Scribblers Cymraeg

26 November 2020

Free digital Welsh language workshops for transition pupils in Years 6 and 7, brought to you as part of the Hay Festival Scribblers Tour and freely available to watch again.

Join poets and authors Mererid Hopwood, Aneirin Karadog and Anni Llŷn for these free creative and interactive digital events focusing on location, landscape and identity to celebrate the Welsh language, hosted by Ameer Davies-Rana.

All events available from 9am on Thursday 26 November. Events available with captions in Welsh and English.

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Ameer Davies-Rana

Ameer Davies-Rana – Host

Scribblers Cymraeg is hosted by media presenter Ameer Davies-Rana who is half Welsh and half Pakistani. Ameer first appeared on 'Hansh' three years ago on the big hit series SGRAMEER for S4C’s online/digital channel. Ameer can be seen touring all over Wales promoting the Welsh language as part of the #1million Welsh speakers campaign.

Anni Llŷn

Anni Llŷn

The poet and author Anni Llŷn will get you lost in the world of Welsh words. She will be asking if getting lost is a good or bad thing when you’re getting creative. She will also show how we can use poetry to help us when we feel a little bit lost. Get lost with Anni Llŷn! 

Anni is a familiar face on Welsh television as a presenter and actress. She was the Children's Bard of Wales for two years and often holds workshops in primary and secondary schools all over Wales. Anni’s workshop comes to you from Bangor University’s Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies and the landscape around Bangor.

Download PDF of Anni Llŷn's lesson plan

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Aneirin Karadog

Aneirin Karadog

The poet Aneirin Karadog takes us on a tour of the enigmatic town of Hay-on-Wye, while introducing elements of the unique poetic art form cynghanedd as we are shown around Hay. From the bookshops to the ancient castles, from the world famous festival to the amazing landscapes, there is a lot to discover about the town that is nestled right on the border between Wales and England.

Award-winning poet Aneirin Karadog was Bardd Plant Cymru 2013–2015 (Children’s Poet of Wales) and writes poetry mainly in Cymraeg. He speaks five languages and has been known to rap in a previous life.

Download PDF of Aneirin Karadog's lesson plan

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Mererid Hopwood

Mererid Hopwood

In this workshop, Mererid Hopwood takes us on a journey to Bae Ceredigion in search of lost things. We learn about the craft of listening and looking and of paying close attention to the sound of words to create pictures. Mererid visits Aberystwyth University’s Old College, the National Library of Wales and a petrified forest in Borth to bring you this exciting workshop.

Mererid is a professor of languages and in her spare time she loves writing. She has won the National Eisteddfod Chair, Crown and Prose Medal, the Welsh Book of the Year poetry prize for her collection of poems and the Tir na n-Og prize for a children’s novel.

Download PDF of Mererid Hopwood's lesson plan

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Thanks

Thanks to Welsh Government for funding this project and to the National Library of Wales for allowing us to use the Black Book of Carmarthenshire.

Thanks also to Bangor University for allowing us to film in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies  and to Aberystwyth University for enabling us to film at Old College as they clear the building for the exciting transformation to a centre for learning, culture and enterprise by 2023, a project that is also being developed with Hay Festival as a partner.

And finally, thanks to Hay Castle Trust and Booths Bookshop for allowing us to film on location.

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