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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

(English) 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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Hobbycraft Weekend - Dinefwr Photographic Society

  • Saturday 27th May 2017
  • Monday 29th May 2017
  • National Botanic Garden Of Wales

Type of Event: Multi Art

(English) This is a weekend event at the National Botanic Garden Of Wales.

Many local businesses will be in attendance displaying and selling their goods and crafts.

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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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Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English)

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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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

(English)

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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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

(English) 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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River of Lights - Pembrokeshire Lantern Procession

  • Saturday 29th October 2016
  • The Lab Haverfordwest

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Age Cymru and Men's Sheds present EiSHEDfod

  • Monday 17th October 2016
  • National Museum of Wales

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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Following on from our prize-winning Pimp My Uke project Age Cymru and Men's Sheds present EiSHEDfod.

This shed-showcase is a celebration of all things creative from sheds across Wales. Meet the shedders and learn new skills!

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Taking place at the National Museum of Wales on October 17, the workshops and demonstrations will include chainsaw sculptures, willow sculptures and Welsh basket making + a FREE lunch!

Please RSVP to: gwanwyn@agecymru.org.uk

Join us on social media #eiSHEDfod

For more information about the Men's sheds movement or to find a Men's Shed near you, visit their website: http://www.mensshedscymru.co.uk/

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Living with Pets - Workshop on Exhibiting Photographs

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

Type of Event: Art Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

Type of Event: Multi Art Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COFIO - Remember - Cyanotype workshop at Oriel y Parc, St Davids

  • Wednesday 1st June 2016
  • Oriel y Parc, St Davids

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

(English) Artist Linda Norris is facilitating a creative reminiscence project for older people in the community who are living with dementia related memory changes and their carers.

Cyanotype is an early photographic process, which is simple, quick and straightforward and provides beautiful images instantly on paper and fabric. Historic cyanotype photographs were recently on exhibition at the Oriel y Parc Gallery St Davids.

The workshop will take place in the Discovery Room at Oriel y Parc as the main feature of the monthly Memory Cafe meeting. Memory Cafe attenders will be involved in the cyanotype process and will be able to take home images that prompt reminiscence, or reproduce their silhouette. These would be reproduced on a range of commemorative items of their choice such as bookmarks and badges.

Advance booking essential, and participants would be expected to attend all three sessions.

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Gwyl Gwanwyn yn Galeri

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

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

Galeri Estyneto

Bydd gweithgareddau Gwyl Gwanwyn Galeri yn dechrau gyda Estyneto gyda Cai Tomos yn cynnal sesiwn symud a dawns i bobl dros 50 oed.

Bydd cyfle wedyn i unrhyw un o unrhyw oedran gyd-fwynhau wrth bicio i Stiwdio 2 i drio Sgiliau Syrcas Cimera. Dyma gyfle i weithio ar sgiliau fydd yn cynnwys jyglo, hwla hwp, diabolo, troelli plat, cerdded ar stiltiau a reidio beic un olwyn. Wedyn gellir cael hoe bach dros ginio yng nghaffi newydd Galeri cyn mynd i’r theatr i weld prif atyniad y diwrnod. Mae’r cynhyrchiad cynhyrfus Belonging/Perthyn yn dilyn bywydau dau deulu wrth iddynt ddarganfod nad yw cariad a chwerthin yn dod i ben oherwydd cychwyniad dementia.

Ar unrhyw adeg yn ystod y dydd gellir ymweld â’r Safle Celf i fwynhau gwaith yr artist David Jones sydd wedi bod yn cynhyrchu gwaith diddorol ers yr 1960au.

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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

(English) 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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Sol Cinema - solar powered movie theatre

  • Saturday 7th May 2016
  • GROUP

Type of Event: Film Performance

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Sol Cinema, the award winning solar powered mobile movie theatre, is coming to the Gower. The Sol Cimena Crew will train older people to operate and run the cinema which will show Welsh short films. People will have the opportunity to work as an usherette, confectioner or as a projectionist.

As well as offering this fun and entertaining introduction to digital video equipment, the Sol Cinema will also show a selection of Welsh short films.

The day will also include arts and creative food growing workshops in Spring Mills Gardens.

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Gwanwyn 10th Birthday Party, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

  • Saturday 7th May 2016
  • Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

(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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Shenanigrans, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

  • Wednesday 4th May 2016
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

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Canu, dawnsio, creu a thynnu lluniau. Cinio a lluniaeth am ddim

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Walking the Dog

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

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) Joao Bento workshop exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EXHIBITION DATES:
12-­31 May 2016

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
20

BOOKING ESSENTIAL:
ffaphotographicapproach@gmail.com

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Making It! Free Drama Scripting Workshop For Older Women

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

Type of Event: Drama Workshop

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Parama 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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Live Music Now Presents: Festive-All!

  • Sunday 29th November 2015
  • Portland House

Type of Event: Music Festival

(English) Start off the festive season at Festive-All! in Cardiff Bay.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf - Weave (Pembrey Country Park)

  • Saturday 6th June 2015
  • Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

(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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Sharing Stories from the Shelter

  • Thursday 4th June 2015
  • Abergavenny Museum and Castle

Type of Event: Multi Art

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

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

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

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Arts Care Gofal Celf - Weave (Carmarthen)

  • Saturday 30th May 2015
  • Nott Square, Carmarthen

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

(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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Maesteg Festival including Strictly Cinema

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

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

(English) Maesteg Festival

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

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

For more information click on the link below

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Red Cafe - Gwanwyn Festival Celebration Event

  • Wednesday 20th May 2015
  • Quadrant Shopping Centre

Type of Event: Multi Art Performance

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

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

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Vale 50+ Gwanwyn ART, CRAFTS AND LEISURE Spring Festival

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

Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

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

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

Free Tea and Coffee provided throughout the day

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A Moving Portrait - TAPE Community Arts Centre

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

Type of Event: Art Workshop

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

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

No previous experience necessary.

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Poetry and Painting with Elizabeth Ashworth

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

Type of Event: Multi Art Workshop

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

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Discover Your Inner Teenager

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

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English)

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

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

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