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Music Events happening in the next 14 days

Atgofion o’r Golchdy – Memories from the Wash House

    • Wed 26th April 2017 to Sat 13th May 2017
  • King Street shop windows, Carmarthen

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

An exhibition in King Street shop windows in Carmarthen displaying artworks created by older people responding to their memories of laundry.

A community project exploring and celebrating memories of wash days past. During workshops with artist Penny D Jones participants have created artworks which will be exhibited in shop windows in Carmarthen.

The project links with Oriel Myrddin Gallery's David Jones exhibition Angels on Washing Lines (18 March - 13 May)

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Writing from Life

  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  • Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Tuesday 16th May 2017
  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  • Tuesday 30th May 2017
  • Llanfairfechan Town Hall, Conwy

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

Liz Ashworth will lead weekly creative writing classes based on life experiences. Participants can work on poetry, prose or journalism.

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Cofio / Remember - Invitation to Tic Toc - Parama 2

  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Drama Performance

Following the success of the Making it! script writing workshop in last year's Gwanwyn Festival, theatre practitioners Parama 2 are leading a new project.

Cofio / Remember is designed to build on previous work in Making it! but is suitable for new participants. The project is designed to turn oral history and memories into a dramatic, short story or song form. The aim is to inspire both experienced and non-experienced writers, and to encourage those interested to take the first steps.

The project is in two parts: -
Cofio / Remember Part 1 - Invitation to Tic Toc
May 2nd (2.45 - 5pm) Rehearsed reading of Parama 2’s current show Tic Toc followed by a talk by the authors about their modus operandi.

Cofio / Remember Part 2: Creative Writing Workshop
May 23rd (10am - 5pm): An intensive and fun day of creative writing for 55+ women designed to develop characters and stories.

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Writing Memories - Artis Community

  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  • Thursday 11th May 2017
  • Tuesday 16th May 2017

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

Work with a creative writing tutor to capture your memories. Using an object or photograph as inspiration, creative writing tutor Steve will explore innovative techniques in language, imagery and narrative to create poems and short stories.

All work will be published as part of a small anthology and a celebration event.

Tuesday 2 May - Fernbank House, Graig
Thursday 11 May - Pontypridd Library
Tuesday 16 May - Old Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Graig

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Natural Resources - Venue Cymru

  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Natural Resources is a day of pin-hole camera workshops with artist Vivienne Rickman-Poole and environmental art with Tim Pug starting at 9:30am through to 5:00pm.

Working with pin-hole cameras, which the participants will make themselves using recycled materials, Vivienne Rickman-Poole's workshop will explore ways to work with natural light to create unusual highly atmospheric images.

Artist Tim Pugh creates extraordinary stunning images using natural materials such as leaves, twigs, berries, nuts acorns etc. Under Tim’s guidance the participants will learn had to identify useful material and transform it into beautiful art work.

Venue Cymru will also host the short film Strictly Llandudno on 3 May as part of Gwanwyn Festival. Find out more.

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Strictly Llandudno - Venue Cymru

  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Type of Event: Film Exhibition

Short film celebrating Llandudno’s history of sequence and ballroom dancing and promoting the benefits of dancing for older people. (Dymphna D’Arcy / Top Notch Films)

Landudno was once a hub for sequence and ballroom dancing. Today the Queens Hotel still offers dancing weekend breaks.

Venue Cymru will be screening a collaborative short dance film incorporating a range of local 50+ dancers who attend some of the various local dance groups in the area including those living with Parkinson’s disease. Members of the Dance for Parkinson’s session and Ted Harding’s and Sandra Isaac’s dance sessions will feature in a short film exploring the sheer enjoyment of moving to music.

Venue Cymru will also be hosting a series of art workshops on 3 May as part of Gwanwyn Festival. Find out more.

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Creative Writing Sessions at Llyfrgell Maindee Library - Gwent Arts in Health

  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Wednesday 24th May 2017
  • Wednesday 31st May 2017
  • Maindee Library, Newport

Type of Event: Writing Workshop


Mike Church

Come and join poet and performer Mike Church at Maindee Library for a journey into words and story this May at Maindee Library.

Try something new! Write together or individually, and celebrate your creativity at the end of the month.


This project is supported by Gwanwyn Festival and Gwent Arts in Health’s Healing Words programme of activities using creativity as a positive tool for mental health.

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Creative Kinora Creadigol - Small World Theatre

  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017
  • Wednesday 24th May 2017
  • Theatr Byd Bychan, Aberteifi / Small World Theatre, Cardigan

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

Kinora Cardigan is a charity and mental health drop-in centre. Small World Theatre have worked with the centre's visitors to create a dynamic exhibition exploring the issues close to their hearts.

The exhibition will be launched on Wednesday 3 May, 4pm, at Small World Theatre, Cardigan with a short presentation from the group.

Everyone is invited! There will be tea and coffee and a chance to meet the artists.

The exhibition is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 - 4

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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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Bloom: Well-being and Creativity in Age

  • Monday 8th May 2017
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Friday 12th May 2017
  • Monday 15th May 2017
  • Friday 19th May 2017
  • Monday 22nd May 2017
  • Friday 26th May 2017
  • HeARTh Gallery, Llandough Hospital

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

Throughout May, the HeARTh Gallery at University Hospital Llandough is offering Gwanwyn workshops with drama therapist Esyllt George, illustrator Helen Turnbull and choreographer Cai Tomos.

Work from the sessions will be on show in the gallery space as part of a Live Wall, which will evolve as the project progresses.

To find out more or to book your place please contact Melanie Wotton or call 029 2071 6216.

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Active Aging Arts Month - Dragon Arts and Learning

  • Monday 8th May 2017
  • Monday 15th May 2017
  • Monday 22nd May 2017
  • Monday 29th May 2017
  • Dragon Arts and Learning

Type of Event: Art Workshop

Take part in photography and creative textile workshops to create a memory wall and memory blanket for public display.

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Chwedlau’r Wyddfa / Lenyddiaeth Cymru / Ty Newydd

  • Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Taith drên ar Reilffordd Llyn Padarn, Llanberis

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

(Cymraeg) Taith Trên Lenyddol Chwedlau’r Wyddfa

yng nghwmni’r bardd Karen Owen yn rhoi sgwrs am lenorion ardal yr Wyddfa gan ddarllen darnau o’u gweithiau, e.e. T Rowland Hughes, R Williams Parry, T H Parry Williams, Kate Roberts a W J Gruffydd yn ogystal â gwaith beirdd mwy modern sy’n fyw heddiw.

Mae’r trip yn gyfle i bobl werthfawrogi barddoniaeth a llenyddiaeth a hefyd cymdeithasu mewn digwyddiad hamddenol, braf.

Cefnogir gan Ganolfan Ysgrifennu Ty Newydd Llanystumdwy a Llenyddiaeth Cymru

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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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Old, Bold, Gutsy and Wise - Fishguard Storytelling

  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Peppers Café at West Wales Art Gallery

Type of Event: Storytelling Performance

Story Night: Old, Bold, Gutsy and Wise.

Floor spot performances by people over 50 who have taken part in the preparatory Storytelling and Performance Skills workshop, plus a guest storyteller over 50 to inspire, entertain and demonstrate how creativity can continue to blossom in our mature years.

The main story shared by the guest teller (Mary Medlicott) will be Old, Bold, Gutsy and Wise - a striking Alaskan legend of two old women refusing to succumb to a terrible fate.

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Creative Community Fun Day

  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Cathays Community Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art

This event is for the People of the Cathays area of Cardiff to enjoy and will integrate the coffee morning for older people and the Seren Fach Toddler Group

The event will be facilitated by Professionals, Students and Volunteers and will feature the following:

ART - facilitated by a community artist.

DRUMMING - facilitated by a community musician

POETRY - facilitated by a community poet

DANCE - facilitated by a local dance group

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50+ SHOW TIME

  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Pontypridd Muni Centre

Type of Event: Music

CONCERT

There will be performances by Members of all 5 50+ Forums.

The acts will include Dancers, Poems, Monologues and Songs.

There will be 20 minutes of community singing involving the audience.

'Hims and Arias' - a small male voice chorus will sing songs which are relevant to the season and the local area.

There will be a number of songs/hymns in the Welsh language.

There will be a display of Arts and Crafts displayed by the members

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Chwedlau’r Wyddfa / Lenyddiaeth Cymru / Ty Newydd

  • Sunday 14th May 2017
  • Gweithdy undydd yn Nhy Newydd, Llanystumdwy

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

(Cymraeg) Gweithdy ysgrifennu creadigol – Chwedlau

Beth ydi’r gwahaniaeth rhwng chwedl a stori? Mae chwedlau yn oesol ac mae pawb yn gwybod o leiaf un chwedl ar lafar, ond sut mae ysgrifennu chwedl?

Cawn gyfle i ddysgu mwy am y grefft o ysgrifennu chwedl, a phwy â ?yr efallai mai’r chwedlau a gaiff eu ysgrifennu yn y gweithdy fydd y chwedlau y bydd pobl yn eu hadrodd ar lafar mewn hanner can mlynedd.

Cefnogir gan Ganolfan Ysgrifennu T? Newydd Llanystumdwy a Llenyddiaeth Cymru

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A Celebration of Something New - Arts Care Gofal Celf

  • Tuesday 30th May 2017
  • Tortch 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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The Appletree Project

  • Tuesday 30th May 2017
  • Thursday 1st June 2017
  • Touch Trust, Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art

This is a creative movement and art workshops for older people from Cardiff and the Vale Of Glamorgan who have dementia.

The project will be based on the song Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown.

At the end of the project there will be a short performance.

This project is suitable for people over the age of 50 who have dementia. All participants should be accompanied by a carer/family member.

There will be various sessions over three days, which will last for one hour.

Please phone in advance to check times and to book a place.

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TASTER DAY - PARKINSON'S UK

  • Wednesday 24th May 2017
  • Catrin Finch Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art

This is an Arts Workshop for people living with Parkinson's to include dance, singing and Arts workshops.

Places need to be booked in advance.

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Creative Community Fun Day

  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Cathays Community Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art

This event is for the People of the Cathays area of Cardiff to enjoy and will integrate the coffee morning for older people and the Seren Fach Toddler Group

The event will be facilitated by Professionals, Students and Volunteers and will feature the following:

ART - facilitated by a community artist.

DRUMMING - facilitated by a community musician

POETRY - facilitated by a community poet

DANCE - facilitated by a local dance group

More information

50+ SHOW TIME

  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Pontypridd Muni Centre

Type of Event: Music

CONCERT

There will be performances by Members of all 5 50+ Forums.

The acts will include Dancers, Poems, Monologues and Songs.

There will be 20 minutes of community singing involving the audience.

'Hims and Arias' - a small male voice chorus will sing songs which are relevant to the season and the local area.

There will be a number of songs/hymns in the Welsh language.

There will be a display of Arts and Crafts displayed by the members

More information

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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The Story Weavers - an evening of storytelling and celtic harp

  • Friday 21st October 2016
  • Pontardawe Arts Centre

Type of Event: Storytelling Performance

Delyth Jenkins, Deborah Winter and Prue Thimbleby bring you a special show commissioned by the 2016 Gwanwyn Festival.

The Silver Wheel
A story of love, loss and transformation. Join Deborah, Delyth and Prue on a magical journey to the stars.

Threads of Fate
The ancient goddesses of destiny have been spinning and weaving the threads of our lives for century after century. but new hands take hold of the thread - with strange consequences.....

The Secret of Contentment
by Prue Thimbleby
Two stories woven together with autobiography and an interactive demonstration of rope making.

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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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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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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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African Drumming Performance

  • Saturday 28th May 2016
  • Monday 30th May 2016
  • Powerhouse Open-mic night (28th May) and Min-y-Mor, Aberaeron (30th May)

Type of Event: Music Performance

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Performances by participants of Rachel Hargrave's Gwanwyn African Drumming Workshops.

The workshops will take place on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd of May.

The performances will be on the 28th of May at the Powerhouse Open-mic night with another performance at Min-y-Mor, Aberaeron on 30th May.

Details of workshops.

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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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Saxophone Workshops and Jazz Jam with Sax For Fun!

  • Sunday 22nd May 2016
  • Wyndham Conservative Club, Harbour Rd, Barry CF62 5RZ (2 - 4 pm) / Coffee Cove, Friars Road, Barry Island (6 - 8 pm)

Type of Event: Music Workshop

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Sax For Fun! Saxophone workshop #1 (2-4pm) - offering people an opportunity to try playing a saxophone.

Sax workshop #2 for beginners (6-8pm) – playing basic tunes to perform at our Jazz Jam event in the evening.

Jazz Jam – performance opportunities for all jazz and blues fans to sit and listen or join in with the band! A chance to perform centre stage with a live band. Open to all instruments and vocalists.

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Only Men Aloud at Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare for Gwanwyn 10th Birthday

  • Sunday 22nd May 2016
  • Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

Type of Event: Music Performance

Only Men Aloud

We’re delighted that Only Men Aloud will perform their very first matinee at the Coliseum in Aberdare, especially for Gwanwyn's 10th birthday celebrations.

Tickets are available from the Box Office on 08000 147 111 also in person from the Aberdare Coliseum and Treorchy Park and Dare Theatre.

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Dulcimers and Ukuleles - Squirrels Nest open day

  • Friday 20th May 2016
  • The Squirrels Nest Men's Shed

Type of Event: Music Workshop

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A musical celebration and open day at Squirrels Nest Men’s Shed in Bridgend.

The Epic Award winning shedders will be showing off dulcimer and ukulele instruments made at the shed. A chance for the community to come together and share the fun. Food and refreshments will be available.

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'We will be inviting other men’s shed members from across South and West Wales, along with our neighbours and supporters from Bridgend and the surrounding areas. Please let us know if you would like to come along.'

You can follow Squirrel's Nest on Twitter: @SquirrelsNestMS

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Dementia Day at Cardiff Central Library

  • Friday 20th May 2016
  • Cardiff Central Library, The Hayes, Cardiff

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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Cardiff's Central Library will be celebrating Dementia Awareness Week (15 - 21 May) as part of Gwanwyn festival on May 20 with a day of workshops, Read Aloud sessions and a special Goldies singing event.

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Miwsig Mai / May Music

  • Thursday 19th May 2016
  • Stiwdio 1, Galeri Caernarfon

Type of Event: Music Performance

An opportunity for Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias’ adult learners to meet each other and share the stage in an informal concert.

There will be performances from soloists, Côr Hamdden Mathias (daytime choir for adults which meets weekly on a Thursday afternoon) and an adult learners’ cello ensemble formed especially for the occasion.

Adult learners who don’t wish to perform in public are welcome to join the audience as well as invited friends and family of the participants and residents from local care homes.

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Ross Leadbeater’s Great British Songbook - Dementia Friendly Performance

  • Wednesday 18th May 2016
  • Blackwood Miners’ Institute

Type of Event: Music Performance

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Following his critically acclaimed West End concerts, Ross Leadbeater, the award winning Welsh singer-pianist and musical director, celebrates his musical favourites from The Great British Songbook. 

This will be a Dementia Friendly performance. There will be informal cabaret-style seating, and the houselights won’t be completely down. Audience members will be able to come and go as they need.

From Ivor Novello to Andrew Lloyd Webber,  with The Beatles, Take That, Coldplay and Gilbert & Sullivan - there is something for everyone!

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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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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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Span Arts Singing Tea Party

  • Tuesday 10th May 2016
  • Bloomfield Centre, Narberth - Small Sports Hall

Type of Event: Music Workshop

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Span Arts’ Singing Tea Party will take place in Narberth on May the 10th 2016. There will be Lyons Tea House style refreshments and local choir leaders will lead songs from a bygone era.

The tea party will be open to anybody who wants a trip down memory lane with tea, cakes and a vintage sing-a-long.

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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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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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African Drumming Workshop with Rachel Hargrave

  • Monday 2nd May 2016
  • Monday 9th May 2016
  • Monday 16th May 2016
  • Monday 23rd May 2016
  • Powerhouse Arts and Community Centre, Pont-Tyweli, LLandysul

Type of Event: Music Workshop

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Be welcomed to this short series of hand and heart warming African drum workshops with Rachel Hargrave. We will start with gentle warm-up exercises and go on to introduce the African drums and percussion instruments that we will use in these sessions. In a friendly and supportive atmosphere, we will learn how to easily produce the sounds on these instruments and how to combine them into exciting and mesmerizing rhythms.

There will be an opportunity for members of the workshops to take part a public performance at one of monthly Pwerdy Open Mic night events at the end of the month.

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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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Strange Romance - A Tribute to Steve Strange

  • Sunday 22nd November 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Music Performance

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Featuring Boy George and Kim Wilde

With The Welsh Pops Orchestra

A celebration of one of the most iconic figures in British Pop.

From unlikely beginnings in a London nightclub to a music and fashion revolution that spread world-wide, Steve Strange was one of the guiding lights of the New Romantic movement that sprang to technicolor life in the early ’80s.

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Synths were king, lavish make-up was a must and androgyny was ‘in’. Eye-liner was taken to a whole new level and changed the face of Top of the Pops - from punk-based austerity to a vivid palette of glamour and modern art.

Steve and his nightclub partner Rusty Egan joined with Midge Ure and Billy Currie  to form Visage. And the rest is history…

Now, following the untimely death of Wales’ own New Romantic icon earlier this year, some of Steve’s friends are coming together to help support a cause close to his heart, the care of the elderly.

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Performing hits of their own alongside music from Visage, they’ll be accompanied by the Welsh Pops Orchestra in a night celebrating the sights and sounds of the eighties.

Join us to remember a remarkable life through the music which defined a generation.

Proceeds from fundraising activity around this concert will support the partnership between Wales Millennium Centre and Age Cymru; working together to increase access to the arts for older people.

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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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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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Beatboxing workshop

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Music Workshop

Take part in beatboxing sessions with Matthew Hann, whether you’re younger or older, this is a great opportunity for you try something new and different.

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Singing workshop

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Music Workshop

Participants will gather for a fun singing session led by three of SE Wales experienced facilitators, Helen Vincent, Maxine Bennett and Celia Webb. You can find out more, join in, and experience first-hand the laughter and power generated by everyone and witness the uplifting and wonderful atmosphere created by having fun with songs both new and familiar.

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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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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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