Medi = to reap. With September comes a new year, and the wisdom harvested over the summer. Renewed? Refreshed? Ready? Oh, good. In that case, please let me know if I’ve made any obvious mistakes in the following, or if you’ve heard alternative news as the usual sources seem to be still on holiday.
Cylch Siarad - This will remain as before on third Thursday of the month. We met weekly in August to test out venues. Last Thursday we discussed going back to the YMCA Hub or moving to the Sir Samuel Romilly (Wetherspoons) on Broad Street. It was very quiet and private in the corner tucked away facing Broad Street, and there is a bus stop outside. Can I suggest we move to Wetherspoons, Broad Street, until Christmas and then re-assess?
Cylch Cinio new There was good support for meeting up for lunch once a month. Shall we meet on the second Thursday of the month? Romillys Coffee Shop was suggested, as they do food. Shall I book a table for Thursday 14th September at 12.30pm? Let me know if you’re coming, as their table sizes vary.
Cylch Darllen - Palmerston Centre will be available again for us, Monday nights, weekly, from 18th September.
Cylch Crefft - no news from the library about a room for us, so sadly I think this was a non-runner.
Cymrodorion - Correction. Apparently, last time I said third Thursday of the month. Wrong! Cymrodorion meets 7.15pm prompt on the third Tuesday of the month. I really need some help here, guys. Intermittent help. I have to go round to all the Uwch classes with or without Gareth, to encourage people to use this opportunity to ‘gwrando ar siaradwyr gwadd’ (come and listen to invited speakers).
I desperately need people who have already stepped outside the classroom, people like you, to support others who may be dipping a toe into the world of Welsh. If six people can only come to one meeting each, that’s a great help. There will be a quarter of an hour at the start of the evening to socialise, and encourage newcomers. If you can come to any of the talks, especially Noson y Dysgwyr on 17 October, it will be helping the campaign to get a million speakers of Welsh by mid century. Lifts available. Please get in touch with me if you can support this.
Calendar of What’s On for September in the Barry area - as far as I have it to date. The Menter Bro Morgannwg autumn programme is not advertised yet and I can find only one Valeways walk, for September, online.
Tuesday 5th September - 10am Crwydro with Valeways on Barry Island. Meet outside Coffee Cove as usual.
Thursday 7th September - 10am Foxys - coffee morning in Penarth (organised by Menter Bro Morgannwg)
Saturday 9th September - 10-12 weekly Caffi Cymraeg in the library, in the Philip John room upstairs
Tuesday 12th September - 10am weekly coffee morning in the Tŷ Pwmp (organised by Menter Bro Morgannwg)
Thursday 14th September - 12.30pm Cylch Cinio in Romillys, The Knap - contact me if you’re coming so I know if it’s a table for two or six.
Monday 18th September - 6-7pm Cylch Darllen starts again, and meets weekly in the Palmerston Centre - page 135, Blasu gan Manon Steffan Ros. It is also the start of the new term for Welsh classes.
Tuesday 19th September - 7.15pm Cymrodorion meets in the Vestry of the Tabernacl, King Square (down the outside steps). You can park outside, approaching from the top end of Holton Road. Nick Morgan will speak on “Pam siarad Cymraeg ym Mro Morgannwg?” using his recent PhD research. Ask if you’d like a lift. Come for a taster.
Thursday 21st September - 10.30 - 11.30am Cylch Siarad meets in Wetherspoons (Sir Samuel Romilly), Broad Street. Find us tucked away down the steps and round the corner facing Broad Street. If you can’t find us, go outside and look in the window!