Events for Friends

Dates for your Diary

Formal public opening, Saturday, 10th November, 11:00 am, at Art Central Gallery. Charles Burton : Peter Cattrell, The First World War: A Commemorative Anniversary of Remembrance.  The show continues until 1st December. All welcome.

Professor Tony Curtis would like to invite you to his talk at Art Central. Barry, King’s Square on Thursday, November 22nd at 7 pm. FREE

”From Pembrokeshire to Passchendaele and Perth: My Family in the Great War” is touring South Wales in November, including the National Museum of Wales and the National Library of Wales, but this event in Barry is the only open to the public talk in the Cardiff area.

This is an Art Central Friends event with music and 65 PowerPoint images. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to share family GreatWar stories. It is also an opportunity to view the wonderful exhibition of paintings and photographs by Charles Burton and Peter Cattrell.

You are all welcome.

Member Alan Salisbury has an exhibition opening on Thursday, 8th November at Kooywood Gallery, running until 1st December.

Christmas Dinner, 13th December, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the Glamorgan Suite, Cardiff & Vale College, Colcot Road, Barry. £22 per person. Payment by 1st November. Form on our Facebook page or request a form through our Contacts page.

Other Events and Exhibitions for FRIENDS to enjoy

Travellers’ Gallery

Current Exhibition: Alive to Art, by Penarth MIND group, Monday, October 22 to Friday, 23 November.

The Gallery can be found on Platform 1, Barry Station. Barry CF62 7RH.      Note that the gallery is open from 7.30am to 12 noon on Mondays to Fridays.

This gallery is part of the café and it hosts a series of exhibitions throughout the year in aid of ‘Mind in the Vale’ and with the valued help of VOGA members who voluntarily curate the exhibitions.

Free lectures organised by C A S W- The Contemporary Arts Society of Wales
These take place on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm in the Birt Acres Lecture theatre in Cardiff University’s Bute Building [ on King Edward VII Avenue CF10 3NB] which is home to both the School of Journalism and School of Architecture. Parking space is ample at this time and the venue is just 8 minutes on foot from Cathays train station. A number of ACF members have been attending these excellent sessions for a few years.
The lectures last about an hour and are FREE. The speakers are practising artists or art historians.

Further details and short abstracts for each of the above talks can be found on the official CASW website Membership of CASW : Anyone wishing to join CASW, can contact the membership Secretary Steve Bowkett tel: 07715 297877 email:

Membership of Art Central friends: For those of you who need to renew our Forms are on display in the gallery or make a request through our Contacts page.