Llanelli plays host to the 2014 National Eisteddfod, held in Carmarthenshire for the first time since 2000.
The Eisteddfod festival is the highlight of a two year community project, described as Wales’ leading mobile regeneration scheme, which brings together people from across the county to take part in a wide range of activities and events promoting the National Eisteddfod.
The Eisteddfod is one of the world’s greatest cultural festivals, held during the first week of August every year. The Eisteddfod in Carmarthenshire will be held on Festival Fields, Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli from 1-9 August, with the town’s new theatre, Y Ffwrnes, and we hope to welcome around 150,000 visitors to the area for a wonderful week to celebrate the Welsh language and the culture of Wales.
During the months leading up to the festival itself, the whole area will be buzzing with activities and events as Carmarthenshire prepared to host the Eisteddfod. The area is divided into wards, and each ward is given a financial target, and the communities then organise local events and activities, bringing together people of all ages to enjoy a wide range of activities. Recent events have included concerts, curry nights, sponsored activities and even ram races and duck races, which proved very popular!
We are always looking for people to be involved in the community project, and please get in touch if you think you can help in any way. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the office on 0845 4090 400.
We look forward to seeing you in Llanelli in 2014!