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Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

Announcement about Gwanwyn 2020

The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is affecting many aspects of life in Wales at the moment. After conducting a detailed risk assessment with our concern for the welfare of our clients and volunteers at the heart of all our operations, we’ve made the very difficult decision to postpone this year’s Gwanwyn Festival. This will now take place in October 2020.

We would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope that you can join us in our creative ageing celebration in October.

Finally, we would urge everyone to keep up to date with the latest advice from Welsh Government which is accessible through our coronavirus webpage

Gwanwyn means spring in Welsh, and celebrates older age as a time of opportunity for renewal, growth and creativity. Our aim is to offer opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts, whether visual arts, drama, storytelling, music, literature, photography, dance or film.

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We also have special projects like cARTrefu and In Your Mind’s Eye, which promote the participation of older people in the arts throughout the year.

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