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Special opportunity for talented artists

Denbighshire Arts Service is now recruiting talented young artists from across the county to take part in Criw Celf.
Criw Celf offers a specialist training programme for children who are more able and talented in the visual arts.
The programme has been running in Denbighshire for six years and has been of huge benefit to dozens of young artists, many of whom have gone on to take art at GCSE and A’level.
The programme of special art masterclasses, with professional artists, offers its members a chance to:
    Have access to high quality and in-depth additional art education: Foster and develop skills and understanding of visual art and craft: Learn about careers in the arts sector: Collaborate with artist to develop their potential and ability: Exhibit their work in a professional art gallery.
The new programme of activity starts in January 2018 and will consist of a series of 6 masterclasses for each year group, all of which will take place at the weekends, at various venues around Denbighshire, including Ruthin Craft Centre.
Criw Celf is currently recruiting members from years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and the deadline for submissions is 8 December. For more information on how to apply, please contact Jo McGregor on 07799 582766 / or visit the Criw Celf website at
Criw Celf is funded by Arts Council Wales and by all the Local Authorities.

Supported childcare grant on offer – do you qualify?

Do you live in Denbighshire and may be eligible for supported childcare grant?
Do you have a child aged 5+, is childcare during After School or Holidays a barrier to you looking for voluntary work or accessing training and is your family in receipt of one of the following benefits:- Employment & Support Allowance, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, DLA or PIP?
Then Denbighshire County Council would like to hear from you.
Supported Childcare Grant is available for families through our Out of School Grant funded by Welsh Government to access childcare at any registered setting in Denbighshire for a maximum of 20 weeks for the value of up to £30 a week in total.
If you have a child that would qualify for this grant or for further information and application form, please contact:- Bethan E Roberts, Information Officer at Family Information Service, Smithfield Rd, Denbigh or 01745 815891,