'Llygoden yr Eira' show in Nefyn
A group of young people from Nefyn recently took part in a Young Promoters project by working as a team to organise a Christmas show for the community in the Ganolfan community hall.
Theatr Iolo was invited to perform the ‘Llygoden yr Eira’ puppet show in Nefyn just before Christmas, with over 70 people attending to watch the performance.
The young promoters had the opportunity to learn and nurture many different skills in the process by sending out invitation letters, promoting the event, going around the area delivering flyers, digital marketing, organising a raffle, helping people to their seats on the day and taking ticket money at the door.
The project was co-ordinated by the local Youth Support Worker, Andrew Owen, of Gwynedd Youth Service in conjunction with National Theatre Wales and Night Out.
Andrew Owen, local Youth Support Worker, said: “The young crew have been working extremely hard and were determined to bring this show to Nefyn. They are certainly very proud to say that they are responsible for bringing a nationwide show to Nefyn.
“They have also learned a lot of new skills, such as marketing skills, confidence building skills and also creative skills. They deserve all the praise that comes their way.”
Councillor Dilwyn Morgan, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “On behalf of Gwynedd Youth Service I would like to thank Llinos from National Theatre Wales for her support throughout this project and to Night Out for helping to organise this show in Nefyn.
“I would also like to thank Theatr Iolo for hosting an amazing show on the day, and to everyone, including local M.P. Liz Saville Roberts and members of Nefyn Town Council for coming along to enjoy the show.”
Images: 1 – Llygoden yr Eira Show
2 – Andrew Owen, Youth Support Worker (front) with the young people from Nefyn, Liz Saville Roberts, A.S., (centre), Nefyn Youth Workers Gethin and Anna (left) and Llinos (National Theatre Wales) with the Threatr Iolo crew (right).