Contact the team if you’re interested in five weekly sessions of basic cooking suitable for complete beginners or those with limited knowledge.
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Looking to improve your Maths and English skills?
Come along to our friendly classes at DOVE on Tuesday and Thursday mornings!
English – Tuesday 10 am – 1.00 pm
Maths – Thursday 10 am – 1.00 pm
New For September
Access to HE Diploma – Health Care
The Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health Care is an introductory course which develops the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to be able to progress to and successfully participate in a relevant higher education programme and enhance employment.
This course will be delivered in DOVE Workshop by Neath Port Talbot College.
If you are interested in studying this course at Dove Workshop, please contact Lesley to arrange an appointment for further advice 01639 700024.
There is also more information on the Neath Port Talbot College Website https://www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/courses/access-health-care/
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We can now offer a more extensive printing and photocopying service.
Please call in or ring us for more details.
Simon Pope’s film ‘Primary Agents of a Social World’.
This event features free refreshments and includes a discussion and Q&A after the screening. In attendance will be the filmaker Simon Pope and Mair and Hywel Francis.
Commissioned by the National Museum Wales, Primary Agents of a Social World is Simon Pope’s film about coal and community in South Wales, touring to four key venues across the coalfield this September. In the film a group of people, related to a large coal sample from the Amgueddfa Cymru/ National Museum Wales collection, take a bus journey that follows the coal seam from Blaenavon to the north of Cardiff, picking people up along the way, and eventually meeting the coal sample itself in the Museum stores. The resulting film asks whether new types of community can be formed by tracing connections between this specific coal specimen and those whose lives it may have transformed.
This project has created accessible community growing spaces on previously disused and badly overgrown land. The land is owned by Onllwyn Community Council and leased to DOVE Workshop. The project has built raised beds, constructed paths and erected large poly tunnels. There are 23 families using the raised beds and one of the poly tunnels to grow fresh produce, the other poly tunnel is used for horticulture and woodwork sessions with participants and volunteers.
If you are interested in finding out about any of the above projects, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Due to funding, the Livelihoods project will finish at the end of March.
There is still support available at Dove Workshop, please contact us for information regarding how we may be able to help you.
We’d like to thank everyone who has been involved with the project especially the participants.
We’re pleased to say that Mark will be running woodwork sessions on Tuesday & Wednesday for the foreseeable future.
‘Livelihoods’ participants at the Senedd
Cwm-Ni Iach – Cwmunedau Iach – Healthy Company Healthy Communities is a project funded by Big Lottery’s People and Places grant. The overarching aim of the project is to support adults and young people 16+ to improve their mental and physical health and well-being.
The need for the project came from discussion and consultation with community members, and is based on experiences of dealing with family members who have or are dealing with low to medium levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
We have a team of three workers, Lianne Byrne, project development worker, Kate Faulkner, advice and guidance worker and a part time administrator. The team will work with groups and individuals to develop activities and work with specialist organisations to support individuals to improve their lives.
Success stories from Oxfam Cymru’s Livelihoods Project
Welsh and Appalachian Mining Communities is a documentary and community engagement project that explores how two coal communities survive dramatic job loss. The filmmakers want to receive feedback from the people featured in the film before distribution to a wider audience.
Go to: www.aftercoal.com
If you are not sure which path to take in your learning or career come up and chat to our advisor. For more information or to book an appointment please ring 01639 700024.
Free internet access throughout the centre during opening hours. Kiosks in the corridor available all day and computer support every Thursday. IT room available throughout weekdays, please call in and enquire about availability in reception.
The Library at DOVE Workshop is a branch of the South Wales Miners’ Library and supports courses taught by Swansea University.
Members of the public can also have borrowing rights through the SWAP (South Wales Area Partnership). Please ask Librarian, Mandy Orford for more details.
The Library is open every Wednesday 9.30 am – 3.00 pm.
Telephone number: 01639 701844.
For more information about Neath Port Talbot Credit Union please ring
0333 006 3002 or click on the link.
Run by volunteers for the benefit of our Communities and held at DOVE Workshop every Thursday. Please ring 01639 700024 for opening times.
We offer the chance to gain skills in the following subjects:
- Knit and Natter Weds am
- Sugarcraft Thurs pm
- Family History Weds early evening
All these are held in a very informal setting
Time: 13.30 – 15.30
Duration: 8 weeks