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Blaenau Gwent Reach: Free Workshops

Fun and friendly workshops in art, creative writing, photography, employability, and sustainability

Sessions are FREE and open to people over 16 with any level of experience.

The same workshops will run in different places on a range of dates to give you more choice.

Creative writing for fun
These sessions will include a range of exercises to kick-start your creativity. You'll investigate local history and characters and use them as the basis of a story, script, or poem. You'll also practice painting pictures with words to create poetry or descriptive prose.

Photography
Pick up some tips in using your smartphone camera to capture the world around you, especially the history and heritage of where you live. You must bring your own smartphone along with you for these workshops.

Visual art
Explore the history and heritage of your local area through visual arts. These sessions will be run jointly by visual artists and art historians, helping you to better understand art as well as creating your own.

Employability

  • Session 1: Interactive and fun sessions on personal branding and developing interview skills.
  • Session 2: Entrepreneurial ideas.
  • Session 3: Social enterprises that address local community issues.

Sustainability: an unsustainable life
Explore an alternative future for the area by rethinking your daily actions and habits in the environment of Blaenau Gwent. Workshops may involve walks outside the venue to connect with the environment around you.

Times and dates

Aberbeeg Community Centre
Pant Ddu Road, Abertillery NP13 2BP
Thursday, May 19, 2022 to Friday, July 8, 2022

LINC Llys Glyncoed Extra Care Accommodation​
Llys Glyncoed Extra Care Accommodation, College Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6LD
Monday, May 16, 2022 to Monday, June 27, 2022

Wyndham Vowles Community Centre
Crown Street, Abertillery NP13 1PJ
Monday, May 16, 2022 to Monday, June 27, 2022

 

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Call: 029 2167 4585

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