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A Celebration of Something New - Arts Care Gofal Celf

  • Tuesday 30th May 2017
  • Torch Theatre. Milford Haven

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

Participants will get the chance to try something new, including Rock n Roll dance and vintage crafts followed by an afternoon tea.

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Hobbycraft Weekend - Dinefwr Photographic Society

  • Saturday 27th May 2017
  • Monday 29th May 2017
  • National Botanic Garden Of Wales

Type of Event: Multi Art

This is a weekend event at the National Botanic Garden Of Wales.

Many local businesses will be in attendance displaying and selling their goods and crafts.

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Explore, Create, Celebrate - Egin Conwy Outdoor Learning Wales

  • Friday 19th May 2017
  • Nant y Glyn Forest School, Colwyn Bay

Type of Event: Storytelling Performance

Explore, Create, Celebrate is an event to showcase and celebrate the nature inspired creativity of a group of older people from the Colwyn Bay area engaged in a project with the Community Wellbeing Team and the Conwy Outdoor Learning Network.

Working with a local story teller and forest school leader, a trail has been developed around a woodland site dotted with hand crafted chairs made by the project participants from which they will be sharing stories and poems that they have created to excite and inspire others to seek enjoyment from the outdoors.

The event is taking place in a working woodland with unsurfaced forestry tracks. Visitors to the event will need to wear suitable footwear and clothing for the outdoors. There are no indoor facilities. In the event of wet weather, a large tarpaulin shelter will be erected over the main fire area with adequate coverage for guests. There is a compost toilet in the woodland.

Two sessions: 1 - 3pm and 5 - 7pm. FREE but advance booking is essential. Hot and cold drinks and refreshments will also be provided around the camp fire.

When people book, they will be sent details about finding the woodland, information about parking and access.

The event is being coordinated by the Conwy Community Wellbeing Team and GD Informal Education / Nant y Glyn Forest School on behalf of the Egin Conwy Outdoor Learning Network.

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Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

Our colleagues at Chapter are putting on an amazing programme of dementia friendly events on Wednesday 17 May.

Films include the premiere of Forget-Me-Not: The Documentary, with a FREE performance from the Forget-Me-Not Choir and Only Men Aloud.

Also showing: Their Finest, Calamity Jane, Mad to be Normal, Re-Live: The Memoria Project, and the silent films of Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy.

As part of Gwanwyn, Everyman Theatre will be doing a script in hand performance of Do Not Go Gentle, followed by a q+a and workshop.

There will also be art workshops and A Walk Through Dementia, a virtual reality experience that will put you in the shoes of someone living with dementia.

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Voices from the Edge: Murmurations - cARTrefu at Craft in the Bay Cardiff

  • Saturday 13th May 2017
  • Wednesday 19th July 2017
  • Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Exhibition


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This exhibition encompasses the works of five visual artists who have spent two years working with residents of care homes across Wales as part of Age Cymru's cARTrefu programme.

Each artist created a nurturing environment where residents felt relaxed and encouraged to share fond memories and forgotten stories.

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Through responding to this unique interaction, the artists were able to connect with the older people, some of whom live with dementia. As a direct result of this connection the artists were inspired to develop their practice and create work which expressed the sensitivity and fragility of these shared experiences, capturing and amplifying the past glories of the people they met.

Claire Cawte

The spectrum of works in the exhibition is very broad, yet there is a common thread - to showcase the experiences of the older people - creating a wider audience and challenging society's assumption of older age.


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Exhibiting artists: Emma Prentice/Michal Iwanowski/Prue Thimbleby/Ticky Lowe/Claire Cawte

Artist Residency projects running alongside the exhibition and taking place in the exhibition area:

Photographic Collage with Michal Iwanowski on Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June, 11:00 - 13:00 each day.

Sculpture in clay & found objects with Emma Prentice on Sunday 11th June, 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00

Stitch and feltwork with Claire Cawte on Tuesday 20th June, 11:00 - 13:00, Wednesday 21st June, 11:00 - 13:00, Thursday 22nd June, 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00


Prue Thimbleby

Booking required for all workshops as places are limited to six people per session.

Suitable for all ages and abilities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Become a Dementia Friend - free talk at 2pm in Craft in the Bay provided by the Alzheimer's Society. The Dementia Friends programme is the UK’s biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Watch the Dementia Friends online video.

The exhibition and workshops run alongside Age Cymru's Gwanwyn Festival, celebrating creativity in older age.

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50+ Show Time - RCT Older People's Advisory Group

  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Pontypridd Muni Centre

Type of Event: Music Performance

The 50+ Forum is putting on a show in Pontypridd, with dancing, poems, monologues and songs from their members. The audience is invited to join in with community singing, and the male voice chorus Hims and Arias, will be singing in English and Welsh about the time of year and the local area. There will also be an exhibtion of arts and crafts made by the members.

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Quilting Workshop - Treherbert Quilting Group

  • Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Pen-yr-Englyn Project, Corbett St, Treherbert

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

This year the Treherbert Quilting Group will be making a quilted work caddy.

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Blaina Revisited - Breaking Barriers

  • Monday 8th May 2017
  • Monday 15th May 2017
  • Monday 22nd May 2017
  • Monday 5th June 2017
  • Monday 12th June 2017
  • Blaina Heritage Museum

Type of Event: Art Workshop

This year Breaking Barriers and artist Francesca Kay will be seeking out interesting objects from the Blaina Heritage Museum and creating printed artworks inspired by the object or artifact.

This could be anything from using interesting fonts and a printing press to print and re-display information about the object to creating an entirely new artwork in print.

The printed artworks will be on display at an exhibition in Blaina Heritage Museum from 12th June. Blaina Heritage Museum is located on the first floor of Blaina Library.

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Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

Taster Sessions in art, dancing, singing, and therapies including massage and reflexology for people living with Parkinson's and their carers.

Places are limited, so booking is essential. For more information or to book your place please email Elaine Evans: elainekember@btinternet.com

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Down the Line - Celf O Gwmpas

  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  • Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Tuesday 16th May 2017
  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  • Tuesday 30th May 2017
  • Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Down the line is a series of workshops held weekly throughout May based around railway journeys and memories. Work created in the workshops will be exhibited at Celf O Gwmpas from 30 May.

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The Vale of Grwyne Memory Box - Puppet Soup

  • Saturday 29th April 2017
  • Sunday 30th April 2017
  • Saturday 6th May 2017
  • Sunday 7th May 2017
  • Llangenny Village Hall

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

Puppet Soup invite you to share your stories, share your skills and share meals in these two weekends creating a memory box for the Vale of Grwyne.

Join Puppet Soup to create puppets, crafts and tell your story. Whether you'd like to tell a story, make a puppet, or create a show or simple have two lovely weekends of food and fun company then you are welcome on this project!

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Age Cymru and Men's Sheds present EiSHEDfod

  • Monday 17th October 2016
  • National Museum of Wales

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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Following on from our prize-winning Pimp My Uke project Age Cymru and Men's Sheds present EiSHEDfod.

This shed-showcase is a celebration of all things creative from sheds across Wales. Meet the shedders and learn new skills!

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Taking place at the National Museum of Wales on October 17, the workshops and demonstrations will include chainsaw sculptures, willow sculptures and Welsh basket making + a FREE lunch!

Please RSVP to: gwanwyn@agecymru.org.uk

Join us on social media #eiSHEDfod

For more information about the Men's sheds movement or to find a Men's Shed near you, visit their website: http://www.mensshedscymru.co.uk/

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Lost in Art - Arts and craft project for those living with dementia and their carers

  • Friday 30th September 2016
  • Friday 7th October 2016
  • Friday 14th October 2016
  • Friday 21st October 2016
  • Friday 28th October 2016
  • Friday 4th November 2016
  • Friday 11th November 2016
  • Friday 18th November 2016
  • Friday 25th November 2016
  • Friday 2nd December 2016
  • Friday 9th December 2016
  • Craig-y-Don Community Centre

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Weekly arts and crafts sessions in Llandudno for people living with dementia.

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Captured in Clay: workshop for people living with dementia

  • Thursday 8th September 2016
  • National Museum Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Workshop

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Free Art & Craft workshop for people living with dementia and their carers. In the workshop we will look at fossils from the Museum's collection and make some clay sculptures inspired by what we've seen. The workshop will be led by Tina Neale, a local ceramic artist. The workshop is free, but booking is essential.

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COFIO - Remember - Cyanotype workshop at Oriel y Parc, St Davids

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016
  • Oriel y Parc, St Davids

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

Artist Linda Norris is facilitating a creative reminiscence project for older people in the community who are living with dementia related memory changes and their carers.

Cyanotype is an early photographic process, which is simple, quick and straightforward and provides beautiful images instantly on paper and fabric. Historic cyanotype photographs were recently on exhibition at the Oriel y Parc Gallery St Davids.

The workshop will take place in the Discovery Room at Oriel y Parc as the main feature of the monthly Memory Cafe meeting. Memory Cafe attenders will be involved in the cyanotype process and will be able to take home images that prompt reminiscence, or reproduce their silhouette. These would be reproduced on a range of commemorative items of their choice such as bookmarks and badges.

Advance booking essential, and participants would be expected to attend all three sessions.

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Gwyl Gwanwyn yn Galeri

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016
  • Thursday 2nd June 2016
  • Galeri, Caermarfon

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

Galeri Estyneto

Galeri’s Gwanwyn Festival activities will start with Estyneto with Cai Tomos, who wil lead a movement and dance session for people over 50 years old .

There will then be an opportunity for anyone of any age to join Circus Skills
Chimera in studio 2. This is an opportunity to learn juggling, hula tuck , diabolo, plate spinning, stilt walking and unicycle . Then there will be a short break for lunch in the cafe in the new Gallery before going to the theater to see the day’s main attraction. The production Belonging / Perthyn follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t end because of the onset of dementia .

At any time during the day can visit the Art Space to enjoy the work of artist David Jones who has been producing interesting work since the 1960s.

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Gwanwyn 10th birthday celebration at Park and Dare Theatre Treorchy

  • Friday 27th May 2016
  • Park and Dare Theatre Treorchy

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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A full day of activities include a screening of Eddie the Eagle staring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackson, and an afternoon of live music from the 50s and 60s with Owen Money and the Travelling Wrinklies.

There will also be demonstrations and have-a-go sessions from local arts and craft groups from 11am - 1pm. Come along and try out something new!

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Gwanwyn 10th birthday celebration at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

  • Tuesday 24th May 2016
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

Aberystwyth Arts Centre will hold a day of celebrations with free pottery, art and friendship sessions, plus photography, weaving, cinema screening, yoga and dance workshops. Lunch and tea and coffee will be provided plus Gwanwyn birthday cake.

For more details visit the venue's website.

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Gwanwyn 10th birthday celebration at The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

  • Thursday 19th May 2016
  • Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

In partnership with Arts Care Gofal Celf, The Torch will be celebrating Gwanwyn's birthday in style with workshops, performances, screenings and taster sessions along with Re-Live Theatre's performance of Belonging.

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Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

Join the party at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon for a full day of both free and ticketed arts events. Develop an existing skill or try something new.

For full details contact the box office.

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Jewellery Making Workshop at Oriel Davies

  • Saturday 14th May 2016
  • Saturday 28th May 2016
  • Oriel Davies

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

Get creative! Learn techniques in jewellery making to create your own individual piece of jewellery. All materials included. Pre-booking essential. Please contact: desk@orieldavies.org/ Tel: 01686 625041

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Silk Painting at Penysam Community Hall, Anglesey

  • Thursday 12th May 2016
  • Penysam Community Hall, Anglesey

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Home Art Group is pleased to hold a silk painting workshop run by artist Bev Belshaw.

This introductory workshop is for all abilities, no previous experience will be necessary. It will be relaxed and friendly and you will be able to take your beautiful silk painting home.

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Quilting Workshop at Pen-yr-Englyn Project

  • Tuesday 10th May 2016
  • Main Hall, Pen-yr-Englyn Project

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

Join the members of Treherbert Quilting Group for this year's Gwanwyn and learn how to make a Quillow, a light-weight quilt that folds into an attached pocket and becomes a pillow or cushion

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Caban – an arts taster day for adults living with dementia

  • Tuesday 10th May 2016
  • The Studio, Arts Alive Wales, Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1DG

Type of Event: Art Workshop

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To ‘celebrate creativity in older age’, Arts Alive is offering an arts taster day for adults with a dementia diagnosis and those in a caring role, to enjoy creative activities with professional artists in the relaxing ambience of our Crickhowell studio. Drop in to either morning or afternoon sessions to meet and talk to the Arts Alive Wales team, and to try a range of activities including printmaking and creative writing.

With a new weekly programme of sessions for adults living with dementia starting up on 24 May, this is a chance to find out more and meet the artists who will be running the new programme.

Open 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm

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Gwanwyn 10th Birthday Week at Pontardawe Arts Centre

  • Monday 9th May 2016
  • Tuesday 10th May 2016
  • Wednesday 11th May 2016
  • Thursday 12th May 2016
  • Friday 13th May 2016
  • Saturday 14th May 2016
  • Pontardawe Arts Centre, Pontardawe

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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The party extends over a week at the Pontardawe Arts Centre, and includes drop in arts and craft sessions, films and a performance from the Siren Sisters (13th May, 2pm).

Films include:
May 10th, 10.30, Ping Pong Breakfast Movie. In this documentary the competitors at an over 80's table tennis championship in Mongolia prove that you're never too old for gold. Followed by table tennis in the studio room.

May 11th, 2pm, Last Vegas starring Robert DeNiro and Morgan Freeman.

May 12th, 10.30, The Hundred Foot Journey Breakfast Movie starring Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal.

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Sol Cinema - solar powered movie theatre

  • Saturday 7th May 2016
  • GROUP

Type of Event: Film Performance

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Sol Cinema, the award winning solar powered mobile movie theatre, is coming to the Gower. The Sol Cimena Crew will train older people to operate and run the cinema which will show Welsh short films. People will have the opportunity to work as an usherette, confectioner or as a projectionist.

As well as offering this fun and entertaining introduction to digital video equipment, the Sol Cinema will also show a selection of Welsh short films.

The day will also include arts and creative food growing workshops in Spring Mills Gardens.

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Gwanwyn 10th Birthday Party, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

  • Saturday 7th May 2016
  • Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

As part of Gwanwyn's official 10th birthday celebrations, Wales Millennium Centre will be hosting a day of free performances, drop in sessions and workshops from resident organizations, and a variety of craft and information stalls.

Parkour, singing, craft and music workshops will take place throughout the day.

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Live Music and Dance on the Glanfa Stage:
12pm Ukulele Nights
1pm Only Menopause Allowed
2pm Heavy Quartet
3pm Renè Griffiths
4pm Tystion
5pm Kitty's Little Big Band

All events on the Glanfa Stage are free, just turn up on the day.

Drop-in Pottery Workshop:
Join an exclusive workshop with Maker's Guild in Wales’ artists to perfect your pottery skills. There will be air drying clay available for you to create an individual piece of work and take your masterpiece home with you at the end of the session. This workshop will begin at 11.30am, with lunch-break at 1pm and will then re-start at 2pm.

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Parkour Workshops for older people:
These workshops fuse parkour/free-running with dance and yoga for well-being, fitness and performance purposes. Here’s a way for the participants to explore and reconnect to the environment in a free, safe and structured weekly class led by qualified professionals.

The workshops will start at 11.30am – 12.30pm with an interval and will then start back again at 2pm.

Please contact the Ticket and Information Office on 029 2063 6464 to register your name for a space on the free taster session. There are 20 spaces available on this session.

Yoga with Tori:
This is a general practice for people who are reasonably mobile with a moderate level of fitness. Suitable for both beginners and those who have done yoga before. This event forms part of Gwanwyn Festival.
45 minute session. Starts at 3pm.

http://www.yogawithtori.co.uk/

Please contact the Ticket and Information Office on 029 2063 6464 to register your name for a space on the free taster session. There are 25 spaces available on this session.

Fun and Wellbeing Through Yoga with Rachel Jones:
Limber your body with harmonising sequences. Stretch and strengthen through standing postures. Gain confidence and have fun with balances. Reap the rewards of relaxation of body and mind. This event is part of Gwanwyn Festival.
45 minute session

http://www.penarthyogastudio.co.uk/

Please contact the Ticket and Information Office on 029 2063 6464 to register your name for a space on the free taster session. There are 25 spaces available on this session.

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Gwanwyn Creative Crochet & Knitting workshops

  • Wednesday 4th May 2016
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  • Tuesday 24th May 2016
  • Hightown Community Resource Centre

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

A series of workshops to share skills in crochet and knitting to produce innovative pieces of artwork to be displayed outside Hightown Community Resource Centre. Learn new skills or share your skills with others. All materials will be provided. All welcome.

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Shenanigrans, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

  • Wednesday 4th May 2016
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

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As part of Gwanwyn Festival's official 10th birthday celebrations, Venue Cymru are hosting Shenanigrans, a day of free workshops for anyone over 50.

Sing, dance, make and take photographs. A free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Make your own books / Gwnewch eich llyfrau eich hun

  • Tuesday 3rd May 2016
  • Tuesday 10th May 2016
  • Tuesday 17th May 2016
  • Guildhall, Cardigan / Neuadd y Dref, Aberteifi

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

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Participants will learn bookbinding and decorating techniques and then display their work in an open session at the end of the three workshops (17th May, 12.30 - 2.30pm).

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided and there will be opportunities to socialise and share knowledge.

No experience is necessary and materials are supplied although participants are encouraged to bring their own cover paper so that books can be personalised.

It is not necessary to attend all three sessions.

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Buzzing the Borders

  • Monday 18th April 2016
  • Monday 25th April 2016
  • Saturday 7th May 2016
  • Thursday 21st April 2016
  • Westwood Day Care Centre

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Over four days in April TEA Projects will be hosting Glorious Gabion workshops at Westwood Residential Home in Welshpool for the people who visit the day centre. They will work with over 40 people to create glorious gabions, celebrating each person's individual creative input and unique stories that will be captured in an outdoor bee friendly art installation.

Additional Event Dates:
On April 25th TEA Projects will work with the lead residents to bring all of the work together.

The project will be officially unveiled to the day centre residents, staff and families on the 7th May 2016.

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Paint Pals - Canolfan Ni Corwen

  • Monday 18th April 2016
  • Tuesday 19th April 2016
  • Monday 25th April 2016
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2016
  • Thursday 12th May 2016
  • Tuesday 17th May 2016
  • Canolfan Ni & Ysgol Caer Drewyn, Corwen Denbighshire

Type of Event: Art Workshop

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The PAINT PALS art project is an intergenerational project involving with children from the local primary school Ysgol Caer Drewyn and members of Memory Lane, the Friendship Club based at Canolfan Ni.

The children and adults will be paired to become paint pals and will correspond by postcard, each one writing on a blank card and illustrating the other side with their paintings and drawings. They will do this throughout the month of May, and we will deliver them back and forth to each group.

The project will also include a colouring swap session in which both the adults and selected children from years 1, 2 & 3 will create line drawings that will be swapped with the other group and coloured in.

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The postcards and drawings will be exhibited at the end of May at Canolfan Ni. All participants, their families and caregivers invited to a special celebratory pop-up exhibition.

For more information about the Memory Lane Friendship Club, please contact Canolfan Ni Corwen.

18th April - Alziemers Society ‘Dementia Awarness” talk to pupils (year 1 to 6) at Ysgol Caer Drewyn .

19th April – Paint Pals session at Canolfan Ni with friendship group.

25th April – Paint Pals session at Ysgol Caer Drewyn.

May 3rd - Paint Pals session at Canolfan Ni with friendship group.

12th May - Paint Pals session at Ysgol Caer Drewyn.

17th May – All participants to be invited to a pop-up exhibition at Canolfan Ni of all the work created during Paint Pals project.

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Paper Sculpture Workshops with Geraint Edwards

  • Tuesday 12th April 2016
  • Tuesday 19th April 2016
  • Tuesday 26th April 2016
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2016
  • Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

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Come and explore paper sculpture techniques such as folding, layering, cut and glue and have a go at using a variety of different types of paper, card and art papers.

Booking essential

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Shattered Patterns / Patrymau ar Chwâl

  • Wednesday 2nd March 2016
  • National Museum Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Art workshop for over 50s.

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Taking inspiration from Silent Explosion, multi-disciplinary artist and educator Anne-Mie Melis will guide you through a hands-on session of exploration and creation. Starting with a look at some of the works in the exhibition we will then go on to use clay as a base to make a plaster cast that will represent your impression of a de/constructed imaginary world using natural and manmade objects.

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Texture and Clay workshop / Gweithdy Gwead a Chlai

  • Wednesday 10th February 2016
  • National Museum Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Over 50s Art workshop.

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Influenced by the variety of textures in Ivor Davies’ work, ceramicist Anne Frost will take you through hand building techniques using clay to create little trinket bowls or small vases. Anne invites you to include your memories in the pieces and will also draw on themes and stories from the 1960s.

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Chapbooks workshop / Gweithdy Crefftlyfrau

  • Tuesday 26th January 2016
  • National Museum Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Art workshop for over 50s.

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Artist / bookmaker Cath Lewis will work with participants to make chapbooks of stories. Using the 'Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies and Destruction in Art' exhibition as inspiration, his interest in destruction and re-use of political texts and images, participants will create collaged and mono-printed book pages from old books and pamphlets, to tell their own stories.

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Live Music Now Presents: Festive-All!

  • Sunday 29th November 2015
  • Portland House

Type of Event: Music Festival

Start off the festive season at Festive-All! in Cardiff Bay.

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Hand i Pocket Workshop at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

  • Saturday 3rd October 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

As part of Age Positive Week, Age Cymru is supporting a Hand i Pocket workshop run by Cardiff Met's Professor of Creative Practice, Cathy Treadaway.

Come and make a Hand i Pocket, a fun textile object designed to stimulate tactile and playful activity with people with dementia.  Carers, friends, family and healthcare professionals are invited to take part, creating a personalized textile item.

For more information follow this link:

www.handsproject.info

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Arts Care Gofal Celf - Weave (Pembrey Country Park)

  • Saturday 6th June 2015
  • Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

Weave with textiles in this fantastic interactive arts project – bring the knitting nancy to life through the movement of weaving.

Learn knitting and weaving techniques whilst being part of a body knitting circle.  Experience being one of the pegs on the loom and help create a giant weaved structure as the fabric is woven around the human pegs to music in an interactive piece of movement.

For those interested in performance you could get the opportunity to create a dance using the woven structure and perform this during a final sharing.  Alternatively you could concentrate on the creation of the woven structure.  Make the project your own, lets weave.

Come and have a go, no experience necessary.  It’s fun for anyone over 50 and FREE.

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Fragile? Art & Craft Workshops for older people AmgueddfaCymru – National Museum Wales

  • Wednesday 3rd June 2015
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  • Wednesday 15th July 2015
  • Wednesday 29th July 2015
  • Wednesday 2nd September 2015
  • Wednesday 16th September 2015
  • National Museum Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Fragile? is an exhibition of contemporary ceramics that will open at National Museum Cardiff, from 18 April to 4 October 2015.  Fragile? will showcase the beauty and diversity of contemporary ceramics practice in its widest sense.  It will explore the artistic and expressive possibilities of ceramic as a material, including the contradiction between two of its inherent qualities – durability and fragility.  The exhibition will include key works from the National Museum’s collection, shown alongside excitingnew ceramic installations especially commissioned for this exhibition.  The exhibition will contain a wide variety of objects including tableware, vases, sculptures and figurines, both functional and decorative, simple and ornate, and made of different materials e.g. earthenware and fine china.

Fragile? is generously funded by The Colwinston Charitable Trust and supported by The Derek Williams Trust.  

Wednesday workshops - Free! But please book a place!  

We will be running a series of free workshops for older people from May to September, with activities inspired by the Fragile? exhibition.  All workshops will be on Wednesday afternoons starting at 2pm.  Some workshops will be very hands-on, giving you the opportunity to be creative.  Others will include fascinating demonstrations and the opportunity to engage your senses.  We hope you will find something you like!  All workshops will include a brief tour of part of the Fragile? exhibition, looking at particular ceramics that link to the workshop that day.  You will not be given a full tour of the whole exhibition as it is quite large!  If you would like to view the whole exhibition, please come in plenty of time, and view before the workshop starts at 2pm. Or come back another day and book onto one of our free guided tours!  The workshops will be relaxed and friendly.  No previous experience is required for any of the activities.  Tea and biscuits will be provided and chatting is encouraged!  Some session may be photographed, so that we have a record of our Fragile? activities, but you can always ‘opt out’ of being photographed.

Fragile?  Wednesday workshop schedule 20 May Creative Writing Workshop. 2-4pm. 10 places.

Taking inspiration from the ‘Fragile?’ exhibition, writer and arts facilitator Patrick Jones will offer you the opportunity to create a piece of poetry or prose based on your own experience.  Starting from your own favourite object or place the session will guide you through the writing process to explore your own narrative and stories.  A fun, informal and friendly session leading to a completed work you can call your own.

3 JunePottery Painting. 2-4.30pm. 15 places.

Join us for a pottery painting workshop led by Fi Jefferies, artist at Barefoot Ceramics.  Starting with a look at the Fragile? exhibition, use ceramic paints and glazes on functional bisque to decorate your own teacup, mug or plate.  Your masterpiece will be fired and ready to collect two weeks later.  Part of this session may be photographed or filmed.

17 JuneCardiff Ceramic Wall Tiles. 2-4pm. 10 places.

Join us for a discussion about the beautiful ceramic tiled doorways of Cardiff’s Victorian and Edwardian houses, followed by the opportunity to explore and touch the different materials and textures of ceramic tiles.  In this workshop, led by ceramics students from Cardiff Metropolitan University, you can decorate your own ceramic tile, which they will fire for you to be picked up at a later date.  Part of this session may be photographed or filmed.

1 July Texture and Pattern in Clay. 2-4.30pm. 10 places.

In this workshop, led by Art therapist Ursula Wimhurst, you will learn how to create your own ceramic pot or bowl inspired by some of the delicate hand built forms found in this exhibition.  You can also discover how to add texture and pattern to the clay surface based on some of the fragile patterns that can be found in nature.

15 July Printmaking Workshop: Monoprinting. 2-4pm.10 places.

This introductory workshop will show you how to create one-off prints using a combination of painting and printmaking techniques.  The variety of mediums, papers, tools and transfer methods you choose will encourage you to collage and combine different materials and techniques.  The workshop will take inspiration from colours and patterns found in the Fragile? exhibition and will beled by artist Anne Gibbs.

29 July Clay Pots for Beginners. 2-4pm.10 places.

In this ‘hands-on’ workshop, led by staff from National Museum Cardiff, we will be making simple coil pots or pinch pots out of air-drying clay.  No previous knowledge required - as with all these workshops, complete beginners are completely welcome!  You can take your pot home on the day, or leave it to become part of a display here at the Museum.  Part of this session may be photographed or filmed.

2 SeptemberTeacups & Memories. 2-4pm.10 places.

An engaging multisensory session suitable for older people with Dementia.  Different ceramic items will be available to handle, discuss and as a base for reminiscence.  You can also make a clay pot, and smell and try different kinds of tea.   A family member, friend or helper is very welcome to attend with you.

16 SeptemberTea and the Spice Trade Sensory Talk. 2-4pm. 15 places.

A multisensory talk and handling session led by Archaeologist and Historian Sally Pointer.  This session will explore the stories and smells of the tea and spice trade.  It will also offer you the opportunity to create a unique scented pot-pourri in a bone china tea-cup to take home.

Please phone to book a place: 02920 573240

These workshops for older people are FREE but booking is essential. Please chose which workshop you would like to attend then give us a call! You can book a maximum of three workshops.

How to find us& Accessibility

Location
National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NP

By Foot
The Museum is 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Bus and Train Station.

By Car
For satnav use the postcode CF10 3NP.

A visitor car park is situated at the rear of the Museum, accessed via Museum Avenue. Parking tokens to exit the car park are available for £5 from the shop in the Main Hall.

There are designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders in the visitor car park. Blue Badge holders are entitled to FREE parking - please take your blue badge to the Museum shop to obtain your free exit token. There is a level access path to and from the Visitor Car Park via Park Place and Museum Avenue.There are also designated disabled parking bays in front of Museum on Gorsedd Gardens Road.
For workshop participants we may also have some parking spaces available at the rear entrance of the museum. These must be booked in advance, please enquire when booking.

By Bus
From Cardiff Central Bus Station take bus number 53 or 85 to the Museum. From Cardiff Bay take the Bay Car bus number 6. You can plan your journey using the TravelineCymru website or by calling their helpline on 0871 200 22 33 (calls charged at 10p per minute from a land line).

By Train
The nearest train station is Cathays Station, approximately 5 minutes walk from the Museum. For train travel information please visit National Rail Enquiries website.The TravelineCymru helpline (0871 200 22 33) can also assist you with rail enquiries.

If you have considered all the above and are still experiencing difficulty getting here please let us know when you call! We may be able to arrange individual transport to some of our sessions if you have difficulty getting out and about.

Wheelchair access
The entrance to the Museum for wheelchair users and families with pushchairs is via a self-operated glass lift to the right of the front steps of the Museum. In the event that this lift is out of order, alternative access is available at the gate to the left of the Museum steps by pressing the intercom for assistance.

There is wheelchair accessto all galleries. Most galleries can be visited independently, but lifts to some galleries must be operated by a Museum Assistant for security reasons. Museum staff are nearby to help.

The Museum Shop, Coffee Shop and Oriel Restaurant are accessible to wheelchair users.

Wheelchairs and seating available
Four wheelchairs and six mobile seating sticks are available on loan from the Information desk on request.

A variety of seating is available throughout the Museum.

Toilets
Accessible toilets are situated in the Oriel Restaurant and by the art galleries. The Fragile? exhibition and workshops are located close to the art gallery disabled access toilets.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf - Weave (Carmarthen)

  • Saturday 30th May 2015
  • Nott Square, Carmarthen

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

Weave with textiles in this fantastic interactive arts project – bring the knitting nancy to life through the movement of weaving.

Learn knitting and weaving techniques whilst being part of a body knitting circle.  Experience being one of the pegs on the loom and help create a giant weaved structure as the fabric is woven around the human pegs to music in an interactive piece of movement.

For those interested in performance you could get the opportunity to create a dance using the woven structure and perform this during a final sharing.  Alternatively you could concentrate on the creation of the woven structure.  Make the project your own, lets weave.

Come and have a go, no experience necessary.  It’s fun for anyone over 50 and FREE.

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Quilters Workshop at Bethshan Nursing Home

  • Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Thursday 4th June 2015
  • Tuesday 9th June 2015
  • Thursday 11th June 2015
  • Bethshan Nursing Home, Newtown

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

Workshops in collaboration with the Abermule Quilters, who will work with residents to make fabric pictures that will then be framed and put on display in the dining areas.  Refreshments served.  Workshop is for residents only.  Friends and family welcome.

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Tunes on a Teatowel, Ditties on a Dishcloth

  • Thursday 21st May 2015
  • The Printhaus

Type of Event: Art Workshop

As part of Voluntary Arts Week The Printhaus Workshop in Cardiff is offering a free screenprinting workshop for over 50s.

Choose a lyric from your favourite song, illustrate it and paint it on a tea towel - perfect for kitchen sing-a-longs.  No previous experience or artistic skills required.  Come and be creative, make friends and have fun.  Tea and cake supplied!

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Knitted Music - Strumble Head Soundscape 

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Music Workshop

Jobina Tinnemans is a Pembrokeshire-based composer. Her contemporary compositions are inspired by the majestic Welsh landscape that surrounds her. For MATA festival NYC she composed a work using prepared knitting needles as part of the performing ensemble. Knitting stitches with these needles trigger the mercurial sounds of nature and wildlife she recorded and composed in her computer.

In this workshop Jobina will talk about how this idea came about and her experiences of working with local knitting communities in Wales and New York in preparation for the concert. There are 8-10 places available for knitters of any ability to work with the prepared needles and with the timing certain stitches generate whilst knitting. This timing is important for Tinnemans' knitted music. You will hear how your knitting will trigger the sound of either wind or sea, be a single voice in a flock of squawking gannets, rustling of leaves. As a group together an entire natural soundscape will appear.

Strumble Head is a coastal natural gem situated in South West Wales, defined by its majestic cliffs. This soundscape music will feature undulating rhythms of waves dramatically crashing against cliffs smashing into foaming peaks, the sub-aquatic melodies of porpoise song carrying far into the unknown deep, the mechanical murmuring of the lighthouse bringing home safe the sailors of many a folk tale.

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Knitted Music

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Music Performance

Jobina Tinnemans is a Pembrokeshire-based composer. Her contemporary compositions are inspired by the majestic Welsh landscape that surrounds her. In 2013 the MATA festival for young composers, co-founded by Philip Glass, commissioned her to write a new work, which premiered in Brooklyn, NYC. The work is called 'Killing Time' and Tinnemans uses prepared knitting needles as part of the performing ensemble. Knitting stitches with these needles trigger the mercurial sounds of nature and wildlife she recorded and composed in her computer. The title is a wink to the craft of knitting, because it's more to do with the timelessness of the Pwll Deri coastal landscape. Jobina got approached by Vogue Knitting NYC and will stage this Pembrokeshire piece at their Live Event gala dinner in January of next year.

"Known for her work with musique concrète, Dutch-Welsh composer Jobina Tinnemans follows the lead of the late Cornelius Cardew, incorporating nonmusicians into a new music context. Her MATA commission, "Killing Time", is a concerto grosso for solo knitters, instrumental ensemble, and a ripieno orchestra of knitters, visualizing the passage of time through its trace in fibre." (MATA NYC)

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Back to Basics Craft - Carmarthenshire Federation of Women's Institutes

  • Wednesday 13th May 2015
  • Friday 29th May 2015
  • Carmarthenshire Federation of Women’s Institutes

Type of Event: Craft Exhibition

Exhibition of work by members of the Carmarthenshire Federation of Women's Institutes following two courses delivered in March and April.

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Gwanwyn Festival at Aberyswyth Arts Centre

  • Wednesday 6th May 2015
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Type of Event: Art

A free arts and well being day at Aberystwyth Arts Centre open to anyone aged 50 or over - feel free to come to all or part of the day

A day of free activities with the emphasis on fun and trying something new (tho' we positively welcome people with experience too!)

Sign up to one of our full length sessions or just come along to see what's happening, have some lunch and join in one of our drop in activities

Note - there will be limited places on some activities, so advance booking is essential

 

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Upcycling Workshop

  • Wednesday 6th May 2015
  • Treuddyn Village Hall

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

Arts and crafts session with Eco Unique.  Come and create unique new objects out of old items.

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Hightown Gwanwyn Creative Spring Festival

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015
  • Tuesday 12th May 2015
  • Tuesday 26th May 2015
  • Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Hightown Community Resource Centre

Type of Event: Craft Workshop

Free 4 workshop festival to encourage creativity in adults (priority given to the over 50s).

Tues 5th May Sugar craft art (1-3pm)
Tues 12th May. Ways with Wool Workshop (1-3pm)
Tues 26th May, Doggy draft excluder workshop (1-3pm)
Thursday 28th May. Tai Chi with Pol Wong (2-3pm).
Booking is essential so please facebook, email paulahack1979@yahoo.co.uk or ring 01978 354150 to book your place.

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Plas Maesincla Art in Health Workshops

  • Friday 1st May 2015
  • Friday 8th May 2015
  • Friday 15th May 2015
  • Friday 22nd May 2015
  • Friday 29th May 2015
  • Plas Maesincla

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Weekly events and workshops with artist Wendy Rogers for the benefit of residents at Plas Maesincla a nursing home for people with memory difficulties.

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Ysbyty Eryri Art in Health Workshops

  • Friday 1st May 2015
  • Friday 8th May 2015
  • Friday 15th May 2015
  • Friday 22nd May 2015
  • Friday 29th May 2015
  • Ysbyty Eryri

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Weekly events and workshops with artist Wendy Rogers for the benefit of Speech and Language Service patients at Ysbyty Eryri.

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