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Merry Christmas

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Splash and Song

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Halloween - October 31st

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Owain Glyndŵr Day - 16 September

Sarah Louise Owen - Coleg Cambria

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Assessing the demand for Welsh language swimming lessons for children

Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint is working in partnership with the County Council to assess the demand for Welsh language swimming lessons for children and it would be most helpful if you could complete this questionnaire to assist with the process. If there is sufficient demand it is hoped that lessons could begin immediately, and the responses will also be useful to authority in planning their future provision.

You can complete the survey on this link


Sarah Louise Owen - Coleg Cambria

Sarah Louise Owen - Coleg Cambria

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Bilingual Rhyme Time

Bilingual RHyme time

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Want to increase the use of Welsh within your organisation?

Dros Ben Llestri

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Press Release

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Press Release 17th June 2014 - A Positive Step: Mentrau Iaith Cymru Welcome Wales’s First Minister’s Announcements Regarding Welsh Language

Mentrau Iaith Cymru have today welcomed the First Minister’s announcements at the Senedd regarding the Welsh Government’s plans to offer further support to promote and strengthen the Welsh language, including further resources and funding for key projects. The extra resources to promote the Welsh language in the community are encouraging, and Mentrau Iaith Cymru considers the announcements as a positive step forward towards securing more realistic funding for the language in the long term.
During his announcement the First Minister acknowledged that the work of the Mentrau and their part in strengthening and promoting the language across Wales is important, whilst also acknowledging that the Welsh language still faces difficult and complicated challenges.
In response to the First Minister’s announcement, a spokesperson on behalf of Mentrau Iaith Cymru stated: “we welcome the First Minister’s statements today and his comments confirm that the Mentrau will continue to be key partners of the Welsh Government who work to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language. We also agree with the First Minister that the Welsh language continues to face serious problems relating to a number of aspects of community life, and to this end it is essential that the Welsh Government offers continued support and increased investment in the long term so that we can create stronger foundations for the language in our communities across Wales.”

Today’s announcements by the First Minister follow a number of reports and consultations over the past 18 months in relation to the Welsh language, including an independent report on the Work of the Mentrau Iaith, commissioned by the Welsh Government. In their response to this report, released in March 2014, the Mentrau Iaith state their vision and desire to develop in order to further expand their work of promoting the language in communities across Wales, noting that an investment of £4.8m is needed over three years for them to do so. The Mentrau’s spokesperson added “we consider the announcements made today by the First Minister – including £750,000 towards the Mentrau Iaith over the next two years – as significant first steps that the Welsh Government will take in order to take action for the benefit of the language. The Mentrau are eager to continue to play a central role in developing stronger foundations for the language in the future.”

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Baby Massage

Dros Ben Llestri

Rural North Flintshire Family Centre,
Nant-Y-Gro, Gronant, LL19 9YP
Every Friday 1:00-2:00pm
Starts 27th June for 6 weeks

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Swishing Party

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11/07/14.
The Dance Studio, Mold Lei-sure Centre.
£3 Entry fee

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Dros Ben Llestri

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Cookery workshop for families

Ysgol Maes Garmon Cookery Class

Sunday
22/06/14
2pm

£15 per family

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Outdoor Pursuits Training

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Community Translation

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MENTER IAITH SIR Y FFLINT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday evening the 14th of November at Corlan, Mold Business Parc. Our Guest Speaker this year will be Cefin Campbell, who will be speaking about the ‘Review of the Mentrau Iaith: Some General Perceptions’. Cefin was part of the team that carried out the review of the Mentrau Iaith and the Cynlluniau Gweithredu Iaith on behalf of the Welsh Government recently. He will be presenting some of the general perceptions of the review which will be published later this year.

There will also be an opportunity to chat with the Staff and Directors about any projects or activities you would like to see us providing in the future.

Agenda 14.11.13
Annual Report 2012-13
Cofnodion Cyfarfod Blynyddol Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint 2012


Outdoor Pursuits Training Mentrau Iiath y Gogledd


Lein Iaith - translation coming soon...

Lein Iaith

Mae Mentrau Iaith Cymru am ofyn i bobol ddefnyddio eu dychymyg ar gyfer rhannu eu delweddau a’u disgrifiadau o Gymru yn y unfed ganrif ar ugain, a datgan eu teimladau tuag at yr iaith Gymraeg ac am y cymunedau mae nhw’n perthyn.

Yn Eisteddfod Yr Urdd Y Bala diwedd mis Mai 2014 rydym am ofyn i’r ymwelwyr wneud y mwyaf o'u doniau artistig gan ddehongli eu bywydau, yn benodol eu teimladau am y Gymraeg. Rydym am i bobol ystyried y sefyllfa ieithyddol yn eu cymunedau, beth sydd yn bwysig, a mynegi barn am y dyfodol.

Rydym am eu annog i wneud hyn drwy arddangos eu gwaith ar ‘Lein Iaith’, ein fersiwn ni o lein ddillad arferol, lle mae unigolion yn hongian eu dillad yn gyhoeddus fel arfer yn gwneud yn daclus ac yn falch ac yn anghofio urhyw swildodau ac yn datgan i’r byd rhai o’u cyfrinachau (e.e. gwisgo nicers o M&S!). Yn cydfynd a’r cysyniad yma o ddatgelu pethau na fuasai bobol yn wneud heb yr angen ymarferol i sychu dillad, rydan ni yn gofyn i bobol rannu pethau personol iawn am y Gymraeg gyda’r byd.

Bydd cyfle i ddylunio a chreu eu ‘dilledyn iaith’ eu hunain a byddwn yn gofyn iddyn nhw ystyried sut effaith bydd eu bywydau nhw yn ei gael ar y byd o'u cwmpas.

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Dros Ben Llestri - Cookery workshop for families

Dros Ben Llestri

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Byw ar y Fiw

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Welsh On Tour

 
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The eighth Welsh on Tour campaign will be held between 31-4-14 and 30-5-14.

Welsh on Tour is a month long campaign to draw attention to all the Welsh medium and bilingual events that are organised during the month of May 2014. Some of the events have been organised especially for the campaign and others are weekly or monthly activities which happen within our communities.

The Welsh on Tour flyer contains more than 70 different events this year, which proves that the Welsh language is alive and kicking in North East Wales! The activities vary from cookery on a budget sessions, to learning German through the medium of Welsh, to a fun family morning, and a tour of Wrexham Lager brewery. Something for everyone! How about giving something new a go through the medium of Welsh? A number of societies and choirs are opening their doors, so that you can visit them during the Welsh on Tour month, in order to taste their activities. Grab this opportunity to socialise, learn and enjoy through the medium of Welsh.


Try something new in Welsh with Blas ar Bopeth!

Gwyl Feithrin eleni!

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Mam a'i Phram - Keep fit with your pram!

Mam a'i Phram

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Welsh Language Commissioner’s training

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Developing bilingual services - click here

 


Shop Window Decorating Competition

Shop Window Decorating Competition

Llythyr Cystadleuaeth Ffenest Siop 2014 - click here

 


Baby Massage

Baby Massage

 

 


Competitions

Eisteddfod y Dysgwyr

Eisteddfod y Dysgwyr
Theatr Clwyd, Yr Wyddgrug
Nos Wener, 21/03/2014
7.00pm

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Menter Iaith Sir Y Fflint Competition

Menter Iaith Sir Y Fflint Competition

CONGRATULATIONS to LLINOS and RHIAN THOMAS, FFRITH (Ysgol Terrig, Treuddyn) for winning the Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint Competition. They won a goodie pack with Welsh books, toys, DVD's, CD's and jigsaw worth over £50! A great present just before Christmas. Thanks to all for competing!

 


Treuddyn Heritage Projects

Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint and Cefyn Burgess would like to thank members of the Treuddyn community who took part in the Heritage Art Project to create a piece of interpretive art for the village hall. The group created a fabric mural which shows the village’s community buildings as well as local farms and fields.

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Also, the Menter’s Co-operational Language Project has contributed to the cost of developing a time-line celebrating the Urdd turning 90 in Treuddyn.

The exhibitions reflect Treuddyn’s traditional links with agriculture and religion, as well as its strong sense of Welsh identity.

They will both be permanently exhibited in the Village Hall on Queen Street.


Twmpath Yr Hen Galan 2014

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SATURDAY 11/1/14, 7.30PM

CHURCH HALL, MOLD

Folk dancing, The Mari Lwyd, bar, local entertainment & games!

£6 & £3 for kids.

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Competition

 

Flintshire's Traditional Folk Christmas

 

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Cymraeg Efo’n Gilydd - £100 available to Welsh societies

The Cymraeg Efo’n Gilydd scheme is an opportunity for Welsh medium societies in rural Flintshire and Wrexham to apply for up to £100 towards the cost of organising events.

All you need to do is to extend a welcome to adults within the community who have been learning Welsh for two or three years. We’ll even help you promote your event!

You don’t have to change your regular programme of events – more than likely you’ll have a suitable event planned already.

The event must offer opportunities for conversation as the aim of the scheme is to give Welsh learners a chance to chat in an informal social situation.

The event must be through the medium of Welsh – there is no requirement to change any part of your event into English.

The grant could pay for things such as guest speakers, the cost of visiting a local attraction, films, exhibition slides, flower arranging, a walking trip etc. We will promote your event through local Welsh for Adults classes.

The scheme has been organised by Menter Iaith Cymru, as part of their Co-operative Language Project, with the aid of Axis 4 of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Information is available from Rebecca Roberts, administrator of Cymraeg Efo’n Gilydd. Contact Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint by phoning 01352 744042, by e-mailing rebecca@menteriaithsiryfflint.co.uk; or click HERE to download an application form.


‘Get in touch with your Welsh!’ project

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Throughout June Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint organised a series of activities for families, including Martyn Geraint shows, song and story sessions with Fiona Collins and a ‘pushy mothers’ buggy workout. The aim of the project was to raise awareness of the advantages of bilingualism, and to create opportunities for families to meet and socialise in Welsh.

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Rebecca, the Menter’s Language and Heritage Officer, worked with mothers from Gronant, Holywell and Treuddyn. She said, “I’m hopeful that this project has succeeded in getting our message across – speaking Welsh as a family is so important if you want to help your children to be bilingual. There is a wide range of services and resources to support parents in doing this, such as TWF, Mudiad Meithrin, the homework helpline etc. I really enjoyed meeting so many families, and received such a warm welcome from the Ti a Fi Groups. I’m pleased to be able to announce that Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint has received a grant from the Welsh Language Board to enable us to extend the project and arrange even more family activities!” 

Useful links

• Welsh Language Board –www.byig-wlb.org.uk
• Mudiad Meithrin –www.mym.co.uk
• TWF –www.twfcymru.com
• Homework helpline – e-mail 0871 2300029


Daniel Owen Film Project 2011
For the second year running, students from Ysgol Maes Garmon and Alun School, Mold, John Summers High School, Queensferry and Flint High School  worked with  Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint and Camalz Media to create short films based upon interpretations of  contemporary Welsh poems and songs. 
The three-day workshops were an introduction to the intensive world of television and film production. The pupils had to work as a production company in order to create a film of professional standards, visiting waterfalls, supermarkets,  garages and even rubbish dumps in pursuit of the perfect shot!   
During the project the students also obtained their OCN qualification in Level 1 Digital Film Production. Awen Llwyd, FfliC Officer and the qualification administrator, explained that the workshops were  “a great opportunity for the pupils to gain qualifications for the future and an unforgetable experience for them all.”

 Thank you to the Welsh Language Board, Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint, Urdd Gobaith Cymru and Flintshire County Council for making this project possible. Congratulations and thanks to everybody who participated in the workshops.
The films are available for viewing at  www.gwobrdanielowen.co.uk


Y Ffin
The best of Welsh and anglo-Welsh culture and music will be displayed at the Y Ffin  music festival, in Flintshire.  The new music festival, held in July will see the best rock and pop bands from across Wales perform, including headliners Sibrydion, Mr Phormula and Derwyddon Dr Gonzo.
In 2009 Y Ffin came to the Rec in Mold, with performers including Sibrydion, Derwyddon Dr Gonzo, Mr Phormula, Racehorses, Lupin Thieves,  JKLMNO, Mechanical Owl and Drip Dry Man. Over 1000 people turned out to enjoy the live music on offer. 
In 2010, on July 25th, Y Ffin will be coming to Tower Gardens in Holywell to showcase famous bands such as Racehorses, Yucatan, Brigyn, Masters in France, and many others.
“We are so pleased that we’ve been able to secure some of the best rock and pop bands currently on the music circuit,” explains Gwawr Cordiner, Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint Managing Director, who, together with Urdd Gobaith Cymru are organising the event.  “The big names have all agreed to attend, and we are so grateful to our sponsors, Cadwyn Clwyd, the Welsh Assembly Government, The European Agriculture Fund and Mold Town Council.  Their support means we will be able to offer these fantastic bands from Wales to youngsters, adults and children absolutely FREE!”


Daniel Owen Film Workshop
On May 20th 2010 Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint hosted the Daniel Owen Film Awards Evening, showcasing Welsh-language films produced by talented students from Flintshire high schools. The young people worked with a production company to create short films based upon interpretations of  contemporary Welsh poems.

The evening was a well-deserved celebration and a fitting end to the Flintshire film project.  Pupils from Ysgol Maes Garmon, Alun School, Castell Alun School, Saint Richard Gwyn Catholic High, Holywell High School and Flint High School came together for the premier, to enjoy an evening of entertainment and to thank the producers, directors and organisers of the project. 
The award for best film was presented by the judges; Huw Garmon, an actor famous for his roles in popular Welsh soap opera ‘Pobl y Cwm’ and the Oscar-nominated, film ‘Hedd Wyn’’; also Gwenno Eleri Jones, Arts, Culture and Events Manager for Flintshire County Council, and Cath Aran, a prize-winning professional storyteller and author who has performed across Britain and Ireland.

As well as exhibiting the films, the event was a celebration of Welsh culture with performances from young local talent; harpist Chloe Roberts, singer Seren Sandham Davies and comedian Lloyd Antrobus.

The films are available to view online at  www.gwobrdanielowen.co.uk


Saint Dwynwen's Day Fashion Show
An exciting event which raised awareness about the Welsh patron saint of love! Clwyd Theatr Cymru were commissioned to provide workshops supporting pupils from Ysgol Maes Garmon, Alun School, Saint Richard Gwyn Catholic High School and the Welsh College of Horticulture as they set about creating outfits entirely out of recycled materials. Their fun fashions were displayed on the catwalk at a fashion show held in Alun School’s drama studio. The young people had the opportunity to ‘strut their stuff’ on the catwalk, and the award for best outfit was chosen by judges Huw Rees from Wedi3, Sian Alaw from C2 and Sioned Rowlands from the Welsh College of Horticulture. Nic Pari hosted the evening, which was broadcast on S4C!


Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - click here

 


Fun Day - Glan-llyn

 

Flintshire childcare sufficiency assessment

 

 

 
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Bilingual Business Support

Are you aware of the advantages of being a bilingual business? As part of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013, the Mentrau Iaith of north east Wales are offering support to rural businesses and social enterprises who want to oeprate bilingually.
Eligible businesses and enterprises can benefit from the support of a mentor who will work with them to develop a Welsh language policy; and access marketing seminars which will help them to make the most of their bilingual USP. Businesses and enterprises in Wrexham can also apply for the Bilingualism in Business Grant of up to £1,600 towards the cost of marketing materials.
If you would like to find out if your business or enterprise is eligible for support, contact us on the details below:

Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy: rebecca@menteriaithsiryfflint.co.uk 01352 744042
Wrexham: busnes@menteriaithmaelor.org /01978 363791


Funded as part of their Co-operative Language Project, with the aid of Axis 4 of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.


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Annual Report 2011 - 2012 - click here



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Free booklet for parents on the advantages of Welsh medium education

More and more parents are realising that choosing Welsh medium education can make a big difference to their children’s future – but the process of finding childcare and selecting a Welsh medium school can sometimes seem complicated. Not anymore!

This booklet has been uniquely created for the parents of Flintshire, with information about the services available within the county, where to go to get support and resources, and even a map showing where your nearest Mudiad Meithrin group and Welsh medium school are located. The booklet is full of useful contacts, parents’ personal experiences and practical advice, so click HERE to get your free copy.

Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 booklet, thanks to the support of Cronfa Glyndŵr. You can learn more about the foundation’s work by going to their WEBSITE: www.cronfaglyndwr.net


Cynhadledd Cydweithio Dros y Gymraeg

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The Working Together for the Welsh Language Conference will celebrate the successful completion of the Welsh Language and Heritage Project and will bring together language partners from across north east Wales to discuss the strengthening of the Welsh language.

On October 25th the Welsh Language Commissioner, Meri Huws, will visit Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, to open the conference with a presentation entitled, ‘How can the community and the Welsh Language Commissioner cooperate to safeguard the Welsh Language and increase opportunities for its use in north east Wales?’

The theme of cooperation will continue throughout the conference, with workshops being offered by experienced trainers on language planning and community empowerment.

Gill Stephen, Project Manager, said, “This is an innovative conference and a unique opportunity to plan the future of the language together. We greatly value the presence of someone of the Welsh Language Commissioner’s status, and hope that the day will see much lively and constructive discussion.”

Limited places are still available for individuals working in the public and voluntary sectors, as well as Welsh language champions from the wider community. Simultaneous translation facilities will be available. For more information, contact Rebecca Roberts:rebecca@menteriaithsiryfflint.co.uk
07578716081
01352 744042



A Taste of Welsh Patagonia

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Thursday October 10th 2013

7:30pm Mold Library

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Baby Massage

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Starts 4th October for 6 weeks

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Noson gyda Manon Steffan Ros

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This evening in the company of popular Welsh language author, Manon Steffan Ros will be held
through the medium of Welsh. Welsh learners welcome.

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NOSON GYDA MANON STEFFAN ROS
Nos Wener 08/11/2013 7:30PM

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Welsh Language Services?

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The Welsh Language Commissioner wants to hear about Welsh speakers' experiences of Welsh Language services - click here

 


Welsh Medium Play Scheme a Resounding Success

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107 children registered for the Welsh Medium Play Scheme this summer, with up to 48 children attending daily. The Welsh Medium Play Scheme was held on the grounds of Ysgol Maes Garmon, Mold, and was amongst the three most popular play schemes across the county. A clear message to Flintshire County Council of the need for this service. It was great to see a large number of children form Mold itself, and a number of children that had travelled across the county and from the Holywell area to have the opportunity to play through the medium of Welsh. With a large percentage of pupils that attend Welsh medium education coming from non-Welsh speaking homes, this service is vitally important for the children to be given the opportunity to hear, use and play together through the medium of Welsh during the summer holiday period.

The story could have been very different. Less than a month before the summer holidays started, it was discovered that Flintshire County Council did not intend to run a Welsh Medium Play Scheme this summer due to cutbacks in grant funding. But, as a result of the strong response from local residents and Welsh organisations, the County Council changed it’s decision - to run one Welsh medium play scheme this summer in Flintshire along with the sixty one English Medium schemes.

Flintshire County Council worked with Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint and the Urdd to find appropriate staff for the Welsh Medium Play Scheme, who operated the three week scheme. The children had a fantastic time under the care of play workers, Iolo Hughes, Gethin Owen, Lowri Barker and Bethan Barker!

We are glad that the County Council listened to the voice of the community on this occasion. Thank you to all who picked up the phone, wrote an e-mail, or posted a letter to Flintshire County Council or the Welsh Language Commissioner to voice their concern and disappointment in Flintshire County Council decision to cancel all Welsh medium play schemes in the county.


Prosiect Ffilmiau’r Ffin - Gweithdai ffilm am ddim i bobl ifanc

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Os ydych erioed wedi breuddwydio am weld eich enw mewn golau, mae gennym gynnig i chi!

Mae Mentrau Iaith ogledd-ddwyrain Cymru, mewn partneriaeth gyd adran Teledu a Perfformio Phrifysgol Glyndwr, yn cynnig 4 diwrnod o weithdai am ddim i bobl ifanc, rhwng Awst 27 - 30.

Cewch gyfle i flasu bywyd fel myfyriwr y brifysgol, mynychu gweithdai ar sgiliau perfformio, saethu, recordio a golygu hefo tiwtoriaid a Chwmni Gweledigaeth - tîm cynhyrchu proffesiynol cyfrwng Cymraeg. Bydd y ffilm a chynhyrchir yn cael ei arddangos fel rhan o wyl ffilm ac ar-lein.

Mae’r gweithdai ar gyfer pobl ifanc rhwng 14 - 25 sydd eisiau’r profiad o weithio trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

Am fwy o wybodaeth neu i gadw lle, cysylltwch â Rebecca: rebecca@menteriaithsiryfflint.co.uk

 


Summer Play Scheme!!

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22/07/2013-09/08/2013

3 week Play schemes – (Monday to Friday)

Children aged 5-12

FREE!!

01352 744048 darrenm@urdd.org

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COME FOR AN ADVENTURE WITH US TO GWLAD Y RWLA!
COMPETITION TO WIN FAMILY TICKET TO THE CERDYN POST O WLAD Y RWLA SHOW!

As part of Rala Rwdin’s 30th birthday celebrations this year, Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint are presenting three special events.
Gwlad y Rwla PARTY and Story Time with Angharad Tomos, Wednesday Afternoon, 1st of May, 4-5pm, Mold Library
Llwybr i’r Llenorion - An Evening with Author Angharad Tomos, Wednesday Evening , 1st of May, 7pm, @nswers, Mold Library. £2 – pay on the door.
Cerdyn Post o Wlad y Rwla Show (Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch), Saturday, May 11th, 6pm. Connah’s Quay Civic Hall. £3 per ticket.

There are three fantastic chances to win a family ticket to see the Cerdyn Post o Wlad y Rwla show.
Three lucky winners can win tickets via the following ways:

1) Fill in a Membership Form and join Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint as a member. Click here for the form, and e-mail it back to us.
2) Like our Facebook page and share our poster on your page.
3) Re-tweet our message on Twitter.

We will reveal the lucky winners on the 30th of April.

Children's favourite Rala Rwdins is 30! Come celebrate.
Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch present a show for all the family.
During the performance the audience will be invited to join Rala Rwdins, Strempan, Rwdlan, Dewin Dwl, Llipryn Llwyd and Mursen the cat on their holidays in Gwlad y Rwla.
After packing their sandals and sun tan lotion, Rala Rwdins and the gang are more than ready to sunbathe on the beach .... but as usual there is a cauldron full of adventures awaiting them and there won’t be much chance of them relaxing!

This is the only show during their national tour that will be held on a weekend and of an evening, a special opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a night out together.
There will be stalls selling Welsh books, DVD’s CD’s and other goods, as well as drinks and snack stalls to raise money for local schools and cylchoedd meithrin. Also there will be art and craft activities for the children before and after the performance.
For more information and to book your tickets (£3 each) contact 01352 744040 or e-mail.


Welsh on Tour – Flintshire and Wrexham 2013
24/04/13 - 24/5/13

This year, for the first time, the seventh Flintshire and Wrexham Welsh On Tour campaign is extending from a week of Welsh language activities of all sorts to a month long event. The calendar is heaving with events, from a Gwlad y Rwla Party to celebrate the 30th birthday of Rala Rwdins (Welsh children’s book favourite), to a tour of the “Wrexham Lager” brewery, from a Business Networking Evening to the launch of a new Welsh language Street Dance Club.

Gwawr Cordiner, Manager of Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint and Menter Iaith Maelor said, “The main purpose of the campaign is to promote the Welsh Language across the counties of Flintshire and Wrexham in schools, communities, and in the workplace with Welsh speakers, learners and non-Welsh speakers. The tour is an opportunity for the county’s language partnership to work together to raise awareness of the Welsh language and culture. There’s something for everyone!”

Rhian Davies, Business Officer at Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint, and responsible for the co-ordination of the campaign added, “Our aim is to bring attention to all the things that happen locally through the medium of Welsh already, launch new things and organise a few extra special events to celebrate the lively Welsh culture and language in North East Wales. A lot of people have the misconception that this is a very English area, but as you can see from the Welsh on Tour 2013 calendar, there is plenty of opportunity to be out every evening of the week, if desired, socialising through the medium of Welsh.”

A calendar of all the events can be seen by clicking here.
(Upon opening the attachment, the calendar will appear very small as there are so many events, but you can zoom in to make the text larger!)

For more information contact Rhian on 01352 744040 or via e-mail



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Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint's Baby Massage Halkyn group

Here is a photo of Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint's Baby Massage Halkyn group enjoying reading bi-lingual books with their babies on National Book Day! We hope to arrange more baby massage courses across Flinthsire in the near future. For more information contact us on 01325 744040.


Come and have fun with the family free! Every other Thursday - click here


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Dewch yn llu i ddysgu sut allwch chi cefnogi’r Gymraeg yn eich ardal!

Mae Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint yn falch o fedru cynnig sesiwn grymuso ac arfogi am ddim i drigolion Sir y Fflint. Mae Hyfforddiant Ymwybyddiaeth Iaith Gymraeg yn gyfle i chi fel siaradwyr Cymraeg dod yn fwy gwybodus am eich hawliau i wasanaethau ddwyieithog, rôl a phwerau’r Comisiynydd Iaith, polisi cyhoeddus yng Nghymru, a Mesur a Safonau'r Iaith Gymraeg 2011; ac yn oll-bwysig, yr effaith geith y ddeddfwriaeth newydd ar siaradwyr Cymraeg ar draws yr wlad.
Bydd sesiwn yn cael ei gynnal yn Corlan, (swyddfa Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint) Uned 3, Parc Busnes Yr Wyddgrug, Ffordd Wrecsam, Yr Wyddgrug, CH7 1XP ar nos Fercher, 20fed o Fawrth 2013, am 5yh.

Am fwy o wybodaeth neu i sicrhau lle, cyslltwch â Dylan Bryn Roberts ar 07989 393 445 neu Dylanbryn@yahoo.co.uk

Am fwy o wybodaeth cliciwch yma


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Twmpath Treuddyn

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Y Ffin 2012 - A Ffintastic free community music festival!

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Mentrau Iaith and Urdd Gobaith Cymru want to get Flintshire rocking at Y Ffin music festival! On May 5th, Kendrick’s Field in Mold will play host to some of the biggest names in contemporary Welsh rock music.
The full line up, along with other details, is available at www.yffin.co.uk.

Rebecca Davies, Language and Heritage Officer for Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint said, “It’s no exaggeration to say that we have some of the best bands in Wales playing at Y Ffin 2012. Between them, these bands have played at the major Welsh festivals and they’ve had lots of air play on the radio, and now they’re coming to rock Mold. There are no tickets, no entry fees and everybody is welcome. So bring your picnic, bring your deck chair and come down to Kendrick’s Fields off New Street, to enjoy Y Ffin Rock Festival!”

The festival will kick off with performances from young local bands at 11am, followed by a veritable feast of rock including Swnami, Stonehouse, Y Bandana and We//Are//Animal. Folk giants Gwibdiath Hen Fran will bring their infections melodies, and closing the evening is Welsh psychadellic pop band Yr Ods .

Gwawr Cordiner, Manager of Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint said, “ We want Y Ffin to be a real community event. In order to make it accessible to everyone we decided not to charge an admission fee; but we wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of the Arts Council of Wales, Cadwyn Clwyd and the Mold Town Council.”

More details are available from www.yffin.co.uk or by emailing post@yffin.co.uk.


WELSH IN THE SEA AND ON THE MOUNTAINS
New Money To Train Welsh Out Door Officers In Your Area!

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An evening with Ned Thomas a Simon Thirsk

In cooperation with the Flintshire Library Service, Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint has organised an event to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of ‘Tynged yr Iaith’ by Saunders Lewis. On May 2nd between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, Welsh authors Ned Thomas and Simon Thirsk will come to Mold library to discuss their own work, and the status and history of the Welsh language.

In addition to writing a new foreword to ‘Tynged yr Iaith’, Ned is well known for his book ‘The Welsh Extremist’ and his autobiography ‘Bydoedd’ which won Book of the Year 2011. ‘Not Quite White’, Simon’s first novel, depicts a Wales where the Welsh language is on the verge of dying out. Both the history and the future of the Welsh language will be topics under discussion, and there will be an opportunity to pose questions to the authors.

The event is free, but places are limited. Please register, and submit questions by contacting Rebecca Davies: e-mail / 01352 744042.

Please note, this event is being held through the medium of Welsh.


Welsh on Tour Week 2012
The annual Flintshire and Wrexham Welsh on Tour Week will take place between April 28th and May 5th; beginning with the Cadi Ha Festival in Holywell and Caerwys on the 28th, and ending with Y Ffin Music Festival in Mold on May 5th. The mornings, afternoons and evenings between those two dates will be filled with all sorts of community activities, across Flintshire and Wrexham counties. On offer will be a Sali Mali Tour, a literary evening, story sessions, a Welsh Evening in the Saith Seren tavern, a Chat and a Cuppa session for Welsh learners, ice skating and much more.

WELSH ON TOUR WEEK TIMETABLE - click here


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Gwanwyn Festival 2012
Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint have been working in partnership the Arts and Culture Dept of Flintshire County Council with to develop two performances in May for the Gwanwyn Festival. The events will be aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at people over fifty.

On Wednesday the 16th of May at 6.00pm – 7.30pm, at Trelawnyd Memorial Hall, there will be an evening of musical entertainment with Geraint Lovgreen and Tocsidos Blêr -. Geraint is a popular entertainer in the Welsh music industry, a prolific writer of light verse and comic songs. Tocsidos Blêr are a local barbershop quartet who perform both contemporary and classic songs in Welsh and English. With tea and cake the cost will be £2.

On Tuesday the 15th of May at 2.00pm – 3.30pm at Connah’s Quay Civic Centre, there will be a performance of Songs ‘n Scones by Rhian Lewis (soprano) and Nicola Rose (piano) from Live Music Now. Rhian and Nicola will perform music by Ivor Novello, Handel, Gershwin, Welsh songs and many old favourites and classics. The cost of the performance – with tea and scones - will be £2.

For further information please contact Rebecca Davies, Language and Heritage Officer, Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint 01352 744042.


Half Term Fun for Families
During the February half term, Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint arranged two fun activities for bilingual families. On Thursday February 16th there was a Welsh language play session in the Mostyn Clock Tower, where children joined in with playground games and burnt off their excess energy on the bouncy castle. On Sunday February 19th there was a Splash and Song session in the pool at Holywell Leisure Centre, with staff from Mudiad Meithrin leading the aquatic singing and dancing, and introducing simple rhymes and songs for use at bath time. With 20 families attending the activities they have proved so popular that we intend to arrange more in the future.


GWREICHION PERFORMING SCHOOL
Are you interested in performing in Welsh? Come to Gwreichion Performing School at Bethel Chapel, Mold, every Monday night between 4.30 and 6pm. £5 a week.
We intend on producing regular community performances and staging one big performance a year.
If you would like more information, contact Awen Llwyd on 01352 744045 or e-mail


 

SALI MALI VISITS FLINTSHIRE
A favourite Welsh television character came to Flintshire to help raise awareness about the advantages of Welsh medium education.

Sali Mali, star of her own S4C show, came to Broughton Retail Park on January 19th, and Flint retail park on January 20th. As Sali was busy making new friend, Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint staff were busy handing out over 100 copies of their free new booklet, ‘Advantages of Welsh medium education – local parents’ experiences’ to parents.


TWRW MEWN TAFARN WITH GWIBDAITH HEN FRAN

Gig with Gwibdaith Hen Fran
Saturday March 24th
Mold Rugby Club, 7.30pm
Tickets £5 or £3 for students.

On sale in Siop y Siswrn or from the ticket office at Clwyd Theatre Cymru – 0845 3303565


Saint David’s Picnic with Dewi the Dragon
Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint invites you to celebrate Saint David’s Day with a picnic and treasure hunt in Treuddyn park and village hall. 
On March 4th, between 2 – 4pm there will be a picnic and games for the family – and one child will take Dewi the Welsh Dragon home with them! 
The event is free, but you must register if you intend to stay for the picnic. E-mail Rebecca: e-mail or phone 01352 744042 to reserve your place.


Community Consultation Session
A Consultation Session was held on the 15th of September in order to give members of the community an opportunity to:
- influence Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint’s Strategy and Action Plan with regard to the promotion and development of the Welsh language in Flintshire. 
- give opinions about Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint’s current work within the community, and suggest areas for development and partnership work.
- find out more about the latest developments with the Language and Heritage Technium. 
Click HERE to see a copy of a report from the evening by TJB Cymru Company can. The evening came to a close with entertainment from the well-known Welsh language comedian Eilir Jones.


MINUTES FROM THE 2010 AGM - click here


Annual General Meeting

The Menter Iaith’s AGM was held on Thursday evening the 17th of November. A worthy audience attended to hear about the Menter Iaith’s activities and developments over the last year. A copy of our Annual Report and Accounts can be seen on our website. 

The following directors were re-elected to our Board of Directors: Huw Alun Roberts, Harri Bryn Jones, Nia Wyn Jones, Gwenno Jones, Dylan Davies, Nesta Davies, Bronwen Hughes, Carl Renshaw, a Gwennan Henstock. The Menter Iaith would like to thank Lisa Orhan for her work as a director over the last few years as she stands down from the role. This means that there is an empty seat on the Board of Directors, and the Menter Iaith is happy to accept nominations for the position. 

To finish the evening, we had an extremely interesting presentation from Dr Enlli Thomas of Bangor University on research work that is being conducted by the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice, at the University. She discussed research work that looked specifically on cognitive skills within bilingual children in Wales.

MENTER IAITH SIR Y FFLINT ANNUAL REPORT 2010-11click here

MENTER IAITH SIR Y FFLINT ACCOUNTS 2010-11click here



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Song and Soup with Gwbidaith Hen Fran

One of Wales’ most famous folk music bands is coming to Trelawnyd Memorial Hall.

On September 19th, Welsh folk stars Gwibdaith Hen Fran will be performing a selection of hits from their albums ‘Cedors Hen Wrach’, ‘Tafod Dy Wraig’ and ‘Llechan Wlyb’. Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments as Gwibdaith will also be hosting a free acoustic music workshop. 
In addition, there will be fun for all the family with free face painting, a Welsh quiz, games and delicious homemade soup. 

The evening has been arranged by Menter Iaith Sir Y Fflint and Clwb Hwyl Hwyr to celebrate the successful completion of Menter Iaith’s Language and Heritage Project, and also to kick-start a new year of fun activities with Welsh language youth groups, Clwb Hwyl Hwyr and Clwb Pop. 

The evening begins at 6pm, and is suitable for all ages.


Sblash a Chan

Splash and song
Holywell leisure centre was filled with music on May 15th, when a Splash and Song session was held in the swimming pool. Thank you to the Mudiad Meithrin and TWF officers for coming to talk with parents and for leading the singing in the swimming pool. .


Bethan Gwanas

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On May 10th author, script writer and popular television personality Bethan Gwanas came to Mold Library to discuss her book 'Yn ôl i Gbara'. Over a glass of south Affrican wine, Bethan shared anecdotes and tall tales about her journey back to Nigeria, as she returned to the village where she worked as an English teacher 25 years ago.


The Daniel Owen Film Festival 2011 
Congratulations to Flint High School who won the Daniel Owen Film Award 2011 with their film ‘Gadael Ysgol’, and to Ysgol Maes Garmon who came second in the competition with the film ‘Garej Lôn Glan Môr’. The Awards Evening was held on May 19th at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. This year’s competition was judged by Bethan Gwanas and Neil Williams, two familiar faces from S4C. All the schools involved came together for the premier, an evening of entertainment and also to thank the producers, directors and organisers of the project. Congratulations to all the students who participated in the project – we hope that some of them will see this as the first step towards a career in the Welsh film industry.
The films are available for viewing at  www.gwobrdanielowen.co.uk


Get in touch with your Welsh!

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Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint’s ‘Get in Touch with your Welsh!’ campaign kicks off in June with a fun-filled programme of events. The campaign aims to promote the advantage of speaking Welsh as a family, and offers a wide range of Welsh-language activities including sports sessions, picnics, buggy workouts and musical shows. 

Project organiser Rebecca Davies said, “We were all taught Welsh in school; but once you’re out of education it can be easy to lose touch with the language and lose confidence. ‘Get in touch with your Welsh’ is about having fun as a family and promoting the advantages of bilingualism. Yes, children learn Welsh at school, but hearing it at home too will give them a huge boost. Our message is that your child won’t expect your Welsh to be perfect – but they will benefit from hearing you speak it and practising their nursery rhymes, vocabulary and numbers with mum and dad. We want to see more parents transferring the language, because with the number of Welsh speakers increasing every year and more and more careers requiring bilingual skills, there’s never been a better time to get reacquainted with your Welsh and help your children learn it too!” 

‘Get in touch with your Welsh’ takes place throughout June and July. It starts on June 1st, when panto star Martyn Geraint brings his whimsical 1-man show to Mostyn Clock Tower (10am) and to Ysgol Terrig Hall, Treuddyn (1.30pm). Admission is free and everybody is welcome!

For more details of the show, and other events taking place, go to www.menteriaithsiryfflint.co.uk or e-mail.

CLICK HERE TO SEE A COPY OF THE EVENT PROGRAMME


Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint sees successful project extended

Menter Iaith is pleased to announce that Flintshire County Council and the Welsh Assembly Government have extended its Language and Heritage project until September 2011. The project was originally meant to complete in February 2011, but as an acknowledgement of the Menter’s hard work between 2008 – 2010, it will be allowed to run for an additional six months and has received an additional £70,000 funding from the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Gwawr Cordiner, Menter Iaith’s Manager said, “It’s very encouraging that the project has been given an extension; it shows that the County Council values the services we are offering the inhabitants of rural Flintshire, and also the extra six months offers us the opportunity to implement the Assembly’s “Iaith Fyw, Iaith Byw”, Welsh-language strategy. We’ll also be able to contribute to the immense excitement surrounding the National Eisteddfod, which is being held in the North East in August.”

Over the coming months Menter Iaith will be busy organising a number of extension projects, including a Welsh transference in families project, a heritage art for schools project, numerous youth-orientated activities, and of course, it will continue to support community events throughout rural Flintshire.

A new aspect of the project is the Bilingual Marketing Grant, which will support small and medium-sized businesses in the provision of bilingual marketing materials. Businesses can find out if they are eligible for the grant by e-mailing


Celebrating Autumn

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A group of Welsh artists were inspired by their workspace to make a wall hanging celebrating autumn and all its colours.

The field studies centre at the DEFRA-run Rhydymwyn Valley Works is one of many historic buildings dating from World War II. Today the area is a nature reserve run by North East Wales Wildlife, and the centre is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Artist Dee Rivaz said “Rhydymwyn Valley Works is the most fantastic place to conduct art workshops as you are surrounded by such inspiring beauty. Over the course of the workshops we observed trees turning from green to gold, orange and red, and it was this kalidescope of colours which inspired us to make our wall hanging. Some of the multi-media squares depict summer picnics, others autumnal images and winter scenes, and there is a real rainbow of colours as a result. Each square also depicts a word in Welsh and English. As the artists are all learning Welsh, we felt it was important for the wall hanging to be bilingual, and we had plenty of time to practise speaking Welsh as we sewed! We are very grateful to Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint for funding the wall hanging, and to DEFRA for allowing us to use their centre free of charge.”


The wall hanging is now on display in the field studies centre, where it is hoped that it will inspire other artists to get creative!

 


Walking Tour of Caergwrle Castle

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On Saturday, October 16th 2010 Ken Brassil from the National Museum of Wales conducted a unique lecture within the walls of historic Caergwrle Castle. With the help of local historians in Medieval costume, Ken presented the castle’s history to a group who had travelled from every corner of Flintshire. The group learned about things as diverse as famous visitors to the castle, Meideval weaponry and Welsh double toilets! 

Rebecca Davies, Language and Heritage Officer said, “We were extremely fortunate to have Ken sharing his expertise with us and helping to bring our heritage alive. It was great to see so many people turn out, and we hope to arrange a similar event in the spring.”


Songs from Stones

A film made by the aNImation group as part of Cadw's education programme. A language and heritage project from Menter Iaith, the Urdd and a group of enthusiastic and very hard-working animators! More information about the Songs from Stones project is available here.

 

 


Menter Iaith Accounts up to March 2010

Annual General Meeting Minutes 2009

Menter Iaith Annual Report 2009 – 2010


Y Ffin 2010 Festival in Holywell

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Rain failed to dampen spirits as festival-goers flocked to Y Ffin festival in Holywell last Saturday.

Y Ffin festival was launched in 2009 to offer Welsh language rock and pop bands a platform in north east Wales. Its organisers, Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint and Urdd Gobaith Cymru, feel that this year’s event was successful in promoting the Welsh music scene to a new audience.

Darren Morris, the Urdd’s Development Officer for Flintshire and Wrexham, said, “ It was a funky fusion of Welsh and English rock, pop, acoustic, ska and indie music. We heard every instrument from trombone to tabourine. We jammed to Welsh reggae and danced to bilingual Beyonce. Whether they understood the lyrics or not, people were dancing in the street. People were coming up to us wanting to know more about the bands, asking whether there were going to be any more Welsh gigs in the area soon. It’s great to be able to generate so much interest in Welsh music before the 2011 National Eisteddfod comes to Wrexham. We want everybody to be aware of and to enjoy the fantastic contemporary bands playing in Wales.” 

Around 500 visitors attended the festival, bringing income as well as music to Holywell high street. 

Gwawr Cordiner, Managing Director for Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint, said, “Our intention was to hold a real community event in Holywell; one that people could enjoy regardless of linguistic ability. From the positive responses we had on Saturday, and the wide cross-section of people who came to the festival, we like to think that it was a successful. We are already planning Y Ffin 2011! We would once again like to thank everybody who has supported Y Ffin Festival in Holywell.”

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Wild Welsh Women

On June 14th members of Cylch Ti a Fi Terrig and Terrig Meithrin came together to enjoy an evening of pampering. Guests enjoyed relaxing head and shoulder massages, make-overs and manicures. The guest speaker for the evening was Beryl H. Griffiths, talking about her book ‘Wild Welsh Women’. She introduced us to some of Wales’s most famous women, and this led to a discussion about who the group would select to include in an updated edition. We look forward to reading Beryl’s next book!


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The Daniel Owen Film Workshops – Awards Evening

Congratulations to Saint Richard Gwyn Catholic High School who won the Daniel Owen Film Award 2010, and to Flint High School who came second in the competition. The Awards Evening was held on Mai 20th at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. The evening was a well-deserved celebration and a fitting end to the film project. All the schools involved came together for the premier, an evening of entertainment and also to thank the producers, directors and organisers of the project.

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The films are available for viewing at www.gwobrdanielowen.co.uk

If you would like to buy a copy of the films on DVD, please contact Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint’s office on 01352 744040.


Animation

Shrek, Avatar, How to Train Your Dragon ... Animation has never been more popular! Now, thanks to Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint, the Urdd and Cadw’s Lifelong Learning Programme, a group of youngsters from Flintshire will have the opportunity to become animators and make their very own film....Click here for more.


Children and Young Peoples’ Activities
Fun in the Half Term

Again, Menter Iaith joined forces with the Urdd to offer a series of one day workshops aimed at local Welsh-speaking primary school pupils. They were given the choice between Art, Drama and Dance workshops held in Ysgol Glanrafon over February half term. The children had a lot of fun creating a wild animal mural, masks and decorating t-shirts during the Art and Craft day. Cari Sioux from Llanuwchllyn conducted the dance session where the children learnt hip hop, tap and street dancing amongst others. The workshops came to a close with a lively drama workshop based on refugees. The children were beside themselves learning how to mime.


Holi Hana

A special visitor popped in to see the pupils and friends of Ysgol Glanrafon on the afternoon of November 25th. Characters from S4C’s Holi Hana were in Mold for the afternoon. Hana the duck who acts as an agony aunt to the other animals, and the small bear Bert, received a warm welcome from the children in the form of hugs and kisses!

The event was organized in partnership with Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin in order to raise awareness amongst parents of the benefits of bilingualism in the home. Rhian Davies, Menter Iaith’s Business Officer said, “It was a brilliant afternoon, and the children were overjoyed to meet Hana. We had the opportunity to pass worthwhile information on to parents. The amount of children choosing Welsh education is rising across the county and we are keen to celebrate this. More and more parents are seeing the advantages that come from bilingualism. There is ready made support to be had from Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin and Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint for families who are interested in introducing Welsh in the home.”

Marian Antrobus, the Development Officer for Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin in Flintshire added, “The Holi Hana characters and others alike are available to watch on S4C every morning from 7.30am until 1.30pm, this is a great way to introduce Welsh into the home. Children at this age are like sponges and pick up languages so easily. It was also great to see so many parents from the Cylch Meithrin and the Ti a Fi groups attending the activity along with their children.”


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During February, the Menter Iaith provided Welsh Learners with a unique opportunity: a series of writing workshops with renowned Welsh authors, Iwan Llwyd and Siân Northey. Rebecca Davies, Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint Language and Heritage Office said: “These workshops have been organized especially for Welsh learners, so that they can gain experience from working with professional writers and receive feedback on their writing and hone their skills. Even though it was only a small group, they were given the opportunity to express themselves creatively through several mediums– who knows perhaps we’ve inspired the next winner of the Welsh Learners’ Eisteddfod!”

Here is a copy of the poem created by the group with Iwan Llwyd:


Adfywiad
Daw’r eirlys drwy yr hirlwm
i’r cae ym mhen draw y cwm
yn groes i farrug rheswm.

Fe ddaw fel atgof tawel
o hyd, daw eto i hel
o’r awyr ddagrau’r awel.

Drwy’r hir daw’r blodyn gwirion
i herio’r erwau oerion
a llwm â’i styfnigrwydd llon.

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Coming together to create a mural

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A group of enthusiastic Welsh leaners came together to work with community artist Mari Gwent came to Flintshire to create a mural based on Buckley’s famous pottery.

The workshops, held January 30th, February 6th and 13th and organised by Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint, were an opportunity for the county’s residents to learn more about one of the area’s oldest industries, create a work of art and practise their Welsh in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Mari said she had “Enjoyed the project very much; combining the artists’ creativity and concersation was a very interesting process.”

Rebecca Davies, Language and Heritage Officer for Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint added, “This has been an extremely exciting project. The Welsh learners had the opportunity to practice their Welsh in a relaxed, social atmosphere, learning new vocabulary and a bif of herritage and history of local industry along the way. The art work created entirely from paper, glue and paint is worth seeing. The work is so effective that it tricks the eye into thinking it’s real pottery!”
The mural will go on public display in the near future. 
Pictured (left to right): the artist, Mari Gwent, Dee Rivaz, Peter Davies and Robbie Burton.

The events were organised by Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint , as part of their Language and Heritage project with the aid of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Union.

For more information, phone Rebecca on 01352 744042.

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