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Cofio / Remember - Creative Writing Workshop

  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Writing Workshop

(English) 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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Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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Do Not Go Gentle - Everyman Theatre

  • Wednesday 17th May 2017
  • Chapter, Cardiff

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English)

A script in hand preview of Do Not Go Gentle by Patricia Cornelius, involving Everyman Theate (Cardiff) and The Drill Hall Theatre Company (Mullimbimby, New South Wales) and supported by the Chapter Arts Centre and the National Theatre Wales.

The session will include a question and answer session and a creative opportunity for participants.

Contact Chapter to book your place.

This event takes place as part of Tinted Lens: A Festival of Mind, Memory and Ageing at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

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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

(English) 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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Voices of Eve: Reduced Womanhood

  • Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • Thursday 11th May 2017
  • Friday 12th May 2017
  • Saturday 13th May 2017
  • Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English)

Six women each tell of a jig-saw piece in their own life-scapes. Six magnified moments in six lives.

Six concentrated, reduced moments. They each tell their stories across years of being and decades of existing. They share so many things - massive moments in human existence. The entire spectrum from joy to grief, love to hate and life to death.

Three monologues will be performed each evening or afternoon:

Tue 9, Thu 11 + Sat 13 (7.30):

One Bed Three Pillows performed by Alison Shephard. The bed is a silent witness. It never makes a value judegement. It just does its job.

Pashmina Princess performed by Lynn Hoare. A woman finds some of her lost youth, beauty, libido and a man half her age.

Granny Ig performed by Angela Deveraux. Her make up box is an armoury of amunition waging war against mother nature! Will she win?

Wed 10, Fri 12 + Sat 13 (2.30)

Fridge Magnet Syndrome performed by Martine Palmer. When is a mother not a mother? When her fridge is empty.

Tick! performed by Sarah Bawler. A kidnapped actress languishes in an empty theatre due to her pathological lying and lateness.

May Day performed by Rebecca Price. May is 87 years old. She has dementia. Every day is a May day. A call for help. Does anyone hear?

£10

See all 6 monologues - book two shows for £16. Call the Box Office on 029 2030 4400 to book this special offer.

Age: 16+ (contains adult content & language)

Duration: 2hrs 45min

This event supports Dementia month at Chapter.

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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

(English) 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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Cofio / Remember - Invitation to Tic Toc - Parama 2

  • Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) 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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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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Re-Live Theatre present Belonging at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

  • Wednesday 8th June 2016
  • Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Re-Live and Gwanwyn present BELONGING at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon as part of a national tour.

BRECON - THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
June 8th - 2pm & 7.30pm
brycheiniog.co.uk | 01874 611622

belonging

“Belonging takes us inside the everyday experiences of people living with dementia. It enlightens, challenges and entertains all at the same time. Prepare for some myth busting!”
– Mark Jones, Dementia Care Advisor, The Younger Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff and Vale UHB

Inspiring and moving, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia.

This production is based on Re-Live’s in-depth interviews with people living with dementia, family members and professional carers.

Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how a dementia-friendly Wales can be created just by being yourself, being in the moment … belonging.

A brand new play written by Karin Diamond and directed by Peter Doran (Grav, Oh Hello!, Who’s Afraid of Rachel Roberts?), Belonging will tour nation-wide during May and June 2016.

Full tour dates:

CARDIFF - CHAPTER
May 2nd - 7.30pm
*May 3rd to 7th - 2pm & 7.30pm
chapter.org | 029 2030 4400

SWANSEA - TALIESIN
May 12th & 13th - 10am & 7.30pm
taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

CARMARTHEN - LYRIC THEATRE
May 17th 2.30pm & 7.30pm
theatrausirgar.co.uk | 0845 226 3510

MILFORD HAVEN - TORCH THEATRE
May 19th & 20th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
torchtheatre.co.uk | 01646 695267

PWLLHELI - NEUADD DWYFOR
May 24th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
gwynedd.gov.uk/neuadd-dwyfor | 01758 704088

BANGOR - PONTIO
May 26th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
May 27th - 2.30pm
pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828

HOLYHEAD - NEUADD UCHELDRE
May 31st - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
ucheldre.org | 01407 763361

CAERNARFON – GALERI
June 2nd - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
galericaernarfon.com | 01286 685222

BRECON - THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
June 8th - 2pm & 7.30pm
brycheiniog.co.uk | 01874 611622

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Re-Live Theatre present Belonging at Galeri, Caernarfon

  • Thursday 2nd June 2016
  • Galeri, Caernarfon

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Re-Live and Gwanwyn present BELONGING at Galeri, Caernarfon as part of a national tour.

CAERNARFON – GALERI
June 2nd - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
galericaernarfon.com | 01286 685222

belonging

“Belonging takes us inside the everyday experiences of people living with dementia. It enlightens, challenges and entertains all at the same time. Prepare for some myth busting!”
– Mark Jones, Dementia Care Advisor, The Younger Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff and Vale UHB

Inspiring and moving, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia.

This production is based on Re-Live’s in-depth interviews with people living with dementia, family members and professional carers.

Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how a dementia-friendly Wales can be created just by being yourself, being in the moment … belonging.

A brand new play written by Karin Diamond and directed by Peter Doran (Grav, Oh Hello!, Who’s Afraid of Rachel Roberts?), Belonging will tour nation-wide during May and June 2016.

Full tour dates:

CARDIFF - CHAPTER
May 2nd - 7.30pm
*May 3rd to 7th - 2pm & 7.30pm
chapter.org | 029 2030 4400

SWANSEA - TALIESIN
May 12th & 13th - 10am & 7.30pm
taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

CARMARTHEN - LYRIC THEATRE
May 17th 2.30pm & 7.30pm
theatrausirgar.co.uk | 0845 226 3510

MILFORD HAVEN - TORCH THEATRE
May 19th & 20th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
torchtheatre.co.uk | 01646 695267

PWLLHELI - NEUADD DWYFOR
May 24th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
gwynedd.gov.uk/neuadd-dwyfor | 01758 704088

BANGOR - PONTIO
May 26th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
May 27th - 2.30pm
pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828

HOLYHEAD - NEUADD UCHELDRE
May 31st - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
ucheldre.org | 01407 763361

CAERNARFON – GALERI
June 2nd - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
galericaernarfon.com | 01286 685222

BRECON - THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
June 8th - 2pm & 7.30pm
brycheiniog.co.uk | 01874 611622

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Re-Live Theatre present Belonging at Pontio, Bangor

  • Thursday 26th May 2016
  • Friday 27th May 2016
  • Pontio, Bangor

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Re-Live and Gwanwyn present BELONGING at Pontio, Bangor as part of a national tour.

BANGOR - PONTIO
May 26th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
May 27th - 2.30pm
pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828

belonging

“Belonging takes us inside the everyday experiences of people living with dementia. It enlightens, challenges and entertains all at the same time. Prepare for some myth busting!”
– Mark Jones, Dementia Care Advisor, The Younger Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff and Vale UHB

Inspiring and moving, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia.

This production is based on Re-Live’s in-depth interviews with people living with dementia, family members and professional carers.

Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how a dementia-friendly Wales can be created just by being yourself, being in the moment … belonging.

A brand new play written by Karin Diamond and directed by Peter Doran (Grav, Oh Hello!, Who’s Afraid of Rachel Roberts?), Belonging will tour nation-wide during May and June 2016.

Full tour dates:

CARDIFF - CHAPTER
May 2nd - 7.30pm
*May 3rd to 7th - 2pm & 7.30pm
chapter.org | 029 2030 4400

SWANSEA - TALIESIN
May 12th & 13th - 10am & 7.30pm
taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

CARMARTHEN - LYRIC THEATRE
May 17th 2.30pm & 7.30pm
theatrausirgar.co.uk | 0845 226 3510

MILFORD HAVEN - TORCH THEATRE
May 19th & 20th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
torchtheatre.co.uk | 01646 695267

PWLLHELI - NEUADD DWYFOR
May 24th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
gwynedd.gov.uk/neuadd-dwyfor | 01758 704088

BANGOR - PONTIO
May 26th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
May 27th - 2.30pm
pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828

HOLYHEAD - NEUADD UCHELDRE
May 31st - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
ucheldre.org | 01407 763361

CAERNARFON – GALERI
June 2nd - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
galericaernarfon.com | 01286 685222

BRECON - THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
June 8th - 2pm & 7.30pm
brycheiniog.co.uk | 01874 611622

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Re-Live Theatre present Belonging at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli

  • Tuesday 24th May 2016
  • Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Re-Live and Gwanwyn present BELONGING at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli as part of a national tour.

PWLLHELI - NEUADD DWYFOR
May 24th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
gwynedd.gov.uk/neuadd-dwyfor | 01758 704088

belonging

“Belonging takes us inside the everyday experiences of people living with dementia. It enlightens, challenges and entertains all at the same time. Prepare for some myth busting!”
– Mark Jones, Dementia Care Advisor, The Younger Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff and Vale UHB

Inspiring and moving, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia.

This production is based on Re-Live’s in-depth interviews with people living with dementia, family members and professional carers.

Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how a dementia-friendly Wales can be created just by being yourself, being in the moment … belonging.

A brand new play written by Karin Diamond and directed by Peter Doran (Grav, Oh Hello!, Who’s Afraid of Rachel Roberts?), Belonging will tour nation-wide during May and June 2016.

Full tour dates:

CARDIFF - CHAPTER
May 2nd - 7.30pm
*May 3rd to 7th - 2pm & 7.30pm
chapter.org | 029 2030 4400

SWANSEA - TALIESIN
May 12th & 13th - 10am & 7.30pm
taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

CARMARTHEN - LYRIC THEATRE
May 17th 2.30pm & 7.30pm
theatrausirgar.co.uk | 0845 226 3510

MILFORD HAVEN - TORCH THEATRE
May 19th & 20th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
torchtheatre.co.uk | 01646 695267

PWLLHELI - NEUADD DWYFOR
May 24th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
gwynedd.gov.uk/neuadd-dwyfor | 01758 704088

BANGOR - PONTIO
May 26th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
May 27th - 2.30pm
pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828

HOLYHEAD - NEUADD UCHELDRE
May 31st - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
ucheldre.org | 01407 763361

CAERNARFON – GALERI
June 2nd - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
galericaernarfon.com | 01286 685222

BRECON - THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
June 8th - 2pm & 7.30pm
brycheiniog.co.uk | 01874 611622

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

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

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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

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Shakespeare 400

  • Wednesday 18th May 2016
  • Friday 3rd June 2016
  • Connah’s Quay Labour Club [May] and Theatr Clwyd [June]

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Shakespeare 400

Shakespeare 400 is an anthology of speeches, sonnets, songs and music presented by Suitcase Theatre (pictured here performing a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream) to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday.

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Re-Live Theatre present Belonging at Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen

  • Tuesday 17th May 2016
  • Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Re-Live and Gwanwyn present BELONGING at Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen as part of a national tour.

CARMARTHEN - LYRIC THEATRE
May 17th 2.30pm & 7.30pm
theatrausirgar.co.uk | 0845 226 3510

belonging

“Belonging takes us inside the everyday experiences of people living with dementia. It enlightens, challenges and entertains all at the same time. Prepare for some myth busting!”
– Mark Jones, Dementia Care Advisor, The Younger Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff and Vale UHB

Inspiring and moving, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia.

This production is based on Re-Live’s in-depth interviews with people living with dementia, family members and professional carers.

Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how a dementia-friendly Wales can be created just by being yourself, being in the moment … belonging.

A brand new play written by Karin Diamond and directed by Peter Doran (Grav, Oh Hello!, Who’s Afraid of Rachel Roberts?), Belonging will tour nation-wide during May and June 2016.

Full tour dates:

CARDIFF - CHAPTER
May 2nd - 7.30pm
*May 3rd to 7th - 2pm & 7.30pm
chapter.org | 029 2030 4400

SWANSEA - TALIESIN
May 12th & 13th - 10am & 7.30pm
taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

CARMARTHEN - LYRIC THEATRE
May 17th 2.30pm & 7.30pm
theatrausirgar.co.uk | 0845 226 3510

MILFORD HAVEN - TORCH THEATRE
May 19th & 20th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
torchtheatre.co.uk | 01646 695267

PWLLHELI - NEUADD DWYFOR
May 24th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
gwynedd.gov.uk/neuadd-dwyfor | 01758 704088

BANGOR - PONTIO
May 26th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
May 27th - 2.30pm
pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828

HOLYHEAD - NEUADD UCHELDRE
May 31st - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
ucheldre.org | 01407 763361

CAERNARFON – GALERI
June 2nd - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
galericaernarfon.com | 01286 685222

BRECON - THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
June 8th - 2pm & 7.30pm
brycheiniog.co.uk | 01874 611622

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Re-Live Theatre present Belonging at Taliesin, Swansea

  • Thursday 12th May 2016
  • Friday 13th May 2016
  • Taliesin, Swansea

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Re-Live and Gwanwyn present BELONGING at Taliesin in Swansea as part of a national tour.

SWANSEA - TALIESIN
May 12th & 13th - 10am & 7.30pm
taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

belonging

“Belonging takes us inside the everyday experiences of people living with dementia. It enlightens, challenges and entertains all at the same time. Prepare for some myth busting!”
– Mark Jones, Dementia Care Advisor, The Younger Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff and Vale UHB

Inspiring and moving, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia.

This production is based on Re-Live’s in-depth interviews with people living with dementia, family members and professional carers.

Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how a dementia-friendly Wales can be created just by being yourself, being in the moment … belonging.

A brand new play written by Karin Diamond and directed by Peter Doran (Grav, Oh Hello!, Who’s Afraid of Rachel Roberts?), Belonging will tour nation-wide during May and June 2016.

Full tour dates:

CARDIFF - CHAPTER
May 2nd - 7.30pm
*May 3rd to 7th - 2pm & 7.30pm
chapter.org | 029 2030 4400

SWANSEA - TALIESIN
May 12th & 13th - 10am & 7.30pm
taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

CARMARTHEN - LYRIC THEATRE
May 17th 2.30pm & 7.30pm
theatrausirgar.co.uk | 0845 226 3510

MILFORD HAVEN - TORCH THEATRE
May 19th & 20th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
torchtheatre.co.uk | 01646 695267

PWLLHELI - NEUADD DWYFOR
May 24th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
gwynedd.gov.uk/neuadd-dwyfor | 01758 704088

BANGOR - PONTIO
May 26th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
May 27th - 2.30pm
pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828

HOLYHEAD - NEUADD UCHELDRE
May 31st - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
ucheldre.org | 01407 763361

CAERNARFON – GALERI
June 2nd - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
galericaernarfon.com | 01286 685222

BRECON - THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
June 8th - 2pm & 7.30pm
brycheiniog.co.uk | 01874 611622

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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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mynediad am ddim ond mae angen cyfyngu niferoedd felly er mwyn sicrhau eich lle cysylltwch â parama2@yahoo.co.uk, neu ffoniwch 07803 161 388

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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

(English) 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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Re-Live Theatre present Belonging at Chapter, Cardiff

  • Monday 2nd May 2016
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2016
  • Wednesday 4th May 2016
  • Thursday 5th May 2016
  • Friday 6th May 2016
  • Saturday 7th May 2016
  • Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Re-Live and Gwanwyn present BELONGING at Chapter in Cardiff as part of a national tour.

CARDIFF - CHAPTER
May 2nd - 7.30pm
*May 3rd to 7th - 2pm & 7.30pm
chapter.org | 029 2030 4400

belonging

“Belonging takes us inside the everyday experiences of people living with dementia. It enlightens, challenges and entertains all at the same time. Prepare for some myth busting!”
– Mark Jones, Dementia Care Advisor, The Younger Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff and Vale UHB

Inspiring and moving, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia.

This production is based on Re-Live’s in-depth interviews with people living with dementia, family members and professional carers.

Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how a dementia-friendly Wales can be created just by being yourself, being in the moment … belonging.

A brand new play written by Karin Diamond and directed by Peter Doran (Grav, Oh Hello!, Who’s Afraid of Rachel Roberts?), Belonging will tour nation-wide during May and June 2016.

Full tour dates:

CARDIFF - CHAPTER
May 2nd - 7.30pm
*May 3rd to 7th - 2pm & 7.30pm
chapter.org | 029 2030 4400

SWANSEA - TALIESIN
May 12th & 13th - 10am & 7.30pm
taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060

CARMARTHEN - LYRIC THEATRE
May 17th 2.30pm & 7.30pm
theatrausirgar.co.uk | 0845 226 3510

MILFORD HAVEN - TORCH THEATRE
May 19th & 20th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
torchtheatre.co.uk | 01646 695267

PWLLHELI - NEUADD DWYFOR
May 24th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
gwynedd.gov.uk/neuadd-dwyfor | 01758 704088

BANGOR - PONTIO
May 26th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
May 27th - 2.30pm
pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828

HOLYHEAD - NEUADD UCHELDRE
May 31st - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
ucheldre.org | 01407 763361

CAERNARFON – GALERI
June 2nd - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
galericaernarfon.com | 01286 685222

BRECON - THEATR BRYCHEINIOG
June 8th - 2pm & 7.30pm
brycheiniog.co.uk | 01874 611622

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Sherman Play Readings in the Community

  • Tuesday 22nd March 2016
  • Wednesday 23rd March 2016
  • See above

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Sherman 5 is supporting the Sherman Play readings out in the community this week. The play readings are aimed at older people and are not suitable for children.

Monday 21st – 1.30pm – 3.15 @ Fairwater Leisure Centre

Tuesday 22nd – 10.15 – 12.00 @ John Reynolds Centre, Llanrumney

Wednesday 23rd – 10.15 – 12.00 @ Church of the Resurrection Hall, Ely

“I can’t remember when I laughed so much on a Thursday morning. Give it a try – really you can’t lose!”
Barbara Michaels Third Act Critic.

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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 2yncyflwyno….

Making It!

..cyfle I fenywod h?n I gymryd rhan mewn gweithdai sgriptio creadigol a pherfformio rhad ac am ddim ac igyfnewid syniadau mewn awyrgylch rhwydd ac anffurfiol.

Making It!

…man cychwyn y gweithdai fydd prosiect hynod lwyddianus Archif Menywod Cymru Lleisiau o Lawr y Ffatri –hanes llafar menywod fu’n gweithio yn y diwydiant gweith gynhyrchu yng Nghymru.

Making It!

…bydd y gweithdai sy’n cychwyn ar Fawrth 15fed ac yn parhau dros gyfnod o 9 wythnos yn cael eu cynnal gan Parama 2 – sef yr ymarfer wyr theatr Valmai Jones a Catrin Edwards. Byddant yn cael eu cynnal yng nghartre ein partneriaid – Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru.

Making It!

…ar gael yn rhad ac am ddim I fenywod h?n sydd â diddordeb mewn creu theatr. Cefnogir y gweithdai gan ?yl y Gwanwyn, Age Cymru, sy’n cael ei noddi gan Lywodraeth Cymru a Chyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Sefydliad y Merched yng Nghymru ac Archif Menywod Cymru.

Making It!

…. I ddatgan eich diddordeb ac am fwy o wybodaeth, ffoniwch Catrin ar 07803161388 neu ebostiwch parama2@yahoo.co.uk

Dewch I Making It! Yng Nghanolfan MileniwmCymru

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Free Drama Workshop For Older People

  • Monday 8th February 2016
  • Sherman Cymru Theatre

Type of Event: Drama Workshop

(English) Leading theatre company Kaleidoscope have just launched a new initiative aimed at encouraging and supporting more older people to get involved in drama and the performing arts.

The initiative which is called Acting Up will support older people across the UK to set up their own drama groups for older people or develop an existing group.

The new programme will offer groups all kinds of support including access to specially written plays for older people to perform, training workshops and seminars with professional actors, writers and directors and the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre venue as part of the Acting Up Theatre Festival.  Best of all there are no costs for older people taking part in Acting Up thanks to the support of the Big Lottery Fund.

Kaleidoscope will be delivering a number of Acting Up taster workshops at venues up and down the country.  The Wales Workshop will take place at the Sherman Cymru Theatre in Cardiff on Monday 8th February from 11am – 4pm.

The workshop is open to groups and individuals from all over Wales and the surrounding area.  Places are limited and early registration is vital.

To register your interest or for more information contact Karen at Kaleidoscope via info@kaleidoscopeni.com or on 07720773225

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Miramar at Chapter

  • Wednesday 10th June 2015
  • Thursday 11th June 2015
  • Friday 12th June 2015
  • Saturday 13th June 2015
  • Chapter Arts Centre

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) Miramar is a dark comedy about 74 year old Enid who is forced to sell the home she's lived in most of her life.  She watches from her neighbour's window as the new owners move in and transform her house into their holiday home.

CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE, JUNE 10TH-13TH, 7:30 PM.

http://www.chapter.org/miramar

For SPECIAL DISCOUNT TICKETS quote 'SAUSAGE AND MASH' to box office staff when buying tickets.

CHAPTER is fully accessible with lift to theatre and car park at rear of building, for more information about bus routes to venue http://www.chapter.org/maps-directions.

The show is approximately 1 hour long and there will be a Welsh performance on Friday 12th.

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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

(English)

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

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

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

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

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Arts Care Gofal Celf - Weave (Carmarthen)

  • Saturday 30th May 2015
  • Nott Square, Carmarthen

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

(English)

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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I Wish I Knew Then ... Performance

  • Saturday 23rd May 2015
  • Abbey Dingle Nursing Home

Type of Event: Drama Performance

(English) ‘I wish I knew then…’ an intergenerational project connecting children and the older generation through storytelling and performance within the community.

We all have had those ‘I wish I knew then’ moments and of course, the older generation with their long life experiences have tons of stories and knowledge to share with the younger generations.

At Abbey Dingle Care Home over May, children from the local community will be collecting and gathering stories from people living at Abbey Dingle Care Home to make an exciting performance called ‘I wish I knew then…’ where they will re-enact and tell the stories they discover from the people at Abbey Dingle Care Home and use it as a way to celebrate life and the stories that come along with it.

This project will come to a finale on the 23rd of May at 3pm for a performance at Abbey Dingle Care Home, as part of the Gwanwyn 2015 arts project.  The performance is open to the local community and we will be serving food and drink.

Please come along to share a unique experience as old and young come together to create something wonderful together.

All ages welcome for performance!

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Parkour for Older People

  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Wales Millennium Centre

Type of Event: Dance Workshop

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

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

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I Wish I Knew Then ... Workshops

  • Saturday 9th May 2015
  • Saturday 16th May 2015
  • Abbey Dingle Nursing Home

Type of Event: Drama Workshop

(English) ‘I wish I knew then…’ an intergenerational project connecting children and the older generation through storytelling and performance within the community.

We all have had those ‘I wish I knew then’ moments and of course, the older generation with their long life experiences have tons of stories and knowledge to share with the younger generations.

At Abbey Dingle Care Home over May, children from the local community will be collecting and gathering stories from people living at Abbey Dingle Care Home to make an exciting performance called ‘I wish I knew then…’ where they will re-enact and tell the stories they discover from the people at Abbey Dingle Care Home and use it as a way to celebrate life and the stories that come along with it.

This project will come to a finale on the 23rdof May at 3pm for a performance at Abbey Dingle Care Home, as part of the Gwanwyn 2015 arts project.  The performance is open to the local community and we will be serving food and drink.

Please come along to share a unique experience as old and young come together to create something wonderful together.

All ages welcome for performance!

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Gwanwyn Festival at Aberyswyth Arts Centre

  • Wednesday 6th May 2015
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Type of Event: Art

(English) 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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