YOU are never too old to start learning, as residents of Coedpoeth are set to prove.

As part of Adult Learners' Week, from May 21-27, residents of Coedpoeth are being invited to take up new learning opportunities in a bid to improve their community.

The six-day event, starting on Friday, May 20, aims to encourage adults to take up learning.

Six learner taster sessions, including Indian head massage, music activities and presentation skills, will be held in the Parish Hall and music studio at Coedpoeth's Youth Club.

The activities are taking place with the aid of a Learning Promotion Grant from NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) Dysgu Cymru, backed by the Arts Council for Wales, ELWa and the European Social Fund (ESF).

Coedpoeth's Community Council and development committee are hosting the event to see how interested locals are in learning new activities.

By hosting the events locally, they hope people will feel more comfortable and confident to take part.

Jeanette Blackford, vice- chairwoman of the development committee, said:

'When West Wrexham was given European funding two years ago, we received an Urban Two Grant to develop our community. We are now planning to open a life-long learning centre and want to raise local interest in learning.'

Last year 13,500 people attended more than 500 events staged during Adult Learners' Week in Wales.

Kay Smith, of NIACE Dysgu Cymru, said: 'Local events demonstrate to people how learning can be fun, flexible and how it can open a whole world of possibilities.

'The only way people are going to find out what learning can do for them is by giving it a try and Adult Learners' Week provides the perfect opportunity for adults to do just that.'

If you would like to take part in any of the learning activities taking place in Coedpoeth contact Eirawen Burgess on 07962237754 or Jeanette Blackford on 01978 751685, e-mail