The 2014 National Eisteddfod is underway. Visitors have been making their way to the Maes where there are over 300 stands showcasing everything Welsh.
Over 350 young people from across Wales will help kick off the 2014 National Eisteddfod in Llanelli this evening at an opening gala.
The National Eisteddfod is one of the world's greatest cultural festivals.
It brings together people from all ages and backgrounds to enjoy an eclectic mix of the arts, music, literature, dance, theatre and more.
This year's event takes place along the Wales Coast Path, at the Millennium Coastal Park in Llanelli.
Among the many attractions at the National Eisteddfod this week has been an exhibition about an old North Wales hospital. The former Victorian mental hospital - which has now fallen into disrepair - has been a major landmark in Denbigh for over a hundred years. Lorna Prichard reports.
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.
Preparations are underway for tomorrow's Gorsedd ceremony and our correspondent Carole Green has been to meet Denbigh-born chef Bryn Williams who is one of those being honoured.
The future of the National Eisteddfod was under the spotlight today as a Welsh Government-appointed panel met on the Maes to discuss how to modernise the event.
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.
For some time, organisers of the National Eisteddfod have tried to break a perception that the annual festival is aimed mainly at Welsh speakers.
This year in Denbigh, those new to the event are being taken on tours of the field, to help them feel part of proceedings.
First Minister Carwyn Jones has come under pressure from Welsh language campaigners at the Eisteddfod wanting to know how he's going to make it easier for people to go about their daily lives using Welsh, such as greater provision when accessing public services like healthcare.
Owain Phillips reports.
One of the big draws on the Maes is the Open Art Exhibition.
Fifty-six artists have been chosen this year to show their work - and nearly half of them are taking part in the Eisteddfod for the first time.
Carole Green caught up with one of the newcomers.