Slam Barddoniaeth Y – Preseli – Poetry Slam

Our Poet in Residence Karen Owen has completed two weeks in the Preseli region thus far as part of our Poetry Slam workshops with Span Arts! She has worked with local primary and secondary schools, conducted 1:2:1 sessions with isolated and vulnerable members of the community and lead open community workshops. We are now working towards our final week of Karen’s residency during July with a community workshop on the 16th July in Brynberian as well as the final Poetry Slam event on the 19th July in Newport. For more information please contact sophiej@planed.org.uk.

Mae ein Bardd Preswyl Karen Owen wedi cwblhau pythefnos yn rhanbarth y Preseli hyd yma fel rhan o’n gweithdai Slam Barddoniaeth gyda Span Arts! Mae hi wedi gweithio gydag ysgolion cynradd ac uwchradd lleol, wedi cynnal sesiynau 1: 2: 1 gydag aelodau ynysig ac agored i niwed o’r gymuned ac wedi arwain gweithdai cymunedol agored. Rydym nawr yn gweithio tuag at ein hwythnos olaf o breswyliad Karen yn ystod mis Gorffennaf gyda gweithdy cymunedol ar 16 Gorffennaf ym Mrynberian yn ogystal â’r digwyddiad Barddoniaeth terfynol ar 19 Gorffennaf yn Nhrefdraeth. Am fwy o wybodaeth cysylltwch â sophiej@planed.org.uk.

Digitising Workshop – Gweithdy Digido

A big thank you to Gruffydd Jones of People’s Collection Wales who recently joined us at PLANED for a Digitising Workshop. The group in attendance learnt all about how to submit and archive material on the People’s Collection website – including training on uploading, using relevant tags, permissions, equipment and so on. To visit the website and for more information see www.peoplescollection.wales

Diolch yn fawr i Gruffydd Jones o Gasgliad Y Werin Cymru a ymunodd â ni yn ddiweddar yn PLANED am Weithdy Digido. Dysgodd y grŵp a oedd yn bresennol sut i gyflwyno ac archifo deunydd ar wefan Casgliad y Werin – gan gynnwys hyfforddiant ar lanlwytho, defnyddio tagiau perthnasol, caniatadau, offer ac ati. I ymweld â’r wefan ac am fwy o wybodaeth gweler www.peoplescollection.wales

Taith Llenyddiaeth a Thirlun – Literature & Landscape Tour

Cafwyd diwrnod gwych yng nghwmni’r arbenigwr lleol Hefin Wyn, wrth i ni archwilio beirdd a barddoniaeth chwedlonol ardal y Preseli yn ddiweddar. Waldo Williams, W.R. Evans, Niclas Y Glais a Jams Dafi. Diolch i bawb a fynychodd!

A great day was had in the company of local expert Hefin Wyn, as we explored the legendary poets and poetry of the Preseli area recently. Waldo Williams, W.R. Evans, Niclas Y Glais and Jams Dafi. Thank you to all that attended!

 

Taith Naws am Le Rosebush – Rosebush Sense of Place Tour

 

Cafwyd diwrnod gwych yr wythnos ddiwethaf, 10 Ebrill, pan aeth yr hanesydd a’r archaeolegydd Peter Claughton â grŵp o 30 o bobl ar daith o amgylch treftadaeth ddiwydiannol drawiadol ardal chwarel Rhos-y-bwlch. Roedd y tywydd yn berffaith gyda Mynyddoedd y Preseli a Llys y Frân i’w gweld yn glir. Gwnaeth y grŵp fwynhau clywed rhagor am orffennol diwydiannol y chwarel ac archwilio’r nodweddion nodedig sy’n weddill. Ar ôl hynny cafwyd paned o de neu beint yn y dafarn leol, Tafarn Sinc. Diolch i Peter Claughton ac i bawb a fynychodd. Bydd rhagor o deithiau cerdded a sgyrsiau yn cael eu cynnal dros gyfnod y prosiect. Cysylltwch â Sophie ar sophiej@planed.org.uk am ragor o wybodaeth.

A fantastic day was had last week the 10th of April, when historian and archaeologist Peter Claughton guided a group of 30 people around the fascinating industrial heritage of the Rosebush quarry area. The weather was perfect with a clear view of the surrounding Preseli range and Llys y Fran. The group enjoyed hearing more about the quarry’s industrial past and exploring the remaining notable features. A cup of tea or a pint was afterward enjoyed in the local Tafarn Sinc. A big thank you to Peter Claughton and everybody that attended. More walks and talks will follow over the duration of the project. Contact Sophie on sophiej@planed.org.uk for more information.

Llwybrau at Wreiddiau Brynberian – Routes to Roots Brynberian

Cafwyd noson wych yng nghwmni rhai o drigolion Brynberian wythnos diwethaf, pan ddaethant at ei gilydd i drafod eu treftadaeth unigryw ac arbennig fel rhan o Brosiect Ein Cymdogaeth Werin.

Mae gweithdai Llwybrau at Wreiddiau yn galluogi cymunedau i archwilio ac adnabod eu treftadaeth a’u hasedau diwylliannol a straeon lleol, wrth symud ymlaen i ystyried dehongli a chyfleoedd twristiaeth.

Mae hwn yn amseru gwych i ardal Brynberian wrth iddynt edrych ymlaen at ailddatblygiad cyffrous eu Canolfan Gymunedol a chreu man dehongli treftadaeth ynddi.

Mae Brynberian yn ardal sydd â chyfoeth o draddodiadau ffermio’r myny’ sy’n mynd yn ôl sawl cenhedlaeth, cymeriadau lleol bythgofiadwy ac mae’n fan amlwg ar gyfer archaeoleg gyda Chromlech Pentre Ifan a Chraig Rhosyfelin i grybwyll dim ond rhai yn unig. Mae i’r ardal lawer o asedau naturiol hefyd megis coetir hynafol Tŷ Canol, gyda sawl taith llwybr a nodweddion i’ch cyfareddu, ac mae “gormod o ddewis” yn ateb cyffredin. Y ogystal, trafodwyd lleoliad busnesau, siopau a gwasanaethau sydd wedi hen fynd o’r ardal.

Gobeithiwn y byddwn yn gweithio’n agos gyda Brynberian yn ystod y prosiect i gefnogi eu gweledigaeth o greu ardal dreftadaeth yn eu Canolfan Gymunedol sydd wedi’i hail-ddatblygu.

Cysylltwch â sophiej@planed.org.uk os oeddech yn gobeithio bod yn y digwyddiad hwn, ac os allwch chi gyfrannu at fenter Brynberian. Edrychwn ymlaen at eich cyfraniad.

 

 

A great evening was had in the company of some of the residents of Brynberian last week, as they came together to discuss their unique and special heritage as part of the Preseli Heartlands Communities Project.

Routes to Roots workshops enable communities to explore and identify their heritage & cultural assets and local stories, whilst moving forward to consider interpretation and opportunities for tourism.

This is great timing for the Brynberian area as they look forward to the exciting re-development of their Community Centre and the creation of a heritage interpretation space within.

Brynberian is an area rich with hill farming traditions going back generations, unforgettable local characters and is a hot spot for archaeology with the Cromlech of Pentre Ifan and Craig Rhosyfelin to name but a few. It also has many natural assets such as Ty Canol ancient woodland, with numerous breath-taking walks and features “too many to choose from” was a common answer. Discussed also was the location of long gone businesses, shops and services in the area.

We hope to work with Brynberian closely over the duration of the project to support their vision of creating a heritage area in their re-developed Community Centre.

Please get in touch sophiej@planed.org.uk if you hoped to be at this event, and have something to share about Brynberian. We’d love to hear from you.