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Myfyrwyr cerdd yn elwa o brofiad Y Gwyll

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Myfyrwyr cerddMae myfyrwyr Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru wedi elwa o bartneriaeth gyda chyfres ddrama S4C Y Gwyll / Hinterland er mwyn ehangu eu sgiliau cyfansoddi ar gyfer y teledu. Roedd y cynllun yn deillio o bartneriaeth rhwng y Coleg, Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru a chynhyrchwyr y gyfres, Fiction Factory.

Mewn cyfres o sesiynau gweithdy, buodd tîm cynhyrchu Y Gwyll / Hinterland – Ed Thomas, Ed Talfan a Gethin Scourfield – ynghyd â’r cyfarwyddwr, Marc Evans, yn rhannu eu profiadau helaeth o’r diwydiant teledu. Yn dilyn hynny cafodd y myfyrwyr gyfle i gyfansoddi darnau cerddoriaeth eu hunain i gyd-fynd â rhai o’r golygfeydd er mwyn clywed adborth a barn broffesiynol y tîm cynhyrchu.

Dywedodd Ed Talfan, “Roedden ni eisiau cyd-weithio â’r Coleg i rannu profiad ac arbenigedd gyda’r myfyrwyr. Roedd y syniad o gynnal y gweithdai yn ffordd i ni gyfathrebu gyda’r myfyrwyr, nid yn unig er mwyn dweud beth ry’ ni ei eisiau ar gyfer cynhyrchiad teledu, ond er mwyn gallu cynnig ein sylwadau a rhoi profiad ymarferol iddyn nhw.”

Dywedodd Nick Capaldi, Prif Weithredwr Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, “Nid yn unig fod Y Gwyll / Hinterland yn gyfres ddrama ardderchog ond mae hi hefyd yn ddathliad o dalentau Cymreig. Wedi ei chreu yng Nghymru, gyda’r gorau o blith talentau ysgrifennu, cyfarwyddo ac actio Cymreig, dyma ddangos creadigrwydd Cymru ar ei orau. Ond mae Cymru hefyd yn enwog ar draws y byd am ei cherddoriaeth, ac ry’ ni’n falch iawn o gael ysbrydoli cenhedlaeth o gerddorion drwy roi’r profiad iddyn nhw ar lwyfan rhyngwladol. Mae’r cyd-weithio yma yn gyfle iddyn nhw greu cysylltiadau gyda’r byd masnachol – sy’n allweddol ar gyfer llwyddo mewn maes cystadleuol.”

Mae perthynas y Coleg gyda’r gyfres ddrama yn mynd gam ymhellach, gan mai’r cyfansoddwr John Hardy, Pennaeth Cerddoriaeth Gyfoes y Coleg, sydd yn gyfrifol am y gerddoriaeth agoriadol â’r sgôr dramatig gydol y ddrama. Bu’n cyd-weithio ar y prosiect gyda dau o’i fyfyrwyr, sydd bellach yn raddedigion, sef Benjamin Talbot a Victoria Ashfield.

Dywedodd John Hardy, Pennaeth Cerddoriaeth Gyfoes y Coleg, “Mewn amryw o ffyrdd mae myfyrwyr y Coleg wedi ennill profiad gwerthfawr drwy fod yn rhan o waith cyfansoddi ar lefel broffesiynol. Rwyf wedi fy mhlesio’n arw gyda gwaith y graddedigion ar y prosiect hwn ac mae eu hymrwymiad, eu hagwedd broffesiynol, eu creadigrwydd a’u gweledigaeth wedi cyfrannu’n sylweddol i’r broses o greu’r gerddoriaeth ar gyfer y gyfres gyffroes hon.”

Mae S4C yn croesawu’r cydweithio sy’n dangos gwerth rhannu adnoddau, gwybodaeth a phrofiad wrth gynhyrchu cynnwys i’r Sianel. Meddai Pennaeth Partneriaethau S4C, Catrin Hughes Roberts, “Drwy nifer helaeth o brosiectau a phartneriaethau mae S4C yn falch o allu darparu cyfleoedd addysg a hyfforddiant i bobl ddatblygu sgiliau ar gyfer y diwydiant. Mae’r un peth yn wir am y cwmnïau cynhyrchu annibynnol ac mae’r cynllun hwn gyda Choleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru a Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru yn esiampl effeithiol o ddulliau sy’n darparu profiad ymarferol i fyfyrwyr.”

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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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Workshop held on Ceredigion’s economic future

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A WORKSHOP was held for Elected Members on Thursday, March 8, to discuss Ceredigion’s Economic Future bringing together some of the county’s biggest organisations to share what they had to offer and what partnership working could look like in the future.

With an introduction and background to Growing Mid Wales by Chief Executive of Ceredigion County Council, Eifion Evans, Ceredigion’s Economic Future Members Workshop proceeded to discuss partnership working with the organisations. Aberystwyth University, Qinetiq Group PLC, West Wales Airport Ltd, Thales Group and Volac International Ltd were in attendance talking about future investment opportunities and outlining significant plans in the county for growth.

Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Chair of the Growing Mid Wales Partnership and Ceredigion County Council Leader, said: “Holding this workshop and working together with some of the county’s organisations shows the strong position that we are in to develop. I’m looking forward to seeing the exciting developments of Growing Mid Wales in the coming years and particularly so in terms of longer term prospects. The workshop was very important for Members in making them aware of these opportunities and the session was welcomed by all who attended.”

Significant opportunities were recognised as the Mid Wales region starts to develop its response to the Government on the possibilities for a Growth Deal.

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Council services returning to normal

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WITH the snow and ice thawing across Ceredigion, Council services are returning to normal after wintry weather, but weather conditions continue to affect some services.

Council workers have recently spread 1,560 tons of grit on the roads and have carried out seven continuous 12 hour shifts. Council vehicles responding to the wintry weather have travelled approximately 10,100 miles. The B4343 has now reopened.

All waste collection teams were deployed today (5 March), however access issues in some locations may impact on the ability to provide a full service. Information on any waste service disruption can be found at http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/bins-recycling/recycling-bin-collection-dates/waste-disruptions/ or by contacting 01545 572 572.

The Council’s Household Waste sites have reopened. It is likely all waste services will be functioning as usual during the first half of the week.

Councillor Ray Quant MBE, the Cabinet member responsible for Technical Services said, “Council staff have been out in all conditions and every hour throughout the day and night to keep Ceredigion residents safe. The outstanding teamwork and dedication shown during the adverse weather situation is to be highly commended and I’m sure everyone is very grateful for their work. It’s also important to keep in mind that the planning work that was carried out before the weather hit Ceredigion has allowed staff to prioritise and uses resources effectively for maximum impact.”

Ysgol Bro Teifi remains closed today due to water supply disruption. Pupils and staff from Rhos-y-wlad Campus, Ysgol Rhoshelyg will transfer to Llangeitho Campus for a few days due to water leakage. Dihewyd School and Canolfan Aeron sent pupils home due to water supply disruption. Every other school in Ceredigion has reopened after being closed on Thursday and Friday (01 and 02 March 2018) due to wintry weather.

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