Hopkinstown Hall
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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.

 

We have started to gradually introduce an events and activities at the Hall which includes social clubs, Citrus Pips and meetings. In 2021 we along with the owners and other users of the building will be looking at developing the building even further.

 

Let us know what you think.  

What’ s On at the Hall

CHARITY FUNDRAISERS FOR HOPKINSTOWN HALL

Christmas Workshops

Sat 4th Dec, Sat 11th & Sun 12th Dec, Sat 18th Dec | 1 pm | Family Friendly

During December Citrus Arts will be running a series of crafty Christmas workshops from our home at Hopkinstown Community Hall.

Sign up here for hands-on, socially-distanced-but-still-social sessions where you can learn to make festive wreaths and decorations, using natural and eco-friendly materials. Whilst the Workshops are free to book, we are asking for a suggested donation of £10 or more towards the costs of getting Hopkinstown Community Hall ready to open in the New Year!

 

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 in the new year, while we work towards raising more funds for Phase 2.

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


 

​*Sessions are suitable for all ages but parents may want to assist younger children.

 

Bookings & Donations 

If you would like to attend our workshops, book or just 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.

 

Saturday 4th December | 1PM

Rustic Macrame Tree Ladder Wall Hanging

This eco-friendly wall hanging will give a natural feel to your decorations this year. Learn the simple macrame knotting techniques to create this beautiful stick and rope tree that can be further embellished with baubles and pinecones, or used to display Christmas cards.

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Saturday 11th December | 1PM

Christmas Stars Paper Decorations

Create some stunning yet sustainable festive decorations out of simple materials like brown paper, coloured paper, or recycled wrapping paper. Once you have been shown the basic techniques you can make different sizes and colours to ensure that your Christmas display is unique to you.

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Sunday 12th December | 1PM

Eco-Friendly Christmas Wreath & Decor

Join the Artist Catrin Doyle working in collaboration with Young Friends of the Earth Pontypridd.

 

Create your own nature reserve in your garden this Christmas- making outdoor decorations that the birds and bees will enjoy: popcorn on strings, apple decorations and wreaths of fresh foliage. All materials will be provided for this intergenerational festive activity. 

 

(We will be meeting at 11 am at Hopkinstown Hall to go on a foliage collecting walk, but this is not compulsory for attending the workshop. If you only want to walk and gather foliage with us, no need to book just turn up! We are a very friendly group and you'd be very welcome.)

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Saturday 18th December | 1PM

Macrame Ornaments Garland

Create some striking Christmas ornaments and garlands for your home using sustainable materials and simple macrame knotting techniques. Using only cotton rope and twine, you will be able to  make different shapes, in different sizes and colours and create beautiful festive garlands.

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STILTS PERFORMANCE

PART 1

Designing and making a stilt costume

Design and create imaginative costumes to a group theme from all manner of materials and with the help of our expert professionals. There might be sewing, there might be glue, there will be a lot of imagination and fun during the transformation process.

No previous experience is necessary. Suitable for ages 11 - 19

​Thursday 14th and 21st October 5.30 - 7.30pm Optional Tuesday 26th October 2 - 5pm
£4 per session
Email kiracitrusarts@gmail.com to book.

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PART 2

Making Your Stilts 

Use simple woodworking techniques to make a set of peg stilts in our workshop. Then continue to work on costumes that work with your stilts.

No previous experience is necessary.

Suitable for ages 11 - 19

Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th November 5.30 - 7.30pm

£4 per session

Email kira@citrusarts.co.uk to book

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PART 3

Movement

The course will conclude with building characters around your fantastic creations and create a theatrical movement style to create a walkabout-style performance.

Suitable for ages 11 - 19

Thursday 25th November, 2nd and 9th December 5.30 - 7.30pm

£4 per session

Email kira@citrusarts.co.uk to book

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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

 

Window Boxes for Wellbeing Project

 

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