Gwanwyn in Wales

Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. The festival began in 2007 and was inspired by the Irish National Festival, Bealtaine. Gwanwyn is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

Gwanwyn, which means spring in Welsh, celebrates older age as a time of opportunity for renewal, growth and creativity. Like Bealtaine, Gwanwyn's 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.

All over Wales there are groups of older people exploring their creativity in all sorts of ways. You can find out more about these groups or organisations working in this area and ways in which you can get involved.

For more information, here’s a link to their website.