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Ar Lafar

Ar Lafar



'Ar Lafar' festival to be held on 25 April 2020

The date for the 'Ar Lafar' Welsh learners' festival has been confirmed - keep 25 April 2020 free, and keep an eye out for all the latest developments here! 

'Ar Lafar' (the Welsh for 'spoken') will be held across four sites: St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff, the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth and the National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre. 

The aim of this free festival is to give learners, their families and friends an opportunity to practise their Welsh in an informal, relaxed setting, while at the same time enjoying the treasures on display at the Museum and National Library.

We look forward to seeing you on 25 April 2020! 

Ar Lafar photography competition

This is a new photography competition for Welsh learners. Individuals are welcome to submit images under the theme Fy Nghymru i (My Wales) by sending a photograph to You can take the picture on your mobile phone or any camera. All entries will be awarded by photographer Nick Treharne and William Troughton who is responsible for the National Library's photography collection.

Nick Treharne is an experienced freelance photojournalist and photographer based in Penarth, Cardiff. Travelling the length and breadth of Wales, as part of his work (usually by motorcycle) prompted Nick Treharne to document the communities, landscape and culture of Wales in the form of a special project - 20:20 Vision: A Portrait of Wales. The work of the project will be displayed in a special exhibition at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

The winning image will be framed and included in the National Library of Wales's collection of photographs, and will be on public display during the summer.

All applications should reach us by Friday, 17 April. The winner will be invited to the official announcement which will take place during Ar Lafar festival at the National Library of Wales, on Saturday, 25 April. For more information about the exhibition visit the National Library of Wales website.


Practise your Welsh at St Fagans National Museum of History with this pack, which is aimed at Welsh learners at all levels, or why not click on the following links to learn more about the legends of Wales?

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