Last Friday I hosted an event that brought together the organisers of the Urdd National Eisteddfod and local Flintshire Businesses to raise awareness of how businesses can get involved.
The Urdd National Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals with over 15,000 children and young people competing. It is a competitive festival which will see children and young people under the age of 25 competing in various events such as singing, dancing and performing. They are the elite few from around 40,000 competitors across Wales who have won their place following local and regional rounds held in the spring months leading up to the Eisteddfod.
Last year the Eisteddfod was held in Caerphilly, South East Wales, but this year the Urdd National Eisteddfod will be held in Flintshire.
The Urdd National Eisteddfod will be in Flint between 29 May and 4 June 2016.
This will be an important event for Flint. Over 90,000 people are expected to visit Flint for the Eisteddfod and will be a huge boost to our local economy. I hosted this event last Friday to show local Flintshire businesses of the benefits of getting involved in one of the largest youth touring events in Europe.
Not only will the Urdd National Eisteddfod be brilliant for businesses, but it will have hundreds of stalls offering a range of activities for all the family – from biking, climbing and sport sessions to a fun fair, live bands and children’s shows.
Sandy Mewies – AM for Delyn – said:
“I can’t wait for the Eisteddfod to arrive in Flintshire. It will give Flintshire families a great range of activities to do and hopefully spark interest in a new sport or activity. Not only will families enjoy an excellent day out, but businesses will be able to benefit from the huge number of visitors coming to our community.”
Aled Sion – Director of the Eisteddfod and Arts – said:
“I would encourage all businesses in Flintshire to get in touch to see how they can get involved in this amazing opportunity. The Urdd National Eisteddfod allows Wales to share its talented performers with communities up and down the country, but it also gives families an opportunity to partake in new activities both culturally, artistically and the various Urdd sporting activities that they had never thought of before.”