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Welsh Language and Bilingual Events

There are a lot of exciting Welsh language/bilingual events this Summer in Maesteg!

The latest poll by the Office of National Statistics shows a significant increase in the numbers of Welsh speakers in Wales – from 726,600 in 2008 to 874,700 today! The numbers are up in our area too, and Awen Cultural Trust is keen to support this growth.

Across our venues, our audiences and service users include thousands of Welsh speakers and learners, and we’re committed to providing quality Welsh language shows and events.
For the use of Welsh to grow, learners and speakers need spaces where they can socialise in Welsh and experience memorable events through the medium of Welsh.

Take a look below at our Welsh language events taking place over the summer, from workshops and children’s shows to gigs and giants of Welsh rock!

GLAIN RHYS, Friday 12 July, 7pm.
Y Llynfi Library, Maesteg.
Glain Rhys has been singing and performing since she was very young. Originally from Bala, Glain has performed all over Wales at music festivals, on National television. Glain is currently studying musical theatre at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Tickets £4.50 (Library Members) and £6 (Non-Library Members)
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LAND OF THE DRAGON – GWLAD Y DDRAIG, Saturday 13 July, 1pm.
Encounter magical creatures, mythical stories and spellbinding tales from Wales in this exciting new piece of puppet theatre inspired by folklore, legends and ancient stories from The Mabinogion.
Age 5+
Tickets £6.50
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GERAINT JARMAN, Friday 19 July, 7:30pm.
Maesteg Town Hall.
There is no-one who can match Geraint Jarman’s immense and continuing effect and influence on Welsh language music over the past half a century.
Onstage the live Geraint Jarman experience is a blistering, exuberant mix of the classic old and the searching new in a setlist that spans the decades and gives us rock, new wave, reggae, dub, pop and country rock.
Tickets £14
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BLODYN & TATWS, Saturday 27 July, 11am & 2:30pm.
Maesteg Town Hall
Join street theatre performers LaLaLa Productions for a unique bilingual storytelling experience – ideal for 4-8-year olds.
Tickets £3 (free for accompanying adults)
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Children’s Dragons and Butterflies Workshop, Friday 30 August, 10am – 2pm.
Maesteg Town Hall
Take part in activities including arts and crafts, storytelling and games.
With Menter Bro Ogwr. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Age 5+
Tickets £2.50 (free for accompanying adults)
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