Do you remember ‘Gŵyl y Nant’ all those years ago? To celebrate 40 years since the establishment of Ymddiriedolaeth Nant Gwrtheyrn (Trust) this year, we are holding a special festival on Saturday, September 22 to celebrate this milestone, ‘Gŵyl y Nant – Celebrating 40’. The festival will start at 2 o’clock with the launch of ‘Hanesyddol’ an exhibition that will follow the developments from 1978 to today, then a lecture by Professor Jason Walford Davies at 2:30 with a reception to follow at Neuadd y Nant where there is a warmly welcome for everyone to join and have a chat over tea with staff and trustees. Ras Rhys and Meinir, a 5.6 mile race around the Nant, will be held on Tuesday, September 18 and Ras Elis Bach 1 mile race for the children as well. Entertainment and food will be available at Caffi Meinir after both races.
The festival finale will be a special gig that will take place at 6 o’clock on Saturday, September 22 with performances by Gethin and Glesni, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Patrobas, Geraint Lovgreen a’r enw da, Alys Williams and Band Pres Llareggub. It’s going to be an amazing night! Tickets are £15 and are available to purchase from Llên Llŷn or here at Nant by contacting us on 01758 750 334.
The summer of 2018 was an extremely busy one here at Nant! It was nice to welcome a variety of organizations and groups here over the glorious months of June, July and August. These included the Baptist Union of Wales, the National Trust, the Diocese of Bangor, Farming Connect, Botwnnog and Glan y Môr School proms, Mudiad Meithrin and Nefyn Sailing Club, to name just a few of them!
The first phase of the extension on Caffi Meinir has now been completed and the shop is now up and running. We have enjoyed meeting local craftspeople and producers when choosing new products to stock. A variety of local produce together with books for children, adults and learners are available.
#Largo18 workshops have been a huge success with around 100 children taking part in the activities. As part of the workshops, the children created ‘The Big Sea Mural’ to celebrate the Visit Wales Year of the Sea, the mural will be permanently displayed in the chapel. The workshops were funded by Visit Wales. A big thank you to Gwenda Williams for creating the activities and to Meinir jones and the Ecoamgueddfa crew for securing the funding.
It was also a very busy summer for the Education department, with a variety of courses. We had a good week discussing the influence of the sea on the lives of the residents of Llŷn with two guest tutors, Delyth Roberts and Gwyneth Sol Owen in early summer. Such courses offer students the opportunity to study Welsh culture through the medium of Welsh.
On Thursday the learners enjoyed a bus ride with Llŷr Titus around the coast with a chance to listen to entertaining stories and enjoy the magnificent views.
The Entry 1 course crew enjoyed ice cream at Glasu, Pwllheli in the beautiful July weather. Attendees were learners from Ireland and Dubai. The crew hopes to return to us in the coming months.
The chatting sessions are still being held here on Wednesday afternoons, thanks to the support of local people who volunteer to come along to talk to our learners. If you would like to come and talk to the learners, contact the Education Office at Nant: firstname.lastname@example.org.