Hopkinstown Hall
Home to Citrus Arts & Rhondda Ward Old Age Welfare Association

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Family Programme for Spring & Summer '22

Hopkinstown Community Hall is the new name for the Rhondda Ward Pensioners Welfare Hall in Hopkinstown, Pontypridd.

 

Hopkinstown Hall is in the heart of the community. It is a beautiful Wesleyan Church which was used as a hay loft during the first half of the 20th century. Since the 1950s it has been owned by the Rhondda Ward Old Age Welfare Association and now, we jointly look after and maintain the building.

 

Taster Season

 

After being stuck inside for so long, Citrus Arts and Rhonda Ward Old Age Welfare are really pleased to bring you our fabulous programme of taster arts, creative and community sessions for the whole family to try.

Take a look at the timetable to find something for everyone. Whether you are a wannabe animator, a hairbrush singer, or a secret hula hooper, or you would just really like to come and have a good chat and a cuppa; whether you’ re 5 or 95, we really hope you find something that tickles your fancy at Hopkinstown Hall!

 
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Tell us what you think

And if it doesn’ t? We want to make Hopkinstown Hall a place for everyone to explore their creativity and connect with their community. Come on down and pull up a chair and we’ll make you a cup of tea, get out the biccies and you can give us your ideas, feedback and suggestions.

Shaping the future

Over the next few months, we’ll be testing out different sessions and ways of working to find out what suits our community best, so get involved now to help build Hopkinstown’ s very own creative community hub!

 
Coming Up

Saturday 21st May 11am

Family Hula Hoop with Sophie Spins

Family Hula Hoop with Sophie Spins

 

Taster Workshop for the whole family!

 

Hooping is a fun and simple way to get your body moving, learn new skills and become part of a creative and positive community!

 

Sophie will help people unlock their hooping potential and learn a few tricks to build confidence and share with others!

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Friday 28th May 6-9pm

Bingo, Cuppa and Hot Dogs  
 

This is a free social event organised by RWOAW open to anyone who would like to come along. 

Join us for a friendly and inclusive evening of bingo, with a hot dog and a cuppa. Everyone is welcome, it's free and there is no need to book.  

 

We hope to see you there.

 

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Thursday 2nd June Afternoon

Jubilee Tea Party at the Hall
 

This is a social event organised by RWOAW open to anyone who would like to come along. 

Join us for an afternoon tea party and help us celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in a friendly and inclusive environment of Hopkinstown Hall.

 

Everyone is welcome, it's free and there is no need to book.  We hope to see you there.

 

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Saturday 11th June 11am

Try Pole Dancing

Taster Workshop for adults

 

Why not take this opportunity to try out pole dancing in a friendly and inclusive setting. Great for increasing strength and overall fitness, pole dancing is becoming increasingly popular as an unusual and fun way of working out. 


Cat and Lynx will bring their mobile poles to Hopkinstown Hall for this taster session which is open to all fitness levels and genders age 16+

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Saturday 11th June 2pm

Friends of the Earth Meet & Greet

Join Hayley Richards and learn about Friends of the Earth Pontypridd.

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Saturday 18th June 11am

Floral Papercraft - Make Paper Flowers

Learn how to make beautiful flowers and foliage out of paper. With this fun and  eco friendly technique you will be able to decorate your home  with your own unique designs.

Adjustable in size and colours, these flowers also make perfect party decorations for any ocassion.

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Saturday 18th June 2pm

Animation and Prop Making

Suitable for 12-18 year olds

Create your own personal animation character with Jason Hicks, experienced prop and model maker, Artist and workshop facilitator.

This workshop is designed to introduce both 3D and 2D stop motion animation techniques, in a fun and friendly way. Characters made can then be animated on any device, with free and low-cost suitable animation software recommended at the workshop.

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Saturday 9th July 10am

Family Circus Workshop

A fun circus skills session for the whole family!

 

 

Family circus play!

Have a go at juggling, spinning plates, hula hooping, tightwire and so on.

 

Fun, physical and inclusive with experienced tutors and a friendly atmosphere of a newly refurbished Hopkinstown Hall.

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This is your Hall. Want to use the space?

Hopkinstown Hall is your community space. We want you to help us use it. It’s an invaluable space for our community.

If you are a community group, artist or want to hire the space to create or rehearse, please contact us on admin@citrusarts.co.uk and we can take you on the tour of the building.

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Live locally and cannot get to the Hall?

If you are shielding, we are running Window Boxes for Wellbeing

If you know a person in Pontypridd who is shielding or maybe suffering due to isolation during COVID-19 Crisis then we can send them a window box full of activities.

Please contact us on: admin@citrusarts.co.uk

 

DONATIONS

Citrus Arts working in partnership with the Rhondda Ward Old Age Welfare Association have so far successfully raised over £50,000 towards much needed renovations. As Phase 1 of the work is well underway, we need a big tidy up and clean to get ready for opening to the public, while we work towards raising more funds for Phase 2.

Help us to build a great new creative arts space for Rhondda.

If you would like to  donate to our cause you can do so by following links to our Booking Online page. 

  • For online donations please use a 'Donate to Hopkinstown Community Hall'  service for a one-off £10 donation. You can use this service as many times as you wish. 

  • We also accept Cash Payments, Cheques or BACS payments and PayPal payments to finance@citrusarts.co.uk

  • Please contact us if you need any further information.

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A Citrus Arts & Rhondda Ward Old Age Welfare project. Supported by the Lottery Community Fund, RCT Covid Community Activities grant & Cwm Taf Health Board.