Opportunities in Arts in Health

Hear about a wide range of opportunties for arts and health professionals in Wales and beyond.

Latest Opportunities

Dance Movement Psychotherapy in Wales New Directions

Location: Online | Start Date: 21st November 2020 at 10:00 – 11:30 GMT


Join us for a relaxed morning of experiential introductions to Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) and a discussion for new directions, developments and connections in dance and movement for wellbeing and therapeutic practices.

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Unlocking the Poetry Poetic transcription with hospital staff

Location: On line | Start Date: October to December


A creative project aimed at hospital staff - offering a safe space to share your experiences and story of working during the COVID 19 crisis. Your story will be re-created into poetry and shared back to you.

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Artist or Arts Therapist for Creative Arts Workshop for NHS Staff affected by Covid-19

Location: Swansea, Neath & Port Talbot | Start Date: Creative Arts Workshop date TBC


An interesting opportunity to run a Creative Arts Workshop with a group of staff members who have been affected by their work treating patients with Covid 19 and staff members who may also have sadly lots loved ones and colleagues during the pandemic.

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Hip Hop for Better Mental Health Evening

Location: Online | Start Date: 29/10/2020



Join us for the Hip Hop for Better Mental Health Evening, which will feature rappers, dj Jam Fu, beatboxers, graf' artists and breakers coming together to share their Hip Hop art form. 

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Literature Wales artist opportunities

Location: Wales


Call out for artists, film makers and writers for a Literature Wales and Newport Mind project 'Piece by Piece' focusing on young people and mental health 

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Black Lives Matter

Location: Cardiff & Vale UHB


Cardiff & Vale UHB call out for artwork in response to Black Lives Matter 

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Call for participants


Here Now Yma Nawr is a creative exploration of Presence in relation to lockdown, specifically exploring people's experiences of birth and death during this period. Dr Tracy Breathnach Evans has issued a call out for participants. Deadline 27th August.  



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ACW Widening Participation Stakeholder Conversations

Location: Wales | Start Date: Deadline 17th July 2020


To deliver a series of stakeholder conversations about widening creative and cultural engagement with communities across Wales.

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Baring Foundation - Arts & Mental Health Funding

Location: UK | Start Date: Deadline 18th August


The Baring Foundation have just opened their new arts and mental health funding programme inviting applications from UK arts organisations who are specifically working with people with mental health conditions.

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Freelance Programme Assistant

Location: ArtLift Gloucestershire | Start Date: Deadline 17th July


ArtLift are recruiting a freelance Programme Assistant

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Artist opportunities x 4 Clwb Digi Cares

Location: Span Arts, Pembrokeshire | Start Date: Deadline 5th July


An open Call-out to Professional Artists working in any art form to design and deliver a participatory intergenerational digital arts and well-being project.

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Welsh NHS Confederation Briefing Paper May 2020

Location: Wales | Start Date: 18th May 2020

Summary: "How the arts are supporting the Welsh health and social care response to Covid-19" https://www.nhsconfed.org/resources/2020/05/how-the-arts-are-supporting-the-welsh-health-and-social-care-response-to-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1QngYAb-iCuAk6Gaym9isdHPf4J1x5GqBAxXNW-4_bd_RgZRfWMdrxQbs

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Webinar Shining a Light on Creative Practices in the time of Covid-19

Location: UK | Start Date: 18th May 2020 11am - 12.30

Summary: WAHWN and other UK arts and health networks come together for a panel discussion focusing on how creative practitioners have adapted their practice during this time of constraint. Free but booking essential via Eventbrite link below. Event hosted by AHSW

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WAHWN Covid-19 Survey

Location: Wales | Start Date: May 2020

Summary: The deadline for completing the WAHWN/CHWA survey has been extended to 22nd May. Its now available in both English and Welsh. https://forms.gle/zuXmcWQDzkrGKac (English) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7ASgcSTddF-1xL4yr1BBGSva1TaM1nkxIcaU7RTvvjRMr-Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 (Welsh)

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Public Health Network Cymru

Location: Wales | Start Date: April 2020

Summary: The Public Health Network Cymru latest e-bulletin featuring the work of several WAHWN members who are responding creatively to the Covid-19 crisis

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Composer Call Out

Location: Aneurin Bevan UHB | Start Date: May 2020

Summary: Tŷ Cerdd – Music Centre Wales and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are announcing an Arts and Health partnership ahead of the opening of the Health Board’s new Grange University Hospital

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Y Lab, HARP Sprint Challenge

Location: Wales | Start Date: Immediate

Summary: Y Lab HARP Covid-19 Sprint Challenge. Call out for up to 10 arts and health professionals to work together in response to the crisis. https://ylab.wales/HARPsprint

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WAHWN survey

Location: Wales | Start Date: 22nd April 2010

Summary: Nesta are supporting WAHWN and other UK arts and health networks through a survey, to build a picture of the sector to ensure we are able to hone our support effectively and advocate for this important area of work, both now and beyond the pandemic. LINK TO SURVEY: https://forms.gle/zuXmcWQDzkrGKac

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ACW Resilience Fund

Location: Wales | Start Date: Immediate

Summary: ACW Resilience Fund (£7m) is now open to artists and arts organisations. https://arts.wales/news-jobs-opportunities/arts-council-wales-announces-resilience-fund-for-arts-wales

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Welsh NHS Confederation Briefing Paper Call Out

Location: Wales | Start Date: 16th April 2020

Summary: The Welsh NHS Confederation Briefing Paper will be published in May. It will focus on how the arts sector is adapting its work to support health and well-being during the Covid-19 crisis. Please get in touch with Angela info@wahwn.cymru if you want to share something for inclusion.

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UN Global Call out to Creatives

Location: Everywhere | Start Date: Immediate

Summary: UN are calling for creative ideas to get vital messages across to people across the world in response to COVID-19. The deadline is in 7 days from today (2nd April 2020)

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Research Commission Arts On Prescription Pilot

Location: Gwynedd | Start Date: April 2020

Summary: Gwynedd Community Arts - Arts on Prescription Research Commission for pilot April 2020 - March 2021 - £15,600 Freelance opportunity.

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Arts on Prescription Manager

Location: Swansea Bay UHB | Start Date: Deadline 5th March 2020

Summary: Swansea Bay UHB are seeking to appoint an Arts professional to develop an Arts on Referral programme for Swansea Bay Health Board. The post will be for 10 hours per week for 2 years (the contract will be renewed on an annual basis as funding is received from Arts Council Wales).

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Imagine Colwyn Bay Artist call out

Location: Conwy | Start Date: March 2020

Summary: Call out for 2 artists to co-produce reminiscence collections in healthcare and community settings March - October 2020.

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cARTrefu training and sharing for artists

Location: Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh | Start Date: 19th March 2020

Summary: Free workshop for creative practitioners - sharing best practice for artists interested in learning about the cARTrefu model and delivery of workshops in care homes

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Writing pain - artist call out

Location: Wales | Start Date: 2020

Summary: Opportunity for a PhD student - Writing Pain is partnership between Powys Teaching Health Board, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and the Reading Centre for Cognitive Research.

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Amazing Opportunity in Arts Health and Wellbeing

Location: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board | Start Date: Now

Summary: Supported by the Arts Council of Wales capacity-building funding ABUHB are looking for an Arts and Health Project Officer to develop and support one of our creative programmes:

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Music in Health Facilitator

Location: Swansea Bay University Health Board | Start Date: 11th December 2019

Summary: Music in Health Facilitator Job at Swansea Bay University Health Board

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Call out for graduate

Location: Bangor | Start Date: February 2020

Summary: Arts in Care Settings: Embedding the cARTrefu Approach in the Social Care Sector Bangor University, School of Health Sciences Project ID: BUK2199 Annual Stipend: £11,586 Application Deadline: 25th November 2019 We are seeking a highly capable and motivated graduate for this exciting oppor

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Arts in care homes and social care

Location: Wales | Start Date: 30th October 2019

Summary: Call out for case studies and film footage of any arts in care homes or social care - all art forms, children and adults

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USW Music Therapy and Autism Conference

Location: University of South Wales, Newport City Campus, NP20 2BP | Start Date: Saturday 16th November 2019

Summary: We invite you to join us for an informative day of paper presentations from experienced colleagues, and poster presentations from USW students and recent graduates to explore a range of perspectives on how we work with autistic people in music therapy.

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PAVO Social Value Development Fund

Location: Powys | Start Date: Immediate

Summary: A new PAVO Social Value Development Fund has opened. There is £128,000 available between now and the end of March 2020 and a further £175,000 available between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2020. Organisations of any size are welcome to apply and community groups.

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Call out for Director for new agency supporting creative ageing

Location: Everywhere | Start Date: Immediate

Summary: The Baring Foundation is pleased to announce funding for a new sector support body for the creative ageing field has been awarded to a partnership led by Manchester Museums.

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Arts and Health Programme Manager

Location: Cardiff | Start Date: Deadline 16th October

Summary: Programme Manager, Arts and Health YLab, Nesta deadline 16th October 2019 Cardiff, Wales - to deliver an innovation programme that embeds Arts into the Health and Care system in Wales

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Welsh NHS Confederation Briefing Paper September 2019

Location: Wales | Start Date: September 2019

Summary: The latest Welsh NHS Confederation briefing paper focusing on the benefits of dance to health with case studies from WAHWN members

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Gwanwyn Festival 2019: Gwanwyn Community Grant Scheme

Location: Wales | Start Date: 01.10.19

Summary: Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. Gwanwyn operates a Community Grant Scheme to assist organisations that wish to participate in the festival.

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Mid Wales WAHWN Network meeting

Location: Peak Crickhowell Powys | Start Date: 12th March 2020

Summary: WAHWN Network meeting in partnership with Artworks Cymru. An opportunity for WAHWN members to come together, share and network and hear about sector updates. Free but booking essential info@wahwn.cymru

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The Question of Quality

Location: The Atrium, University of South Wales, Cardiff | Start Date: 26th February 2020

Summary: Do you want to be able to articulate, advocate for and improve the quality of your work? If you are working in the field of arts, health and wellbeing and want to develop a clearer understanding of what ‘excellent’ means in relation to the quality of your work, this workshop is for you.

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Creative Evaluation - how to develop and use creative approaches to evaluation with confidence and credibility

Location: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea | Start Date: 30th January 2020

Summary: Led by Jane Willis, Willis Newson, this interactive workshop will look at ways in which we can better harness creativity in order to generate appropriate, relevant, rich and meaningful evaluations.

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Social Prescribing and the Arts

Location: Celf o Gwmpas Llandridnod Wells | Start Date: 15th January 2020

Summary: A workshop led by Jane Willis of Willis Newson focusing on how Social Prescribing and Arts on Prescription fit within wider health and care policy including NHS Wales’ A Healthier Wales: Our Plan for Health and Social Care.

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Writing to Heal

Location: Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0LW | Start Date: 14 October 2019

Summary: This course will explore how creative writing and reading can assist the healing process. We will experience first-hand the power of personal writing and use this to explore how we can help others. https://www.tynewydd.wales/course/writing-to-heal/

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Case Study Evaluation Writing Training Workshop

Location: Ty Pawb, Wrexham | Start Date: 10th October 2019

Summary: A full day case study training event led by Jane Willis of Willis Newson, supporting colleagues to write robust and credible arts and health case studies. The training runs from 10am - 4pm at Ty Pawb, Wrexham. It is free, but limited to 20 participants.

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Research Fellow, Arts and Health, Y Lab

Location: Cardiff | Start Date: to be confirmed

Summary: Research Fellow, Arts and Health, Y Lab Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is looking to recruit a Research Fellow, Arts and Health to work in the Y Lab research centre that is located within the School. Deadline 19th August.

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Social Value Training Workshops

Location: Big Pit and Bangor University | Start Date: 11th September and 2nd October

Summary: WAHWN is working with the Bangor University Social Value Hub to deliver Social Value workshops in Bangor and Torfaen. Learn how to measure the social, environment and cost value of your arts and health interventions

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Celf-Able Fundraiser

Location: Oriel Davies, Newtown | Start Date: July 20th 2019

Summary: Dragons for sale! Disabled-led inclusive art group Celf-Able are holding a fundraising event, with a 'secret art sale' of postcards in sealed envelopes, original artworks in a lucky squares raffle, and dragon pictures for sale. You could pick up a piece of original art for as little as £5!

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Rubicon Dance Summer CDP programme

Location: Cardiff | Start Date: 17th July 2019

Summary: Rubicon Dance Summer CPD Programme - People in Recovery from Addiction; Dance for Dementia and Working with Young People

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Art Auction

Location: Cardiff | Start Date: Thursday 27 June

Summary: A great opportunity to pick up some fantastic Welsh art at bargain prices! Please come to the Kooywood Gallery in Museum Place on Thursday 27 June at 6.30 pm for a 7pm start. Free entry - and you get a free glass of fizz or arrival. Booking details at https://mihc.org.uk/event/art-auction/

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Arts and Health Coordinator

Location: Cwm Taf University Health Board | Start Date: Deadline 20th June

Summary: Part time Arts and Health Coordinator role with Cwm Taf Health Board - deadline 20th June 2019 http://jobs.cwmtafuhb.wales.nhs.uk/job/UK/Merthyr_Tydfil/Abercynon/Cwm_Taf_Morgannwg_University_Health_Board/Arts_Health/Arts_Health-v1744878?_ts=1

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Call out for Wales based Galleries to host Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Awards

Location: Wales | Start Date: Deadline 6th June

Summary: Call out for applications from venues to host the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist Commission 2020. Galleries, museums and visual arts venues throughout the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals to host the Award, worth £15,000.

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NESTA How can the arts help keep people healthy and well in Wales? Conversation Workshops

Location: pan Wales | Start Date: June 2019

Summary: NESTA workshop conversations on arts and health as part of their wider arts and health programme in partnership with Arts Council of Wales and Cardiff University https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/y-lab-13007087697 and an invite to complete the NESTA arts and health survey https://app.doopol

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Programme Manager Arts & Health NESTA

Location: Cardiff | Start Date: May 2019

Summary: A fixed term contract opportunity for a Programme Manager Arts & Health with NESTA based in Cardiff https://www.nesta.org.uk/jobs/programme-manager-arts-and-health/

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Call Out For Case Studies - Dance for Health

Location: Wales | Start Date: May 2019

Summary: WAHWN has a call out for case studies in advance of Cross Party Group on Arts and Health meetings. The July meeting will focus on Dance for Health and falls prevention and September will focus on arts in care homes.

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Cynon Valley Singing for Lung Health Group

Location: Abercynon Community Centre Station Rd. Abercynon Mountain Ash CF45 4TA | Start Date: Every Wednesday 11am-12pm

Summary: This is a Singing group for people living with chronic obstructive or restrictive respiritory disease. Research is showing that singing aids a return to optimum breathing capacity for those with respiritory conditions. THIS IS NOT ABOUT BECOMING A GREAT SINGER..YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ABLE TO SING!!

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Public Health Wales Roadshows - Creative Connections

Location: Wales | Start Date: 21st May - 14th June 2019

Summary: Public Health Wales in partnership with Arts Council of Wales - 5 roadshows across Wales showcasing local and national work on arts, health and well-being

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Supportive Cafe for Carers

Location: St Peter's Church, Cockett Road, Swansea | Start Date: Monday 13th May 2019

Summary: 10 week art course and social time for carers, run by Tina Grant of Art Break.

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Age of Creativity - Roaming Provocateurs Wanted

Location: Oxford | Start Date: 2nd May 2019

Summary: The Age of Creativity Headline Conference are seeking two creative professionals from different artistic specialisms to respond and reflect to discussions on the day. There is a £400 inclusive fee available.

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Location: Cwmbran-Torfaen | Start Date: Immediately

Summary: To develop and coordinate the Torfaen/Caerphilly Fusion Network across both counties; ensuring outcomes for families and individuals are improved through innovative arts, cultural and heritage engagement that aligns with Welsh Governments’ tackling poverty through Building Resilient Communities.

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Register your art programmes with older people

Location: Wales | Start Date: 2nd April 2019

Summary: REGISTER YOUR ARTS PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER PEOPLE The King's College, London are working with the Baring Foundation to look at how the field of arts and older people has developed over the past decade. The results of this research will be published as a report at the end of 2019.

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Early Career Researcher Arts and Health Opportunity

Location: Manchester Met University

Summary: A new job for an early career researcher to work alongside Clive Parkinson at Arts for Health and which will be critical in the development of the Manchester Institute for Arts, Health & Social Change. http://artsforhealthmmu.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-new-post-at-arts-for-health.html

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Arts in Health Project Manager

Location: Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Summary: Part time Arts in Health Project Manager at Cardiff & Vale UHB. Closing date for applications is 25th March 2019. http://jobs.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/

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Creative & Credible Arts & Health Evaluation Training

Location: Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University | Start Date: 27th - 28th March 2019

Summary: An essential two day training programme on how to plan and write robust case studies. Suitable for practitioners, organisations and anyone working in the field who want to understand how to create robust and credible evidence. Only 2 spaces left. Contact angela@wahwn.cymru for more information

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WAHWN Mid Wales Meeting

Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre | Start Date: 13th March 2019

Summary: WAHWN Mid Wales meeting 10.30am - 2pm. An opportunity to network with colleagues, hear about best practice, plus sector updates and developments.

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Call for examples of arts and mental health projects

Location: Baring Foundation | Start Date: Immediately

Summary: The Baring Foundation has put a call out to arts organisations that engage people with a mental health condition in creative activity. Anyone with references of relevant work should send these to david.cutler@uk.ing.com by 28th March.

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Project Lush! - a one-day 'writing spa' with Stephanie Dale & Kate Pawsey.

Location: Drefach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire. | Start Date: Saturday June 22nd

Summary: A creative, reflective and expressive group workshop co-facilitated by two experienced writing for wellbeing practitioners. Two parts: in Song of the Soul, Steph takes you gently over the threshold from thinking into writing; in Contained Space, Kate explores the freedom that a framework provides.

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WAHWN Mid Wales Meeting

Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre | Start Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019, 10.30 - 2pm

Summary: The next WAHWN meeting will take place on 13th March 2019 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre between 10.30 - 2pm.

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WAHWN South Wales Meeting

Location: Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran | Start Date: 19th February 2019 - 11.30 - 2pm

Summary: WAHWN South Wales meeting open to all but booking is essential. Please email cymru@engage.org. When reserving a place, please let us have any access or dietary requirements.

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Gardening Club: Call for Volunteers

Location: Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham | Start Date: 08/02/2019

Summary: Would you like to get involved with an exciting new community gardening project in Wrexham town centre? Tŷ Pawb are looking to assemble a keen group of green-fingered gardeners and hobby horticulturists to cultivate a new community roof top garden!

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