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Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) monthly meetups


#101

I live in Fareham but my family is from Maesteg so I go and visit often. I also do parkrun (Maesteg) but would love to time it so I’m home on a Bridgend meet up weekend.


#102

I adore Maesteg Parkrun and it’s my home park run. Would love to meet x


#103

I was there last weekend! It’s my Welsh home parkrun (I have given myself an English and a Welsh home run!)! I’ll be doing it next on August 17th but shooting off to get the train to Cardiff for the rugby. My Mam is a regular volunteer.


#104

Next time you are at Maesteg parkrun and Margaret Harding is a volunteer - go and speak to her in Welsh, that’s my Mam and she can speak it.


#105

I think the meets are at 10am in Bridgend, but the group is there for a while chatting etc. There is also a meet up in Port Talbot every other Wed evening, if you look for the Port Talbot Learners thread. We’re meeting again this wed 31st at 6.30pm if you’re interested.


#106

I’m doing Maesteg this Saturday.


#107

Does anyone know if Aberkenfig library still host learners sessions? I see Porthcawl has coffee mornings for learners. Was looking at the monthly meetups but I can never get time off work. Tried in the past for a different group


#108

Don’t know about aberkenfig, but would be interested to know details of both please


#109

Every Thursday from 9:30am-12:00pm
Aberkenfig library. Another website says the first Tuesday of the month.
This is on the Awen website but not sure if it’s still going on.

Porthcawl Library – Bore Coffi for Welsh Learners every Saturday at 11am
A coffee morning for those looking to chat and develop their Welsh vocabulary in an informal environment.

Local and Family History Library at Ty’r Ardd, Bridgend
Welsh Language Discussion Group – every other Thursday 11:30am (term-time only)
For those looking to develop their Welsh and build their vocabulary and discussion skills.

I can’t find the original info I found for Kenfig and Porthcawl my phone is being useless. There is also a Welsh learners book club in Aberkenfig every Thursday term time 12-1

All info on the Awen website but not sure if it’s up to date


#110

Thank you for this, I’ll be looking into these. Most definitely :slight_smile:


#111

Ooh yes I’m interested too. So please let us know what you find out, I need to find places to practice!


#112

Can I just check when the Bridgend learners meeting is? Just in case I get the time and bravery to join one day :grinning: I’m on level 1 at the moment.


#113

I think it is the second Saturday of the month at 10?


#114

I’ve posted Jen’s link o the port Talbot group, really good info. Bridgend meet as Gwylan says upstairs in IL Panino


#115

I know @Mira is looking to set up a Maesteg meet up at some point.


#116

Oh I’d be interested in the Maesteg group if it gets going!


#117

As I’m unable to make weekend sessions anywhere and usually struggle to make the Wednesday meetings at port talbot I was thinking of doing a daytime weekday session in a cafe in town. Apparently there used to be a regular group meeting on Mondays at Cafe 21 so I was thinking of there as Jonathan has said the back room is usually available.
But if that won’t suit then an evening could be an option but only Mon/tues.


#118

@Mira I generally can’t do a day time, except for maybe a Friday afternoon (as I can generally finish a bit earlier on a Friday)…so a Monday or Tuesday evening could work for me! I live in Bridgend so have no idea of locations in Maesteg


#119

FYI There is a small group that meets at The Aberafon Beach Hotel on a thursday for 2.30pm to practice, too.


#120

there is also a Bore Coffi first Sat of every month in Porthcawl Tabernacl Chapel Fenton Place 10.30 till 12