FOLLOWING the Wales football team’s spirit in the World Cup, Theatr Felinfach and Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion, together with other partners, held a series of events across Ceredigion to celebrate Wales, the language, the culture and the Red Wall.

Steffan Rees, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion Team Leader, said: “The aim was to be accessible to everyone in suitable, warm locations.”

The first event held was the 'Ffotos Ffwti' workshops in Llanddewi Brefi with photographer Owen Pedr Edwards.

The training taught the members how to capture the spirit of the community in a football game on camera.

The attendees then had the opportunity to take pictures of the Dewi Stars football game against Ffostrasol.

'Ffotos Fwti' will be held again before the Aberystwyth women's match against The New Saints this Sunday.

It is also planned to hold two sessions with an artist and members of two communities to contribute ideas to create a mural to interpret the spirit of playing together.

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To celebrate Wales' opening game in the World Cup against the United States, a live episode of 'Cefn y Rhwyd' (Back of the Net) was recorded from Tafarn y Vale in Felinfach by presenters Rhodri Francis and Steffan Rees.

A bus full of enthusiastic members of Ysgol Berfformio Theatr Felinfach travelled to the astro turf in Lampeter to scrutinise the movements and skills of Felinfach football team.

After this a dance was created from the movements that will be part of their show during the Easter holidays.

A fun evening of ‘Y Vale, y bêl a’r beirdd' was held in Tafarn y Vale, Felinfach with the poets Ceri Wyn Jones, Idris Reynolds, Hywel Griffiths and Gwenallt Llwyd Ifan.

Dwynwen Lloyd Llywelyn, Head of Theatr Felinfach, said: “Holding such a festival was an opportunity to celebrate the Wales football team’s achievement, but also celebrate the community, playing together and to promote a sense of belonging and well-being for participants, audiences and artists.”

Catrin M S Davies, Cabinet Member responsible for Culture, said: “I hope everyone has enjoyed the events organised and experienced a bit of the thrill of following football, of socialising in Welsh, and taking on the cultural activities of the Cardis.”

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