eco styling

Location: David Morgan Room
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11.00 - 12.30

Led by: Jasmin Sullivan
Capacity: 12
Category: Fashion

Partner:
Capital Apartments

Up-cycle your style into Summer 2019! What part is fast fashion playing in the harm of the environment? Learn a range of styling tips and tricks that aim to help you reduce your carbon footprint - and the amount you buy. Then make your own illustrated fabric patches that can be sewn onto your favourite garment. Whether it’s to jazz up your denim jacket, snazz up your shoes or to re-image a basic tote bag. Have something in your wardrobe you would like to re-invent? Bring it along to the session with you and Jasmin will support you in re-making it into something glamorous and fabulous for Summer 2019.

Sunday

Jam Workshop

Location: Seligman Room
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11.00 - 12.20 and 13.30 - 14.20

Led by: RecRock
Capacity: 15
Category: Music

Partner:
Anthem. Cronfa Gerdd Cymru Music Fund Wales

Come along and jam with other musicians. Bring your own instruments or use one provided by RecRock. All abilities welcome.

Sunday

Fight or Flight – Live Action Role Play

Location: Rehearsal Room 3
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 11.30 – 12.30

Led by: Sparc Youth Theatre
Capacity: SOLD OUT!
Category: Theatre

Partner:
Supported by Capital Apartments

Inspired by the themes of belonging, fight and flight, young people from Sparc ask you to join them in a live action role play (LARP). Using role-play they will explore what it means when you choose or are forced to leave a place you call home.

Sunday

Bard in the Bay

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 12:30 - 13:00

Led by: Media Academy In the Bay
Capacity: N/A
Category: Theatre

The first ever performance from exciting new youth theatre company ‘In the Bay’! Featuring young people aged 16-25 form a wide range of backgrounds, the group meet on a Monday night in Wales Millennium Centre. Bard in the Bay is a new piece created by the group and director Chelsey Gillard showcasing their take on classic text.

Sunday

Voices from Care

Location: Glanfa Stage
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 1pm - 1.30pm

Led by: WMC & Voices from Care partnership
Capacity: N/A
Category: Music

Partner:
Ty Cerdd Youth Music Fund

Come and have your Sunday uplifted with songs from musicals, films and pop music. Fun, upbeat and life-affirming.

Sunday

Cheese!

Location: Glanfa
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: Telemachus
Category: Theatre

Partner:
Capital Apartments

The Mice of Grimms’ Wood are on a mission to prove they can be the stars of the show, after the director fails to cast them….AGAIN!Move over Brieonće! Forget Paris Stilton!Inspired by the Hollywood heroes, these mice invite you to hop on board ‘Big Cheese Tours’ for a slice of the action! You Camembert to miss it.This promenade performance has been imagined, created & performed by Telemachus, Hijinx’s Cardiff Youth Theatre for 16-24 year olds.

Sunday

Wild Weaving

Location: Lloyd's Enterprise Suite
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Led by: Lota Nóbrega
Capacity: 8
Category: Fashion, Visual Art

Partner:
Supported by Ashley Family Foundation

Learn the basics of weaving and the first steps of creating your very own wild and wonderful tapestry in this weaving workshop with contemporary artist Lota. You'll learn how to set up a weaving frame and the essential methods of making a beautiful tapestry.

Sunday

Podcasting – What’s Hot and What’s Not

Location: The Library (Sony Room)
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 1.30pm – 3pm

Led by: Jane Cook, Bengo Media
Capacity: 12
Category: Film, TV and Radio, Literature & spoken word

Millions of people in the UK are taking control of what they listen to every day and downloading podcasts on topics they’re passionate about. If you’ve got something to say, podcasting is a great way to say it. This session will introduce you to podcasting: what is it? Who’s listening? Then give a practical guide on how to start your own podcast.Jane Cook is Head of Social at Bengo Media, Wales’s leading podcasting and audio consultancy.

Sunday

The Thermidorians

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 14:00 - 14:40

Led by: Volcano Youth Company
Category: Theatre

A gathering of young men and women while away their time drinking, dancing and reading revolutionary tracts. Volcano Youth Theatre is well-known for its physical, risk taking performances. They make funny, adventurous theatre from whatever intrigues, infuriates or inspires young people. www.volcanotheatre.co.uk

Sunday

Fashion show: I Design Dreams

Location: Weston Studio
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 15:00 - 15:30

Led by: N/A
Capacity: N/A
Category: Fashion

Partner:
Capital Apartments

"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

National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales

Location: Neuadd Hoddinott 
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 15:30 - 17:30

Led by: National Youth Arts Wales
Capacity: N/A
Category: Music

In partnership with National Youth Arts Wales we are proud to present the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales as our final performance of the festival. Some of Wales’ most talented young musicians will perform a varied programme of fantastic music that will enthuse and inspire!