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

We're delighted to announce Gwanwyn is back in 2022.

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.

The festival offers opportunities for older people to become involved in arts and creative activities either as practitioners, organisers or audience members. Gwanwyn also helps older people to recognise the benefits that being creative can bring to their health and well-being.

It also challenges preconceived and stereotypical ideas of ageing and older people and, at the same time, encourage artists throughout Wales to reflect the lives of older people and the communities in which they live.

We also have a special project called cARTrefu which promote the participation of older people in the arts throughout the year.

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If you’d like to join the Gwanwyn mailing list, please email gwanwyn@agecymru.org.uk

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