Mudiad Meithrin welcomes the popular Welsh-language children’s television character Heini to front a brand-new show for the young children of Wales as part of the annual Dewin and Doti Festival which is part of celebrations marking the 10th birthday of Mudiad Meithrin’s likeable characters, Dewin and Doti. The ‘Dathlu gyda Dewin a Doti (Celebrating with Dewin and Doti)’ show will be performed in venues all over Wales during June as part of Mudiad Meithrin’s Dewin and Doti Festival Tour.
Heini, played by Karen Elli, is a well-established popular character amongst younger viewers who watch her programme that encourages young children and their parents to keep fit on S4C’s Cyw service. She will entertain about 8,000 children and parents in more than a dozen different locations across Wales between 10 - 29 June.
Heini will sing familiar songs that are the favourites of children who attend Cylchoedd Meithrin. The show also includes Mudiad Meithrin’s own anthem ‘Un Teulu Mawr’ (One Big Family) in the company of Dewin and Doti, who are Mudiad Meithrin's unique characters, helping and encouraging children attending Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups) to speak Welsh.
The show is appropriate for children who attend Cymraeg for Kids groups, Cylchoedd Ti a Fi (baby and toddler groups), Cylchoedd Meithrin, and Mudiad Meithrin’s Day Nurseries. The tour is organised by Mudiad Meithrin with the support and sponsorship from S4C.
A CD of all the songs will be sent out to all of Mudiad Meithrin’s members, so they will be familiar with all the songs before attending the shows.
Other events held during the summer include the Dewin and Doti’s birthday-themed Nursery Pageant performed by children attending Cylchoedd Meithrin in the Cardiff area on the main stage of the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay on Saturday 1 June, as well as a Nursery Pageant in the Llanrwst National Eisteddfod Pavillion on Wednesday 7 August.