College greets Welsh stars with unique workshops
12:08pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
COLEG Ceredigion conducted two unique workshops last week led by two prominent figures of Welsh popular culture.
As part of the national Shwmae Su'mae day, Coleg Ceredigion welcomed eminent beat boxer Ed Holden, or Mr Phormula as he is widely known, and Bardd Plant Cymru (Children of Wales' Poet) Aneirin Karadog. Ed Holden conducted a Beatbxing workshop with students of the Aberystwyth campus while Aneirin Karadog lead a Rap workshop on the Cardigan campus.
The two events are part of the national Shwmae Su'mae day, the aim is to encourage as many people to start a conversation with a Welsh greeting such as “Shwmae” and to raise awareness, and to promote the use of, the Welsh language.
In addition to the two workshops, Coleg Ceredigion hosted coffee mornings on both campuses with cakes baked by both staff and students with the proceeds going to Age Cymru Ceredigion.
And to cap it all, students from Aberystwyth's Art and Design department created a giant postcard and invited people to participate and to contribute their own Welsh personal greetings. Students at the Cardigan adorned the college's main car park with greetings inscribed in chalk.
"We are very excited to welcome Ed Holden and Aneirin Karadog to celebrate Shwmae Su'mae day because of their high profile in Wales and beyond at the moment," said Anna ap Robert, Welsh language adviser at Coleg Ceredigion. "It will be a great opportunity for students to try something new and an exciting opportunity for students to practice and develop their Welsh at the same time. And that, of course, is the purpose of the Shwmae Su'mae day: to promote and encourage people to start every conversation in Welsh."