February 12, 2016 is Dydd Miwsig Cymru / Welsh language Music Day – a day for all to celebrate Welsh music through various activities leading up to the Selar Welsh music awards on February 20, 2016.
Backed by some of Wales’ top musicians and the music industry, the project will raise awareness of, and celebrate almost 50 years of great Welsh music.
Anyone can be part of the celebrations, from shops and cafes to schools and colleges by holding competitions, raising awareness and encouraging young people to listen, enjoy and participate in by organising or attending gigs. Digital packs will be made available to schools and education institutions to help with arrangements. Anyone can support the campaign by sharing on social media as well.
You can also support #WelshLanguageMusicDay by sharing your favorite Welsh song on social media with #Tiwn
I’ve rediscovered Welsh language music in the last few years, and realised the wealth of what’s out there. This has been a huge influence on me and has given me the confidence to express myself creatively through the medium of Welsh, my first language.
Mike Williams, Editor in Chief NME
I loved how less formal the language was in song than in school. As someone from an English-speaking family, that gave me more confidence in expressing myself in Welsh.
My life has always existed around Welsh music to be honest. It’s enabled me to be a professional(ish) musician and I don’t know if I would have had half the opportunities I’ve had singing in another language!
Here are 5 ways you can celebrate#DyddMiwsigCymru #WelshLanguageMusicDay
Did you celebrate Saint Dwynwen’s Day this year? At Menter Bro Ogwr we celebrated in our Siop Siarad, Youth Club and at a special event at Bryngarw Park.
A lot of fun was had trying to guess the famous Welsh in our Welsh lonely hearts column in the Siop Siarad as well as a general discussion about Love. On Monday, there was a ‘Mr and Mrs’ style competition where friends were able to show off how well they really knew each other.
On Saturday, the 23rd of January, we held an event in partnership with Mudiad Meithrin, Tyfu and Bryngarw Park by offering Arts and Crafts activities, information stalls and a stall by Siop yr Hen Bont Welsh shop in the visitor centre. The family event was a great success with a number of people having a go at making a lovespoon out of clay and more!
Thanks to everyone who came to the events and hope you all had a lovely Saint Dwynwen’s day!
Europe’s largest One Day Festival is coming to Porthcawl!
The Gŵyl Cerdd Dant is the largest one day competing festival in Europe and it gives a stage to some of Wales’s favourite folk traditions every year.
Not only can we look forward to solos, duets and Cerdd Dant choirs, there will also be a chance to hear recital parties, traditional folk singing, harp solos and duets, and there will be plenty of noise as the folk and clog dancing start. Join in the fun and come to the Grand Pavilion Saturday, the 14th of November 2015!
On Thursday, October 15th the third Shwmae Su’mae Day was held, and once again Menter Bro Ogwr and many others across the country were busy encouraging people to greet everyone with “Shwmae” neu “Su’mae”.
This year, Menter Bro Ogwr took Sali Mali to Porthcawl, Sainsbury’s Sarn and Bridgend to greet people and spread the word about the day. Sali Mali met a number of lovely people on her travels and had some very nice photographs taken with them. You can see the photographs on Menter Bro Ogwr’s Facebook page (@menterbroogwr) and some on our website and on Twitter too. We also asked you to your photographs of you celebrating Shwmae Day on our Facebook and Twitter pages for a chance to win a voucher for Siop yr Hen Bont. The winning photograph will be selected next week.
Menter Bro Ogwr would like to say thank you to the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl for the welcome and for Sali Mali’s personal dressing room and to Sainsbury’s Sarn for the welcome too. We would also like to thank Aberkenfig Squadron, Tyfu gyda’r Gymraeg – Penybont, Bridgend Libraries, Cafe Mimis, The Bridge, Bridgend College, YellowWales, BAVO, Cylch Meithrin Plant Bach Sarn, Noddfa Community Project, Siop Siarad Penybont and everyone else that have contributed their fabulous photos!
It’s been wonderful to see everyone embracing this national day. Menter Bro Ogwr can’t wait for the next Shwmae Su’mae Day next year!
Click on the link to see our Siop Siarad group saying Shwmae!
Menter Bro Ogwr’s Welsh Festival Week has come to an end with everyone enjoying the many events that took place. Thank you very much to everyone who has supported us; children, young people and adults.
These events would not be possible without the preperation, organization and dedication of the whole team of Menter Bro Ogwr and the support of volunteers who gave their time to ensure the events went off with a bang!
We also finish our week saying goodbye to our Youth Officer Yasmin Morris. Yasmin will start in her new position with Menter Abertawe next week. In the short time that Yasmin has been with Menter Bro Ogwr she has left her mark on the organisation and will be sadly missed. We wish her the best of luck in her new position. Good luck and thank you very much.
Menter Bro Ogwr runs a number of weekly events. Click on the title to view this list.
Wednesday—2nd of July, Ten Pin Bowling Trip! Cardiff Bay, 15:30 – 20:00pm
Come and practice your bowling skills with friends! Years 7-9
Wednesday 2nd of July, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd, 1-1:45pm
Who will win…your team?
Come and join in with a bit of friendly competition!
Come and join in with us!
Mae Carnifal Porthcawl yn cael ei gynnal eleni ar ddydd Sadwrn Gorffennaf 19eg gyda’r thema ‘dathlu bywyd ac oesoedd Porthcawl ers 1914’. Rydym yn bwriadu trefnu fflôt a stondin yn y carnifal i ddangos y gefnogaeth a chyfleoedd sydd ar gael trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg o fewn Sir Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr.
Croeso cynnes i chi ymuno â ni er mwyn sicrhau ein presenoldeb yng Ngharnifal Porthcawl.
Am ragor o fanylion cysylltwch ag Amanda Evans, Prif Swyddog Iaith Menter Bro Ogwr
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