On Monday 14th December 2015 the specially designed music room at Bryn Seiont Newydd – the Dementia Care Centre recently opened by Pendine Park Company- was used for its first performance. Marie-Claire Howorth and Meinir Llwyd Roberts from Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias hosted an informal interactive performance involving some of the pupils of the successful project Camau Nesaf Cerdd (Next Steps in Music) for 4-7 year olds.
The residents were charmed by the children’s characterful sense of dress and ability to play and share their music. They participated in the activities by shaking pom-poms and playing bells. To close the event Marie-Claire’s grade 6 and 8 clarinet pupils (who had also performed in the event) provided the accompaniment for some festive carol singing. We would like to thank all the parents and staff at Bryn Seiont Newydd for making this event possible and enjoyable. The children particularly loved the cakes!
We look forward to 2016 when we hope to continue this important venture between the younger and senior members of our community with Nia Davies Williams the Resident Musician at Bryn Seiont and Resident Visual Artist Nia Lloyd-Roberts.
To find out more about Camau Cerdd please see the Camau Cerdd page on this website or find us on facebook/camaucerdd