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.
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.
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.
Arian Teleheal wins the international award, while the national accolade is presented to Sara Rowbotham for her outstanding work with the Rochdale Crisis Intervention Team for the NHS
A charity that uses volunteer doctors from the UK and US to advise their colleagues in war zones and low resource countries using encrypted social media has won the Rotary International Peace Award.
Dr. Waheed Arian and the Arian Teleheal charity was awarded the accolade, which is sponsored by Typhoo Tea, during the renowned International Celebration concert at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Thursday 5th July.
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.
Visitors to this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be able to access vital information about the festival through its new mobile app, Llangollen.
Built by Caernarfon-based creative agency, Galactig the free app contains content in both Welsh and English and is available now on both Apple and Android.
It contains videos of all the competitions from the pavilion stage, a timetable of all the main activities on the Eisteddfod field, information on all evening concerts and an interactive map of the site.
The Prince of Wales has agreed to remain as Patron of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod for a further term.
It continues a long relationship between The Prince of Wales and the iconic festival which he has visited three times – most recently last year, alongside The Duchess of Cornwall.
Music composed by both the first and current Musical Directors of the iconic cultural festival will be performed at the 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod next month.
At the glittering Thursday evening concert opera legend Bryn Terfel will sing a Welsh piece penned by W.S Gwynne Williams, the Eisteddfod’s first Musical Director, after a rousing opening Fanfare by his latest successor, Eilir Owen Griffiths.
Eilir said: “Bryn Terfel will be singing the song Tosturi Duw as a tribute to my illustrious predecessor while I’ll be giving the world premiere of my own Fanfare which is also a celebration of this very special occasion.” (more…)
A member of a Cardiff children’s choir that won at the first ever Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has been an enthusiastic visitor to the 70th festival.
Grandmother Janette Snaith now lives in Colchester with her husband, Bryan, a retired clergyman, but back in 1947 the 14-year-old from Victoria Park, Cardiff, was a member of the famous Snowflakes choir. (more…)