“YSTRADGWYN” WELSH HERITAGE CENTRE
CANOLFAN TREFTADAETH at TAL-Y-LLYN
ENJOY A TRULY WELSH CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Visit this charming little former Welsh country chapel for a truly unique experience of Welsh Culture, FOUND NO-WHERE ELSE IN WALES! The purpose of the Centre is to welcome visitors and to give a taste of the History and Culture of Wales through a varied programme of “live interpretation and entertainment…….” You can be transported to the realms of magic and romance through ancient stories re-told, meet fascinating characters who shaped history, be steeped in the musical traditions of Welsh harp tunes and folk songs….. Yes, and even get to grips with the Welsh language so that the pronunciation of those place names will be a problem no more! You’ll be surprised how easy it is…… guaranteed!
Experience a real Welsh welcome …….with complimentary refreshment included.
Also an exhibition of Old Tal-y-llyn Photographs
The HERITAGE CENTRE CULTURAL PROGRAMME of EVENTS AND TALKS
3.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday, June to August
Admittance; Adults £3.00; Children £1.00
ComplImentary refreshment included
Proceeds towards maintenance and local charities.
Booking not necessary, but helpful.
Telephone 01654 761312; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER PROGRAMME *** 2016 *** RHAGLEN HAF
Description of the various Topics in the Programme:
A.) The story of the Tal-y-llyn Valley.
A brief history of this little chapel built in 1829, when chapels were becoming the centre of local life. We take a look at life in the valley as it was then…and now… and in the future?
B.) Fairy Tales of Cader Idris ………. ……vividly re-told
“Once upon a time there lived a famous giant called Idris…..” and there’s more! Come and enjoy the stories of the valley.
C.) The story of the Welsh Costume
Meet three different ladies who wore it for three different reasons in three different centuries. They’ll be delighted to make your acquaintance!
D.) Welsh is fun!
Honestly! You can master those impossible place names, and learn to sing a song or two in an hour. Why not give it a try? It will be your best souvenir of Wales.
E.) “The Lost Princess of Wales”
This 13th century thriller – a national tragedy – took place in our valley at Castell y Bere, the last bastion of Gwynedd against the advance of Edward I.
F.) What is the National Eisteddfod?
An annual competitive meeting where prize-winning bards are crowned and chaired. Steeped in music and poetry, the Eisteddfod is as alive today as when it first
assembled in 1176.
G. The Welsh in Patagonia since 1865
It’s a story of emigration, endurance, fortitude and eventual triumph for 153 men, women and children. Having to adapt to new cultures and often hostile environment they clung to their native language and culture.
H.) The Jones Girls of Tal-y-llyn
Who were these two girls who did remarkable things in 1800 and 1815 involving …………… a very long walk ………..and a field of battle?
I.) A Welsh musical afternoon
Find out how our old Welsh folk songs have survived and are still sung today. You may also be lucky enough to see and hear the Welsh harp being played.
J.) Welsh Woodcraft
See a fabulous and wide ranging collection of hand made items of woodcraft which evoke the old Welsh way of life from treen to ‘love spoon’…..You may even meet the craftsman himself.
K.) The “Pop King’S” Heritage Walk
From the Heritage Centre, an easy walk into the exotic estates woodlands which were created by the Idris “Lemonade Empire” in the 19th century, inspired and named after Cader Idris
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Thank you for your support and I hope that you all have enjoyed yourselves as much as I have! Tell your friends, and come again next year…….Hwyl! Cheers!