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Eisteddfod 2012

The National Eisteddfod is being held at Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan for the first time in 44 years.

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Eisteddfod 'may need to find permanent home'

A leading Welsh economist suggests the National Eisteddfod may need to find a semi-permanent home if it's to become financially sustainable.

Prof Gerry Holtham said he recognises the tradition of moving to different parts of Wales is "an essential part of the Eisteddfod's character".

"They could compromise if they had a permanent home which they stayed in every other year, and move north and south in alternate years - that could save them quite a bit of money I think" he said.

Prof Holtham had previously made the call in a report for the Institute of Welsh Affairs.

The cultural festival, which is taking place in the Vale of Glamorgan this week, recorded a loss of £90,000 last year.

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