The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod have taken the difficult decision to make their Executive Producer Camilla King redundant. Camilla is leaving with the thanks of all Board Members and Chairs of the Committees. She has been Executive Producer since September 2021 and steered the festival since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chair of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Sarah Ecob said, “The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has been severely impacted by the aftermath of the Covid pandemic and by the current cost of living crisis. Like many other cultural organisations, the Eisteddfod is facing an extremely challenging future due to our financial situation. The Board and the Committee Chairs have met to discuss emergency actions to try to stabilise our organisation. We have taken the very sad decision to make our Executive Producer redundant and we will shortly be launching a major fundraising campaign to safeguard the Eisteddfod’s future.
“We’d like to thank Camilla for her outstanding work at our festival and wish her well for the future. We would like to thank our customers, volunteers, staff, competitors, performers, and funders who make the Eisteddfod such a special event every year…with their help we can ensure the Eisteddfod continues to be central to cultural life in Wales and continue its role in promoting peace in an uncertain world.”
The festival has appointed several new board members who will work with the staff and hundreds of volunteers to make sure the Eisteddfod continues.