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Ar Lafar 2020

Ar Lafar online

Even though the Ar Lafar festival for Welsh learners can't be held this year, due to the public health situation, we're delighted to bring you these Ar Lafar-themed activities and resources to help you enjoy using your Welsh. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!

Mina's story

Mina works at the National Library of Wales and is learning Welsh. Learn more about her work and her journey to learn Welsh here

Learn about Welsh history In Character

Theatre company In Character/Mewn Cymeriad usually takes its one man/woman shows around Wales, bringing Wales' rich history to life with performances about key Welsh figures.  Here are two videos introducing the First World War poet, Hedd Wyn, and Mari Jones, who walked 26 miles in 1800 from her home in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant to Bala, to buy a Welsh Bible.  There are more resources on the In Character Youtube page or you can follow the company on Twitter @HistinCharacter.

Ar Lafar photography competition

As part of Ar Lafar 2020, a new photography competition for Welsh learners was held in partnership with The National Library of Wales. The theme was Fy Nghymru i (My Wales) and the competition judge was photographer Nick Treharne from Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan.

Nick has a new exhibition at the Library - 20:20 Vision: A Portrait of Wales - which can be viewed online here.  The winner is Carole Gowers from Caernarfon, who is learning Welsh with Learn Welsh North West. Congratulations Carole!


You can click on the following links, where you'll find a range of videos and resources to help you practise your Welsh. You can also learn more about St Fagans National Museum of History and the legends of Wales by clicking on the special Welsh learner packs.


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