Hawl i Holi 2/10/2017

BBC Radio Cymru will be recording their discussion programme Hawl i Holi on Monday, 2nd October at the Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place, off O’Connell Street, Dubln 1.  Members of the audience will be arriving between 5.15 and 6.15pm to record the programme between 6.30 and 7.30pm. If you would like to join the audience please email nia@momentwm.com with your address and contact number.  They will then be able to register you for the programme.

Bydd BBC Radio CYmru yn recordio’r rhaglen  Hawl i Holi yn Nulyn ar nos Lun, 2ail Hydref, yn yr Academi Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place, oddi ar O’Connell Street, Dulyn 1.  Bydd angen aelodau’r gynulleidfa gyrraedd rhwng 5.15 a 6.15pm i recordio’r rhaglen rhwng 6.30 a 7.30pm.  Os hoffech ymuno â’r gynulleidfa gyrrwch ebost at nia@momentwm.com i gadarnhau eich cyfeiriad a rhif cyswllt er mwyn i chi gael eich cofrestru.

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Daniel Morden in Bray 17/11/2017

Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow has invited Welsh storyteller and author Daniel Morden and his musicians to perform as part of YARN Storytelling Festival Bray on Friday 17th November at 8pm. Any support of the event would be gratefully received. Tickets are on sale now and cost €12/10. The performance will take place upstairs in Bray’s beautiful Town Hall and will be a very atmospheric and memorable event. Further information is available at http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/stolen-there-is-still-hope.

Mae Canolfan Celfyddydau’r Mermaid yn Bray, Co. Wicklow wedi gwahodd y storïwr a’r awdur o Gymru, Daniel Morden a’i gerddorion, i berfformio fel rhan o Ŵyl Straeon YARN Bray ddydd Gwener 17 Tachwedd am 8pm. Byddai croeso i unrhyw gefnogaeth i’r digwyddiad. Mae’r tocynnau ar werth nawr ac yn costio € 12/10. Bydd y perfformiad yn cael ei gynnal lan llofft yn Neuadd y Dref, Bray a bydd yn ddigwyddiad atmosfferig a chofiadwy iawn. Mae rhagor o wybodaeth ar gael ar http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/stolen-there-is-still-hope.

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Y Gadair Wag / The Empty Chair / An Chathaoir Fholamh

To mark the centenary of the death of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn, who was killed on the battlefields of Flanders on 31 July 1917, you are cordially invited to a special performance of Y Gadair Wag (The Empty Chair / An Chathaoir Fholamh) at the Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin, on Wednesday 13 September 2017.   This is a free event – go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/y-gadair-wag-the-empty-chair-an-chathaoir-fholamh-tickets-37067974309 to register your attendance.  The evening is held in association with the Irish Writers Centre and Poetry Ireland.

Bringing together poetry, film and experimental techniques, this new show by Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales, explores themes of loss and identity through the life and work of Hedd Wyn and other poets of the First World War, including Irish poet Francis Ledwidge.


Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales

Nerys Williams

Tom French

Directed by: Ian Rowlands

Digital Artist: Jason Lye-Phillips

Y Gadair Wag forms part of the wider Barddoniaeth Colled | Poetry of Loss project, delivered by Literature Wales and funded by the Welsh Government’s Cymru’n CofioWales Remembers 1914-1918 First World War Centenary Programme.

I nodi can mlynedd ers marwolaeth Hedd Wyn, a laddwyd ar faes y gad yn Fflandrys ar 31 Gorffennaf 1917, fe’ch gwahoddir i berfformiad arbennig o Y Gadair Wag yn yr Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dulyn, ddydd Mercher 13 Medi 2017. Mae hwn yn ddigwyddiad rhad ac am ddim – ewch i https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/y-gadair-wag-the-empty-chair-an-chathaoir-fholamh-tickets-37067974309 i gofrestru.  Cynhelir y noson ar y cyd â’r Irish Writers Centre a Poetry Ireland.

Mae’r sioe newydd hon gan Ifor ap Glyn, Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru, yn cyfuno barddoniaeth, ffilm a thechnegau theatr amlgyfrwng i drafod themâu meges colled a hunaniaeth drwy fywyd a gwaith Hedd Wyn a beirdd eraill o gyfnod y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf, gan gynnwys Francis Ledwidge.

Gydag: Ifor ap Glyn, Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru / Nerys Williams / Tom French

Cyfarwyddwr: Ian Rowlands

Artist Digidol: Jason Lye-Phillips

Mae Y Gadair Wag yn rhan o brosiect Barddoniaeth Colled | Poetry of Loss, a weinyddir gan Llenyddiaeth Cymru, ac a ariennir gan Rhaglen Canmlwyddiant y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf Llywodraeth Cymru Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918.

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Welsh lessons in Dublin

Draig Werdd is pleased to be able to announce that for the first time a Welsh language class for people that wish to progress beyond the beginner’s level will be held in Dublin this autumn. The class will be taught by Richard Morgan and will take place in Gael Linn, 35 Dame Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 8pm.  The course will assume that students have substantially completed the Cwrs Mynediad book and have also made significant progress on the Duolingo Welsh English course that is available on-line and also on a smartphone app. The course book to be used will be the Cwrs Sylfaen (South Wales version), which is available on the internet via Amazon, Book Depository, GWales and other websites. The course will also include well known poetry, hymns and short passages of text as appropriate.

The class begins on Tuesday 5th September and will run for 10 weeks. The cost of the course will be €80 for full-time students, €100 for Draig Werdd members and €120 for all others. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 8 participants.

If you are interested in attending the class please send an email with your details to welshclass@welshsociety.ie and Richard will get back in contact with you to give you the necessary details.

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Hawl i Holi

BBC Radio Cymru is considering a visit to Dublin on Sunday, 1st October or Monday, 2nd October to record the Welsh language discussion programme Hawl i Holi.  Information on the programme (in Welsh) is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007rkxm.

The production team are looking for an audience of around 20-30 people – Welsh speakers, learners or members of the Welsh society with an interest in the programme. A panel of four will join presenter Dewi Llwyd for a topical discussion.  If you would like to be involved, please let us know by sending an email to info@welshsociety.ie.

Mae rhaglen drafod Hawl i Holi BBC Radio Cymru’n ystyried ymweld â Dulyn ar nos Sul, 1af Hydref neu nos Lun, 2il Hydref.   Mae gwybodaeth am y rhaglen ar gael ar http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007rkxm.

Bydd panel o bedwar yn ymuno â’r cyflwynydd Dewi Llwyd i drafod rhai o bynciau’r dydd.  Mae’r tim cynhyrchu’n chwilio am gynulleidfa o ryw 20 – 30 o bobl – siaradwyr Cymraeg, dysgwyr neu aelodau o’r gymdeithas Gymraeg hoffai fod yn rhan o’r noson.  Os hoffech ymuno â’r recordiad, fedrwch chi adael i ni wybod trwy anfon e-bost at info@welshsociety.ie.

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