At the first meeting of the Executive Group in January 2019, it was announced that Llandovery will be hosting the Eisteddfod in 2023.
This will be the eighth time that Carmarthenshire have hosted the Urdd Eisteddfod although this will be the first time that the Eisteddfod is visiting Llandovery. The Eisteddfod first visited Carmarthenshire in 1935 when the Eisteddfod was held in Carmarthen and the most recent visits include Eisteddfod Sir Gar in 2007 and Eisteddfod Cwm Gwendraeth in 1989.
Aled Rees, the headteacher of Teilo Sant School in Llandeilo was elected as the Chairperson of the Executive Group. Aled Rees is a past winner of the John and Ceridwen Hughes Award for his exceptional contribution to youth work in Wales. Peter Harries, Lowri Jones and Sioned Page Jones were elected as Deputy Chairpersons of the Executive Group. Gethin Thomas was announced as the Treasurer and Beti Wyn James as the Secretary of the Executive Group.
Various subject committees have already been established and will continue to work through 2019 to choose the competition pieces for the Eisteddfod. In addition, numerous appeal committees will be established to start the fundraising campaign and raise awareness that the Urdd Eisteddfod is coming to Carmarthenshire.
If you are interested in supporting the Eisteddfod and for more information please contact 01678 541 014 or email@example.com.
The dates of the Urdd Eisteddfod in Carmarthenshire are 29 May - 3 June 2023.