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Shwmae Su’mae Day 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!


Cyw’s magical Christmas journey across the country 2015

Sioe Nadolig Cyw 2015

Make sure to get your tickets early for Cyw’s Christmas Show with Dona Direidi, pirate Ben Dant, Sbarc, Cyw presenters Catrin and Huw, Sants and of course, Cyw!

There are opportunities to take your kids to the show during the evenings and on weekends, as well as day shows for primary schools and meithrin. Don’t forget to order your tickets before it’s too late, as they do sell out quickily.

Tickets available from 10am on Friday, 4 September, 2015

Here’s the details about the performances, costs and information on how to purchase your tickets:

Wednesday 2 December, Ysgol Cwm Rhymni, Blackwood

Shows at 11.15, 2.00

Thursday 3 December, Ysgol Bro Edern, Cardiff

Shows at 11.30, 2.15, 5.45*

Friday 4 December, Ysgol Bro Edern, Cardiff

Shows at 11.30, 2.15

Monday 7 December, Gwyn Hall, Neath

Shows at 11.30, 1.45, 5.45*

Tuesday 8 December, Ysgol Queen Elisabeth, Carmarthen

Shows at 11.30, 1.45, 5.45*

Wednesday 9 December, Theatr y Gromlech, Crymych

Shows at 11.30, 1.45, 5.45*




Thursday 10 December, Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig, Aberystwyth

Shows at 11.30, 1.45, 5.45*

Tuesday 15 December, Ysgol Glan y Môr, Pwllheli

Shows at 11.30, 1.45, 5.45*

Wednesday 16 December, Theatr John Ambrose, Rhuthun

Shows at 11.30, 1.45, 5.45*

Thursday 17 December, Ysgol Gyfun Rhiwabon

Sioeau am 10.45, 12.45, 2.15

Friday 18 December, Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni, Anglesey

11.30, 2.00

Saturday 19 December, Galeri, Caernarfon

Shows at 1.45, 3.45, 6.00*

Sunday 20 December, Galeri, Caernarfon

Shows at 11.00, 1.45, 3.45*

Ticket prices:

Child’s Ticket – School – £5

Child’s Night Ticket – School – £6

Child’s Ticket – Theatre – £7

Teacher’s ticket / assistant (School only) –  Free

Family day ticket – School – (2 adults and 2 children) – £21

Family night ticket – School – (2 adults and 2 children) – £23


Child’s Ticket – Theatre – £7

Adult’s Ticket – Theatre – £8

Family Ticket – Theatre – £28

How to purchase tickets:

To buy tickets to any of the shows above, please contact Galeri Caernarfon by phoning 01286 685 222 or visit their website,

For tickets at Gwyn Hall, Neath, you must contact their ticket office directly on  0300 365 6677 or


There is a £1 charge for every purchase made online and an 82p charge for each ticket purchased online.

Interviews will be possible with cast and characters should they be requested.

A * denotes that these particular sessions include a meet and greet. Every show in Galeri, Caernarfon includes a meet and greet.

PATAGONIA 150: Welsh Tea

Te cymreig 2015

Date: 19.09.15

Location: The Pop Up Tea Room, Blandy Hall, Laleston

Time: 3:00pm

Cost: £16

Join us for a traditional Welsh tea in the company of Elvira Moseley to celebrate 150 years since the sart of a Welsh colony in Patagonia.

Elvira was born and raised in Patagonia but she now lives in Baglan. Her relatives were amongs the first to sail to Patagonia on the Mimosa. Come and hear about her history and experiences whilst filling your bellies with tasty cakes!

Must book by no later than:

Book your place now!
Go to Siop yr Hen Bont or phone 01656 732200 now!

Free Welsh Language Play scheme!

poster cynlluniau chwarae 2015 (saesneg)

Summer 2015

27 July—21 August

10:00am – 2:00pm

Open to all children aged 8 – 13 who receive

Welsh medium Education key stage 2 and 3.

Free access. All children from the 4 Welsh Schools are welcome in all venues.

All staff have been checked by the Criminal Record Bureau and have experience of working with children and young people.

27.07.15– 31.07.15: Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bro Ogwr, Princess Way, Brackla,CF31 2LN

03.08.15 – 07.08.15: Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Cwm Garw Hill View, Pontycymmer, Bridgend, CF32 8LU

10.08.15 – 14.08.15: Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd, Llangynwyd, Maesteg, CF34 9RW

17.08.15 – 21.08.15: Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Y Ferch o’r Sgêr, Greenfield Terrace, North Cornelly, Pen-y-bont CF33 4LW

For more information contact Menter Bro Ogwr:

Menter Bro Ogwr

Tŷ’r Ysgol

Pen yr Ysgol


CF34 9YE

01656 732200

07870 372669


Siop Siarad Discuss the #joia Campaign

We had a lot of fun discussing Mentrau Iaith Cymru’s latest campaign in the Siop Siarad on the 10th of July. In a nutshell, #joia is campaign to get more people, old and young to use more Welsh as part of their daily lives.


The group discussed what they enjoyed doing through the medium of Welsh. We also asked them to describe the Siop Siarad in one Welsh word. So, here are the pictures from the session and our contribution towards the campaign!



The Siop Siarad is held at Siop yr Hen Bont, Bridgend every Thursday. It offers learners the opportunity to ask questions and practice talking Welsh outside of the class.



Group 1: 12:45pm – 1:30pm. Practicing Mynediad and Sylfaen language patterns

Group 2: 1:30pm – 2:15pm. Starting to hold Welsh conversations

Group 3: 2:15pm – 3:00pm. For those who can hold a Welsh conversation


For more information contact Marged

01656 732200

Menter Bro Ogwr’s Welsh Festival ends with good-bye to our Youth Officer – Yasmin Morris







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.


Curry and Quiz Night


A fun filled evening was had at our Curry and Quiz night in the Six Bells, Coity on the 3rd of July as part of Menter Bro Ogwr’s Welsh Festival. Thanks to the Six Bells for having us and for the tasty curry. Thank you to everyone who joined us and to Alun Guile, our Quiz Master for preparing and running the quiz for us. Big Congratulations to the winning team – y Twpsod Twp!