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Writing 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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Cofio / Remember - Creative Writing Workshop

  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

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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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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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.

More information

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

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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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.

More information

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.

More information

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.

More information

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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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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Spring Into Storytelling - Fishguard Storytelling

  • Wednesday 26th April 2017
  • Neuadd-y-Pentref TREMARCHOG / ST. NICHOLAS Village Hall

Type of Event: Storytelling Workshop

An enjoyable and welcoming Storytelling & Performance Skills Workshop for those over 50, led by experienced storyteller and workshop facilitator Deb Winter.

A relaxed, friendly, supportive workshop that is all about actively practising storytelling and performance skills and gaining confidence.

Beginners can learn new skills; those with some experience can practice and polish their skills or experiment with new material in a supportive environment.

There will be fun and laughter and lots more activity than listening.

The workshop has a follow-up event on 10 May – a Straeon Gwaun Story Night – where participants will have the opportunity to perform a ‘floor spot’ in front of a friendly audience.

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Gangster Grandparents - Breaking Barriers Community Arts

  • Tuesday 24th May 2016
  • Tuesday 7th June 2016
  • Tuesday 7th June 2016
  • Blaina Community Centre

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

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Tuesday May 24

Everyone has a story to tell especially if you're over 50! No need to spoil a good story with the truth. Poet and printmaker Francesca Kay and breaking Barriers will help you create a fascinating story.

Tuesday June 7

Illustrate your story with print and montage. Have a go at using a printing press and create new characters from old magazines.

Lunch provided by North Ebbw Fach Communities First.

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Intergenerational nature walk at Ty Newydd

  • Saturday 21st May 2016
  • Ty Newydd Writers Centre , Llanystumdwy

Type of Event: Writing Performance

Take a walk in the company of poet Sion Aled along Wood Lane in Eifionydd.

Hear poems about the natural world, and enjoy its 'perfected, accomplished quiet'.

The tour is especially for those over 50, but everyone is welcome. Bring a picnic, followed by coffee at Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy.

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Writing Your Memories - Theatr Gwalia

  • Saturday 21st May 2016
  • Carnegie House (the old library), Bridgend

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

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A special Gwanwyn workshop for older people to share their stories at Carnegie House in Bridgend followed by performance.

Have you ever thought about what will happen to your stories? A Local writer wants to hear from you if you want to get them down on paper or ensure they are passed on. 

Bring a story with you or think of one on the day. It could be your first day at school, your wedding day, your family past, the day you were born or something that’s full of humour and you want to get down on paper. Capture your story any way you like - write it down or create voice recordings, letters, poems, key words.

Bring objects, photos or items of clothing to prompt reminiscence and provide inspiration. You can also bring a friend or family member if you would like to preserve your story together. The writer will be on hand to guide and help you discover your story and in the evening there will be an informal reading by actors of all the stories that day that an audience can attend.

For more information about the day contact theatrgwalia@gmail.com
 
Open to the public

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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

AAW Dementia workshop leaflet A5

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Parama2 presents Making It!

  • Monday 9th May 2016
  • Preseli Room, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Type of Event: Drama Performance

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A presentation of writing from our Making It! workshops.

Free admission but numbers are limited. To book your place contact parama2@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07803 161 388.

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Gweithdy Undydd ysgrifennu Llên - One Day Writing Workshop

  • Sunday 8th May 2016
  • Canolfan Ysgrifennu Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

One Day writing workshop with tutor Manon Steffan Ros.

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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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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.

Making It!

…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

Making It!

…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

Making It!

…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

Making It!

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

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De/Constructing Words / Dad/Elfennu Geiriau

  • Tuesday 8th March 2016
  • National Museum Cardiff

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

Poetry workshop for over 50s.

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In this fun, interactive session led by poet and performer Clare E. Potter, you will create poetry without the pressure. Taking inspiration from the themes of destruction and construction from the Silent Explosion exhibition, you will make/remake poems by breaking down existing text, and discover how the process of destroying one thing in the making of another is enjoyable, liberating and full of possibility.

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Ty Newydd course: Poetry and Dementia

  • Friday 26th February 2016
  • Sunday 28th February 2016
  • Ty Newydd Writing Centre

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

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This course is a taster of what’s involved in embarking on creative writing with people living with dementia. It aims to demonstrate the considerable potential for increased health and wellbeing through this work, as well as covering some of the problems that may be encountered. It will explore the characteristics of dementia as they affect communication, truth telling, editing, ownership of material, collaboration with staff and mentoring. The course will be interactive and will use video and sound recordings to illustrate some aspects in a way that will make participation and understanding easy for everyone.

The course will involve a range of different exercises, and communal discussion will be encouraged as the predominant mode of learning. Handouts will be provided, and books and journals will be available for consultation or purchase. At the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the confidence and materials to embark on their own projects.

Guests to arrive between 4pm and 6.30pm on Friday

Approx Duration: A weekend. Guests to leave at 10am on Sunday

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Aberaeron Creative Writing Group Performance

  • Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Tower Room, Cardigan Castle

Type of Event: Writing Performance

Aberaeron Creative Writing Group are hosting a live performance of stories they have written relating to the history of the castle.

They have received some Theatre Forum Cymru training to help them with the transition from a creative writing group into live performing artists.

The audience will be older people form the locality and surrounding area.

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Pinboard Writer's Showcase

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • St David's Church Hall

Type of Event: Writing Performance

The Pinboard Writing group will be staging an evening of poetry, stories, and memories of places and people, to showcase their work and encourage others to join their workshops.

The audience will have the chance to enjoy an evening of lively, varied writing and have the opportunity to chat to members about their work and what goes on in their regular meetings at the Daniel Owen Centre in Mold, Flintshire.

Admission is free and refreshments will be available.  We heartily welcome anyone interested in creative writing and interested in trying it out for themselves within a friendly, supportive and encouraging group of kindred spirits.

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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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Vale 50+ Strategy Forum Creative Writing Competition Display

  • Monday 11th May 2015
  • Friday 15th May 2015
  • Barry Library

Type of Event: Writing Exhibition

Chosen entries from the Vale 50+ Strategy Forum creative writing competition will be on display in Barry Library.

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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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Deadline for Vale 50+ Strategy Forum Creative Writing Competition

  • Friday 24th April 2015
  • Vale 50+ Strategy Forum

Type of Event: Writing Competition

500 word short story or poem on your own topic.  To take part you have to be over 50 and live or work in the Vale of Glamorgan.  Chosen entries will be on display in Barry Library from 11th to 15th May.

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