Cardiff and Vale College is sponsoring a Barry festival this weekend.

The occasion, Gŵyl Fach y Fro, brings together Welsh language and culture with live performances by school choirs, esteemed bands and folk artists, all convening on Barry Island on Saturday, May 18.

Cardiff and Vale College have said it is delighted to be involved as a headline sponsor, aligning with its substantial #SiaradDysguByw campaign, or #SpeakLearnLive.

Cardiff and Vale College principal Sharon James-Evans responded to the event sponsorship, stating: "At CAVC we believe in the power of partnership to grow opportunities and benefit our region, and in teaming up with Gŵyl Fach y Fro we hope to provide an inviting atmosphere which appeals not only to the Welsh language community but also to those who wish to engage with the Welsh language for the first time."

Principal James-Evans highlighted the college's commitment to their language: "As the biggest college in Wales we are passionate about our country and our language – and we continue to promote the Welsh language throughout the year internally to staff and learners and externally too, sharing our commitment to offer opportunities for everyone to speak, learn and live in Welsh."

The college continues its commitment to the Welsh language through initiatives such as embedding Welsh language modules in key courses, and offering beginner-level Welsh lessons for non-Welsh speakers.

The lessons are available across numerous courses, from Welsh language priority areas of Health and Care and Public Services, through to ESOL.

In addition to their sponsorship of the festival, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the college's Welsh language offer and pick up some promotional material at the event.

For more information about the festival, visit the Gŵyl Fach y Fro social media pages.