Programme 2011-12
September 3
Trip (Cardiff Bay)
Civic Centre 10.30
September 16
Opening Evening
with Jeanette Massochi

Ebeneser Church 7.30
October 21
Alwyn & Joy Humphries
Title: "Sain, Cerddd - a Scandal"

Ebeneser Church 7.30
November 18
Rev. Kevin Davies
Title: "Flowers"

Ebeneser Church 7.30
November 23
Social Dinner
Gwent College
December 18
Carol Service
Ebeneser Church 3.00
January 13
Quiz & Refreshments
(venue tbc)
February 3
Côr y Cymoedd
Ebeneser Church Hall 7.30
March 3
St David's Day Dinner
Masonic Hall 7 for 7.30
March 4
St David's Day Service
with Newport Philharmonic Choir
Newport Cathedral 3.00
Preacher: Rev. Dyfrig Lloyd
March 24
Visit by Bristol Welsh Society
Stow Park Church Centre 7.00
About us

In 1905, the Rev D.D.Joseph put a notice in the South Wales Argus inviting people to attend a meeting in the town hall. This resulted in the setting up of the Newport Welsh Society, and the first general meeting was held in October that year. Since then, the society has worked tirelessly to promote Welsh language and culture, and has been particularly active in lobbying for improved Welsh medium education in Newport.

In the 1950s retired Baptist minister Rev D.J Thomas approached the Newport education committee to set up Welsh classes. Circulars were sent around the schools and about 500 parents expressed an interest - a response that the committe had not been expecting. The classes were so successful that two years later Welsh teaching was introduced into Alway Junior School. A Welsh unit was started in 1972, and a new purpose-built school opened at in 1993. A second Welsh junior school opened at Bettws in 2008, and a third is currently being planned.

Our aims

We are a non-political society, with the aims of advancing interest in the language, heritage and culture of Wales, and the specific objective of preserving the Welsh language.

We meet at least once a month and organise a variety of activities (see our programme). Come and join us and you will receive a warm welcome – especially if you are a learner. We would be delighted to recruit new members.

Secretary: Hywel Jones

South Wales Argus | News

Main road into Ebbw Vale closed over weekend

THE MAIN road into Ebbw Vale will be closed over the weekend.

Nineties pop icon Louise heading for Wales on new tour

LOUISE Redknapp has announced she will perform at Cardiff's Tramshed on Saturday, March 14, as part of her Heavy Love tour.

Take part in an epic walking challenge for a children's charity

A CHILDREN'S charity is appealing for people to take part in its annual fundraising Great Welsh Walk.

Coleg Gwent students' designs to be used across Gwent after winning competition

TWO students at Coleg Gwent won a competition which will see their work displayed across Gwent.

Concerns over anti-social behaviour in Usk

CONCERNS have been raised about a series of incidents of anti-social behaviour in Usk - and details have been passed to the police.

Police looking for Joshua Haycock

POLICE are looking to locate Joshua Haycock in "connection with a breach of restraining order".

Acclaimed young jazz musician to appear in Abergavenny this weekend

ONE of the most exciting young jazz pianists in the UK, whose first recording scooped two Album of the Year awards, will appear at Black Mountain Jazz at the Melville Centre in Abergavenny on Sunday, February 23.

Cadw offering free entry to historic Welsh sites this St David's Day

TO CELEBRATE St David's Day, Cadw is offering visitors the chance to see some of Wales' most popular historical sites for free.

Paul Davies to pay Nick Ramsay's 40,000 legal fees

THE leader of the Welsh Conservatives will pay 40,000 in legal costs as part of the court settlement with Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay.

REVIEW: Aladdin at the Dolman Theatre, Newport

THE opening night of the Aladdin pantomime at the Dolman Theatre went off splendidly.

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