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Author: Age Cymru
Published on 19 April 2013 09:00 AM

Wales's only annual national arts festival for over-50s is back for its seventh year on May 1.

The Gwanwyn Festival from Age Cymru celebrates arts and creativity for older people.

Every May, it promotes four weeks of events across Wales which give over-50s the chance to take part in and enjoy the arts.

Philip Thomas, Gwanwyn’s Coordinator says:

“The Gwanwyn Festival is back this year with another packed and stimulating programme of arts, events and experiences for over-50s right across Wales.

“Among the delights on offer this year are drawing workshops in Brecon; an art, craft and photography display in Newport; and a portrait exhibition in Barry.  

“There’s a model-making demonstration and workshop in Monmouthshire; a dance workshop and a series of film nights for older people in Cardiff; and a painting workshops in Dolgellau, – and that’s just for starters.

“There are also showcase events taking place in Caernarfon with the Vamos Theatre company; in Mold we’ve got picnic plays at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, and a Bob Marley-inspired reggae event at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 25 May.

“There’s something for everyone, so look out for the Gwanwyn Festival guide in your local paper over the next fortnight, or log onto the Gwanwyn website, for details of events taking place near you.”         

The Gwanwyn Festival is run by Age Cymru with support from the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales.


For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444