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Media 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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Photography workshop

  • Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Brynberian Community Centre

Type of Event: Media Workshop

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

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

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

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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