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The Week That Was #153... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word

From the Dydd Miwsig Cymru to BBC interviews, announcing the Excellence Awards to the Six Nations, yep, it’s been another busy week at Working Word. Here's 5 peeks behind our week.

 

#1. Dydd Miwsig Cymru (that’s Welsh Language Music Day) reverberates around the world

Find your fave new sounds this Dydd Miwsig Cymru!

Happy Welsh Language Music Day! Today’s the day to celebrate all the different kinds of music made in the Welsh language, from folk and punk to pop and electro.  We’ve been busy building a buzz about the day, securing coverage across TV, radio, print and online, creating and sharing social content to show off the range of sounds you can try out in the Welsh language.  Particular highlights include coverage across BBC, social support from Hollywood star and Welsh hero Michael Sheen and this film above, which we made introducing Welsh language music to people who don’t usually listen. If that’s you, give your ears a treat today.  You’ll find playlists and everything you need to get involved here: https://beta.gov.wales/welsh-language-music-day

#2. Foster children work together to transform unused garden space

Five RiversWe’ve been telling the story of a volunteer team of Five Rivers foster carers and looked after children working together to transform a previously derelict outdoor space into a community garden. The team have been working hard to remove overgrown shrubs, tidy walkways and add garden furniture to the space with a main goal of making the centre and garden more welcoming. The story has been covered in the Sunday Independent, the West Briton, the Packet and on BBC Radio Cornwall’s breakfast show.

#3. Announcing the launch of the Excellence Awards Wales 2019

Karen WelchWe couldn’t be happier that we get to work with Action on Hearing Loss again on their Excellence Awards. The charity’s annual awards celebrate companies that go above and beyond to make their services and workspaces accessible to those that are hard of hearing. We’ve been working hard this week to launch the awards and encourage nominations from businesses that excel at making themselves deaf friendly to the one in six people in Wales with hearing loss. You can read more about the awards here or in the latest issue of the Ceredigion Herald and Monday’s Flintshire Leader!

#4. Wales is a ‘Home from Home’ for French chef Claudine

The Six Nations is the pinnacle of the rugby calendar year on year and with our client Principality owning the naming rights to Wales’ national stadium, Principality Stadium, we came up with a creative concept that tied together the Six Nations and Principality’s brand values around the home. In a series called Home from Home, we speak to an individual from each of the opposing nations who has moved to Wales and made home here, finding out what they love about the country. First up was France, where we spoke to Claudine, a French chef who works for Yotam Ottolenghi and lives in the Vale of Glamorgan.

#5. Creative students bring masterpieces to life

National MuseumThe masterpieces that adorn the walls of the National Museum Cardiff have been brought to life thanks to the work of a group of costume designers from Coleg y Cymoedd.

Hours of historical research and months of painstakingly detailed work by college leaners studying towards their BA (Hons) in Costume Construction for Stage and Screen have created near-exact interpretations of the clothing and garments featured in some of the Museum’s most famous works, including Renoir’s La Parisienne, better known as The Blue Lady.

The costumes are the result of three months of work at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw campus, which culminated with the learners’ work being unveiled at the unique Fashion in Frame event at the National Museum Cardiff. For the full story click here.