Concerts and Cakes is a matinee concert bringing people together regularly to enjoy delightful live music whilst enjoying meeting new friends over a cuppa and slice of cake from the Memo’s Café.
Our Concerts and Cakes sessions are fully accessible and dementia friendly.
Each session is delivered in cabaret style and begins with an informal participatory music session led by Live Music Now musicians, followed by tea and cakes.
The Memo is working in partnership with Live Music Now, the UK’s leading musicians’ development and outreach charity, who provide exceptional live music experiences to people with limited access to the arts, due to disability, illness or social disadvantage.
Participants benefit from the amazing therapeutic, social and emotional benefits of engaging with live music – an experience that transforms and enriches lives.
Tickets: Dementia Friendly: £1, General Admission: £5.00
Carers go free, Hynt cards accepted (please contact the Box Office)
Tickets include entry into the concert and either a tea or coffee with a delicious slice of cake.
Sessions (1hr sessions)
Wednesday 16th and Wednesday 30th January at 1:30pm
Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 27th February at 1:30pm
Monday 11th and Wednesday 27th March at 1:30pm
Llywelyn Ifan Jones
Llywelyn successfully completed his postgraduate studies in 2015 with the highest class from the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg where he was First Prize winner of the ‘Savarez-Corelli Kammermusik Competition.’ He was mentored by Stephen Fitzpatrick (Principal Harpist of the Staatskapelle Orchestra, Berlin). His Master’s studies were generously funded by the James Pantyfedwen Trust.
Previous to his time in Salzburg, he studied the harp intensively with Caryl Thomas at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was the recipient of numerous awards including the Mansel Thomas Award, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Award and on two occasions, the Daniel Emlyn Davies Award. In 2013 he was a winner of a prestigious Lyon and Healy Award, first prize winner at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the winner of the Pencerdd Gwalia Competition.
In April 2014 Llywelyn was chosen for the late Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now scheme both as a soloist and in a duo with the soprano Jessica Robinson with whom he performed as part of the outreach programme at the Fishguard International Music Festival. During Yehudi Menuin’s Centenary celebrations in April of 2016, Llywelyn attracted the attention of Classic FM with his activities whilst on tour. The scheme has taken him to perform in many venues across Wales, Austria and Germany.