29 October 2019 10:33
Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email The 2021 National Eisteddfod is to be staged on parkland near Pwllheli officials have revealed. After an extensive search at various sites in the Arfon and Dwyfor areas of Gwynedd, the chosen location is on land at Bodfel Hall, Boduan near Pwllheli. Preparatory work for the week-long festival will begin at a public meeting which will officially invite the eisteddfod to the county at Ysgol Glan y Môr, Pwllheli on November 12 at 7pm. Following the public meeting, the work of choosing competitions for the eisteddfod syllabus will begin. This will be published at the Proclamation Ceremony which will be staged in the area at the end of June next year.
A location for this event has not yet been announced. This is the first time for the Eisteddfod to visit Llŷn and Eifionydd since 1987, when the festival was held in Porthmadog. National Eisteddfod Chief Executive Betsan Moses said, "We are delighted to announce the location of the 2021 National Eisteddfod. And we look forward to a happy 18 months working across the region." (Image: Arwyn Roberts) "As a Council, we have helped the Eisteddfod to identify possible sites, and we are pleased that they are announcing that Boduan will be home to the festival in two years time. Ms Moses added nominations for the Executive Chair, Deputy-chair and Secretary, and the Chair of the Local Fund close on November 15.
More information is available online (Image: Daily Post Wales) Registering to become part of the organising team can be made by contacting [email protected] "You do not have to be interested in a specific subject or area to join the team – there's a warm welcome for everyone who wants to make the Eisteddfod a success locally," added Ms Moses. Next year's festival is being staged at Tregaron in Ceredigion and will be held in the Rhondda area in 2022. THE 2021 National Eisteddfod will be held in Pwllheli, organisers have confirmed. Esiteddfod officials have revealed that Boduan, Llŷn, will host the major event in two years time. The preparatory work for the festival and community project will begin at a public meeting in Ysgol Glan y Môr, Pwllheli on Tuesday evening, November 12 (7pm). It will be the first time the Eisteddfod has visited the Llŷn and Eifionydd area since it was held in Porthmadog in 1987. The Eisteddfod was last held in north Gwynedd in 2005. Eisteddfod Chief Executive, Betsan Moses, said, "We are delighted to announce the location of the 2021 National Eisteddfod. There's been lots of discussion and speculation across the area for a while, and with everything now in place, I'm pleased to be able to share the news that Boduan, between Nefyn and Pwllheli will be our home in August 2021. "We've had wonderful support from people across Llŷn and Eifionydd, and are very much looking forward to working with local residents across the area to deliver a memorable festival and project, "We are keen to attract a wide range of people with all sorts of interests and expertise to be part of the team, with the experienced and the young working together to create a project and festival which will attract thousands of competitors and visitors. "Anyone interested in joining us as part of the team can register online or come to the public meeting in Pwllheli. And we look forward to a happy eighteen months working across the region." Welcoming the news about the Eisteddfod's visit to the county, Gwynedd Council Leader, Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn said, "We are very pleased to welcome the National Eisteddfod to Gwynedd in 2021. This is the first time for the festival to visit the Dwyfor area since 1987, and I'm confident our local communities will ensure it's an Eisteddfod to remember. "Of course, thousands of people will flock here to compete or enjoy the festival during the week, and it's our aim to celebrate our culture and everything we are proud of in Gwynedd. "As a Council, we have helped the Eisteddfod to identify possible sites, and we are pleased that they areannouncing that Boduan will be home to the festival in two years' time. There is, of course, lots of work to do before then, and we are looking forward to working together, planning and preparing for the event between now and August 2021." The public meeting on November 12 is an opportunity for local people to show their support for the Eisteddfod and to volunteer to be part of the project. For more information on the Eisteddfod, e-mail [email protected]