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.
Two popular North Wales culture hubs have announced that they will be working together during 2019.
Llangollen International Eisteddfod and Tŷ Pawb in Wrexham will be teaming up for a series of special live performances and collaboration events that will aim to celebrate the best of our local arts and culture scene.
Two Wrexham businesses have been announced as sponsors for this year’s Llanfest, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s hugely popular finale festival on Sunday 7th July 2019.
Wrexham-based housing developer, SG Estates, and Wrexham Lager are joint sponsors of Llanfest 2019, which has a star-studded line up this summer, including The Fratellis, The Coral, The Pigeon Detectives and Dodgy.
An excerpt from a short piece in The Guardian newspaper written by one of our volunteers:
‘The whole crew is like a giant family’
I’m from a village just a few miles away from Llangollen in north-east Wales, where the Eisteddfod festival is held every year. I haven’t missed a festival since I was born, so I’ve been to 20 of them. 21 if you count when Mum was five months pregnant with me.
I was working there this year. I’m part of the sound crew on the main stage, which I’ve continued to do every year since I did it for Year 10 work experience. The festival is generally well organised, although it had a few hiccups as with any event of its scale. (more…)
A North Wales town’s vibrant Portuguese community are to start a search for members of a choir that made the difficult journey across war-torn Europe to the first staging of an iconic music festival in 1947. (more…)
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.
Punjabi dancers who inspired the Prince of Wales to get down to the Bhangra beat have been appointed honorary ambassadors of the iconic festival where it happened.
The Sheerer Punjabi Dancers from Nottingham made global headlines after dancing with the heir to the throne at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in North Wales.
Troupe leader Narinder Singh couldn’t believe his luck when Prince Charles joined in the impromptu routine on a visit to the event with the Duchess of Cornwall.
The singer dubbed the First Lady of the West End is heading for Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this summer.
Organisers of the iconic festival have signed up Kerry Ellis who has starred in smash hit musicals in London’s West End and Broadway in New York and is a long-term collaborator of Queen guitarist Brian May.
She will be topping the bill in the Voices of Musical Theatre concert on Wednesday, July 6, when she’ll be sharing the stage with Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, the classical and musical theatre boy band.