The National Library of Wales will be at the centre of the Eisteddfod, offering a warm welcome to everyone to the stand. A special exhibition will look at the history of the Welsh Women’s Peace Petition and the work of local photographer, Guy Hughes, exploring the links between the two collections.
Through Guy Hughes' amazing collection of photographs, we will see the faces of some of those local women who signed the petition in 1923, bringing this amazing story to life.
For those looking for somewhere to have a break and entertain the children there will be an opportunity on the stand to dress up, make badges or colour in their own masterpiece. Or put your feet up while reminiscing about Llŷn and Eifionydd in the comfortable viewing area of the Wales Broadcast Archive, where a selection of clips from the Archive collection will be shown during the week.
The Library Shop will also be on the stand, and in addition to the usual stylish goods, specially commissioned items for the 2023 Eisteddfod will be on sale.
Inspired by the women of the Peace Petition there will be an opportunity to buy t-shirts, posters, bags, tea towels and badges with an original design by the artist Efa Lois.
A reproduction of an original copy of the song Yma o Hyd will also be available to buy, with a special opportunity on Wednesday 9 August at 11 o'clock to meet and chat with Dafydd Iwan himself, who will be there to sign copies.
In addition to all this, the Library's presence will extend throughout the Maes with entertaining and varied presentations in Societies 2, Tŷ Gwerin, Maes D, the Science and Technology Village, the Senedd Pavillion and Sinemaes.
The full programme with details of the events around the Maes can be seen below and follow us on social media for the latest news during the week.
This press release is also available in Welsh.
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On the Maes
Monday 7 August
O’r Gell i’r Gell: Trysorau Gwyddonol y Llyfrgell Genedlaethol (From Cell to Cell: Scientific Treasures in the National Library
Douglas Jones (Project Manager-Public Collections)
(Science and Technology Village)
Dathlu’r cyfansoddwr David Harries (1933-2002) (Celebrating the composer David Harries (1933-2002))
Deiseb Heddwch Menywod Cymru: Ddoe, Heddiw ac Yfory
'Jill Evans, Sian Rhiannon a Catrin Stevens, gyda Mererid Hopwood yn holi.'
(Wales Women’s Peace Petition: Past, Present and Future
'Jill Evans, Sian Rhiannon & Catrin Stevens, in conversation with Mererid Hopwood.')
Thursday, 10 August
‘O’r Archif’ - Gwenan Gibbard: Caneuon Gwerin Llŷn ac Eifionydd ('From the Archive' - Gwenan Gibbard: Folk Songs of Llŷn and Eifionydd)
Nia Mai Daniel (Head of Archives, Manuscripts and Contemporary Records Section, and The Welsh Music Archive Coordinator)
Friday, 11 August
Tân yn Llŷn - Straeon gwleidyddiaeth radicalaidd Pen Llŷn gyda Rob Phillips o’r Archif Wleidyddol Gymreig (Fire in Llŷn - Stories of Pen Llŷn's radical politics with Rob Phillips from the Welsh Political Archive)
Straeon o’r Senedd
Straeon gwleidyddol y 25 mlynedd diwethaf o’r Archif Wleidyddol Gymreig gyda Rob Phillips
(Stories from the Senedd
Political stories of the last 25 years from the Welsh Political Archive with Rob Phillips)
Archif Ddarlledu Cymru: Cofio Digwyddiadau Mawr Darlledu
'Aled Huw, Angharad Mair & Nia Thomas, with Dylan Iorwerth yn holi'
(Wales Broadcast Archive: Monumental Moments in Broadcasting
'Aled Huw, Angharad Mair & Nia Thomas, with Dylan Iorwerth')
A selection of films from the National Library of Wales archive
Llŷn ac Eifionydd Ers Talwm (Bygone Llŷn ac Eifionydd)
On the Stall
An exhibition displaying the history of the Welsh Women’s Peace Petition and the work of local photographer, Guy Hughes, exploring the links between the two collections.
Various activities for children including a dress up chest, badge making and colouring space.
Selection of clips of Llŷn ac Eifionydd from the Archive collection will be shown during the week.
Specially commissioned items for the 2023 Eisteddfod inspired by the women of the Peace Petition. A reproduction of an original copy of the song 'Yma o Hyd' will also be available to buy.
Wednesday, 9 August, 11:00am
An opportunity to meet and chat with Dafydd Iwan himself. Dafydd Iwan will be at the stall to sign reproduction of an original copy of the song 'Yma o Hyd' which will be available at the shop.