2019 Eisteddfod, Llanrwst, Conwy County

The historical and cultural significance of the town of Llanrwst and the surrounding area will be reflected in a special exhibition at the National Library of Wales stand at this year's National Eisteddfod. The contributions of prominent individuals from the area will also feature in the exhibition, including well known writers such as Mary Vaughan Jones and T. Glynne Davies, and the exhibition will recount the colourful histories of figures such as Gwilym Cowlyd and Huw T. Edwards. Some of Llanrwst’s rich traditions will also be celebrated in the exhibition, including ballads and music.

The stand will provide visitors with an opportunity to register free of charge as Library readers, learn more about the Library's collections and services and how to access these, and learn about the digital resources that are available free on the Library's websites.

The Library stand is located at plot A47 on the Eisteddfod Maes.

Events Programme

A varied and exciting programme of events, suitable for families and adults, will be held at the stand during Eisteddfod week that will include sessions on how to produce cartoons, ballad rapping, clog dancing, lectures, presentations and  workshops.

Every day

All day Various activities for families that include balloons for children, designing and producing badges, block jigsaw, family history and colouring sheets.

Saturday, 3 August

11:00-12:00 Sinemaes: The Eisteddfod area on film: treasures from The National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive.
13:00-13:30 Launch of The National Library of Wales stand with Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Welsh Government Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, and Rhodri Glyn Thomas, President of the National Library of Wales.

Sunday, 4 August

11:30-12:30 Sinemaes: High Days and Holidays: a selection of films from The National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive.

Monday, 5 August - theme of the day: Library collections, Ballads.

12:00-13:00 Sinemaes: School Days and Playtime: a selection of films from The National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive.
11:00-12:00 A performance by Gwilym Bowen Rhys, including ballads held by The National Library.
14:00-15:30 Family session: rapping with Mr Phormula who will use ballads held by the Library to inspire his performance.
16:00-17:00 Societies Pavilion 1, The Rebel from Rowen: Huw T Edwards, a lecture by Gwyn Jenkins.

Tuesday, 6 August - theme of the day: participation with the Library.

11:00-12:00 Sinemaes: War and Peace: a selection of films from The National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive.
11:00–11:30 Presentation by Linda Tomos on The Friends of the National Library and how to be part of the Library family.
12:00-12:30 Gwyneth Davies will deliver a drop-in session on volunteering opportunites within the Library.
13:00-14:00 Performance by Côr y Gen (NLW staff choir).
14:15-14:45 Presentation by Gruffydd Jones on the People's Collection website, and an opportunity to view resources.
15:00-15:30 Presentation by Einion Gruffydd on creating a National Broadast Archive for Wales.
All day Drop-in session on Wicipedia led by Jason Evans.

Wednesday, 7 August - theme of the day: Library collections, William Morgan Bible.

14:00-14:45 J Gwynfor Jones will give a presentation on William Morgan and the Bible, and will discuss the significance of this important publication in the history of Wales.
15:30-16:30 Sinemaes: Presentation with live accompaniment: Arthur Cheetham –Screen Pioneer.

Thursday, 8 August - theme of the day: collection care and conservation.

11:00-12:00 Sinemaes: The Eisteddfod area on film: treasures from The National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive.
11:00-11:30 Demonstration and discussion: Derek Rattray will show how we mend frames and will show a film of the work of the conservation unit.
14:00-15:00 A clog dancing session for families.
14:30 onwards Owain Dafydd, The Library's Education officer will deliver a session on how to produce a book and how to make a treasure box like the ones used by the Library to look after its collections.

Friday, 9 August - theme of the day: Library collections, the Mumph Collection.

11:00-12:00 Sinemaes: Communities and Neighbourhood: a selection of films from The National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive.
10:30-11:00 A practical workshop for children aged 6 to 8 led by the well-known cartoonist and satirist Mumph.
11:30-12:00 A second practical workshop for children aged 6 to 8 led by the well-known cartoonist and satirist Mumph.
14:00-14:30 A practical workshop for children aged 9 to 11 led by the well-known cartoonist and satirist Mumph.
15:00-15:30 A second practical workshop for children aged 9 to 11 led by the well-known cartoonist and satirist Mumph.
14:15-15:00 Tŷ Gwerin: Presentation based on the J Lloyd Williams archive of folk songs and melodies. With Arfon and Sioned Gwilym, Huw Roberts, Emyr Puw and John Ifor Griffiths.

Saturday, 10 August - theme of the day: Library collections and wellbeing.

12:30-13:30 Sinemaes: The Living Memory project utilises the potential of The National Library of Wales graphic and audiovisual collections to unlock memories and to facilitate reminiscence therapy. The Film and Reminiscence Therapy session at Sinemaes will present the bilingual packs of photographs and films that are being distributed free of charge to community and voluntary groups, day centres, care homes and health establishments throughout Wales.
14:30-15:30 Sinemaes: A discussion on The National Broadcast Archive.

 

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