Be part of the preparations for the 2017 Eisteddfod

28 September 2015

With the National Eisteddfod coming to Anglesey in 2017, we are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to be part of the team organising and preparing for the festival over the coming months.

Are you interested in being part of the local team working for the Eisteddfod across the island, raising awareness and helping us to reach the Local Fund target?

If so, join us at Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni on Monday evening 5 October at 18.00.  This is the first meeting since the public meeting over the summer where residents voted unanimously to invite the Eisteddfod to return to Anglesey for the first time in almost twenty years.

This meeting will be an opportunity for people to register their interest in a wide range of subjects and to create the committees which will be leading on organising events and activities across the Maes during Eisteddfod week.  The committees’ first duty will be to advise on the subjects and competitions which will be included in the List of Competitions published next summer.

There are all kinds of committees and volunteering opportunities available, and no prior experience is necessary.  Anyone wanting to get involved must have an interest in the subject and plenty of energy and ideas – and there’s a warm welcome for people of all ages and from all over the island to turn up on the evening and volunteer to be part of any of the committees.

Many local people expressed an interest to be part of the preparations during and after the public meeting during the summer, and we hope that many more will come to the meeting in Llangefni next week to volunteer as part of the team.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to be part of the following committees:

Folk

This committee chooses the subjects for the folk competitions at the Eisteddfod in Anglesey, and encourages individuals, parties and choirs to compete

Visual Arts

This committee offers advice and ideas on events and exhibitions at Y Lle Celf

Music

This committee chooses the subjects for the music competitions at the Eisteddfod in Anglesey, and encourages individuals, parties and choirs to compete

Cerdd Dant

This committee chooses the subjects for the cerdd dant competitions at the Eisteddfod in Anglesey, and encourages individuals, parties and choirs to compete

Dance

This committee chooses the subjects and helps to organise events in Dance during Eisteddfod week

Learners

This committee choose the subjects for learners and it’s also a chance to help to create the programme for Maes D and support the work of promoting the Eisteddfod to learners at every level

Drama

This committee chooses the drama subjects and helps to organise the programme in the Theatre

Recitation

This committee chooses the subjects for the recitation competitions at the Eisteddfod in Anglesey, and encourages individuals, parties and choirs to compete

Literature

This committee chooses the literature subjects and helps to organise the programme in Y Babell Lên (Literary Pavilion)

Science and Technology

This committee chooses the science and technology subjects and helps to organise the programme in the Science and Technology Pavilion

Opportunities are also available to be part of the following committees, which offer more practical experiences:

Hospitality

This committee is responsible for issues such as helping with preparing the costumes for the Gorsedd and hospitality duriung the Proclamation and the week of the Eisteddfod

Technical

The technical committee offers advice and comments on the Maes, the caravan site, parking and stewarding

Young People

This committee offers ideas for music on the Maes and for Maes B.  They may also hold gigs and events locally during the community project

Local Appeal Committees

We are creating a network of appeal committees which will work in communities across the island to raise awareness, money and organise events and activities.  Details of the local committees will be promoted locally soon.

If you would like to be part of the team but are unable to come to the meeting on Monday evening, contact the office – gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk / 0845 4090 400.

 

 

The Anglesey National Eisteddfod is held near Bodedern from 4-12 August 2017.  For more information go online – www.eisteddfod.wales.