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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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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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Living with Pets - Workshop on Exhibiting Photographs

  • Monday 26th September 2016
  • Friday 21st October 2016

Type of Event: Art Workshop

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In a continuation of his Gwanwyn project Newport-based photographer João Bento will be running more workshops for over 50's this autummn. João is an artist photographer with an interest in animal-human relations and a community arts worker with experience delivering participatory projects.

Starting September 26, you will have the oppourtunity to work one-to-one with the artist creating exhibition prints of your pictures. Work will then be exhibited at the Riverfront, Newport during Age Positive Week (September 25 - October 2).

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The theme of the workshop is ‘Living with Pets’. Pets are very good providing companionship, reducing anxiety, adding structure and routine to the day, providing sensory stress relief and encouraging exercise. They can be crucial to help find meaning and joy in life, staying connected and boosting vitality.

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Workshop and exhibition are free of charges and all materials will be provided by the organisers.

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Forget-me-Not Chorus present Demenstoria at Penarth Pier Pavilion

  • Thursday 21st July 2016
  • Tuesday 2nd August 2016
  • Penarth Pier Pavilion

Type of Event: Multi Art Exhibition

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Penarth Pier Pavilion hosts Demenstoria, July 21 - August 2. Presented by the Forget-me-Not Chorus, the exhibition documents and reflects on the experience of living with dementia through photography by Dan Green, with poetry by Louise Osborn, music by David George Harrington and spoken word recorded by actor Tom Cullen.

There will be a series of free concerts as part of the exhibition.

21st July 7pm, String Quartet. Join Emma Waller, Louise Broderick, Marilyn Shewring and Ali Robinson, members of the orchestra of Welsh National Opera for an evening concert.

23rd July 1pm, ‘Love and loss through divinity and nature’ A lunchtime concert with soprano Anna Moelwyn-Williams.

24th July 2.30pm, Open Forget-me-Not Chorus Session. Suitable for people with dementia and their families - taster for new people interested in joining the choir.

26th July 1pm, Musical Delights with David George Harrington. A lunchtime of light musical delights with Forget-me-Not Chorus Composer in Residence, David George Harrington.

28th July 1pm, ‘Mezzo piano’, A lunchtime concert with Forget-me-Not Chorus charity director and mezzo soprano Kate Woolveridge, with accompanist, Rhiannon Pritchard.

29th July 1pm, Enigma Duo. A lunchtime concert with Katherine Thomas (harp) and Laurence Kepton (violin), musicians from the Orchestra of Welsh Natonal Opera.

29th July 7pm, Sarah Pope, Mezzosoprano and George Newton Fitzgerald, Bass. An evening of song from two members of the WNO Chorus

30th July 10am, Exhibition Q&A. Q&A with charity directors, Kate Woolveridge and Sarah Teagle and photographer Dan Green.

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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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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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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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Walking the Dog

  • Monday 2nd May 2016
  • Tuesday 31st May 2016

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Joao Bento workshop exhibition

NEWS: João Bento has kindly offered to continue with more sessions. All workshops will take place in Newport's Belle Vue Park. Places are limited so book now by email ffaphotographicapproach@gmail.com.

Learn Creative Techniques for photographing dogs and their walkers in parks around Newport and have your work shown in an exhibition.

Each participant will have a one-­to-­one session (2 hours) with the artist photographer in one of the following locations: Beechwood Park, Belle Vue Park, Glebelands Park, Shaftesbury Park, Tredegar Park. Participants will be introduced to a range of photographic art work about dogs and dog walking. They will be shown different creative strategies and techniques for photographing dogs and their owners and asked to practise photographing with dogs and dog walkers in the park. The resulting photographs will be exhibited at The Riverfront in Newport.

WHO IS IT FOR?:
Anyone 50 years old and over who has basic photography skills (‘point and shoot’). You are welcome to bring your own dog as a subject provided you bring another adult to look after your pet during the session

WORKSHOP AND EXHIBITION ARE FREE:
Camera equipment for the workshop will be provided by the organisers. Images selected for the exhibition will be printed by the organisers

ABOUT THE TEACHER:
João Bento is a Newport based photographer and researcher who regularly collaborates with Four&Sons, a magazine about dogs in culture. He has his own animal photography website Fauna & Flora and he has worked as a community arts manager at The Project Space in Newport.

WORKSHOP DATES:
One-­to-­one sessions to take place between 2­-8 May 2016

EXHIBITION DATES:
12-­31 May 2016

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
20

BOOKING ESSENTIAL:
ffaphotographicapproach@gmail.com

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Making It! Free Drama Scripting Workshop For Older Women

  • Tuesday 15th March 2016
  • Tuesday 22nd March 2016
  • Tuesday 5th April 2016
  • Tuesday 12th April 2016
  • Tuesday 19th April 2016
  • Tuesday 26th April 2016
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2016
  • Monday 9th May 2016
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Drama Workshop

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Parama 2 present….

Making It!

..an opportunity for older women to partake in free creative scripting and performance workshops and to exchange ideas in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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…will be based on the successful Women’s Archive of Wales project Voices From the Factory Floor – an oral history of Welsh women’s working lives in the manufacturing industries

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…the workshops which run for 9 weeks starting on March 15th, will be led by Parama 2 veteran theatre practitioners Valmai Jones and Catrin Edwards, and hosted by our partners Wales Millennium Centre

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…is free to all older women who have an interest in creating theatre. The workshops are supported by Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn Festival which is funded by Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales, WI in Wales and Women’s Archive of Wales

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…to register your interest and for more information, ring Catrin on 07803161388 or email parama2@yahoo.co.uk

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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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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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Sharing Stories from the Shelter

  • Thursday 4th June 2015
  • Abergavenny Museum and Castle

Type of Event: Multi Art

Join us for the launch of our newly refurbished Anderson Shelter, created jointly between older local residents and young people from King Henry VIII Secondary School, Abergavenny.

The launch is the culmination of a project which has seen older people acting as ‘expert advisers’ on the subject of World War Two.  Working with artist Sally Davis, through a series of intergenerational workshops, the participants have created a mural based on WW2 Abergavenny, selected handling and interpretation objects for the shelter and worked together to create information panels, labels, booklets and oral histories.

The event is a chance to celebrate all that has been achieved.  Period dress welcome!

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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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Maesteg Festival including Strictly Cinema

  • Wednesday 27th May 2015
  • Maesteg Town Hall & Outdoor Market (weather permitting)

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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Film, dance, live music, stalls, food, family history, shop promotions

including Strictly Cinema - Screening of 'Mr Turner' followed by a tea dance

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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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Vale 50+ Gwanwyn ART, CRAFTS AND LEISURE Spring Festival

  • Friday 15th May 2015
  • Golau Caredig. (Barry Old Cinema)

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

Come along and try something new!
Lots of different art, craft and leisure tasters and information stands
Confused by computers? Have a taster session with an I-pad or laptop

For more information on the above event contact Vale Older People’s Coordinator John Porter at V.O.G.C. Civic Offices Barry.

Free Tea and Coffee provided throughout the day

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A Moving Portrait - TAPE Community Arts Centre

  • Thursday 14th May 2015
  • Friday 15th May 2015
  • TAPE Community Arts Centre

Type of Event: Art Workshop

2 Days of fantastic free arts workshops at the TAPE Community Arts Centre followed by an exhibition of your work.

Facilitated by esteemed local artist Dee Rivaz participants will be invited to respond to an exhibition of remarkable work by 82 year old Bruce Douglas from sketchbook-journals recording events, thoughts and experiences over decades of his daily life.  The workshops will explore Bruce’s unique method of using drawings and words to create graphic journal pages of their own, the outcomes of which will be exhibited at the centre over the following month.

No previous experience necessary.

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Poetry and Painting with Elizabeth Ashworth

  • Wednesday 13th May 2015
  • Wednesday 20th May 2015
  • Wednesday 27th May 2015
  • Tan-y-Fron, Extra care Development scheme

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

Artist and poet Elizabeth Ashworth will work with the residents of Tan-y-Fron to produce visual artwork and poetry inspired by the Chardon collection, which is housed at Llandudno Museum.  Closed event for residents of Tan-yFron.

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Discover Your Inner Teenager

  • Monday 11th May 2015
  • Monday 18th May 2015
  • Crwt Mytton

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Participatory workshops offering older people the chance to try out a range of activities that are normally only offered to the younger generation, including light drawing / graffiti and creating your own avatar on a smart phone of tablet.

This will be followed by an exhibition on 18th May.

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