Tuesday, 8 January 2019

HeArts and Dreams Creative Learning

This creative training is very essential for anyone looking to improve their facilitation skills and learn how to engage with young people from refugee & migrant background using arts and drama. Through this workshop you will learn and discover essential skills to facilitate groups activities which can be used with people of all ages. 

You will learn how to: 
- Explore your relationship to your own creativity and the world 
- Learn how to build safe learning environments and engage with people from migrant and refugee background 
- Learn how to implement the Participatory Action Research methodology into your work 
- Explore and learn practical tools to bring people together and how to explore issues that matter to them within a programme 
- Learn how to lead and have lots of fun! 
-Increase your understanding and self-confidence about refugee & migrant issues.

Braich Goch will run this programme throughout the year 2019: 
21 - 22 February / Braich Goch, Corris, Machyllenth 
22 - 23 March / Braich Goch, Corris, Machyllenth 
23 - 24 May / Braich Goch, Corris, Machyllenth 
28 - 29 June / Braich Goch, Corris, Machyllenth 

Time: 10am - 5pm / each day 

£160 (company or individual) 
£130 (charity or youth worker) 
£100 (student/unemployed concession) 

The prices shown indicates the cost per person Coffee and snacks will be provided - and accommodation is provided in request plus an additional fee. 

Please, don't hesitate to get in touch for your booking or any other queries. 
Braich Goch Team

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Braich Goch Sanctuary

Braich Goch Sanctuary
For many of us the experience of seeking refuge or even being granted refugee status does not come without trauma; the long hours of interviews being asked the same questions in many different ways, the feeling that officials do not believe you, the constant struggle of having to tell your story over again, to so many people whose job is not to believe you but to catch you out and call you a liar. All of this leaves us with a detrimental state of mind, confusion and a very real feeling of isolation. 
Braich Goch-Red Arm (BG-RA) is an organisation of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds who understand and have been through, or are going through, the experience of seeking Sanctuary. This is why we want to offer our centre and expertise to people (with an emphasis on young adults) who are also going through, or have been through, this experience. 

At the BG-RA centre we can accommodate groups of up to 20 people for residential experiences which include walking the beautiful mountains and valleys, swimming in rivers and lakes and exploring the wonderful coast of the Snowdonia National Park. During our residentials we cook, eat, dance, sing and make music together, reclaiming our humanity and dignity, celebrating our differences and learning from one another.  
Groups may choose to come for a resting residential to recharge and enjoy the surroundings of the pretty village of Corris, where our centre is located. Alternatively groups can engage in much more structured sessions where we use critical pedagogies such as Participatory Action Research to engage young people in learning towards social and environmental justice. We also work with groups to develop capacity and to take concrete action to bring about positive social change in our communities.
We use a vast range of methods and tools to work with people, these include: visual arts, theatre, dance, music, participatory film making, critical reading circles and discussion circles. 
For more information on our Sanctuary programme please send us an email (braichgochredarmcic@gmail.com ) or give us a call.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Support Us

Braich Goch needs your support as we are working to develop the Braich Goch - Red Arm cic as a creative, artistic space through which community groups can find alternative ways to formulate their knowledge and experience and communicate their findings to wider audiences.
 Here you can donate directly to our bank account, details below:

Sort: 30-65-93 

Friday, 29 June 2018

Fundraiser Event programme - Saturday 30th June from 1pm - 10pm

Braich Goch - Fundraiser 2018
 Corris, Machynlleth 

Event programme
Saturday 30th June from 1pm - 10pm 

Art Exhibition / all day
In the Bar walls and ground floor lounge

- Ros Norton’s collection
A small collection of her beautiful and powerful artwork inspired by our natural environment and the people around her.
- Cedoux Kadima

A community artist who’s work is mostly inspired  by young people in the Congo and currently works with young people in the UK supporting them to express themselves using art - and promoting the education and protection of all children from his home country the Congo to the rest of the world.

Interactive Workshops / 1 - 3pm
In the Bar and open dinner area 

- Face Painting / with Maria D.
- Visual Art / Cedoux K.
- Poetry / With Yosola O. 
- Dance /With Maria D. / 4-5pm

Film Screenings / all day
Ground floor Lounge 

- Food project  / By Solidarity Hull
- Mix it Up / With Refugee Youth Network
- Who Should I Trust? / By Cedoux K.

Performances / 3 - 10pm
In the Bar & performance area

- Dressing Up / With the Mid Wales Refugee Action (MWRA) / 2-4pm
- The Boggy Boys / With Paul & Carlos / 6 - 9:30pm
- Group Jamming / With BG-RA & MWRA / 6 - 9:30
- DJ / Music / With Paul & Javi / All day
Food, Drinks and BBQ / All day
In the Bar and in the garden (opposite the house)

Light bites -Served  1 to 3pm 

Akara - Savoury Nigerian Bean Cakes
Chicken Samosa 
Veg Samosa 

Served on a bed of salad
Mains & BBQ - Served from 3pm onwards 

Boiled white rice topped with Bean Curd chunks  in tomatoes sauce with  fried plantains (V)

Boiled white rice topped with Gizzards sauce with Fried plantains


Barbecued Vegan Burger, with Salad or Coleslaw 
Beef Burger, with Salad or Coleslaw


Pudding /Desserts 

Lemon and Poppy seed cake



Full address and contact

Braich Goch - Red Arm CIC
Corris, Machynlleth 
SY20 9RD
Exhibition, workshops, screening and drinks are free but food are very limited therefore tickets are on sale on a first come first served basis.

07960351439 - 07585074560

Saturday, 12 May 2018

All day Fundraising Event

One special day to connect and raise funds.
This is a free event, so feel free to invite your friends and family to join us!

Open call to all artist to submit and showcase your artwork, poetry, spoken word, 
short film and songs.
Get in touch as soon as possible at braichgochredarmcic@gmail.com

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Support our crowdfunding campaign

Dear Friends of Braich Goch,

We want Braich Goch to be a sanctuary for community groups and individuals to benefit by having the regular use of rural residential centre in which they can live, work and learn together for intensive periods of time.

To do this, we need your support to raise funds and spread the word.
Please donate to our JustGiving Crowdfunding page (link below)  and help make it happen:


Sunday, 1 April 2018

Activity package

Braich Goch is bringing a special programme of fun and interactive activities to support individuals and community groups to explore and learn new things. Here, you or your organisation can choose how you want to enjoy your stay in Braich Goch.

  • Art Therapy
  • Participatory film workshops
  • Participatory photography workshops
  • Theatre workshops
  • Walks
  • Play leading - games
  • Dancing workshops
  • Foods workshops
  • Drumming circles
  • Mindfulness and wellbeing workshops
  • Poetry, spoken word and movements
  • Storytelling around the bonfire
  • Training about residential facilitation

HeArts and Dreams Creative Learning

This creative training is very essential for anyone looking to improve their facilitation skills and learn how to engage with young people f...