International Day Of Older Persons

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis

Join us as we celebrate International Day of Older Persons on 1st October with a week-long programme of events across Awen Cultural Trust.

Keeping physically, emotionally and socially active is a great way to stay happy, healthy and feel connected in your local community! Try something new with Awen.


Sunday 1st October 3 – 4pm Awel-y-Mor, Porthcawl Silent Disco A fun, new and FREE way to enjoy music with friends. Free – Book tickets online
Monday 2nd October 2 – 4pm Grand Pavilion Café Live music – Ragsy Duo Free live music in the café with singer-songwriter Ragsy Free – no pre-booking required
Tuesday 3rd October 10am – 3pm Y Nyth, Bryngarw Country Park Drawing Nature A day of drawing in, and inspired by, Bryngarw Country Park Free – Book tickets online (all materials provided)
Wednesday 4th October 10am – 12pm Grand Pavilion Café Live music – Chris Webb Free live music in the café with solo guitarist Chris Webb Free – no pre-booking required
Thursday 5th October 2pm Stage Door, Grand Pavilion Small tea dance With free tea and cake! £5 – Book tickets online
Thursday 5th October 8pm Stage Door, Grand Pavilion Jazz club – Alex Clarke Quartet First 20 tickets free for those 60+ Book tickets online with code: OPW23
Friday 6th October 10am – 12pm Oriel Bar, Grand Pavilion Drop-in ‘have a go’ virtual reality session Experience 360 degree films of the local area Free drop in – no need to book
Monday 1st – Sunday 8th October 9am-4pm Grand Pavilion Café Free Welsh cake with hot drinks for over 60s Celebrate the week with an extra treat! With every hot drink purchase

Awen Libraries

Every day (See opening hours) Newspapers and Magazines AberkenfigBridgendMaestegPencoedPorthcawlPyle
Free Tea and Coffee AberkenfigMaestegPencoedPorthcawlPyle
Bus Pass application support All libraries
Jigsaws AberkenfigBridgendPencoedPorthcawlPyle
Board Games and Crosswords Pyle
Adult Colouring Aberkenfig
Ad hoc Digital Skills Support All libraries
eBook and eAudiobook download support All libraries
Monday 2nd October Pop Up Post Office, 11am-1pm Aberkenfig
Adult Carers Reading Group, 2pm-3pm Aberkenfig (Book via Bridgend Carers Centre)
Spanish Club, 5pm-6pm Bridgend
Digital Skills Support, 2pm-3pm Betws
Digital Skills Support, 2pm-4pm Maesteg
Digital Skills Support, 2:30pm-4pm Pyle
Craft Group, 2pm-4pm Sarn
Tuesday 3rd October Welsh Reading Group, 11am-12pm Aberkenfig
Digital Skills Support, 10am-12pm Pencoed
Crafternoon, 2pm-3pm Pencoed
Digital Skills Support, 2pm-4pm Aberkenfig
Welsh Lessons, 6pm-7pm Pencoed
Craft Group, 2pm-4pm Sarn
Art Group, 10am-12pm Pyle
Cuppa with a Copper, 4pm-5pm Pyle
Wednesday 4th October Feel Good For Life Social Session, 3pm-4pm Bridgend Life Centre
Reading Group, 2pm-3:30pm Maesteg
Craft Club, 10am-12pm Pyle
Jigsaw Club, 11am-12:30pm Pyle
Thursday 5th October Digital Skills Support, 10am-12pm Bridgend
Knit and Knatter, 11am-1pm Bridgend
Digital Skills Support, 2pm-3:30pm Porthcawl
Sue’s Craft Club, 2:15pm-4:15pm Pyle
Paned a Sgwrs, 6:30pm-7:30pm Porthcawl
Social Group and Pop Up Dementia Hub, 2pm-3:30pm Sarn
Foodwise for Life, 3:30pm-5:30pm Pyle
Friday 6th October Bore Coffi, 11am-12pm Maesteg
WI Reading Group, 10am-11am Pencoed
Feel Good For Life Social Session, 2:30pm-3:30pm Cornelly Community Centre
Family Tree Drop In, 2:30pm-4:30pm Pyle
Saturday 7th October Prynhawn Coffi, 1pm-2pm Pyle

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