Raise your confidence in Welsh - join us in Ceredigion in 2024 🥳

Live Welsh Weeks in Garth Newydd, Lampeter - 2024

These are NOT organised by SSiW, but would be a great immersion experience. The information is provided by Nia Llywelyn:

There is an intention to hold 5 or 6 ‘Live Welsh Weeks’ at Garth Newydd in 2024. The first dates will be:

  • 4-8 March ( with an option to arrive early for the St David’s procession in Lampeter)
  • 22-26 April

The organisers aim to deliver exciting activities, give the opportunity to attend different Welsh language events and have one Welsh ‘raise confidence’ session every day.

Nia Llywelyn, the organiser, said

“ It has been my dream to see a centre like Garth Newydd open in the heart of Wales, welcoming learners who want to immerse themselves in the Welsh language and culture. Since moving back to Ceredigion I’ve seen the amount of respect native Welsh speakers have for people learning their language and they welcome us with open arms”.

“I have a vast amount of experience hosting weekends for learners even before working with ‘Say Something in Welsh’ ‘s Bŵtcamps in places like Y Fenni, Bethesda and Tresaith but now I’d like to welcome you all to Garth Newydd, Lampeter.:tada:

“What’s great is as soon as you step out of the front door you’ll hear Welsh spoken naturally in a town in west Wales. This is the first centre of its kind to be able to provide you with this experience. You’ll also be encouraged by everyone around you.”

The cost will be £395 for 5 days or £325 if you intend to share a bedroom. Garth Newydd provides 3 twin bedrooms (each with a double and single bed) and 4 sole occupant bedrooms (3 with double beds, and 1 with a single) - 7 bedrooms in total.

To declare an interest and for more details/ leave a comment please fill in this form https://forms.gle/5QrRoiPdAchRTXCK9 or email me on codihyder@gmail.com

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@CatrinLliarJones

These weeks will be from late Sunday afternoon to late Friday afternoon

One of the wonderful people you might meet when you get to Lampeter is Kees Huysmans. He’s a legend.

He moved with his family from Netherlands, set up a buisness, immersed in his community and learnt Welsh.
He’s won the Blue Ribbon in the National Eisteddfod, sings in two choirs and has just retired from running Waffles Tregroes where all his employees have a stake in the company.

A truly remarkable man! I very much hope you get to meet him.https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0gk8xnt/cefn-gwlad-cyfres-2023-kees-huysmans?fbclid=IwAR0jiRUae1Zkc5NYaXsAAJJALVUNCdGfsR6CCGAlE26uLfTViXmaWyPX9tg

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You can find out more about events in Garth Newydd / Ceredigion if you follow
‘Ffrindiau Garth Newydd’ on facebook or visit www.paned.cymru

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Bydd o fewn wsos nesa, diolch @Deborah-SSi! :slight_smile:

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Gwych Nia !

Garth Newydd and Ceredigion mentioned a few times last week on Wythnos Dysgu Cymraeg :partying_face: Ann, Jack, Jonathan, Gisella a Sheena

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March and April dates have now been booked up :partying_face: ( in 3 weeks!)

People were asking about dates later in the year. June and July dates are now available to book on www.paned.cymru.

I will change the ‘Declare interest” for you to leave more general comments . It will also mean that I have your details to contact further :tada:

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I really want to come along to the one in July, but I am worried I wont be good enough in time. I am making my way through Level 1 SSiW and can put a few phrases together but struggling to get other practise in at the moment and really not confident at trying it out.

If it helps, I spent a weekend there last year, having finished level 2 but basically having never spoken to anyone.

Honestly it was the best thing I could have done. I’m not saying it wasn’t a challenge, but I came away with a massive boost to my confidence, and a lot of impetus to carry on learning.

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Penwythnos Traddodiadau’r Gaeaf / Welsh Winter Traditions weekend

12-14 Ionawr / January

If you fancy something after the long Winter nights why not book a weekend with us in Lampeter to celebrate Welsh Winter Traditions and welcome Y Fari Lwyd. A perfect opportunity to practise your Welsh :partying_face:

Visit www.paned.cymru

If you want to read more about the Fari Lwyd…Mari Lwyd, a Welsh Christmas Tradition | Museum Wales

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@CatrinLliarJones

Mi ges i amser bendigedig yn Ngarth Newydd y penwythnos diwetha. Had a great time at Garth Newydd last weekend. Lots of interesting information about local history and the folk music of Ceredigion. Really comfy accommodation, good food and lots of laughs, all done completely in Welsh of course! I’d really recommend the experience, it’s hard work but worth it.

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