Do you know an older person in Bethesda or Deiniolen?

Date: 24/10/2017

Since November 2016, Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias has been holding music sessions for older people in Gellilydan and Awel y Coleg, Y Bala, led by Nia Davies Williams on behalf of Gwynedd Council’s Community Arts Unit. The aim of the project is to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst the older population in Gwynedd.

Children from the local primary schools have also been taking part in Camau Cerdd sessions (Steps in Music) with Marie-Claire Howorth before joining the older generation to sing and enjoy music activities. The sessions have helped older people in rural communities come together to meet new people and enjoy music as well as raise confidence.

Sessions will now begin in Deiniolen and Bethesda at the end of October. They are open for all older people who enjoy music to come for a cup of tea and a song.

Sessions in Bethesda will begin on 27 October, 10:30am – 11:30am in Neuadd Ogwen, and every other week from then onwards. Similarly, sessions i Deiniolen will begin on 27 October from 2pm to 3pm in Tŷ Elidir. A cup of tea will be available after each session and the local primary schools will join in the Spring 2018.

Contact Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias for further information on 01286 685 230 /