Cultural Chapter is a group that shares stories and history while uniting people. Fun, facts, fiction and friendship are the cornerstones of a group that has run since April 2019. The scheme has progressed through 2020 until the lockdown – and, will return in the foreseeable future when hopefully we can one day resume some normality to our lives!
Cultural Chapter has been constructed, designed and led by World of Words tutor Rob Jones and the project has been backed by the Rhondda Housing Association. The free sessions have been every other Tuesday and until the March 2020 pandemic hit the gatherings were at Tonypandy Library between 2 to 4pm. The catchment group has grown and several dozen people have now attended at a variety of times. Variety is also a key word in the Cultural Chapter mantra as the guest speakers for each meetings have come from a range of different areas of life.

Cultural Chapter group has invited local folk for a cuppa, a chat about aspects of local history, discussions on literature.

The guests have included:

Pastor Simon Dalton

Rhondda Housing Association officer, Simone Devinett

Singer and musician, David Bayliss

Magistrate and writer, Lynne Tippett

Singer and musician, David Hoban

Children’s novelist and local PCSO, Sarah Phelps

Writer and historian, Phil Rowlands

Motivational speaker and Pastor, Grant Adams

Photographer, Tony Smith

World of Words tutor and local historian, Rob Jones

Reiki practitioner, Dawn Tyler

Poet and baker, Dylan Morgan

Festival organiser and teacher, Dawn Wood

Writer and musician, Stephen J. Preston

Positive thinking guru, Mark Elliott

Artist and Sculptor, Barry Lewis

Climate change campaigner, Kasper Adams

Singer, musician, artist and writer, Gerhard Kress

Writer and historian, Dewi Bowen

Radio producer, Gavin Powell

Broadcaster, Howard Griffiths

Rugby writer, Phil Grant

and, there were a series of bookings through until September 2020 which have unfortunately been cancelled but will be re-arranged in a world that has forged ahead from the horrific effects of this dreadful disease. Until then check out the Cultural Chapter Facebook page: