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St David's Day celebration being held at Downing Street

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St David's Day is an annual opportunity for MPs to debate Welsh issues in the Commons chamber - but it is also time for celebration.

This March 1st, Prime Minister Theresa May is welcoming guests from Welsh business, tourism, sport and media to Downing Street.

There will be performances from Ysgol Pontrobert primary school near Welshpool and harpist Rhys Ward-Haugh.

Welsh food and drink suppliers will be showcasing their products at the event, including Penderyn whisky wine from Glyndwr Vinyard and Welsh produce from Cwm Farm Charcuterie.

Today’s reception is all about celebrating everything that Wales has to offer to the world – and there is indeed much to celebrate.

We are a proud nation – and a special part of the United Kingdom. And we are home to some of the greatest talent and industry in the world.

We have Welsh entrepreneurs, inventors and creative people leaving an indelible mark all around the globe, each overseeing Wales’ tremendous renaissance in sport, cuisine, arts and business.

I’m delighted to join the Prime Minister in welcoming Wales to Downing Street today, and extend my warmest wishes to everyone celebrating St David’s Day around the world.

– Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales