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,

Read More

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,

Read More

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

Read More

MaDCaff at L;ttle Sparks, Part 1 and Part 2

By madcaff|September 9, 2016

MaDCaff was delighted to be asked to be part of L;ttle Sparks, the first ever Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival. The Festival saw events across Wales from Cardiff to Caernarfon and many places in between. MaDCaff put on two events, one at Theatr Soar in Merthyr Tydfil and another at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Both were new venues for MaDCaff, Theatr Soar provided an amazing backdrop with its beautiful organ and the Great Glasshouse

Read More

MaDCaff and the L;ttle Sparks

By madcaff|October 8, 2015

So MaDCaff have a couple of events coming up that we’d really like our existing audiences to come along to and meet some new performers and experience MaDCaff in some great settings. First, we are at Theatr Soar (NB not the Soar Centre) on the 10th October, this is a free event, you do not need to register but will have the opportunity to chip in via our ‘Magic Hat’

Read More

The MaDCaffers travel to MediaCityUk

By madcaff|August 13, 2015

Apologies for the lateness of this entry. Both of us have been dealing with health issues since we got back from Salford (nothing to do with the trip). It’s shocking how fast time passes when you’re not having fun. But I really want to share with you, dear reader, the trip we went on. It’s mainly a pictorial record. So this was all about The Epic Awards, an annual awards

Read More

The Victoria Hall gig for Voluntary Arts Week

By madcaff|July 17, 2015

Well, back at Victoria Hall in Lampeter for a small but very diverse and interesting lineup, including Many Treasures, a Buddhist choir who sing songs in many languages with relish and gusto, a great way to kick off the gig. This was followed by some spoken word by Maj Ikle Next up Dai Sharkey, a regular performer at MaDCaff, surprised us all by bringing his beautiful daughter to sing with him –

Read More

MaDCaff back at Victoria Hall as part of Voluntary Arts Week – Hooray

By madcaff|May 7, 2015

MaDCaff returns to the Victoria Hall, Lampeter on Saturday 16th May, from 4.30pm til 7pm with what promises to be an eclectic and diverse line up of musicians, singers, poets and dancers. MaDCaff, Music and Dance Cafe is an open mic, and showcase cafe event with a difference. All of the event organisers and performers have all been affected by mental illness. MaDCaff was set up by Miranda Betts, singer

Read More

MaDCaff in New Quay, having a Birthday party

By madcaff|May 7, 2015

MaDCaff celebrated its first birthday last Saturday in Newquay. MaDCaff is a monthly open mic, open cafe event happening across Ceredigion, which aims to raise awareness of mental health. Funded last year by Time To Change Wales, MaDCaff  raises awareness of the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.   Performers included Tom and Mark from the Tom Gray Band, Ceri and Ailse who performed a beautiful A Capella duet, Miranda Betts, and poet

Read More