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Cyhoeddi rhaglen nos Eisteddfod 2016 BYDD SÊR blaenaf Cymru

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Cerddor enwog: Catrin Finch

Cerddor enwog: Catrin Finch

BYDD SÊR blaenaf Cymru i’w gweld yn perfformio ar hyd a lled Maes yr Eisteddfod yn Sir Fynwy a’r Cyffiniau eleni, yn ôl y trefnwyr, wrth iddyn nhw gyhoeddi rhaglen gynhwysfawr o ddigwyddiadau nos yn Y Fenni.

Meddai Elen Elis, Trefnydd yr Eisteddfod: “Mae rhaglen nos yr Eisteddfod wedi datblygu cymaint dros y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Yn draddodiadol, dim ond cyngherddau oedd i’w cael gyda’r nos a’r rheiny’n glasurol iawn eu naws. Wrth i ni ddatblygu, rydym wedi ymateb i ofynion y gynulleidfa, ac mae pob math o weithgareddau yn digwydd ar y Maes gan geisio sicrhau bod rhywbeth i bawb yn ystod yr wythnos.

“Mae’r cyngherddau, wrth gwrs, yn parhau i fod yn rhan bwysig iawn o’r arlwy yn ystod yr wythnos, ac rwy’n gobeithio ein bod wedi rhoi rhaglen a fydd yn apelgar at ei gilydd eleni. Mae gennym gymysgedd eang o genres cerddorol, o Big Band i glasurol ysgafn, a phop.

“Wrth gwrs, mae gennym bafiliwn newydd eleni, ac rydym yn hyderus y bydd yr adeilad hwn yn gwella’r profiad i’r gynulleidfa a’r artistiaid. A chyda dechrau newydd fel hyn, mae modd arbrofi a chyflwyno syniadau newydd, ac mae’r rhain yn cynnwys gig gyda Candelas, Yr Ods a Sŵnami, a noson yng ngofal Catrin Finch, Serenestial: Antur trwy Ofod ac Amser. Dwy noson wahanol iawn, sydd, wrth eu hychwanegu at weddill yr arlwy, yn creu wythnos o amrywiaeth pur, gyda’r cyfan o safon arbennig iawn.

“Mae poblogrwydd Llwyfan y Maes wedi ffrwydro dros y blynyddoedd diwethaf – dyma ganolbwynt y Maes i lawer, ac mae sicrhau bod y bandiau a’r perfformwyr gorau i’w gweld yma, ynghyd â rhoi llwyfan i ddoniau mwy lleol a newydd, yn rhan hollbwysig o’n gwaith. Eisoes cyhoeddwyd mai Huw Chiswell a’r Band fydd yn perfformio yn y slot fawr nos Wener, a braf yw gallu cyhoeddi’r nosweithiau eraill heddiw hefyd.

“I lawer, Maes B yw uchafbwynt yr Eisteddfod, a bydd y lein-yps eleni’n sicr o apelio at gefnogwyr y sîn Gymraeg. Yws Gwynedd yw prif artist nos Fercher, Y Reu, nos Iau, Y Bandana nos Wener, a Band Pres Llareggub ac Yr Ods nos Sadwrn. Byddwn yn cyhoeddi rhagor o fandiau’n fuan. A chofiwch fod tocynnau arbennig ar gael sy’n cynnwys mynediad i’r gig, i’r Maes ac i wersylla yn y Maes peByll.”

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Cered organises a fun evening for Llandysul Cubs with ‘Britain’s got Talent’ star

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CERED: Menter Iaith Ceredigion hosted a fantastic evening for Llandysul Cubs where the comedian Noel James from ‘Britiain’s got Talent’ came to entertain them.

Rhodri Francis, Cered Development Officer said, “We are very keen to work with organisations like the Cubs in order to hold a series of Welsh language events for their members. The evening with Noel James at Llandysul Cubs was fantastic – everyone enjoyed themselves! We wish to organise more events there in the future. We would like to thank Llandysul Cub leaders for giving us the opportunity to work with them so that their members can have the opportunity to socialise and enjoy activities through the medium of Welsh”.

Alix Bryant,Cub Leader 1st Llandysul Scout Group said, “On behalf of Llandysul Cub Scouts I would like to say a huge thank you to Cered for organising a very entertaining evening for the Cubs. It was great for the children to be entertained bilingually by Noel James, he did an amazing job. I think the children especially enjoyed the impressions!”

“This session has inspired the children to complete their entertainers badge so maybe we will have a few budding Welsh comedians in our group. Thank you again and we look forward to working with Cered in the future”.

For more information about Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion events and activities, visit their website, cered.cymru or their Facebook page, @ceredmenteriaith, or get in touch by calling 01545 572 358.

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Time given to develop Parc Natur Penglais

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New steps: At Parc Natur Penglais

VOLUNTEERS, including students, have given around 500 hours of their time to develop Parc Natur Penglais.

Along with support from Ceredigion County Council, the Group have built around 100 steps in 5 different places which has made the park a great place to walk, play and enjoy around a number of safe paths.

Councillor Mark Strong said: “Knowing that we have the support of the local community makes such a difference to peoples’ enthusiasm and having the grant from Aberystwyth Town Council, Cambrian News and Tesco made it possible. Volunteers can make a relatively small sum of money go long way.”

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​RSPCA aim for Christmas number one​

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'Stars' by Lucy Ellie​: Help it get to number one

M​USIC fans across Wales can help the RSPCA secure the Christmas number one slot, and provide vital support for animals in need across the country.

The animal welfare charity has thrown its hat into the ring to claim the festive chart accolade – as up-and-coming singer Lucy Ellie covers Simply Red’s hit song ​’​Stars​’​ in aid of the RSPCA.

‘Stars’ is the soundtrack to the charity’s ‘Kindness at Christmas’ video, which has already gone viral with over ​two million views online across a variety of platforms.

The tear-jerking video tells the story of Woody the Christmas toy pup who who is thrown out with the rubbish before being rescued and taken in for care by the RSPCA.

Proceeds from the single are being donated to the RSPCA to help in their work rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming thousands of animals every year.

RSPCA Cymru is again bracing itself for a busy festive period. In December 2016 and January 2017 alone, in Wales, 5,932 incidents were reported to the RSPCA – with 141 of these on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Lucy Ellie Cooper, who works at the charity, said: “This was a lovely opportunity for me to combine my two loves – animals and music.

“Outside of my job at the RSPCA I am a country music singer and songwriter, so when the chance came up to record such a fantastic and well-known song for the charity’s Christmas video, I jumped at it. I really hope people will take Woody’s story into their hearts and support the RSPCA this winter.”

You can help the RSPCA rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals in desperate need of care, and support the charity’s ‘kindness’ campaign online

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