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2017 Urdd Eisteddfod Proclamation Day


On the 8th of October, a proclamation day will be held in Bridgend to welcome the Urdd Eisteddfod to the area. Come and join us!

The proclamation day to celebrate the 2017 Urdd Eisteddfod coming to Bridgend, Taff-Ely will be held in Bridgend on Saturday 8th October 2016, with entertainment to follow at Newbridge fields. The proclamation day is arranged in co-operation with Bridgend County Borough Council, South Wales Police, Bridgend Town Council, Menter Bro Ogwr, Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf and Urdd Gobaith Cymru.

Want to Help?

Eisteddfod yr Urdd is looking for people to steward during the Urdd Eisteddfod Proclamation Procession between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Can you help? Click on the link below and complete the form and return it to:

Stewarding Form

Stiwardio, Adran yr Eisteddfod, Gwersyll yr Urdd Glan-llyn, Llanuwchllyn, Y Bala, Gwynedd. LL23 7ST Phone: 01678 541 012  




How to celebrate? 

Share your pictures with us and show us why you’re proud to be Welsh!

For St David’s Day we have organised a challenge for you!!

The challenge is to share a picture or video which makes you proud to be Welsh, in order to show your pride in our amazing language, traditions, food and our beautiful country.

We invite you to take part in order to raise awareness of our special day, St David’s Day.

Your picture or video can be of a special place in Wales that you love, your favourite welsh food, or even a ‘selfie’ wearing a daffodil or a leek.

Share your pictures with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages and show us why your proud to be Welsh on St David’s Day.

Call and see us at Pencoed a Bridgend College!

We will be holding a stall with the Urdd at Pencoed College on the 29th of January and Bridgend Colleg on the 1st and 2nd of March. Come and see us!

Menter Bro Ogwr is hoping to work with you the students and establish a working group or society. The purpose of the group will be to organise activities and events that will give you the opportunity to socialise with other Welsh speakers and use your Welsh in the college. You will have the opportunity to fill in our questionnaire for a chance to win a prize each day!

Come and see Menter Bro Ogwr and Sam Tân at Sainsbury’s and compete in the colouring competition!

Sainsbury’s is running a special competition again for St David’s Day this year – a special colouring competition! You can collect the colouring pages from Sainsbury’s, Menter Bro Ogwr Officers and Siop yr Hen Bont. Sainsbury’s will be offering a prize for the winner.

#WelshLanguageMusicDay – Celebrating Welsh language Music


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

Gwenno, Singer

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.

Osian, Candelas

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


Saint Dwynwen’s Day 2016



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!

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Llangynwyd Mari Lwyd

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On the 13th of January, Menter Bro Ogwr celebrated the Old New Year at the Corner House in Llangynwyd. Gwyn Evans came with the Mari Lwyd and we had a lot of fun singing traditional Welsh songs with accompaniment from Rhiannon Dixon. Thanks to all those who joined and especially to Gwyn Evans and Rhiannon Dixon for the entertainment!

Menter Bro Ogwr’s Annual Meeting and Christmas Dinner

Cyfarfod Blynyddol a Swper Nadolig 2015

Come and celebrate Christmas in style with a 3 course dinner at the Farmers in Nottage! A perfect opportunity to meet and socialise with other Welsh speakers and learners from the county.

£18.95 for a 3 course dinner.

The dinner will start at 7:45pm immediately after our annual meeting.

Spaces are limited so it will be first come, first serve! We won’t be accepting any bookings after the 25th of November. Be sure to book before this date in order to avoid any dissapointment.

Menter Bro Ogwr’s annual meeting will be held before the supper at 7:00pm. You are all welcome to join us and hear about Menter Bro Ogwr’s work over the last year.

Are you passionate about the Welsh language? Would you like to play a role in the developments of the language in Bridgend county? We need you! Menter Bro Ogwr is looking for new members for our management committee and this meeting is your opportunity to be elected. Join us and let’s see the Welsh language thriving in Bro Ogwr!

All welcome!

Cerdd Dant Festival comes to Porthcawl

Gŵyl Cerdd Dant 2015

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!

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