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Taking the National Library of Wales to the Eisteddfod Maes


The National Library is glad to welcome the National Eisteddfod to Ceredigion, giving us the opportunity to take the Library out of Aberystwyth. Our stand on the Maes will be a hive of activity, with a unique exhibition and cinema, where the public can relax and enjoy viewing treasures from our vast moving images collection.

An exciting and diverse programme of events for families and adults will be held on our stand during the week, including gigs with artists such as Parisa Fouladi, Owen Shiers, Mari Mathias, Ynys, Izzy & Eädyth and Plu, with other sessions focusing on health and wellbeing. These will include Clocsffit with Tudur Phillips and a circus workshop. We’re also very pleased to be holding an event in partnership with the charity Meddwl to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing, in the company of singer Miriam Isaac.

We’re also very pleased to be hosting some literary sessions with a few of our partners, including a special event on Monday 1 August in the company of Chief Poet Gwenallt Llwyd Ifan, who is originally from Tregaron. He will present a sequence of poems, recently commissioned by the Library in partnership with Barddas, which are based on and inspired by our current exhibition A Oes Heddwch?

In addition to this, the Library will have a presence in other areas of the Maes with diverse and fascinating presentations in the Cymdeithasau stands, Y Lle Celf and Tŷ Gwerin.

The Library’s shop will also be present on the stand and will launch a series of beautiful products by the artists Valeriane Leblond and Ruth Jên, that have been commissioned especially, together with unique items based on our national collections, including some relating to the Tregaron area.

Pedr ap Llwyd, Chief Executive and Librarian at the National Library of Wales said:
“We very much look forward to seeing people from far and wide visiting us on the Maes and in the Library building as we welcome one of Europe's biggest cultural festivals here to Ceredigion. After a long wait we look forward to a special and memorable occasion and we have prepared a varied and exciting programme of events celebrating our language and culture for families on our stand and in other areas of the Maes in Tregaron.”

The full programme, which includes details of the events around the Maes can be found below and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news.

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