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Sêr disglair y Nadolig yn arwain at Y Gwyll ar S4C

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Catrin Finch: Concerto Hedd Wyn

Catrin Finch: Concerto Hedd Wyn

BYDD rhifyn arbennig hirddisgwyliedig o’r gyfres dditectif lwyddiannus ‘Y Gwyll/Hinterland’ ar Ddydd Calan ar S4C yn un o uchafbwyntiau amserlen Nadolig sy’n llawn perfformiadau gwreiddiol, gafaelgar gan rai o sêr mwyaf y byd adloniant yng Nghymru. Bydd Richard Harrington, yr actor tu ôl i gymeriad DCI Mathias yn y gyfres dditectif, yn un o blith nifer o artistiaid bydenwog ar y sianel dros yr ŵyl, gyda Rhys Ifans, Charlotte Church, Bryn Terfel, Wynne Evans, Only Men Aloud, Karl Jenkins a Catrin Finch ymhlith y sêr rhyngwladol eraill sy’n rhan o arlwy’r sianel dros yr ŵyl. Mae S4C yn lansio ei hamserlen Nadolig, wedi ei lapio â dramâu, perfformiadau penigamp mewn rhaglenni adloniant a cherddoriaeth, rhaglenni dogfen am bobl eithriadol, chwaraeon yr ŵyl ac oriau o raglenni safonol i blant a phobl ifanc.

Meddai Dafydd Rhys, Cyfarwyddwr Cynnwys S4C, “Mae’r Nadolig yn adeg gystadleuol iawn o’r flwyddyn ar y teledu, ond mae gennym amserlen all herio’r gorau sy’n rhoi llwyfan i rai o dalentau mwyaf ein gwlad greadigol ni. “Un o’r uchafbwyntiau mwyaf yw’r darllediad cyntaf o bennod newydd ‘Y Gwyll/Hinterland’ ar Ddydd Calan, rhaglen sy’n helpu i roi S4C a Chymru ar y map. A gyda S4C yn awr ar gael ar gynifer o blatfformau, gan gynnwys y BBC iPlayer, bydd modd i chi fwynhau’r rhaglen ble bynnag y byddwch chi yn y Deyrnas Unedig ar 1 Ionawr.

“Ond wrth arwain at y bennod arbennig o ‘Y Gwyll/Hinterland’ ddydd Calan, bydd rhaglenni’r Nadolig yn cynnig adloniant, drama, chwaraeon a rhaglenni ffeithiol i’w cofio. Gyda sêr rhif y gwlith yn addurno’n hamserlen – bydd hi’n Nadolig disglair ar S4C.” Yn arwain yr ymgyrch Nadolig mae Robin Goch S4C, sef robin frongoch eiconig animeiddiedig y sianel yn amlygu amserlen o raglenni cyffrous. Gallwch ei ddilyn ar yr ymgyrch arlein ac ar Twitter, @RobinGochS4C ac ar Facebook.

Ac os gwelwch robin yn eich gardd neu o gwmpas y lle, ychwanegwch farc ar ein map rhyngweithiol a gorchuddio Cymru gyfan â robins coch! Bydd DCI Tom Mathias a’r tîm yn ôl yn y gyfres dditectif ‘Y Gwyll/Hinterland’ a leolir yn ardal Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, i archwilio i achos o dân bwriadol yn ogystal â stori am dor calon a cholled wrth inni ddarganfod mwy am fywyd a hanes y ditectif. Fe fydd y bennod arbennig yn sicr yn flas o’r hyn sydd i ddod yn yr ail gyfres yn hwyrach yn y flwyddyn. Mae misoedd wedi mynd heibio ers i Mathias gefnu ar ei waith o dan amgylchiadau trasig. Gyda’i gariad wedi marw a gwaed ar ei ddwylo, mae ei holl ddyfodol yn y fantol. Mae ei yrfa yn deilchion, ond mae’r Prif Uwcharolygydd Prosser yn dal i gredu ynddo ac yn ei alw yn ôl i’w waith. Mae gwledd ddrama S4C hefyd yn cynnwys yr addasiad ffilm gyntaf o ‘Under Milk Wood’ ers dros 40 mlynedd, wrth i’r sianel ddarlledu’r fersiwn Gymraeg ‘Dan y Wenallt’ ar 27 Rhagfyr.

Gyda Rhys Ifans fel Y Llais Cyntaf a Chapten Cat a Charlotte Church fel Polly Gardis bydd dehongliad swreal a nwydus newydd y cyfarwyddwr Kevin Allen o addasiad Cymraeg, T James Jones yn taflu goleuni newydd ar ddrama radio Dylan Thomas. Bydd rhifynnau Nadoligaidd o ‘Pobol y Cwm’ a ‘Rownd a Rownd’ hefyd yn ddigon i dynnu dŵr o’r dannedd. Mae dawn gerddorol Cymru yn gwneud i’r byd i wrando a byddwn yn gwerthfawrogi pam mewn rhaglenni Nadolig arbennig gyda’r tenor Wynne Evans, sy’n enwog am lawer mwy o resymau na chymeriad Gio Compario yn ‘Nadolig Wynne’ ar 20 Rhagfyr.

Yna bydd y basbariton bydenwog Bryn Terfel yn dod â gwledd o garolau gwerin draddodiadol ar Ddydd Nadolig a ffilmiwyd yn Amgueddfa Werin Cymru, Sain Ffagan. Yn ogystal, mae’r cantorion enwog Only Men Aloud yn eu hôl gyda dwy raglen arbennig. Bydd ‘Only Men Aloud: Y Bois ar Enlli’ yn dilyn pererindod y bois i Ynys Enlli ar Noswyl y Nadolig, ac yna cawn fwynhau eu perfformiadau lliwgar yn ‘Only Men Aloud: Y Sioe’ ar Ddydd Nadolig. Yn hoff o gerddoriaeth glasurol?

Yna, byddwch yn siŵr o fwynhau’r perfformiad cyntaf o ddarn o waith newydd Karl Jenkins a choncerto Catrin Finch fel teyrnged i’r rhai a gollodd eu bywyd yn ystod y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf yn ‘Catrin Finch: Concerto Hedd Wyn’. Nid yw’r tymor o ewyllys da yn ymestyn i’r caeau chwarae rygbi a phêldroed gyda darllediadau byw o’r ddwy gêm dderbi Pro 12 rhwng y Gweilch a’r Scarlets yn ‘Clwb Rygbi’ a’r holl gyffro o Uwch Gynghrair pêldroed Cymru yn ‘Clwb’.

Daw straeon o fyd y campau ac o’r galon ynghyd mewn portread gonest a gafaelgar o’r darlledwr a sylwebydd Huw Llywelyn Davies tra bod stori ddirdynnol i’w hadrodd yn y gyfres ‘Gohebwyr’ wrth i John Stevenson olrhain hanes newyddiadurwyr am fywyd a marwolaeth ffotograffydd i’r wasg Ian Parry. Ac mae digon o le ar ôl i fyd natur wrth i’r naturiaethwr Iolo Williams fynd ar drywydd bywyd gwyllt y Nadolig yn ‘Natur Nadolig Iolo’.

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Cold temperatures likely to lead to icy conditions

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A YELLOW weather warning is in place over Wales from 10pm tonight (Jan 16) and 11am tomorrow morning (Jan 17).

As temperatures drop, there is a strong chance of ice patches causing dangerous conditions for motorists.

Icy patches developing with wintry showers also affecting some areas.

What to expect

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
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School nativity – danger in the manger?

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IT’S the time of year when every parent enjoys watching their little darlings perform in the school nativity play. It used to be that the show was documented by hundreds of proud parents snapping away on their cameras, but more recently school politics and privacy issues have come into play, with some schools ruling that it is unacceptable to take pictures or videos of the show.

But what is the legal position when it comes to videos and photographs of school events? Are schools able to impose a blanket ban? If you ignore the school’s photography policy, what legal action can they take against you? And if another parent shares a group shot featuring your child, without permission, can you force them to take it down.

Anthony Di Palma, Solicitor at DAS Law, looks at the photographic minefield that is the school nativity play for The Herald.

My child’s school has a photography policy which states that there is a blanket ban on taking photos at the nativity play. Is this legal?

Any owner of private property may restrict the use of photography or video equipment on the premises. If ignored, you may be asked to leave and may be deemed to be trespassing if you refuse.

I signed my child’s schools consent form stating I won’t take any photos. What legal ramifications will I face should I choose to ignore the policy?

The consent form is unlikely to be legally enforceable as a contract if there is no financial loss to the school, and there are no laws generally against taking photographs of your own or other people’s children as long as the photographs are not deemed ‘indecent’, or are likely to have the effect of harming or harassing the children.

Are there any laws against sharing group shots of my child’s nativity play photos online? 

As a best practice, it is advisable that parents should avoid sharing photographs of children without obtaining prior consent of that child’s parent or guardian. However, as long as the photographs are not deemed ‘indecent’, or are likely to have the effect of harming or harassing them, then there is nothing legally stopping you from doing so.

What legal action can I take against people that share group photos of the school nativity play on social media that include my child without my permission?

You can ask the person to remove the photograph, however if they refuse there is no realistic legal action you can take. Privacy laws under the Human Rights Act cannot be enforced against other private individuals and unless you own the copyright in the photograph, or the image is offensive or indecent, then the social media site has no obligation to remove that photo if it is reported to them.

If I blur out other children’s faces can I share school play photos online?

You don’t have to blur out children’s faces in order to share them online, as the Data Protection Act doesn’t apply to photographs taken for private use and which do not identify the child (i.e. name them). However, if you would be concerned about images of your own child appearing without your permission, blurring out other children’s faces may be a sensible step to take.

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Aberaeron: Playing field gains Centenary Field status

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THE PARK known as Square Field in the centre of Aberaeron has been designated a Centenary Field and named as Cae Canmlwyddiant Ceredigion Centenary Field – Cae Sgwâr / Square Field, Aberaeron.

In gaining the Centenary Field status, the field will be protected in perpetuity to honour the memory of the millions who lost their lives in the First World War. Cae Canmlwyddiant Ceredigion Centenary Field – Cae Sgwâr / Square Field, Aberaeron is the first Centenary Field in Ceredigion.

Ceredigion County Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Paul Hinge said, “I am delighted that Aberaeron Town Council’s application to dedicate this fantastic green space as a Centenary Field has been accepted by Fields in Trust, and that the County Council was able to support it. It pays an important tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War, including many young Ceredigion men went to war and didn’t return.

This has been an interesting journey and one that as the Armed Forces Champion and a veteran, I am proud to support.”

A plaque commemorating the status was unveiled by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, Miss Sara Edwards.

The Mayor of Aberaeron and Local Member, Councillor Elizabeth Evans, said, “Aberaeron residents are rightly proud of Cae Sgwâr’s new status as the designated Centenary Field of Ceredigion, it has a proud history of being the towns recreational field and there isn’t one community in Ceredigion whose children haven’t played on it at some point. It is a fitting commemoration in this hundredth anniversary year of the ending of the First World War and as we remember the past, we also look to the future and Cae Sgwar’s newly protected status in perpetuity as a recreational field, thanks to the Centenary Field Trust.”

A short ceremony was held to unveil the plaque where Miss Edwards, Councillor Hinge and Councillor Evans spoke alongside Ceredigion County Council’s Chairman, Councillor Hag Harris and the Fields in Trust Chairman, Brynmor Williams.

David Lewis, Aberaeron Branch of The Royal British Legion; Miss Elin Jones AM; Councillor Hag Harris, Ceredigion County Council Chairman; Councillor Paul Hinge, Ceredigion County Council Armed Forces Champion; Councillor Elizabeth Evans, Mayor of Aberaeron and Local Member; Miss Sara Edwards, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed; John Lewis, Aberaeron Town Improvement Committee; Carwyn Lloyd-Jones, The Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet; Robin Williams, Fields in Trust; Brynmor Williams, Fields in Trust Chairman; Alun Williams, Ceredigion County Council Corporate Lead Officer for Policy and Performance; Huw Evans, Aberaeron Memorial Hall Committee.

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