Some of the people at the Saturday 'Dal ati' session
A large proportion of the population in North Ceredigion are Welsh speakers, as are many of the passers-by who call in to Caffi Cletwr for coffee and cake. Cwmni Cletwr is firmly committed to actively supporting the Welsh language as a living, everyday language in the community.
Many of our staff and volunteers are bi-lingual, and are happy to use whichever language our customers prefer.
Amongst other activities we:
have organised beginners Welsh classes for our volunteers
organise monthly 'Dal ati' sessions where learners and fluent speakers can chat over a cuppa
show Welsh films (with English subtitles)
have regular Welsh story-telling sessions for young children
Welsh magazines for sale in the shop
set up a library of Welsh-language books, suitable for learners and fluent speakers, that can be borrowed for free by anyone. This was supported by grants from 'Ras yr Iaith' and Cronfa Eleri.
Some of our range of Welsh books
In the shop we stock a range of Welsh-language books, as well as books for learners. We also sell some Welsh magazines, including 'Papur Pawb' our local community newspaper.
We try to produce most of our printed material bi-lingually, including our website, newsletter, posters and Facebook posts.
As a result we have received a Silver award from the Ceredigion Language Charter project.
In addition, in 2015 we received a prize of £100 from the Mid-Wales Welsh for Adults Centre at Aberystwyth University as 'Welsh Group of the Year'.
Winners of the 2015 Welsh Group of the Year