The Wales-Argentina Society

The Wales-Argentina Society was founded in 1939 by a number of people with connections in the Welsh settlement in Chubut to be a link between the two countries. It now has over 300 members.

A word from the Chair

You can read an introduction to the Society and the website here

Celebrating 150 years

The Welsh Colony in Patagonia, was established in 1865, when over 150 people from various parts of Wales sailed on the Mimosa to settle in the Chubut Valley, in Southern Argentina. Over the following fifty years, hundreds of Welsh people emigrated there, and established a number of towns and villages.

In 2015, the Society will be celebrating 150 years of Y Wladfa. You can read more on the celebrations here.

The Welsh Language Scheme in Chubut

The Welsh Language Scheme in Chubut has been in operation since 1997 and has contributed extensively towards maintaining and promoting the Welsh language and culture in Y Wladfa. Comparing the situation now with that in 1996 the breadth, intensity and nature of the influence of the scheme can be seen clearly. You can read more about the scheme here



Having a lesson and tea in Trevelin in the garden on a summer day with Iwan Madoc.
Celebrating the anniversary of Trevelin, November 25th 2010
Members of the Esquel classes who earned certificates at the Patagonia Eisteddfod for a sketch, writing and translation with Nesta Davies, their teacher



You can see many more pictures in the Gallery


Events
31 May Ticket to Paradise - Hay Book Festival details
06 Jun Hogia'r Wilber Concert details
19 Oct The Cynon Valley Emigrants to Patagonia in 1865 details
News
Mistar Urdd reunites with his old friend from Patagonia -

Pen Gwyn to visit the Caerphilly Eisteddfod
The Urdd’s popular mascot, Mistar Urdd, will welcome his old friend to this year’s Caerphilly and District Urdd National Eisteddfod – Pen Gwyn the Full story

WALES’ TWO NATIONAL THEATRE COMPANIES AND S4C JOIN FORCES TO COMMEMORATE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WELSH SETTLEMENT IN PATAGONI
, A MULTI-PLATFORM PRODUCTION CREATED BY ARTIST MARC REES, WILL BE STAGED AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE STORES IN ABERDARE, JUNE-JULY 2015 Full story

Welsh Bible from the Mimosa among treasures on display at the National Library this Bank Holiday

Exhibition in NLW Full story


     

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