Photos from the Mawddach Art Group preview of the exhibition that is open until 2 September

There was a very pleasant evening of art and music yesterday at the preview of the Mawddach Art Group exhibition combined with the regular Monday acoustic folk music. If you have chance to call in and have a look at the exhibition before it closes on 2nd September, it is well worth a look. A variety of styles and materials and perhaps something you would like to buy at a very reasonable price. Here are some photos of the evening (if you click on any image the set will open up to scroll through in a larger format).

Photographs by Bernard Young

Monday Music Acoustic Open Sessions Restart on Monday 15 May

After the gallery has been closed for refurbishment, the first Monday Music Unplugged session will be on Monday 15 May starting as usual at 7:30pm.

These sessions first started in June 2016 after the success of the music at the opening event on Friday (see video below). These sessions are open mic (but without the mic) with a folk music bias. If you are a musician or like to listen, please come along. All welcome.

Photos of the Carnival in July 2016

For the 3rd year, the gallery organised a carnival with giant puppets, live music, poetry, art and bubbles. The weather wasn’t on our side this year on Saturday 23rd July. Below are photographs taken by Bernard Young and edited by Karen Cropper. To see them larger, click on one.

Open Day and Carnival

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Giant Puppet Dance – Calling for Puppeteers

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Fancy being a Puppet Master? We are experimenting with creating a Giant Puppet Dance Group, to perform, initially, at the Puppet Carnival on July 23rd. The aim is to create simple round dances that can be performed by these giants. Hard and hot work, but could be a lot of fun.

First meeting will be on Friday 15th July at 7.30pm in St John’s Hall Gallery, Barmouth

Just turn up if you’re interested.

Andy Wickett’s World Service playing at the gallery on 23 July

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On Saturday 23rd July, former Duran Duran frontman Andy Wickett and his band World Service will be performing at the gallery from 7.30.pm. This should be a memorable one-off musical event not to be missed and will conclude the Carnival and Open Day. Read more…

Volunteers Wanted for Help on Carnival Day 23 July

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Are you available on Saturday 23rd July to participate in the carnival at the gallery and to parade through the streets of Barmouth? This is the 3rd year that the gallery has held a giant puppet parade and carnival. If you want to perform during the day or in the evening, any music, poetry, puppetry, dance, theatre or magic, anything creative, please get in touch to be part of the programme.  To get a flavour of what happened last year see pictures here and video below.

Monday Music Acoustic Open Sessions start on 13 June

Update: Music sessions will hopefully recommence when the gallery opens after the winter renovations.

After the success of the music at the opening event on Friday (see video below), we have decided to continue an acoustic music session at the gallery every Monday evening starting on Monday 13th June. Open mic (but without the mic) sessions with a folk music bias. If you are a musician or like to listen, please come along. All welcome.