2018 Eisteddfod public meeting to be held in Cardiff

13 September 2016

A public meeting will be held at the Old Library, Cardiff at 19.00 on Tuesday 20 September, to welcome the Eisteddfod to the capital city in two years time.

The aim of the meeting is to invite local people to be part of the preparations for one of the world’s greatest festivals, held in Cardiff Bay from 3-11 August 2018.  There’s a warm welcome for everyone and organisers are keen to attract people from all parts of the city to join the project.

Eisteddfod Organiser, Elen Elis, said, “Local support is extremely important to the Eisteddfod, and the work done at grassroots level is an integral part of the project.  We had fantastic support locally last time the Eisteddfod was held in Cardiff, and I very much hope people will come together again this time.

“Cardiff is an energetic and lively city, and the concept of a different Eisteddfod in the Bay is very exciting.  I hope people will want to be part of a new and different project which will work for the benefit of the Welsh language and culture in our capital city, and that the Eisteddfod will be a great success in August 2018.

“The community events and outreach work over the next two years are an integral part of the Eisteddfod’s aims and I hope we can attract a large group of enthusiastic volunteers, old friends and new faces, to be part of the team this time.

“Join us at the Old Library, tell your friends and colleagues about the meeting and the project, and help us to create a strong and diverse team of all ages, working together to promote the language and to ensure that the Eisteddfod goes from strength to strength locally and nationally.”

Simultaneous translation will be available at the meeting and there is a warm welcome for everyone.

For more information about the Eisteddfod go to www.eisteddfod.wales or ring the office on 0845 4090 400.