Digwyddiad Olaf y Slam Farddoniaeth – Final Poetry Slam Event

Trwy gydol y gwanwyn a’r haf hwn, cyflwynodd Celfyddydau Span yr ail brosiect celfyddydau cymunedol sydd wedi’i ymgorffori ym mhrosiect Ein Cymdogaeth Werin. Slam Barddoniaeth Preseli | Prosiect ysgrifennu a pherfformio barddoniaeth gymunedol oedd Slam Barddaidd y Preseli wedi’i leoli yng nghanol rhanbarth Preseli. Comisiynodd Celfyddydau Span y bardd Cymraeg eithriadol Karen Owen fel Bardd Preseli a oedd yn preswylio yn y sir am dri chyfnod ym mis Mai, Mehefin a Gorffennaf.

Throughout this spring and summer Span Arts delivered the second community arts elelement the Ein Cymdogaeth Werin project.  The Preseli Poetry Slam | Slam Barddoniaeth y Preseli was a community poetry writing and performance project set in the heart of the Preseli region.  Span Arts commissioned exceptional Welsh language poet Karen Owen as the Preseli Poet who was in residence in the county for three periods in May, June and July.

Yn ystod ei chyfnod preswyl aeth Karen ati i ysbrydoli pobl Sir Benfro i godi eu pensil ac ysgrifennu am eu bywydau yn yr ardal; eu meddyliau a’u teimladau am y dirwedd a’r bobl. Mae’r cerddi sy’n deillio o hyn yn fyfyrdodau personol, sensitif a doniol ar fywyd Preseli o amrywiaeth o safbwyntiau.

During her residency Karen set about inspiring the people of Pembrokeshire to pick up their pens and write about their lives in the area; their thoughts and feelings about the landscape and the people.  The resulting poems are personal, sensitive and thought-provoking reflections on Preseli life from a variety of perspectives.

Roedd y prosiect yn wirioneddol ddwyieithog ac yn rhoi llwyfan creadigol i bobl ymgysylltu â’r iaith ni waeth beth oedd lefel eu cymhwysedd, yr angerdd a’r brwdfrydedd a ddaeth i’r amlwg. Fel y nododd Karen, ‘cerddi Cymraeg yw’r rhain i gyd, ni waeth ym mha iaith y maent wedi cael eu hysgrifennu’.

The project was genuinely bilingual and gave a creative platform for people to engage with the language no matter what their level of competence, it was passion and enthusiasm which came to the fore.  As Karen remarked, ‘these are all Welsh poems, no matter what language they have been written in’.

Trefnodd Span weithdai mewn ysgolion, tafarndai, neuaddau pentref a sesiynau un i un yng nghartrefi cyfranogwyr ynysig ac oedrannus. Arweiniodd yr amrywiaeth amrywiol hon o feirdd cymunedol at ymgysylltiad cyfoethog â’r pwnc a’r iaith a throsodd dull personol Karen hyd yn oed y rhai mwyaf amharod i feirdd ysgrifennu a pherfformio’n ddiweddarach.

Span Arts organised workshops in schools, pubs, village halls and one-to-one sessions in the homes of isolated and elderly participants.  This diverse array of community poets gave rise to a rich engagement with the subject matter and language and Karen’s personable manner converted even the most reluctant to poets to write and later perform.

Daeth y prosiect i ben gyda Slam Barddoniaeth ddathliadol yn Neuadd Goffa Trefdraeth. Gwahoddwyd yr holl gyfranogwyr i ddod draw i berfformio eu cerddi i gynulleidfa o’u cyfoedion, i rannu diod a rhywfaint o fwyd. Roedd y noson yn llwyddiant mawr yn llawn chwerthin, canu adar a rhai perfformiadau teimladwy. Daeth un ar hugain o feirdd cymunedol draw i ddarllen tua deg ar hugain o gerddi i dorf sylwgar. Pan wahoddwyd y gynulleidfa i roi eu hadborth ar ffurf cerdd, cododd llawer i’r her. Fe wnaeth Karen sgleinio’r digwyddiad gyda première ddeinamig o’i cherdd newydd a ysgrifennwyd mewn ymateb i’r prosiect.

The project culminated in a celebratory Poetry Slam |Slam Barddoniaeth at Newport Memorial Hall.  All participants were invited to come along and perform their poems to an audience of their peers, to share a drink and some food.  The evening was a great success full of laughter, birdsong and some moving performances.  Twenty-one community poets came along to read around thirty poems to an attentive crowd.  When the audience were invited to give their feedback in the form of a poem, many rose to the challenge.   Karen polished off the event with a dynamic premiere of her new poem written in response to the project.

Diolch yn fawr i Span Arts, y Bardd Karen Owen ac i bawb a gymerodd ran yn y gweithdai Slam Barddoniaeth a’r digwyddiad olaf.

Many thanks to Span Arts, Poet Karen Owen and to everybody that took part in the Poetry Slam workshops and final event.

Gwyliwch y gofod hwn am ffilmiau byr am y Slam Barddoniaeth!

Watch this space for short films based on the Poetry Slam! 

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.

STITCH YOUR STORY THIS FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER – PWYTHWCH EICH STORI DYDD GWENER YMA 2 TACHWEDD

As part of our “Pwytho Straeon – Stitching Stories” Project we are exploring Preseli life and land through textiles, memory and digital technology.

Fel rhan o Prosiect Pwytho Straeon i ni’n archwilio bywyd a cymeriadau y Preseli trwy’ defnyddio tecstiliau, atgofion a technoleg digidol.

Make a micro wall-hanging to tell your Preseli Heartlands story: print, paint, stitch or embellish a textile tale. Perhaps you’re from a family which has been here for generations, or maybe you moved here a few months ago? This is your chance to create something which tells us about your connection to this extraordinary place.

Fe fydd siawns i greu croglun micro i ddweud eich stori o’r Fro, gan ddefnyddio paent, argraffu neu pwytho. Os i chi wedi byw yma am oes, neu newydd wedi symud i’r ardal dyma eich siawns i greu darlun o’ch cysylltiad i’r lle arbenning yma.

The workshop is FREE and suitable for individuals and families. Bring lunch. No need to book

Mae’r gweithdy AM DDIM ac yn addas ar gyfer plant ac oedelion. Dewch a cinio. Dim angen bwcio.

2 November

2 Tachwedd

10-4 Drop in (2 hours needed to complete artwork – angen amser o 2 awr i cwblhau’r gwaith)

Maenclochog

rowan@span-arts.org.uk