Plaza dance (Guang-Chang-Wu)

Plaza dance, also known as Square Dance, or GurangChangWu, is a brand new way to keep active and have some fun. We have enough interest to start a tester class for Plaza Dancing. We will provide a dance teacher to get everyone start moving , the more participant the better! Want to join us, call the centre at: 01792 469919.

  Date:       Wednesday, 5 April 2017

  Time:      1:00pm—2:00pm

  Venue:    1st Floor, 37-38 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5LF

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Autism  Awareness  Talk

Traditional Chinese culture has a distorted interpretation of autism, meaning that many families are not able to face up the difficulties faced by children and give the child the help they need. With the advancement of research, autism has proven to be not a disease. Autism is very widespread, the child can have high IQ or particularly sensitive sensory organs which can lead to outburst in some social situation. We wish to raise the awareness of autism, and to further understand the different development of autistic children, so that the Chinese community can eliminate prejudice and open our heart to embrace each others’ differences, which will benefit all children within our community!

Date: Monday, 20 March 2017
Time:
11:00 am—1:00pm
Venue:
Chinese Community Centre

Light lunch provided, places are limited and members have priority! Please call the centre to register:  01792-469919

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Badminton for Youth

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To encourage children and young people  to participate in sport and to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, the Chinese Centre has been successfully awarded Sport Wales Community Chest Fund to run 20 badminton sessions for children and young people in this Spring and Summer. The venue is to be confirmed.  A badminton instructor will be provided. We hope to set up the specific dates and times to fit most of the participants.  Places are limited and members have priority! Please call us to register your interest: 01792-469919

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Diabetes Health Check Day

We are organising the last Diabetes Health Check Day as part of the  “Care About Our Elders” project. Service includes: Diabetes (Blood sugar), Blood Pressure, Body Weight and Body Mass Index. Participants will  have opportunities to have a follow up check up and learn more information about Diabetes. Limited place available ! Please call us to register your interest:  01792-469919

Date:   Friday 31st  March 2017
Time:   2pm4pm
Venue:  Chinese Community Centre

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Day trip for elders

Roath Park Leisure Walk & Lunch

The last outing for “Care About Our Elders” project, is going to the most popular parks in Cardiff, Roath Park. The park has recently been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award, it has widely diverse environments across the park. A pleasant walk about to increase physical activity and reduce your risk of developing illness. While enjoying the beautiful tulips, you could feed the swan and duck in the lake. Later, we will head to Happy Gathering Chinese Restaurant for lunch.

Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Fee:    £10 (member) £15(non-member) (including mini bus and lunch)

 Swansea Members meeting point: Swan Gardens at 9:30am

Cardiff Members please arrive to the locations directly

Places are limited and Seniors have priority! Please call us to register: 01792-469919

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Table  Tennis Table is  FREE  to  use !

A brand new table tennis table which was funded by Sport Wales, has been installed on the 1st floor of The Kingsway.  This facility is open to the public. All you need to do is to book the time slot in advance, notify staff at the Chinese Community Co-op Centre when arriving, we will open the facility for you and friends to play. Racket and ping pong ball could be provided.

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Tai  Chi  Class for everyone

Date: Start from 2nd February 2017     Every Thursday 1pm — 2pm

Venue: 1st Floor,  37-38 The Kings way, Swansea SA1 5LF

Come  and  join  us  to  discover  your  calm  motion !

Suggestion donation £1 per person. Welcome everyone from all different backgrounds.  Please call  Swansea Chinese Centre for more details.

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Chinese New Year Celebrations- Activities in Swansea

To welcome the Year of the Rooster, our community centre is supporting the following activities in Swansea to celebrate the Chinese New Year. For more information, please contact us or the main organisers.

Hands-on Activities for Children

Date:  Saturday 28th January 2017     Time: 2-4pm

Location: Swansea Museum           Free entry ,  Drop in

As part of the current exhibition: Griffith John, Swansea’s Missionary in China, the legacy, Swansea Museum runs hands on Chinese workshops for families:  Calligraphy and Lantern making , suitable for children under 16.  Swansea Museum event

 

Black Tie Dinner and fundraising event

Location:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Date:  Thursday 9th Feb 2017,    6:30pm–11:30pm

Swansea Bay Futures and  Chris Foxall will be hosting a Chinese New year celebration event this year with new and incredible performances such as the highly secretive Face Changing act, live Traditional Music,Chinese Dance, Martial Arts and Lion Dance. Swansea favourites Kevin Johns and Mal Pope return to host the Black Tie Dinner event which will help to raise money for the Swansea Chinese Community’s most vulnerable. The evening starts at 7pm Thursday the 9th of February, 2017. Doors open at 6.30pm.

For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/Chinesenewyearswansea2017/ or call Chris on 07895093767

For ticketing information  visit: www.ticketsource.co.uk/chinesenewyearswansea

(Big thank you to the organiser! This Black Tie Dinner event will help to raise money to extend our current pilot projects: “Care about our Elders” project to support the isolated elders with chronic disease, and “Care about our Children” project to support Children with special needs. Please feel free to contact our office for more details. )

 

Chinese New Year Party  for young people

Location: Swansea University Bay Campus

Date: Thursday 9th Feb 2017

Activity 1:  From 11am to 3pm,   Chinese items stall, Calligraphy  and paper cutting workshops

Activity 2:  From 6:30pm to 9:00pm,  Performance including Chinese dance, Face-changing act, Singing and etc.  The party will end up with a fantastic Firework by the bay.

http://www.cssa-swansea.com/index.php

 

“Care For Our Children”–Activities Update

Talk: Autism Diet

This January Special Needs Chinese Parent Support Group will be exploring the ‘food’ related issues in living with autism – Autism Diet. It is our honour be able to invite Mrs Anna Parton BSc RD (HCPC Reg dietitian)  to host this talk, she has been an NHS and freelance dietitian for over 30 years. Now working in the community in ABMU.

Date:  Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Time:  10:00am – 12:00 noon

Venue:  Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre

Speaker:  Anna Parton, dietitian

Please call the centre to book  Tel: 01792-469919

 

Play Sessions

We are organising a  free 10-week play project with Interplay for children 3 to 11. Interplay has over 25 years ago experience promoting and supporting the integration of children and young people with special needs into play and leisure opportunities. All children with special needs and siblings are welcome. Please register your interest before 15th January 2017.

Date:    Sunday , from 15th January to 26th March 2017

                (except half term 26th Feb)            
Time:   1:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Confucius Institute Chinese School,  Townhill Campus, UWTSD. SA2 0UT

 

OPEN ART SURGERY

Parenting is never easy, stress that we are experiencing can be possibly affecting our own psychological well-being and significantly a predictor of mental health problem such as anxiety and depression. Unknowingly this may result in a direct impact on our children’s psychological well-being too. To promote positive mental health and well-being, we are organising an ’Open Art Surgery’ to encourage individuals to be able to spare a moment for themselves. As it is proven that people were constantly empowered by the liberty they experienced in expressing their feelings through creative art. However, to maintain the therapeutic benefits, art is required long-term and we therefore have decided to run a 10 week session for you to come and experience it yourself.

Date:        Sunday, from 15 January to 26 March 2017 (except half term 26th Feb)            
Time:       1:15pm – 2:45pm

Cost:        £100 per person for 10 sessions, art materials inclusive,

                 ( Half price for family with special needs child )

Venue:    Confucius Institute Chinese School,  Townhill Campus, UWTSD. SA2 0UT

Teacher: Hazel Lim, autism specialist and artist  (Personal website: www.hazeltheartist.com)

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“Care For Our Elders Project”_Activities Update

Spring into Tenpin

“Care About Our Elders” project also would like to rise awareness of being physically active, a modest daily movement of the body, not only reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, it can help you sleep and improve your mood. We invite elders to participate in this spring bowling fun activity, to play together and socialise with friends and stay active. Let us overcome this lonely winter, keep healthy!

Date:  Thursday, 19 January 2017
Time:  11am 1 pm
Venue:  Tenpin Bowling, Parc Tawe, The Strand,  Swansea, SA1 2AX

Fee:  Free two games  (food & drinks not included)

 Places are limited and members have priority!

Please call the centre to book  Tel: 01792-469919

 

Talk: “Healthy Eating with Diabetes”

Anna Parton, Dietitian herself comes from a Polish background and so understands both professional and personally the challenges of eating and drinking in a multi ethnic and diverse community. Her talk will focus on healthy eating for a Chinese community , as part of a diabetic diet giving  practical advice to help you live healthier  but still able to eat the foods you recognise and enjoy. This talk will provide full of hints and tips to  motivate you to eat healthier.

Date:      Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Time:      1:30pm— 3:30pm
Venue:  Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre

Please call the centre to book  Tel: 01792-469919

 

New Activities for 50+

To help elders conquer isolation, the Chinese Centre is organising  the following new activities starting from 1st February till end of March, please contact the centre on 01792 469919 to register your interest.

  • Basic and Conversational English Skills (every Wednesday morning)
  • Basic Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers (every Wednesday afternoon)
  • Tai Chi class (every Thursday 1pm-2pm)
  • Plaza Dancing ( day & time To be confirmed)

Welcome everyone from different backgrounds join in!

 

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