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#YourLlangollen: Festival Fundraiser

Llangollen Eisteddfod is inviting people to help celebrate the launch of their #YourLlangollen fundraising campaign as part of National Fundraising Week (20th-24th May) with a free event in the town’s Centenary Square on Saturday 25th May from 11am-4pm.

#YourLlangollen aims to raise awareness of the International Eisteddfod’s charity status and how crucial donations are to maintain this unique festival for future generations.

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Spend your music festival weekend in style as Glamping comes to Llanfest

From 6th – 8th July, visitors can experience the full festival weekend in style as Glamping comes to Llanfest for the first time.  In partnership with the Red Sky Tent Company, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is offering weekend festival-goers deluxe camping for Llanfest – its one-day music festival taking place on Sunday 7th July.  The brand new Llanfest Boutique Camping Village will be offering deluxe glamping just a short distance from all the action on the festival’s Pavilion site in the centre of Llangollen, North Wales.

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Liverpool’s Cavern Club returns to Llangollen

North Wales’ week-long summer festival, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, has announced that the world’s most famous music club, Liverpool’s Cavern Club, will return this year.

After debuting its first ever pop-up stage last year at the International Eisteddfod, the Liverpool-based club is returning to entertain audiences at the festival’s finale party, called Llanfest, on Sunday 7th July.

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Heritage Lottery Fund to help Llangollen Eisteddfod Archive the Past

Today, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £19,900 for an exciting heritage project, Archiving the Past. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will be the first step in collating and digitalising the wealth of archive material relating to Llangollen Eisteddfod, so that it can be enjoyed by all.

Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project will enable Llangollen Eisteddfod to employ an archivist who will work with volunteers and children from Dinas Brân School to bring the history of Llangollen Eisteddfod to life. Work will include developing a sustainable and expandable online archive system, educational resources and displays for use in the community and a short film about the history of the Llangollen Eisteddfod.

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Parade of Nations tours the region

In a break from tradition the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has taken its annual ‘Parade of Nations’ to the streets of nearby towns and cities.

The annual ‘vibrant carnival of cultures’ parade features performers waving flags representing their nation. It has always taken place in the quaint festival host town of Llangollen. For the first time in the festival’s history, volunteers toured the streets of Liverpool, Chester, Wrexham and Oswestry to celebrate the launch of the International Eisteddfod’s fun-filled daytime programme.

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World premiere in memory of Kenneth Bowen to be performed at International Eisteddfod

In memory of the Welsh tenor Kenneth Bowen, who died last year, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has revealed it will host the world premiere of The Spring of Vision, composed by the festival’s Music Director and friend of Bowen, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry.

The evening performance on Wednesday 3rd July will use the dramatic setting of the Vernon Watkins poem of the same name to celebrate the life of Bowen, one of the most distinguished singers of his generation. It will be performed by an all Wales cast, including Shân Cothi (soprano) and Rhodri Prys Jones (tenor), performing alongside the London Welsh Chorale, Liverpool Choral Union, Wrexham Youth Choir, in a massed choir.

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Nominations for Rotary International Peace Award open

The Rotary International Peace Award, which recognises peace initiatives both in the UK and internationally, is now receiving entries from nominees until 30th April 2019.

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, is encouraging all community members to submit details of local individuals or organisations responsible for the furtherance of peace, for the chance to gain international recognition.

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