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Arts and Older People Conference 2017 - Cynhadledd Celfyddyd a Phobl Hyn 2017|

  • Thursday 6th April 2017
  • Royal College of Welsh Music and Drama, Cardiff

Type of Event: Media

‘Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be’ (Robert Browning)

How can arts activities support the creation of age friendly communities?

How can creativity help older people to live well and enjoy later life?

This interactive and engaging session will examine the role of the arts in creating age friendly communities and the contribution of creative activity in supporting older people to maintain their independence.

It will demonstrate how effective arts activity can help achieve improved well-being; mitigating isolation and loneliness in older people and contributing to the outcomes sought through the Social Services and Well-being Act.

Organised by Age Cymru and Arts Council of Wales with support from the Baring Foundation.

Who is this conference for?

• Policy makers with responsibility for healthy and active ageing programmes

• People and organisations working within local authority Ageing Well plans

• Health and social care professionals working with older people

• People working in arts and culture interested in working with older people

• Older people and community groups who want to share their voices and experiences relating to Age Friendly and arts programmes

Speakers and breakout sessions

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Panel discussion with representation from the Baring Foundation, Arts Council of Wales, Age Cymru and the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales. Chaired by Paul Cann (previously Chief Executive of Age UK Oxfordshire and founding member of the Campaign to End Loneliness)

Case studies presentations from organisations across Wales using arts and creative activity to help make Wales an Age Friendly nation

Performances from Dawns i Bawb, Music in Hospitals and Entelechy Arts

Breakout sessions:

•A1: Arts and Dementia – including findings from the evaluation of Age Cymru’s cARTrefu care home project, carried out by Bangor University Dementia Research Centre and research findings from Music in Hospitals on the benefits of music to people living with advanced stages of dementia

•A2: Arts and Health – including lessons learnt from the Exercise Referral Scheme and how colleagues in North Wales are developing Arts on Prescription programmes

•A3: Engaging harder to reach older people – including how to engage older men in the arts. The Whitworth Gallery will share recent developments following their Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men, and Shedders from the Squirrel’s Nest Men Shed will share their experiences of being part of the award winning project Pimp My Uke

•A4: Combating isolation and loneliness – including a presentation from the Campaign to End Loneliness and their programmes being developed in Wales.

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River of Lights - Pembrokeshire Lantern Procession

  • Saturday 29th October 2016
  • The Lab Haverfordwest

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

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Help create ‘River of Lights 2016’, a celebration of Pembrokeshire’s County Town and its links with the rural communities that it serves.

Last year, over 600 people gathered on the riverside in Haverfordwest, their lit lanterns bobbing, in the shadows of the castle above, as an 11ft skeleton puppet emerged and made its way across the bridge to meet the crowds.

Inspired by the folk tale of The Fisherman and the Skeleton, the procession saw shoals of glowing fish and hand-held pyramid lanterns streaming along the riverside, following the magnificent Skeleton to a spectacular “fire sculpture”, which went off with a real “bang!”

Find out more here http://www.thelabhaverfordwest.org/2016/06/16/river-of-lights/

This year the procession, will be based on the medieval story of the ‘danse macabre’ where Death brings his subjects back to life for one night only to have a glorious party! Who or what would your community like to bring back to life to come and join the dance?

River of Lights is a partnership between Confluence, Span Arts’ Cheerful Project and artist Toby Downing. They will provide training, all the materials and information needed to enable your organisation to safely run a lantern-making workshop for your group or community.

Training for workshop leaders will take place in Haverfordwest over two days on Sunday 18 September 11am-5pm, and Monday 19 September 3pm-9pm. Ideally it would be good to have two people from each group attending, although you only need to attend on one of these days.

Once trained, you will have help to plan and run a workshop in your community. A second weekend workshop will take place on 15 and 16 October in Haverfordwest, when a small group from each organisation will be able to work with Toby and the team to design and make a larger lantern to be carried by your group.

To book your place(s) on the training please or for more information contact: Guy Norman on 07480 902200 email guy@spacetocreate.org.uk or Rowan Matthiessen from Span Arts on 01834 869323 email rowan@span-arts.org.uk

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Gwyl Gwanwyn yn Galeri

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

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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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

Park and Dare Treorchy

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 Dance Night at Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

  • Saturday 21st May 2016
  • Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Dance Performance

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As part of Gwanwyn's official 10th birthday celebrations, our friends at Dance House are hosting the first Gwanwyn Dance Day in partnership with Age Cymru, Striking Attitudes and Rubicon.

The Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre will be celebrating the variety of older peoples dance groups from across Wales and the joy dance brings in uniting everyone.

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See a mix of 4/5 professional and community groups; an intergenerational piece around the theme of motherhood, new work from Gwanwyn Festival favourites TAN Dance, and the rare chance to see a piece in development and an opportunity for you to talk about it.

Come and join us in celebrating the joy and variety of creativity of dance for older people this May.

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Gwanwyn Dance Workshops at Theatr Clwyd, Flintshire

  • Thursday 12th May 2016
  • Theatr Clwyd

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

The award-winning National Dance Company Wales are coming to Theatr Clwyd and are offering a unique workshop opportunity to those over 50, as part of the Gwanwyn Festival.

We believe that dance can empower people and encourage anyone to express themselves with confidence. Movement and dance can provide opportunities for people of all abilities and experience-levels to try something new, have fun while moving and learn new skills.

The two hour workshop is led by NDCWales’ friendly and skilled professional company dancers and includes:

- A warm up session
- Developing and inspiring creativity through tasks based on our touring programme
- Sharing ideas and exploring the role of audience and performer
- Q&A with the dancers - ask questions, and find out more about dance, the dancers and what the company does

This exclusive workshop offer includes a free ticket to the evening performance of NDCWales’ FOLK on Friday 13th May at Theatr Clwyd, all for just £10.

Workshop tickets are available for £5, and attendees to the workshop will be given a discount code to redeem £5 tickets for the evening performance.

To book, call Theatr Clywd on 01352 701521, quoting ‘Gwanwyn’ to claim the special £10 workshop and ticket deal.

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Generation Movers

  • Thursday 12th May 2016
  • Thursday 19th May 2016
  • Thursday 26th May 2016
  • Tir-y-Berth Community Centre 10-11.30am / Ynysddu Sardis Church Hall 1.30-3pm

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

An intergenerational workshop (led by community arts practitioner Gina Roberts) where older members of the community join mothers and toddlers in a creative play session combining movement, dance, songs, music and puppets.

This session brings together groups and individuals who would not normally have the opportunity to enjoy themselves and each others company in a shared activity.

Tir-y-Berth Community centre 10-11.30am
Ynysddu Sardis Church Hall 1.30-3pm

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Gwanwyn Dance Workshops at Venue Cymru, Llandudno

  • Wednesday 11th May 2016
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

The award-winning National Dance Company Wales are coming to Venue Cymru and are offering a unique workshop opportunity to those over 50, as part of the Gwanwyn Festival's official 10th birthday celebrations.

We believe that dance can empower people and encourage anyone to express themselves with confidence. Movement and dance can provide opportunities for people of all abilities and experience-levels to try something new, have fun while moving and learn new skills.

The two hour workshop is led by NDCWales’ friendly and skilled professional company dancers and includes:

- A warm up session
- Developing and inspiring creativity through tasks based on our touring programme
- Sharing ideas and exploring the role of audience and performer
- Q and A with the dancers - ask questions, and find out more about dance, the dancers and what the company does

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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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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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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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Rubicon Dance - Photo Exhibition at John Lewis

  • Tuesday 29th September 2015
  • Thursday 24th December 2015
  • John Lewis

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

John Lewis Cardiff is holding an exhibition featuring photographs from Rubicon sessions in ‘The Place to Eat’ on the 3rd floor.  The exhibition will run for 3 months and is open to the general public.

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Rubicon is showcasing a project funded by Gwanwyn last May. Three separate workshops brought together Rubicon’s Cardiff based Llanrumney 60+ dance group and Newport based Nuwave group in three separate venues across the two Cities. The dancers by worked with a new guest teacher and were introduced to a brand new style which incorporated a fusion of Latin Styles.  The ladies involved benefited from dance sessions which were beneficial to their physical, mental and social well-being.  They forged new connections and friendships whilst challenging themselves with a new style of dance.

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Professional photographer Sian Trenberth documented the workshops in order to provide images of positive role models for older people enjoying physical and creative dance.  Her images of the Llanrumney Ladies and Nuwave groups in John Lewis represent Rubicon and Gwanwyn in celebrating creativity and dance activities for older people. 

Photo credit:  Sian Trenberth Photography

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The Rainbow Group Bollywood Month

  • Wednesday 10th June 2015
  • Wednesday 17th June 2015
  • Wednesday 24th June 2015
  • Alexandra Hall

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

A workshop and social group offering physical activity for sedentary ethnic minority women.  Every Wednesday at Alexandra Hall, Barry.  This will include one hour of Bollywood dance .

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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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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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Striking Attitudes perform at Dyffryn Gardens

  • Saturday 23rd May 2015
  • Dyffryn Gardens

Type of Event: Dance Performance

Past lives, ghostly presences, Victorian ladies drift slowly in and out of the stately rooms of Dyffryn House.  As they read, embroider and take tea these eerie ladies perform atmospheric and evocative vignettes using movement and words.  Working from photographs and books of the period, older performers from Striking Attitudes Dance Theatre recreate the leisurely pastimes of those who would have once inhabited these magnificent rooms.

Striking Attitudes is a dance theatre group for the older dancer, based in Cardiff.  Their mission is to create performance and creative opportunities for older dancers, both professional and community.

The performance will be free, but normal admission prices to Dyffryn House will apply.

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Red Cafe - Gwanwyn Festival Celebration Event

  • Wednesday 20th May 2015
  • Quadrant Shopping Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

Exhibition / performance featuring TAN Dance, Musical Memories Choir and more.  It will be a celebratory event raising awareness for the creativity of people living with dementia and for the support that is available for them.  Interactive activities throughout the day will including art, music and ballroom dancing.

We hope to produce a collective piece of art through out the day that expresses something about life with dementia.

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Parkour for Older People

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Parkour Dance Company will be holding two workshop sessions that fuse parkour/freerunning with dance and yoga for well-being, fitness and performance purposes. Come and explore and reconnect with the environment in a safe and structured class led by qualified professionals.

Participants should come to the Preseli Room on the day, this workshop is on a first come first serve basis.  Anyone who misses the 11am morning session will be able to attend the 2pm session. There are 20 spaces available on each workshop.

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TAN Dance - The Lips of Time

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Dance Performance

TAN Dance's Tystion Company of older dancers performs to a wonderfully dynamic piece of music that drives them through a profound scenario of powerful moments in time and space.

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CAIN TONIC Performance

  • Thursday 14th May 2015
  • Galeri, Caernarfon

Type of Event: Dance Performance

Cain, Galeri’s dance performance group for the over 60s celebrate and launch this year’s Gwanwyn Festival in North West Wales. Gwanwyn is all about celebrating creativity in older people.  Cain, now in its 2nd year is a project organised by Galeri which gives the over 60s an opportunity to work with professional choreographer/dancer Cai Tomos.  Here is an opportunity to witness the fruits of their labour as they take centre stage in this special TONIC concert.

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TAN Dance - The Lips of Time

  • Saturday 9th May 2015
  • Soar Theatr

Type of Event: Dance Performance

TAN Dance's Tystion Company of older dancers performs to a wonderfully dynamic piece of music drives the dancers through a profound scenario of powerful moments in time and space.

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Dance for Parkinsons

  • Thursday 7th May 2015
  • Singleton Hospital

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

Dance training for physios and OTs who work with people with Parkinson’s Disease

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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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