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press release9/3/2011

Welsh language and landscape celebration

Corris Institute will host an unusual and engaging evening entitled Dathlu Dyfi (Dyfi celebration) on Friday the 25th of March.

It is the rounding-up event of a project called Tirwedd Dyfi (the Dyfi landscape), that ecodyfi has been working on for almost two years, with support from the Countryside Council for Wales, CAE (Snowdonia National Park) and Menter Maldwyn.

The evening will include an exhibition of four local school’s work created with the help of the renowned poet Twm Morys, and artist Lynne Denman. Works of art were created to interpret poetry written by the children and inspired by the children’s perception of their local area.

Entries to the Llun a Llên (Pictures and Prose) competition held over the winter - and the prizes - will be presented during the evening.

The event will also include local talents presenting, through word and song, works which use this special area as their inspiration. Tirwedd Dyfi was one of the first projects to be recognised as being related to the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere initiative.

This full evening will close with a discussion of the way forward, and ways of encouraging understanding of both heritage and the environment side by side. It will be introduced by Bethan Jones Parry, Head of the National Writers' Centre for Wales, Tŷ Newydd.

The evening will begin at 7.30 and entry to the event is free. Translation facilities will be available, since most of the event will be in Welsh. Andy Rowland of ecodyfi said, “I hope that non Welsh speakers and learners will take advantage of this opportunity to experience Welsh language culture, particularly as it connects with environmental appreciation”. For more information phone 01654 703965.

Further information:

Andy Rowland, ecodyfi Manager - 01654 703965
Gwawr Davalan, organizer of the Dathlu Dyfi event - 01650 531279 or 07971 041954

Editor’s notes:

Ecodyfi is the community regeneration group for the Dyfi Valley. It pays particular attention to strengthening the local economy through careful stewardship of natural and cultural resources. It is managed by a Board of 17 local people and is supported through commercial contracts or grants, e.g. from the Welsh Assembly Government, Tourism Partnership Mid Wales and local authorities.