National Eisteddfod 2013

This year's National Eisteddfod - Wales' biggest cultural event, and a celebration of Welsh language and culture - is being held in Denbighshire.

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Language row breaks out over Eisteddfod gold medal

Almost a week after the filmmaker Josephine Sowden won the gold medal at the National Eisteddfod for her piece of video art, a row's brewing over whether it should have been awarded to a piece containing spoken English.

There's a long established rule at the Eisteddfod that all competitions happen in the medium of Welsh. Campaigners want to keep things strictly that way. Lorna Prichard reports.


Public session on future of National Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod is Wales' biggest cultural festival.

A group set up to look at modernising the National Eisteddfod will share reveal some of its considerations, at a question and answer session on the Maes this afternoon.

Broadcaster Roy Noble chairs the National Eisteddfod Task and Finish Group, which started work last autumn and is due to report back to the First Minister in October.


First Minister: We're listening to people about protecting Welsh

The First Minister has hit back at criticism from Welsh language campaigners, saying some of the problems facing the language need to be fully explored - the thinking behind his 'Big Conversation' on the future of Welsh.

"We had Y Gynhadledd Fawr in July. We had huge number of people there - thousands of people literally sending their responses" says Carwyn Jones.

"These things are important. It's alright to say you've got do something, but the first thing to do is find out what people think is right to do and that's what that Y Gynhadledd Fawr did - to actually put in place a process where you listen to people first and then of course get things moving."

Welsh language campaigners lobby First Minister at Eisteddfod

It's day three of the National Eisteddfod near Denbigh. The First Minister is facing calls to do more to make it easier for people to use Welsh every day.

"It's important to show that what we're talking about is people's lives, people's healthcare, social care... people looking to having leisure services, children, young people being able to have opportunities to use Welsh outside of school" says Sian Howys from Cymdeithas Yr Iaith.

"These are the things that are going to make a real difference in terms of the future of the language but also in terms of just us wanting to use the language every day in ordinary situations."

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