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NINNAU & Y Drych strives to provide a comprehensive calendar of Welsh events in the United States and Canada, as well as special events in Wales and elsewhere which are of interest to the North American Welsh. If your event is not listed, see Submit an Event for details on how to ensure that your events are listed in the future.

NOTE: Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy, NINNAU & Y Drych is not responsible for errors or omissions. Please confirm all information before acting upon it. Please send corrections to ninnaupublications@gmail.com

2015
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2016

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July 2015

Pittsburg, PA
Through August 2 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: www.rollinghillsfrick.org

Santa Fe, NM
July 3 - "Set Fire to the Stars" film showing at Jean Cocteau Cinema. This black-and-white 'modern classic' film features Elijah Wood as John Malcolm Brinnin, the New York academic who brought lauded Welsh poet Dylan Thomas to America. Actor/co-writer Celyn Jones plays the volatile celebrity poet. Although set in New York, the film was shot and produced in Wales by Mad as Birds Films in association with YJB Films and Masnomis. The production received funding from the Welsh Government and from Ffilm Cymru Wales. It is being distributed in North America by Strand Releasing. For all screening dates and locations, see: strandreleasing.com/films/set-fire-stars

Cardiff, Wales
July 6-7 - 'The Welsh Settlement in Patagonia, 1865-2015' International Conference, Room 2.01, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff University. Two days of papers and discussions on a range of subjects relating to the Welsh in Patagonia, past and present. The speakers include a number of experts from Patagonia. Organized by the Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies (School of Welsh, Cardiff University), in cooperation with the Wales-Argentina Society and the Culture of the 18th and 19th Centuries Section and the Ethnology and Folk Studies Section of the University of Wales Alumni Association and with the generous support of Santander Universities. Info: Professor E. Wyn James, JamesEW@cardiff.ac.uk

Minneapolis, MN
July 11 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Pub Night, 4:00 pm, Merlin's Rest, East Lake St. at 36th Avenue South. Come and join fellow members and friends for food and a pint. Tables have been reserved for our group. On-street parking & in lot across 36th Ave. Info: www.stdavidsofmn.org

Columbus, OH
July 18 - Potluck Picnic, 11:30am-4pm, Blendon Woods Metro Park, Westerville. Bring your own beverage and table service and a dish to share. Sponsored by the Welsh Society of Central Ohio. Info: info@welshsocietyofcentralohio.org, 614-500-7998, or www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org.

Boston, MA
July 19-26 - Welsh Heritage Week 2015, annual week-long Welsh immersion course sponsored by the Welsh Harp & Heritage Society of North America, Inc. Week includes Welsh lessons, hymn singing, folk music, folk dance, and good fun! There will be a tour of the Boston area on Saturday, July 18th before the week starts. College location TBA. Info: welshheritageweek.org or contact Beth Landmesser, hwyl@ptd.net or 570-814-7689.

Portland, OR
July 19-26 - Cwrs Cymraeg at Lewis & CLark College, 39th annual week-long Welsh course, presented by Cymdethas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute of North America, Inc. Cwrs y Darganfod - the Course of Discovery - will feature 5 hours of daily language instruction taught by experienced Welsh teachers from Wales and North America. Also singing, dancing, a pub quiz night, Welsh films and games, an eisteddfod, noson lawen (talent night) and field trip to a place of local interest. All learners are welcome - complete beginner to advanced. Info, registration, and scholarship info: www.madog.org. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/cymdeithasmadog or email secretary@madog.org.

Redgranite, WI
July 19 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, First Congregational Church/United Church of Christ, 887 Bonnell Ave. Mr. Trefor Williams from Milwaukee will be conducting; Rev. Thomas White of North Fond du Lac will be the organist. Te bach follows the singing session. Info and directions: wggaw.org

Roseville, MN
July 25 - St. David's Society of Minnesota Summer Picnic and Annual Meeting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Rosebrook Park, 2590 Fry St. Please bring dish to pass, table service and plates. Beverages provided. After lunch and brief meeting, enjoy a fascinating program on traversing the Llangollen Canal in a longboat. Info: www.stdavidsofmn.org

Sarasota, FL
July 26 - The Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Sunday Brunch. Time and location to be announced. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

August 2015

Pittsburg, PA
Through August 2 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: www.rollinghillsfrick.org

Three Lakes, WI
August 9 - Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Union Congregational United Church of Christ, 6993 Forest St. Rev. Joe Corbin of Reedsburg, director, and Lori Hunter of Eagle River, organist. Info and directions: wggaw.org

Columbus, OH
August 20 - Deadline to submit entry forms for competition in NAFOW Eisteddfod in Columbus, OH (September 5). Six competitions in singing and poetic recitation. Info and entry form: www.nafow.org/WNAA_NAFOW/PDFs/Forms/forms2015/eisteddfod_entry_2015.pdf. Questions may be directed to: eisteddfod@nafow.org

Eldorado, WI
August 22-23 - Peniel Welsh Weekend at Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road, Oshkosh (7 miles north of Rosendale on Hwy 26 then 0.5 mile west on County Hwy FF). August 22 - Welsh cemetery walk, 2:00 pm; Welsh meal, 5:00 pm; Peniel Men's Quartet, 6:00 pm. August 23 - Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm. Director: Diane Michaels, Rock Springs, WI. Reed Organist: Tom White, N. Fond du Lac. Pianist: Sarah Conrad, Eldorado. Te bach follows the singing session. Info: Rev. Tom White, 920-822-9424, tjwhite65@charter.net or wggaw.org

Salt Lake City, UT
August 27-December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Washington, DC
August 27 - Concert by Côr y Penrhyn, Penrhyn Welsh Male Voice Choir, 7:00 pm, National Cathedral.

Sarasota, FL
August 30 - The Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Sunday Brunch. Time and location to be announced. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

September 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Through December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Poultney, VT
September 1-2 - "Gathering of the Clans," hosted by Poultney Area St. David's Society.
September 1 - "Welcome Back to the Slate Valley" Day, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, historic Main Street and additional nearby locations. Featuring Welcome Ceremony, Artisans/Authors Market, A Taste of Vermont, Bluegrass Sit-in at Taps Tavern, Welsh Market at Williams Hardware, Music and concerts at American Music Theater. Info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds

Queensbury, NY
September 2 - Concert by Côr y Penrhyn (from Bethesda, Wales), 7:00 pm, Queensbury Union High School, Aviation Rd. Also featuring the Choir's Musical Director Owain Arwel Davies, Accompanist Frances Davies, Harpist Glain Dafydd, and John Ogwen, Actor, Writer and Presenter. Hosted by the Poultney Area St. David's Society and additional sponsors. Tickets: $35, $30, $25 and $15. Info/tickets: Poultney Area Area St. David's Society, Inc., 60 Norton Avenue, Poultney, VT 05764-1029, 802-287-5744, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds

Columbus, OH
September 3-6 - North American Festival of Wales. Four days of Welsh events and activities including seminars, eisteddfod, films, children's activities, tours, marketplace, concerts, dinners, and more. Special appearances by Penrhyn Male Voice Choir, Calan fiddle band, and more. Capped off with the 84th Welsh National Gymanafa Ganu on Sunday. Sponsored by the Welsh North American Association. Info and registration: wngga.org

Columbus, OH
September 5 - NAFOW Eisteddfod, Hyatt Regency Hotel. Six competitions in singing and poetic recitation. Deadline for competition entry is AUgust 20, 2015. Info and entry form: www.nafow.org/WNAA_NAFOW/PDFs/Forms/forms2015/eisteddfod_entry_2015.pdf. Questions may be directed to: eisteddfod@nafow.org

Hartford, CT
September 19 - Welsh Society of Western New England's presentation: "A Welsh Poet and the Ghost of Dylan Thomas" presented by visiting Welsh poet Tony Curtis. Presentation of Tony Curtis' poetry plus that of Dylan Thomas at 2:00PM. Tony Curtis was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2001. He is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of South Wales (Glamorgan). Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com for tickets and location information.

Wild Rose, WI
September 20 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, 501 Jackson St. Director: Ann E. Lemmenes from Waupun. Reed Organist: Rev. Tom White, North Fond du Lac. Te bach follows the singing session. Info and directions: wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
September 26 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Hartford, CT
September 26 - "Pipes in the Valley" Celtic Music Festival, 11:00 am to 10:30 pm, Mortensen's Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd. Celtic music, foods, entertainment. 5th annual Highlander Classic Games begin at 9:00 am. Free admission. Info: pipesinthevalley.com

Mankato, MN
September 27 - Minnesota State Gymanfa. Details forthcoming.

Rio Grande, OH
September 27 - The 143rd Gymanfa of the Central Southeast Ohio Association of Welsh Congregational Churches at Tyn Rhos Congregational church. Morning session begins at 10:30AM, lunch in the shelter house at noon, afternoon session begins at 1PM. Moderator is Evan E. Davis. Info: 740-245-7186 or welsh@rio.edu.

Sarasota, FL
September 27 - The Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Sunday Brunch. Time and location to be announced. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

October 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Through December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Cambria, WI
October 11 - 71st Annual Gymanfa Ganu at Cambria First Presbyterian Church, corner of Florence and Towyn streets (121 West Florence St.). Sessions at 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. with supper served between sessions. Director: Ann Lemmenes,, Waupun, WI . Organist: Marilyn Schrader, Milwaukee. Info: Neal Lloyd, 920-348-5657 or wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
October 17 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

New York, NY
October 19 - Iris Williams sings at famed Birdland Jazz Club. Info: www.birdlandjazz.com

November 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Through December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Racine, WI
November 8 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 40 Ohio Street. Director: Rev. Joe Corbin from Reedsburg. Info: wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
November 14 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Glastonbury, CT
November 22 - Welsh Society of Western New England's film and afternoon tea with Portmeirion pottery, 3:00 pm. "Travel to Portmeirion," photos and film clips set in, or about, Portmeirion, the quaint Italianate village in north-west Wales. Bring a tea item (Welsh Cakes, scones, Bara brith, etc.) to share. Info and RSVP, email: WelshWNE@gmail.com

December 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Through December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Holyoke, MA
December 5 - Festive luncheon at the Yankee Pedlar with the popping of British Christmas crackers and a "Tea Cup Auction" featuring Welsh items, plus Welsh photo note cards and logo clothing which make great Christmas gifts! Info and tickets: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

2016

Princeton, NJ
January 23-April 24 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Princeton University Art Museum, McCormick Hall, Princeton University. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: artmuseum.princeton.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Ottawa, ONT
April 22-24 - Ontario Welsh Festival in Ottawa. A weekend celebrating our Welsh heritage, music and culture, featuring special guest artists, Côrdydd choir from Cardiff and The Three Welsh Tenors. Also enjoy Welsh tea with harp entertainment, noson lawen, children's activities, seminars, banquet with a presentation of the annual Gold Award, grand concert by our guest artists, concert afterglow and two glorious hymn singing sessions on the Sunday. Info: www.ontariowelshfestival.ca, www.facebook.com/ontario.welsh.festival or contact Donna Morris, 416-756 1249, president@ontariowelshfestival.ca

 



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