Daniel James

Daniel James
Composer of the lyrics to Calon Lan

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Radio Wales

We were delighted to have another mention from Beverley Humphreys when she was a guest on The Roy Noble Show on Sunday morning.  She was chatting to Roy about Calon Lân and its significance in Welsh culture.  She spoke very warmly about us and gave a great insight into Daniel James and how Calon Lân is so well known not just in Wales but in the wider world!  If you missed it, it is available for a few days to listen again via this link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vrscc

Don't just listen to the Calon Lân feature, listen to the whole show, (as always) it is packed full of interesting bits of information that you just have to go and find out about. 

Calon Lân is everywhere at the moment and if you feel so inclined then you can record your version and send it into BBC Wales - again follow the link below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/cymruwales/calonlan/

We will be posting up lots more news and information in the coming weeks and months - so thank you for staying with us during our quiet period but there is a lot starting to happen so - Watch This Space!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to eveyone who has followed our blog and supported our project - thankyou!
 
There were good intentions yesterday to go for a New Year walk from Mynyddbach but the weather got the better of us.  However, despite that we had a very successful morning with new faces turning up to find out more about the new and exciting Calon Lan Centre.  There was a slide show giving information about the history of Mynyddbach, a look around the Chapel and a muddy visit to the grave of Daniel James.  Then it was cawl, bara brith and pizza - but not necessarily in that order!  Thank you to everyone that came and also to those who gave their time and made the morning a success.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Calon Lan Centre

There are a number of activites planned at Mynyddbach in the forthcoming months.  Two of which are in the planning stage at the moment are a Candlelit Carol Service and a New Year's Day walk.  The friends of Mynyddbach are working very hard, raising the profile of the Calon Lan Centre, so watch this space for news of what is happening!

Project Update

Well, the DVD has been produced and the school packs written - what next? 

Copies of the DVD and pack have been distributed to some schools and libraries and also deposited in Swansea University Library, West Glamorgan archives and the National Library.  Online links to for you to investigate below.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjbxUE_3VQI

 
As well as writing the school packs, Bev and I have built on this information to develop a presentation on the life of Daniel James.  This is currently an evolving and ongoing project and next spring Bev and I will be in the throes of writing for publication - so we are not finished yet!

Last word on Cardiff Half Marathon

Just to say big thankyou to all who sponsored me for running the Cardiff Half Marathon.  I raised £370 for Calon Lan Centre at Mynyddbach.
Presenting the cheque to Rev. Grenville Fisher

Monday, 7 October 2013

Success at the Cardiff Half Marathon

Had a great time yesterday at the Cardiff Half Marathon and achieved my goal of running under 2 hours 15 minutes - I did it in 2 hours and thirteen minutes!  There was a fantastic atmosphere all around the course with people cheering and supporting plus entertainment on route - although obviously could not stop and enjoy it!  Here are some photographs of the day.


I am in there somewhere.


Back home with my well
 earned t-shirt and medal   
Proud mum and proud son at the end!
 

 
There is still time to sponsor if you have not already done so.  To remind you - I have been raising money for the Calon Lan Centre which has been established by the Friends of Mynyddbach.  The Centre is now being used by local community groups on a regular basis but there is still a lot of hard work to be done in this venture.  All funds raised will go directly to Calon Lan Centre.
 
You can donate via the donation button on this blog (it will be active until the end of October) or by sending a donation directly to Mrs. Geinor Tremewan, Treasurer Friends of Mynyddbach Chapel, C/o Mynyddbach Chapel House, Mynyddbach, Swansea SA5 7HT. Cheques should be made payable to Friends of Mynyddbach Chapel

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Connected Communities Exhibition

It was the opening of the Connected Communities Exhibition at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea on the 20th September.

It was wonderful to meet with members form the other projects and hear how they were getting on.  There were some lovely stories about how the history initiatives were engaging with the public and some tears were shed at the heartwarming anecdotes!

Each project has been depicted on exhibition boards and extracts from The Daniel James Project animated film is also being shown within The White Wall Gallery.

We also got a mention on the BBC here

As per usual, I was armed with my trusted camera to capture the events....