Gwallgofiaid is a non-profit youth organisation in Blaenau Ffestiniog which started out in 2013 to offer music workshops and rehearsal spaces for young people. Ten years ago Gwallgofiaid, which means Madness, moved to Cellb and evolved to offer all kinds of workshops from graffiti and street art to Adobe Photoshop and Indesign. More than anything it provided us as teenagers with a space to be creative and to express ourselves in a fun and safe environment.
Perhaps like thalassophiles, who draw their energy from the burst of the waves, there exist a few amongst us who get their rocks off from a more earthly element. I guess we’ll call them pedraphiles. These strange creatures scour the countryside on the prowl for the perfect boulder, which on discovery, will be cleaned, climbed …
Samesame but different
So anyone who knows me can affirm that I tend to go off on a little excited tangent now an then when it comes to talking about Welsh… Maybe this guide will help you understand why! 23 funniest expressions in Welsh (and how to use them)