National Eisteddfod

The 2016 National Eisteddfod took place at Abergavenny. The annual festival celebrates the best of Wales, always taking place on the first week of August. It is regarded by many to be the “pinnacle of the Welsh cultural calendar”.

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Featured Image – Diana Bianchi from Cardiff at the Eisteddfod portraying Augusta Hall, Baroness Llanover. The Eisteddfod is held in a different location every year with and approximately 150,000 or more visitors over the course of the seven day event. The Eisteddfod hosts a number of music, dance, visual arts and literature competitions, as well as concerts.

IMG_7055 copyStaff and volunteers from The Welsh Labour Party were on hand to meet and greet people at their stand at Abergavenny. Photographed (Left to Right) Victoria Solomon, Bethan Roberts and Jennifer Burke-Davies.


Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 16.51.38Chris and Ronnie The T-Rex from Swansea Party Hire were on-hand to inform and entertain the younger attendees. Watch them: Here

IMG_7043Members of the Rotary – Great Britain & Ireland had a stand and engaged with people on the subject of the Rotary’s outstanding efforts to raise funds to help research medical conditions such as Polio. Photographed (Left to Right): Peter Davey – Terry Ing – Sandra Davey and Richard Purdon

Present at The Eisteddfod was Welsh harpist Katherine Thomas.

Watch her play: HERE 

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Members of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama gave a drum demonstration at the University of South Wales (USW) stand at The National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Watch them play  HERE:

Rebecca Bowen, Student Recruitment Officer – is photographed with Sera Evens-Fear, Student Recruitment Officer from the USW and their future is so bright they had to wear shades.

Rebecca said: “We are here at the National Eisteddford enjoying the great weather and location. It is wonderful to chat with visitors at the USW stand and to promote the learning opportunities available to students who choose to study at the University of South Wales.”


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On hand to serve and protect were members of Gwent Police. Photographed (Left to Right): Sara Mason, Chris Butt, Lauren Parker, Joe Facchiano and Erin Folan.


Also at The National Eisteddfod  was Hayley Banfield, from Usk, representing Traveline Cymru – the public transport information service for Wales providing route & timetable info for bus, coach & rail services:

And Geraint Davies from NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union. With approaching 300,000 members the NASUWT is the most influential teachers’ Union within the UK:

And CND, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. It campaigns alongside a host of other movements to rid Britain of all weapons of mass destruction: for peace: for human, social and environmental justice.   


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