Cardiff Third Sector Forum

• Are you a community group, voluntary organisation, charity or social enterprise working in Cardiff?

• Do you know what Cardiff Third Sector Council can do for you?

• Would you like to know more about working more closely with Cardiff Council services in your area?


Wednesday 12th September 2012
11.00am to 4.00pm (10.30am Coffee & Registration). Lunch provided

10.00am to 10.45am Beginner’s Guide to Cardiff Third Sector

On 12th September 2012 you can come along to the Third Sector Forum to find out more.
The forum brings third sector groups together and assists with networking and partnership-
working within local areas across Cardiff. On the day we will:
• update you on developments across the city
• seek your input into how Cardiff Third Sector Council can better support you
• discuss issues that could be affecting you (such as funding, commissioning and
• give you opportunities to discuss issues affecting specific communities in Cardiff
• introduce the Council’s Neighbourhood management areas and the different area teams
• get your opinions on how the third sector can be involved with Cardiff Council to better
deliver for its citizens

At 10.00am will be a Beginner’s Guide to Cardiff Third Sector

Do you understand the terms “NMT”, “CS3C” or “TSO”?
If it’s your first time coming to a third sector forum, why don’t you come along to the “Beginner’s Guide to the Third Sector in Cardiff”? This session runs for 45 minutes before the main third sector forum and will explain the many initials and project names that often cause confusion. The session will be informal and will be designed to make people feel comfortable about the structure of the forum and to give brief overviews of the main structures and organisations that will be discussed during the day.

Voluntary Arts Wales: Up for Arts project

Are you part of a voluntary arts or crafts group in the Conwy Valley? Voluntary Arts Wales is looking for community arts groups to take part in Up for Arts 2012and help celebrate all the wonderful amateur arts and crafts activity taking place in the area. Up for Arts is a unique project to encourage, support and profile grassroots participation in amateur arts and crafts. It aims to raise the profile of amateur arts and crafts and to build the membership and identity of local arts and crafts groups.

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BME Offender Re-engagement Project by BVSNW


Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund, this month BVSNW has been awarded £243,884.

The aim of the BME Offender Re-engagement Project is to support BME offenders to re-engage with the communities around them, learn basic skills and find purposeful activity to reduce reoffending rates. The project is particularly targeted at offenders that have served short sentences and who therefore do not qualify for support from probation and other services.

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Celebrating Medieval String Music Manuscript


In 1613 Anglesey born Robert ap Huw, harpist and courtier to James I copied his manuscript of late-medieval Welsh harp music. The music in Robert ap Huw’s manuscript has been silent for nearly 400 years. It is string music whose main function was to accompany praise poetry. Written in an unique tablature, this high-art music is unlike classical or folk music and relates strongly to musical ideasfrom ancient Greece and Rome and some ritual African musical traditions.

Crwth and voice duo Bragod marks this anniversary in a performance called Birds/Adar which will be touring from Autumn 2012.

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New Postgraduate Film Degree

Raindance is calling for applications for its innovative, student-centred postraduate film degree. Take it based in the UK, or try our new online postgraduate film degree: earn an MA/MSc anywhere you have internet

Curated by a tutor who has had 20 years of experience in training independent film makers like directorsChristopher Nolan (Inception), Edgar Wright (Shawn of the Dead) Guy Ritchie(Sherlock Holmes) and writer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey).

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