Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru (National Eisteddfod of Wales), one of Europe’s largest cultural festivals, is coming to Rhondda Cynon Taf in August 2024, hosted by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
The 2024 Rhondda Cynon Taf Eisteddfod will be held in Pontypridd, with the Maes located in beautiful Ynysangharad War Memorial Park.
We cannot wait to welcome you all next summer – there is so much to discover. More here
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The Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru is a celebration of Welsh culture, a mix of talent competitions and evening concerts, gigs, plays and exhibitions and much more. A family friendly event that encourages all (Cymraeg and di-Gymraeg speakers alike) to come experience the unique combination of competitive events and festival elements. The Eisteddfod is an inclusive event that welcomes all, no matter of your Welsh language skills, there's something for everyone on the Maes!
You can learn more about the Eisteddfod and what to expect to see on the Maes
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Local Appeal Committees
With local appeal committees already established in Rhondda, Cynon and Taf, local volunteers have been meeting to start raising awareness about the Eisteddfod and discussing ideas about community activities all over RCT. This is a great opportunity to get YOUR club, YOUR school, YOUR organisation fully involved in all things Eisteddfod. All committee meetings are bilingual and there's a warm croeso to anyone to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information!
Sponsoring or donating a prize at the Eisteddfod is a great way to support the local appeals committees and publicly recognise an individual, business or organisation. You can find a list of the Eisteddfod prizes here. Every penny goes towards the festival and the Eisteddfod are grateful for all contributions.
If you are learning Welsh, haven't used it for while or have previously thought about starting your journey then there's no better place to practice than the Eisteddfod! Make sure you visit Maes D (the Eisteddfod's Welsh learners village) during your time on the Maes to find a course that works for you.
Locally, there's a whole host of Welsh language courses available with Dysgu Cymraeg, and you can also find a list of Welsh coffee mornings on the Menter Iaith RCT activities page where you can use your Welsh skills in an informal setting.
Visiting Rhondda Cynon Taf
The University of South Wales is proud to be working closely with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to provide accommodation for the 2024 National Eisteddfod.
The Student Halls of Residence at the Treforest Campus, Pontypridd, are available to book as individual rooms or as entire flats (for groups of up to 6 people) during July and August 2024.
To book your accommodation, visit the USW website
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Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru - National Eisteddfod of Wales
Maes - Name of the festival site
Cymraeg/di-Gymraeg - Welsh/non-Welsh
Yr iaith Gymraeg - The Welsh language