Thursday, 2 July 2009

Letero de Dafydd Iwan

…de la Caernarfon Denbigh Herald:

Three things have happened recently which have distressed many people in Wales, not to mention the distress caused to the individuals involved.

The first was the refusal of the immigration authorities to allow Evelyn Calcabrini and Shirley Edwards, both from Patagonia, to come to Wales to study Welsh and English, and Shirley also to visit her sister at Tremadog.…

The case of Arfon Gwilym, refused a visa to the United States because of his part in the non-violent campaign for a Welsh TV channel almost 40 years ago, is another example of bureaucracy gone mad. …

The third was the inexcusable bad manners shown towards Cefin Roberts and the singers of Ysgol Glanaethwy by a small part of the audience at Llandudno’s Venue Cymru.…

Surely, these three examples prove that we have some way to go still until Wales and the Welsh language are given the respect and status they deserve.

If anyone would like to show their support for Shirley and Evelyn, there will be a concert at Rehoboth chapel, Nant Peris on Saturday, July 11, the proceeds of which will be used to secure their return to Wales to finish their studies.

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