Dancing in the Flames

Dancing in the Flames

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

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Miranda’s Story – update

Miranda’s Story – update

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

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MaDCaff returns

MaDCaff returns

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

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

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

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

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MaDCaff and the L;ttle Sparks

MaDCaff and the L;ttle Sparks

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

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The MaDCaffers travel to MediaCityUk

The MaDCaffers travel to MediaCityUk

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

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The Victoria Hall gig for Voluntary Arts Week

The Victoria Hall gig for Voluntary Arts Week

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

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MaDCaff in New Quay, having a Birthday party

MaDCaff in New Quay, having a Birthday party

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

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MaDCaff at Small World – yep, we’re back

MaDCaff at Small World – yep, we’re back

It was great to be back at Small World one year on from the start of MaDCaff. The event was well attended, with a diverse range of performers and performances. The Tom Gray Band opened the event with some lovely jazz covers, followed by Iain and Dixey, a

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