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Keep up to date with the latest 2018 Eisteddfod news.

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June 2018
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21 June 2018

Y Gwahoddiad Mawr (Big Invitation)

How often is a whole nation invited to take part in a carnival?
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21 June 2018

Y Gwahoddiad Mawr (Big Invitation)

How often is a whole nation invited to take part in a carnival?
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18 June 2018

Cardiff National Eisteddfod Programmes revealed

With less than fifty days to go until the start of the Cardiff National Eisteddfod on Friday evening 3 August, and organisers have today revealed the programmes for a number of centres across the Maes.
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13 June 2018

Gorsedd full for Eisteddfod Chairing ceremony

The number of applications from Gorsedd members to be part of the Chairing ceremony at this year’s Eisteddfod means that the HSBC Pavilion stage is full, and registrations for the Friday afternoon session are now closed.
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6 June 2018

Crown and Chair presented to Eisteddfod Committee

Tonight (6 June), both the Cardiff National Eisteddfod’s Crown and Chair are presented to the festival’s Executive Committee, at a special ceremony.
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May 2018
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24 May 2018

MAS AR Y MAES AT THE CARDIFF NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD

On Thursday (24 May), the Mas ar y Maes project will be officially launched, as Stonewall Cymru and the National Eisteddfo
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23 May 2018

Huw Stephens named as 2018 Eisteddfod Honorary President

Today, the National Eisteddfod announced that the Cardiff National Eisteddfod Honorary President is presenter and DJ, Huw Stephens. 
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18 May 2018

Eisteddfod announces Wales and the World President

Iori Roberts from Norway has been announced as the President of Wales and the World at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Cardiff.
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18 May 2018

Pendevig - An Electric Reaction to Tradition

“There’s a thriving music scene in Wales at the moment, and we want to bring that energy onto the Pavilion stage this year.” 
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16 May 2018

2018 Maes B Line-ups announced

With less than three months to go before the Eisteddfod in Cardiff this year, organisers have announced the line-ups for Maes B, Wales’ most important rock and pop festival.  
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13 May 2018

Final five announced for Eisteddfod's Welsh Learner of the Year

Five competitors were last night announced as the finalists of the Welsh Learner of the Year competition, following a full day of activities and interviews at Yr Hen Lyfrgell (The Old Library) in the centre of Cardiff. 
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11 May 2018

Merched Yn Neud Miwsig

Today (11 May), Maes B and Clwb Ifor Bach announced a brand new collaboration aimed at women who are interested in music.
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7 May 2018

More Eisteddfod tickets released on sale

Tomorrow (8 May) sees the release of tickets for more events and activities at the Cardiff National Eisteddfod.  
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3 May 2018

Gorsedd Honours for 2018 Eisteddfod Announced

Today (3 May), the names of those honoured by the Gorsedd of the Bards at the Cardiff National Eisteddfod, have been announced.
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2 May 2018

Song Castle

This is a press release by Luke Waterson, who has published a novel about the early history of the Eisteddfod. We have agreed to publish this release.
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2 May 2018

The National Eisteddfod's Visual Identity

The Eisteddfod is currently rebranding and is keen to organise a focus group to discuss the project.
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April 2018
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24 April 2018

100 days to go until the Cardiff National Eisteddfod!

There are only 100 days to go before the National Eisteddfod begins in Cardiff Bay this year, and Chief Executive, Elfed Roberts, spoke about the Maes and what to expect as he prepares for his final Eisteddfod before his retirement.
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23 April 2018

The Eisteddfod Quilt

The past few months have been a very busy time for Marian Evans from Cardiff, as she has been hard at work creating a unique quilt to celebrate the fact that the Eisteddfod is returning to Cardiff for the first time in a decade.
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21 April 2018

Hefin Jones to receive the Eisteddfod's Science and Technology Medal

This year’s National Eisteddfod Science and Technology Medal is awarded to Hefin Jones, Cardiff, for his lifelong contribution to science through the medium of Welsh.  
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21 April 2018

Meinir Lloyd wins the 2018 Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial Medal

Meinir Lloyd from Carmarthen, is the winner of this year’s Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial Medal.  
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20 April 2018

Eisteddfod announces bold steps to cut down on single-plastic at Cardiff festival

As well as organising an urban and experimental festival in Cardiff this year, the National Eisteddfod is taking bold steps to substantially cut down on plastic on the Maes, and will impose a ban on single-use plastic across the festival from the 2019 Conwy County Eisteddfod.
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18 April 2018

Diffiniad take top bill at Eisteddfod 'Legends' slot

With tickets already on sale for Cardiff National Eisteddfod concerts, the question on everyone’s lips is who will be starring in the iconic Friday night slot on the Open Air Stage?
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17 April 2018

2018 Eisteddfod stage competitions deadline approaches

There’s only two weeks to go before the closing date for the Cardiff National Eisteddfod stage competitions, and this is the final opportunity to encourage individuals, groups, bands and choirs to take part.  The closing date is 1 May.
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March 2018
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29 March 2018

Eisteddfod announces ambitious evening concert programme for Cardiff

With a brand new adaptation of a Welsh language classic, a world-wide premiere of an original biopic and the return of the Pavilion Gig, the Cardiff National Eisteddfod evening line-up offers visitors an ambitious and unique programme.
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23 March 2018

Could you be the 2018 Welsh Learner of the Year?

There’s only a week to go before the closing date for this year’s Welsh Learner of the Year competition. 
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16 March 2018

Two weeks to go until the Eisteddfod's composition competitions

There’s only two weeks to go if you’re still thinking about competing in one of the National Eisteddfod’s composition competitions this year.
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February 2018
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28 February 2018

Opportunity to tender for print work

We are looking for a price for the following job:
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8 February 2018

Betsan Moses appointed new National Eisteddfod Chief Executive

Today (8 February), the National Eisteddfod of Wales announced Betsan Moses as its new Chief Executive Officer.  
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January 2018
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29 January 2018

Calling all storytellers! National Eisteddfod launches brand new competition

It’s National Storytelling Week, and the National Eisteddfod is celebrating by urging pepole of all ages to take part in its brand new storytelling competition.  
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16 January 2018

Nominations invited for two exceptional awards

There’s only two weeks to go to submit nominations for two of the National Eisteddfod’s honourary awards this year. 
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11 January 2018

Cystadleuaeth Dysgwr y Flwyddyn 2018

We may be approaching mid January and many resolutions will have fallen at the wayside, but it’s not too late to make a brand new promise for the year ahead – to support and celebrate the success of those who have learnt Welsh.
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December 2017
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14 December 2017

Prif Weithredwr

Rydym am benodi arweinydd deinamig newydd i arwain y gwaith o ddatblygu’r Ŵyl yn llwyddiannus dros y
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November 2017
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28 November 2017

Societies at the 2018 Eisteddfod

The Societies ‘pavilions’ will be located in appropriate rooms in one of the Bay’s permanent buildings next year, and technical facilities will be available for everyone within these rooms.
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27 November 2017

Tendering Opportunity: 2018 Learners Booklet

Opportunity to quote for printing one of the 2018 Eisteddfod promotional booklets.
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12 November 2017

Rebranding the National Eisteddfod

The Eisteddfod is looking to rebrand the festival and the organisation over the next year.
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October 2017
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18 October 2017

Two fundraising campaigns launched for 2018 Eisteddfod

Robin Gwyndaf from Cardiff has launched two campaigns to support the Eisteddfod, held in Cardiff from 3-11 August next year.
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3 October 2017

National Eisteddfod launches Storytelling competition

The Welsh are famous for our ability to tell a good story.  
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1 October 2017

Two months to go before first Eisteddfod closing date

Only a few weeks after the end of the Anglesey National Eisteddfod, it’s hard to believe that the first closing date for next year’s Cardiff National Eisteddfod is fast approaching.
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August 2017
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11 August 2017

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales appoints craftsman to create the Chair for the National Eisteddfod Cardiff 2018

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has appointed a craftsman to create the Chair for the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. 
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June 2017
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30 June 2017

Contemporary jeweller chosen as 2018 Eisteddfod Crown designer

Cardiff University-sponsored Crown will be ‘respectful and unique’ 
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28 June 2017

National Museum looking for designers for the National Eisteddfod 2018 Chair

Following the official ceremony announcement that the National Eisteddfod will take place in Cardiff in 2018, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is already thinking towards the Chairing Ceremony in 2018. 
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25 June 2017

Hundreds celebrate the Eisteddfod's visit to Cardiff

Hundreds of people came to Cardiff yesterday (24 June) to celebrate the National Eisteddfod’s visit to the city in little over a year.  
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22 June 2017

Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival Fast Approaching

With only a few days to go before the Cardiff National Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival, preparations are well underway for a memorable day.
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19 June 2017

Cardiff National Eisteddfod Honorary Presidents Announced

The Eisteddfod is delighted to announce the names of those who have been invited to serve as Honorary Presidents at the Cardiff National Eisteddfod next year.
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8 June 2017

Cardiff Eisteddfod set to be very different

With two and a half weeks to go before the Cardiff National Eisteddfod Proclamation, Eisteddfod Chief Executive, Elfed Roberts looks forward to a very different festival in the capital next year.
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May 2017
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15 May 2017

Call for expressions of interest: 2018 Eisteddfod Crown

The 2018 Eisteddfod Crown is presented by Cardiff University.  The University is currently looking for a designer to work on the project.
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February 2017
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1 February 2017

Gorsedd Roles - Update

The closing date for applications for the Gorsedd Roles and Flower Dance for the Cardiff National Eisteddfod has now passed, and we will not be accepting any further applications.
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September 2016
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30 September 2016

Join the 2018 Eisteddfod team

Following a successful public meeting at Cardiff’s Old Library in mid September, the work of organising the 2018 Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay begins in earnest on Wednesday 12 October, creating the committees and group to lead the local work for the next two years.
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13 September 2016

2018 Eisteddfod public meeting to be held in Cardiff

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.
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April 2016
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21 April 2016

Cardiff to host a fence free festival

Following its recent Council meeting, the Eisteddfod moves forward with its aim of holding the 2018 festival in Cardiff Bay. 
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