A Welsh Coffee Morning has been set up in the Coracle Hall in Llechryd to give an opportunity for Welsh learners to practise and socialise in Welsh.

The group meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 11am, and new members are welcomed.

Rhodri Francis, Development Officer for Cered (Menter Iaith Ceredigion), the organisers, said: “It’s a brilliant opportunity for Welsh learners to come together to socialise with other learners in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome – Welsh leaners, fluent Welsh speakers and also non-Welsh speakers or anyone else who may be interested in learning Welsh but not having done so yet. The Welsh language belongs to everyone.”

Councillor Amanda Edwards, who represents the Llechryd area, said: “It’s been fantastic seeing Welsh learners come together speaking and gaining confidence in speaking Welsh. A treasure hunt was organised in Llechryd by the coffee morning in July and over a 100 people took part. It was great seeing the community coming together after what has been a very tough few years for everyone following the pandemic.”

Councillor Catrin M S Davies, Ceredigion Cabinet Member with responsibility for Culture added: “Following the difficult Covid period there’s nothing better than seeing groups being formed and meeting in our villages and communities and this example in Llechryd, which offers opportunities to speak Welsh in a leisurely environment, really is uplifting. Thank you to everyone who is involved in organising and attending it. For anyone who is within reach of Llechryd, I would encourage you to drop in and see how easy it is to practice your Welsh no matter what language skills you have. The aim is to start and keep speaking Welsh.”

For more information on the Llechryd Welsh Coffee Morning, please contact Cered on cered@ceredigion.gov.uk