Cowbridge will have the Eisteddfod on its doorstep in 2012
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The county is to play host to the National Eisteddfod between August 4 and 11, for the first time in 44 years.
And to mark the run-up to the event, The Vale of Glamorgan Council has placed a countdown clock on its website, www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.
The clock is to remind residents there’s still time to get involved in activities to raise funds for the event at Llandow, which is expected to attract 165,000 visitors.
Divided into days, hours and minutes, the clock will also act as a reminder of this summer spectacular.
Vale of Glamorgan Council leader, Councillor Gordon Kemp, said: “The National Eisteddfod is an internationally-recognised cultural festival that not only celebrates all that is best in Wales, but will also attract large numbers of people to the Vale of Glamorgan.
“The countdown clock will reflect the mounting excitement surrounding what will be a memorable event, as it draws ever nearer.
“This is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of the Vale, particularly for the nearby towns of Llantwit Major and Cowbridge.”
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Eisteddfod pages are chock-full of information about the Eisteddfod; including details about competition entries and all the latest news.
The council would also love to hear from Vale residents who remember the last time the Eisteddfod was here in 1968. If you have any photos or memorabilia from that year’s Eisteddfod, email email@example.com.
To view the Eisteddfod page visit http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/enjoying/eisteddfod_2012.aspx
Over the next few weeks and months, the National Eisteddfod will be travelling around the Vale of Glamorgan – the location of this year’s festival.
The aim is to visit communities across the area, distributing information and telling local people about the Eisteddfod, which is held on the old airfield at Llandow from 4-11 August.
We’ll be travelling around in a shiny red camper van called Dilys, and we want to hear from you if you see Dilys driving around over the next few weeks. We’ll be in the Vale for two days at the end of February and we’ll be back in April and June.
In February we’ll be launching the Eisteddfod’s concert programme and distributing leaflets and booklets in towns and villages. Dilys will be back in April, as we celebrate 100 days to go before the start of the Eisteddfod, and in June, we’ll be joined by Dilys to launch our famous Go Bonkers for Bunting campaign and our shop window competition for businesses in the Vale, as we celebrate 50 days to go.
We are currently putting together the timetable for these dates at the moment. If you’d like Dilys and the Eisteddfod team to visit your town, village or group, get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing us on 0845 4090 300.
Dates are listed below. Remember to suggest a time and a clear location when you get in touch.
- 28 February – all booked
- 29 February – morning slots available
- 26 April – morning and afternoon slots available
- 15 June – afternoon slots available
We’ll publish details of where we’ll be visiting and when closer to the time. We look forward to seeing you when we’ll be out and about in the Vale of Glamorgan. Remember to come over and say hello!
Click here for details about Dilys herself!
Local Fundraising Diary: Visit the What’s On pages for information about local Eisteddfod fundraising events, or contact Cath Thomas email@example.com. For a listing of Vale wide fundraising events visit the Eisteddfod Local Activities page
The Maes – Gwyrdd (The Green Field)
3 acres of ecological content, creative and educational, on the main field of the Welsh National Eisteddfod, including folk music on a solar powered stage, lectures and debates on “green” topics at the “e-Coleg”, crafts stalls, green workshops, sustainable technologies, a storytelling tent, sculptures, children’s activities, and more! We are in the process of building links and partnerships throughout Wales and internationally, and seeking sponsors and funding. See “Partners / Links” below – and do contact us for more information
More information on booking a tradestand on the Maes Gwrydd
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