Well, time is getting on and it’s high time I told everyone about the next CACEN (Cylch Alltud Cymraeg Enfys yn Ne Loegr).
Sunday 19 October Albourne West Sussex, near Hassocks and midway between Brighton and Crawley 1pm - 4pm
This time it’s at the Eastern end of the South, in Albourne near Hassocks. For the address, if you don’t know t, please PM me.
The first hour will be taken up with eating and just being Welsh-ish, whatever time is left after that long hour will be using as much welsh as can or want to indulge in.
Please bring a bit of food for a shared lunch.
On the agenda will be speed dating and maybe Rhiannon’s magic Story dice.
however much Welsh you have you will be able to exercise it, and if that’s not much it doesn’t matter.
If you’re new to us and would like to come along, you will be very welcome.
Meanwhile, another date for your diary is November 15. The meetup will be just outside Lewes, again 1-4. This will be the group’s third birthday. We will celebrate by being Welsher than usual as well having a ‘Noson Lawen’ where we can perform a ‘party piece’ likeliest in Welsh, but other languages are welcome. Terms and conditions apply - namely, someone in the group needs to speak that language to at least tell the rest of us you’re doing ok.
We’ll also have small Eisteddfod. (Don’t forget there may be a SSIW online Eisteddfod to support as well). So far we don’t know the SSIW categories so we’l paddle our own canoe and your/our works of art, poems, paintings, sculptures, songs or anything else pleasing to eye ear or nose can be an entry.
The only criterion is that it has to have a connection with Wales.
Since there is hardly a flood of entries to any one category, we’ll simply have an exhibition of all items, or if appropriate, a hearing, for us all to appreciate each other’s efforts. In other words we’ll adopt the mealymouthed Guardian- reading educationalistic prissiness of having it as a non competitive event. That way we’re all winners. Unless I’m shouted down and we completely revise all this and do it the old fashioned way.
Meanwhile, we’ll vote on our Learner of the Year who will be awarded the David March Remembrance Spoon. For those who don’t know, David was a loved and valued member of our group who tragically lost his life in a walking accident in Snowdonia last year.