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Welcome to the 2019 Eisteddfod news page.

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June 2019
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18 June 2019

Magical Production to Open 2019 National Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod Pavilion on the outskirts of Llanrwst will be transformed into a magical and marvellous world for this year’s opening production.
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17 June 2019

Gorsedd full for the Chairing

The number of applications from Gorsedd members to be part of the Chairing ceremony at this year’s Eisteddfod means that the Pavilion stage is full, and registrations for the Friday afternoon session are now closed.
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14 June 2019

Launch of Conwy County National Eisteddfod Schools Pack

With the National Eisteddfod in Conwy County fast approaching, the Eisteddfod and Conwy Borough Council’s Welsh Language Advisory Team have been working together on a project with schools across the county.
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13 June 2019

Crown and Chair Presented to Eisteddfod Committee

Tonight (13 June), both the Conwy County National Eisteddfod’s Crown and Chair are presented to the festival’s Executive Committee, at a special ceremony in Oriel Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst.
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10 June 2019

Cyfle i gael blas ar gelf a chrefft yn Sir Conwy

Are you fascinated by fabric printing?  Would you be delighted by décor textiles?  Or could you take pride in your pastel painting?  If so, the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Visual Arts Committee may be able to help you!
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7 June 2019

2019 Conwy County Eisteddfod Public Meeting

The National Eisteddfod is coming to Llanrwst in August – Europe’s largest cultural festival on your do
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6 June 2019

Conwy County National Eisteddfod evening tickets go on sale

With under two months to go before the Conwy County National Eisteddfod, organisers have announced details of the evening shows and performances on the Maes this year.  
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May 2019
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13 May 2019

Eisteddfod confirms 2019 site in Llanrwst

The National Eisteddfod has announced its revised plans for the site of the 2019 event this August - confirming tha
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12 May 2019

Final four announced for this year's Welsh Learner of the Year

Four 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 Llandudno’s Oriel Mostyn. 
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9 May 2019

GORSEDD HONOURS FOR 2019 EISTEDDFOD ANNOUNCED

Today (9 May), the names of those to be honoured by the Gorsedd of Bards at the Conwy County National Eisteddfod, have been announced.
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April 2019
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28 April 2019

Eisteddfod announces programme of arts and crafts courses in Conwy

Over the weekend, a series of craft and artmaking courses will start in the Conwy area to raise funds towards this year’s Conwy County National Eisteddfod.  
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27 April 2019

Days to go before Eisteddfod closing date

If you’re still thinking about competing at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Conwy County, there’s only a few days left to organise your entry and complete the process.
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24 April 2019

Eisteddfod's groundbreaking evening programme pushes boundaries

New commissions, ambitious shows and plenty of old favourites to enjoy; this is what’s on offer in the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Pavilion evening programme.  
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17 April 2019

2019 Eisteddfod stage competitions deadline approaches

There’s only two weeks to go before the closing date for the Conwy County National Eisteddfod stage competitions, and this is the final opportunity to encourage individuals, groups, bands and choirs to take part.
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13 April 2019

Efforts continue to adapt site planning for a Llanrwst Eisteddfod in 2019

The Eisteddfod’s Chief Executive has said that she remains hopeful that it will be possible to hold the 2019 National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst in the Conwy Valley.
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13 April 2019

Falyri Jenkins wins the Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial Medal

Falyri Jenkins from Tal-y-bont, Ceredigion, is the winner of this year’s Sir TH Parry-Williams Memorial Medal.  
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13 April 2019

Twm Elias to receive the 2019 Eisteddfod Science and Technology Medal

This year’s National Eisteddfod Science and Technology Medal is awarded to Twm Elias, Nebo, Gwynedd, for his lifelong contribution to science through the medium of Welsh.  
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March 2019
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28 March 2019

Call for actors to audition for the opening show 'Y Tylwyth'

The National Eisteddfod would like to invite Welsh speaking actors to audition for roles for a forthcoming show ‘Y
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28 March 2019

Eisteddfod compositions closing date

Next Monday (1 April) is the closing date for the Conwy County National Eisteddfod’s composition competitions.  
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22 March 2019

Changes to the National Eisteddfod 2019 site in Llanrwst following safety concerns

The National Eisteddfod has announced it is planning changes to the site of this year’s event in Llanrwst, Conwy Cou
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13 March 2019

Under Rogers Jones’ hammer – Eisteddfod art for auction

The supporters of the Conwy County 2918 National Eisteddfod of Wales have struck on a new way of raising funds for the f
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11 March 2019

Advice on how to benefit from the Eisteddfod's visit

With the tourism and hospitality sectors among the most important in the Conwy County area, representatives from both sectors are invited to a free presentation to find out how they can benefit from the National Eisteddfod’s visit later this year.
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6 March 2019

Rhondda Cynon Taf to play host to National Eisteddfod in 2022

Rhondda Cynon Taf has been confirmed as the 2022 location for the National Eisteddfod for Wales.
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January 2019
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24 January 2019

Expression of Interest: Event Security Contract

The National Eisteddfod of Wales will this year be held near Llanrwst, Conwy on the 2 – 10th of August 2019.
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October 2018
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1 October 2018

Two months to go before 2019 Eisteddfod first closing date

It’s hard to believe that the first closing date for next year’s Conwy County National Eisteddfod is fast approaching.
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September 2018
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27 September 2018

2019 Eisteddfod Choir details announced

The Conwy County National Eisteddfod Choir will be officially launched at 19:30, on Thursday evening 11 October, in Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst.
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July 2018
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9 July 2018

Delight at success of Eisteddfod Proclamation

The Conwy County Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival was held in Conwy over the weekend, and proved to be a great success, according to organisers.
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7 July 2018

Myrddin ap Dafydd elected Archdruid

Today (7 July), the Gorsedd of the Bards announced that Myrddin ap Dafydd will officiate as the Archdruid for the period from 2019-22.
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2 July 2018

Conwy ready for 2019 Eisteddfod Proclamation

Hundreds of local dignitaries and volunteers will join the Gorsedd of the Bards to walk through Conwy town centre on Saturday afternoon, as Conwy County welcomes the 2019 National Eisteddfod.  
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June 2018
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22 June 2018

Conwy County Eisteddfod Honorary Presidents

The Eisteddfod is delighted to announce the names of those who have been invited to serve as Honorary Presidents at the Conwy County National Eisteddfod next year.
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19 June 2018

2019 Eisteddfod Proclamation fast approaching

With just over two weeks to go before the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Proclamation Festival, people across the county are busily preparing for a memorable day.
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15 June 2018

Te yn y Grug Music Project

With less than a month to go before the Conwy County National Eisteddfod Proclamation Ceremony, organisers have announced details of an exciting new project which will be held over the next year, as the area prepares for the Eisteddfod’s visit in 2019.
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November 2017
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25 November 2017

National Eisteddfod Council celebrates success and looks to the future

At today’s Council meeting in Aberystwyth, the National Eisteddfod announced that the 2019 festival will be held in Llanrwst.
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1 November 2017

Strong team to lead the Eisteddfod in Conwy County

With less than two years to go until the National Eisteddfod is held in Conwy County in August 2019, last weekend saw the four officials who will lead the work over the coming months elected.
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October 2017
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12 October 2017

Two hundred at 2019 Eisteddfod public meeting

Over two hundred people from Conwy County came together this evening (12 October) to welcome the announcement that the 2019 Eisteddfod will be held in the county.
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5 October 2017

2019 Eisteddfod Public Meeting

Remember to join us at the 2019 National Eisteddfod public meeting a week tonight!
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September 2017
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27 September 2017

2019 Eisteddfod Public Meeting to be held in Llanrwst

A public meeting will be held at the Glasdir Business and Conference Centre at 19:00 on Thursday 12 October, to welcome the Eisteddfod to the county of Conwy in two years time.
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