Cwilt Digidol yn Nhrefdraeth – Digital Quilt on display in Newport

Mae’r Cwilt Digidol yn cael ei arddangos yn Llyfrgell Gymunedol / Canolfan Groeso Trefdraeth am amser byr.

Diwrnodau agor i’w ymweld :

  • Dydd Llun 9.30 – 12.30
  • Dydd Mercher 12.30 – 6
  • Dydd Gwener 10 – 2
  • Dydd Sadwrn 9.30 – 12.30

The Digital Interactive Quilt is now being exhibited at Newport Community Library / Welcome Centre for a short time .

Opening days to visit :

  • Mondays 9.30 – 12.30
  • Wednesdays 12.30 – 6
  • Fridays 10 – 2
  • Saturdays 9.30 – 12.30

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! 

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.

Stitching Stories Exhibition – Arddangosfa Pwytho Straeon

Yn ddiweddar, daeth yr elfen Pwytho Straeon o’r Prosiect Ein Cymdogaeth Werin a ariennir gan Gronfa Treftadaeth y Loteri i ben gydag arddangosfa wythnos o hyd yn Neuadd Gymunedol Maenclochog. Roedd y cwilt digidol rhyngweithiol a grëwyd gyda’r gymuned trwy gyfres o weithdai gyda Celfyddydau SPAN a’r artist tecstilau Nia Lewis yn cael ei arddangos. I gyd-fynd â’r gwaith pwytho a thecstilau creadigol, bu Penny D Jones yn cofnodi ac yn casglu straeon ac atgofion lleol i’w gosod ar y cwilt. Roedd yr arddangosfa hefyd yn cynnwys darnau unigryw o waith celf gan blant lleol. Denodd yr arddangosfa nifer dda iawn o bobl gyda dros 350 o ymwelwyr o’r ardal leol a thu hwnt yn dod at ei gilydd i brofi a rhannu eu treftadaeth a’u diwylliant arbennig. Bydd y cwilt yn cael ei arddangos mewn gwahanol leoliadau yn ystod y prosiect, gyda recordiadau hefyd ar gael i wrando arnynt ar-lein yn y dyfodol agos. Os hoffai eich cymuned gynnig lleoliad i arddangos y cwilt hoffem glywed gennych chi. Cysylltwch â Sophie Jenkins sophiej@planed.org.uk am ragor o wybodaeth.

The Stitching Stories element of the Heritage Lottery funded Preseli Heartlands Project recently cumulated in a week long exhibition at` Community Hall. On display was the interactive digital quilt that had been created with the community through a series of workshops with SPAN Arts and textile artist Nia Lewis. In tandem with the creative stitching and textile work, Penny D Jones worked recording and collecting local stories and memories to attach to the quilt. The exhibition also included stand alone pieces of artwork by local children. The exhibition was greatly attended and celebrated with 350+ visitors from the local area and further afield coming together to experience and share their special heritage and culture. The quilt will be exhibited in different locations over the course of the project, with recordings also available to listen to online in the near future. If your community would like to host the quilt we’d very much like to hear from you. Please contact Sophie Jenkins 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

Stitching Stories – Pwytho Straeon

Telling tales in the Preseli Heartlands…

Hel Straeon ym Mro’r Preselau…

Over Autumn/Winter 2018 Span Arts and PLANED are working with communities in central Pembrokeshire as part of the Preseli Heartlands project to create a beautiful interactive quilt exploring farming, life on the land and personal connections to the Preseli landscape.

Yn ystod yr Hydref/Gaeaf 2018 mae Celfyddydau Span a PLANED yn gweithio gyda chymunedau yng nghanolbarth Sir Benfro fel rhan o prosiect Ein Cymdogaeth Werin i greu cwilt rhyngweithiol hyfryd yn edrych ar fywyd fferm, byw ar y tir a chysylltiadau personol â thirwedd y Preselau.

There are lots more ways to get involved in the Stitching Stories element of the project, contribute stories and help make a permanent piece of art-work representing the collective memories of the area: ‘Stitch Labs’ will be happening on alternating Friday afternoons in Maenclochog Community Hall led by textile artist Nia Lewis; Span Arts are running an ‘E-textiles’ workshop on Sat 20 October in Narberth with digital artist penny d jones; and ‘Stitch Your Story’ is a workshop for families and children on 2nd November in Maenclochog to create your personal Preseli Heartlands map.

Mae sawl ffordd i ddod yn rhan o elfen Pwytho Straeon y prosiect, cyfrannwch straeon a helpwch greu darn o gelf barhaol yn cynrychioli atgofion ar y cyd yr ardal: cynhelir ‘Gweithdai Pwytho’ bob yn ail brynhawn Gwener yn Neuadd Gymunedol Maenclochog yng ngofal yr artist tecstilau Nia Lewis; mae Celfyddydau Span yn cynnal gweithdy e-decstilau ar Hydref 20fed yn Arberth gyda’r artist digidol penny d. jones; ac mae gweithdy Pwythwch eich Stori ar gyfer teuluoedd a phlant ym Maenclochog ar Dachwedd yr ail i greu eich map personol chi o Fro’r Preselau.

 

The Stitching Stories workshops are free and fully bilingual and you don’t need any previous experience to get involved. To register an interest or book visit www.span-arts.org.uk/whats-on/ or call Span Arts on 01834 869323.

Mae’r gweithdai Pwytho Straeon am ddim ac yn gwbl ddwyieithog ac nid oes angen profiad blaenorol i gymryd rhan. I nodi’ch diddordeb neu i archebu lle, ewch i www.span-arts.org.uk/whats-on neu ffoniwch Celfyddydau Span ar 01834 869323.