Mynd o Gwmpass - Out and About


September 2019 Merched Chwarel @ The Good Life Experience, Hawarden

We were delighted to be invited by Rhys Mwyn to take part in Pen Bar Lag: We had a great time meeting people from across Britain and Europe, many interesting conversations and much creative ‘quarry jewellry’ was made using hundreds of bits of drilled slate, washers and thread…

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Merched Chwarel (led by Lisa) are running a series of creative workshops with Fusion over the summer. As with other Merched Chwarel work, we will be celebrating women’s stories and asking the question “Who are the quarry women of the past, present and future?” The workshops will see women drilling into and sewing patterns onto the slate, creating their own individual designs. These pieces of slate will come together to create a permanent outdoor sculpture in a quarry town in the area. See our events page for dates and Lisa’s blog for more information.

1 - 13.7.19 Merched Chwarel @ EGIN

Merched Chwarel supported EGIN, National Theatre Wales’ International Climate Change residency, including supporting quarry-related performances by Vikram Iyengar from India, and a visit to Dinorwig Quarry with Dafydd Gwyn and Elin Tomos. The quarries had a big impact on the group (and the group on us!), bringing themes of decolonising and exploitation to the fore.


26.6.19 Mynd am Dro - Hen Gwt y Bugail

Our first group walk took us to Old Cwt y Bugail near Llan Ffestiniog. We walked, explored, shared stories, practiced different looking and focusing techniques. Diolch i bawb wnaeth ddod! We plan to do more….

16.5.19 Merched Chwarel ar Heno, gyda Elin Tomos

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Merched Chwarel ar Radio Cymru

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8.3.19 Cymru Fyw: Darganfod hanes 'anweledig' merched y chwarel

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Hanes dynion ydy hanes diwydiant chwareli Cymru yn ôl y llyfrau hanes.

Yn aml mae straeon y gwragedd, y mamau a'r merched oedd yn rhan o'r teuluoedd oedd yn cynnal y diwydiant sy'n rhan mor bwysig o hanes gogledd Cymru yn anweledig, i bob pwrpas. Ond mae ymchwil gan Elin Tomos yn codi cwr y llen ar hanes rhai o ferched ardal y chwarel.

Ar Ddiwrnod Rhyngwladol y Menywod, bu'n sôn am dair o'r menywod mae wedi dod ar eu traws wrth ymchwilio i hanes meddygaeth yn y chwareli ar raglen Aled Hughes, Radio Cymru.

"Mi ro'n i o'r farn nad oedd 'na lawer o ddim i'w ddweud am ferched y chwareli," meddai Elin. "Mi rydan ni'n gwybod na fuodd na unrhyw ferch yn gweithio mewn unrhyw fodd mewn unrhyw chwarel, yn sicr yn y cyfnod diwydiannu cynnar….

Darllen mwy

6.2.19 Newyddion 9 - naddu'r hanes mewn gweithiau celf

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Gwyliwch yma - watch here!

19.1.19 - 23.2.19 Canu Chwarel Singing Slate, Blaenau, Llanberis, Y Fron

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Mwy / more

9.1.19 - 12.4.19 Stiwdio Castell Penrhyn Studio


25.10.18 Unloved Heritage, TalySarn


28.9.18 Gwyl Afon Ogwen River Festival, Bethesda


15&16.9.18 LLAWN Arts Festival, Llandudno


14.7.18 Gwyl Lechi Bro Ffestiniog Slate Festival


10.6.18 Processions, Caerdydd - Cardiff