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May 2019

‘Sharpen up your Welsh!’ with Ifor ap Glyn

May 28 - May 30

Becoming proficient in Welsh is one thing - on this course, we'll examine some of the tricks you can use to enrich your Welsh and make it sound more natural. The course will offer opportunities to: learn more about Welsh idioms, and when to use them dialect features of Welsh (focussing on the areas of those who attend the course) how different 'tags' (such as ynde, 'lly, 'sti, m'wn) can play their part in conversation and recounting anecdotes swearing(!) and…

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June 2019

Welsh Literature Course with Bethan Gwanas

June 17 - June 21

Following the success of this course in 2017 and 2018, Bethan will be back to lead a course on some of Wales' best contemporary writers; this time, authors such as Daniel Davies, Sian Northey and Llwyd Owen. There will be an opportunity to meet some of the authors, including the winner of the 2018 Eisteddfod Medal, Manon Steffan Ros. That novel, Llyfr Glas Nebo, will be the topic of a chatting session with local readers on Wednesday. Under the guidance…

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August 2019

Heroes and Villains with Rhodri Trefor

August 12 - August 16

Heroes and Villains This course looks at some of the heroes and villains who are associated with Wales in some way or other.  Some will be familiar names, others unfamiliar and unexpected.  You will have the opportunity to discuss these characters, as one man’s hero is often another man’s villain, and consider some cases which are still controversial today.  All of the stories are true, unique, interesting and some are very cruel.  Everybody’s opinion matters and, on this course, you’ll get…

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November 2019

The Fight over The Welsh Language with Angharad Tomos

November 4 - November 8

WHY FIGHT FOR THE WELSH LANGUAGE? Why is the language so important to the people of Wales? A course that takes a look on some of the greatest campaigns for the land and the language in Wales during the C20. It's a lively course that discusses history along with protest songs. We will be inspired by the Fire in Llŷn, the Beasleys, Tryweryn, Cymdeithas yr Iaith and its birth at Trefechan. Come to understand what fires people to raise their…

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