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Wales-wide arts festival comes to county

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Over 50s in Pembrokeshire can try their hand at film-making workshops at Fishguard and Milford Haven libraries this May.

It's all part of a Wales-wide arts festival for older people run by the national charity, Age Cymru.    

The Gwanwyn arts festival for over 50s is now in its eleventh year and the events at Fishguard and Milford Haven libraries are among 50 events taking place across Wales during May.    

Says Laura Evans of the Pembrokeshire Library Service: "The free workshop will enable older people to learn how to create digital films. Film maker Tom Barrance will guide participants through the basic elements of recording, editing and storing digital film.   

"These skills could be used to film family events or to record information about hobbies or interests, possibly with a view to be posted online using YouTube or other platforms. 

"No experience is necessary and iPads used in the workshop will be provided by the Library Service."

The annual Gwanwyn arts festival for over 50s champions the health benefits of arts for older people.

It gives grants to groups across Wales to hold events during May where older people can take part in arts and creative activities.

"Trying your hand at something new and creative can have a long-lasting and positive effect", says Gwanwyn arts festival coordinator Emma Robinson.

"The events being held by Pembrokeshire Library Service are a great opportunity for over 50s to have a go at film making, and I hope they are inspired by their experiences."      

Age Cymru set Gwanwyn up in 2006 with the support of the Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales.

  • Both workshops will take place on Tuesday 16th May. The Milford Haven workshop will take place from 10.30pm to 12.30pm.  The Fishguard library workshop takes place from 2pm to 4pm.
  • Booking is required by contacting Laura Evans on 01437 776639 ( or Kath Woolcock on 01437 776098 (

Fishguard and Milford Haven libraries will be hosting film-making workshops in May.

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