Communities Wellbeing Workshop, Bangor

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Many citizens have asked us why are we presenting for Wales Eden Communities & Grow Wild on Friday 18th January 2019. Plus what is the link between us and them?

As a result we thought we should highlight the great community work of the organisations involved.

The workshop, aims to introduce the 5 Ways of Wellbeing and will discuss. Both how you help your community. Additionally how your community can help you achieve these. We hope to bring together like-minded community do-ers. Alongside people dipping their toe into community action.

Most importantly for us also sharing some fantastic examples of how wellbeing and community initiatives can go hand in hand.

We will share the positivity that community action brings to your neighbourhood plus yourself. Likewise hopefully inspiring you and each other.

Are you involved within your community? Or thinking about starting or joining something where you live? Then please come join us at this free event.

For more information, contact Lowri at ljenkins@edenproject.com

Here is a link to the event booking site.

Eden Project Communities and Wellbeing.

The people behind #TheBigLunch and The #BigWalk!

Eden Communities aim is to improve the happiness and wellbeing of people across the UK. By helping to build more resilient and better connected communities.

They support and encourage people all over the UK to take positive actions. That strengthen local connections and build stronger communities.

en project communities logo

They bring people together to build their confidence and grow and share their talents. Supporting individuals and communities as they create positive change to tackle local issues that matter to them most.

Grow Wild and Wellbeing

Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew).

The programme takes Kew’s message outside the walls of our two botanic gardens, reaching new and different audiences.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund through National Lottery Funds, and through private and public contributions.

Through Grow Wild, Kew is inspiring millions of people to grow as a group. Get active, learn about and engage with nature, and give back through volunteering. All of which
consequently improve health and wellbeing. Likewise improving urban and unloved spaces across the UK.

What are the Five ways to wellbeing?

Five simple things we can all do to give our wellbeing a boost.

The Five ways to wellbeing are a set of evidence-based messages. Aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population.

They have been developed by the New Economics Foundation. From evidence gathered in the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing project (2008).

The messages have been organised into five key actions. Each offering examples of more specific behaviours that enhance wellbeing.

They aim to prompt us into thinking about those things in life which are important to wellbeing and could be included in our day to day routines.

Below are the 5 ways to wellbeing and how just some of our activities fit.

Take Notice

Things like the Morfa Gateway project its apps and our awareness events.

Connect

For example Aimee’s Art Group and all of our day to day activities.

Be Active

Morfa Gateway, hedgerow planting and the walking apps we have developed for example.

Keep Learning

For instance Prestatyn Men Shed, art groups, and awareness sessions.

Give

For example Prestatyn in Bloom, Foodbank, Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community and much more.

Here is a map of the event location.

Canolfan Penrallt Centre, Holyhead Road, Bangor, LL57 2EU

Date And Time, Fri 18 January 2019, 11:00 – 16:30 GMT

Festive activities and new pathway for 2019. – Morfa Gateway Prestatyn

We are so pleased with our community environmental project at the Morfa Gateway Prestatyn. The new path is coming along really well.

Our recent free reindeer making workshop was really well attended and enjoyed by all ages.

December 21st a fantastic festive activity day at the project with DCC Countryside Service and lots of participants during the Free Wooden Reindeer workshop

Source: Festive activities and new pathway for 2019. – Morfa Gateway Prestatyn

Seasons Greetings, Nadolig Llawen, Merry Christmas

Christmas 2018 PTC

It is that time of year when traditionally we extend seasons greetings and Christmas wishes to everybody. This year we are spoilt for choice with events locally to attend.

With us facilitating so many community groups and being engaged with so many other different organisations it is impossible to attend every Christmas dinner or event.

We did pop in and see Mens Shed at The North Wales bowling centre after their meal on Tuesday.  Frank’s funeral is on Monday, we hope his family get through the festive season . Naturally we will be raising a glass to him on Monday.

Prestatyn Mens Shed Christmas 2018

On Saturday afternoon 15th Aimee has arranged the Friday art group dinner at Torello Lounge.  As somebody who has helped run sessions this year Steve will be attending with the rest of the art group members.

After we have held the penultimate junior artisans session of 2018 in the morning of course!

Christmas 2018 with Aimees Friday art group

Whilst our own community groups are enjoying themselves it will be great to see the rest of our town enjoying the traditional Christmas in Prestatyn event at the lovely vicarage gardens just off the fantastic high st.

Organised by Rachael from Prestatyn Town Council it will be another great great. We have been involved in some great ones over the past 6 or 7 years including the recent fantastic Halloween event.

Visitors will also have the chance to hear another of our friends Jess perform as half of Jass and Kat a fantastic vocal duo.

jess and kat Christmas 2018

You’ll find them singing on and off all day (11am-5pm) in the Vicarage Gardens.

Christmas would not be the same without a panto!

Christmas panto 2018

Wednesday 12th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019 at Rhyl Pavilion 

Box office: 01745 33 00 00

Fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure. This year’s lavish production of Aladdin lets you escape to a world of magic, where adventure beckons.

The wicked Abanazer is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all-powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world. Will he succeed?

Throw in a magic carpet, a mystical Spirit of the Ring, the Emperor of China, a beautiful princess and a couple of inept policemen and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic tale.

Great entertainment, packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and audience participation for the whole family. All the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime!

The cast is headed up by Jonathan Wrather best known as Emmerdale’s Pierce Harris who will play the role of Abanazar.

He will be joined by David Perkins (Aladdin), Gemma Naylor from Nick Jnr’s Go! Go! Go! (Princess Jasmine).

Loula Geater (Slave of the Ring), and back by very popular demand local/ Denbigh born, actor Sean Jones playing the role of Wishee Washee. Sean has played the award winning lead role of Mickey in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers for 16 years.

Completing the line-up is Director Simon Jessop who will also be appearing in the glamorous role of Widow Twankey.

There is a full supporting cast which includes two local talented dance schools, The Gay Harris Dancers and The North Wales School of Dance.

Source: It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Panto time!

A Dementia Friendly Christmas

Dementia Friendly Christmas

Dementia can cause a lot of changes in your life – including how you celebrate Christmas. We wanted to hear from people with dementia to find out how they experienced the festive season.

The members of Ashford Dementia Support Group got together to talk about the very real difficulties that they can face at Christmastime: from the noise and confusion of parties, to feelings of exclusion during the festive preparations.

Using their words, the  Alzheimer’s Society created a short animated poem to get that vital message across.