Opportunity for a Publicist to work for Bleddfa Centre

We want to branch out at Bleddfa, and spread the word. Are you the one we need to help us?

We are looking for a dynamic person to help publicise, promote and support all the wonderful things which go on at Bleddfa.

The Bleddfa Trust’s mission is to enrich the creative spirit and promote well-being through the Arts, storytelling, music, painting, meditation plus a varied programme of exhibitions, workshops, lectures and retreats.

The publicist’s role would include: developing our social media presence, building our mailing list, copy-writing, and energetically promoting our exciting programme of events and activities, plus the facilities available at Bleddfa: our café, shop, gallery and activity spaces. In this role the publicist would be supporting Sarah Pearson, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Bleddfa Centre.

The role would initially be for 1 day a week (ideally Friday). Working from home occasionally is a possibility.

An interest in the arts is important; but the main qualities sought by the Trustees are dynamism, flexibility, and a flair for communication in all its forms.

This is an exceptional opportunity to help shape the identity of a very special place.

Please email your covering letter and CV to:
Tony Morris, Chair, Bleddfa Trust:

Closing date: midday Monday 19 June 2017

‘Abstract Edge’ Pop-up Exhibition

We are delighted to welcome the artists group ‘Abstract Edge’ to exhibit at Bleddfa Centre’s Old School House Gallery for a pop-up show.  This is an opportunity to enjoy a stimulating variety of work from the artists who formed the group in order to share their interest in abstraction. Some work is semi-abstract, taking a landscape, organic form or still life as the starting point, some is purely abstract.  No image has only one meaning; the interest of abstraction is that each person has an individual interpretation and reaction.

The dates for this exhibition run over a fortnight: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 16, 17 and 18 and then Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 23, 24 and 25 June 11:00 – 4:30. 

If you can, please come and meet the artists for a special coffee morning opening at 11:30am on Friday 16 June.

The featured artists are Ros Burns, Jacs Collins, Sue Firmin, Alison Grimley, Tony Hall, Rae Harrison, Lois Hopwood, Maggie Jones, Ciara Lewis, Roger Percival, Brontë Woodruff, and Cheryl Ann Williams

4th June: Book Binding for Beginners

Book Binding for Beginners is an Art Workshop with Tanja Bolenz on Sunday 4th June 2017 from 10:00 – 4:00. The course explores the concertina fold as a basis for making and creating book structures, and Tanja promises that at the end of the day you will have several beautiful structures to take home with you.  Participants are encouraged to play with different kinds of paper, textures and colour. Tanja will bring inspiring examples to fire your imagination.

This workshop is suitable for everybody – absolute beginners to the more experienced, and is also recommended to artists and printmakers who might like to introduce these book structures into their own work. All materials will be supplied on the day at a small cost, (but if you have a special paper you want to bring along, please do so.) An inexpensive basic tool list will be sent out upon registration. £45, includes refreshments throughout the day and a light lunch.

Full details of all our events here.

Bleddfa Sewing Group

The ambitious task of this group is stitching the entire history of Bleddfa village – and they are very happy to welcome new needleworkers to join. The laughter heard whilst they are at work suggests that they are having a lot of fun! The group meets on alternate Tuesdays in Hall Barn at 10:30am – the next meetings are on 16th and 30th May.