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Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

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.

  • Get Inspired – take a look at what has happened in previous festivals and put your imagination to work on ideas for your Gwanwyn festival event. Every year the events get bigger, better and more ambitious. Start planning today!
  • Get Involved – All over Wales there are groups of older people exploring their creativity in all sorts of ways. Here is where you can find out about groups or organisations in your area. Somewhere out there is a group looking for someone just like you.
  • Get In Touch – The Gwanwyn Team has a wealth of knowledge and information to help you plan, organise and publicise your event. Please get in touch – we’re here to help.

Gwanwyn operates a community grant to assist organisations that wish to participate in the festival. You can find out more information by downloading our information pack.

Download the Gwanwyn Festival 2014 Community Grants Scheme Information Pack (English) here.

Alternatively, you can call Age Cymru on 02920 431 555 to request a pack by post.

The pack will detail the types of events we can support and provide the application forms you need. We would request that you only apply for the sum of money which is absolutely necessary for your event. Simply put; if you only need £250 please apply for £250 (Max.£500). This will enable us to maximise the number of events we can support.

Get Inspired Get Involved Get Help Ysbrydoliaeth Cysylltiad Cymorth