Officers of the Mentrau Iaith came together in a celebration on January 26th this year – a night to celebrate the work of the Mentrau in all parts of Wales. The Mentrau Iaith Cymru team celebrated the evening in collaboration with Radio Cymru 2 with two of their presenters, Daniel Glyn and Lisa Angharad steering the evening.
The event was held at The Temple of Peace, Cardiff with the beautiful marble pillars of the main room providing a wonderful backdrop for an exhibition of short films showing the work of Mentrau Iaith which came top in 5 competitions. Here are the 5 categories and the Mentrau fortunate to reach the top3 in each category:
WELSH LANG LEARNERS – work creatING opportunities for new Welsh speakers to practice their language. Click on the name of the Menter Iaith to see a preview of their work in this area.
Menter Iaith Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen a Mynwy
COMMUNITY – events / projects that bring the community together. Click on the name of the Menter Iaith to see a preview of their work in this area.
Menter Caerdydd – Tafwyl
Menter Iaith Sir Benfro – Gŵyl Fel ‘Na Mai
Menter Iaith Môn – Ein Hanes Ni
INFLUENCE – influencing individuals or organizations to use the Welsh language. Click on the name of the Initiative to see a preview of their work in this area.
Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr – Gwefan Profi
Menter Iaith Conwy – Outdoor activities
Menter Iaith Merthyr – Welsh Language Theatre Consortium
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE – projects appealing for and for children and young people. Click on the name of the Menter Iaith to see a preview of their work in this area.
Menter Iaith Bro Ogwr – Pop-up events
Menter Iaith Cwm Gwendraeth Elli – Cymru i Qatar
Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych – Bocs Trysor
GRYMUSO – allowing individuals / groups of people to be able to lead in holding Welsh language events. Click on the name of the Menter Iaith to see a preview of their work in this area.
Menter Dinefwr – Canolfan Hengwrt
Menter Iaith Abertawe – More Welsh with The Swans
Menter Iaith Maldwyn – Gŵyl Maldwyn
We must thank the 15 judges who judged the 5 categories – and did so of their own volition; we also need to thank the sponsors of the night, Darwin Gray law firm, and the sponsors of the categories: RhAG (Parents for Welsh Education); Hansh; Llety Arall; Cwmni IAITH & The Welsh Learning Centre.
You can see the evening back here.