Monday 23 April
The details for a week-long celebration of the Welsh language have been announced.
Tafwyl is a week-long event – forming part of the Cardiff Festival – that is to celebrate the Welsh language through a mixture of live music performances, arts and crafts, literature and sports taking place Cardiff Castle from Saturday 23 June.
Legendary Welsh folk singer Meic Stevens, North Wales surf rock outfit Y Niwl and singer-songwriter Greta Isaac are just some of the artists who’ll be performing on two live music stages during the event.
“It’s a fantastic chance to experience a taste of the Welsh music scene live,” said BBC Radio One DJ Huw Stephens.
As well as live music, there will also be arts and craft sessions with craft in the Bay and the National Museum of Wales, Welsh language lessons and drama workshops hosted by Chapter, Sherman Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre.
Hollywood actor Matthew Rhys spoke of Tafwyl: “As a youngster growing up in Cardiff, my main interests were performing and the arts and it’s great to see Tafwyl working with Chapter, Sherman Cymru, the Urdd and others to give people a taste of the Welsh language arts activities available for all ages in Cardiff.
“I’m also delighted that Tafwyl is being held as part of the Cardiff Festival this year – and where better than Cardiff Castle to kick-off a celebration of the Welsh language in Cardiff. Good luck to Menter Caerdydd and Tafwyl with all the preparations.”
During 23-29 June, a range of other Tafwyl events will take place across the city, from comedy and music to history and arts, all with the aim of raising the profile of the Welsh language in Cardiff.
Chief Officer of Menter Caerdydd Siân Lewis said: “Tafwyl is going to be bigger and better than ever before this year and we’re all looking forward to working with a host of new partners to kick-off the celebrations with an exciting free event at Cardiff Castle.
For more information go to www.tafwyl.org