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Drama 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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Everyman Theatre Cardiff - Company Festival Meeting

  • Sunday 8th May 2022
  • Seligman Theatre, Chapter Arts Centre

Type of Event: Drama

You're invited to Everyman Theatre Cardiff's Company Festival Meeting

Get excited for the festival with all casts and crew of this year's productions, and our wider volunteer community. Hear about other opportunities to get involved, from volunteering on the bar and front of hour, to helping with costume, to building sets!

Open to the festival company and volunteers.

Although all the festival shows are already cast and rehearsals have started , we need willing volunteers to support the casts, help with the smooth running of the festival and giving a our audiences a pleasant experience on every night .

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Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, Everyman Theatre Cardiff

  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Chapter Arts Centre

Type of Event: Drama Performance

In a small rural area, a man has decided to marry a young woman from a neighbouring village. However, the bride is secretly in love with someone else.

The wedding goes on and the guests start arriving, all while the bride is struggling with inner turmoil: can she be content in her choice of groom or will she be magnetically pulled to her other love, the enemy’s son? Secrets are revealed and choices are made that create chaos and havoc on the wedding day. Will the bride and groom end up together? Will the enemy prevail? How much blood will be spilled, and is it fate or is it chance?

Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding is a beautiful balance of traditional romantic tropes and unconventional circumstances mixed with a little magic.

Everyman is South Wales’ leading non-professional theatre company, staging productions all year round from
its base in Chapter, as well as hosting the phenomenally successful Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival every summer.


Mewn ardal fach wledig, mae dyn yn priodi merch ifanc o bentref cyfagos - ond mae'r briodferch yn
gyfrinachol mewn cariad â rhywun arall.

Mae'r briodas yn mynd ymlaen ac mae'n gwesteion yn dechrau cyrraedd, gan fod briodferch yn cael trafferth gyda helbul mewnol: a all hi fod yn fodlon ar ei dewis o briodferch, neu a fydd hi'n cael ei denu at ei
chariad arall, mab y gelyn? Datgelir cyfrinachau a gweneir dewisiadau sy'n crey anhrefn a hafoc ar ddiwrnod y briodas. A fydd y briodferch a'r priodfab yn dod i ben gyda'i gilydd? A fydd y gelyn yn drech? Faint o waed fydd yn cael ei arllwys- ac ai siawns...neu ffawd?

Mae Blood Wedding gan Federico Garcia Lorca yn gydbwysedd hyfryd o dropes rhamantustraddodiadol ac amgylchiadau anghonfensiynol yn gymysg ag ychydig o hud.

Everyman yw cwmni theatr amhroffesiynol mwyaf blaenllaw De Cymru, gan lwyfannu cynyrchiadau gydol y flwyddyn o’i ganolfan yn Chapter, yn ogystal â chynnal G?yl Theatr Awyr Agored Caerdydd hynod lwyddiannus bob haf.

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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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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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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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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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