In Wales, we’ve faced many challenges recently that have reminded us of the things we hold dear — ein gilydd, ein bro a’n byd — each other, our communities, and our world. As we head into the future with a renewed determination to do good things, St David’s Day on 1 March 2021 is an opportunity to showcase to the world the best Wales has to offer and we’re inviting you to join us.

We will be running a 72 hour digital festival from Friday 26 February to Monday 1 March on social media, from Wales out to the world. Our programme of digital events includes music, art, yoga, a cook-a-long, dark skies and more - plus celebrity appearances across the weekend! There is more information about the events and how to join in below.

Our offices around the world also have a programme of digital events, showcasing Wales to different global audiences. These cover sustainability and climate change, science and innovation, business and education with more information and registration below.

Please get involved – and encourage your family and friends (wherever they are in the world) to get involved as well - by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, where we will be announcing the line-up and sharing all the events.

In his final sermon St David said 'Gwnewch y pethau bychain – do the small things' – which has since been a national rallying call. In 2021, we want to take his historic but relevant ambition and share that with the world. St David’s Day will be a focus for doing good things, big or small.

This is Wales.  We’re doing good things – for each other, for our country, for the world. Come and join us.

This activity will be supplemented by a range of activities organised by Welsh people and societies celebrating good things and strengthening friendships around the world. This year’s Wales Week Worldwide programme is going digital from 20 February to 7 March, with events ranging from a rugby Q and A, and stand-up comedy to cookery demonstrations and art exhibitions. Those events are not included in the list below, but you can find out about them and how to join in at the Wales Week website.

Festival schedule: 25 February

What now? The new operating environment for Welsh-German trade

Date: 25 February 2021

Time: 9.30am - 10.30am(GMT)

Link: Calendar Detail (chamberswales.com)

Wales is a proactive nation and the Welsh Government is committed to developing close relationships with its European partners. It is keen to provide leadership and support for businesses to understand and to adapt to the ‘new normal’ trading environment.
By attending this webinar, you will hear about:
• Latest thoughts on the new UK-EU trading framework and environment
• Forging ahead with a strategic plan for enhancing Welsh-German trading relationships
• Practical business support and services from the Welsh Government to create new connections and opportunities for growth

What now? The new operating environment for Welsh-German trade

Festival schedule: 26 February

Gŵyl Dewi - Kizzy Crawford: Wales celebrates music

Date: 26 February 2021

Time: 7pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

St David meets St Lucy. Inspired by her Welsh and Bajan roots, Kizzy Crawford serves up a feast of blissed out acoustic vibes. Celebrate a musical nation where cultures collide. Tune in, chill out.

Gŵyl Dewi - Kizzy Crawford: Wales celebrates music

Gŵyl Dewi - NoGood Boyo: Wales celebrates music

Date: 26 February 2021

Time: 8pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

What happens when Welsh folk music collides with electronica? NoGood Boyo, that’s what. Liven up your kitchen disco with this phenomenal fusion live from Cardiff. It’s Welsh music at it’s best. Tune in, dance on.

Gŵyl Dewi - NoGood Boyo: Wales celebrates music

Gŵyl Dewi - Epic Skies

Date: 26 February 2021

Time: 9pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Dark sky at night, Dewi’s delight. Astrophotographer, Alyn Wallace will lead us through a gaze upon the galaxy from Wales’ unique international dark skies reserve. See the stars, feel the peace from wherever you are.

Gŵyl Dewi - Epic Skies

Festival schedule: 27 February

Gŵyl Dewi - Yoga

Date: 27 February 2021

Time: 9am

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Wellness from Wales. Namaste (safe) and join Alecs Donovan for a downward dog or two in some of Wales’ most beautiful locations. Yoga guru to Olympians will guide us through some juicy flows from a beach, a forest and a Cardiff cityscape. Relax, regroup and enjoy the view - wherever you are in the world.

Gŵyl Dewi - Yoga

Climate Change Coffee Morning with Jenipher Sambazi

Date: 27 February 2021

Time: 11am - 12pm (GMT)

Link: SOLD OUT - Climate Change Coffee Morning with Jenipher Eventbrite ticket link

Event part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2021. We’ll learn about how climate change is affecting crops and farmers and how buying Fairtrade can make a difference. Jenipher’s Coffi is a new coffee, produced to Fairtrade and Organic standards by farmers on the slopes of Mt Elgon in Uganda and roasted by hand in Wales. Tickets are free or £5 for a 100g bag of Jenipher's Coffi delivered to you before the event.

Climate Change Coffee Morning with Jenipher Sambazi

Gŵyl Dewi - BSL Choir

Date: 27 February 2021

Time: 11:30am (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Feel the match day passion as the British Sign Language choir take us through Welsh national anthem. Prepare for those goose bumps as Wales takes on England in a crucial Six Nations match.

Gŵyl Dewi - BSL Choir

Gŵyl Dewi - Urdd x Alabama

Date: 27 February 2021

Time: 2pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

From Alabama to Flatholm Island, this land was made for you and me. Join University of Alabama at Birmingham students and Wales’ young people from Wales as they celebrate their decades-long connection with a rendition of an American and Welsh classic - This Land Is Your Land / Mae’n wlad i mi.

Gŵyl Dewi - Urdd x Alabama

Gŵyl Dewi - Ketnipz

Date: 27 February 2021

Time: 7.45pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Welsh artist Harry Hambley, 22, aka @Ketnipz, is developing a bespoke mural for St David’s Day this year. The artwork highlights the importance of ‘doing the little things’ to make a big difference – as Saint David himself taught.

Gŵyl Dewi - Ketnipz

Gŵyl Dewi - Slow TV

Date: 27 February 2021

Time: 10pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Close out the day with 30 minutes of absorbing slow TV. Wind down as you enjoy a bird’s eye view of Wales - from gorgeous cityscapes to breathtaking coast and rolling country. Wales has it all and we’ve captured it for you to enjoy. It’s the perfect way to end this day of celebration.

Gŵyl Dewi - Slow TV

Festival schedule: 28 February

Gŵyl Dewi - Yoga

Date: 28 February 2021

Time: 9am - 9.30am (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Wellness from Wales. Namaste (safe) and join Alecs Donovan for a downward dog or two in some of Wales’ most beautiful locations. Yoga guru to Olympians will guide us through some juicy flows from a beach, a forest and a Cardiff cityscape. Relax, regroup and enjoy the view - wherever you are in the world.

Gŵyl Dewi - Yoga

Gŵyl Dewi - Dinner with Bryn

Date: 28 February 2021

Time: 12pm - 1pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Elevate your Sunday lunch and cook along with Bryn Williams. The Great British Menu star has devised a St David’s Day meal with a twist. You bring the ingredients and Bryn will bring the culinary magic live.

Gŵyl Dewi - Dinner with Bryn

Gŵyl Dewi - Ketnipz

Date: 28 February 2021

Time: 3pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Welsh artist Harry Hambley, 22, aka @Ketnipz, is developing a bespoke mural for St David’s Day this year. The artwork highlights the importance of ‘doing the little things’ to make a big difference – as Saint David himself taught.

Gŵyl Dewi - Ketnipz

Gŵyl Dewi music session - Rhydian Jenkins

Date: 28 February 2021

Time: 8pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Winner of the 2019 Bryn Terfel Urdd scholarship, tenor Rhydian Jenkins will take up on a magical operatic journey.

Gŵyl Dewi music session - Rhydian Jenkins

Gŵyl Dewi - Slow TV

Date: 28 February 2021

Time: 10pm - 11pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Close out the day with 30 minutes of absorbing slow TV. Wind down as you enjoy a bird’s eye view of Wales - from gorgeous cityscapes to breathtaking coast and rolling country. Wales has it all and we’ve captured it for you to enjoy. It’s the perfect way to end this day of celebration.

Gŵyl Dewi - Slow TV

Festival schedule: 1 March

Gŵyl Dewi - Yoga

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 8am

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Wellness from Wales. Namaste (safe) and join Alecs Donovan for a downward dog or two in some of Wales’ most beautiful locations. Yoga guru to Olympians will guide us through some juicy flows from a beach, a forest and a Cardiff cityscape. Relax, regroup and enjoy the view - wherever you are in the world.

Gŵyl Dewi - Yoga

1 March 2021

Celebrating Saint David’s Day and India-Wales relations

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 9.30am (GMT) 3pm (India)

Link: Book Explore Global Opportunities On St. David's Day tickets, | TiE

Explore global opportunities on St David’s Day. A chance to hear about living, working, and studying, as well as investing in Wales.

Celebrating Saint David’s Day and India-Wales relations

1 March 2021

Saint David’s Day – celebrating Franco-Welsh relations

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 10am - 11am (GMT)

Link: Watch

An opportunity to hear the latest about the strong bilateral relationship between Wales and France, and a chance to celebrate Welsh culture, sports, and creativity.

Saint David’s Day – celebrating Franco-Welsh relations 

1 March 2021

Wales Life Science Virtual Trade Mission to Basque Country

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 10am - 11am (GMT)

Link: Registration closed.

This event will launch Wales’ virtual life science trade mission to the Basque Country. This mission is two weeks of events and 1-1 meetings, which will further develop the relationship between the Welsh and Basque Country life science sectors. Working with our partners in the Basque country, the mission will support companies to collaborate in research and technology, and export development.

Wales Life Science Virtual Trade Mission to Basque Country

1 March 2021

Gŵyl Dewi - Wales planting the future

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 11am (GMT)

Link: Gwyl Dewi Facebook page

We’re planting trees at home and abroad. Writer Eric Ngalle Charles tell the story of how Wales is playing its part in re-greening our world with projects across two continents.

Gŵyl Dewi - Wales planting the future

1 March 2021

Gŵyl Dewi - Wales x TED Talks

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 12pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

How can we leave the world better than we found it? Sophie Howe, the world’s first Future Generations Commissioner, shares some of the lessons we've learned in Wales.

Gŵyl Dewi - Wales x TED Talks

1 March 2021

Wales in Germany 2021: Alumni and Diaspora Event

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 12pm (GMT)

Link: Wales in Germany Eventbrite link

On St David’s Day, this event will bring together, for the first time, a network of people who have had shared experiences and similar opportunities in Wales. We want to build a platform that will facilitate dialogue, encourage the exchange of ideas and showcase Wales as a globally responsible and forward-thinking nation. Be part of celebrating Welsh innovation and culture - we look forward to seeing you on 1 March! Welsh Government Alumni/Diaspora event.

Wales in Germany 2021: Alumni and Diaspora Event

1 March 2021

Gŵyl Dewi - Ketnipz

Date: 28 February 2021

Time: 1pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Welsh artist Harry Hambley, 22, aka @Ketnipz, is developing a bespoke mural for St David’s Day this year. The artwork highlights the importance of ‘doing the little things’ to make a big difference – as Saint David himself taught.

Gŵyl Dewi - Ketnipz

1 March 2021

Wales and the World – Sowing the seeds of success for COP 26

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 1pm - 3pm (GMT)

Link: Wales And Africa

Over the last 20 years, Wales has been taking action on sustainability both at home and through our global actions. Working with our partners from around the world we can help drive change in Wales and the world. Join us and find out more about COP26 and our role as a globally responsible nation, hear how we’re helping to plant 25 million trees in Uganda and our plans for a National Forest in Wales. This event will be hosted by TV presenter, Iolo Williams, Wales’ own award-winning naturalist.

Wales and the World – Sowing the seeds of success for COP 26

1 March 2021

Welsh students flying the flag for Wales at US universities

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 4pm (GMT) (1100 EST)

Link: Watch

Seren is a Welsh government initiative that helps Wales’ brightest students achieve their full potential. A number of Seren alumni are currently studying at highly selective universities in the USA. To help celebrate St. David’s Day, the First Minister, Mark Drakeford MS will ask four Seren alumni about their experiences.
This event will be moderated by the Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams MS.

Welsh students flying the flag for Wales at US universities

1 March 2021

Gŵyl Dewi - Bedtime with Cerys Matthews

Date: 1 March 2021

Time: 6pm (GMT)

Link: Gŵyl Dewi Facebook page

Time for tots to go to bed. Send them off with this magical retelling of the story of St David and let them dream of the little things that make a big difference.

Gŵyl Dewi - Bedtime with Cerys Matthews

Festival schedule: 2 March

The Importance of the EU Regions to Welsh Innovation

Date: 2 March 2021

Time: 10am - 11am (GMT)

Link: Importance of EU Regions event link

To mark Wales’ national day, St David’s Day, we invite you to join us in a discussion about Innovation in Wales and collaborations with EU partners.
The event will provide an opportunity to:
• hear about Wales’ innovation assets,
• find out how Welsh innovation has responded to Covid,
• see and hear how we are developing and deepening our collaborations with EU regional partners.

The Importance of the EU Regions to Welsh Innovation

2 March 2021

Festival schedule: 4 March

Celebrating Global Research in Welsh Universities

Date: 4 March 2021

Time: 11am (GMT)

Link: Register

Sêr Cymru is an internationally recognised funding programme set up by Welsh Government to help build a stronger science research base in Wales. The programme has supported over 500 researchers from 29 different countries to work in Universities in Wales. This event, Chaired by Professor Peter Halligan, Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, provides an opportunity to hear from some of the researchers who have been part of the scheme talk about how Sêr Cymru has influenced their career pathway.

Celebrating Global Research in Welsh Universities

4 March 2021

Export Opportunities for the Tech Sector in France

Date: 4 March 2021

Time: 3pm - 4pm (GMT)

Link: TBC

France is Wales’ second largest export market and a key European partner. It has a growing reputation in Europe for Technology and Cybersecurity, and the French Government aims to have a breakthrough, technology-based economy by 2025.
This interactive webinar will include the following:
• Why you should do business in France – presentation from the COO of Airbus Cybersecurity and Defence
• Opportunities in the French Tech sector presented by the Welsh Government France Office and the Department for International Trade
• A case study of a successful Welsh exporter in the Tech sector.

Export Opportunities for the Tech Sector in France

4 March 2021

How to make the Insurance journey more comfortable

Date: 4 March 2021

Time: 2pm - 3pm (GMT)

Link: Register

As part of Wales Week / Worldwide and in celebration of all the great tech happening in Wales, please join us on the 4th March, 2pm to learn how innovative InsureTech companies such as Confused.com, Bikmo, Peppercorn AI Group, Admiral Group Plc are driving more focus on customer success. Chaired by Future of Finance (FOF) and in partnership with FinTech Wales, we also have a guest appearance from a blockchain expert in Daimler AG.

How to make the Insurance journey more comfortable

4 March 2021

Small Nations, Big Ambitions: Future Generations and Gender Equality

Date: 4 March 2021

Time: 3pm (GMT)

Link: UN Web TV - Live Schedule

Side event in advance of the 65th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women hosted by the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, The Welsh Government & Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

Small Nations, Big Ambitions: Future Generations and Gender Equality

4 March 2021

We are Wales: disparate voices, landscapes and stories

Date: 4-6 March 2021

Time: TBC

Link: British Council Literature Seminar

An international contemporary Welsh writing discussion hosted by British Council Wales and Germany with Literaturhaus Stuttgart as part of Wales’ themed year Wales in Germany 2021. Live and Pre-recorded by British Council Wales Germany. Part funded by Welsh Government – Wales in Germany 2021 Project.
Keynote: Deputy Minister Culture Sport and Tourism

We are Wales: disparate voices, landscapes and stories 

4 March 2021

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