Llanrwst is the natural home for the 2019 National Eisteddfod
Llanrwst is the natural home for the 2019 National Eisteddfod. That’s the call being made by newly-elected Llanrwst County Councillor Aaron Wynne.
Prior to being elected, Aaron Wynne who represents Plaid Cymru for the Crwst Ward, led calls for Conwy County to host the festival in 2019. He is now campaigning to bring the Eisteddfod to his home town of Llanrwst.
The National Eisteddfod was last held in Llanrwst in 1989 and previous to that, 1951.
Cllr Aaron Wynne said,
"The Eisteddfod is one of the world’s greatest cultural festivals, and brings together people from all ages and backgrounds to enjoy an eclectic mix of music, literature, dance, theatre, visual arts and much more.”
"There is no better place than Llanrwst to hold the 2019 National Eisteddfod – the spirit of the Eisteddfod runs deep in the history and culture of our unique town.”
“Young and old, I’m confident everyone in Llanrwst will get behind the campaign to bring the Eisteddfod to our great town and ensure its success.”
“The National Eisteddfod brings with it tangible economic benefits to each location it visits. This is why I believe bringing the National Eisteddfod to Llanrwst would provide a substantial boost to local businesses in the town and surrounding area.”
"The National Eisteddfod last visited the County in 1995, but it has been nearly 30 years since it last visited Llanrwst - it's about time it returned."
The National Eisteddfod is holding a public meeting at Canolfan Glasdir, Llanrwst at 7:00pm on Thursday the 12th of October.