The new Welsh “codi hyder” (raising confidence) centre - Garth Newydd - has been officially opened in Llambed (Lampeter). There will be regular events happening there with the aim of increasing your opportunities to speak Welsh and grow in confidence.
The official opening of Garth Newydd is due to be on Heno on S4C at 7pm tonight! Such a lot of work has gone into getting the house ready to host groups wanting to improve their Welsh by immersing themselves in the language while doing things they enjoy there! I’m so excited about the upcoming weekend for garden lovers! We are going to have an amazing time!
We had an amazing time last weekend at Garth Newydd practising our Welsh, meeting local people and chatting about gardening! Here’s what the lovely criw who attended had to say: “Better than Nant Gwytheyrn!”, “Ardderchog!”, “The course was very well planned, a variety of tasks and an opportunity to hear the language in a natural setting - I arrived home exhausted but with a greater enthusiasm to carry on” (Oh yes, we keep you busy! )
If you’d like to join us sometime, keep an eye on @MarcusWhitfield 's website paned.cymru - we’re hoping to run another gardening weekend next year, but there are other weekends coming up that you might be interested in!
The reference is “This Thursday to Sunday stay…” to point out that this weekend starts on a Thursday, rather than on a Friday. The lovely welsh speaking Head Gardener at Llanerchaeron, Rhys, does a guided tour for us on the Friday so we arrive on the Thursday night so we’re there for that!