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

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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.

 

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Family Programme for Spring & Summer '22

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 9th July 10am

Family Circus Workshop

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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Saturday 9th July 1pm

Walk & Talk Experience with Gilly Adams

Gilly will be leading a walk from Hopkinstown Hall towards Barry Sidings, discussing Celebrancy and ritual, with a focus on celebrating  the landscape encountered along the way and with some creative writing provocations. 
By the end of the workshop we hope to have some written texts about the landscape and community of the area, perhaps some hopes for the future. 

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Saturday 16th July 11am

Macrame Feathers - Beginners

These eco-friendly, delicate wall hangings have a natural feel and a rustic charm. 

Learn this simple macramé knotting technique with our tutor Marijana and create a trendy and unique wall hanging for your home.

All materials will be provided.

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Saturday 23rd July 11am

Flash Fiction
Creative Writing with Rachael Trezise

There is a place for all voices in creative and theatre writing. Learn how to express your place, culture and class and celebrate your identity, regionality and sense of belonging with novelist and playwright, Rachel Trezise.

Suitable for 14years +

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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.