‘Ping Pong’ and table tennis at the Penarth Pavilion

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PENARTH Pavilion’s Gwanwyn film festival continues with a screening of a heart-warming tale about older people and table tennis next week.

‘Ping Pong’ is the story of eight older people who travel to Inner Mongolia to compete in the World Over-80s Table Tennis Championship.

The screening is at 2.30pm on Wednesday, May i28, in the Penarth Pier Pavilion on the Esplanade in Penarth.

It is taking place as part of Gwanwyn - a month-long arts festival for over 50s run by the older people’s charity Age Cymru.

Emma Robinson, Age Cymru’s Arts and Creativity Development Officer, said: “Please come along on Wednesday to the Penarth Pavilion’s Gwanwyn film festival and enjoy this film.

“It tells the tale of eight older people who take part in the World Over-80s Table Tennis Championships.

“The film is as much about the tenacity of the human spirit as it is a meditation on mortality.

“Afterwards you can have a go at table tennis under the guidance of Table Tennis Wales.

“It’s going to be a great afternoon, so make sure you pop along.”

Table Tennis Wales is running a table tennis taster session after the film.

Entrance to the screening of ‘Ping Pong’ and the table tennis taster session is £6.50 and £4.50 for over 60s.

For more information about the Penarth Pavilion’s screening of ‘Ping Pong’, please visit: www.penarthpavilion.co.uk or ring the Penarth Pavilion on 029 2071 2100.

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