News from Nant – August 2017

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The Summer of 2017 has been a very busy season here at Nant – it was nice to see so many visitors from all over the world visiting the village, whether it be for a language course, a wedding or a day trip.

It was a pleasure to welcome pupils and staff from Cymerau primary school from Pwllheli, who came to Nant before the Summer break to spend the day partaking in a variety of activities based on Rhys and Meinir’s tragic love story. There was also an opportunity for the children to learn more about how life used to be at Nant during the time of the granite quarries.

Once again, this year, Llion Williams has been hosting special language taster sessions for visitors here at Nant and at Aberdaron. The sessions were an opportunity for visitors to the area to take part in short Welsh language lessons. Llion also guided a special bus tour around the Llŷn area during August and the first week of September – this tour was also for the benefit of visitors to the area.

The language taster sessions and bus tours were made possible with funding from the Llŷn AONB and were hosted jointly with the National Trust and the Aberdaron Tourism Partnership.

Since 2016, Visit Wales has been running annual campaigns focusing on different themes to boost the numbers of visitors to Wales and to present some of our nation’s old and new traditions to the world. It was an Adventure Year last year and it will be the year of the sea in 2018, but this year, it was a legendary year – where better to celebrate this special tradition than here at Nant Gwrtheyrn? Special Legends Workshops have been held at Nant every Tuesday during August. Each workshop was unique and focused on one of the main tales of Nant each week – there was a Rhys and Meinir craft workshop, Elis Bach’s treasure hunt, Gwrtheyrn workshop and Luned Bengoch mask making workshop! Thank you very much to Gwenda Williams for her work and creativity in taking up the workshops! The Visit Wales sponsored Workshops were held in conjunction with the Llŷn Coastal Bus scheme and the #Ecoamuseum

Did you visit the National Eisteddfod of Anglesey this year? The Nant was there at Maes D throughout the week socialising with the learners and sharing information about our new courses for 2018.

Congratulations to Phyllis Ellis, Secretary of the Nant Gwrtheyrn Board of Trustees, who was accepted into Gorsedd y Beirdd on Monday at the Eisteddfod. Phyllis has been a leading member of the Nant Gwrtheyrn Trust since 1990 and she is a very dedicated person in her local community. Congratulations to her on receiving this honour!

Congratulations to the staff at Caffi Meinir who have recently received GCSE and A Level results. Good luck to those of you who are going on to college or University.