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The Cardiff Children's Literature Festival - April 21-29


Calling all book worms…

The Cardiff Children's Literature Festival is back!

April 21st - April 29th


The Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival is now in its 6th year, running across two weekends with free school events mid-week. With over 40 ticketed events, FREE craft sessions and an extensive programme of school events running across iconic venues across the city centre including Cardiff Castle, City Hall, National Museum Wales and Cardiff Story.  


The festival, aimed predominantly at children ages 3-11, continues to create lifelong readers whilst entertaining and enthusing them about reading. Events include writing workshops, book readings, craft activities, quizzes and games and the occasional appearance of a character or two!


Guest authors and illustrators  for include Petr Horáček, Sibéal Pounder, Tom Percival, Catherine Fisher, Huw Aaron, Tom Palmer, Steven Butler and Jonathan Meres to name a few.


The festival is produced by City of Cardiff Council, Literature Wales, Cardiff University and National Museum Wales.


For more information, please visit: https://www.cardiffkidslitfest.com

Young Wales celebratory event – #CelebrateYW18

Young Wales celebratory event


Date: Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Time: 5.30pm – 8pm

Venue: National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP


Come and join Young Wales at the FREE Young Wales celebratory event for young people at the National Museum for Wales, Cardiff on Tuesday, 6 March from 5.30pm – 8pm.


Young Wales will be highlighting their successes over the last three years and looking forward to the future and what their priorities should be.


Young Wales would be delighted to see you there, so come and enjoy an evening of mini-workshops organised by different Forums and groups, some DJing, rapping and lyric writing, magic and circus skills, question time with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales (confirmed) and Huw Irranca Davies AM, Minister for Children and Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner (invited) and some good food and drink.


To learn more and to register your young people, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Young Wales


Youth Work Excellence Awards 2018

Nominations are now open!


The Youth Work Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate outstanding youth work projects and youth workers from across Wales.


In 2018, the Youth Work Excellence Awards evening will take place on Friday 29 June, in Cardiff. Please note, attendance at the evening is by invitation only.


Please note: Any nominations not submitted on the correct forms or not in-line with this guidance will not be considered by the judges. Due to the volume of nominations received, you will not be offered the opportunity to resubmit your nomination.


We have made changes to the nomination guidance document, categories and nomination forms for 2018. Please ensure you read the nomination guidance document fully prior to completing or submitting any nomination forms.


More information, the correct nomination forms and the nomination guidance can be found here: http://gov.wales/topics/educationandskills/skillsandtraining/youth-work/youth-work-excellence-awards-2018/?skip=1&lang=en


Discounted Bus Travel for Younger People in Wales

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure launched a consultation on Tuesday 10 October: and will run until 4 January 2018.


The consultation is about how the MyTravelPass scheme for younger people can be developed and delivered in the future to encourage more young people to use the bus to meet their daily travel needs. Details of the consultation paper and response form can be found at:




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