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  1. A Very Merry EVI Christmas

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    It’s been a wonderful and busy year here at EVI, so we put on a week of community festive cheer to celebrate.

    At the beginning of the year, we were granted substantial funding from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*. This meant we’ve been able to host and launch many community events and initiatives over the past 12 months. From our Open Week, training academies, cultural exhibitions and workshops, to launching the ‘Café at EVI’, a community banking hub, community choir, and more – we’ve had a very busy year!

    This funding has also provided us with the resources to plan and set-up even more community initiatives for 2023, such as the EVI Community Pantry and Repair Café.

    To celebrate all we’ve achieved this year, we put on a week of festive cheer for staff, volunteers and the community.

    Miracle on 34th Street

    The Lighthouse Theatre Company kicked off our festive season with an outstanding sell-out Live Radio Play of the Christmas classic, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’. It was an evening stuffed with seasonal tunes, mulled wine, mince pies and a captivating Christmas tale enjoyed by all.

    12 Days of Christmas

    A big well done to our EVI Voxpop community choir who put on a packed Christmas concert. Led by our dedicated volunteer and choir leader, Alison, the choir has gone from strength to strength since they formed less than 4 months ago. The audience joined in for a rendition of ’12 Days of Christmas’!

    Christmas Dinner

    For our final Christmas celebration, the Café at EVI put on a delicious 2-course turkey roast. EVI staff, volunteers, tenants, and other BG community organisations joined us to celebrate a year of bringing wellbeing, entertainment, education and support to the communities of Ebbw Vale and Blaenau Gwent. A big thank you to all who’ve made this year a successful one and to our wonderful community. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


    All community events and initiatives mentioned within this article have been funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  2. EVI’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

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    Louby Lou’s Storytelling magically transformed EVI into a School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for a spooktacular community Halloween celebration.

    90 local children and their families joined us on Halloween for a magical and immersive storytelling experience with Louby Lou’s Storytelling. Children zoomed around the building exploring the possibilities of their imagination and getting lost in the make believe. They took part in three Witchcraft and Wizardry lessons with a different witch or wizard – ‘The Magic Potion Pot’, ‘Zoom on a Broom’ and ‘Charms and Spells’ – free to all thanks to a generous donation from a community member.

    A big thank you to all that came and those who made the day possible!

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  3. Thousands Listen to Talented Budding South Wales Musicians

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    A talented group of young people in Blaenau Gwent have released their very own single, ‘Summer of Love’ by KRU (ft. Kidz R Us), and it’s already hit over 5.5 thousand YouTube views and over 3000 streams on Spotify! 

    EVI worked in collaboration with music producer Nick Brine (Oasis, Stone Roses) to enable an inspirational group of young people from Kidz R Us in Blaenau Gwent to write, create, record, and promote their very own single – funded by the Welsh Government’s Summer of Fun scheme through CWVYS.

    ProMo-Cymru (EVI’s custodians) joined KRU and Nick Brine at their state-of-the-art recording studios in EVI for the recording session of their original single, ‘Summer of Love’. Find out how they got on!

    ‘It’s been an amazing experience from start to finish. We’ve had so much fun and learnt so much!’

    KRU Member

    An uplifting and upbeat song to get you through the colder months. Take time to listen and support them by watching on YouTube and listening on Spotify.

    KRU and Nick Brine at EVI

    Also at EVI…

    ProMo-Cymru also used their digital expertise to deliver free training at EVI as part of our Summer of Fun. Local young people took part in graphic design workshops, accredited video production and TikTok creator sessions throughout the summer.

    Picture taken at the Accredited Video Production course delivered by ProMo at EVI.

    “I’ve just finished uni and keen to add more skills to my CV as I search for jobs. The trainer explained everything very well, I understood everything! The sessions were really useful.”

    “I’ve learnt graphic design skills that will help with my own career path and improve the appearance of the YouTube and TikTok videos I already create!”

    Find out more about ProMo’s training sessions here.


    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  4. Miloedd yn Gwrando ar Gerddorion Newydd Talentog o Dde Cymru

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    Mae grŵp talentog o bobl ifanc ym Mlaenau Gwent wedi rhyddhau sengl eu hunain, ‘Summer of Love’ gan KRU (gyda Kidz R Us), ac mae dros 5.5 mil wedi gwylio ar YouTube a dros 3000 wedi gwrando ar Spotify yn barod!

    Bu ProMo-Cymru yn gweithio mewn cydweithrediad â’r cynhyrchydd cerddoriaeth Nick Brine (Oasis, Stone Roses) yn eu Canolfan Cymunedol a Diwylliannol, Institiwt Glyn Ebwy (EVI), i alluogi grŵp o bobl ifanc ysbrydoledig o Kidz R Us ym Mlaenau Gwent i ysgrifennu, creu, recordio a hyrwyddo sengl eu hunain – wedi ei ariannu drwy gynllun Haf o Hwyl Llywodraeth Cymru trwy CWVYS.

    Ymunodd ProMo-Cymru â KRU a Nick Brine yn y stiwdio recordio o’r radd flaenaf yn EVI i gynnal sesiwn recordio o’r sengl wreiddiol, ‘Summer of Love’. Dyma sut yr aeth pethau!

    “Mae wedi bod yn brofiad anhygoel o’r cychwyn i’r diwedd. Cawsom cymaint o hwyl a dysgu llawer iawn!”

    – Aelod KRU

    Cân sy’n codi’r galon i’ch cario chi trwy’r misoedd oer o’n blaen. Dangoswch eich cefnogaeth wrth wylio’r fideo ar YouTube and gwrando ar Spotify.


    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  5. Liz’s EVI Journey

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    A big congratulations and thank you to Liz, a successful graduate of our Hospitality training academy and an invaluable ‘Café at EVI’ volunteer.

    Liz began her EVI Journey with us in the summer, coming to us with her aspiration to become a chef, work in catering and improve her cooking skills after a period of being unable to work. She enrolled on our Hospitality Training Academy*, where she successfully completed 9 different courses from essential training qualifications such as first aid, food safety and customer service to practical bar and barista skills.

    Liz then undertook a volunteer placement in our community ‘Café at EVI’* to put her newfound skills into practice. Working with Amanda, our café cook and trainer, Liz practiced lots of new recipes, front of house skills and learnt about the general running of the café. 


    “The best thing about being involved with EVI is meeting new people. I’m feeling so much more sociable, even my back is feeling better, my confidence has improved, and nothing makes me happier than happy customers. I wouldn’t have dreamt of doing what I do now. It’s given me the motivation and time to really develop myself and skills”

    – Liz


    The EVI team have helped Liz update her CV, rehearse interview skills and start to apply for local hospitality jobs. We’ve also helped taste-test many of her delicious bakes and have welcomed her into our EVI Voxpop community choir

    A big thank you to Liz and all our volunteers who are essential to our community and cultural centre and the successful delivery of our community projects. 

    Liz’s EVI Journey has been supported by funding from the UK Government*.

    EVI are looking for volunteers to help support the many community services and activities available at the centre. Help us make a change in your area – meet friends, gain work experience and help others! Find out more about our volunteering opportunities here. 


    *We were able to open the Café at EVI, deliver our Hospitality Training Academy and support Liz on her volunteer journey due to funding from the UK Government through our UKCRF project.

    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  6. 30 People Graduate From EVI’s Training Academies

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    30 People Graduate From EVI’s Training Academies

    Congratulations to our 2022 Hospitality and Teaching Assistant Academy graduates!

    EVI partnered with Communities for Work Plus and Adult Learning Wales this year to deliver Hospitality and Teaching Assistant training academies – bespoke courses designed by us based on community need. Funding through the UK Community Renewal Fund* meant that these were free of charge to the people of Blaenau Gwent and included delicious daily buffets from the community Café at EVI.

    30 people gained a range of qualifications and skills from barista and bar skills, first aid and customer service to autism awareness, paediatric first aid, anger management, safeguarding of children and more. 

    Celebrating Successes

    4 people have already gained employment as a direct result of attending the academies, with others boosting their confidence and their CV’s with qualifications and skills to help gain future employment, access volunteering opportunities and support their business. 

    We recently held award ceremonies for our graduates. Congratulations and best of luck to you all!

    The feedback from the academies has been overwhelmingly positive;


    “Great for my CV and future job applications. Also very helpful for my confidence.”

    – Hospitality Academy Graduate


    “[It] Benefitted me by giving me skills and qualifications that I can use to get a job in a career that I’d always wanted.”

    – Teaching Assistant Academy Graduate


    Further Opportunities

    Our skilled EVI team were on hand to offer support throughout the course, working with participants to define what they would like to achieve, barriers, future plans, and signposting further opportunities such as training and volunteering. Communities for Work Plus also provided help in removing financial hurdles such as transport, childcare and training to help them get the job they need. 

    Look out for more EVI training academies in the future! Find out more about one participant’s journey below.


    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  7. Ukrainian and Welsh Mini-Festival at EVI

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    ‘Industrial Dreams’, a free half-day festival, was held at EVI recently as part of the University of St Andrews: Donbas in Focus project in collaboration with Gwent Archives. The project explored industry, archive, erasure and community resilience in Ebbw Vale and the Ukrainian East. 

    Ukrainian filmmakers, artists and people feeling conflict joined with people from Ebbw Vale and historians, archivists and journalists from across Wales for ‘Industrial Dreams’, a free half-day festival exploring how the histories and experiences from industrial areas in the Ukrainian East and South Wales intertwine. The event culminated in a UK film premiere.

    Industrial Legacies

    Both Ebbw Vale and Mariupol, Ukraine were once two of the largest steel producing complexes in Europe. Today both are gone, as a result of de-industrialization in the case of Ebbw Vale, and Russia’s devastating war of erasure in the case of Mariupol.

    This event explored the industrial legacies of these places and how they speak to each other through archival images of the steelworks, moving images and personal testimony, as well as post-industrial projects like the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival and Welsh / Ukrainian contemporary art.

    Cllr Dai Davies talking passionately about Ebbw Vale and EVI’s history.

    Ebbw Vale Institute was a particularly apt venue for the event as the 170-year-old building is itself a reflection of the social and industrial heritage of the town of Ebbw Vale, previously providing training in iron, steel and coal for the area. 

    Attendees wrote heartfelt and moving postcards to pen pals in Ukraine telling them something about their lives in South Wales, showing solidarity for the violence and terror Ukraine is now facing.

    UK Film Premiere at EVI

    The day culminated with the UK premiere of “EuroDonbas”, a documentary film revealing the last footage of Eastern Ukrainian towns before Russian invasion, directed by Kornii Hrytsiuk and produced by Anna Palenchuk. The film brings to life the foreign heritage of Eastern Ukrainian cities, including the history of Welsh labour migration to Hughesovka, today’s Donetsk. Kornii and Anna came online to cheers and long applause from the Ebbw Vale audience and answered audience questions.

    Event organiser Victoria Donovan from the University of St Andrews said, “Wales and Donbas have much to learn from each other’s histories of political and cultural resilience. We are excited to get new generation artists from the two countries talking to each other across borders, and thinking together about their post-industrial futures,  particularly at this incredibly difficult moment of full-scale Russian war against Ukraine.”   

    Picture Gallery

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  8. Celebrating Black History in South Wales

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    Cymraeg

    70 community members joined us to celebrate an important part of Welsh history as we put on Afternoon Tea and a film showing to celebrate hosting the ‘Let Paul Robeson Sing’ exhibition.

    EVI have been privileged to host the inspiring ‘Let Paul Robeson Sing’ Exhibition from Swansea University South Wales Miners’ Library, chronicling the inspirational life of actor, singer and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson. In celebration, we hosted a sumptuous Afternoon Tea from the Café at EVI and The Proud Valley (1940) film showing, free to all due to funding through the UK Community Renewal Fund*.

    Welsh History

    The incredible exhibition explores Robeson’s journey against prejudice and intolerance, his connection with the miners of South Wales, and his work to promote diversity and racial equality.

    We have been proud to bring Robeson’s story back to Ebbw Vale, 64 years after his famed appearance at the 1958 Ebbw Vale National Eisteddfod in which he told the crowd, “You have shaped my life – I have learned from you.” 

    EVI itself plays an important role in the history, past, present, and future of Blaenau Gwent and the surrounding areas. The 170-year-old building is a reflection of the social and industrial heritage of the town of Ebbw Vale, previously providing training in iron, steel and coal for the area. 

    Throughout time, EVI has kept education at its heart. This work continues here today, as we work with local communities and beyond to create a centre of excellence to be proud of, in which people can participate, learn, create and be entertained, in keeping with the original ethos of the Ebbw Vale Institute.

    Launch Success

    The exhibition launch was a great success, with rave reviews for the Cafe at EVI and an afternoon well spent socialising, learning, and reminiscing;


    “The afternoon was most enjoyable. Great insight into life in South Wales coal mines and the inspiring life of Paul Robeson.


    “A wonderful afternoon spent socialising with great company and meeting new people. Lovely Afternoon Tea from the Cafe, and I enjoyed seeing ‘The Proud Valley’ again for the first time in 40 years.”


    As the exhibition draws to a close this week, we would like to thank the South Wales Miners’ Library and all community members who have visited to learn about Robeson’s story and his important role in Black and Welsh history at EVI, the oldest institute in Wales.

    Take a look at our upcoming events here.


    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  9. Dathlu Hanes Pobl Dduon De Cymru

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    Ymunodd dros 70 o aelodau’r gymuned â ni i ddathlu cyfnod pwysig yn hanes Cymru gyda The Prynhawn a dangos ffilm i ddathlu’r arddangosfa ‘Gadewch i Paul Robeson Ganu’ a gynhaliwyd yma.

    Mae Institiwt Glynebwy wedi bod yn falch iawn o gael cynnal yr arddangosfa ysbrydoledig ‘Gadewch i Paul Robeson Ganu’ gan Lyfrgell y Glowyr De Cymru ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe, yn dangos bywyd ysbrydoledig yr actor, canwr ac actifydd hawliau sifil, Paul Robeson. I ddathlu, roedd EVI wedi creu Te Prynhawn blasus yng Nghaffi’r EVI a dangoswyd y ffilm The Proud Valley (1940), am ddim i bawb diolch i arian Cronfa Adnewyddu Cymunedol y DU*.

    Hanes Cymru

    Mae’r arddangosfa wych yma yn edrych ar siwrne Robeson wrth iddo wynebu anfantais ac anoddefgarwch, ei gysylltiad gyda glowyr De Cymru, a’i waith yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth a chydraddoldeb hiliol.

    Rydym wedi bod yn falch iawn i gael dychwelyd stori Robeson i Lyn Ebwy, 64 mlynedd yn ddiweddarach ers ei ymddangosiad enwog yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Glyn Ebwy 1958 lle dywedodd wrth y dorf, “Rydych chi wedi siapio fy mywyd – rwyf wedi dysgu gennych chi.”

    Mae’r EVI ei hun yn chwarae rhan bwysig iawn yn hanes, gorffennol, presennol a dyfodol Blaenau Gwent a’r ardal gyfagos. Mae’r adeilad 170 oed yn adlewyrchu treftadaeth gymdeithasol a diwydiannol tref Glyn Ebwy, oedd cynt yn darparu hyfforddiant haearn, dur a glo i’r ardal.

    Mae’r EVI wedi cadw addysg wrth ei galon dros y blynyddoedd. Mae’r gwaith yma yn parhau yma heddiw, wrth i ni weithio gyda chymunedau lleol a thu hwnt i greu canolfan rhagoriaeth i fod yn falch ohoni, lle gall pobl gymryd rhan, dysgu, creu a chael eu hadlonni, gan gadw i ethos gwreiddiol Institiwt Glyn Ebwy.

    Llwyddiant y Lansiad

    Roedd lansiad yr arddangosfa yn llwyddiant mawr, gydag adolygiadau gwych i’r Caffi yn EVI a phrynhawn da yn cymdeithasu, dysgu, ac yn hel atgofion.


    “Roedd yn brynhawn dymunol iawn. Mewnwelediad gwych i fywyd pyllau glo De Cymru a bywyd ysbrydoledig Paul Robeson.”


    “Prynhawn hyfryd yn cymdeithasu gyda chwmni gwych a chyfarfod pobl newydd. Te Prynhawn lyfli gan y caffi, ac roeddwn i wedi mwynhau gweld ‘The Proud Valley’ unwaith eto am y tro cyntaf ers 40 mlynedd.”


    Wrth i’r arddangosfa ddod i ben yr wythnos hon, hoffwn ddiolch i Lyfrgell y Glowyr De Cymru a holl aelodau’r gymuned sydd wedi ymweld i ddysgu am stori Robeson a’i ran bwysig yn hanes Du a Chymru yn EVI, yr institiwt hynaf yng Nghymru.

    Ewch i weld digwyddiadau sydd i ddod yn EVI yma.


    *Mae Cronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU yn rhaglen Llywodraeth y DU ar gyfer 2021/22. Y bwriad ydy cefnogi pobl a chymunedau sydd â’r angen mwyaf ledled y DU i gynnal rhaglenni peilot a dulliau newydd i baratoi ar gyfer Cronfa Ffyniant Cyffredin y DU. Mae’n buddsoddi mewn sgiliau, cymunedau a llefydd busnesau lleol, ac yn cefnogi pobl i mewn i swyddi. Am wybodaeth bellach, cliciwch yma.

  10. Families Get Hands On With Nature At EVI

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    Cymraeg

    Over 80 local children and families visited our historic Ebbw Vale Institute (EVI) during our Open Week recently to take part in a variety of free natural outdoor crafts and wildlife educational workshops.

    Local families had the opportunity to spend quality time together, learn outdoors and receive free, healthy children’s lunchboxes from the Café at EVI this summer holidays due to UK Community Renewal Fund funding.

    Getting Creative

    EggSeeds (an educational charity) carried out workshops, sharing their passion and innovative ways to inspire and connect with children and families through natural crafting. Activities included pyrography (the art of decorating wood with burn marks), driftwood craft, pebble painting and making and sowing seed bombs to decorate the EVI community garden and take home with them. Children were excited to return to EVI’s garden in the future to see how their insect friendly plants and flowers had grown, and hid their painted bug themed pebbles around the garden.

    Building Bug Homes

    The Gwent Wildlife Trust also took part in the week, helping everyone to build bug homes and identify different moths in moth boxes (a friendly and harmless way of collecting moths). They explained the important nocturnal pollinating role of moths and how they use their long proboscis to drink nectar from flowers. They also shared interesting information with the group about other pollinating insects like bees, butterflies and beetles. Surrounded by flowers, plants and insects in the beautiful outdoor sunshine, families worked on their bug homes and learnt how important they were in providing a safe space for bugs to live, lay eggs, raise their young, and seek refuge from predators.

    One parent commented, “There’s so much plastic and pointless waste involved in children’s activities. It’s great to come here and use natural and sustainable resources for crafts that are fun, educational and have an actual purpose. They can take them home, put them to use, be reminded of what they learnt and discover even more when the insects come to stay. It’s great for them to be surrounded by the environment that they’re learning about.”

    Hands On Learning

    Lastly, the Ebbw Vale Owl Sanctuary visited with their rescued owls and birds of prey, using the centre and its garden to give families the chance to interact with them and find out about their natural habitats, diets, and conservation. 

    Sian Tucker, EVI Centre Manager stated, “It’s magical to see all these families here at the oldest institute in Wales learning about the importance of biodiversity, nature and wildlife – just like generations did 170 years before them when the building was a Scientific Institute. A focus on sustainability, the environment and education are a key part of our community ethos here at EVI”.

    Click here for our Open Week picture gallery!

    EVI’s Open Week activities were funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, secured by ProMo Cymru for EVI.


    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  11. Teuluoedd yn Dysgu am Natur yn Institiwt Glynebwy

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    Ymwelodd dros 80 o blant a theuluoedd lleol ein hadeilad hanesyddol Institiwt Glynebwy (EVI) yn ystod ein Hwythnos Agored ddiweddar i gymryd rhan mewn amrywiaeth o weithdai addysgiadol crefftau awyr agored a bywyd gwyllt.

    Cafodd teuluoedd lleol y cyfle i dreulio amser arbennig â’i gilydd, dysgu yn yr awyr agored a derbyn pecynnau bwyd iach am ddim i blant o’r Caffi yn EVI dros y gwyliau haf.

    Bod yn Greadigol

    Roedd EggSeeds (elusen addysgiadol) yn cyflwyno gweithdai, yn rhannu eu hangerdd a ffyrdd arloesol i ysbrydoli a chysylltu gyda phlant a theuluoedd gyda chrefftau naturiol. Roedd gweithgareddau yn cynnwys pyrograffeg (y gelf o addurno pren wrth ei losgi), crefft broc môr, peintio cerrig bach a chreu a phlannu bomiau hadau i addurno gardd gymunedol EVI ac i fynd adref gyda nhw. Roedd y plant yn gyffrous iawn i gael dychwelyd i ardd EVI yn y dyfodol i weld tyfiant y planhigion a’r blodau sydd yn gyfeillgar i chwilod, ac aethant ati i guddio cerrig wedi’u peintio ar themâu chwilod o gwmpas yr ardd.

    Adeiladu Cartrefi Chwilod

    Roedd Ymddiriedolaeth Natur Gwent hefyd yn rhan o’r wythnos, yn helpu pawb i adeiladu cartref chwilod eu hunain ac i adnabod gwahanol wyfynod mewn bylchau gwyfod (ffordd gyfeillgar a diogel i gasglu gwyfod). Eglurwyd pwysigrwydd y gwyfod i beillio gyda’r nos a’r ffordd maent yn defnyddio’u trwyn hir i yfed neithdar o flodau. Rhannwyd gwybodaeth ddiddorol gyda’r grŵp am bryfaid peillio eraill fel gwenyn, pili-pala a chwilod. Yn gweithio yn yr ardd braf, gyda blodau, planhigion a chwilod o’u cwmpas, roedd y teuluoedd yn gweithio ar y cartrefi chwilod ac yn dysgu am eu gwaith pwysig fel rhoi lle diogel i chwilod fyw, gadael wyau, magu a chadw’n ddiogel o reibwyr.

    Dywedodd un rhiant, “Mae gweithgareddau plant yn aml yn defnyddio llawer o blastig a gwastraff dibwynt. Mae’n wych dod yma a defnyddio deunyddiau naturiol, cynaliadwy ar gyfer crefftau hwyl, addysgiadol ac sydd â phwrpas. Gallant fynd â nhw adref, eu rhoi ar ddefnydd, a chael eu hatgoffa o’r hyn dysgwyd yn ogystal â dysgu mwy pan fydd y chwilod yn dod i aros. Mae’n wych iddynt fod yn yr amgylchedd maent yn dysgu amdano.”

    Dysgu Ymarferol

    Yn olaf, daeth Gwarchodfa Tylluanod Glynebwy draw gyda’r tylluanod a’r adar ysglyfaethus sydd wedi’u hachub, gan ddefnyddio’r ganolfan a’r ardd i roi cyfle i’r teuluoedd gysylltu gyda nhw a darganfod mwy am eu cynefin naturiol, diet a’u gwarchodaeth.

    Dywedodd Sian Tucker, Rheolwr Canolfan EVI, “Mae’n hudol gweld yr holl deuluoedd yma yn institiwt hynaf Cymru, yn dysgu am bwysigrwydd bioamrywiaeth, natur a bywyd gwyllt – yn union fel yr oedd pobl 170 mlynedd yn ôl pan roedd yr adeilad yn Institiwt Gwyddonol. Mae canolbwyntio ar gynaladwyedd, yr amgylchedd ac addysg yn rhan allweddol o’n hethos cymunedol yma yn EVI.”

    Ariannwyd gweithgareddau Wythnos Agored EVI gan Lywodraeth y DU drwy Gronfa Adnewyddu Cymunedol y DU.


    *Mae Cronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU yn rhaglen Llywodraeth y DU ar gyfer 2021/22. Y bwriad ydy cefnogi pobl a chymunedau sydd â’r angen mwyaf ledled y DU i gynnal rhaglenni peilot a dulliau newydd i baratoi ar gyfer Cronfa Ffyniant Cyffredin y DU. Mae’n buddsoddi mewn sgiliau, cymunedau a llefydd busnesau lleol, ac yn cefnogi pobl i mewn i swyddi. Am wybodaeth bellach, cliciwch yma.

  12. Open Week Success & Picture Gallery

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    Over 350 members of the community helped us celebrate our jam-packed Open Week recently, taking part in a wide variety of free wellbeing, cultural and educational workshops and activities.

    EVI was able to reopen to the public this year after partial closure during the pandemic, due to funding from the UK Government*. To celebrate, we put on an eclectic Open Week full of free activities for the community. From digital skills training, wellbeing classes and a Paul Robeson exhibition, to family crafting and educational workshops, providing free healthy children’s lunches in the summer holidays, and a chance to socialise at Afternoon Tea – the week had activities and sessions for everyone. Click the images below and scroll through!

    Open Week Timetable

    Our Open Week was funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*


    *The  UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fundprospectus

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  13. Music Bursary Competition Winner

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    One lucky winner has been chosen to receive a 12 month bursary place with Session Recall, funded by EVI through the UK Community Renewal Fund. 

    One lucky Blaenau Gwent musician has won a place on a new music production, song writing and business coaching platform, Session Recall. The platform is led by producer and label owner Nick Brine (Oasis, Stone Roses) and Jon Constantine, both of whom run Leeders Vale Studios (EVI’s state-of-the-art recording studio.) 

    Nick and Jon run EVI’s recording studio

    The Winner

    We are delighted to announce that Joshua Hopkins from Nantyglo has won the 12 month bursary place with Session Recall! Joshua wins enrolment onto their Silver Package for 12 months, receiving one to one mentoring with industry professionals, business coaching, song writing tips, online courses, access to production workshops, song writing camps and discount codes for equipment to help with his music moving forward.  

    Panel members loved his track and application statement explaining what it would mean for him to win. Congratulations Josh! EVI are thrilled to award you this bursary place and Session Recall look forward to working with you this year.

    Runners Up

    Session Recall were so impressed by the entries, they have generously awarded 3 runners-up with free access to the Session Recall community;

    Heidi Lewis 

    The Stay

    Teal Flood

    Judging panel members were highly impressed with all entries and would like to express how difficult it was to come to a decision. 

    EVI and Session Recall would like to thank all entrants – and urge them to continue pursuing their music.

    This bursary place was funded through the UK Community Renewal Fund*, secured by ProMo Cymru for the Ebbw Vale Institute.


    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

  14. Teaching Assistant Academy at EVI

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    This page is currently being translated into Welsh and will be available soon.

    THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED.

    Looking for a career change or hoping to start a career in education? This is the course for you!

    We are working in partnership with Communities for Work Plus and Adult Learning Wales to deliver our free bespoke Teacher Assistant L2 training, designed to support you gain the necessary skills for employment in the education sector. Whether you are looking for a career change or hoping to start a career in education, this is the course for you!

    Our fully accredited training will be held face to face in a welcoming and relaxed environment of EVI. It is essential to complete all modules to achieve an Agored Cymru L2 Teaching Assistant Qualification.

    During the first and last week of the course representatives from Teacher Active, Prospero and Anzuk Education will visit to chat with participants about registration and employment opportunities.

    To participate in this training, you must live in the Blaenau Gwent Local Authority Area. You will need to bring photographic ID with you. Lunch and refreshments provided.

    Communities For Work Plus can provide you with a personal mentor who can apply for funding to help remove hurdles such as transport, training, and childcare to get you the job you need. Terms and conditions apply.

    Please get in touch with any questions and we will be happy to help. Email megan@promo.cymru.

    This training opportunity is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*


    *The  UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fundprospectus

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  15. Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru yn Ymweld â Institiwt Glynebwy (EVI)

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    Mae’r Gwir Anrh Robert Buckland QC AS, Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru, wedi bod yn ymweld â EVI yng Nglynebwy i weld nifer o brosiectau sydd yn cael eu cefnogi gan y Gronfa Adnewyddu Cymunedol ym Mlaenau Gwent.

    Mae EVI yn darparu cyfleoedd i wella iechyd a lles ac yn datblygu hyfforddiant a chyfleoedd profiad gwaith. Roedd EVI a ProMo-Cymru (gwarcheidwaid EVI) yn hapus iawn i siarad gyda Syr Robert Buckland yn ystod ei ymweliad.

    Mae Cronfa Adnewyddu Cymunedol y DU wedi cefnogi EVI i ailagor ei ddrysau i’r cyhoedd ar ôl cau yn rhannol yn ystod y pandemig. Mae’r tîm wedi bod yn brysur yn datblygu gwasanaethau, hyfforddiant, a gweithgareddau i gefnogi Glynebwy a chymunedau ehangach Blaenau Gwent. Daeth dros 350 o aelodau’r gymuned i helpu dathlu ailagor EVI gydag wythnos yn llawn gweithgareddau a gweithdai am ddim i bob oedran. Ymwelwch â’n gwefan i ddarganfod mwy www.evi.cymru

    Marco Gil-Cervantes, Prif Weithredwr ProMo-Cymru (chwith), Syr Robert Buckland, Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru (canol) a Sian Tucker, Rheolwr Canolfan EVI (dde)

    Mae’r ailddatblygiad wedi cael ei ariannu gan Lywodraeth y DU trwy Gronfa Adnewyddu Cymunedol y DU, yn gwobrwyo £260,782 o gyllid i EVI. Mae hyn wedi caniatáu i EVI gyflwyno amrywiaeth o ddosbarthiadau, gweithdai a digwyddiadau llesiant a diwylliannol, hyfforddiant achrededig, datblygu mentrau cymdeithasol, gweithgareddau teuluol, cefnogaeth sgiliau busnes a digidol, lleihau ôl troed carbon ac agor caffi cymunedol!

    Cafodd yr Ysgrifennydd Gwladol ei dywys o amgylch yr adeilad, yn siarad gyda staff, gwirfoddolwyr, ac aelodau’r gymuned am ganlyniadau positif yr arian yma. Rhannwyd pa mor brysur yr oeddent yn datblygu gwasanaethau, cyfleoedd hyfforddiant, a llawer o weithgareddau eraill i gefnogi Glynebwy a chymunedau ehangach Blaenau Gwent. Rhannodd y tîm eu cynlluniau i sefydlu banc bwyd, brwydro yn erbyn gwastraff bwyd, clybiau cinio i deuluoedd, dosbarthiadau iechyd a lles, cyfleoedd hyfforddiant… a sefydlu côr!

    Dywedodd Marco Gil-Cervantes, Prif Weithredwr ProMo-Cymru, “Rydym yn ddiolchgar iawn am yr arian o Gronfa Adnewyddu Cymunedol Llywodraeth y DU, sydd, ynghyd â chefnogaeth Llywodraeth Cymru, Cyngor Sir Blaenau Gwent a’r Loteri Fawr, wedi helpu’r canolfan elusennol, cymunedol a diwylliannol yma i symud ymlaen. Rydym yn falch iawn o gael croesawu Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru yma heddiw i gael dangos ein gwaith cymunedol.”

    Dywedodd cynrychiolydd o’r Cyngor Sir, “Roedd yn wych i gael gweld y prosiectau sydd yn derbyn arian gan y Gronfa Adnewyddu Cymunedol heddiw ac i gael gweld y gwaith ffyniant pwysig sydd yn digwydd mewn cymunedau fel Glynebwy. Mae’r gwaith ac ymroddiad y tîm yn EVI, a phawb arall sydd yn cynnig cefnogaeth iddynt, wedi creu argraff fawr. Mae’r gwaith yma mor bwysig. Rwy’n eu llongyfarch am fod yn benderfynol i ddarparu gwasanaethau, hyfforddiant a gweithgareddau i helpu pobl i gael gwaith ac i wella iechyd a llesiant ym Mlaenau Gwent.”

    Chwith i dde: Marco Gil-Cervantes (Prif Weithredwr ProMo-Cymru), Sue Harris (Rheolwr Menter Gymdeithasol ProMo-Cymru), Tara Lane (Cyngor Blaenau Gwent), AS Alun Davies (AS Blaenau Gwent), Syr Robert Buckland (Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru) a Sian Tucker (Rheolwr Canolfan EVI)

    Cysylltiadau’r Wasg

    Swyddog Cefnogi Cyfryngau – megan@promo.cymru

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    Manylion CACDU

    Mae Cronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU yn rhaglen Llywodraeth y DU ar gyfer 2021/22. Nod hwn yw cefnogi pobl a chymunedau sydd fwyaf mewn angen ledled y DU i dreialu rhaglenni a dulliau newydd i baratoi ar gyfer Cronfa Ffyniant Cyffredinol y DU. Mae’n buddsoddi mewn sgiliau, cymuned a lleoedd, busnes lleol, a chefnogi pobl i mewn i gyflogaeth. Am ragor o wybodaeth, ewch i: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewalfund-prospectus

    Manylion EVI

    EVI – Institiwt Glynebwy – adeilad llawn hanes a diwylliant. Wedi ei sefydlu yn 1849 i hyrwyddo cyfnewidfa ddiwylliannol yn y gymuned, gorweddai’n wag am sawl blwyddyn cyn mynd drwy broses o adnewyddiad mawr gan ProMo-Cymru wedi ei gefnogi gan Gyngor Blaenau Gwent a Rhaglen Trosglwyddo Asedau Cymunedol y Loteri Fawr. Yn 2019 derbyniodd EVI £249,867 gan Raglen Cyfleusterau Cymunedol Llywodraeth Cymru i gyflawni nifer o welliannau i’r adeilad.

    Mae’r adeilad bellach yn darparu rhaglen o weithgareddau creadigol, dysgu a datblygiadau menter gymdeithasol, yn helpu i adfywio economi Blaenau Gwent.

    Mae’r cyfleusterau yn cynnwys gofodau hyfforddiant a chyfarfod, stiwdio recordio broffesiynol, caffi, bar a gofod perfformiadau byw.

    Mae EVI yn gartref i sawl sefydliad, gan gynnwys Gwasanaeth Ieuenctid Blaenau Gwent, Leeders Vale, N-Gage Gwent, Cymorth i Ferched Cyfannol a Hyfforddiant ACT.

    Manylion ProMo-Cymru

    Mae ProMo-Cymru yn elusen a menter gymdeithasol sydd yn gweithio i sicrhau bod pobl ifanc a chymunedau yn wybodus, yn cyfrannu, yn gysylltiedig ac yn cael eu clywed. Manylion pellach yma: www.promo.cymru

  16. Secretary of State Visits Historic Ebbw Vale Institute (EVI)

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    The RT Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, Secretary of State for Wales, paid a visit to EVI in Ebbw Vale today to see the range of projects supported by the Community Renewal Fund in Blaenau Gwent.

    EVI and ProMo Cymru (EVI’s custodians) were delighted to speak with Sir Robert Buckland during his visit.

    The UK Community Renewal Fund has supported EVI to reopen its doors to the public after partially closing during the pandemic. The team has been busy developing services, training, and activities to support the Ebbw Vale and wider Blaenau Gwent communities. Last week, over 350 community members helped celebrate EVI’s reopening with a week full of free activities and workshops for all ages.

    The redevelopment has been funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, providing EVI with £260,782 of funding. This has allowed EVI to deliver a variety of wellbeing and cultural classes, workshops and events, accredited training, social enterprise development, family activities, business and digital skills support, reduce their carbon footprint and open a community café!

    Marco Gil-Cervantes, Chief Executive ProMo-Cymru (left), Sir Robert Buckland, Secretary of State for Wales (centre) and Sian Tucker, EVI Centre Manager (right)

    The Secretary of State toured the building, talking to staff, volunteers, and community members about the positive outcomes of this funding. They shared how they’ve been busy developing services, training opportunities, and many activities to support the Ebbw Vale and wider Blaenau Gwent communities. The team shared their plans to establish a food bank, combat food waste, luncheon clubs for families, health and wellbeing classes, training opportunities… and setting up a choir!

    Marco Gil-Cervantes, Chief Executive of ProMo-Cymru, says, “We are very grateful for the funds from the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund, that together with support from the Welsh Government, Blaenau Gwent County Council and Big Lottery have helped this charity, community and cultural centre move forward. We were delighted to welcome the Secretary of State today to showcase our community work.”

    A Council spokesperson commented:  “It was great to see the projects funded by the Community Renewal Fund for myself today and the important work to deliver levelling up for communities such as Ebbw Vale.  I am really impressed by the work and dedication of the team in EVI and everyone else who provides them with support. The work is so important, I congratulate them for their determination to provide services, training and activities to help people secure meaningful employment and to improve their health and well-being in Blaenau Gwent.”

    From left to right; Marco Gil-Cervantes (Chief Executive ProMo-Cymru), Sue Harris (Social Enterprise Manager ProMo-Cymru), Tara Lane (Blaenau Gwent Council), MS Alun Davies (MS for Blaenau Gwent), Sir Robert Buckland (Secretary of State for Wales) and Sian Tucker (EVI Centre Manager)

    About UKCRF

    The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus  

    About EVI

    EVI – Ebbw Vale Institute is a building full of story and culture. Founded in 1849 to promote cultural exchange in the neighbourhood, it was vacant for many years before undergoing extensive refurbishment by ProMo-Cymru supported by Blaenau Gwent Council and the Big Lottery Community Asset Transfer Scheme. In 2019 EVI received £249,867 from the Welsh Government Community Facilities Programme to carry out a range of improvements to the building.  

    The building now provides a programme of creative activities, learning and social enterprise development, helping to revitalise the economy of Blaenau Gwent.

    Its facilities include training and meeting spaces, professional recording studio, café, bar and live performance space.

    EVI is home to various organisations, including Blaenau Gwent Youth Services, Leeders Vale, Gwent N-Gage, Cyfannol Women’s Aid and ACT Training.

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.


  17. Calling all Blaenau Gwent musicians!

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    Erthygl Gymraeg yma

    Ebbw Vale Institute are giving one lucky musician from Blaenau Gwent the chance to win a 12 month bursary place on the fantastic new Music Production, Song Writing and Business Coaching platform – Session Recall, led by producer and label owner Nick Brine (Oasis, Stone Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Arctic Monkeys).

    The winner will receive free Session Recall membership and an enrolment on to their Silver Package for 12 months.  You will receive one to one mentoring with industry professionals, business coaching, song writing tips, online courses, access to production workshops and song writing camps and discount codes for equipment to help with your music moving forward.  

    All you need to do to enter the competition is email an MP3 of your song of choice with a simple paragraph about yourself, why you think you should get the place on the programme and what it would mean to you to win to competition@sessionrecall.com.

     A judging panel consisting of Producer and label owner Nick Brine, Jon Constantine (university lecturer and business coach, Producer/engineer), Max Rafferty (The Kooks) and a representative from Ebbw Vale Institute will choose their winner. 

    Get your entries in now to be in with a chance of winning this amazing opportunity.

    Entries close on Friday 9th September. Please email competition@sessionrecall.com

    For any queries please email tom@promo.cymru or megan@promo.cymru

    This mentorship programme opportunity is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*, secured by ProMo-Cymru for EVI.

    Closing date: 09/09/2022


    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

  18. Galwad ar Gerddorion Blaenau Gwent!

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    Mae Institiwt Glynebwy yn rhoi cyfle i un cerddor lwcus o Flaenau Gwent i ennill lle bwrsari 12 mis ar y platfform newydd Cynhyrchu Cerddoriaeth, Ysgrifennu Caneuon a Mentora Busnes – ‘Session Recall’, wedi’i arwain gan y cynhyrchydd a pherchennog label Nick Brine (Oasis, Stone Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Arctic Monkeys).

    Bydd yr enillydd yn derbyn aelodaeth ‘Session Recall’ am ddim ac yn cael ei gofrestru ar y Pecyn Arian am 12 mis. Byddech yn derbyn mentora un i un gyda phobl broffesiynol o’r diwydiant, mentora busnes, cyngor ysgrifennu caneuon, cyrsiau ar-lein, mynediad i weithdai cynhyrchu a gwersyll ysgrifennu caneuon, codau disgownt offer a chymorth gyda’ch cerddoriaeth wrth i chi symud ymlaen. 

    Yr unig beth sy’n rhaid gwneud yw e-bostio MP3 gyda’ch dewis o gân, gyda pharagraff syml am eich hun a pam y dylech chi gael lle ar y rhaglen, beth fydd ennill yn ei olygu i chi, a byddech yn rhan o’r gystadleuaeth wedyn.

    Bydd panel beirniadu sydd yn cynnwys y cynhyrchydd a pherchennog label  Nick Brine, Jon Constantine (darlithydd prifysgol a mentor busnes, cynhyrchydd/peiriannydd), Max Rafferty (The Kooks) a chynrychiolydd o Institiwt Glynebwy yn dewis yr enillydd. 

    Gyrrwch eich cais nawr am gyfle i ennill y wobr anhygoel yma. 

    Ceisiadau yn cau dydd Gwener 9fed Medi. E-bostiwch: competition@sessionrecall.com 

    Mae’r cyfle rhaglen mentora yma yn cael ei ariannu gan Lywodraeth y DU trwy Gronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU*, wedi’i ddiogelu gan ProMo-Cymru ar gyfer EVI.

    Dyddiad cau: 09/09/2022


    *Mae Cronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU yn rhaglen Llywodraeth y DU ar gyfer 2021/22. Y bwriad ydy cefnogi pobl a chymunedau sydd â’r angen mwyaf ledled y DU i gynnal rhaglenni peilot a dulliau newydd i baratoi ar gyfer Cronfa Ffyniant Cyffredin y DU. Mae’n buddsoddi mewn sgiliau, cymunedau a llefydd busnesau lleol, ac yn cefnogi pobl i mewn i swyddi. Am wybodaeth bellach, cliciwch yma.

  19. Haf o Hwyl EVI

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    Mae EVI yn hapus iawn i dderbyn arian trwy CWVYS ar gyfer y cynllun Haf o Hwyl Llywodraeth Cymru.

    Fel rhan o’r gweithgareddau Haf o Hwyl, byddem yn cynnal Gweithdai Cerddorol, Hyfforddiant Cynhyrchu Fideo Achrededig a Sesiynau Dylunio Graffeg Canva i bobl ifanc 16-25 oed ym Mlaenau Gwent yn ystod Awst a Medi.

    Nod y cynllun Haf o Hwyl ydy i gefnogi lles plant a phobl ifanc yn dilyn cyfyngiadau Covid y ddwy flynedd diwethaf. Bydd ProMo-Cymru (gwarcheidwaid EVI) yn un o’r sawl sefydliad o Gymru fydd yn cynnig gweithgareddau rhyngweithiol, creadigol ac addysgiadol cymunedol i bobl ifanc.

    Haf o Hwyl EVI

    Bydd y sesiynau cynhelir yn cynnwys hyfforddiant cynhyrchu fideo achrededig, a sesiynau hyfforddiant cynhyrchu cerddoriaeth a dylunio graffeg Canva. Manylion isod am y gweithgareddau a diweddariadau dyddiol.

    Os oes gen ti ddiddordeb mewn cymryd rhan, neu yn adnabod rhywun fydda wrth eu boddau yn ymuno â ni, cysyllta â megan@promo.cymru.

    Chwilia’r hashnodau #HafoHwyl a #SummerofFun ar gyfryngau cymdeithasol am ddiweddariadau digwyddiadau Haf o Hwyl cynhelir yn agos i ti.


    Sesiynau i Ddod

    28ain Medi | Gweithdy Creawdwyr TikTok

    Eisiau buddio mwy o TikTok a dysgu sut i greu neu wella dy gynnwys fideo? 

    Gwybodaeth bellach yma.

    30ain Medi | Hyfforddiant Dylunio Graffeg Canva (2 awr o sesiwn)

    Eisiau dylunio taflenni, creu logos, neu roi hwb i’ch cyfryngau cymdeithasol gyda dyluniadau anhygoel?

    Gwybodaeth bellach yma.

    5ed Medi | Hyfforddiant Dylunio Graffeg Canva (2 awr o sesiwn)

    Eisiau dylunio taflenni, creu logos, neu roi hwb i’ch cyfryngau cymdeithasol gyda dyluniadau anhygoel?

    Gwybodaeth bellach yma.

    7fed – 8fed Medi | Cynhyrchu Fideo Achrededig (cwrs 2 ddiwrnod)

    ​​Diddordeb mewn gyrfa’n cynhyrchu fideo neu’n creu fideos byr proffesiynol i helpu hyrwyddo’ch gwaith neu waith eraill?

    Gwybodaeth bellach yma.

  20. EVI’s Summer of Fun

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    Darllenwch yn Gymraeg yma

    EVI is thrilled to have been awarded funding through CWVYS for the Welsh Government’s Summer of Fun scheme.

    Scroll down to see our upcoming events.

    As part of our Summer of Fun activities, we will be running Musical Workshops, Accredited Video Production Training and Canva Graphic Design Sessions for young people aged 16 – 25 in Blaenau Gwent throughout August and September.

    The Summer of Fun initiative aims to support the wellbeing of children and young people to continue their recovery from the Covid restrictions of the last two years. ProMo Cymru (EVI’s custodians) will be one of many organisations across Wales delivering community-based interactive, creative and educational activities for young people.

    EVI’s Summer of Fun

    The sessions we’ll be running will involve accredited video production training, music production workshops and Canva graphic design training sessions. See below for our activities and daily updates.

    If you are interested in taking part or know someone who would love to join us, please get in touch with megan@promo.cymru.

    Search the #SummerofFun and #HafoHwyl hashtags on social media to keep up-to-date with Summer of Fun activities near you. 


    Upcoming Sessions

    27th September | TikTok Creator Workshop

    Want to tap into TikTok and learn how to make or improve your own video content?

    Find out more here.

    30th September | Canva Graphic Design Training (2 hour session)

    Want to design leaflets, create logos, or boost your social media with fantastic designs?

    Find out more here.

    7th & 8th September | Accredited Video Production (2 day course)

    Interested in a career in video production or social media? Want to learn how to create professional-standard short videos?

    Find out more here.

    5th September | Canva Graphic Design Training (2 hour session)

    Want to design leaflets, create logos, or boost your social media with fantastic designs?

    Find out more here.

    More sessions coming soon! Check this page for daily updates.

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

  21. Open Week 1st – 5th August 

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    Darllenwch yn Gymraeg yma

    Join us for a week full of free activities and food to celebrate EVI opening its doors again! 

    Family crafting and wildlife activities, cultural exhibition, wellbeing classes, business/ digital support workshops, afternoon tea, creative writing and singing, and the opening of our new ‘Café at EVI’ – we have a week full of free and fun activities planned for all ages in Blaenau Gwent!

    To celebrate our Open Week and the new ‘Café at EVI’, all children will be provided with a free, healthy lunchbox to eat in or takeaway throughout the week. Keep checking this page for daily updates, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries by emailing megan@promo.cymru, ringing 01495708022 or popping in.  

    Some events will require pre-booking, others are available for anyone to pop in. See below for our full programme of activities – click the links to find out more. Come and join us! 

    This Open Week is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*

    Programme of Events:

    ‘Let Paul Robeson Sing’ Exhibition

    Throughout our Open Week, EVI will host an inspirational exhibition about the life of actor, singer, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson. This exhibition chronicles Robeson’s struggle against prejudice and intolerance, his connection with the miners of South Wales, and his work to promote diversity and racial equality. One of his first appearances was at the Ebbw Vale National Eisteddfod in August 1958. 64 years on, Robeson’s story returns to Ebbw Vale. All ages can pop in any day during our opening hours for free to learn about Robeson’s fascinating life and important impact in Wales. Grab a cuppa and cake from our new ‘Café at EVI’ while you’re here!

    “There is no place in the world I like more than Wales.” – Paul Robeson  


    Monday 1st

    Digital Skills Drop In Support and Q&A

    11am – 1pm

    Learn how to effectively use social media to get seen and heard in Blaenau Gwent, with digital communications expert Andrew Collins from ProMo Cymru. Pop in and receive one to one advice and training, tailored just for you! Learn how to promote your work and events on social media, or just come along to generally improve your digital skills in a friendly, informal atmosphere. We can help you get to grips with a particular social media platform, setting up a page, creating engaging content, short form video, paid advertising, basic websites, algorithms, trends and more. Pop in for 10 minutes or the whole session, it’s up to you!

    Email megan@promo.cymru to register your interest and let us know what we can do for you. There will also be free refreshments. Business in Focus will also be on hand to support you with any business questions you may have.

    Singing For Beginners

    1.30- 2.30pm (For all ages) BOOKING REQUIRED

    This singing class introduces techniques to support best singing practice, like scales, tongue twisters, breathing and enunciation. Jonathon’s class will both elevate and encourage participants with their confidence, working through vocal exercises on projection, breath control, diction and enunciation. The sessions help develop a ‘tool kit’ which can be implemented in group singing. 

    Facilitated by Inside Out Cymru.

    Book here.

    Afternoon Tea and Film

    2.30pm

    Join us at EVI for free Afternoon Tea from the new Café at EVI, and a film showing of ‘The Proud Valley’ (1940) starring Paul Robeson to celebrate our ‘Let Paul Robeson Sing’ Exhibition. The exhibition chronicles Robeson’s struggle against prejudice and intolerance and his connection with the miners of South Wales. Pop in!


    Tuesday 2nd

    Driftwood Craft, Pyrography, Pebble Art & Seed Bomb Making

    11am – 4pm BOOKING REQUIRED

    A day full of free and fun natural crafts for the whole family in the EVI garden, with EggSeeds, “Bringing Education to Life”. There will be two different sessions, a morning and afternoon session. Come along for the day!

    Free lunch for children.
    Adult supervision is required.

    Limited spaces – book here.

    Session 1: 11am – 1pm
    Driftwood Craft (suitable for all ages) – Pick your driftwood biscuits and make cool decorative pieces to take away.
    Pyrography (Suitable for 4+) – Lend your hand to the art of wood burning – simple, fun and relaxing! From patterns, words or pictures create your own personal pieces to take away.

    Session 2: 2pm – 4pm
    Pebble Craft & Painting (suitable for all ages) – Help make some nature themed or inspiring stones to find in our garden or have a go at pebble art to take away.
    Seed bombs (suitable for all ages) – Help bring some colour and wildlife to our garden, providing wildlife places to eat, hide and look amazing for us to all come back and see. Take some home to enjoy! 

    EVI Official Reopening with Ebbw Vale Male Voice Choir

    12pm

    Join us for our official reopening event! EVI will be officially reopened by Alun Davies, MS for Blaenau Gwent. Free food and refreshments and a short performance from the Ebbw Vale Male Voice Choir.

    Youth Entrepreneur Session

    1.30pm – 3.30pm (25 years and under)

    Join Big Ideas Wales Youth Entrepreneur Session, where young people will leave with ideas on how to turn their hobbies, interests and passions into side hustles and businesses. Mental health and wellbeing advice will also be incorporated.

    Business in Focus will also be on hand to support you with your business questions (for all ages). Email megan@promo.cymru to register your interest.


    Wednesday 3rd

    Wellbeing Classes for 16+

    Free taster sessions for a variety of wellbeing classes for 16+. Prioritise your wellbeing and come and relax at EVI!

    11am – 12pm – Mindfulness – Andrew

    Mindfulness techniques can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, by helping you; understand your emotions better, cope better with difficult thoughts, feel calmer, boost your attention and concentration, and improve your relationships.


    12.15pm – 1pm – Yoga Relaxation – Clare


    2pm – 3pm Tai Chi / Qigong – Keith

    Come along for the day and grab lunch in the new Café at EVI , or pop in for whichever class you fancy.

    For more information and to register your interest, email megan@promo.cymru, ring 01495708022 or pop in!


    Thursday 4th

    MORNING SESSION FULLY BOOKED: Silk-Painting for Families

    10am – 12pm / 1pm – 3pm BOOKING REQUIRED (suitable for 5+)

    Come along to a fun, creative and vibrant family silk-painting session with talented artist Nina Morgan. This relaxing session is perfect for families to spend quality time together. Join us for either the morning session (10am-12pm) or afternoon session (1pm-3pm).

    All children will be provided with a free, healthy lunchbox.

    Limited spaces – book here.


    Friday 5th

    FULLY BOOKED: Perfect Pollinators: Bug Home Making

    10am – 12.30pm BOOKING REQUIRED (suitable for all ages)

    Fun and educational wildlife activities with Gwent Wildlife Trust. Join Rob Magee to learn about pollinating insects like bees, butterflies, moths and beetles. There will be moth identification at 10am followed by a fun bug home making session. There is also the opportunity to learn how to identify butterflies and bees and how to help in your garden. Join us for this educational and exciting workshop for all the family!

    Free lunch is provided for children.
    Adult supervision required.

    The bug home making has limited spaces – book here.

    Creative Writing Workshop

    11am – 12pm (suitable for 14+ – we look forward to welcoming a wide range of ages to this workshop!) BOOKING REQUIRED

    Art practitioner Jonathon Rowland-Beer will provide interesting and inspiring creative writing prompts as the participants are encouraged to draft their own short stories, poems, memories or just word play. The group share their writing before giving each other tips and inspiration. Jonathon can also include poetry, dialogue, and the concept of ‘show don’t tell’. Everyone has the chance to listen as well as quiet time to ignite that spark of creativity. 

    Facilitated by Inside Out Cymru.

    Book here

    Owl Sanctuary Visit

    1pm – 2pm

    We look forward to welcoming the Ebbw Vale Owl Sanctuary to EVI. Interact with owls and birds of prey from The Owl Sanctuary while learning all about them. No need to book, just pop in! All ages welcome. 


    *The  UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fundprospectus

  22. Wythnos Agored 1af – 5ed Awst

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    Ymunwch â ni am wythnos llawn gweithgareddau a bwyd am ddim i ddathlu drysau’r EVI yn agor unwaith eto!

    Gweithgareddau crefft a bywyd gwyllt i’r teulu, arddangosfa ddiwylliannol, dosbarthiadau lles, gweithdai cefnogi busnes / digidol, te prynhawn, ysgrifennu creadigol a chanu, ac agoriad ein caffi newydd ‘Café at EVI’ – mae gennym wythnos lawn o weithgareddau hwyl ac am ddim wedi’u cynllunio ar gyfer pob oedran ym Mlaenau Gwent!

    I ddathlu ein Hwythnos Agored a’r ‘Café at EVI’ newydd, bydd pob plentyn yn derbyn bocs bwyd iach am ddim i fwyta mewn neu i fynd allan bob dydd yn ystod yr wythnos. Cadwch olwg ar y dudalen hon am ddiweddariadau dyddiol, a chofiwch gysylltu gydag unrhyw ymholiadau wrth e-bostio megan@promo.cymru neu ffonio 01495 708022 neu galwch draw.

    Bydd angen archebu lle (am ddim) i rai o’r digwyddiadau, tra bod eraill yn agored i bawb galw draw. Edrychwch isod am y rhaglen lawn o weithgareddau – cliciwch ar y dolenni i ddarganfod mwy. Dewch draw ac ymuno gyda ni!

    Mae’r Wythnos Agored yn cael ei ariannu gan Gronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU*

    Rhaglen y Digwyddiadau:

    Arddangosfa ‘Let Paul Robeson Sing’

    Trwy gydol yr Wythnos Agored, bydd yr EVI yn cynnal arddangosfa ysbrydoledig am fywyd yr actor, canwr a gweithredwr hawliau sifil Paul Robeson. Mae’r arddangosfa yn gronicl o ymdrechion Robeson yn erbyn rhagfarn ac anoddefgarwch, ei gysylltiad gyda glowyr De Cymru, a’i waith yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth a chydraddoldeb hiliol. Un o’i ymddangosiadau cyntaf oedd yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Glynebwy yn fis Awst 1958. Nawr, 64 mlynedd yn ddiweddarach, mae stori Robeson yn dychwelyd i Lynebwy. Mae croeso i bob oedran alw draw, am ddim, yn ystod ein horiau agored i ddysgu am fywyd diddorol Robeson a’r effaith pwysig y cafodd yng Nghymru. A thra bod chi yma, helpwch eich hunain i baned a chacen am ddim!

    “There is no place in the world I like more than Wales.” – Paul Robeson  


    Dydd Llun 1af

    Cefnogaeth Sgiliau Digidol a Sesiwn Cwestiwn ac Ateb ‘Galw Draw’

    11yb – 1yp

    Dysgwch sut i ddefnyddio cyfryngau cymdeithasol yn effeithiol i gael eich gweld a’ch clywed ym Mlaenau Gwent, gydag arbenigwr cyfathrebiadau digidol o ProMo-Cymru, Andrew Collins. Galwch draw a derbyn cyngor a hyfforddiant un i un, wedi’i deilwro yn arbennig i chi! Dysgwch sut i hyrwyddo eich gwaith a’ch digwyddiadau ar gyfryngau cymdeithasol, neu galwch draw i wella eich sgiliau digidol yn gyffredinol mewn awyrgylch cyfeillgar, anffurfiol. Gallem eich helpu i ddeall sut i greu tudalen, creu cynnwys diddorol, fideo ffurf fer, talu am hysbysebu, gwefannau syml, algorithmau, tueddiadau a mwy!

    E-bostiwch megan@promo.cymru i gofrestru’ch diddordeb a rhowch wybod beth allem ei wneud i chi. Bydd yna luniaeth am ddim hefyd. Bydd Busnes Mewn Ffocws yno hefyd i’ch cefnogi gydag unrhyw gwestiynau busnes sydd gennych chi.

    Canu i Gychwynwyr

    1:30-2:30yp (Ar gyfer pob oedran) RHAID CADW LLE

    Mae’r dosbarth canu yma yn cyflwyno technegau i gefnogi ymarfer canu gorau, fel graddfa, cylymau tafod (tounge twister), anadlu ac ynganu. Bydd dosbarth Jonathon yn codi ac yn annog hyder y rhai sydd yn cymryd rhan, yn gweithio ar daflu’r llais, rheoli anadlu, geirio ac ynganu. Bydd y sesiynau yma yn helpu i ddatblygu ‘pecyn cymorth’ fydd yn gallu cael ei ddefnyddio gyda chanu grŵp.

    Yn cael ei hwyluso gan Inside Out Cymru.

    Te Prynhawn a Ffilm

    2.30pm


    Dydd Mawrth 2il

    Crefftau Broc Môr, Pyrograffeg, Celf Cerrig Bychan a Chreu Bomiau Hadau

    11yb – 4yp RHAID CADW LLE

    Diwrnod llawn crefftau naturiol, hwyl, ac am ddim i’r teulu oll yn ardd yr EVI, gyda EggSeeds, “Yn Dod ag Addysg yn Fyw”. Bydd dau sesiwn gwahanol, un bore ac un prynhawn. Dewch draw am y dydd!

    Cinio am ddim i blant.
    Mae’n rhaid i oedolyn fod yn bresennol.

    Llefydd yn brin – hawliwch eich lle yma.

    Sesiwn 1: 11yb – 1yp
    Crefftau Broc Môr (addas ar gyfer pob oedran) – Dewiswch eich bisgedi broc môr a chreu darnau addurniadol cŵl i fynd adref gyda chi.
    Pyrograffeg (addas ar gyfer oedran 4+) – Rhowch dro ar y gelf o losgi pren – syml, hwyl ac ymlaciol! O batrymau, geiriau neu luniau, gallwch greu darnau personol eich hun i fynd adref gyda chi.

    Sesiwn 2: 2yp – 4yp
    Crefft a Pheintio Cerrig Bychan (addas ar gyfer pob oedran) – Helpwch i greu cerrig ysbrydoledig neu thema natur i’w darganfod yn ein gardd, neu creu celf cerrig bychan i fynd adref gyda chi. Bomiau Hadau (addas ar gyfer pob oedran) – Helpwch i gyflwyno lliw a bywyd gwyllt i’n gardd, yn rhoi lle i fywyd gwyllt fwyta, cuddio ac edrych yn anhygoel i bawb ddod yn ôl i’w weld. Ewch â rhai adref i fwynhau!

    Lansiad Swyddogol gyda Chôr Meibion Glynebwy

    12yp

    Ymunwch â ni ar gyfer ein lansiad swyddogol! Bydd EVI yn cael ei ailagor yn swyddogol gan AS Blaenau Gwent, Alun Davies. Bwyd a lluniaeth am ddim a Chôr Meibion Glynebwy yn canu.

    Sesiwn Entrepreneuriaid Ifanc

    1.30yp – 3.30yp

    Ymunwch â Sesiwn Entrepreneuriaid Ifanc Syniadau Mawr Cymru, ble fydd pobl ifanc yn gadael gyda syniadau am sut i droi hobi, diddordebau ac angerdd yn weithred ar yr ochr a busnes. Bydd cyngor iechyd meddwl a lles yn cael ei gynnwys hefyd.

    Bydd Busnes Mewn Ffocws yno i’ch cefnogi gydag unrhyw gwestiynau busnes.


    Dydd Mercher 3ydd

    Dosbarthiadau Lles i 16+

    Sesiynau blasu am ddim ar gyfer amrywiaeth o ddosbarthiadau lles i rai 16+.

    11yb -12yp – Meddylgarwch – Andrew
    12:15yp – 1yp – Ymlacio gydag Yoga – Clare
    2pm – 3pm – Tai Chi / Qigong – Keith

    Am wybodaeth bellach ac i gofrestru eich diddordeb, e-bostiwch megan@promo.cymru, ffoniwch ar 01495 708022 neu galwch draw!


    Dydd Iau 4ydd

    Peintio Sidan i Deuluoedd

    10yb – 12yp / 1yp – 3yp RHAID CADW LLE (addas i oedran 5+)

    Galwch draw i sesiwn peintio sidan hwyl, creadigol a bywiog gyda’r artist talentog Nina Morgan. Mae’r sesiwn ymlaciol yma yn berffaith ar gyfer teuluoedd i dreulio amser â’i gilydd. Ymunwch am y sesiwn bore (10yb – 12yp) neu’r sesiwn prynhawn (1yp-3yp).

    Bydd pob plentyn yn derbyn bocs bwyd iach am ddim.

    Llefydd yn brin – hawliwch eich lle yma.


    Dydd Gwener 5ed

    Peillwyr Perffaith: Creu Cartref Pryfed

    10yb – 12.30yp RHAID CADW LLE (addas ar gyfer pob oedran)

    Gweithgareddau bywyd gwyllt hwyl ac addysgiadol gydag Ymddiriedolaeth Natur Gwent. Ymunwch â Rob Magee i ddysgu am bryfaid peillio fel gwenyn, pili-pala, gwyfynod a chwilod. Byddant yn dod i adnabod gwyfynod (moths) am 10yb, a dilynir hyn gyda sesiwn hwyl yn creu cartrefi i bryfed. Bydd cyfle hefyd i ddysgu sut i adnabod gwahanol bili-pala a gwenyn a sut gallech chi helpu yn eich gardd. Ymunwch â ni am y gweithdy addysgiadol a chyffroes yma i’r teulu oll!

    Darparir cinio am ddim i’r plant. Mae’n rhaid i oedolyn fod yn bresennol.

    Mae llefydd yn brin ar gyfer y sesiwn creu cartref pryfed – hawliwch eich lle yma.

    Gweithdy Ysgrifennu Creadigol

    11yb – 12yp (addas ar gyfer 14+) RHAID CADW LEE

    Bydd yr ymarferydd celf Jonathan Rowland-Beer yn cynnig awgrymiadau ysgrifennu creadigol diddorol ac ysbrydoledig wrth annog y rhai sydd yn cymryd rhan i ddrafftio stori fer, barddoniaeth, atgofion neu chwarae ar eiriau eu hunain. Bydd y grŵp yn rhannu’r hyn maent wedi ysgrifennu cyn rhoi cyngor ac ysbrydoli ei gilydd. Gall Jonathan hefyd gynnwys barddoniaeth, dialog, a’r cysyniad o ‘dangos paid dweud’. Mae pawb yn cael cyfle i wrando yn ogystal ag amser distaw i sbarduno’r creadigrwydd.

    Hwylusir gan Inside Out Cymru.

    Ymweliad y Warchodfa Tylluanod

    1yp – 2yp

    Edrychwn ymlaen at groesawu Gwarchodfa Tylluanod Glynebwy i EVI. Cysylltwch gyda’r tylluanod ac adar ysglyfaethus o’r Warchodfa Tylluanod wrth i chi ddysgu amdanynt. Nid oes angen cadw lle, dewch draw! Croeso i bob oedran.


    *Mae Cronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU yn rhaglen Llywodraeth y DU ar gyfer 2021/22. Nod hwn yw cefnogi pobl a chymunedau sydd fwyaf mewn angen ledled y DU i dreialu rhaglenni a dulliau newydd i baratoi argyfer Cronfa Ffyniant Cyffredinol y DU. Mae’n buddsoddi mewn sgiliau, cymuned a lleoedd, busnes lleol, a chefnogi pobl i mewn i gyflogaeth. Am ragor o wybodaeth, ewch i: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewalfund-prospectus

  23. Volunteering at EVI

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    EVI are looking for volunteers to help support the many community services and activities available at the centre.

    Did you know that EVI is a charity? The profits we make go straight back into our various community projects, providing services and activities for the people of Blaenau Gwent.

    Be a part of our volunteer team and help us make a change in your area. Volunteers are invaluable to the successful future of our community and cultural centre. Make friends, gain work experience, and help others!

    We’re looking for:

    -Repair Café Volunteers

    -Community Garden Volunteers

    -Events Volunteers

    -Café Assistants

    -Community Bank Volunteers

    -NEW ROLE: Community Pantry Volunteers

    Click below to find out more about our volunteering roles:

    By volunteering at EVI, you can also earn Time Credits for supporting your community.

    For every hour you give, you earn one Time Credit. This can then be spent at EVI (events, classes and in the Café) or other venues throughout the UK e.g. the Tower of London, and can also be shared with friends and family.

    Please contact 01495 70 8022, email sam@evi.cymru, or pop in to apply or for more information.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the EVI Team!

  24. Rhaglen Hyfforddi Lletygarwch EVI

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    Rydym yn falch iawn o’n cydweithrediad gyda Chymunedau dros Waith a Mwy ac Addysg Oedolion Cymru i gynnig ein Rhaglen Hyfforddiant Lletygarwch yn rhad ac am ddim, wedi’i gynllunio’n arbennig i’ch cefnogi i feithrin y sgiliau angenrheidiol ar gyfer cyflogaeth yn y diwydiant lletygarwch.

    Pa un ai hoffech chi ddiweddaru eich sgiliau craidd, neu eich bod yn edrych i gychwyn gyrfa lletygarwch, dyma’r rhaglen i chi.

    Bydd yr hyfforddiant yn cael ei gynnal wyneb-yn-wyneb mewn amgylchedd cynnes ac anffurfiol EVI. Mae’r hyfforddiant achrededig hwn yn rhoi sylw i bob agwedd o weithio o fewn y sector lletygarwch, gan gynnwys:

    -Diogelwch Bwyd

    -Iechyd a Diogelwch

    -Diogelwch Tân

    -Cymorth Cyntaf

    -Gwasanaeth Cwsmer

    -Rheoliadau Rheoli Sylweddau Peryglus i Iechyd (COSHH)

    -Codi a Chario

    Mae’r Rhaglen Hyfforddi Lletygarwch hefyd yn cynnwys Hyfforddiant Bar a Hyfforddiant Barista anffurfiol yn ychwanegol i’r cyfle cyffrous hwn. Ariannwyd yr hyfforddiant hwn Lywodraeth y DU drwy Gronfa Adfywio Gymunedol y DU*, ac mae’n rhad ac am ddim i drigolion Blaenau Gwent.

    Os oes angen mwy o fanylion, peidiwch ag oedi i gysylltu gyda sian@evi.cymru neu sam@evi.cymru neu ffoniwch Sian neu Sam ar 01495 708022.


    *Mae Cronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU yn rhaglen Llywodraeth y DU ar gyfer 2021/22. Nod hwn yw cefnogi pobl a chymunedau sydd fwyaf mewn angen ledled y DU i dreialu rhaglenni a dulliau newydd i baratoi argyfer Cronfa Ffyniant Cyffredinol y DU. Mae’n buddsoddi mewn sgiliau, cymuned a lleoedd, busnes lleol, a chefnogi pobl i mewn i gyflogaeth. Am ragor o wybodaeth, ewch i: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewalfund-prospectus

  25. Hospitality Training Programme at EVI

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    Cymraeg

    We are delighted to be working in partnership with Communities for Work Plus and Adult Learning Wales to deliver our free bespoke Hospitality Training Programme, designed to support you to gain the necessary skills for employment within the hospitality sector.

    Whether you are planning to renew your basic skills, looking for a career change, or hoping to start a career in hospitality then this is the programme for you.

    Our training will be held face-to-face at EVI in a welcoming and relaxed environment. The bespoke accredited training covers all aspects of working within the hospitality sector and includes;

    – Food Safety

    – Customer Service

    – Health & Safety

    – COSHH

    – Manual Handling

    – Fire Safety

    – First Aid

    The Hospitality Training Programme also includes Informal Bar Training and Barista Training to add to this very exciting opportunity. This training opportunity is funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund* and is free of charge to people living in Blaenau Gwent.

    If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact sian@evi.cymru or sam@evi.cymru or ring Sian or Sam on 01495 708022


    *The  UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fundprospectus

  26. Children’s Laureate Wales Visits EVI

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    On Thursday 19th May, we invited Connor Allen, Children’s Laureate Wales 2021– 2023, to run two free poetry workshops at EVI for the local pupils of All Saints RC Primary School.

    Connor’s priority as Children’s Laureate Wales is to empower children and young people to tell their own unique stories through poetry. The children were introduced to poetry by using a variety of objects in our main hall, helping them realise that poetry can be about anything they like!

    They then wrote ‘I am’ poems using their favourite season, place, smell, game, toy and person to start as the basis of a poem. Pupils also used an acrostic poetry technique to describe themselves using the letters in their names.

    Outcome

    Children involved said they would take away feelings of “confidence” and “how cool they are”, a sense that “I am unique” and “never to give up”, all they had learnt about “acrostic poetry”… and how “delicious” the squash was!!

    A huge thank you to Connor for leading such a brilliant and engaging session, and to all the talented young children from All Saint’s RC Primary School for getting involved and sharing their fantastic imaginations with us! You can read more about the Children’s Laureate role here.

    Further Information

    We’re hoping to hold more sessions like this in the future. If you are an artist looking to run a session for young people, or a school teacher/ youth worker looking for a space to hold a workshop, get in touch with tom@promo.cymru or ring 01495 70 8022.

    This session was funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*


    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

  27. Adborth Gwych o’n Hyfforddiant Cyfryngau Cymdeithasol

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    Cynhaliodd EVI sesiwn hyfforddi cyfryngau cymdeithasol ar-lein am ddim i fusnesau a sefydliadau trydydd sector Blaenau Gwent yn ddiweddar. Roedd y sesiwn llawn gwybodaeth yma, cyflwynir gan ProMo-Cymru, arbenigwyr y diwydiant, yn datblygu sgiliau cyfryngau cymdeithasol i helpu denu mwy o sylw i’w gwasanaeth.

    Roedd Andrew Collins, arbenigwr cyfathrebu digidol ProMo-Cymru, yn ymdrin â sawl pwnc defnyddiol fel:

    • – Fideo ffurf fer (TikTok, reels Instagram a YouTube shorts)
    • – Tueddiadau cyfryngau cymdeithasol
    • – Hysbysebion taladwy cyfryngau cymdeithasol
    • – Algorithmau cyfryngau cymdeithasol

    Llwyddodd y rhai mynychodd i ddysgu sgiliau cyfryngau cymdeithasol gwerthfawr i symud eu tudalennau ymlaen i’r lefel nesaf, gan hefyd fanteisio ar y cyfle i ofyn cwestiynau a derbyn cyngor penodol gan arbenigwr yn y maes.

    Adborth


    Ymwybyddiaeth wych o’r pwnc, dymunol iawn ac yn ymateb yn dda i gwestiynau pobl”

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    Hyfforddiant defnyddiol iawn, perthnasol iawn, hawdd i’w ddilyn. Sesiwn grêt!

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    Roedd yn llawn gwybodaeth, ac yn trafod pethau nad oeddwn i erioed wedi meddwl amdanynt

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    Egni anhygoel, yn amlwg yn angerddol iawn am y pwnc, yn sicrhau bod pawb yn cael ei glywed


    Gwybodaeth bellach

    Os oes gennych chi ddiddordeb mewn derbyn hyfforddiant sgiliau digidol (hysbysebion taledig, Canva, fideo ar gyfer cyfryngau cymdeithasol a mwy) i helpu hyrwyddo eich gwasanaeth ym Mlaenau Gwent, cysylltwch gyda’r EVI drwy e-bost sian@evi.cymru.

    Mae ProMo-Cymru, gwarcheidwaid EVI, yn cynnig amrywiaeth o sesiynau hyfforddi wedi’u teilwro – dysgwch fwy yma.

    Ariennir yr hyfforddiant yma gan Lywodraeth y DU drwy Gronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU*.


    *Mae Cronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU yn rhaglen Llywodraeth y DU ar gyfer 2021/22. Y bwriad ydy cefnogi pobl a chymunedau sydd â’r angen mwyaf ledled y DU i gynnal rhaglenni peilot a dulliau newydd i baratoi ar gyfer Cronfa Ffyniant Cyffredin y DU. Mae’n buddsoddi mewn sgiliau, cymunedau a llefydd busnesau lleol, ac yn cefnogi pobl i mewn i swyddi. Am wybodaeth bellach, cliciwch yma.

  28. Great Feedback From Our Social Media Training

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    Erthygl Gymraeg yma

    EVI recently provided a free online social media training session for Blaenau Gwent businesses and third sector organisations. This informative session, delivered by industry experts ProMo-Cymru, developed attendees social media skills to help get their service seen and heard.

    Andrew Collins, a digital communications specialist from ProMo-Cymru, covered a range of useful topics such as:

    • – Short form video (TikTok, Instagram reels and YouTube shorts)
    • – Social media trends
    • – Paid social media ads
    • – Social media algorithms

    Attendees gained valuable social media skills to help take their pages to the next level, while also getting the opportunity to ask questions and receive tailored advice from an industry expert.

    Feedback


    “Excellent subject knowledge, very personable and reactive to people’s questions”

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    “Really useful training, very relevant, easy to follow. A great session!”

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    “It was very informative, covered things I hadn’t even thought of”

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    “Amazing energy, clearly passionate about the topic, ensured everyone was heard”

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    “Really useful training, very relevant, easy to follow. A great session!”


    Further Information

    If you are interested in receiving digital skills training (paid advertising, Canva, video for social media and more) to help promote your service in Blaenau Gwent, get in touch with EVI by emailing sian@evi.cymru.

    ProMo-Cymru, custodians of EVI, offer a range of tailored training sessions – find out more here.

    This training was funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*. 


    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

  29. Hysbyseb swydd: Cogydd/Hyfforddwr yng Nghaffi 1849

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    Mae ProMo-Cymru yn chwilio am Gogydd/Hyfforddwr i ymuno’r tîm yn Institiwt Glynebwy (EVI).

    Byddech yn ymuno tîm sydd yn ymroddedig i wneud gwahaniaeth ym mywydau’r gymuned rydym yn ei gefnogi. Ein bwriad ydy darparu prydau iach, i bob angen dietegol, i’r gymuned ei fwynhau yn y caffi, neu adref. 

    Yn gweithio’n agos gyda gwirfoddolwyr cymunedol, byddech yn gyfrifol am eu cefnogi wrth iddynt ddatblygu sgiliau lletygarwch. 

    Byddech yn gyfrifol am: 

    – Paratoi, coginio a gweini prydau yn ôl yr angen, mewn modd amserol 
    – Darparu diet amrywiol, arlwyo ar gyfer dewisiadau diwylliannol y rhai sydd yn defnyddio ein gwasanaethau 
    – Arlwyo i ddefnyddwyr y gwasanaeth a digwyddiadau teuluol e.e. partïon, angladdau, cyfarfodydd bach 
    – Archebu cyflenwadau o fewn y gyllideb arlwyo, gan ddefnyddio cyflenwyr cymeradwy 
    – Creu prydau gan ddefnyddio cynhwysion FareShare 
    – Cadw cofnodion arlwyo cywir yn unol â HACCP 
    – Cymryd rhan mewn arolygiadau gan Iechyd yr Amgylchedd a/neu reolyddion gofal ac Awdurdodau Lleol 
    – Cadw safon uchel o hylendid yn y gegin wrth gadw at ganllawiau HACCP a COSHH 
    – Gallu rheoli gwirfoddolwyr a gweithio ar y cyd â staff eraill 

    Cyflog 

    £11.74 – £12.90 yr awr 

    (yn cyfateb i £21,358 – £23,471, pro rata, yn ddibynnol ar brofiad) 

    Oriau gwaith 

    Cytundeb 21 awr /14 awr 

    Dyddiad Cau

    5pm, dydd Gwener 13 Mai 2022

    Am wybodaeth cysylltwch â: pat@promo.cymru
    Gyrrwch ffurflenni cais electroneg at: pat@promo.cymru

    RHOWCH GAIS I MEWN HEDDIW! Ymunwch â thîm EVI a helpu i wneud gwahaniaeth! 

  30. (CLOSED) Job Opportunity: Cook/Trainer at Café 1849

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    ProMo-Cymru is looking for a Cook/Trainer to join their team at Ebbw Vale Institute (EVI). 

    You will be joining a team that is fully committed to making a difference in the lives of the community we support. Our aim is to provide healthy meals for the community to enjoy within the café, or at home, for all dietary needs. 

    You will work closely with community volunteers and will be responsible for supporting them as they develop their hospitality skills. 

    You will be responsible for: 

    – Preparing, cooking, and serving meals as required, in a timely manner 
    – Providing a varied diet, catering for the cultural preferences of those who use our services 
    – Catering for service users and family events, e.g. parties, funerals, small meetings 
    – Ordering supplies within the catering budget, using approved suppliers 
    – Creating meals using FareShare ingredients 
    – Maintaining accurate catering records in accordance with HACCP
    – Participating in inspections by Environmental Health and/or care regulators and Local Authorities 
    – Maintaining a high standard of hygiene within the kitchen by adhering to HACCP and COSHH guidelines 
    – Ability to manage volunteers and work alongside other staff 

    Salary 

    £11.74 – £12.90 per hour 
    (equates to £21,358 – £23,471, pro-rata, depending on experience) 

    Working Hours 

    21 hrs /14 hrs contract 

    Closing date

    5pm, Friday 13th May 2022

    To apply send your CV and letter of application to pat@promo.cymru

    APPLY TODAY! Join the EVI team and help make a difference!

Foundation Funders:

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Welsh Government Logo

Current Funders:

Lloyds Bank Foundation Logo
Landfills Tax Scheme Logo
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Blaenau Gwent County Council Logo
UK Gov Wales