Spotlight on Canolfan Ni Corwen

Posted Friday, August 7th, 2015

Over 50’s in Denbighshire were given a fun and therapeutic introduction to mindfulness meditation as part of this year’s Gwanwyn Festival at Canolfan Ni, in Corwen.

Corwen is a small, rural community and it is easy for older people there to become isolated. But staff at Canolfan Ni work hard to show how art can be used as a tool for better health and wellbeing.

A Community Grant from Gwanwyn enabled thirty people to attend two workshops of drawing and meditation. Participants worked in sociable groups on zendoodle activities designed to relax them and free up their creative minds. They also had the opportunity to display their work after the session.


Everyone felt encouraged to expand their mind and enjoy a good laugh with each other. For many of the participants it was their first experience of mindfulness, and some of them were encouraged to find out more about how it could increase their creativity and wellbeing.

You can view some photos of the event on our Facebook page.