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

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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’

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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

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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 –

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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

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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

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MaDCaff at Small World – yep, we’re back

By madcaff|May 7, 2015

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 fantastic and visual music and dance duet. Rachel then read out a poem she had written on the subject of depression and

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The Tom Gray Gif

By madcaff|March 15, 2015

Facebook said NO to animated gifs, so here it it, WordPress said YES. More Photos and writeup from our March 2015 event at Small World Theatre will be up here, soon. Rachel

… and we’re back

By madcaff|March 12, 2015

We’re still here, in fact we’re at Small World Theatre, Cardigan on Saturday March 14th MaDCaff is returning after a winter hiatus with more music and dance from their pool of talented artists, all of whom have been affected by mental illness and, of course, the usual cake and chat breaks. This will be MaDCaff’s third appearance at Small World Theatre and we expect the usual eclectic mix of performances.

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MaDCaff at Small World – Big Space

By madcaff|August 12, 2014

MaDCaff held their final event in July, before having a summer break. It was a great event held in the beautiful Small World Theatre, Cardigan. We were treated to some great songs from Jo Couzens, and Amanda Painting, and played some beautiful guitar by both Tom Gray and Marc Gordon. Kate Field was there again too giving us her satirical poetry, and of course so were Wifi Banana, Steve Acworth, Lucy

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