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CACEN Meetup South East England


#161

Hi Emma

What a shame! You’re always welcome at CACEN if you’re in the area on any other weekend that we’re meeting. There are also Monday evening meet ups in a Brighton pub, every week. Mark for information!

Hywl am nawr, Rhiannon


#162

Hi Rhiannon,

I wont be able to do Monday nights but I certainly hope to join you on one of your weekend meetups.

Emma


#163

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda Pawb

Yes, it’s the start of another year.

As always, the Cacen group (Cylch Alltud Cymraeg enfys yn Ne lloegr - yes, it’s stretching a point) will be meeting monthly at each others’ houses and we now have the schedule for the first few sessions of 2020. For those interested, we also meet up weekly at a pub in Brighton. For details of weekly or montly meetups, please PM me with your email address and i will send you location details.

Here we go:
January 11 Hove

Feb 8 Havant

March 14 Chichester

April 5 Alfriston East Sussex - Get together sometime afternoon, have session, eat in pub followed by Calan gig evening - don’t forget to book your tickets if you want to join us (http://spyboy.co.uk/) and let me know if you want me to include you at the pub (which we have not yet selected)

May 9 Uckfield/Crowborough

June 13 East Grinstead

July 11 - Portsmouth

For those who don’t know, the emphasis is on hwyl no matter where you are on the language learning continuum you may be. (Except for the Alfriston meetup) bring a plate for a shared lunch. Start time is 1:00 finish around 4:00

We usually have a ‘show and tell’ so we can impart our own news since last meetup, and then put something together on a theme so we can exercise our tongues. Preferably not reading from notes, but prompts are ok. the point is to be abe to think on our feet with the vocabulary we already know. So, no harm in working out what you want to say beforehand and learning those specific words - it will give context, meaning and point to learning new vocabulary.

Being a new year and this time more than most, carries all our hopes for a better future, the theme is: My hope(s) for the new year and the decade ahead. And of course why. Can be short or can be (not too) long. Can be spoken word, song, poem, the floor is yours.

If you’re new and shy, you have the right to remain silent, but we hope you will enjoy nevertheless.

Hwyl am y tro

Mark


#164

Hoping to make some of these gatherings!!


#165

Prynhawd da!

Just a quick note to let all SSiW meet-up group organisers and coordinators, know that I have taken responsibility for the weekly email over from Deborah. So if you have any updated information about the group you’re responsible for, please let me know and I’ll ensure the correct info goes in the email. Diolch! :slight_smile:


#166

Helo pawb

CACEN meetup time coming up: Saturday 14th March, 1 - 4 pm in Chichester.
Croeso if you’re going to be in the area or would like to pop over to Chichester for the day.

As well as a shared lunch, lots of general chat and a news catch-up, we have a theme - this time: ysbrydoliaeth. Who (living or otherwise), what or where inspires me most and how or why?

Please contact Mark (above) for details.


#167

Gutted I’m missing this, I’ll be in Cardiff for the rugby.


#168

Enjoy the rugby, Emma! And hope to see you soon.


#169

Well, what a year it’s been. Cacen like the rest of the world is still cooped up in house arrest. I’m sure I speak for the whole group when I wish you all well and hope you are safe and well.

Sadly we can’t announce an in-person meetup yet, but we have been soldiering on online with two weekly meetups on Zoom which have the been the saving grace for some of us - saving our sanity, that is.

It came about in tonight’s meetup that the Cacen Group (Cylch Alltud Cymraeg Enfys yn Ne Loegr) celebrates its 10th anniversary in December 2021 and even more pleasingly, a number of the original group are still with us. Some of us have moved (in some cases moved back) to Cymru, some have stayed where they were in South East England but it still feels like family. We are blessed in that regard.

Yet to be discussed with the group, in other words, I am maybe jumping the gun but it occurs to me that 10 years is worthy of celebration.

So watch this space as I think it would be true to say that we as a group will do something.

Being optimistic as one has to be at this time, we will be out of lockdown(s) by December and I foresee an open event to which friends and connections will be invited. No idea where yet or exactly when. It may be dinner in Brighton or somewhere that way or maybe Cardiff, depends on who wants what where and when. It may even be a weekend event. too many variable yet but as discussion progresses, and we regain our social freedoms, something will definitely happen.

Let me know by private message if you would like to be invited.

Hwyl fawr
Mark


#170

Wow! 10 years is truly something to celebrate. I’ve always enjoyed the times I’ve met up with any of you from the group, whether in Cardiff or at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol.

I have no idea what the situation will be like in terms of travelling out of Spain by then, but please send me an invitation and if it’s possible I would love to come to the celebration :partying_face:


#171

Hi Deborah

Great to hear from you.

Are you ‘stuck’ in Spain or there by design?

I’ll post to the Forum as and when anything develops. You will be very welcome. Be superb to see you again.

Stay safe

Mx


#172

…and here’s a link to the Khasi anthem: enjoy!
https://twitter.com/cwlcymro/status/1403232990914822144?s=19