Blas ar y Talwrn (A Taste of the Talwrn)
17 March 2020
at Aberystwyth University
In partnership with Seren, Aberystwyth University’s Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies is hosting ‘Blas ar y Talwrn’ – a fun team-based Welsh poetry workshop.
Aimed at Key Stage 3 (Year 9) students, the one-day activity is a Welsh medium enrichment event introducing the ‘talwrn’ interactive workshop.
The event can provide valuable experiences: As the day concludes, a hugely exciting and unique element of the workshop is the opportunity for the students and teachers to be part of the live audience of BBC Radio Cymru’s recording of ‘Talwrn y Beirdd Ifanc’.
Three schools that took part in Aberystwyth University’s ‘Blas ar y Talwrn’ project last year are taking part in a recording for BBC Radio Cymru on the same day.
Teamwork will form an essential part of the workshop component of this event, therefore ‘Blas ar y Talwrn’ is open to teams of 8 to a maximum of 10 students from participating schools. Although there is flexibility to accommodate smaller groups to the event.
The funded event is structured for a maximum of 50 student places with one accompanying teacher per school.
Programme: ‘Blas ar y Talwrn’ (17 March 2020)
10.00–10.35 Arrival, registration and welcome. What is a ‘talwrn’? An introduction to the ‘talwrn’, its history and conventions.
10.45–12.15 Team-based poetry workshop with Eurig Salisbury, with the support of two guest poets who are highly experienced talwrn practitioners; group work on a theme included in the day’s BBC Radio Cymru recording.
12.15–13.30 Packed lunch and refreshments; transport students to Arad Goch Centre in the middle of town.
13.30–14.30 Attend the recording of BBC Radio Cymru’s ‘Talwrn y Beirdd Ifanc’.
15.00–16.00 Refreshments and a reflective workshop: A critical and reflective discussion of their own compositions and those performed in the BBC recording.
To secure your school’s place, please complete the attached Booking Form
Please register your booking by Wednesday 11 March. However, there is some flexibility in this as we appreciate the late notice, due in part to the inclusion of a hugely exciting and unique opportunity for the students and teachers to be part of the live audience of BBC Radio Cymru’s recording of ‘Talwrn y Beirdd Ifanc’.