2021 Festival

Creative festival for older people launched across Wales

Age Cymru has launched its annual creative festival for older people across Wales.

 Called Gwanwyn, the Welsh word for Spring, the month-long festival celebrates creativity in older age and highlights our ability to renew, grow and create.

The festival offers opportunities for older people to become involved in arts and creative activities either as practitioners, organisers or audience members. Gwanwyn also helps older people to recognise the benefits that being creative can bring to their health and well-being.

It also aims to challenge preconceived and stereotypical ideas of ageing and older people and, at the same time, encourage artists throughout Wales to reflect the lives of older people and the communities in which they live.

Age Cymru’s chief executive, Victoria Lloyd says: “After the disappointment of having to cancel Gwanwyn in 2020 we’re delighted to see it back for 2021 with some fantastic opportunities for older people to get involved in communities across Wales. Despite the limitations imposed by the pandemic, the range of activities this year is as wide as ever featuring Zoom dance classes and home based singing sessions to postcard workshops and patient based art in a hospital setting and much else.”

All the events are listed on our events page, take a look to see how you can get involved.