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NAFOW will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2014!

North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW)

The North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW), sponsored by the Welsh North American Association, the largest Welsh cultural organization in North America, will be held in Washington DC on Aug 30 – Sept 2, 2018 . See www.NAFOW.org for all the wonderful events that weekend. We have booked a total of 4 rooms, need one? Email WelshWNE@gmail.com.

If you’ve never been, this is your chance. WE HAVE DECIDED TO FLY as the cost of a flight from BDL to DCA was the same as driving. Email us, to get our travel plans so you can join us. The flight we found is about $125 per person with free shuttle to the hotel.
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Noson Lawen with WSWNE

NOSON LAWEN with WSWNE
MAY 20 (Sunday) 6:00PM – 9:00PM The Welsh Soc of Western New England’s 1st Annual NOSON LAWEN for DYLAN THOMAS DAY will be held at (NOTE NEW LOCATION!!) the TAP HOUSE GRILLE, 1506 Riverdale Rd, West Springfield, MA at 6PM. We will share Welsh fables, stories, poetry, readings, singing and music, in both Welsh & English, while having a meal/drinks together (on your own from the menu). Contribute to the evening, by reading a story, poetry, music, singing (for a max of 3 minutes) or just join us to listen and enjoy. RSVP to WelshWNE@gmail.com,

Welsh Genealogy Workshop

GLASTONBURY, CT
May 12 (Saturday) – The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:15am-5:00pm. Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share. Workshop will include a 12 noon-1PM presentation on a genealogy topic. Members $5 donation. Guests $10. RSVP to WelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time.

WSWNE’s Genealogy Group

GLASTONBURY, CT
March 17 (Saturday) – The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:15am-5:00pm. Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share. Workshop will include a 12 noon-1PM presentation on a genealogy topic. Members $5 donation. Guests $10. RSVP to WelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time.

Rugby Game & WSWNE’s Genealogy Group

GLASTONBURY, CT
March 17 (Saturday) – RUGBY and GENEALOGY! The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. We will begin with the genealogy at 10:15am and then break for Wales v France, Saturday at 12.00pm EST (Watch live on TV. Genealogy Workshop resumes at 1:30PM!!Bring $5 towards streaming cost. Come for the whole day or part of it – RSVP required.
Read more at http://rbs6nations.com (times EST, to be confirmed)
Location in Glastonbury, CT will be provided after RSVP.
Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share. Members $5 donation. Guests $10. RSVP to WelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time.

Annual St. David’s Day Luncheon & Celebration

EAST WINDSOR, CT
The Welsh Society of Western New England’s St. David’s Day Luncheon at 11:00AM at the Nutmeg Restaurant, East Windsor, CT. Two members will be in traditional Welsh National costume. A video message from the First Minister of Wales, The Right Honorable Carwyn Jones, followed by lunch, and a presentation by Helen Coates of The Copper Kettle Bakery on “Welsh Cakes” and Margaret Lloyd, Welsh poet, who was born in Liverpool to Welsh parents and grew up in a Welsh Community in Utica, NY reading from her newest book “ Travelling on My Own Errands:  Voices of Women from The Mabinogi.” Also, Welsh items for sale, a Welsh “Tea Cup” auction plus the singing of the Welsh National Anthem. Check WelshWNE.org for details. Tickets can be reserved by emailing: infoWelshWNE@gmail.com.

Margaret Lloyd

Margaret Lloyd photoMargaret Lloyd was born in Liverpool, England, of Welsh parents and grew up in a Welsh community in Utica, New York. She received a PhD from the University of Leeds, England, and has published a book on William Carlos Williams’ poem Paterson. Travelling on My Own
Errands: Voices of Women from The Mabinogi is her fourth collection of original poetry. Her poetry honors include a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, several Pushcart nominations, a fellowship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and residencies at Yaddo and
Hawthornden Castle in Scotland where she finished Travelling on My Own Errands. Lloyd is Professor Emeritus at Springfield College, Massachusetts.

Helen Coates

Helen Coates photoHelen says, “I grew up in South Wales, where early morning weekends were spent in the kitchen.  My mum Eileen and grandmother Irene were kneading dough for bread and
warming the griddle for our morning Welsh Cakes.  I loved to help them cut the circles of dough. Even today, the smell of allspice and cinnamon takes me back to the warmth of that
kitchen filled with love.
My mother used to take me to a café in our village that served tea, Welsh Cakes, and sweetbreads. They filled every teapot with boiling water straight out of their giant kettle.  I told my mum as a child: “One day, I am going to open a bakery and call it the Copper Kettle.” We always dreamed we would do it together but living 3,000 miles away from each other made it impossible.
My mum passed away in June 2013 and I was laid off shortly thereafter.  I found myself craving the taste of Welsh Cakes.  I began griddling them every morning for my sons and then neighbors and friends.  As the requests grew, I realized I had found my calling and launched Copper Kettle Bakery.
I cannot wait to tell you the rest of the story.”

Rugby Game and WSWNE’s Genealogy Group

GLASTONBURY, CT
February 3 (Saturday) – RUGBY and GENEALOGY:
The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Wales v Scotland, Saturday 9.15am EST (Watch live on TV with us before the Genealogy Workshop begins at 10:45AM! RSVP req’d). Bagels and coffee served, bring $5 towards streaming costs. RSVP req’d.

Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share.  Members $5 donation. Guests $10. RSVP to WelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time.

WSWNE’s Genealogy Group

GLASTONBURY, CT
January 13 (Saturday) – The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:15am-5:00pm. Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share. Workshop will include a 12 noon-1PM presentation on a genealogy topic. Members $5 donation. Guests $10. RSVP to WelshWNE@gmail.com, location provided at that time

Trivia Night with “The Red Dragons” Team

Wednesday, January 10 at the Yarde Tavern, 1658 King Street, Enfield,  CT (Close to MA state line). Several WSNWE members joined up at the Yarde Tavern in Enfield, CT in November as the team “The Red Dragons” for a Pub Trivia night… We enjoyed each other’s company while sharing a meal together and beating to pulp all the other teams…well not quite but we actually came in 2nd and only by one point!

We look forward to another Red Dragon Team Trivia Night on January 10, 2018 ….at 6PM for dinner, Trivia starts at 7PM, if you can, wear red! Please join us as part of the team! RSVP to WelshWNE@gmail.com.