September 2 2017 We will launch the 2017 Children’s Festival of Welsh History on September 11th at Birkenhead, with the staging of HEDD WYN – Why we must remeber.
The show has already been seen by many schools in North Wales, but this will be it’s first showing outside of Wales. The performances will take place at Mersey Park and Woodlands schools, Birkenhead as part of a full week of performances in schools situated along the trainline that carried the Black Chair from the Birkenhead 1917 National Eisteddfod to Hedd Wyn’s home at The Ysgwrn in Trawsfynydd.
June 2 2017 Young writers to present the Industrial Revolution to generations of children.
Today, at the Urdd Eisteddfod Penybont ar Ogwr, Taf ac Elai, in partnership with the Urdd; National Library of Wales; Literature Wales; Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Cadw, we are pleaed to announce the names of 12 young writers who will take up the challenge of writing a series of short plays for children to be staged at next years’ Children’s Festival of Welsh History.
April 6 2017 Wales and the Industrial Revolution:
Looking for young writers
In collaboration with the Urdd Gobaith Cymru; Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru; Llenyddiaeth Cymru; Cadw a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, we are looking for 12 young writers to take on the challenge of writing short plays for children are staged as part of the Festival of Children's History of Wales in 2018.
Successful applicants must have the ability to speak Welsh.