Town is on song for a music treat
CAERPHILLY will again be awash with musical and creative talent this autumn – as the Eisteddfod y Cymoedd (Eisteddfod of the Valleys) returns to the town for a second year.
It follows the successful relocation of the event to the town last year, when more than 250 competitors took part in the event.
The Eisteddfod offers children and adults from across the borough and further afield the opportunity to come together and compete in a range of competitions.
These include singing, dancing, photography, choir singing and instrument playing.
It will be held on Friday, October 20, from 3.30pm at Campws y Gwyndy.
But those wishing to take part need to act quickly as the closing date for entries from schools, individuals or groups is next week – on October 6.
Dave Poole, leader of Caerphilly county council, said: “It is fantastic that we are once again hosting the prestigious event.
“It was hugely popular last year and we look forward to once again showcasing the talent of our young people.”
Schools from across the county and beyond took part in the Eisteddfod last year, which celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Aled John, chairman of the Eisteddfod, said: “It was a pleasure to see such a high calibre of performances under one roof last year and we were delighted to see such a high number taking part.
“As well as showcasing locally grown talent, the Eisteddfod brings together Welsh and non-Welsh speakers together for a hugely enjoyable evening.
“This year we’re looking to build on the success of last year’s event and see even more people taking part.
“Full details on all competitions can be found on our website www.eisteddfodycymoedd.cymru and I’d encourage anyone interested in taking part to register now.”
More information about the Eisteddfod can be found at www. eisteddfodycymoedd.cymru or contacting Gwyn Thomas on 07855 367161, or emailing gwyn_thomas@ hotmail.co.uk