No September MaDCaff

By madcaff|September 12, 2017


MaDCaff and the Great Get Together at Victoria Hall, Lampeter

By madcaff|July 4, 2017

On Saturday 17th June, MaDCaff was, as usual, a delightful mix of cake, poetry and song, but with a slightly more sombre feel as we paid tribute to murdered MP, Jo Cox, and our very own regular MaDCaffer, Steve Acworth, who sadly died suddenly last month. The audience were invited to add their mark on a commemorative banner which was bought to the event by Dinah Mullholland, Ceredigion Labour candidate,

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Announcing MaDCaff in co-operation with The Great Get Together

By madcaff|June 15, 2017

MaDCaff this Saturday 17th June, Victoria Hall Lampeter from 16.30-19.00. I know this is a somewhat late announcement but what a week it has been already. Steve Acworth's funeral was on Monday. It's a strange thought that he won't play another MaDCaff, but I'm glad that we have memories of him in pictures and video. He was a serious talent with a silly streak that meant he could be appreciated by

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Yes, we will be at Victoria Hall

By madcaff|February 10, 2017

25th February 2017 at Victoria Hall So, it’s on Saturday 25th February, at our usual time – 4.30pm to 7.00pm. We are expecting at least one choir but if you are part of a choir or a drumming group, or a band, or a singer-songwriter, a duo, a poet, a dancer, a performer, a participant, we want you there. We provide a performance space for people affected by mental illness,

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Victoria Hall, We Like it There

By madcaff|February 10, 2017

So why keep doing it at Victoria Hall? Well, there’s a few things about Victoria Hall. It’s our nearest venue, so it cuts down on our own travel time and costs. It’s a community social enterprise. See the website for more about the Hall. Transition Llanbed is part of the Transition Network. Victoria Hall has several options for room space and the option of a kitchen or licensed bar. We have generally chosen

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The Victoria Hall gig – for Walls:Muriau the Mental Health Arts Festival 2016

By madcaff|January 27, 2017

Phew, we’re back So, MaDCaff had a bit of a hiatus, but like all good things, it could not be subdued and re-emerged with a great gig at Victoria Hall, Lampeter as part of the Walls:Muriau the Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival. As well as taking photos at the event, I tried out a new thing, using Facebook Live to stream the action right onto our Facebook page. Although the video

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Dancing in the Flames

By madcaff|November 18, 2016

We will soon be bringing you the blog from our most recent event in Lampeter on 22nd October, part of the wider Mental Health Arts Festival – Walls:Muriau 2016. In the meantime, we are honoured to be bringing you this guest post from a MaDCaff performer who came to our last event and sang 3 songs, the middle one being this. Many of us were blown away by the song,

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Miranda’s Story – update

By madcaff|October 26, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to MaDCaff and made it another very special occasion. A few people asked me why I didn’t play….This was partly because there were so many of you wanting to perform but also, I was actually recovering from a rotten cold. As usual there are so many things I wanted to say but forgot to in the moment and maybe also because talking about mental

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MaDCaff returns

By madcaff|October 4, 2016

We're baaaaaaaaaack MaDCaff has been a bit absent. Not like absent-minded, just rather too far under the duvet to be able to surface long enough to make MaDCaff  happen in the way it is meant to. MaDCaff, it tuns out, is very much a two woman thing and each of us on our own brings essential things but it needs both of us to really flourish. We're not going to apologise or

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