Gwanwyn Festival Funding for May 2017

We are thrilled to receive funding for the Gwanwyn 2017 Festival.

The funding will help support the creation of a new work, ‘This Fleeting Instant’ choreographed by Caroline Lamb and assisted by Janet Fieldsend with material contributed from the dancers.

The Gwanwyn Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Age Cymru, the Welsh Government and the National Lottery.


What is the Gwanwyn Festival?

Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. The festival began in 2006 and is supported by Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

See for more information.

Who can be involved in the performance?

The classes are primarily geared to creating work for performance and are designed to appeal to the older dancer (50+). Class members have a broad range of abilities, from those working professionally in the field of community dance, to those who have never danced before.

When are the creative classes and where are they held?

Spring 2017

Wednesday 15th March
Wednesday 22nd March
Wednesday 29th March
Wednesday 5th April
Wednesday 12th April

6.45 – 8.45pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in the ‘First Space’


Summer 2017 

Thursday 18th May
Thursday 25th May
Thursday 1st June
Thursday 8th June
Thursday 15th June
Friday 16th June
Saturday 17th June (AM – time tbc)
Thursday 22nd June
Friday 23rd June

6.45 – 8.45pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in the ‘Common Room’


How do I book the classes?

To book the classes please contact our Rehearsal Director Janet Fieldsend: or phone on 07745 466662

Gwanwyn Dance Night May 2016

Creative classes were held in March, April and May 2016 to create ‘Cradle’, choreographed by Caroline Lamb and assisted by Janet Fieldsend. The performance in May was part of the Gwanwyn Dance Night and was hosted by National Dance Company Wales in partnership with Striking Attitudes and Rubicon.

Read more about ‘Cradle’ here.

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