Welcome to Gwanwyn!

Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. The festival began in 2007 and is supported by Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

Gwanwyn, which means spring in Welsh, celebrates older age as a time of opportunity for renewal, growth and creativity. Our aim is to offer opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts, whether visual arts, drama, storytelling, music, literature, photography, dance or film.

All over Wales there are groups of older people exploring their creativity in all sorts of ways. You can find out more about these groups or organisations working in this area and ways in which you can get involved.

Please take a look at the programme from previous festivals and put your imagination to work on what might be possible in the future. Every year the events get bigger, better and more ambitious.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more or would like support to organise your own event celebrating creativity in older age.

Get immersed, get inspired, get involved!