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Welsh talks about Welsh history and culture for Welsh learners.

Poster_Treftad201310091337A group of Welsh learners from the Siop Siarad have established a Welsh history and culture society for Welsh learners in Bridgend county. We will hold historical Welsh talks aimed at Welsh learners (however fluent Welsh speakers will be welcome) in Bridgend county. The committee has been working hard organising the sociey’s first events and we are pleased to announce our first guest speakers. We hope you can all join us in the events!

14.10.13 – Remembering the Old Llynfi Valley with Allan James
18.11.13 – Objects with Walter Jones

7:30pm T? Risha, Pen-Y-Cae, Bridgend, CF32 9SN

Cost: £2

For more information contact Marged Thomas:
01656 732 200

20th Birthday

Menter Bro Ogwr is celebrating their 20th birthday! Come and celebrate with us at our events!!!

Sali Mali and Friends
20 Pen-blwydd
Take a stroll with Sali Mali! Dress up like Sali Mali or Jac y Jwc for a walk around Bridgend town centre and to try and win a world record for the most Sali Mali characters in one place!!! We will be meeting outside Siop yr Hen Bont, the Welsh shop on the old bridge and the walk will start at 2pm. This is a free event but please book in advance.

Splish, Splash, Splosh Party!!!

Fun for the whole family! Come to our inflatable splish, splash, splosh party at Bridgend Recreational Centre swimming pool. This will be a private session exclusively for Menter Bro Ogwr. MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE. Only 40 spaces. Children £1.50 / £2.50 Adults

Menter Bro Ogwr’s Birthday Bash!!!

Come and celebrate our 20th Birthday! Wear something purple or yellow and come and join us in celebrating at the Rafters Suite, Brewery Fields, Bridgend 7:30pm until 11:30pm

Guest speaker: Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Walesand live performances by


A warm welcome to all – Free entry!

For more information or bookings please contact us: 01656 732 200


Shwmae Day

October 15, 2013 will be the first time that we celebrate Shwmae Su’mae? Day starting every conversation in Welsh.
Shwmae Su’mae? Day is a golden opportunity to celebrate the Welsh language through the ways we greet each other in Welsh in our communities. It is also an opportunity to support and encourage the efforts of all who are currently learning Welsh.

The Welsh language belongs to everyone and we can all use the language everywhere! In the shop, youth club, work, in our community, with friends.

So celebrate the day. Try it! Have a go! Come and say Shwmae! to some of the area’s Welsh organizations at Bridgend and Porthcawl. We will be greeting you along with harpist Elin y Delyn at the locations listed:

Bridgend Town Centre: 09:30 – 11:30
John Street, Porthcawl: 14:00 – 16:00

There will also be a chance to win a prize at Siop yr Hen Bont on the day! Menter Bro Ogwr will reward the fiftieth person to come into the Shop and start the conversation by saying Shwmae!

Contact Menter Bro Ogwr:
01656 732200 /

Summer Play-Scheme 2013

cynllun_haf_2013091332This year, we had high attendance rates again in our Summer play-scheme, with over seventy individuals attending the play-scheme over the four weeks it was held. The play-scheme was held in Pendre Hall, YGG Cwm Garw, YGG Y Ferch o’r Sger , and in Maesteg, and we would like to thank the schools for their constant support, and also to all the children who attended the play-shceme! Fun was had by all!

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition August 2013

I’d like to say a huge congratulations to the first Duke of Edinburgh group from Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd on completing their Bronze Award Expedition through Menter Bro Ogwr. The group have been working very hard over the past few months in order to complete the necessary training before the Expedition, and not to mention studying for their GCSEs at the same time!
Over the weekend, the group walked from the Monknash area, Vale of Glamorgan, all the way to Barry, staying over night in Happy Jakes campsite, Flemingston. They had an extremely warm welcome at Happy Jakes, from the very supportive owners, who were delighted that the young people were staying there as part of their expedition.

I would also like to thank Rhys Pinner, who has been volunteering his time to help train the first group, and is already looking forward to working with the new group in September.

It’s fair to say that everyone was looking forward to a good night’s sleep on Saturday night! However, on behalf of Menter Bro Ogwr, I would like to say how proud we are of you all: Tomos Hopkins, Ben Isaac, Sam Turton, Catrin Haf Jones, Catrin Masson, a Ffion Masson…well done!

Siân Stephens


Are you 16+ and want to work while being trained?
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