A Oes Heddwch? Y Daith i’r Llwyfan

July 31, 2017

A look at the creative and practical processes behind one of the most ambitious opening concerts at the National Eisteddfod. The programme is a testament to the months of work by a tireless team of the most distinguished artists and musicians in Wales, including Mari Pritchard, Osian Rhys Williams (Candelas) Dafydd and Aled Hughes (Cowboys Rhos Botwnnog), poet Guto Dafydd and popular choral composer, Paul Mealor. We’ll document the journey from a fledgling idea that took root over two years ago to the final rehearsal before the performers gather in the Pavilion for the performance. The concert itself will be broadcast live on S4C on Friday night.

A Oes Heddwch? Y Daith i’r Llwyfan (Journey to the Stage)

Wednesday, August 02, 20.25 S4C

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Band Ieuenctid Cymru 2018

July 17, 2017

Band Ieuenctid Cymru 2018

Following the success of Band Ieuenctid Cymru 2016 S4C is delighted to announce Band Ieuenctid Cymru 2018 for brass, wind and jazz bands 18 years of age and under on 31.08.2018. All bands will be requested to perform an entertaining programme to the highest standard of presentation with a top prize of £1,000. This will be a unique opportunity for television audiences to enjoy the very best in Welsh youth bands.

The competition is organised by Rondo and the final will be broadcast on S4C.

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Band Cymru 2018

July 17, 2017

Band Cymru 2018 – An opportunity to win £10,000

Following the success of the 2014 and 2016 competitions S4C is delighted to announce Band Cymru 2018 – an exciting and thrilling competition for brass, wind and jazz bands. All bands will be required to perform an entertaining programme to the highest standard of presentation. This will be a unique opportunity for television audiences to enjoy the very best in Welsh bands.

The competition is organised by Rondo and the semi-final sessions and the final will be broadcast on S4C.

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Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017

July 16, 2017

The winners of this year’s Côr Cymru – Choir of Wales – competition will be offered the opportunity to represent Wales at the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 competition.

S4C has secured broadcasting rights for the brand new competition, to be broadcast live on the channel on 22 July.

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Cythrel Canu

June 6, 2017

Music-themed panel show with presenter Huw Foulkes and team captains Aled Hall and Elin Manahan Thomas.

Thursday, June 8, 20.25 S4C

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Codi Hwyl: Brittany

June 5, 2017

Sailing the high seas to Brittany

One of the most colourful television partnerships will venture further than they’ve ever done before in a brand new series of Codi Hwyl (Raise the Sail), starting Wednesday, June 14 on S4C.

The new series follows the adventures of the popular actor from Anglesey, John Pierce Jones, and Dilwyn Morgan, the comedian and entertainer from Bala, as they sail from Cardiff to Brittany.

In the first episode, John and Dilwyn sail their boat Mystique from Cardiff across the Channel to the small harbour of L’Aber Wrac’h in Brittany – a trip that took them three days.

From L’Aber Wrac’h they headed for Brest, one of the largest natural harbours in Brittany. Landerne (Landerneau in French) was the next destination before sailing for Douarnenez, made famous in a song by Welsh music legend, Meic Stevens. The last stop before returning to Wales was Konk Kerne (Concarneau), where John and Dilwyn took part in the Blue Nets Festival, a celebration honouring the fishing traditions of the area.

As John and Dilwyn have now made several series of Codi Hwyl together, is there a danger one of them is going to throw the other overboard?

Codi Hwyl

Wednseday, June 14, 20.25 S4C

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Cawlach!

May 26, 2017

Un peth yw coginio i’r teulu, peth arall yn llwyr yw coginio gyda’r teulu mewn cystadleuaeth!

Mae S4C am gynnig cyfle i deulu o bedwar i ennill gwyliau tramor mewn gwesty moethus, yn mwynhau bwyd syfrdanol. Ond i ennill y wobr fawr bydd rhaid trechu teuluoedd eraill.

Gall y teulu fod yn unrhyw gyfuniad, Mam, Tad, Nain, Taid, Chwaer, Brawd, Cefndryd, ond bydd rhaid cael o leiaf un plentyn yn rhan o’r tîm. Rhaid i’r cogydd gorau arwain y teulu fel prif gogydd tŷ bwyta. O gofio fod gan bron bob teulu un cogydd da, bydd marciau ychwanegol i’w gael wrth weld y cogyddion salaf yn gwella.

Os oes gennych ddiddordeb, cysylltwch â:

Cawlach@rondomedia.co.uk

029 20 223456

Byddwn yn ffilmio’r gyfres yn ystod yr Hydref!

(Cawlach! is a Welsh language family cooking competition for S4C)

 

New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

May 10, 2017

Two of Rondo’s productions have won recognition at the New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

The powerful documentary on the Vietnam War Photographer Phillip Jones Griffiths has won a Silver World Prize at this year’s festival. This remarkable documentary , a co-production with JTV from North Korea, has already made an impression at an international level having won the best foreign feature at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 

Also, the landmark production Aberfan: Cantata Memoria reached the final shortlist and received a special achievement finalist certificate.

Congratulations to Caryl, Luned, Hefin and the production teams.

Read S4C’s full press release

Matt Johnson: Iselder a Fi

May 2, 2017

A powerful documentary following TV presenter Matt Johnson, 34, from Caerphilly, who embarks on a personal journey to learn more about mental health and depression, especially amongst young men. Matt talks openly about his personal battle which led him to him almost taking his own life back in December 2009 – a secret he kept hidden for years. The documentary includes contributions from This Morning co-presenter Eamonn Holmes, and his friend Tom Fletcher from the band McFly who has also been battling with his mental health. As an official ambassador for the charity Mind, Matt is passionate about trying to eradicate the stigma which to this day still surrounds mental health and depression. 

Wednesday, May 10, 21.30 S4C

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Y Dioddefaint yn ôl Ioan

April 13, 2017

Gwaith Mawr Bach

Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas presents an exclusive documentary for S4C exploring the background to one of sacred music’s most notable masterpieces – the St John Passion by JS Bach. It offers also a glimpse into the preparations for a televised recording of a brand new Welsh language edition of the piece which can be seen on S4C tomorrow night.

Thursday, April 13, 6.30 S4C

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Y Dioddefaint yn ôl Ioan (St John Passion)

The first ever full Welsh-language performance of Bach’s St John Passion, adapted by Elin Manahan Thomas and Heini Gruffudd. A sacred musical masterpiece for the Easter season on S4C. The performance was recorded at Llandaff Cathedral and conducted by Huw Williams Director of Music at Bath Abbey and an expert in conducting Baroque performances. Among the singers are Elin Manahan Thomas herself; mezzo-soprano Eirlys Myfanwy Davies; baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and tenor Gwilym Bowen. Tenor Rhodri Prys Jones plays the main role – The Evangelist.

Good Friday, 9pm S4C

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