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Alfie Boe and Van Morrison to star in International Eisteddfod’s 2018 Concert Series

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has announced its star-studded concert line-up for 2018, featuring performances from best-selling artist, Alfie Boe, prolific recording artist, Van Morrison, renowned baroque instrumental group, Red Priest, and award winning Welsh folk band, Calan.

The Festival will run from Tuesday 3rd July – Sunday 8th July 2018 and tickets for the main concert series will be available to Festival Pass holders and Friends of the Eisteddfod from 9.30am today [TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER]. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9.30am on Thursday 14th December online or via the box office on 01978 862 001.

Anyone purchasing a membership to the Friends of the Eisteddfod during the two-week priority booking period will also gain access to advance tickets.

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Last Call For Group Entries for Llangollen 2018

Deadline for group entries for the 2018 International Eisteddfod Festival of music, dance and peace set for 24th November 2017

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is calling out to talented groups of singers, dancers and instrumentalists from across the globe to enter its competitions, which will take place from 3rd – 8th July 2018 before the looming deadline of Friday 24th November. (more…)

Plymouth “Kindness Capital” of the UK

Port town named as the kindest place in country, but research reveals that the nation believes people are less kind than a decade ago.

People from Plymouth do good deeds more frequently than anywhere else in the UK, but people across the UK believe that we are less kind as a nation than we were 10 years ago.

The survey, commissioned by international peace festival the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod to mark World Kindness Day [Monday 13th November], also revealed that 83% of people across the country believed that doing a good deed positively affected their mental health. More than half the women polled agreed that undertaking an act of kindness boosted happiness, compared to just a third of men.

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Gold Coast beckons for Wrexham performer

A Wrexham performer who was named the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 2017 International Voice of Musical Theatre is gearing up to tread the boards on Australia’s Gold Coast on Sunday 15th October.

As part of her prize, 22-year-old Megan-Hollie Robertson will join hundreds of exceptional performers in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod’s Musicale. The show is a rousing celebration of musical theatre and one of the highlights of the seven-week long Australian festival of dance and music.

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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod welcomes new Music Director

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has announced its 8th Music Director and first ever representative of Greek origin to hold the prestigious title, Vicky Yannoula.

Portfolio musician with international experience, Vicky, joins the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod following successful positions at organisations such as Trinity College London, Middlesex University and the Drake Calleja Trust, succeeding Eilir Owen Griffiths following his six-year tenure.

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Entries Open for Llangollen 2018

Festival of music, dance and peace opens for entries for the 2018 International Eisteddfod

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is calling out to talented singers, dancers and instrumentalists from Shropshire to join others from across the globe and enter its competitions, which will take place from 3rd – 8th July 2018.

Successful entrants will compete for a range of prestigious titles including Dance Champions of the World, International Voice of the Future, International Voice of Musical Theatre and the jewel in the crown of the festival, Choir of the World.

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Manic Street Preachers Rock Llanfest 2017

Iconic Welsh rock band bring Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2017 to a roaring close

Llangollen’s annual International Musical Eisteddfod drew to a triumphant close last night with an epic set from Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers at Llanfest 2017.

The band’s first ever Llangollen appearance raised the roof of the Royal International Pavilion as they stormed through favourites from throughout their career, including Everything Must Go, If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, and A Design For Life.

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Arty Local Students ‘Makeover’ Eisteddfod Building

A local school has provided a key building on the site of the International Eisteddfod with a makeover for its 70th anniversary celebrations.

Pupils from Ysgol Dinas Brân were invited by the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod to create a piece of artwork that represented the festival’s message of peace, goodwill and international friendship, which have been transformed into a mural to brighten up the Eisteddfod’s hospitality building.

The mural was formally unveiled on Tuesday 4th July, when 12 of the 100 children involved attended a reception with President of the International Eisteddfod, Terry Waite CBE.

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Standing Ovation for ‘World Class’ Tosca Line-Up

Crowds at the Llangollen Eisteddfod were brought to their feet to deliver a roaring standing ovation following a breathtaking performance of Puccini’s Tocsa on Tuesday 4th July.

Internationally renowned opera stars Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais, Kristian Benedikt shared the stage at for the very first time to deliver the powerful and unique rendition of the dramatic love story.

The performance at the International Eisteddfod, sponsored by Pendine Park, featured three of the opera world’s most admired talents, accompanied by the acclaimed Welsh National Opera Orchestra, and saw a successful end to the second day of the 70th anniversary festival.

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Blooming marvellous: Liverpool company provides 8,000 flowers to international festival

An Edge Lane-based florist has provided 8,000 stems to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod for the stage displays at the festival’s 70th anniversary evening concerts.

F & H Flowers, who are based at Liverpool Flower Market on Edge Lane, provided the flowers to the floral committee of the International Eisteddfod on Saturday 1st July. Following the collection a team of green-fingered volunteers worked over the weekend to weaved each stem into the famous displays.

The tradition of decorating the main stage at the International Eisteddfod with flowers began at the first festival in 1947, when a few blooms were placed in jam jars to hide the tent poles that held up the stage’s awning. Over the past 70 years the tradition – and the quantities of flowers – has grown, with the displays as iconic as the festival itself.

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