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Drama Events happening in the next 14 days

Flourish: Memory, Movement and Creativity in Age, Penarth

    • Wed 8th May 2019 to Thu 6th June 2019
  • University Hospital, Llandough

Type of Event: Art

A ground-breaking exhibition by artist Jorge Lizalde in collaboration with The Hearth Gallery and SOLACE exploring first memories.

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Turn Over a New Leaf - Glass painting workshop, Wrexham

  • Tuesday 28th May 2019
  • Tuesday 28th May 2019
  • NEWCIS Carers Centre

Type of Event: Art

Come and join the NEWCIS glass painting workshop. This workshop is for older carers; anyone caring for a family member or friend without payment. During the session we will create designs using paints on glass baubles. The baubles will be displayed during Carers Week (10-16 June) to celebrate creativity in older age.
Your place must be pre-booked with NEWCIS. To book your place you need to contact NEWCIS on 01352 752525 or email enquiries@newcis.org.uk. This workshop is only available to family carers and you need to register with NEWCIS if you haven’t already. You can register with NEWCIS when you book your place and there is no charge for this. The workshop is part of Gwanwyn festival which celebrates creative ageing.

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Gentle/Radical Film Club: Intergenerational Film Event!

  • Tuesday 28th May 2019
  • Tuesday 28th May 2019
  • Riverside Warehouse

Type of Event: Film

On Tuesday May 28th, we invite you to join us to watch A Suitable Girl - a documentary following three women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams, amid intense pressure to get married. The film examines the women's complex relationships with marriage, parents, family and wider society.

Do the pressures you faced growing up still exist for young people today? What traditions do you think should be passed on to the next generation?

Join us for a screening of this excellent documentary and a post-screening discussion with older people and younger people alike!

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Dydd Dawns Gwanwyn Rubicon / Rubicon’s Gwanwyn Dance Day, Cardiff

  • Wednesday 29th May 2019
  • Wednesday 29th May 2019
  • Rubicon Dance

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Join us for a day of dance workshops, socialising and creativity. Within our studios we will hold a dance day as follows:

  • 10:30 – 11:15 – Warm up and Conditioning Session (chair-based)
  • 15 minute break (refreshments provided)
  • 11:30 – 12:30 – Cha Cha Cha Workshop
  • Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 – Musical Theatre Workshop
  • 15 minute break (refreshments provided)
  • 2:45 – 3:00 – Sharing

The workshops will be a reminder of how dance enables one to develop physically as well as a way of boosting social interaction. Our event will challenge preconceived ideas of ageing and older people and instead will highlight creativity and growth within older people.

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Gwanwyn Festival day at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

  • Wednesday 9th May 2018
  • Wednesday 9th May 2018
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

A free arts and well being day at Aberystwyth Arts Centre open to anyone aged 50 and over.

The emphasis will be on having fun and trying something new. Come along and join one of our many activities

Lunch and refreshments included.

Wheelchair accessible

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Yes Dear.

  • Wednesday 2nd May 2018
  • Friday 4th May 2018
  • Wednesday 9th May 2018
  • Friday 11th May 2018
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Penarth Pier Pavilion and Penarth Pier

Type of Event: Drama Workshop

Yeah Yeah will be running free physical theatre workshops that aim to create a work that challenges perceptions of older people.

Based on exercises adapted from Frantic Assembly and other physical theatre practitioners, we will create a performance work with workshop participants.

We anticipate that the resulting work will conform to and then break perceptions, incorporating the contrast of what we might expect to see versus that which we might not expect.

Maximum of 15 participants

The four sessions will result in a performance of the work on 16 May on the Pier at 11:00am

 

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Stand up for over 50s

  • Wednesday 2nd May 2018
  • Wednesday 9th May 2018
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Wednesday 23rd May 2018
  • Wednesday 30th May 2018
  • Welfare Hall

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

A lot of people would like to try stand up comedy but lack the courage to go on stage.

On this course a safe, constructive environment will be provided for beginners to test their own material out.

Microphone technique, joke writing, timing and all aspects of performance and delivery will be looked at.

Guidance provided by experienced professional comedian Noel James.

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Othello - Have a Go Shakespeare

  • Sunday 29th April 2018
  • Willow Globe, Llanwrthwl

Type of Event: Drama Performance

Our Have-a-go Shakespeare participants join forces with the Willow Globe Community Company in an exciting new script in hand performance of Othello.

The company is excited to be joined this year by Ekow Quartey (Theatre Royal Bath, National Theatre) known at the Willow Globe as one of the 'Wet Mariners', who will take the title role as Othello.

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  • Thursday 26th April 2018
  • Wednesday 6th June 2018

Type of Event: Drama Performance

Following sell-out performances in 2016, and its storming success at the Wales Theatre Awards (winning Best Actor for Llion Williams and Best Director for Peter Doran), Belonging makes a triumphant return to the stage.

Touring nationwide between April and June 2018

Written by Karin Diamond (nominated for Best Playwright, Wales Theatre Awards), Belonging follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don't have to stop because of dementia.

Don't miss one of the most powerful and uplifting plays of the year, with performances that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.

“Excellent performances…profoundly involving” British Theatre Guide

“An important piece of theatre, beautiful and genuine” Wales Online

Chapter Arts Centre - 26th - 5th May Cardiff

Chapter BSL performances: 1st May 2pm & 3rd May 7.30pm

Torch Theatre - 10th - 12th May Milford Haven

Theatr Clwyd - 15th - 19th May Mold

Theatr Clwyd BSL performance: 17th May 7.45pm

Taliesin Arts Centre - 23rd - 25th May Swansea

Taliesin BSL performances: 24th May 2pm & 7.30pm

Borough Theatre - 6th June Abergavenny

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