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Concert to kick of this year's National Eisteddfod

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.

Last year's festival was held in Denbighshire

This year's event takes place along the Wales Coast Path, at the Millennium Coastal Park in Llanelli.


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.

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