The Week That Was #101... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From app adventures in the wilds of Ceredigion to your St. Dwynwen’s Day smooching songs sorted. Here’s five peeks behind our week…
1.The real star of hit TV series Hinterland is Ceredigion
Recently we organised for the Oxford Times to visit Ceredigion and check out the nifty Legends of the West app created by the team at Discover Ceredigion to help locals and visitors alike find out all there is to know about local legends and discover the landscape of Ceredigion. In addition to focusing on how helpful the app is for the intrepid traveller, particularly those with little ones, they praised the dramatic Hinterland landscape, and particularly enjoyed The National Library of Wales, Devil’s Bridge, 30 miles of glorious coastline and the stunning blue flag beaches. Not familiar with the area or want to learn more? Read the article here.
2. Congratulations to Theatr na nÓg
A big congratulations to our friends at Theatr na nÓg for being nominated in the Best Show for Children and Young People (English) category in the 2018 Wales Theatre Awards. Eye of the Storm, featuring original songs by Grammy award winner Amy Wadge, told the tale of a young female carer with a passion for science. The musical play was seen by over 2,500 school children last autumn. Winners will be announced on January 27th - good luck team na nÓg!
3. Sharing St Dwynwen’s story across Wales…
Yesterday was Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen (St Dwynwen’s Day), when Wales celebrates its patron saint of cariadon (lovers). We made a bespoke video for Croeso Cymru’s social media channels, using some syfrdanol (stunning) photos of the Welsh locations where St Dwynwen lived her life. Check out her life story here. We hope you had a St Dwynwen’s Day full of love!
4. …and sharing the love with Dydd Miwsig Cymru
Dydd Miwsig Cymru created a special love songs playlist for St Dwynwen’s Day, which we were happy to support! We designed a special ‘Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen Hapus’ takeover, which was displayed on the WalesOnline homepage and linked to the playlist. You can listen to the caneuon cariad (love songs) HERE.
5. ‘Outstanding’ Five Rivers hits the headlines
It’s been a positive start to the year for our client, Five Rivers Child Care, which was recently awarded the ‘outstanding’ mark by Ofsted. In Ofsted’s national report on children’s social care in England 2017, only 37 independent fostering agencies were judged to be ‘outstanding’, of 313 inspected – so it’s an amazing achievement for the independent fostering agency. We helped share the story across the south west, hitting the headlines in titles which cover target recruitment areas for Five Rivers, including the Dorset Echo, Spire FM online, and on local radio.
Bright and early on Tuesday morning we headed to the SWALEC stadium to hear Nirmal Chhabria, Director of Projects & Director of Oil at the Liberty House Group talk to an expectant Cardiff Breakfast Club audience about Liberty’s astonishing global ascent and the ambition and vision of its CEO, Sanjeev Gupta. Nirmal also shared with the 100+ strong audience tales from his own entrepreneurial life, his early days spent knocking on doors in Barry as an insurance salesman and even the 22 days he spent in captivity in Lagos after been kidnapped during a sales expedition.