Posts Tagged: Eisteddfod Llangollen

Happy and Hydrated on Children’s Day!

The theme to this year’s Children’s Day is ‘Earth’s Little Heroes’ in celebration of the festival’s continued efforts to reduce plastic waste.

Children’s Day will focus on the environment and promoting a positive approach to recycling alongside campaign group, Friends of the Earth.  To ensure the festival plays its part in caring for the planet, Eisteddfod is also teaming up with hydration partners, Aqua Optima.

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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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Llangollen Eisteddfod to celebrate St David’s Day with Special Ceremony

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is to host an international themed St David’s Day Event on Friday 1st March to raise money to help fund overseas competitors to the festival.

Music Director of the festival, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry, said: “The Saint David’s Day event will help to raise vital funds for the bursary fund ensuring that we can welcome as many international competitors to Llangollen in July as possible. It is great to see such talented local performers giving their time to support this cause.

“It is definitely going to be a traditional event not to be missed and is most certainly the perfect excuse to celebrate both Welsh culture and international inclusivity.”

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The Llangollen Eisteddfod SENDS A Message of Peace to All

The Llangollen Eisteddfod is celebrating ten years of its Inclusion Project with the commission of a brand new performance piece, SEND A Message, on Wednesday 4th July.

The fully inclusive project, which promotes harmony and accessibility for all within the performing arts, celebrates its tenth year with a performance piece written by poet Aled Lewis Evans and composer Owain Llwyd.

Performed by children from St Christopher’s School in Wrexham, Ysgol Tir Morfa in Rhyl, Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbighshire, individuals from Derwen College in Oswestry and the Theatretrain Regional Choir in Mold, SEND A Message promotes the idea of spreading love and peace via music, song and dance and showcases a range of diverse talent from across Wales.

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Return visit to Llangollen is dream come true for Collabro star Thomas Redgrave

A musical theatre boy band who won TV’s Britain’s Got Talent and reduced star judge Amanda Holden to tears are headed to North Wales.

Collabro will be starring with Kerry Ellis, the First Lady of the West End, in the Voices of Musical Theatre concert at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Wednesday, July 6.

And for one of the band members, Thomas Redgrave, it’s going to mean a happy return to Llangollen where he competed as part of a choir from London some years ago.

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Top tenor’s musical date with Katherine Jenkins

One of the world’s top tenors has a musical date with classical superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, it’s been revealed.

Noah Stewart is set for a third appearance at Llangollen in four years as he prepares to join the Welsh mezzo soprano on stage for a concert adaption of Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen.

According to Stewart, who hails from Harlem, in New York, he can’t wait to perform alongside Katherine in her portrayal of the fiery gypsy, Carmen, in ‘special’ Llangollen, which is one of his favourite concert venues. (more…)

Chance meeting with a singing boy was inspiration for iconic festival’s founder

The son of the founding father of the iconic festival will be a guest of honour at the 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this summer.

And Selwyn Tudor has recalled the occasion when his late father, Harold, gained his initial inspiration to create the event which has become a symbol of worldwide peace and understanding.

In the late 1940s renowned Welsh journalist Harold Tudor had a vision of creating a grand cultural gathering in Llangollen to help heal the scars left by World War Two. (more…)

Llangollen winner will be invited to join Aussie Gold Rush

A fabulous 10,000-mile trip Down Under to one of the world’s biggest cultural festivals is the prize for one lucky winner at this summer’s 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

The title of International Voice of Musical Theatre in July will come with a paid-for trip to Australia’s Gold Coast Eisteddfod in October to sing in their Musicale event.

The invitation follows a visit to last year’s Eisteddfod by representatives of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod, held in Queensland’s stunning tropical beachside city for the past 33 years.

The Musicale follows seven weeks of competition featuring over 70,000 singers and dancers, most of them under 20, and including 350 bands and orchestras, 175 choirs, almost 1500 dance groups and over 3,000 solo dancers. (more…)