The Art Craft and Leisure Group last met on September 25th at the Phil John Room, Barry Library.  Presenters at this meeting were, Kate Long, Memo Arts Centre, Barry, and Tracey Harding, Vale Council Arts Development Officer, based at Art Central Gallery, Barry Library. Both gave an in depth Autumn/Winter Community Arts update to A.C.L. members present.  Programmes of events were handed out to those in attendance.  More information on both organisations can be found via The Vale Council website.

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Current Exhibition at Art Central until October 20th is the work of local artist, Frankie Locke.  Namely, ‘Slate Glass Clay’ Frankie works in a variety of media, paint, ceramics and photography.  The current Exhibition at ‘The Travellers Gallery’, Broad Street station, Vale Ways @ Railways and continues until October 19th .  Both of these Exhibitions are free to view. The Travellers Café supports Mind Charity and is sponsored by VOGA. Vale of Glamorgan Artists. Penarth Town Council are hosting a number of literary events throughout the town, during September, as part of Penarth History month. See Griffin Books for more information.

Forum News: At the Forum AGM on September 21st , John Porter made the sad announcement that from the end of 2018, his post as the Vale 50+Strategy Coordinator would become invalid. He has held this post since the summer of 2010. He was instrumental in setting up ACL as a Positive Ageing Agenda Group. A number of us formed a steering committee to facilitate this idea, and, the Group held its first meeting in May 2011.

Our November meeting, always a Pre-Festive gathering, is to be held on Tuesday, November 27th, Phil John Room, commencing at 2.30pm.  Members are asked to provide contributions for a Finger Buffet.  Easy to Eat food, Mince Pies, Sausage Rolls, Mini Quiches and Chocolate Biscuits. Hot/cold drinks will be provided.  Sorry, No Alcohol!!

Our Guest Speaker will be Author, Anthony Lavisher. This is a return visit for him as he has now completed the third part of his Trilogy.

Also he has written a modern novel, so hopefully an informative, lively Pre- Festive meeting for ACL members.

Hope to see you all on November 27th.

Gilly Davies: Chair: ACL Group. Vale 50+ Forum.

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