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Dance Events happening in the next 14 days

Forget-Me-Not Chorus Pre-recorded Sessions

    • Sun 1st May 2022 to Tue 31st May 2022
  • Online

Type of Event: Music Workshop

We’re Forget-me-not Chorus, a charity bringing the joy of singing to people living with dementia, and those who support them.

For over 10 years, Forget-me-not Chorus has been organising joy-filled singing sessions for people with all forms of dementia, as well as the families, friends and professional staff looking after them. Today, over 1000 people – from millennials to centenarians – participate in our singing sessions every week, pan Wales and now further afield too.

Our pre-recorded singing sessions are a great way of joining in Forget-me-not Chorus – and they’re completely free!

You can view the sessions in three ways:

  • You can stream them directly from our YouTube library (the easiest way, if you have good internet access)
  • We can send you a link for you to download the .mp4 files
  • We can send you a DVD in the post.

https://www.forgetmenotchorus.com/pre-recorded-singing-sessions/

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A Journey to the SENSE-GARDEN VR art exhibition

    • Fri 20th May 2022 to Sat 1st October 2022
  • Akron Gallery, Trondheim, Norway and Online: sense-garden.sciartlab.com

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

The art competition and exhibition "A Journey to the SENSE-GARDEN VR" aims at creating public awareness of the possibilities the SENSE-GARDEN offers to people living with dementia and their families. Artists were invited to visit the virtual SENSE-GARDEN and create a piece reflecting the emotional experience of living with dementia.
The SENSE-GARDEN is an innovative concept for care in dementia, using an immersive environment supported by digital technology, aiming at improving well-being in persons living with dementia (Serrano, 2021; https://sense-garden.eu/).
This exhibition will happen simultaneously in the virtual world Dencentraland (http://sense-garden.sciartlab.com) and in a physical gallery Akron, in Trondheim, Norway.
Selected artworks from Age Cymru's cARTrefu virtual exhibition will also be presented representing artwork created with and inspired by people living in, working in and visiting care homes in Wales.

No booking required

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Port Talbot Library Colour, Craft and Chat Group

  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • Port Talbot Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

Bring along any craft projects & adult colourings. Weekly group starting on Friday 27 May.

For more information or to book please email porttalbot.library@npt.gov.uk or phone 01639 763490

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Insole Court Book Club

  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Insole Court

Type of Event: Storytelling

The Insole Court Book Club is a monthly book club that specifically explores a diverse ranges of authors, for those who wants to discover something new. The book club is a friendly and social club, where we can get together to discuss the book (even if you haven’t finished it, life is too short to read a book that you don’t enjoy!) have a cuppa in beautiful surroundings, and meet other readers.

The book club takes place in the Reading Room of Insole Court, Cardiff, CF5 2LN. There is plenty of free parking on site, access for cars and pedestrians is on Fairwater Road. Further details can be found here.

Join us on the last Tuesday of every month, from 7 until 8.30pm.

On Tuesday 31st May we'll be discussing Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

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Hearth Gallery / Oriel Yr Aelwyd - The Dementia Darnings by Jenni Dutton

    • Wed 4th May 2022 to Mon 13th June 2022
  • The Hearth Gallery - Oriel Yr Aelwyd

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

The next Hearth Gallery exhibition will be Dementia Darnings by multi-media artist Jenni Dutton. In this body of work, Jenni responds to her mother’s dementia diagnosis by using stitching to re-create portraits of her mum from old photo albums. The exhibition has toured extensively in the UK and travelled to Europe, and China. This will be the first time it’s shown in Wales and the Hearth Gallery are proud to host it.

Meet the Artist Sessions: 5, 6, 18 May, 6 & & June, 12pm at the Hearth Gallery.

Jenni will also be joined by her daughter, Briony Goffin, who will deliver creative writing workshops - Writing as Tribute. Inspired by the Dementia Darnings exhibition, this warm and welcoming creative writing workshop will explore the power of Writing as Tribute. With support and guidance from writer and tutor, Briony Goffin, participants will be given opportunity to write a tribute to someone special in their lives in the form of a simple list poem. No previous writing experience required, and all writing materials provided.

This workshop also takes its inspiration from Briony Goffin’s TED talk, Writing as an Act of Tribute, in which Briony uses the form of the list poem to honour her grandmother, Gladys Dutton, the subject of the artwork in the Dementia Darnings exhibition. This project has created opportunity for mother and daughter’s work to overlap, and to bring three generations of women back together again.

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Torfaen Libraries - Library At Home

    • Sun 1st May 2022 to Tue 31st May 2022
  • At home

Type of Event: Storytelling

Are you a Torfaen resident who is unable to visit your local library because of health problems or caring responsibilities? We can help! Torfaen Libraries can come to you with our Library at Home Service.
This is a FREE delivery service bringing books and talking books to your home every three weeks.

To apply to receive this service, or for more information please contact your local library or email cwmbran.library@torfaen.gov.uk.


Ydych chi'n byw yn Nhorfaen ac yn methu ymweld â'ch llyfrgell leol oherwydd problemau iechyd neu gyfrifoldebau gofalu? Medrwn ni helpu! Gall y llyfrgell ddod atoch chi gyda’n Gwasanaeth Llyfrgell yn y Cartref.
Mae hwn yn wasanaeth dosbarthu AM DDIM, yn dod â llyfrau a llyfrau sain i’ch cartref bob tair wythnos.

I wneud cais am y gwasanaeth hwn, neu i gael mwy o wybodaeth, cysylltwch â’ch llyfrgell leol neu e-bost
cwmbran.library@torfaen.gov.uk.

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Alex Williams: Then and Now, Wales Remembered

    • Tue 1st March 2022 to Sun 19th June 2022
  • Y Gaer

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

(Cymraeg) Drawing principally on his lifetime experiences, Alex Williams stands out as an artist whose paintings exude a vibrancy and energy.  His return to Wales in the 1970s, following some time in Los Angeles, was the catalyst that sparked a period of creativity and his paintings flourished as never before.

In focusing on rural landscapes, animals and farmyards, in all their down-to-earth, grubby, muddy working detail, his paintings convey, most of all, not just what such places look like. They also have about them a sense of the smells, the tangible elemental qualities and the sheer atmosphere of a typical working farm. The rusty corrugated iron roofs and the weathered wooden clapboards of the walls of the barns and outbuildings are depicted in such a way that the viewer can imagine how they would feel if they passed a hand across them.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Rubicon 55+ Dance Class ONLINE - with seated to standing option

  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Online

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Book your block of classes now!

To book your place email info@rubicondance.co.uk or call 02920 491477

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Rubicon 55+ Dance Classes - Monday ONLINE

  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • Online

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Book your block of classes now!

To book your place email info@rubicondance.co.uk or call 02920 491477

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Rubicon 55+ Dance Classes - Monday ONLINE

  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • Online

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Book your block of classes now!

To book your place email info@rubicondance.co.uk or call 02920 491477

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Bollywood Dance and Mindfulness @ Penylan Library

  • Saturday 14th May 2022
  • Saturday 21st May 2022
  • Saturday 28th May 2022
  • Penylan Library

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Come along and try Bollywood dance and mindfulness with Tubasum

Every Saturday 2-4pm

At Penylan Library

Contact Tubasum.Munawar@diverse.cymru for more information

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Line Dancing @ Llanrumney Hub

  • Friday 13th May 2022
  • Friday 20th May 2022
  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • Llanrumney Hub

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

The Llanrumney Line Dancers are restarting their sessions at Llanrumney Hub. They meet every Friday 10.45 am to 12.45 pm. To find out more please email Llanrumneyhub@cardiff.gov.uk or give us a ring on 02920 780994.

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Rubicon 60+ Dance Class at Rubicon Dance, Cardiff

  • Friday 13th May 2022
  • Friday 20th May 2022
  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • Rubicon Dance

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Book your block of classes now!

To book your place email info@rubicondance.co.uk or call 02920 491477

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Rubicon 60+ Seated to Standing Dance Class at Rubicon Dance, Cardiff

  • Friday 13th May 2022
  • Friday 20th May 2022
  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • Rubicon Dance

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Book your block of classes now!

To book your place email info@rubicondance.co.uk or call 02920 491477

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Rubicon 60+ Seated to Standing Dance Class at The Riverfront, Newport

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • The Riverfront

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Book your block of classes now!

To book your place, call 01633 656679

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Rubicon 60+ Dance at The Riverfront, Newport

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • The Riverfront

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Book your block of classes now!

To book your place call 01633 656679

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Llanfihangel Jam: Creative Movement for Wellbeing Class

  • Thursday 5th May 2022
  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Nant-Yr-Odyn,

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

The class combines elements of Astanga Yoga, Feldenkrais movement, 5 rhythms dance and physical theatre techniques.

It takes place every Thursday evening from 6pm-7.30pm at Nant-Yr-Odyn, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr.

The six week block of classes costs £30 and an individual class drop in or taster is £7.

The class aims to leave you feeling stretched, relaxed and inspired.

It is run by Jane Sutcliffe, who lives in the village and has over 30 years experience of working in the field of visual, physical theatre

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From Bricklaying to Bellydancing!

  • Saturday 12th May 2018
  • Llanrhystud Memorial Hall

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

This is an opportunity for mature people to learn new skills or to try a new hobby.

Workshops in a number of different interests will be available to encourage participants to explore new crafts and hobbies.

Tuition will be available in:

Jewellery making

Peg looms

Building a bird box

Belly dancing

Patchwork and Applique

Painting models

Bricklaying

Drawing

and more!

There will be one set of workshops in the morning from 10am - 1pm and one in the afternoon from 2pm - 4pm where participants can drop in and out of any group which interests them and take home an example of their work if they wish.

 

 

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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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Flow: Creativity, Dance and Movement in Recovery

  • Tuesday 8th May 2018
  • Tuesday 15th May 2018
  • Tuesday 22nd May 2018
  • Tuesday 5th June 2018
  • HeARTh Gallery

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Oriel yr Aelwyd : The HeARTh Gallery is joined by Rubicon Dance and Elderfit for this year's festival.

We welcome all visitors, staff and patients to join the Elderfit sessions in the HeARTh Gallery, together with a closing event at 11am on Friday 8 June in the gallery.

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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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attenDANCE 50+

  • Wednesday 25th April 2018
  • Wednesday 2nd May 2018
  • Wednesday 9th May 2018
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Wednesday 23rd May 2018
  • Wednesday 30th May 2018
  • Wednesday 6th June 2018
  • Wednesday 13th June 2018
  • Wednesday 20th June 2018
  • Wednesday 27th June 2018
  • Wednesday 4th July 2018
  • Wednesday 11th July 2018
  • Llys y Cwm Hall, Beddau

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

attenDANCE is a fun and vibrant dance session that helps improve mobility and co-ordination.

It’s a great way to improve fitness and stamina whilst having a giggle.  The group meet weekly and learn new moves in a fun and relaxed environment.

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Harbour - Rubicon Dance, Penarth Pavillion Pier

  • Thursday 25th May 2017
  • Penarth Pier Pavillion, Penarth

Type of Event: Dance Performance

Gwanwyn Festival favourites Rubicon Dance invite you to attend Harbour, a new collaboration between guest choreographer Terry Beck and Rubicon's mature dancers.

There will also be guest performances by NuWave, Llanrumney Ladies and an additional work entitled Pier Tree, created by Paul Davies.

The Performances will be followed by a buffet and refreshments. RSVP to book your place: lauren@rubicondance.co.uk

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Creative Carnival, St Mair's Day Centre, Aberdare

  • Wednesday 24th May 2017
  • St. Mair's Day Centre, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Type of Event: Dance Performance

Creative Carnival is a dance performance by adults with learning disabilities on Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 11.00 am and 1.30 pm. Working collaboratively between Cynon Learning Curve, Daytime Opportunities Service and Artis Community, it's going to be a fun, colourful and very enjoyable trip down memory lane.

Carnivals were hugely popular in the Cynon Valley and we will be exploring happy memories of such carnivals with participants and guests attending.

Carnival themed refreshments will be provided, in a colourful, decorated environment to enhance the nostalgia of the Cynon Valley carnivals. Come and join us!

Dress code - as bright, colourful and carnival themed as possible please.

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Taster Day - Parkinson's UK

  • Wednesday 24th May 2017
  • Katrin Finch Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art

This is an Arts Workshop for people living with Parkinson's to include dance, singing and Arts workshops.

Places need to be booked in advance.

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Lui and Artemis workshop and performance, Dance House, Cardiff

  • Saturday 20th May 2017
  • Sunday 21st May 2017
  • The Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Pierhead Street, Cardiff, CF10 4PH

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

The eMOTIONal Body is a series of workshops and performances, hosted by NDCWales and themed around performances of Lui & Artemis by Prototype Status from Switzerland.

Their piece, Lui & Artemis, is interpreted by Artemis Sacantanis and Peter Jolesch, both over 65 and former soloists from the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and Bayerisches Staatsballet in Munich.

The performance explores the paradoxical journey of an older couple, who feel younger at heart in their now worn-out bodies than they could have ever been during their first embrace. Their minds are turned towards the past and the future at the same time, whilst their bodies are stuck in the present moment.

Artemis and Peter will lead the workshops which focus on simple actions connected to our own experiences. They will also explore exercises and improvisation games which have been used as tools to find the choreographic material of the duet.

'Having seen several of Jasmine Morand’s creations I have been particularly struck by Lui & Artemis. Both performers are mature artists who have enjoyed successful careers as professional dancers; this duet oozes honesty, beauty and sensitivity. I was excited to invite the company in conjunction with our Gwanwyn festival celebrations and to enable them to also share their process with others through workshops in collaboration with Age Cymru.' Caroline Finn – Artistic Director NDCWales.

Join us for a 90 minute workshop, followed by refreshments, and stay on to see Lui & Artemis, all for just £12.50.

Times vary.

Saturday 20 May, workshop 4 - 5.30pm / performance 7.30pm

Sunday 21 May, workshop 11.30 - 1pm / performance 2pm

Workshop and Ticket package (inc refreshments) - £12.50. Tickets for performance only: £12.50 or £10 concessions.

Visit the NDC Wales website for tickets.

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50+ Show Time - RCT Older People's Advisory Group

  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Pontypridd Muni Centre

Type of Event: Music Performance

The 50+ Forum is putting on a show in Pontypridd, with dancing, poems, monologues and songs from their members. The audience is invited to join in with community singing, and the male voice chorus Hims and Arias, will be singing in English and Welsh about the time of year and the local area. There will also be an exhibtion of arts and crafts made by the members.

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Creative Community Fun Day - Cathays Youth and Community Centre

  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Cathays Community Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art

This event is for the People of the Cathays area of Cardiff to enjoy and will integrate the coffee morning for older people and the Seren Fach Toddler Group

The event will be lead by artists, students and volunteers and will feature art, dance, poetry and drumming workshops and performances.

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Bloom: Well-being and Creativity in Age

  • Monday 8th May 2017
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Friday 12th May 2017
  • Monday 15th May 2017
  • Friday 19th May 2017
  • Monday 22nd May 2017
  • Friday 26th May 2017
  • HeARTh Gallery, Llandough Hospital

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

Throughout May, the HeARTh Gallery at University Hospital Llandough is offering Gwanwyn workshops with drama therapist Esyllt George, illustrator Helen Turnbull and choreographer Cai Tomos.

Work from the sessions will be on show in the gallery space as part of a Live Wall, which will evolve as the project progresses.

To find out more or to book your place please contact Melanie Wotton or call 029 2071 6216.

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Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

Taster Sessions in art, dancing, singing, and therapies including massage and reflexology for people living with Parkinson's and their carers.

Places are limited, so booking is essential. For more information or to book your place please email Elaine Evans: elainekember@btinternet.com

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River of Lights - Pembrokeshire Lantern Procession

  • Saturday 29th October 2016
  • The Lab Haverfordwest

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

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Help create ‘River of Lights 2016’, a celebration of Pembrokeshire’s County Town and its links with the rural communities that it serves.

Last year, over 600 people gathered on the riverside in Haverfordwest, their lit lanterns bobbing, in the shadows of the castle above, as an 11ft skeleton puppet emerged and made its way across the bridge to meet the crowds.

Inspired by the folk tale of The Fisherman and the Skeleton, the procession saw shoals of glowing fish and hand-held pyramid lanterns streaming along the riverside, following the magnificent Skeleton to a spectacular “fire sculpture”, which went off with a real “bang!”

Find out more here http://www.thelabhaverfordwest.org/2016/06/16/river-of-lights/

This year the procession, will be based on the medieval story of the ‘danse macabre’ where Death brings his subjects back to life for one night only to have a glorious party! Who or what would your community like to bring back to life to come and join the dance?

River of Lights is a partnership between Confluence, Span Arts’ Cheerful Project and artist Toby Downing. They will provide training, all the materials and information needed to enable your organisation to safely run a lantern-making workshop for your group or community.

Training for workshop leaders will take place in Haverfordwest over two days on Sunday 18 September 11am-5pm, and Monday 19 September 3pm-9pm. Ideally it would be good to have two people from each group attending, although you only need to attend on one of these days.

Once trained, you will have help to plan and run a workshop in your community. A second weekend workshop will take place on 15 and 16 October in Haverfordwest, when a small group from each organisation will be able to work with Toby and the team to design and make a larger lantern to be carried by your group.

To book your place(s) on the training please or for more information contact: Guy Norman on 07480 902200 email guy@spacetocreate.org.uk or Rowan Matthiessen from Span Arts on 01834 869323 email rowan@span-arts.org.uk

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Gwyl Gwanwyn yn Galeri

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016
  • Thursday 2nd June 2016
  • Galeri, Caermarfon

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

Galeri Estyneto

Galeri’s Gwanwyn Festival activities will start with Estyneto with Cai Tomos, who wil lead a movement and dance session for people over 50 years old .

There will then be an opportunity for anyone of any age to join Circus Skills
Chimera in studio 2. This is an opportunity to learn juggling, hula tuck , diabolo, plate spinning, stilt walking and unicycle . Then there will be a short break for lunch in the cafe in the new Gallery before going to the theater to see the day’s main attraction. The production Belonging / Perthyn follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t end because of the onset of dementia .

At any time during the day can visit the Art Space to enjoy the work of artist David Jones who has been producing interesting work since the 1960s.

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Gwanwyn 10th birthday celebration at Park and Dare Theatre Treorchy

  • Friday 27th May 2016
  • Park and Dare Theatre Treorchy

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

Park and Dare Treorchy

A full day of activities include a screening of Eddie the Eagle staring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackson, and an afternoon of live music from the 50s and 60s with Owen Money and the Travelling Wrinklies.

There will also be demonstrations and have-a-go sessions from local arts and craft groups from 11am - 1pm. Come along and try out something new!

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Gwanwyn Dance Night at Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

  • Saturday 21st May 2016
  • Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Dance Performance

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As part of Gwanwyn's official 10th birthday celebrations, our friends at Dance House are hosting the first Gwanwyn Dance Day in partnership with Age Cymru, Striking Attitudes and Rubicon.

The Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre will be celebrating the variety of older peoples dance groups from across Wales and the joy dance brings in uniting everyone.

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See a mix of 4/5 professional and community groups; an intergenerational piece around the theme of motherhood, new work from Gwanwyn Festival favourites TAN Dance, and the rare chance to see a piece in development and an opportunity for you to talk about it.

Come and join us in celebrating the joy and variety of creativity of dance for older people this May.

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Generation Movers

  • Thursday 12th May 2016
  • Thursday 19th May 2016
  • Thursday 26th May 2016
  • Tir-y-Berth Community Centre 10-11.30am / Ynysddu Sardis Church Hall 1.30-3pm

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

An intergenerational workshop (led by community arts practitioner Gina Roberts) where older members of the community join mothers and toddlers in a creative play session combining movement, dance, songs, music and puppets.

This session brings together groups and individuals who would not normally have the opportunity to enjoy themselves and each others company in a shared activity.

Tir-y-Berth Community centre 10-11.30am
Ynysddu Sardis Church Hall 1.30-3pm

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Gwanwyn Dance Workshops at Theatr Clwyd, Flintshire

  • Thursday 12th May 2016
  • Theatr Clwyd

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

The award-winning National Dance Company Wales are coming to Theatr Clwyd and are offering a unique workshop opportunity to those over 50, as part of the Gwanwyn Festival.

We believe that dance can empower people and encourage anyone to express themselves with confidence. Movement and dance can provide opportunities for people of all abilities and experience-levels to try something new, have fun while moving and learn new skills.

The two hour workshop is led by NDCWales’ friendly and skilled professional company dancers and includes:

- A warm up session
- Developing and inspiring creativity through tasks based on our touring programme
- Sharing ideas and exploring the role of audience and performer
- Q&A with the dancers - ask questions, and find out more about dance, the dancers and what the company does

This exclusive workshop offer includes a free ticket to the evening performance of NDCWales’ FOLK on Friday 13th May at Theatr Clwyd, all for just £10.

Workshop tickets are available for £5, and attendees to the workshop will be given a discount code to redeem £5 tickets for the evening performance.

To book, call Theatr Clywd on 01352 701521, quoting ‘Gwanwyn’ to claim the special £10 workshop and ticket deal.

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Gwanwyn Dance Workshops at Venue Cymru, Llandudno

  • Wednesday 11th May 2016
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

The award-winning National Dance Company Wales are coming to Venue Cymru and are offering a unique workshop opportunity to those over 50, as part of the Gwanwyn Festival's official 10th birthday celebrations.

We believe that dance can empower people and encourage anyone to express themselves with confidence. Movement and dance can provide opportunities for people of all abilities and experience-levels to try something new, have fun while moving and learn new skills.

The two hour workshop is led by NDCWales’ friendly and skilled professional company dancers and includes:

- A warm up session
- Developing and inspiring creativity through tasks based on our touring programme
- Sharing ideas and exploring the role of audience and performer
- Q and A with the dancers - ask questions, and find out more about dance, the dancers and what the company does

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Gwanwyn 10th Birthday Party, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

  • Saturday 7th May 2016
  • Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

As part of Gwanwyn's official 10th birthday celebrations, Wales Millennium Centre will be hosting a day of free performances, drop in sessions and workshops from resident organizations, and a variety of craft and information stalls.

Parkour, singing, craft and music workshops will take place throughout the day.

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Live Music and Dance on the Glanfa Stage:
12pm Ukulele Nights
1pm Only Menopause Allowed
2pm Heavy Quartet
3pm Renè Griffiths
4pm Tystion
5pm Kitty's Little Big Band

All events on the Glanfa Stage are free, just turn up on the day.

Drop-in Pottery Workshop:
Join an exclusive workshop with Maker's Guild in Wales’ artists to perfect your pottery skills. There will be air drying clay available for you to create an individual piece of work and take your masterpiece home with you at the end of the session. This workshop will begin at 11.30am, with lunch-break at 1pm and will then re-start at 2pm.

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Parkour Workshops for older people:
These workshops fuse parkour/free-running with dance and yoga for well-being, fitness and performance purposes. Here’s a way for the participants to explore and reconnect to the environment in a free, safe and structured weekly class led by qualified professionals.

The workshops will start at 11.30am – 12.30pm with an interval and will then start back again at 2pm.

Please contact the Ticket and Information Office on 029 2063 6464 to register your name for a space on the free taster session. There are 20 spaces available on this session.

Yoga with Tori:
This is a general practice for people who are reasonably mobile with a moderate level of fitness. Suitable for both beginners and those who have done yoga before. This event forms part of Gwanwyn Festival.
45 minute session. Starts at 3pm.

http://www.yogawithtori.co.uk/

Please contact the Ticket and Information Office on 029 2063 6464 to register your name for a space on the free taster session. There are 25 spaces available on this session.

Fun and Wellbeing Through Yoga with Rachel Jones:
Limber your body with harmonising sequences. Stretch and strengthen through standing postures. Gain confidence and have fun with balances. Reap the rewards of relaxation of body and mind. This event is part of Gwanwyn Festival.
45 minute session

http://www.penarthyogastudio.co.uk/

Please contact the Ticket and Information Office on 029 2063 6464 to register your name for a space on the free taster session. There are 25 spaces available on this session.

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Shenanigrans, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

  • Wednesday 4th May 2016
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

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As part of Gwanwyn Festival's official 10th birthday celebrations, Venue Cymru are hosting Shenanigrans, a day of free workshops for anyone over 50.

Sing, dance, make and take photographs. A free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Live Music Now Presents: Festive-All!

  • Sunday 29th November 2015
  • Portland House

Type of Event: Music Festival

Start off the festive season at Festive-All! in Cardiff Bay.

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Rubicon Dance - Photo Exhibition at John Lewis

  • Tuesday 29th September 2015
  • Thursday 24th December 2015
  • John Lewis

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

John Lewis Cardiff is holding an exhibition featuring photographs from Rubicon sessions in ‘The Place to Eat’ on the 3rd floor.  The exhibition will run for 3 months and is open to the general public.

Copyright Sian Trenberth Photography

Rubicon is showcasing a project funded by Gwanwyn last May. Three separate workshops brought together Rubicon’s Cardiff based Llanrumney 60+ dance group and Newport based Nuwave group in three separate venues across the two Cities. The dancers by worked with a new guest teacher and were introduced to a brand new style which incorporated a fusion of Latin Styles.  The ladies involved benefited from dance sessions which were beneficial to their physical, mental and social well-being.  They forged new connections and friendships whilst challenging themselves with a new style of dance.

Copyright Sian Trenberth Photography

Professional photographer Sian Trenberth documented the workshops in order to provide images of positive role models for older people enjoying physical and creative dance.  Her images of the Llanrumney Ladies and Nuwave groups in John Lewis represent Rubicon and Gwanwyn in celebrating creativity and dance activities for older people. 

Photo credit:  Sian Trenberth Photography

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The Rainbow Group Bollywood Month

  • Wednesday 10th June 2015
  • Wednesday 17th June 2015
  • Wednesday 24th June 2015
  • Alexandra Hall

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

A workshop and social group offering physical activity for sedentary ethnic minority women.  Every Wednesday at Alexandra Hall, Barry.  This will include one hour of Bollywood dance .

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Arts Care Gofal Celf - Weave (Pembrey Country Park)

  • Saturday 6th June 2015
  • Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

Weave with textiles in this fantastic interactive arts project – bring the knitting nancy to life through the movement of weaving.

Learn knitting and weaving techniques whilst being part of a body knitting circle.  Experience being one of the pegs on the loom and help create a giant weaved structure as the fabric is woven around the human pegs to music in an interactive piece of movement.

For those interested in performance you could get the opportunity to create a dance using the woven structure and perform this during a final sharing.  Alternatively you could concentrate on the creation of the woven structure.  Make the project your own, lets weave.

Come and have a go, no experience necessary.  It’s fun for anyone over 50 and FREE.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf - Weave (Carmarthen)

  • Saturday 30th May 2015
  • Nott Square, Carmarthen

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

Weave with textiles in this fantastic interactive arts project – bring the knitting nancy to life through the movement of weaving.

Learn knitting and weaving techniques whilst being part of a body knitting circle.  Experience being one of the pegs on the loom and help create a giant weaved structure as the fabric is woven around the human pegs to music in an interactive piece of movement.

For those interested in performance you could get the opportunity to create a dance using the woven structure and perform this during a final sharing.  Alternatively you could concentrate on the creation of the woven structure.  Make the project your own, lets weave.

Come and have a go, no experience necessary.  It’s fun for anyone over 50 and FREE.

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Striking Attitudes perform at Dyffryn Gardens

  • Saturday 23rd May 2015
  • Dyffryn Gardens

Type of Event: Dance Performance

Past lives, ghostly presences, Victorian ladies drift slowly in and out of the stately rooms of Dyffryn House.  As they read, embroider and take tea these eerie ladies perform atmospheric and evocative vignettes using movement and words.  Working from photographs and books of the period, older performers from Striking Attitudes Dance Theatre recreate the leisurely pastimes of those who would have once inhabited these magnificent rooms.

Striking Attitudes is a dance theatre group for the older dancer, based in Cardiff.  Their mission is to create performance and creative opportunities for older dancers, both professional and community.

The performance will be free, but normal admission prices to Dyffryn House will apply.

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Red Cafe - Gwanwyn Festival Celebration Event

  • Wednesday 20th May 2015
  • Quadrant Shopping Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

Exhibition / performance featuring TAN Dance, Musical Memories Choir and more.  It will be a celebratory event raising awareness for the creativity of people living with dementia and for the support that is available for them.  Interactive activities throughout the day will including art, music and ballroom dancing.

We hope to produce a collective piece of art through out the day that expresses something about life with dementia.

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TAN Dance - The Lips of Time

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Dance Performance

TAN Dance's Tystion Company of older dancers performs to a wonderfully dynamic piece of music that drives them through a profound scenario of powerful moments in time and space.

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Parkour for Older People

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Parkour Dance Company will be holding two workshop sessions that fuse parkour/freerunning with dance and yoga for well-being, fitness and performance purposes. Come and explore and reconnect with the environment in a safe and structured class led by qualified professionals.

Participants should come to the Preseli Room on the day, this workshop is on a first come first serve basis.  Anyone who misses the 11am morning session will be able to attend the 2pm session. There are 20 spaces available on each workshop.

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CAIN TONIC Performance

  • Thursday 14th May 2015
  • Galeri, Caernarfon

Type of Event: Dance Performance

Cain, Galeri’s dance performance group for the over 60s celebrate and launch this year’s Gwanwyn Festival in North West Wales. Gwanwyn is all about celebrating creativity in older people.  Cain, now in its 2nd year is a project organised by Galeri which gives the over 60s an opportunity to work with professional choreographer/dancer Cai Tomos.  Here is an opportunity to witness the fruits of their labour as they take centre stage in this special TONIC concert.

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TAN Dance - The Lips of Time

  • Saturday 9th May 2015
  • Soar Theatr

Type of Event: Dance Performance

TAN Dance's Tystion Company of older dancers performs to a wonderfully dynamic piece of music drives the dancers through a profound scenario of powerful moments in time and space.

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Dance for Parkinsons

  • Thursday 7th May 2015
  • Singleton Hospital

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Dance training for physios and OTs who work with people with Parkinson’s Disease

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Gwanwyn Festival at Aberyswyth Arts Centre

  • Wednesday 6th May 2015
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Type of Event: Art

A free arts and well being day at Aberystwyth Arts Centre open to anyone aged 50 or over - feel free to come to all or part of the day

A day of free activities with the emphasis on fun and trying something new (tho' we positively welcome people with experience too!)

Sign up to one of our full length sessions or just come along to see what's happening, have some lunch and join in one of our drop in activities

Note - there will be limited places on some activities, so advance booking is essential

 

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