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Flourish: Memory, Movement and Creativity in Age, Penarth

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

Type of Event: Art

(English) 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

(English) 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 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

(English) 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

(English) 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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Photography workshop

  • Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Brynberian Community Centre

Type of Event: Media Workshop

(English) The workshop is aimed at improving your photography skills using composition, lighting, timing and other simple techniques.

We will also look at taking your camera off AUTO and learning how to use aperture and shutter priority settings so you can take control of your camera.

You will gain a better understanding of how to compose photographs and using the camera controls and settings. The techniques learnt can be used with any subject of photography and will give you the confidence to go out and take stunning photographs.

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Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

(English) Our colleagues at Chapter are putting on an amazing programme of dementia friendly events on Wednesday 17 May.

Films include the premiere of Forget-Me-Not: The Documentary, with a FREE performance from the Forget-Me-Not Choir and Only Men Aloud.

Also showing: Their Finest, Calamity Jane, Mad to be Normal, Re-Live: The Memoria Project, and the silent films of Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy.

As part of Gwanwyn, Everyman Theatre will be doing a script in hand performance of Do Not Go Gentle, followed by a q+a and workshop.

There will also be art workshops and A Walk Through Dementia, a virtual reality experience that will put you in the shoes of someone living with dementia.

CHAPTER dementia fest flyer 5

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Collecting and Connecting: Supporting People to Live Well With Dementia

  • Tuesday 1st December 2015
  • National Museum Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) One day course at National Museum Wales for anyone responsible for developing activities and resources for people with dementia, including museum staff and care setting activity providers.

The course will cover practical ideas for reminiscence and memory activities, tips on how to make your organisation more dementia friendly, and advice on how to support people and help them live well with dementia.

Follow the links in below in English and Cymraeg for more info.

Dementia Awareness Day National Museum Eng

Dementia Awareness Day National Museum Welsh

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Rhondda Radio Gwanwyn Week

  • Monday 25th May 2015
  • Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Various locations throughout Rhondda – details to be confirmed

Type of Event: Media Broadcast

(English) Rhondda Radio is taking a mobile studio out into the community.  We have several locations that we will be visiting as well as interviewing the local artistic groups & individuals about their involvement in the arts.

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