It’s that time of year again – the National Eisteddfod opens it’s Maes at Llanelli Coastal Park, Carmarthenshire this Friday until 9th August.
What is an Eisteddfod? It is a cultural event held in Wales and it brings together people from all ages and backgrounds to enjoy an eclectic mix of music, literature, dance, theatre, visual arts and much more.
Some Eisteddfodau travel around Wales, alternately in north and south Wales every year like the National, the Urdd and Young Farmers Clubs and a number of towns and villages hold their own Eisteddfod during the year.
There are a few variants of the Eisteddfod in Wales and these are:
- Eisteddfod yr Urdd – festival exclusive for the Welsh youth participants, or members of the URdd, under the age of 25.
- Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod – festival dedicated for music and dance and open to participants worldwide, with no age limit.
- National Eisteddfod- festival for all Welsh participants with no age limit.
- Young Farmer’s Eisteddfod – festival exclusive for the Welsh members of the Young Farmers Clubs, under the age of 26.
You can read more here about Eisteddfod and it’s history and traditions here: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisteddfod
My client, who happens to be a close friend of mine, has been working hard towards fundraising and local organization of the Eisteddfod in Carmarthenshire for the last 18 months. She wanted to have a sign to put outside her house to promote the festival and point Eisteddfod visitors to the correct direction.
Her requirements where:
- Create a custom some, dedicated for the National Eisteddfod in llanelli, Carmarthenshire
- Sign to read out ‘Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Sir Gar’
- Distance to be calculated from client’s home in Bryniwan, Carmarthenshire.
- Distance sign to point left.
- Sign to be painted in National Eisteddfod brand colours such as aqua, pink and white.
- Ready for early July 2014.
Here it is:
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to take any orders and deliver on time for this year’s National Eisteddfod. However if you would like something similar for future for example Eisteddfod yr Urdd in Caerphilly, Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod or National Eisteddfod in Montgomeryshire, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Eisteddfod of Wales www.eisteddfod.org.uk