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Events happening in the next 14 days

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

(English) 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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Insole Court Book Club

  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Insole Court

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 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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Port Talbot Library Colour, Craft and Chat Group

  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • Port Talbot Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) 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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Type of Event: Writing Workshop

(English) Zoom workshop delivered by Briony Goffin as part of the Dementia Darnings project.

As part of the Dementia Darnings project, Briony Goffin (Jenni Dutton's daughter) will be delivering creative writing workshops as a response to the artwork of her grandmother.

If you haven't been able to view the exhibition at the Hearth Gallery, please familiarise yourself with the artwork by viewing the virtual exhibition: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/node/9819652

About the 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. Briony Goffin is daughter of artist, Jenni Dutton, and Gladys Dutton is also the subject of the Dementia Darnings. This project has created opportunity for mother and daughter’s work to overlap, and to bring three generations of women back together again.

About the Facilitator:

Briony Goffin is a writer, tutor and mentor. She teaches creative writing at Cardiff University and is a specialist in facilitating Creative Writing experiences in community and healthcare settings. Briony has worked extensively in the NHS, working with patients, staff, and relatives, using creative writing as a medium to document and reflect upon the world of the hospital. She has been awarded inspirational tutor of the year by NIACE and has shared her work on Writing as Tribute with a global audience for TEDxCardiff.

Booking through Eventbrite.

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Creative Lives workshop - The Plough Club Cafe, Whitchurch

  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • The Plough

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) As part of these regular social sessions for people 50+, run by Cardiff Council's Independent Living Services team, we will be offering a series of arts and crafts activities for people who want to try something new, or maybe rekindle a creative interest. All materials provided.

No need to book, just turn up!

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A Journey to the SENSE-GARDEN VR art exhibition

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

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

(English) 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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Llyfrgell Gorseinon Gorseinon Library Reading Group

  • Friday 20th May 2022
  • Llyfrgell Gorseinon Gorseinon Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Monthly reading group. Meets the third Friday of every month, between 10.30 and 12

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Perspectives On Digital Access

  • Friday 20th May 2022
  • Zoom

Type of Event: Multi Art

(English) This conversation aims to inform and provoke discussion about rethinking digital access and digital literacy amongst older people.

Although the recent pandemic has accelerated and widened the use of digital technologies across generations, many older people are finding it increasingly difficult to access essential goods and services due to a lack of access to the internet and/or technical skills, as well as badly designed technology. This conversation aims to inform and provoke discussion about rethinking digital access and digital literacy amongst older people. Four speakers from the UK and Ireland will talk about their own creative approach to widening digital access and the potential offered by the internet.

This event is presented in partnership with Luminate (Scotland), Gwanwyn (Wales) & Age of Creativity (England) festivals.

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Bridgend Library - Gwen's Reading Group

  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Bridgend Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 3rd Thursday of the month. A reading group that meets monthly to discuss a new book

Please contact Bridgend Library for details

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Llyfrgell Ganolog Central Library - Bring Your Own Book Reading Group

  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Llyfrgell Ganolog Central Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Monthly Bring Your Own Book reading group, meets on the third Thursday of every month, 2 - 3

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Type of Event: Writing Workshop

(English) As part of the Dementia Darnings project, Briony Goffin (Jenni Dutton's daughter) will be delivering creative writing workshops as a response to the artwork of her grandmother.

If you haven't been able to view the exhibition at the Hearth Gallery, please familiarise yourself with the artwork by viewing the virtual exhibition: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/node/9819652

About the 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. Briony Goffin is daughter of artist, Jenni Dutton, and Gladys Dutton is also the subject of the Dementia Darnings. This project has created opportunity for mother and daughter’s work to overlap, and to bring three generations of women back together again.

About the Facilitator:

Briony Goffin is a writer, tutor and mentor. She teaches creative writing at Cardiff University and is a specialist in facilitating Creative Writing experiences in community and healthcare settings. Briony has worked extensively in the NHS, working with patients, staff, and relatives, using creative writing as a medium to document and reflect upon the world of the hospital. She has been awarded inspirational tutor of the year by NIACE and has shared her work on Writing as Tribute with a global audience for TEDxCardiff.

Booking is through Eventbrite.

 

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Bridgend Library - Bev's Reading Group

  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Bridgend Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 3rd Wednesday of the month. A reading group that meets monthly to discuss a new book.

Please contact Bridgend Library for details 01656 754830

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Porthcawl Library - Bookies Reading Group

  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Online

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) A reading group currently meeting online to discuss a new book monthly. 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Please contact Porthcawl Library for details 01656 754845

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Porthcawl Library - Di's Reading Group

  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Porthcawl Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 3rd Wednesday of the month. A reading group that meets monthly to discuss a new book.Please contact Porthcawl Library for details 01656 754845

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Port Talbot Library Local History Afternoon

  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Port Talbot Library

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) Monthly.

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

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Blackwood Library Creative Writing Group

  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Blackwood Library

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

(English) Do you have a story to tell? Are you looking for a writing group where you can meet with other writers to discuss stories and ideas? Group will meet on first and third Wednesday of each month, beginning 18th May. No need to book. 

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Cardiff Libraries - Crafty Conflab! Online

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

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Join us for our adult crafty social group, a gathering of like minded crafters for an online craft club. Bring your latest project and a lovely cuppa and knit, crochet, stitch… whatever your craft of choice is… whilst we put the world to rights!

Every Tuesday
12.30-1.30pm

On Microsoft Teams

For more information and how to join us please email cassandra.alexander@cardiff.gov.uk
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Type of Event: Writing Workshop

(English) Join our friendly and relaxed monthly writing group focusing on a theme or genre each month. It’s also a space to focus and write quietly in, whatever your project!

Details and booking information available via Eventbrite, or you can email libraryevents@cardiff.gov.uk.

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Penylan Book Group

  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Penylan Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Enjoy reading? Enjoy chatting? Enjoy socialising? Why not combine your interests and join our new book group! We will discuss a different book each month.

Join us every third Tuesday of the month at 2.30pm.

For more information and to find out what the next book for discussion is contact Penylan Library on 02920 788414

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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

(English) Book your block of classes now!

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

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Bridgend Library Wellbeing Bookclub

  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Bridgend Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 3rd Tuesday of the month. A book club that meets monthly.

Please contact Bridgend library for details

 

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Pencoed Library Crafternoon

  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Pencoed Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) A range of crafts for adults to enjoy. Please phone Pencoed Library for details 01656 754840

Every other Tuesday starting 3rd May

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Penylan Welsh Reading Group @ Penylan Library

  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Penylan Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Enjoy reading? Enjoy chatting? Enjoy socialising? Why not combine your interests and join our new book group! We will discuss a different book each month.

 

Join us every third Monday of the month at 5.30pm.

For more information and to find out what the next book for discussion is contact Sioned at Penylan Library on 02920 788414

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Knit and Natter @ Powerhouse House

  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • Llanederyn Hub at the Powerhouse

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Friendly chats and knitting, every Monday morning at the Powerhouse Hub.

10.30am – 1.30pm

Please bring your own needles and wool.

Ring 029 2233 0201 for more information.

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Craft and Chat @ Canolfan Beulah Community Rooms

  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • The Studio, Canolfan Beulah Community Rooms

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Join our group of crafters for a chat and some crafting.

Every Monday 10:30-12:30

Refreshments provided.

Rhiwbina Library will close from Saturday 23rd April to undergo refurbishment works.
The new Rhiwbina Hub will open later this year, with more services and improved facilities.

During this time, this event will be held at: The Studio, Canolfan Beulah Community Rooms

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Cardiff Libraries - Knit and Natter with Sue (Online)

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

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Join us for a chat and bring your knitting!

Every Monday 9.30-11am

Please contact sbaskerville@cardiff.gov.uk to book your free place. This Session will be delivered in English, if you would like to access the event in Welsh please contact us in advance of the event.

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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

(English) 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

(English) Book your block of classes now!

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

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Pyle Library - Craft and Natter

  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • Pyle Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Every Monday. A range of craft activities for adults.

Please contact Pyle Library for details 01656 754850

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Y Lanfa (Welshpool Library and Powysland Museum) Book Club

  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Y Lanfa - Welshpool Library and Powysland Museum

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Y Lanfa monthly book club, everybody welcome!

16 May

13 June

11 July

8 August

For any further queries please call 01938 553001 or email ylanfa@powys.gov.uk

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Llyfrgell Cila Killay Library Reading Group

  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Llyfrgell Cila Killay Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Monthly Reading Group meets on the third Monday of every month, at 3pm

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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

(English) 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

(English) 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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Whitchurch Hub Knit and Natter

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

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Fridays from 2pm

Join our group of knitters for a chat and some knitting in Whitchurch Hub

Bring your needles and wool. Refreshments provided.

Places are limited. To book a place, please contact Whitchurch Hub on 20871331

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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

(English) 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

(English) Book your block of classes now!

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

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Reality Theatre's Drop In Day

  • Friday 13th May 2022
  • Friday 20th May 2022
  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • The Cab

Type of Event: Multi Art

(English) Bored, creative, isolated?

Want to meet new people?

Want to shape creative ideas?

Want a space to try out some music, art or drama?

Or just want to sit and read? Talk about the news, or latest films?

All welcome - younger people, older people, parents and children, students, musicians, writers, poets.

Come along and have a cuppa. Fridays, 10 - 4.

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Knitting Group @ Bethany Baptist Church, Rhiwbina

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • The Yellow Room, Bethany Baptist Church

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Come along and join us for a cuppa and knitting chat!

Every Thursday (except 1st Thursday of month)

2-4pm

Rhiwbina Library will close from Saturday 23rd April to undergo refurbishment works.
The new Rhiwbina Hub will open later this year, with more services and improved facilities.

During this time, this event will be held at: The Yellow Room, Bethany Baptist Church

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Goldies Cymru – Live (Online)

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Online

Type of Event: Music Workshop

(English) In March 2020 The Golden-Oldies Charity had to close temporarily its 220 daytime FUN ‘Goldies’ singing sessions across England and Wales.

Now every TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 11am, you can enjoy a Goldies session in your home led by Rachel on Tuesdays and Cheryl on Thursdays. 

The sessions are recorded and go ‘live’ on YouTube so you can watch as many times as you like. The SONG WORDS are on the screen so you can join in and Sing&Smile in your own homes.

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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

(English) 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

(English) Book your block of classes now!

To book your place call 01633 656679

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Pyle Library - Cynffig Craft

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Pyle Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Every Thursday. A craft club using the library space for their group. 

Please contact Pyle Library for details 01656754850

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Bridgend Library - Barbara's Reading Group

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Bridgend Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 2nd Thursday of the month. A reading group that meets monthly to discuss a new book

Please contact Bridgend library for details

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Bridgend Library - Bryn's Reading Group

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Bridgend Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 2nd Thursday of the month. A reading group that meets monthly to discuss a new book.

Please contact Bridgend Library for details 01656 754830

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Baglan Library Reading Group

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Baglan Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 2nd Tuesday of every month.

For more information or to book please email baglan.library@npt.gov.uk or phone 01639 813477

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Cwmbran Library - Knit and Natter

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Cwmbran Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Knit and Natter at Cwmbran Library is held fortnightly on a Thursday 2-4pm. The group is open to all and is free to attend. Everyone brings their own project to work on and enjoys a chat with the group at the same time. Refreshments are provided.

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Cathays Library FAN + Heritage

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Cathays Branch and Heritage Library

Type of Event: Multi Art

(English) This is a Friends and Neighbours group with a difference - Every month we discuss a topic relating to the history of Cardiff (or slightly further afield), using photos and materials found amongst our archives. Refreshments provided.

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Forget-Me-Not Chorus Care Home Zoom

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Zoom

Type of Event: Music Workshop

(English) 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.

Calling all care homes - join a live singing session via Zoom. We run interactive Zoom sessions for care-home residents and staff. The sessions last 30 minutes, and are supported by a team member of Forget-me-not Chorus, who will guide you through the process so that everything runs smoothly. We also encourage family members to join in from their homes.

Also at 11.15am.

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Glynn Vivian - Sight Life Art Group

  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) A community art class for people with visual impairments. A weekly practical workshop exploring different art ideas in response to the gallery's collection and contemporary exhibitions.

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Cardiff Libraries - Knit and Natter Online

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Online

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Knit and Natter is a session for people to meet online and work on their yarn projects together.

Hints, tips and general conversation will flow throughout the hour long session.

Every Wednesday 3 – 4pm

To join us contact:

Ceri on 07773042843 or email cerowlands@cardiff.gov.uk

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Mindful Colouring @ Cathays Heritage Library

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Saturday 14th May 2022
  • Cathays Branch and Heritage Library

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) 9am - 6pm, free to attend.

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Chat Coffee & Craft Morning @ Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Every Wednesday 11.00

Feeling lonely? Want to join a group of likeminded crafters?

Then come along and join the chat & craft group at Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub.

All ages welcome.

Bring your own craft.

Limited spaces available so please ring Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub to book your space – 02920785588

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Chat & Craft Group @ Fairwater Hub

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Fairwater Hub

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Every Wednesday 2-3

Feeling lonely? Want to join a group of likeminded crafters?

Then come along and join the chat & craft group at Fairwater Hub.

All ages welcome.

Bring your own craft.

Limited spaces available so please ring Fairwater Hub  to book your space ~ 02920 785583

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Pyle Library - Scrap booking and Crafts

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Pyle Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Every Wednesday. Scrapbook making and other adult crafts.

Please contact Pyle Library for details 01656 754850

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Everyman Theatre Cardiff - Clubnight: Melting Pot

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Everyman Theatre clubroom base, Chapter Arts Centre

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

(English) People’s Stories, a writing workshop with Mike Church.

It will be held at 8.00pm in the Everyman Cardiff clubroom base in Chapter Arts Centre , at the end of the corridor on the ground floor, just past Cinema 2, through the double doors , on the right.

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Port Talbot Library Reading Group

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Port Talbot Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Monthly reading group.

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

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Pontardawe Local History Afternoon

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Pontardawe Library

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) Monthly.

For more information or to book please email pontardawe.library@npt.gov.uk or phone 01792 869688

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Cathays Library Book Group

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Cathays Branch and Heritage Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) A book group - where we read and discuss a book a month. Books and refreshments provided.

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Sarn Library Crafternoon

  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Sarn Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) A range of crafts for adults to enjoy. Drop in sessions, just call into the library.

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Aberkenfig Library Welsh Reading Group

  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Aberkenfig Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Welsh speaking reading group meeting to discuss Welsh language books. Please call Aberkenfig Library for details 01655 754820

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Llyfrgell Gorseinon Gorseinon Library Adult Knitting

  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Llyfrgell Gorseinon Gorseinon Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Weekly adult knitting group. Meets Tueadays, 10.30 - 12

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Llyfrgell Tregwyr Gowerton Library Knit and Natter

  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Llyfrgell Tregwyr Gowerton Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Weekly Knit and Natter Group. Meets every Tuesday, 10 - 12

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Aberkenfig Library English Reading Group

  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Aberkenfig Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 2nd Monday of the month. An English speaking reading group that meets to discuss a new book monthly. Please call Aberkenfig Library for details 01656 754820

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Llyfrgell Treforys Morriston Library Knit and Natter

  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • Llyfrgell Treforys Morriston Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Weekly knit and natter group, meets Mondays, 10 - 11.30

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Baglan Library Knitting Group

  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • Baglan Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Weekly.

For more information or to book please email baglan.library@npt.gov.uk or phone 01639 813477

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Artis Crafty Cuppa Pontypridd

  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Online and St Johns Church Hall

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English)

A relaxed in person session with an arts and crafts focus. Cuppas at the ready! Creativity on and off we go!
Crafty Cuppas Pontypridd is back in person! Join us for a relaxed social session with an arts and crafts focus led by tutor Rhian Anderson. This fun and friendly group is guaranteed to start your week off with a smile! We will explore a wonderful selection of crafts each week, whether you are a budding crafter, just interested to learn more or want to come along to meet new friends, a warm welcome awaits you. All abilities and ages are welcome!

Sessions will begin on the 9th May, from 10:30am - 12:00pm, until the 18th of July.

*There will be no session on the 30th of May*

Session is just £4 per person (carers go free) and includes all materials and refreshments.

Venue: St Johns Church Hall, Graig Street, Pontypridd, CF37 1NF (wheelchair accessible)

£4 Per person (£36 full term)

£6 Family Discount (2 people) (£54 full term)

Only block sessions will be available to book each week, there is no option for a single week.

Spaces are limited so please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

All in person sessions adhere to COVID 19 Government Guidelines.

Measures are being taken to ensure participant and staff safety and wellbeing. For further information please contact: booking@artiscommunity.org.uk


Mae Crafty Cuppas Pontypridd yn ôl yn bersonol! Ymunwch â ni am sesiwn gymdeithasol hamddenol gyda ffocws celf a chrefft dan arweiniad y tiwtor Rhian Anderson. Mae'r gr?p hwyliog a chyfeillgar hwn yn sicr o ddechrau eich wythnos i ffwrdd gyda gwên! Byddwn yn archwilio detholiad gwych o grefftau bob wythnos, p'un a ydych chi'n grefftwr egnïol, dim ond â diddordeb mewn dysgu mwy neu eisiau dod draw i gwrdd â ffrindiau newydd, mae croeso cynnes yn eich disgwyl. Mae croeso i bob gallu ac oedran!

Bydd sesiynau yn ddechrau ar y 9ed o Fai, 10:30y.p. - 12:00y.p, tan y 18ed o Gorffennaf.

*Ni fydd sesiwn ar y 30ain o Fai*

Dim ond £4 y pen yw'r sesiwn (mae gofalwyr yn mynd am ddim) ac mae'n cynnwys yr holl ddeunyddiau a lluniaeth.

Lleoliad: St Johns Church Hall, Graig Street, Pontypridd, CF37 1NF

Rydym yn gweithredu amgylchedd diogel COVID 19 - gofynnir i'r holl gyfranogwyr ddilyn ein hasesiad Risg Iechyd a Diogelwch a llofnodi ymwadiad diogelwch wrth gyrraedd.

£4 y pen (£36 tymor llawn)

£6 Gostyngiad Teuluol (2 berson) £54 tymor llawn

Dim ond sesiynau bloc fydd ar gael i'w harchebu bob wythnos, nid oes opsiwn ar gyfer un wythnos.

Bydd angen cwblhau ymwadiad diogelwch a chydsyniad oddi wrth archebu.

Mae pob sesiwn bersonol yn cadw at Ganllawiau Llywodraeth COVID 19.

Mae mesurau'n cael eu cymryd i sicrhau diogelwch a lles cyfranogwyr a staff. Am wybodaeth bellach cysylltwch â: booking@artiscommunity.org.uk

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Blackwood Library Reading Group

  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Blackwood Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Group of adults who meet once a month to read and discuss a book.

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Forget-Me-Not Chorus Community Zoom

  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Zoom

Type of Event: Music Workshop

(English) 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.

For all who wish to join us from the comfort of your own home, we meet online and sing together via Zoom. The sessions last 45 minutes, and are guaranteed to get you energised (don’t worry, the leader mutes everyone’s microphones before we start!) Join our community of people from all over the country, Wales and beyond.

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Everyman Theatre Cardiff - Company Festival Meeting

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

Type of Event: Drama

(English) 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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Port Talbot Library Local History Morning

  • Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Port Talbot Library

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) Monthly.

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

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Pontardawe Library Reading Group

  • Friday 6th May 2022
  • Pontardawe Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 1st Friday of every month.

For more information or to book please email pontardawe.library@npt.gov.uk or phone 01792 869688

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Glynn Vivian - Welcome: Mosaics

  • Friday 6th May 2022
  • Friday 13th May 2022
  • Friday 20th May 2022
  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) A community mosaic class where you can learn the basics of the process and contribute to the groups projects around the gallery.

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Llyfrgell Cila Killay Library Knitting Group

  • Friday 6th May 2022
  • Friday 13th May 2022
  • Friday 20th May 2022
  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • Llyfrgell Cila Killay Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Weekly knitting group, meets Fridays at 10

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Conwy Library Reading Group

  • Thursday 5th May 2022
  • Conwy Library at Conwy Culture Centre

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Conwy Reading group come together once a month to discuss a chosen title over a cup of tea! The titles chosen are from a range of different genres and themes and provide the group with great conversations. The perfect group for anyone with a love of reading or chatting! Bookings are essential!

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Blackwood Library Knit 'N' Natter

  • Thursday 5th May 2022
  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Thursday 26th May 2022
  • Blackwood Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Group of adults who knit and/or crochet. A chance to practice your crafts and get to know some new friends. Runs every Thursday. No need to book. 

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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

(English) 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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Port Talbot Library Sew & Chat Group

  • Wednesday 4th May 2022
  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Port Talbot Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Bring along your own sewing or craft projects. Weekly.

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

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Sandfields Library Purple Shoots Craft Group

  • Wednesday 4th May 2022
  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Sandfields Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Weekly.

For more information or to book please email sandfields.library@npt.gov.uk or phone 01639 883616

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Artis Crafty Cuppa Merthyr

  • Wednesday 4th May 2022
  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Online and Redhouse Cymru

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) A relaxed Online and Face to face social session with an arts and crafts focus led by tutor Rhian Anderson. We will be providing a blended approach and are offering the option to join the class virtually on zoom or in person in the classroom!

Sessions are split into live tutorials, with different themes each week which inspire the creation of artwork. This fun and friendly group is guaranteed to get you out of that midweek lull! The sessions are designed to use, reuse and recycle materials found within the home and only basic arts materials are necessary. All abilities and ages are welcome!

For online option: You will be provided with a weekly materials list and worksheets to accompany the class.

For in the classroom: You will be provided with a real life tutor! A very warm welcome and materials and refreshments.

Date: Wednesday, 4th of May - 13th of July, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Venue: Red House, Merthyr Tydfil and Online

£4 Per person (£36 Full Term)

£2 remote session via zoom (£18 Full Term)

Please book before the 29th of April to ensure you receive your workbook before the workshops begin.

Only block sessions will be available to book each week, there is no option for a single week.

This session is run in partnership with Wellbeing Merthyr.

All in person sessions adhere to COVID 19 Government Guidelines.

Measures are being taken to ensure participant and staff safety and wellbeing. For further information please contact: booking@artiscommunity.org.uk

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Sesiwn gymdeithasol hamddenol Ar-lein ac wyneb yn wyneb gyda ffocws celf a chrefft dan arweiniad y tiwtor Rhian Anderson.

Y tymor hwn byddwn yn rhoi cynnig ar ddull cyfunol ac yn cynnig yr opsiwn i ymuno â'r dosbarth yn rhithwir ar chwyddo neu yn bersonol yn y dosbarth!

Rhennir y gweithdai yn diwtorialau byw, gyda themâu gwahanol bob wythnos sy'n ysbrydoli creu gwaith celf. Mae'r gr?p hwyliog a chyfeillgar hwn yn sicr o'ch cael chi allan o'r cyfnod tawel hwnnw ganol wythnos! Mae'r sesiynau wedi'u cynllunio i ddefnyddio, ailddefnyddio ac ailgylchu deunyddiau a geir yn y cartref a dim ond deunyddiau celfyddydol sylfaenol sydd eu hangen. Mae croeso i bob gallu ac oedran!

Ar gyfer opsiwn ar-lein: Byddwch yn cael rhestr ddeunyddiau wythnosol a thaflenni gwaith i gyd-fynd â'r dosbarth.

Ar gyfer yn yr ystafell ddosbarth: Byddwch chi'n cael tiwtor bywyd go iawn! Croeso cynnes iawn a deunyddiau a lluniaeth. (Bydd sesiynau i gyd yn cael eu cynnal o bell yn gymdeithasol)

Dyddiad: Dydd Mercher, 4dd o Fai - 13eg o Gorffennaf, 10:30 y.b - 12:00 y.p

Lleoliad: Red House, Merthyr Tydfil ac Ar-lein

£4 yr wythnos yn bersonol (yn cynnwys deunyddiau a lluniaeth) (£36 Tymor Llawn)

£2 trwy Zoom (£18 Tymor Llawn)

Archebwch cyn y 29ain o Ebrill i sicrhau eich bod yn derbyn eich llyfr gwaith cyn i'r gweithdai ddechrau.

Dim ond sesiynau bloc fydd ar gael i'w harchebu bob wythnos, nid oes opsiwn ar gyfer un wythnos.

Mae pob sesiwn bersonol yn cadw at Ganllawiau Llywodraeth COVID 19.

Mae mesurau'n cael eu cymryd i sicrhau diogelwch a lles cyfranogwyr a staff. Am wybodaeth bellach cysylltwch â: booking@artiscommunity.org.uk

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Llyfrgell Pen-lan Penlan Library Reading Group

  • Wednesday 4th May 2022
  • Llyfrgell Pen-lan Penlan Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Monthly reading group - the first Wednesday of every month. Meets 11.30 - 12.30.

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

  • Wednesday 4th May 2022
  • Monday 13th June 2022
  • The Hearth Gallery - Oriel Yr Aelwyd

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

(English) 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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Glynn Vivian - Wednesday Adults Workshop

  • Wednesday 4th May 2022
  • Wednesday 11th May 2022
  • Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and online

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) Wednesday Adults Workshop is a weekly community group that explores a variety of art ideas and mediums to respond to the gallery's collection and contemporary arts programme.

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Y Lanfa (Welshpool Library and Powysland Museum) Gwau & Chlonc - Knit & Natter

  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Y Lanfa - Welshpool Library and Powysland Museum

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Bob ya ail dydd Mawrth - 2 - 3pm

Every fortnight on Tuesday - 2- 3pm

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Port Talbot Library Knitting & Crochet Group

  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Port Talbot Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Weekly.

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

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Sandfields Library Natty Knitters

  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Sandfields Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Weekly knitting and crochet group.

For more information or to book please email sandfields.library@npt.gov.uk or phone 01639 883616

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Skewen Library Reading Group

  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Skewen Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 1st Tuesday of every month.

For more information or to book please email skewen.library@npt.gov.uk or phone 01792 813488

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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

(English) 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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Cathays Library Crafternoon

  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Cathays Branch and Heritage Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) An adult crafting group – Everyone brings their individual portable project, e.g. knitting, cross-stitch, macrame, etc to work on, whilst having a chat. We also provide colouring books and pens/pencils for those with no crafts on the go! Refreshments provided.

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Glynn Vivian - Threads: A community Craft Group

  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and online

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) Threads is a co-produced community craft project that brings together people with a shared interest in traditional and contemporary thread-based craft processes.

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Baglan Welsh Reading Group - Grwp Darllen Cymraeg

  • Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Baglan Library

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 1st Monday of every month.

For more information or to book please email baglan.library@npt.gov.uk or phone 01639 813477

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Llyfrgell Pen-lan Penlan Library Knit and Natter

  • Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • Llyfrgell Pen-lan Penlan Library

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Weekly Knit and Natter sessions, Mondays 1.30 - 2.30pm.

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Conwy Library - Crafter Morning Session

  • Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • Conwy Library at Conwy Culture Centre

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

(English) Conwy Library provides a safe welcoming space to meet for a craft and natter.

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TogetherWORKS: Coffee and Craft Art Group

  • Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Monday 9th May 2022
  • Monday 16th May 2022
  • Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Monday 30th May 2022
  • TogetherWORKS

Type of Event: Art Workshop

We are a small friendly group run by volunteers. We aim to advance the health and well-being of people living with dementia and/or disabilities, and their carers, by promoting the use of creative arts in a relaxing and un-pressured environment.

Paints and materials are provided for those who wish to use them but no one is forced to do so. Participants are encouraged to bring their own activities (eg knitting) if they wish.

Above all we provide a place to relax and socialise while enjoying a hot drink with cake and biscuits!

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Torfaen Libraries - Library At Home

  • Sunday 1st May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • At home

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) 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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Forget-Me-Not Chorus Pre-recorded Sessions

  • Sunday 1st May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Online

Type of Event: Music Workshop

(English) 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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This is Older

  • Saturday 23rd April 2022
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Senedd Oriel

Type of Event: Media Exhibition

Age Cymru mewn cydweithrediad â Jon Pountney a Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

Noddwyd gan Mick Antoniw AS

O bync-rociwr i ffermwr defaid mynydd, ac o nofwyr gwyllt i’r rhai sy’n cadw rhandiroedd, mae Age Cymru yn falch iawn o gyflwyno arddangosfa ffotograffiaeth sy'n ysgogi'r meddwl, gyda’r nod o chwalu stereoteipiau negyddol o bobl h?n.

"Yn aml, y cymunedau o'm cwmpas a fydd yn fy ysbrydoli — mae fy ngwaith wedi'i wreiddio mewn pobl, lle a hanes" meddai Jon. "Rwy'n gobeithio y bydd y straeon rhyfeddol hyn, sy’n cael eu cyfleu ar ffurf delweddau, yn fodd inni newid y naratif am bobl h?n a thrwy hynny ddangos dyfnder ac ehangder y profiad a gawn ni wrth heneiddio."

Cynhaliwyd y prosiect This is Older drwy gydol 2021 ac fe'i hariannwyd gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru.

Mae'r delweddau bellach yn rhan o Gasgliad Cenedlaethol Ffotograffau Cymraeg yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, Aberystwyth.

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Alex Williams: Then and Now, Wales Remembered

  • Tuesday 1st March 2022
  • Sunday 19th June 2022
  • Y Gaer

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

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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Fishguard Storytelling/Straeon Gwaun

  • Wednesday 16th June 2021
  • Wednesday 16th June 2021
  • TBC

Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) ‘Spring into the World of Story’ 

 

A lively, participative telling & Performance Skills Workshop, led by professional storyteller and workshop facilitator Deb Winter.   

 

A relaxed, friendly, supportive workshop where people can practice telling stories and developing their  performance skills Beginners can learn new skills and become more confident; those with some experience can practice and hone their craft, or experiment with new material in a supportive environment. Accessible to all, whatever their level of mobility. 

There will be fun and laughter and lots more activity than listening: a ‘learn by doing’ workshop.  

 

We will encourage continuing participation in storytelling and give attendees the opportunity to take part in other storytelling activities and to perform a ‘floor spot’ in front of a friendly audience at Straeon Gwaun Story Nights. 

www.deborahwinter.co.uk 

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Under the Surface: Science in Art for Older People

  • Sunday 13th June 2021
  • Sunday 4th July 2021
  • Sunday 11th July 2021
  • Sunday 20th June 2021
  • Sunday 13th June 2021
  • Techniquest Learning HUB

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) Techniquest is holding creative workshops to make artwork based on conservation of our local natural environment. Enjoy learning about the science of conservation and ecology while having fun and exploring creativity together. 

 Workshops will cover: 

  • Mono-printing wildlife 
  • Algae card model class 
  • Life drawing – ‘Techno Fish’ 
  • ‘Fish for Treasure’ 

 At the first session there will be a talk on our local ecology and the science behind conservation. 

Volunteers from RSPB and local artist Johana Hartwig will support the workshops with expert conservation knowledge and creative experience. All materials provided and no previous experience necessary. 

Workshops are aimed primarily at ages 55+, however we positively encourage people of all ages to attend. 

www.techniquest.org

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Run Away with the Circus

  • Saturday 29th May 2021
  • Saturday 29th May 2021
  • Studio 17, Whitland

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) Get involved in this years Gwanwyn Festival 2021 with Arts Care Gofal Celf and Run Away with the Circus! A fun filled event where you can experience an exciting series of activities concentrating on aerial circus skills and visual arts. Learn how to make beautiful shapes in the air or experience the rush of flying whilst hooked to a bungee with feet firmly within the grounds reach. Put your creative hands to our circus inspired craft such as textile poi making. Workshops led by professional artists with activities tailored to suit all levels and abilities with fun and laughter guaranteed. If you are aged 50 or over get involved it is FREE 

Numbers will be limited to ensure a covid-19 safe and friendly event for all.  

www.acgc.co.uk 

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Coed Tylwyth // Kindred Trees

  • Friday 21st May 2021
  • Friday 28th May 2021
  • Friday 21st May 2021
  • On-line

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) Dau weithdy am ddim ar-leingyda’r artist Clare Ferguson- Walker. Bydd hi yn ymchwilio’r cysylltiad rhwng teulu a ffrindiau, a sut mae'r rhain wedi cael ei chryfhau’r yn ystod y flwyddyn ddiwethafBydd yna weithdy barddoniaeth ac yna sesiwn i greu placiau claidefnyddio’r goeden fel symbol o ein perthynas gydag eraillBydd y ddau weithdy ar agor i bobl dros 65, eu ffrindiauteulu a'i gofalwyr 

 

Two free online workshops with artist Clare Ferguson-Walker exploring the connection we have to friends and family and how those connections have been strengthened and tested over the last year. There will be a poetry workshop followed by a session making clay plaques using the tree as a symbol of our relationships with others. Both workshops are open to people over 65, their friends, family and carers. 

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Clwb Cadw Cyswllt

  • Monday 17th May 2021
  • Monday 31st May 2021
  • Across Ceredigion

Type of Event: Multi Art

(English) Sesiwn gymdeithasol yw Hwyl a Hamdden ar gyfer aelodau dros 50 oed sy’n cyfarfod yn wythnosol fel arfer yn Theatr Felinfach, Mae’r sesiwn yn amrywio o wythnos i wythnos ac yn cynnwys siaradwyr, teithiau, sesiynau celf a chrefft ac adloniant ysgafn. 

Rwyf eisoes wedi cysylltu gydag aelodau Hwyl a Hamdden o flaenllaw a holi cyfres o gwestiynau iddynt. Rwyf wedi anfon yr atebion at artist – Elin Vaughan Crowley fel brîff iddi fedru creu 2/3 llun. Byddwn wedyn yn troi’r lluniau’n gardiau post. Anfon 3 cerdyn post yr un i bob aelod o Hwyl a Hamdden a stamps gydag enwau 3 aelod arall iddynt ysgrifennu atynt – yr enwau wedi eu tynnu o het yn hollol random. 

Y syniad yw gan nad yw’r aelodau wedi gallu dod at ei gilydd o gwbl dros y flwyddyn ddiwethaf ein bod yn eu cynorthwyo i gadw mewn cyswllt a’i gilydd gyda Chlwb Cadw Cyswllt. 

Bwriad lluniau’r cardiau post yw eu bod yn atgoffa’r aelodau o ddigwyddiad wythnosol pwysig iddynt sy’n arfer cael ei gynnal mewn lleoliad cysurus a chartrefol gyda chwmni da llawer o chwerthin. Felly yn ogystal ag anfon cardiau post at eraill byddant hefyd yn derbyn cardiau post a bydd y cardiau ganddynt i’w cadw  - Clwb Cadw Cyswllt Cyfnod y Clo. 

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Butetown Elders – Dust off your Djembes & African Song Workshops

  • Sunday 16th May 2021
  • Sunday 16th May 2021
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Music Workshop

(English)

A long-awaited opportunity to bring people (50+) together in the Butetown area to rediscover old skills, develop new ones, and to re-establish groups and face-to-face contact.

The Successors of the Mandingue will be facilitating two workshops:

1) “Dust off your Djembes” an African drumming/percussion workshop 3-4.30pm and

2) “African Song’ a singing workshop 5-6.30pm.

 

There will also be an opportunity for both groups to come together to do an informal pop-up busk outdoors to perform what they have learned at the end the day.  Refreshments will be provided for those staying the course!

 

The two workshops will be indoors and limited to 13 participants in line with statutory guidance, the WMC’s own risk assessment, and to ensure safe social distancing.  Masks will be required while moving within the building.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own percussion instruments if they have them.

 

Advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

 

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Zines workshops

  • Friday 14th May 2021
  • Friday 21st May 2021
  • Friday 28th May 2021
  • Friday 14th May 2021
  • Online

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) We will be using ink illustration and mixed method techniques to make our own ‘zines’.  A zine is a personal hand-made magazine.   

www.celf-able.org 

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Ephemeral Art in the Woods

  • Wednesday 12th May 2021
  • Wednesday 19th May 2021
  • Wednesday 26th May 2021
  • Wednesday 12th May 2021
  • Penrhynchcoh, Allt Derw, Borth Beach

Type of Event: Multi Art

Walks in nature - making Willow decorations, lines of site Willow hoops to frame the view, to be photographed for exhibition. 

Map Strings/ Storylines – recording nature walk via map string and leaving in the woodland 

Borth Beach Tracks in the sand – Sand tracks and trails.  

Exhibition in local café of woodland art created over these events. 

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Gwyl Gwanwyn Festival 2021

  • Monday 10th May 2021
  • Friday 14th May 2021
  • Zoom

Type of Event: Multi Art

(English) We are pleased to announce that the Gwanwyn festival is back! This year the FREE arts and wellbeing festival for the over 50’s is moving online. Join us over 4 days for online workshops in Creative Writing, Dance and Movement, Arts and Craft, and Art and Friendship. We will also be hosting a lunch club every day on zoom with entertainment and on Friday we will have a film for everyone to watch along with.  

https://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/festivals/gwanwyn-arts-crafts-laura-hughes

 

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My Creative Brain - Upbeat

  • Monday 10th May 2021
  • Friday 14th May 2021
  • Online

Type of Event: Multi Art

(English) RecRock has been working on a project called “My Creative Brain”. We interview different creatives from different backgrounds (visual artists, musicians, writers, comedians, actors etc). We discuss wellbeing, creativity and even run an activity at the end of the discussion. 
 
For this new episode we have an interview with drumming expert Dave Powell from Upbeat. Participants will be encouraged to create something, by following the activity sessions we will post online.  
 
Throughout the week, we will also air the other episodes and activities for people to follow.  
 
There will be a zoom with Dave to meet other likeminded people (date tbc).

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Type of Event: Storytelling

(English) Join us for this special project on Saturday 8th May. 

'Art of Generation' will creatively explore the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren, through art, story-telling and creating together. All artwork and digital content created will be used as part of a documentary film and premiered online on Saturday 29th May. 

Please note you do not have to have a grandchild to take part! All are welcome to explore this relationship with us through art. Just bring along your memories and experience and let's have fun sharing and getting creative together!We ask that each participant brings along an object, photograph or memory to share and inspire the creation of new artwork together. Materials needed for the session are a selection of arts and craft materials of your preferred choice, magazines and newspapers, paper & pen.This project is part funded by Age Cymru and is part of the Gwyl Gwanwyn Festival 2021 celebrating creativity in older age. 

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Ymunwch â ni ar gyfer y prosiect arbennig yma ddydd Sadwrn 8 Mai.  

Bydd ‘Celf Cenhedlaeth’ yn ymchwilio’r berthynas rhwng tad-cuod a mam-guod a’u hwyrion yn greadigol drwy gelfdweud stori a chreu gyda’i gilyddCaiff yr holl waith celf chynnwys digidol a gaiff ei greu ei ddefnyddio fel rhan o ffilm ddogfennol a’i ddangos ar-lein ddydd Sadwrn 29 Mai.  

Nid yw’n rhaid i chi fod â wyrion i gymryd rhan! Mae croeso i bawb ymchwilio’r berthynas yma drwy gelf. Y cyfan sydd ei angen yw eich hatgofion a’ch profiad a gadewch i ni gael hwyl yn rhannu a bod yn greadigol gyda’n gilydd 

Gofynnwn i bawb sy’n cymryd rhan ddod ag eitemffotograff neu atgof gyda nhw i’w rhannu ac ysbrydoli creu gwaith celf newydd gyda’n gilydd. Y deunyddiau sydd eu hangen ar gyfer y sesiwn yw detholiad o ddeunyddiau celf a chrefft o’ch dewis chi, cylchgronau a phapurau newyddpapur a phen ysgrifennu 

Caiff y prosiect ei ran-ariannu gan Age Cymru ac mae’n rhan o ?yl Gwanwyn 2021 yn dathlu creadigrwydd mewn pobl h?n 

 

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The Lighted Stage Online

  • Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Monday 31st May 2021
  • On-line

Type of Event: Music Broadcast

(English) The Lighted Stage Music Events went online in April  2020 to keep their regular music calendar going with a monthly show.  

One year on,

as part of Gwanwyn, the May 2021 show  will feature Raphael Callaghan playing songs from his new album, BLUE LiES. 

The event will be hosted by Jude Lane with performers 

including Dave Ryder, Robin the Busker, Chris Geraghty, Gaz and Biff and In The Bubble.  

The show premieres on YouTube at 8pm on Wednesday May 5th and everyone is welcome to watch with the regulars and join the live chat. 

It will remain available from then onwards to watch at any time!   

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheLightedStageMusicEvents

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Connections: an exploration of Creativity, Nature and Identity

  • Wednesday 28th April 2021
  • Sunday 6th June 2021
  • On-line

Type of Event: Multi Art Exhibition

(English) As part of the Gwanwyn festival this year, The Hearth Gallery is delighted to announce our new exhibition, ‘Connections: an exploration of Creativity, Nature and Identity’, which is a showcase of artwork and creativity produced within a recent collaborative art project between University students and patients at hospital. 

 Between January and March this year, second year students on BA (Hons) Creative and Therapeutic Arts at the University of South Wales and patients and staff on Ward East 18, An Adult Mental Health Ward at University Hospital Llandough have collaborated together by virtually by sending ‘digital artwork postcards’ back and forth. With engaging virtual artwork received by the students, the staff provided creative art sessions with the patients to respond to the students by making their own artwork using a variety of creative materials. Photographs of the creative work were then sent back to the students and the process started again. 

The exhibition in the Hearth Gallery will showcase this ongoing process and creative relationship that the students and patients have built over the last few months and will also include final artworks by the students in response to the overall project, of which some, will be donated to the Ward.  

 

The exhibition will be available online from the 28th April – 6th June 2021.  

Please visit our website and social media for more information. 

@CavuhbArts 

@thehearthgallery 

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Type of Event: Storytelling Workshop

(English)

A friendly Zoom get-together for the over 50’s where you can learn more about creative writing and story-telling and develop your existing skills. You can dip into one of the sessions, or join us throughout the month to develop your writing.

Cyfarfod Zoom cyfeillgar i bobl dros 50 oed lle y gallwch ddysgu mwy am ysgrifennu creadigol ac adrodd straeon a datblygu’ch sgiliau presennol. Gallwch fynychu un o’r sesiynau, neu ymuno â ni drwy gydol y mis i ddatblygu’ch sgiliau ysgrifennu.

 

Age Cymru is gathering the reflections of older people during the Covid19 lockdown and hope that you will be inspired to share your experiences, in Welsh or English, after attending the workshops.

Mae Age Cymru yn casglu myfyrdodau pobl h?n yn ystod cyfnod clo Covid19 ac yn gobeithio y byddwch wedi’ch ysbrydoli i rannu’ch profiadau, yn Gymraeg neu Saesneg, ar ôl mynychu’r gweithdai.

 

All workshops sessions will be 1 – 1.5 hours. Use the Eventbrite links to book onto the workshops and you’ll be sent the Zoom link 24 hours before.

Bydd yr holl sesiynau gweithdy’n para 1 – 1.5 awr. Defnyddiwch y dolenni Eventbrite i neilltuo lle yn y gweithdai a bydd y ddolen Zoom yn cael ei hanfon atoch 24 awr o flaen llaw.

 

If you have any questions, please call 02920 431555 or email Kelly.barr@agecymru.org.uk.

Os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau, ffoniwch 02920 431555 neu anfonwch neges e-bost at Kelly.barr@agecymru.org.uk.

 

Tuesdays

Sarah Reed has created a range of innovative communication products, projects and workshops, based on her award-winning REAL Communication Framework and Many Happy Returns conversation trigger cards, since 2005. Recently, for Age Cymru, she has been gathering and celebrating shared life stories of older people across Wales who have become isolated by age and circumstances.
This interactive workshop will boost your understanding, confidence and ways of telling your stories, supported by a range of strategies, tips and tools.

Dydd Mawrth

Mae Sarah Reed wedi creu ystod o gynhyrchion cyfathrebu, prosiectau a gweithdai arloesol, wedi’u seilio ar ei Fframwaith Cyfathrebu REAL a’i chardiau annog sgwrs ‘Many Happy Returns’ arobryn, ers 2005. Yn ddiweddar, ar gyfer Age Cymru, mae hi wedi bod yn casglu a dathlu straeon bywyd a rannwyd gan bobl h?n ledled Cymru sydd wedi cael eu hynysu oherwydd oedran ac amgylchiadau.
Bydd y gweithdy rhyngweithiol hwn yn cynyddu eich dealltwriaeth, eich hyder a’ch ffyrdd o adrodd eich straeon, gyda chymorth amrywiaeth o strategaethau, awgrymiadau ac adnoddau.

Tuesday 2 February 2pm / Dydd Mawrth 2 Chwefror 2pm

Tuesday 9 February 2pm / Dydd Mawrth 9 Chwefror 2pm

Tuesday 16 February 2pm / Dydd Mawrth 16 Chwefror 2pm

Tuesday 23 February 2pm / Dydd Mawrth 23 Chwefror 2pm

 

Fridays

Join Deb Winter, a professional storyteller & writer. Deb is known for her warm & relaxed Creative Writing & Storytelling Workshops and has travelled across Wales telling stories from Anglesey to Swansea, in roundhouses, cafes, theatres & campsites. During lockdown she is telling stories & listening to older people’s stories by phone & zoom. Deb has had a varied career from drystone waller, debt counsellor and Samaritan through to performing as the Snow Queen to entertain children.

Dydd Gwener

Ymunwch â’r storïwr a’r awdur proffesiynol, Deb Winter. Mae Deb yn adnabyddus am ei Gweithdai Ysgrifennu Creadigol ac Adrodd Straeon gwresog a hamddenol ac mae hi wedi teithio ledled Cymru yn adrodd straeon o Ynys Môn i Abertawe, mewn tai crwn, caffis, theatrau a safleoedd gwersylla. Yn ystod y cyfnod clo, mae hi’n adrodd straeon a gwrando ar straeon pobl h?n dros y ffôn a thrwy Zoom. Mae gyrfa Deb wedi amrywio o fod yn wneuthurwr waliau sych, cwnselwr dyledion a Samariad i berfformio fel Brenhines yr Eira i ddifyrru plant

Friday 5 February 2pm / Dydd Gwener 5 Chwefror 2pm

Friday 12 February 11am / Dydd Gwener 12 Chwefror 11am

Friday 19 February 2pm / Dydd Gwener 19 Chwefror 2pm

Friday 26 February 11am / Dydd Gwener 26 Chwefror 11am

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Turn Over a New Leaf - Glass painting workshop, Wrexham

  • Thursday 18th July 2019
  • Thursday 18th July 2019
  • St Andrews Community Hub

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.
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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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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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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Croeso / Welcome

  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019
  • Cynon Learning Curve

Type of Event: Art

(English)

Croeso welcomes you to join in and have fun making art works with a welsh language and welsh heritage theme.
 
Working collaboratively with community artist Lucy Bateman, we will produce canvasses using background silhouettes of welsh themed images.
 
We will then add key welsh phrases to the canvasses to produce permanent artworks, which will promote the use of the welsh language
 
Workshops will be available for 1 day on:
 
Wednesday 22nd May from 9.30 to 12.00 and from 1.00 to 3.30, everyone is welcome to attend.
 
Workshops are free to include all materials, as well as free refreshments.
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Dance to Health Porthcawl Film Screening

  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019
  • Grand Pavilion Porthcawl

Type of Event: Film

(English) Join us for the premiere of our dance film created specifically for Gwanwyn Festival. The piece is inspired by poems of spring written by members of the group and was constructed during our weekly sessions at Awel-Y-Mor Community Centre. Free entrance.

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How Green Is Our Valley Now?

  • Tuesday 21st May 2019
  • Friday 24th May 2019
  • Park and Dare Theatre Treorchy

Type of Event: Writing

(English) 2019 is the 80th anniversary of when ‘How Green Was My Valley’ was written. To mark the anniversary Avant Cymru are working with 3 Days to Stage to run a 72 hour script writing challenge asking How Green Is Our Valley Now?.

Participants will start writing on the 21st of May and by the 24th noon the scripts will be performed in the studio in the Park and Dare Theatre, as a Double Bill performance alongside Rhondda Road.

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Quilting Workshop

  • Tuesday 21st May 2019
  • Tuesday 21st May 2019
  • The Penyrenglyn Project

Type of Event: Craft

(English) Quilting Workshop. Members will make an item which will combine a number of Quilting Techniques, including hand quilting, machine quilting, decorative stitching.

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Breathe, Create

  • Monday 20th May 2019
  • Monday 20th May 2019
  • Hen Goleg Resource Centre College

Type of Event: Music

(English) Our ‘Breathe, Create’ project will enable older service users, staff, people from the local care home next door, community members and their family and friends, to experience creative activity (music and song) and performance in a collaborative and friendly environment. The final sharing on Monday May 20th 2-3pm will include performances from the group and audience participation to create a positive and fun ‘scratch band’ experience with voices and instruments.

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Pericles

  • Sunday 19th May 2019
  • Willow Globe

Type of Event: Music

(English) “Could I rage and roar as the sea, yet the end must be as it is”
Good intentions, bad luck, fickle fortunes and just deserts abound in this magical, musical adventure story - Sailing the Mediterranean Sea with singing, storms and shipwrecks… and of course Pirates! Willow Globe Company are in full force with tons of energy and some glorious music and harmonies. This one promises something special!

This production marks a new collaboration with Sing Your Heart out community choir and once again features members of our Have-a-go Shakespeare groups.

Ticket info
£12 adults, £6 Under 16yrs and £30 Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children)

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Gwanwyn Festival Art Exhibition and Coffee Morning, Aberdare

  • Saturday 18th May 2019
  • Saturday 18th May 2019
  • Hirwaun Village Hall

Type of Event: Art

(English) Art exhibition for local individuals and art groups. Free coffee morning. At Hirwaun Village Hall.

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Connect Community Music Day, Aberaeron

  • Friday 17th May 2019
  • Friday 17th May 2019
  • Aberaeron Memorial Hall

Type of Event: Music

(English) An event giving people who are blind or partially sighted the opportunity to meet with others who share an interest in music, take part in a singing workshop led by a professional musician with sight loss and listen to performances from blind musicians. There will also be information about what the RNIB’s music service can provide for blind and partially sighted musicians as well as tea and cake! We hope that this will kickstart a regular singing or music group in the areas. The event is part of Gwanwyn festival which celebrates creative ageing.

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Pericles

  • Friday 17th May 2019
  • Saturday 18th May 2019
  • Friday 17th May 2019
  • Willow Globe

Type of Event: Music

(English)

“Could I rage and roar as the sea, yet the end must be as it is”
Good intentions, bad luck, fickle fortunes and just deserts abound in this magical, musical adventure story - Sailing the Mediterranean Sea with singing, storms and shipwrecks… and of course Pirates! Willow Globe Company are in full force with tons of energy and some glorious music and harmonies. This one promises something special!
 
This production marks a new collaboration with Sing Your Heart out community choir and once again features members of our Have-a-go Shakespeare groups.
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A Day of Pop Up Events

  • Wednesday 15th May 2019
  • Wednesday 15th May 2019
  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Type of Event: Art

(English) A day of pop up events, activities and workshops to celebrate Gwanwyn Festival - a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

Gwanwyn Festival offer opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts. All materials provided

Free entry, drop in at any time. Everyone welcome

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Turn Over a New Leaf - Glass painting workshop, Mold

  • Tuesday 14th May 2019
  • Tuesday 14th 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 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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Girls on Film

  • Monday 13th May 2019
  • Monday 13th May 2019
  • St Marys Church, Gilfach

Type of Event: Art

(English) The event is for ladies 50 plus from the valleys in Caerphilly to learn dance and filmmaking skills in order to challenge preconceived stereotypical ideas by giving opportunity to showcase their talents, learn new skills and create a short film together.

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Dance to the Music

  • Monday 13th May 2019
  • Monday 13th May 2019
  • The Riverfront Theatre Newport

Type of Event: Dance

(English) Dance session run by Rubicon Dance attended by NuWave group and accompanied by live music from The Keith Little Trio, provided by Music in Hospitals & Care.

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Weaving a Community Together, Llangollen

  • Saturday 11th May 2019
  • Saturday 11th May 2019
  • Pentredwr Community Centre

Type of Event: Art

(English) The Community Association run an intergenerational whole community event. The event will be run in collaboration with Gwlangollen, a project to encourage the use of locally produced wool for and by local farming communities.

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Connect Community Music Day, Bridgend

  • Saturday 11th May 2019
  • St. John’s training centre,

Type of Event: Music

(English) An event giving people who are blind or partially sighted the opportunity to meet with others who share an interest in music, take part in a singing workshop led by a professional musician with sight loss and listen to performances from blind musicians.  There will also be information about what the RNIB’s music service can provide for blind and partially sighted musicians as well as tea and cake! We hope that this will kickstart a regular singing or music group in the areas.

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Aerial Arts: Taking Tradition to the Xtreme

  • Saturday 11th May 2019
  • Sunday 12th May 2019
  • Saturday 11th May 2019
  • Studio 17

Type of Event: Art

(English) Get involved in this years Gwanwyn Festival with Arts Care Gofal Celf and celebrate traditional art forms by taking them to a whole new level of fun. Try out giant knitting needles and arm knitting or fly with your feet firmly on the ground before experiencing the calming atmosphere created within colourful yoga hammocks. All led by professional artist with activities tailored to suit all levels and abilities with fun and laughter guaranteed. If you are aged 50 or over get involved it is FR££...plus there will be tea, coffee and cake.

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Flourish: Memory, Movement and Creativity in Age, Penarth

  • Wednesday 8th May 2019
  • Thursday 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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Gwanwyn Festival @ Hightown, Wrexham

  • Tuesday 7th May 2019
  • Tuesday 14th May 2019
  • Tuesday 21st May 2019
  • Tuesday 28th May 2019
  • Tuesday 7th May 2019
  • Hightown Community Resource Centre

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) A creative festival of 4 half day creative workshops, for the local community, (age 50+). To celebrate and participate in mosaic art and poetry writing. Participants will learn new creative skills and knowledge and be a part of an artistic community project. It will provide them with the opportunity to “find their voice” in poetry and express themselves through mosaic art, led by local, experienced and enthusiastic instructors.

“Voicebox – Spoken Word” – Poetry Writing will be 2 half day sessions encouraging people to explore the potential of personal writing for health and mental well-being, allowing them to voice their thoughts through poetry writing and recital.

Mosaic Art will be 2 half day sessions designing and creating a local community art piece to be displayed in Hightown Community Resource Centre.

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Angel Spin 50+

  • Monday 6th May 2019
  • Monday 13th May 2019
  • Monday 20th May 2019
  • Monday 27th May 2019
  • Monday 6th May 2019
  • Ringland Labour Club

Type of Event: Dance

(English) Creative dancing with cultural spin flags

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Cwm Llydan's Crafternoon, Holywell

  • Friday 3rd May 2019
  • Friday 10th May 2019
  • Friday 17th May 2019
  • Friday 24th May 2019
  • Friday 3rd May 2019
  • Greenfield Valley Heritage Park

Type of Event: Art

(English) The funds will explore the use of heritage craft and their techniques. Four workshops will be delivered by skilled local artist, on the four Fridays in May. The artist will use these workshops to increase opportunity for older age people to grow their creativity and artistic skill.

These opportunities will be offered community wide aiming for greater participation by older people in the arts and heritage craft activity's during the spring.

 

Workshop Ideas

 

Vintage Fabric Brooches:

Vintage hand stitched flower brooches using fabric, lace, beads and sequins.

 

Mini Rag Rugs:

Design your own miniature rag rug with a latch rug hook using vintage fabrics.

 

Tassel-tastic!

Create your own beautiful tassels using a variety threads including wools and silks.

 

Felted Welsh Landscapes:

Using the technique of flat felt making we will create a simple Welsh landscape inspired piece using local wool.

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attenDANCE, Beddau

  • Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • Wednesday 8th May 2019
  • Wednesday 15th May 2019
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019
  • Wednesday 29th May 2019
  • Wednesday 5th June 2019
  • Wednesday 12th June 2019
  • Wednesday 19th June 2019
  • Wednesday 26th June 2019
  • Wednesday 3rd July 2019
  • Wednesday 10th July 2019
  • Wednesday 17th July 2019
  • Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • Llys y Cwm Hall

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

(English) This is a fun and exciting dance class and a great way to improve fitness, mobility and flexibility whilst making new friends!  Come along and have a giggle and a wiggle with Afon!

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Arts and Well Being Day, Aberystwyth

  • Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Type of Event: Art

(English) 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 in one of our many activities

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Arts and Well Being Day, Aberystwyth

  • Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Type of Event: Art

(English) 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 in one of our many activities

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Dwy stori, un llwyfan

  • Wednesday 10th April 2019
  • Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • Wednesday 8th May 2019
  • Wednesday 15th May 2019
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019
  • Thursday 23rd May 2019
  • Wednesday 10th April 2019
  • Cartref Cynnes

Type of Event: Art

(English) Bydd dangosiad gan bobol h?n a phlant Clwb Drama Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru a Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr yn cael ei berfformio i gynulleidfa agored yng Nghartref Cynnes, Caerfyrddin. Bydd y Perfformiad yma yn ben llanw cyfres o weithdai creadigol, lle bu'r ddwy genhedlaeth yn dod yng nghyd i sgwrsio, dysgu a datblygu sgiliau creadigol, canu, actio a dawnsio. Bydd dathliad o’r gwaith, cyfle i sgwrsio am y gwaith, a thrafod os oes modd parhau a chynllunio i greu clybiau hir dymor i'r hen oed yn Sir Gâr. Rhad ag am ddim

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Turn Over a New Leaf - Glass painting workshop, Ruthin

  • Sunday 31st March 2019
  • Sunday 31st March 2019
  • NEWCIS Carers Charity Shop

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 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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Dementia and the Arts: A Day of Discussion

  • Saturday 16th June 2018
  • T? Newydd Writing Centre

Type of Event: Writing

(English) Join Literature Wales at the T? Newydd Writing Centre for a bilingual day of discussion and presentations by experts in the field of arts for health and wellbeing. It will be an opportunity to listen and learn in the company of guest speakers from many different art disciplines who specialize in working with people living with dementia. There will also be plenty of opportunity to discuss and deliberate over lunch.

Speakers will include John Killick who has been writing poetry with people with dementia for 24 years, with eight books of poetry emerging from this work and six books on communication and creativity in dementia.

Beti George, a BBC Radio Cymru presenter and a tireless campaigner for better care for people living with dementia who will also share her experiences following the broadcasting of her BBC documentary in 2017 exploring her life caring for her husband, Beti and David: Lost for Words.

Poet and dramatist Patrick Jones will join us to share his experiences of unleashing stories, memories and poems for those living with dementia. He is the author of Before I Leave, a National Theatre Wales production about a choir for people living with dementia – based on real stories. The production will soon be adapted to film.

Gwion Hallam will also discuss his work in care homes, and will talk about the creative impact the work has had on his own writing as a poet.

Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends will also be present to run a session to help us expand our understanding and knowledge of living with the condition.

More speakers, a detailed timetable and more information about the individual sessions will be announced in the next few days.

The journey to organise this conference started with the National Eisteddfod in Anglesey 2017 where Gwion Hallam won the Crown with his poem Trwy Ddrych. The work was inspired by creative workshops run by Gwion at Bryn Seiont Newydd Dementia Care Home, as part of Literature Wales’ Literature for Health and Wellbeing Project sponsored by Gwynedd Council. Gwion’s success drew attention to the important work being done by art practitioners in the health sector. Following the Eisteddfod, a local HSBC branch kindly donated sponsorship to enable us to organise this day which will hopefully encourage more projects in the future.

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We’ll reserve an hour in the afternoon for an Open Forum, a chance for anyone to speak about the subject. You’re welcome to give a short presentation or a talk, or a 20 minute workshop using your experience of working in the dementia and arts sector. Please contact us to discuss your idea if you’re interested to reserve a slot: tynewydd@llenyddiaethcymru.org

The day is suitable for anyone interested in the arts, health and wellbeing, dementia research and more. For more information, contact us by phoning 01766 522811 or by emailing tynewydd@llenyddiaethcymru.org

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Celebrating diversity in 50 plus through arts performance

  • Saturday 9th June 2018
  • Riverfront Theatre

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) The events will celebrate diversity among Black Minority Ethnic over 50s in Newport through arts performance involving storytelling and drumming workshops.

Older people will share their life experiences through storytelling and the stories will be recorded.

In addition, the events will feature drumming workshops including dance and singing.

The event will promote community cohesion, active citizenship and healthier communities.  The events will work in partnership with theatre companies, artists and other agencies with interest in arts and older age social welfare.

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Llandaff Medieval May Fayre

  • Wednesday 30th May 2018
  • The Bishop's Castle

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

(English) In 1205, King John granted the Bishop of Llandaff an annual fayre at Whitsuntide.  It continued until the 1880s when its reputation for 'drunkeness and debauchery' caused its demise.

In 2018, Llandaff 50+, in association with the Llandaff Society, is bringing back the May fayre, although rather more sedately!

Newly trained storytellers and guides, funded by Gwanwyn, will be on duty and there'll be medieval-style games, music and refreshments...and maybe even a visit from the Lord of the Manor!

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Outside the Box

  • Tuesday 29th May 2018
  • Wednesday 30th May 2018
  • Thursday 31st May 2018
  • Newydd Housing Association schemes

Type of Event: Music Workshop

(English) This Live Music Now (LMN) Wales project will see a series of performances and a song writing workshop delivered with residents at Newydd Housing Association schemes.

LMN duo String Beats, comprising Angharad Jenkins on the fiddle and beat boxer Dean Yhnell, accompanied by LMN solo singer John Nicholas on guitar.

The musicians will teach participants basic song writing skills, beat box techniques and how to use a loop pedal and use percussion.

During the workshop, the musicians will record samples of participants singing, rapping, beat boxing and playing percussion.

The aim of the project is to produce a final piece of music, using the samples collected, that challenges preconceived ideas of ageing and older people.

PLEASE NOTE This project is closed to the general public - for Newydd Housing Association residents/staff and family only.

Additional funding to carry out the project was received from Newydd Community Regeneration.

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The Spring Big Sing

  • Saturday 26th May 2018
  • Erwood Market Hall

Type of Event: Music

(English) A day of singing together, particularly aimed at people over 50.

Three experienced choir leaders will help us learn a range of songs by ear, without printed music.  We expect to make a lot of mistakes!

The emphasis will be on enjoying our singing, as well as socialising over lunch and throughout the day.

At the end of the day friends and families will be invited to a short free concert of the songs we have learnt.

No experience is necessary to take part in the day - beginners and confident singers are welcome.

This will be a dementia-friendly event - people with dementia and their companions are welcome.

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Atgofion ar Gân – Music Memories

  • Saturday 26th May 2018
  • Galeri, Caernarfon

Type of Event: Music Workshop

(English) An opportunity to bring together participants of ‘Music Memories’ from 4 locations – Bala, Gellilydan, Bethesda and Deiniolen, to sing and reminisce with musician Nia Davies Williams.  Young children from the ‘Steps in Music’ programme will also join in the session.

There will also be an opportunity to socialise.  Refreshments available.

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Relaxed Cinema Screening with interval sing-a-long

  • Wednesday 23rd May 2018
  • Cinema and Foyer, Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre

Type of Event: Film Broadcast

(English) An afternoon of entertainment and singing at Pontio Cinema.

The afternoon will begin with a special screening of a classic film, chosen by members of the local community, with live music entertainment in the break at 3pm by tenor Huw Llywelyn accompanied on the piano by Annette Bryn Parri.

There'll be a chance to take part in a fun sing-a-long session whilst enjoying a cup of tea and some cake before returning to the cinema to enjoy the final half of the film.

Aimed at 60+

The event is also supported by Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG).  CCG residents will be given a selection of films to chose from: The Greatest Showman, Jersey Boys, Carousel or Grease.

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Hapus

  • Wednesday 23rd May 2018
  • Cynon Learning Curve (Gadlys Bungalow)

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) An open access, public workshop will provide everyone taking part with the opportunity to engage in the artistic and creative 'Gwanwyn 2018 Hapus' project.

The Hapus project will create a permanent 'happy tree' in the Cynon Valley, so...what makes you happy?

Come along and have fun using our leaf shape templates and create your own message on a leaf to hang on our 'Hapus' tree.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free, artistic workshop with artist Rachel Gittings.

Free refreshments will be provided.

Event suitable for all age groups.

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My Song My Story Newport Exhibition

  • Saturday 19th May 2018
  • Monday 21st May 2018
  • Tredegar House

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

(English) The Forget-me-not Chorus is an inspirational charity using the power of song to bring joy to people with dementia and their families.

Each week, choirs in Cardiff North, South & Vale and Newport, and at two Cardiff care homes, meet to sing, rehearse and have fun. Now this groundbreaking charity is holding an exhibition of their work, as part Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn Festival.

Working with writer Patrick Jones, over 120 choristers have explored their special song and the story behind it. With powerful images accompanying emotive poetry, this exhibition celebrates the unique ability of song to enhance and enrich all our lives.

The exhibition also features a free lunchtime and early evening concerts with baritone Dyfed Wyn Evans.

Opening concert to launch the exhibition at 3:30pm Saturday 19 May

 

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The Double FF Ffabulous and Fflamboyant Bus Tour

  • Saturday 19th May 2018
  • Meeting point - National Museum of Wales from 12:30pm / Bus departs at 1pm

Type of Event: Multi Art

(English) Following the success of Advantages of Age's Fflamboyant Bus Tour in London in 2017, Get The Chance are thrilled to be onboard!

We will be bringing the Double FF - Ffabulous and Flamboyant Bus Tour to Cardiff for Gwanwyn 2018!

There are deep and meaningful reasons for the event but, you know what? there are simple ones too:

It's a chance to express yourself, be yourself and enjoy yourself!

We are thrilled to announce that Cardiff-based women’s choir Only Menopause Aloud will be joining us on the tour for singing and further inspiration!

We hope you will join us on Facebook and on tour! Share with your friends and family.

There are only 79 places.  We will be organising a guest list based on a first come, first served basis.  Please let us know if you wish to come!

Dress code - as Ffabulous and Fflamboyant as you wish!

The tour will take in Cardiff City and Cardiff Bay, with a number of stops along the way for photos and practical purposes!

Find us and follow us on Facebook for further details.

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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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Gwanwyn @ Y Ffwrnes

  • Monday 14th May 2018
  • Y Ffwrnes

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

(English) Creativity for the over 50s! Come and taste one or all four of the following workshops.

Work with professional artists, learn new skills and meet new people.

Each workshop will end with a sharing and tea and cake.

10:00 - 12:30

Storytelling

Art Making

Silver Circus

Movement and Dance

1:30 - 4:00

Storytelling

Art Making

Silver Circus

Movement & Dance

Autobiographical storytelling: Stiwdio Stepni

A taster session in storytelling with PeopleSpeakUp (www.peoplespeakup.co.uk)

No need for a pen for this workshop! This is a time to come together to share personal and historical stories, learn new techniques in turning memories into telling stories.  (10 capacity + carers)

Art Making - Crochan

Come and find your inner-artist with Gill St John Griffiths, Visual Artist and Designer.

Everyone is creative; we'll explore marks and materials and some processes that you can use to start to inspire your own artist within. (10 capacity + carers)

Materials provided

Silver Circus: Y Ffwrnes Main House

An introduction to Circus skills with Citrus Arts.

These sessions are mainly about trying new ways to get people moving - Hula hoops, spinning staffs and juggling are great ways to practice coordination and gentle exercise.  We'll focus on what people feel they're ready for from simple supported acrobatics up to try outs on the trapeze!

Please wear clothes you can exercise in, and extra layers if you want to try out aerial skills

Dance: Stwidio Stepni

Contemporary creative dance class with Christy Anson-Harries

Session will include:

Warm up - how to warm up effectively and improve fitness levels

Technical phrases - an introduction to contemporary dance through a  number of short technical phrases

Creative task - responding to a contemporary stimulus to create innovative movement

Cool-down - how to cool down and stretch effectively to maintain mobility and flexibility.

Max 10 people

Please wear clothes you can exercise in

 

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From Bricklaying to Bellydancing!

  • Saturday 12th May 2018
  • Llanrhystud Memorial Hall

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

(English) 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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Seascripts

  • Thursday 10th May 2018
  • Thursday 17th May 2018
  • Thursday 24th May 2018
  • Trefnant Village Hall

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) Two workshops to introduce people to the printmaking process, exploring Cyanotypes with Sian Hughes and screen printing with Tara Dean.

The workshops will encourage all ages and abilities to discover and experiment with the idea of creating a collaborative collection of work designed around the shapes and patterns found in participants handwriting in response to their reflections of the seaside, using finds from the seaside as part of the celebration of the Year of the Sea in Wales.

The event is run by ConneXions - a group of volunteers passionate about the importance of bringing the older generation together to encourage a safe and friendly meeting place where creativity is promoted as a great benefit to all.

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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

(English) 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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Hummingbirds

  • Wednesday 9th May 2018
  • Deganwy Room, Venue Cymru

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) This event will deliver a people centred day long singing and photography experience by professionals to adults of 50+.

It will consist of singing with Welsh National Opera / CãnSing vocal animator Sioned Foulkes and WNO pianist Annette, followed by a colourful pixel stick photography workshop.

It will enable local residents aged 50+ to experience and enjoy new arts activities.

People will learn and sing songs from the well loved musicals and opera such as the Toreador aria and the Humming chorus from Madame Butterfly, enabling participants to find their own voice and help demystify opera and encourage a joy of singing.

Paul Samson is a professional photographer who explores new ways of using a pixel stick to capture exciting images.  These innovative workshops will enable you to understand how to play around with timing and lighting to produce captivating colourful images.

This is a dementia-friendly event specifically aimed at adults over 50+ living with dementia.

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Arts on Prescription

  • Wednesday 9th May 2018
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Wednesday 23rd May 2018
  • Wednesday 30th May 2018
  • Friday 1st June 2018
  • Llanfyllin Youth and Community Centre

Type of Event: Music Workshop

(English) Weekly drumming sessions for older people in the community and those living with dementia / long term health conditions and their carers.

It is hoped that the 4 week taster sessions will lead onto regular drumming sessions for older members of the community.

Friday 1 June - 2pm - 4pm

Gwanwyn Tea Party with old time singing for local residents and older members of the community.  This event will be the start of regular tea parties hosted by local people for older residents in the community facing social isolation.

There will also be storytelling session at Llwyn Teg residential home with school children.

 

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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

(English) 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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Llantwit Major Arts and Crafts Group Annual Show

  • Saturday 5th May 2018
  • Sunday 6th May 2018
  • Llantonian Hall, Llantwit Major

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

(English) Llantwit Major Arts and Crafts Group holding their Annual Show.

The exhibition will be opened by Councillor Gwyn John.

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Memories of Mine

  • Friday 4th May 2018
  • Friday 11th May 2018
  • Friday 18th May 2018
  • Friday 25th May 2018
  • Canolfan Maerdy

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) Talk about your memories and have a good time.

Come, have a cuppa and cake and join in by sharing your stories, poems, drawings, paintings, photographs and more - all will be displayed at Canolfan Maerdy.

Canolfan Maerdy has its own free car park on site, is a single story building and dementia-friendly.

Teas, coffees and cakes will be free of charge, however light lunches will also be available after sessions at a small cost.

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Comedy and Circus Workshops

  • Thursday 3rd May 2018
  • Thursday 10th May 2018
  • Thursday 17th May 2018
  • Thursday 24th May 2018
  • Corn Exchange, Borough Theatre

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) We all like a good laugh - an introduction to comedy and circus skills!

We are going to exercise our funny bones and funny muscles doing improvised comedy - we'll learn how to make silly and hilarious sketches, trying to make each other laugh.

We'll also look at simple circus skills; juggling, plate spinning and together find our inner Fools!

We'll exercise our bodies, brains, balance and sense of humour.

Open to absolute beginners!

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Stories of our Lives

  • Wednesday 2nd May 2018
  • Wednesday 9th May 2018
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Wednesday 23rd May 2018
  • Wednesday 30th May 2018
  • Narberth Museum

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) On Wednesdays throughout May, Narberth Museum will be hosting a series of social and creative workshops for the over 50s

Inspired by traditional Welsh quilts, each workshop will add to an eclectic mix of 'patches' that reflect the rich patchwork of experiences our community has to offer.

Week 1 - Cyanotypes 'Sun-printing' workshop with Linda Norris using keepsakes or small objects from the museum collection

Week 2 - Fabric painting workshop reflecting 'Memories of my Grandmother' through colour, shape and line

Week 3 - Creative stitching with Carolyn Young, drawing inspiration from Welsh samplers with a modern twist

Week 4 - Natural dyeing with artist Sian Lester using local plants and traditional techniques

Week 5 - The Big Stitch! A social opportunity to help stitch the quilt together under the guidance of local experts.

Come along to all, some or one of the workshops; make friends and leave a legacy while learning new skills.

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The Wild Word-Surfers workshop

  • Wednesday 2nd May 2018
  • Neuadd Y Pentref Tremarchog / St Nicholas Village Hall

Type of Event: Storytelling Workshop

(English) A friendly 'improv' workshop - games and exercises involving verbal improvisation - making stuff up is the name of the game!

Flights of fancy, ludicrous claims, entertaining lies, strange stories and daft ideas...surprise yourself with your own inventiveness and spontaneous effusions.  Not to mention volcanic eruptions of creativity!

Useful for developing your spontaneous speaking skills, verbal inventiveness and 'thinking on your feet', but also great fun.

Great for embryonic storytellers who'd like to experiment with spontaneous storytelling and improvisation in a friendly, supportive group of fellow over-50s learners.

Good for any over 50s who relish using their grey cells; enjoy lively young-minded company and who is not too old to play!

If you've done improv before you'll know it's challenging and fun.  If you haven't, come and try something new with a really friendly tutor, Deb Winter.

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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

(English) 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

(English) 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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...And they Lived

  • Wednesday 2nd May 2018
  • Unit nineteen

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) Join us for an interactive art event in the form of a Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

We will doodle and draw, in pen, pencil and thread, creating and notating ideas and stories, tales and sayings and those bits of valuable advice gathered over time, all recorded on our creative tablecloth, with a spot of tea and cake.

Our collective designs will go on to become temporary tattoos for the Gwanwyn festival.

The audio of this event will be recorded as part of the evaluation and for potential future use in installation art pieces.

Supported by Urban Foundry and unit nineteen.

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Adventures in Old(er) Age

  • Wednesday 2nd May 2018
  • Riverside Warehouse

Type of Event: Film Broadcast

(English) Gentle/Radical Film Club present...

An afternoon of short films for older people

In a world which increasingly ignores our older population, we invite you to an afternoon of short films about ageing where we ask:

What is beautiful about ageing?  What does the future hold for older people?  How do we celebrate older age and how does film, in particular, highlight it? How do we see older people and how do they see themselves?

Join us for an afternoon of films and discussion about these topics with food, refreshments and a raffle!

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Llantwit Major Arts Trail

  • Tuesday 1st May 2018
  • Thursday 31st May 2018
  • Ten venues across Llantwit Major

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

(English) Llantwit Major Arts and Crafts group have created 10 amazing art works for the Llantwit Major Arts Trail.

Over the entire month of May, nine shops will display these arts works in their windows.  Llantwit Major Chamber of Trade have created a trail activity sheet for children to allow them to find the artworks and win a prize!

Can you find them all?

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Othello - Have a Go Shakespeare

  • Sunday 29th April 2018
  • Willow Globe, Llanwrthwl

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) 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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Improve your Singing

  • Friday 27th April 2018
  • Friday 4th May 2018
  • Friday 11th May 2018
  • St Mary's Church Hall

Type of Event: Music Workshop

(English) Three ABBA themed singing workshops with the aim to improve singing skills, working within a choir.

Please join us, we are not 'high powered' and regard enthusiasm as essential, singing ability a bonus!  Please come along and enjoy going back to the 70s/80s!

There is an ABBA tribute night on Saturday 9th June at 7pm.  £4. Nibbles provided, bring your own drink and money for a raffle!

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Celebrating diversity in 50 plus through arts performance

  • Friday 27th April 2018
  • Community House

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) The events will celebrate diversity among Black Minority Ethnic over 50s in Newport through arts performance involving storytelling and drumming workshops.

Older people will share their life experiences through storytelling and the stories will be recorded.

In addition, the events will feature drumming workshops including dance and singing.

The event will promote community cohesion, active citizenship and healthier communities.  The events will work in partnership with theatre companies, artists and other agencies with interest in arts and older age social welfare.

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

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) 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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