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Gŵyl Bwl

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Gŵyl Bwl

Gŵyl Bwl

Cylch Cymreig By Cylch Cymreig

A programme of community events including a spectacular holiday weekend on the Lady Windsor Colliery Site 23rd./24th. August 2014.

Ynysybwl Idea stage

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The festival will include the Lady Windsor Races; a writer in residence, who will work with various local groups over a period of weeks, to produce works which may be performed on the main stage and establish a permanent creative writing group; a bogie race (go-carts, human powered); a tug of war; Carry a Partner Race; a fun fair; a pony club display; Army, Fire Service and Police vehicles and personnel; a farm animal educational event; a main stage for the music (local bands, brass band, choir) and spoken word performances; a mountain bike challenge; opportunities for local arts or crafts producers to exhibit and more minor events, including various catering outlets.

What we'll deliver:

  • Daerwynno Mountain BikeChallenge, September, date t.b.a.
  • Pony Club Display and a Mobile Animal Farm
  • The famous Bogey Race
  • Tub of War & Carry a Partner Race
  • Two day Fun Fair, Saturday and Sunday
  • Brass Band, Male Voice Choir and Bands on the main stage on the 24th.
  • Improve the Lady Windsor Colliery site for the festival and for the benefit of the community throughout the year.
  • Lady Windsor Races: 6th. of July
  • Writer in Residence Project

Why it's a great idea:

The overall need which will be satisfied by the project is community regeneration. The outcomes we benefited from last year were a greater social cohesion in the village. A running group was formed as a direct result of that event. Also, a local branch of C.I.S.W.O. was established in the village.
We are expecting to raise funds for, and awareness of, the needs of several groups within the village, spread across all ages and abilities.
It is our ambition to establish the festival as an annual event. this will raise the profile of our village and create temporary, and hopefully, some permanent job opportunities. We would anticipate that it would become a source of local economic regeneration.

Steps to get it done:

  • By the hard work of the community and financial support from individuals, local businesses and organisations.
  • All the arrangements for this year's festival have made. We only need to reach our budget targets to get it done.
  • We have £7,000 pledged at present and are waiting for responses from sources of grant funding

This is an ambitious project to promote community regeneration with lasting positive outcomes for our village by establishing Gŵyl Ynysybwl Festival as an annual event.

Location Ynysybwl

About the space

The reclaimed site of the Lady Windsor Colliery,.


How will the money be spent?Total £4,750

St. Johns Ambulance / Security - £2,000 (42%)
Writer in Residence - £1,250 (26%)
Portable Toilet Facilities (Partial) - £750 (16%)
Brass Band / Choir / Punch & Judy - £500 (11%)
Event License / Portable Toilet Facilities (Bal) - £250 (5%)
Other - £0 (0%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

St. Johns Ambulance / Security
Writer in Residence
Portable Toilet Facilities (Partial)
Brass Band / Choir / Punch & Judy
Event License / Portable Toilet Facilities (Bal)

Total £4,750

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