Appendix 3: National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales screenings, education and community events

Image: Screening of special edition of Pethe, made by Cwmni Da for S4C, at Dinas Mawddwy village hall, about the Bandits of Mawddwy using footage from 1936 and 1938, attended by Pethe’s director, Angharad Griffiths.
Image: Screening of special edition of Pethe, made by Cwmni Da for S4C, at Dinas Mawddwy village hall, about the Bandits of Mawddwy using footage from 1936 and 1938, attended by Pethe’s director, Angharad Griffiths.



Event details

16 February 2010

Aberystwyth University

3rd year film students tour of archive along with a screening of a sustainable-Wales film produced by John Burgan, on behalf of CAT, which makes extensive use of industrial footage from the Archive.

May 2010

Neuadd Buddug Bala

A Fruitful Year clip screened at venue as part of Classic Reels on Wheels tour

4 August 2010

National Eisteddfod

NSSAW takes part mainly on National Library stand, and hosted screening of 1958 film of earlier Eisteddfod.

7 October 2010

Odeon Wrexham

The Proud Valley was screened. Over 120 people came to the screening including local MP, Ian Lucas. Archive footage from the Wrexham area was also screened in the foyer of the cinema before the main feature film.

11 October 2010

Yale College, Wrexham

Film literacy workshop with students from the Additional Support Unit at Yale College Wrexham. The workshop was carried out by Matt Beere and funded by the Film Agency for Wales. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the students to archive films and give them an insight into the techniques used to create these films.

24 November 2010

Llanast Llanrwst Festival

Screened a number of film titles and clips all taken in the Llanrwst area. The films varied from amateur footage by local people, to documentaries by students. The films were presented by the welsh actor Llion Williams.

December 2010

Coleg Ceredigion

Filmmaking project with students at Coleg Ceredigion, based on a proposal by Sophie Behraki, film editor and lecturer. The project has also received the Cultural Olympiad’s Inspire Mark. The finished films were screened at the Drwm on 7 March 2011.

15 February 2011

Baker Street Chapel Society, Aberystwyth

Group visited the Drwm for a film show of footage of the 1949 National Eisteddfod held in Dolgellau, as well as a series of films on weddings.


16 February 2011

Horeb Chapel, Oswestry

Iwan Jenkins and Trystan Jones from the Archive travelled to Horeb Chapel in Oswestry to screen local archive footage from that area. This included the film Y Cymru – Mynd i’r Wasg, which shows how the weekly Welsh paper, Y Cymro, was printed in the town.

14 March 2011

Merched y Wawr Rhydypennau

Group visited the Drwm to watch three different films including a promo film for the National Library of Wales and Spotlight on Wales.

30 May 2011

Nyth festival, the Gwdihŵ Bar in Cardiff

Clips of Cardiff screened, to show how some recognizable scenes in Cardiff have changed, developed or how some have stayed the same, including Cardiff Capital of Wales (1930s) and Taking the Plunge (1968) which features the Cardiff Empire Pool.

5 July 2011

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven and Pembrokeshire Schools Film Festival

Screening of William Haggar films as part of the Pembrokeshire Schools Film Festival. Local musician, Mark Jones, provided live piano accompaniment to the films.





Event details

August 2011

Friends of Llangollen Motor Museum

Visit to the archive and screening in the Drwm of The Fruitful Year.

20 October 2011

Regent Cinema, Newtown

Part of Library’s outreach work, a screening of The Last Days of Dolwyn. 110 attended.

October 2011

Cwmni Da

Screening of special edition of Pethe, made by Cwmni Da for S4C, at Dinas Mawddwy village hall, about the Bandits of Mawddwy using footage from 1936 and 1938, attended by Pethe’s director, Angharad Griffiths.

21 and 22 November 2011

Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli

Part of the venue’s centenary, screened films including restored Y Chwarelwr (the Quarryman), and Etifeddiaeth, highlights from The Life Story of David Lloyd George (1918), and also local archive films from the Pwllheli area from 1911 onwards – including carnivals, Eisteddfod and an early aeroplane. Silent movie pianist, Paul Shallcross provided live piano accompaniment.

4 November 2011


The audience viewed a selection of films from the Machynlleth area. The films varied from the National Eisteddfod in Machynlleth in 1937 to footage of the Royal Welsh Show held in Machynlleth in 1954 and footage of the local show in Cemmaes in 1940.

27 February 2012

Groeslon, Arfon

Two staff went to Groeslon in Arfon to show a programme of films with a local and slate-quarrying theme. Around 130 people attended.

March 2012

Arad Goch

Jerry the Tyke screening at the Drwm, as part of the 7th Agor Drysau- Opening Doors Festival.

19 April 2012

St John’s church, Maesteilo

Screening of Valley of Song (1953) in the area it was filmed.

February 2013

Cymdeithas Festri Lawen Horeb

30 people attended a screening of local footage from Dyffryn Ardudwy.

February 2013

Barbican, London

Preservation Officer travelled to London for a screening of The Life Story of David Lloyd George to 130 people.

25 February 2013

Neuadd Tŷ’n y Porth, Penmachno

Screening of two early S4C films of local interest: an edition of Cefn Gwlad about renowned singer, Ritchie Thomas and an edition of the series Portreadau featuring the two farming sisters, Kitty & Lizzie.

25 March 2013

Groeslon Village Hall

Screening of films including Muriau Segontium, a 1979 film produced by HTV. Attended by Gerwyn Owen who presented the film to the audience.

May 2013

Tŷ Newydd

Tŷ Newydd arranged a weeklong festival to celebrate the life and work of welsh language author, playwright William Samuel Jones. All the events took place in Llanystumdwy, the village in which he was born and lived.

May 2013

Lloyd George Museum

Screening of TV clips from the collection with a connection to Wil Sam, including Ifas y Tryc.

November 2013

Clwb Cinio Glannau Llwchwr

Screening event at Pontarddulais Rugby Club, featuring a programme of films by early cinema pioneers, the Haggar family. They had close connections with the area. Talk by Iola Baines.

November 2013

Cell B, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Screened clips from various TV programmes filmed in Blaenau over the years, and older films of the town during the 1920s and 1930s, including the official ceremony to open the Hospital in 1927.



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