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.”
“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.