GrandFest Cymru, a one-day festival celebrating the heritage skills of talented older people and proudly presented by charity, Royal Voluntary Service, is coming to Wales for the very first time.

On Sunday 9th July, the free one-day, family-friendly festival will take place at St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff with a series of free Masterclasses – from quilting, rag rugging and embroidery to bread making and international dance – hosted by the GrandMakers, all of whom are over 70.

The Masterclasses will be held at different times throughout the day and will aim to inspire younger generations to discover and learn new skills. There will also be a performance in Welsh and English by Cowbridge Male Voice Choir.

To find out more about GrandFest or to book a place on a Masterclass, please visit grandfest.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Royal Voluntary Service has been hosting GrandFest for three years, as a way to celebrate the many skills possessed by older people and to highlight the importance of continuing to enjoy and share these skills in later life. GrandFest has traditionally only been held in London’s famous Spitalfields area, but Royal Voluntary Service has added this Cardiff date to ensure people from all over the country get to enjoy what has fast become a popular fun day out..

The event is being supported by McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder as part of their 40th anniversary year.

The Royal Voluntary Service is one of the biggest volunteer organisations in the UK, which supports over 100,000 older people each month. It has over 35,000 volunteers who help people in their homes, the community, hospitals and in emergencies. The charity runs services such as Good Neighbours (companionship), Lunch and Dining Clubs, Exercise and Dance Classes and Books-on-Wheels, that help older people remain independent and connected with their local community. Royal Voluntary Service also provides practical support for older people who have been in hospital through its On Ward support and Home from Hospital services and via its network of retail shops and cafes.



DATE: Sunday 9th July 2017

TIME: 11.00– 16.00

VENUE: St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff, CF5 6XB

BOOKING – You can book a place on a Masterclass via the website: grandfest.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

COST: Free

MORE INFORMATION: grandfest.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk