There is a group in Llandysul called CYD which aims to give Welsh speakers and learners of all levels a chance to come together and socialise using Welsh. It’s not officially a SSiW event, but now that they’ve changed the night to one that I can get to, I should be going along fairly regularly.
It’s held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, so the next one is Wednesday 17th April, at 7:45 pm in The Porth Hotel. Come into the main bar and we usually sit at a big table in the back left corner.
To help stimulate conversation and give beginners a chance to prepare, a “topic” of sorts is announced beforehand. Next week’s will be to bring along an item of interest and talk a little about it - a “Show and Tell” evening, if you will.
This month’s CYD meetup will be on July 17th, starting at 7pm, but it won’t be at the usual location. Beth, a local first-language Welsh speaker and Welsh tutor, has invited learners to join her for a treasure hunt and light refreshments at her house, Tŷ Newydd, in Gorrig.
If you’d like to come and haven’t been before, let me know and I’ll let the CYD coordinator know. Newcomers will be very welcome.
We’ve had some lively and hilarious discussions in The Porth, Llandysul over recent months talking about best and worst holidays people have had and favourite TV shows from our childhood. It was a lot of fun reminiscing.
The next Meetup will be on Nov 20, from 7.45 pm, and we’ll be playing “20 Questions” so think up some things that are Anifeiliaid,Llysiau neu Fwynau with Haniaethol (abstract) also accepted and come along to join us.
I’m not too far away near Newcastle Emlyn, and I’m looking for somewhere to practice speaking Welsh regularly - online for now obviously but hopefully in person before too far into the future. I’m still a beginner really and have just done Challenge 23 of Level 1. Is there anything going on online while COVID is restricting meetups? Or anyone you know of who might be ok with chatting online one to one?
Congratulations on reaching Challenge 23! You’re going well!
I don’t actually live in Llandysul any more, but the CYD group advertised above will get going again as soon as they can. In the meantime if you send an email through to Lesley at email@example.com and ask if there’s anything happening online, or if she can put you in touch with someone to chat with, I’m sure she’ll be really pleased to hear from you.
I’ve only just seen your reply Deborah - thank you so much. I’m hoping there will be live events happening soon so I’ve sent an email. Nearly at the very end of level 2 now and I’m enjoying it so much I intend to keep going! x
Great to see CYD starting up again in Llandysul! If you’ve started learning Welsh during the pandemic, you’ll enjoy getting along to the Porth and meeting up with other learners and some of the local Welsh speakers.
A message from Lesley, organizer of the Llandysul Welsh chat group
It’s been a long time since we met in Y Porth but the time has come to dress up, brush your hair, and meet again.
So, join us for a pint and a chat, Thursday March 17th at 7.30pm at Y Porth, Llandysul.
There are probably lots of things to discuss, but I thought it would be easier if we had a theme again to give everyone a chance to prepare and talk.
This Month’s Theme “What do you like about Spring?”
Here’s the news of the Llandysul meetups for the next 3 months:
I hope that everyone who came on the walk on Thursday evening enjoyed the walk. It was a lovely evening.
Our next CYD meeting is on :
Thursday 21st July, 7.30pm in Y Porth, Llandysul and as the National Eisteddfod is in Tregaron this year we’ll talk about what’s going on in Maes D (the Welsh Learners tent) and other areas of the maes. I will bring copies of the programme to look at, but you can also look online now: https://eisteddfod.cymru/2022-rhaglen
Thursday 18th August -meeting to be confirmed.
Thursday 15th September, 7pm: Social evening and treasure hunt.
Invitation from Beth Davies to visit her at home, “Ty Newydd, Gorrig. SA44 4JP”.