UWTSD University Wales Trinity St David Swansea College of Art

17th May Celebrations held in Cardiff Bay

This is a short video showing the Syttende Mai Norwegian Constitutional Day celebrations in Cardiff and what the day means to Norwegians living in Wales. Swansea College of Art Norwegian film students Amelia Fevang and Annikken Fossberg captured the events of the day on behalf of the society.

Norwegian Constitutional Day celebrations were held in Cardiff Bay on the 17th May. Over one hundred Norwegians and other nationalities with an interest in Norway came together to parade from the Wales Millenium Centre to the Norwegian Church Arts Centre.

There the flag was raised to the national anthem performed by the Salvation Army Fellowship band. Once inside the church speeches were provided by members of the Society and a violin performance performed by Vyvyan Lucas and a moment was taken to remember those who gave their lives to protect our freedoms.

Traditional waffles and coffee were then enjoyed by all.

Welsh Norwegian Society on BBC Radio Wales

This Sunday the 14th May between 0930 and 1100 the Welsh Norwegian Society will feature on the Roy Noble Show on BBC Radio Wales.

Dr Tyra Oseng-Rees from the Society will be talking to Roy about the plans for the 17th May Norwegian Constitutional Day Celebrations, the history behind the day and a little bit about the Society and our links with the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.

The show are also interested to talk to Tyra as a Norwegian person whom has chosen to settle in Wales on a professional level as an academic in Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity St David and on a personal level bringing up her young family in Wales.