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Camping and Caravan Accommodation for the Vale of Glamorgan Eisteddfod 2012

directionstoeisteddfodHappy Jakes will be offering can accommodate tents, caravans and Campervans for the 2012 Vale of Glamorgan Eisteddfod. We are situated just 3 miles from the Eisteddfod site at Llandow, a perfect location to enjoy this highly regarded event.

About the Vale of Glamorgan Eisteddfod 2012

The Vale of Glamorgan is home to the 2012 National Eisteddfod - one of the world’s greatest cultural festivals, held from 4 – 11 August 2012.

Music, dance, visual arts, original performances, family activities – there’s something for everyone at the National Eisteddfod, and with 150,000 - 160,000 visitors every year, it’s a great place to meet up with old friends – and make new ones.

The Eisteddfod is held on the ‘Maes’, and the Pavilion is the focal point of the official competing and cultural ceremonies, but hundreds of activities take place all over the Maes throughout the week. With over 300 stands, it’s a shopper’s Mecca, with gifts of all types – to suit every pocket.

There’s more information on our website - www.eisteddfod.org.uk – and you can follow us on facebook – www.facebook.com/eisteddfod - and on Twitter – www.twitter.com/eisteddfod . You can also sign up to receive our regular newsletter.

Entry to all activities on the Maes – including the Pink Pavilion during the day - is free for the price of a daily ticket. Concessions are available for children and pensioners.

You don’t have to speak Welsh to have a great time at the Eisteddfod – there’s plenty for everyone to see and do, so we look forward to seeing you for a feast of activities for the whole family in the Vale of Glamorgan in 2012.

Find out more about the local area by clicking on www.llantwitmajorvale.co.uk and www.cowbridgetown.co.uk (English only).

The Eisteddfod Proclamation FestivalValeofGlamorganEisteddfodProclamatio

Barry town centre was a hive of activities as the Vale of Glamorgan National Eisteddfod came to town, during its Proclamation Ceremony in Gladstone Gardens.

Hundreds of people came to show their support and to join in the preparations for the Eisteddfod, which is held on the old airfield at Llandow from 4-11 August next year, joining the Gorsedd of the Bards, local schoolchildren and community leaders in a spectacular procession through the town, with many more watching on the sidelines.

With two busy performance stages showcasing lcoal talents throughout the day, and all kinds of stalls and stands with a wide range of activities close to the Gorsedd Stones, this was a day for the whole family, and a taster of what’s in store next year when one of the world’s greatest cultural festivals is held locally.

The highlight of the day was the Proclamation Ceremony, a traditional ceremony to proclaim that the Eisteddfod will visit a local area in at least a year and a day, and this is when the list of competitions is also published, and is available to buy after the local Executive Chairman has presented the first copy to the Archdruid.

Hywel Wyn Edwards, Eisteddfod Organiser, said, “We had a very successful day in Barry, with a great welcome, happy co-operation and the weather was on our side in the end. It was excellent to see so many local people joining us to show their support for the Eisteddfod, which will be held locally next year.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support, the local committees for all their work and commitment, and with the list of competitions now published, I’d like to wish everyone thinking of competing well, as they study what is, I hope, a varied and interesting list of competitions."

 

Activities Leading To The Vale of Glamorgan Eisteddfod

 

January

14 January: 'Hen Galan' Celebration at the Reading Room, Tresimwn with The Mari Lwyd/Eisteddfod merchandise/welsh cakes/crafts/face painting and more. Admission £2 for children, adults free of charge

25 January: Heart & Art - Join us to celetrate St Dwynwen Day (the patron saint of Welsh lovers!), featuring a special sale of original artworks by famous Welsh artists and celebrities.  At Loch Fyne, Cowbridge. 7.30 pm.  Tickets £15 to include a two course meal available from Alison Huw 07764 613057 a.huw@btinternet.com; Siân Elin Jones 01446 781129 sianelin.j@btinternet.com or Rhian Fenn 07515 852601 neil.rhian@lineone.net. Organised by Welsh St Donat’s Area Appeal Committee

25 January: Come and celebrate Santes Dwynwen 'Day of Saint Dwynwen' with supper and entertainment at the Green Dragon Inn, Llancatal / Llancadle at 7.00 pm.  Tickets £20 available from Rhoswen Deiniol on 01446 405984

27 January: Poems & Songs in the company of Olwen Rees, Johnny Tudor and friends. Llandaff Institute at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7.15 pm). Ticket £12

28 January: Choral evening with Pendyrys Male Voice Choir, Richard Williams Singers and more.  All Saints Church, Penarth at 7.00 om.  Tickets £15.  For further information contact Sian Fox on 07966 629726

March

8 March: Iolo Morgannwg School Eisteddfod Concert at Bro Morgannwg Comprehensive School. 6.30 pm. Tickets £5

16 March (eve of Wales v France match): Film night showing Grand Slam in the company of John Hefin and some of the actors at Churchills Llandaff at 8pm. Tickets £15 available from Gwyn on 01446 760608 or eirlysagwyn@btinternet.com

May

11 May: Concert with Cantorion Creigiau, Village Hall, Peterston-super-Ely

Wha's the Eisteddfod all about?

The National Eisteddfod is Wales’ leading festival held annually during the first week of August.

The Eisteddfod Festival, the pinnacle of the Welsh cultural calendar, it travels from place to place, alternating between north and south Wales giving communities across the country a chance to welcome up to 160,000 visitors over an eight day period.

An eclectic mix of old and new, the traditional and the modern, the Eisteddfod is a celebration of Wales, its culture and its language. Combining ceremonial and official activities with a dynamic, young-spirited and welcoming festival, we offer something for everyone – whatever their ages and interests.

The Welsh language and Welshness is an integral part of our festival. However, this is not only a festival for Welsh speakers, rather a friendly and vibrant festival for anyone interested in our country, our culture and our language. Many of our visitors have no knowledge of Welsh – and the welcome is the same for everyone – warm.

We are a cultural festival, the natural national stage for music, dance, visual arts, original performances – all types of culture. The festival is at the heart of our culture and our nation, where the Welsh language cultural agenda is set for the next year, and where we celebrate its past successes.

The Eisteddfod is a celebration of Welshness, of our culture, of the concept of belonging to a community and of priding ourselves on our country and its achievements. The television, radio and online coverage in both languages enables those who support our language, our heritage and our nation to rejoice in its successes, and for those who are unable to attend to feel part of the excitement and the pride which comes with hosting the National Eisteddfod.

The festival is the highlight of a two year community project, described as Wales’ leading mobile regeneration project by one of the heads of the Arts Council of Wales. The festival is the public face of the local work, work which remains unseen by the press and media, but has a real impact on the lives and aspirations of people of all ages and backgrounds, across the region.

Our aim is to promote the Welsh language and our culture, influencing an area culturally, linguistically, at community level and economically, building and developing a sense of local and national wellbeing and citizenship amongst the people of Wales and its supporters.

The National Eisteddfod of Wales is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales - Number 219171.

Happy Jakes Caravan Park - 1 New Barn - Flemingston - Vale of Glamorgan - South Wales - CF62 4QL

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