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 The Goldies Sing and Smile Roadshow is out and about NOW!

Please CLICK HERE to see our flyer for dates at Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Portcawl, Brecon and Swansea 


 

If you would like to know more about Goldies Cymru - where the sessions are, perhaps starting a session in your area, or helping us to run a Sing&Smile session please contact either our Programme Leader - Rachel Parry 07796 714816 Email: rachel@goldiescymru.org.uk or Cheryl Davies 07860 944410 Email: cheryl@goldiescymru.org.uk

 


A FANTASTIC GOLDIES DAY OUT !

Hundreds of our ‘Goldies’ headed for Port Talbot and the Princess Royal Theatre on Tuesday November 6th for our very special Goldies Day with a WW1 theme. This day was made possible with the support of the Big Lottery Fund in Wales and the Heritage Lottery. It was a day of songs and smiles with our Goldies Cymru session leaders led by Rachel Parry on stage leading the sing-alongs, the Ukulele Nights and the brilliant Central Primary School children on stage in the morning singing songs and reciting poems from 100 years ago.  

Everyone was treated with a 45 minute performance on stage in the afternoon of the Armistice Cantata. This of course is the Goldies Award-Winning project from the children at Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff. Winners of the Education Category in the 2018 National Lottery Awards. 

Another memorable day for Goldies Cymru and huge thanks to everyone including the team at the Princess Royal Theatre, together everyone contributed to a very special day as you will see from our pictures taken by Bill Savage.


 

Our brilliant session leader, Sue Thomas receives a surprise visit! 

Our brilliant session leader, Sue Thomas was featured on an ITV Lottery Film which was launched on Thursday October 25th.

Here is your chance to have a look at it on YouTube:

 


Winner of 2018 National Lottery Award - Education Category

Winner of 2018 National Lottery Award - Education Category  

The 2018 National Lottery Awards were televised on Wednesday, September 26th, on BBC1 in the evening presented by Ore Oduba. 

Click here to watch the moment Katherine Jenkins visited Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff to tell them they had won the Award!

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - The brilliant children from Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff put on a special performance of Armistice Cantata on Wednesday evening, September 12th for parents and our older folk who attend our local Goldies sessions. This is part of our WW1 inter-generational schools project this year nominated as one of the finalists in the Educational Category 2018 National Lottery Awards. As you can see there was a surprise visitor - the wonderful Katherine Jenkins who presented Grenville Jones with the Award!

Click HERE to read the press release announcing the Award.

Watch out! Wednesday September 26th on BBC1 - The National Lottery Awards Show

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Contact Goldies Cymru founder, Grenville Jones for more details. 


We sing, we smile and we tweet!

  @goldiescymru   @GoldiesCharity

“It’s the best day of the week!”

 Our ever increasing number of Goldies Cymru sessions across Wales includes the regular Thursday morning sing at the Rhydypenau Library led by Sue Thomas. Click HERE to see our lovely video for you to see and meet the people to whom Goldies makes such a difference.

 

 

READ ALL ABOUT THE SING & SMILE CHARITY IN WALES

Welcome to the website of Goldies Cymru. We are a small charity, which is making a big difference to the lives of hundreds of people across South Wales. Our charity was started in the West of England 9 years ago and Goldies Cymru was launched in 2011. Since that time we developed across South Wales and now have over 40 daytime activity and singing sessions where our 'Goldies' sing and smile to the hits of the 50s and onwards! If you would like to know more about our charity here are our contact details.

 Session details can be found by clicking hereeveryone is welcome and at the sessions you will meet our amazing session leaders. These take place in community rooms, church halls, libraries and many other venues.  Our  sessions in and around Cardiff are generously supported by the Moondance Foundation. The development of Goldies Cymru has also been supported for the last four years by Big Lottery Wales, and we are currently in the second year of a three year programme which specifically supports our development across Mid and West Wales, a People and Places Big Lottery Wales Project. 

 

NEW SESSIONS - BE A GOLDIES VOLUNTEER

If you would like to know more about Goldies Cymru sessions – perhaps you would be interested in starting a new session in your area of Wales or becoming a Goldies VOLUNTEER our programme leader, Rachel Parry would love to hear from you. This is her direct email – rachel@goldiescymru.org.uk

From the many pictures on this website, you will see how we have come to be called the sing and smile charity, this could not have been achieved without the support of Wales Lottery and the Moondance Foundation.

 KEEP UP TO DATE WITH GOLDIES EVENTS HERE

 

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New Session Launching in Ely and Caerau, Cardiff

A new session in Ely and Caerau, Cardiff will be launching on Wednesday, 12th December

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We WILL Remember Them

On Tuesday November 6 – five days before the nation commemorates the end of World War One – a very special event takes place at The Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbot.

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Upcoming Sessions


This session is funded by the Big Lottery Wales People and Places Grant
When:
First Tuesday of each month from 11am - 12pm
Where:
Ty Dyffryn Rhodfa Frank, Ammanford, SA18 2QE
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
When:
Every SECOND TUESDAY of each month from 10.30am - 11.30am
Where:
Golau Caredig, Broad Street, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7AZ
With:
Maurice Lawrence
When:
First Wednesday of each month from 12.30 - 1.30pm
Where:
Beddau and Tynant Community Library, Tynant Rd, Beddau, Pontypridd, CF38 2DA
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
BI-MONTHLY on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2.30 - 3.30pm
Where:
Brackla Community Centre, 1 Whitethorn Drive, Brackla, CF31 2PQ
With:
Tina Williams
When:
LAST Monday of the month 2pm - 3pm (except August, as it falls on a Bank Holiday)
Where:
Library Service Brecon, Brecon Library, Ship Street, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9AE
With:
When:
On the last Tuesday of the month 10.30-11.30
Where:
Caerleon Library and Information Centre, Town Hall, Church Street, Caerleon NP18 1AW
With:
Rachel Parry
When:
Second Monday of every month 11.00am-12.00pm
Where:
Vanguard Centre, United Reformed Church, Van Road, CF83 1JZ
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
3rd Tuesday in the month 2.30-3.30pm
Where:
Canton Library, Canton, Cardiff, Cf5 1QD
With:
Bethan Harris
When:
First Wednesday of every month 10.30 - 11.30am
Where:
Adamsdown Day Centre, St German’s Church Hall, Star Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff, CF24 0JY
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
First Tuesday of the month - 12.30 - 1.30pm
Where:
Cardiff Central Library, The Hayes, Cardiff
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
First session: Wednesday, 12th December 10.30-11.30 and from then on from the 2nd Wednesday of every month 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Ely And Caerau Community Hub, Cowbridge Road West, Cardiff CF5 5BQ
With:
Sian Young
When:
4th Tuesday of the month 11.30-12.30pm
Where:
Penylan Library, Penylan Rd, Cardiff CF23 5HW
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
EVERY Thursday from 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Rhydypennau Library, Llandennis Road, Cardiff, CF23 6EG
With:
Sue Thomas
This session is funded by the Big Lottery Wales People and Places Grant
When:
2nd Friday of the month from 2.30-3.30
Where:
Cartref Cynnes, LLansteffan Road, Johnstown, Carmarthen, SA31 3NQ
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
When:
Every 1st Monday - 1:00pm-2:00pm
Where:
Westward Community Centre, Llangewydd Road, CF31 4JR
With:
Tina Williams
In conjunction with Dementia Friendly Screening of films
When:
For more information contact the office
Where:
Chapter Arts, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
First Monday of EVERY other month from 1.30 – 2.30pm - next sessions August 2018, October 2018...
Where:
Memory Clinic - Ysbyty Tri Chwm, College Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6HA
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
1st Monday of the month (if this falls on a Bank Holiday, we will move to the 2nd Tuesday) 1:45-2:45pm
Where:
Llys-y-werin, Brynawel Road, Gorseinon, SA4 4UA
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
Last Wednesday of Every Month 12.00 - 1.00pm
Where:
Ael Y Bryn sports and community centre, Aneurin Terrace, Rhymney, Tredegar, Gwent, NP22 5DR
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 11am
Where:
The Mustard Seed, 17 College Street, LAMPETER, Ceredigion SA48 7DY
With:
Jane Morgan
When:
on the last Friday of every month 11.00-12.00 (Please Note: July's session will actually be on Fri 3rd Aug to coincide with an event being held there)
Where:
The Powerhouse, Roundwood, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, CF23 9PN
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
2nd Wednesday of every month; 2pm-3pm
Where:
Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli, SA15 3YE
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
When:
Third Monday of every month 10.40 - 11.40am
Where:
Llantwit Major Rugby FC, off Boverton Rd, LLantwit Major, CF61 1TF
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
Taster session on 13th September - 2:30-3:30pm
Where:
Cwm Aur, 1 Heol Y Dderi, Llanybydder, SA40 9RG
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
Third Tuesday of the month 10.00-11.00
Where:
Morriston Library, Treharne Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7AA
With:
Laura Martin
Gnoll Primary School are holding a Goldies session with a WW1 theme
When:
8th November; 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Where:
Gnoll Primary School, Wellfield Avenue, Neath SA11 1AQ
With:
When:
FOR MORE DATES, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE
Where:
Newbridge Memorial Hall, Newbridge
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
The first Tuesday of every month, 2.30-3.30pm
Where:
Maesteg sheltered housing scheme, Edmunds place, Pentwynmawr, NP11 4HH
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
1st Thursday of every month, 11:00am-12:00pm.
Where:
Tabernacle Chapel, 14 Thomas St, Pontardawe, Swansea SA8 4HD
With:
Laura Martin
Closed Session Service Users Only
When:
Second Thursday of every month 1.30 - 2.30pm
Where:
Springfield Community Resource Centre, Llanarth Road, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, NP12 2LN
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
3rd Monday of every month from 1.30-2.30
Where:
Ty Nant Ddu Day Centre, Hospital Road, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 8LE
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month from 11.15am - 12.15pm
Where:
Riverside Centre, Riverside Walk, Port Talbot SA13 1PH
With:
Bill Savage
When:
3rd Wednesday in the month 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Rhiwbina Library, Pen-y-Dre, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 6EH
With:
Kate Haynes
Closed Session Service Users Only
When:
Second Wednesday of every month 11.00 - 12.00pm
Where:
Min-y-Mynydd Day Centre - Eglwys Fan, Hill Street, Rhymney, Tredegar NP22 5JJ
With:
Carol Pegler
Closed Session Service Users Only
When:
2nd Wednesday of every month 1.45-2.45
Where:
Brooklands Day Centre, Brookland Road, Risca, Newport, Gwent NP11 6BH
With:
Jackie Court
When:
3rd Thursday of the month 12pm
Where:
Carnegie Hall, Evelyn Road, Skewen, Neath, SA10 6LH
With:
Bill Savage
This session is run through Blaenau Gwent Social Services.
When:
First Monday of each month 10.45am – 11.45am
Where:
Tredegar Tafarnaubach Centre for adults, Unit 1, Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate, Tafarnaubach, Tredegar NP22 3AA
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Every second Tuesday of month from 12 - 1pm
Where:
Tredegar Library, The Circle, Tredegar, Gwent, NP22 3PS
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
First MONDAY of Every Month from 2.00pm-3.00pm
Where:
Ararat Baptist Church, Plas Treoda, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1PT
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
Last Thursday of each month - 11:00am-12:00pm
Where:
The Welfare, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, SA9 1JJ
With:
Laura Martin


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What People Say About Our Goldies Cymru Sessions

"It was a superb hour of exhilarating singing, thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring, great participation from the group"


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"Very good fun meeting people for all ages and it's very good because it's all the songs I like and a very good host - she is lovely"


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