This week, children at Tŷ Gobaith hospice in Conwy were able to join in the fun ahead of this year’s Dydd Miwisg Cymru with a special disco.
2020 marks the fifth Dydd Miwsig Cymru, with people in Wales and across the globe getting together to celebrate our rich Welsh language music scene. Last year more than 300 schools nationwide got involved in the fun, and this year Dydd Miwsig Cymru wanted to take the party to children who sadly won’t be in school to celebrate.
With local DJ Bustach on the decks and a special visit from Siarter Iaith (Welsh Language Charter) mascots Seren and Sbarc, the children at Tŷ Gobaith were over the moon to be included in the festivities.
Dydd Miwsig Cymru – which takes place this Friday 7th February – is always a standout day in the Welsh music calendar, and this year is no different. Schools across Wales will be joining in the fun with a host of activities, including holding their own Dydd Miwsig disco, hosting a gig in the school hall and listening to the specially curated Dydd Miwsig Cymru playlists throughout the day.
Tŷ Gobaith, based in Groesynydd, Conwy, provides free essential care to children with life-threatening conditions and their families across North Wales, many of whom speak Welsh as a first language. The hospice has been offering support including respite care, antenatal support and end of life care to families for 15 years, as part of Hope House Children’s Hospices.
Angharad Davies, Head of Care at Tŷ Gobaith, said
“We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating Dydd Miwsig Cymru here today with the disco. The atmosphere in the room has been magical, and it’s been great to see everyone together enjoying the music.
“We’ll definitely be listening to the Seren a Sbarc playlist this week to get in the mood for the big day on Friday, as the children have loved it today.”
Dydd Miwsig Cymru takes place on 7th February 2020. For more information and how you can celebrate Dydd Miwsig Cymru, including free downloadable resources, visit beta.gov.wales/welsh-language-music-day