Eisteddfod Amgen / Alternative National Eisteddfod 2021

Yet again this year it has not been possible for the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol (National Eisteddfod) to be held as planned, so instead the Eisteddfod organising committee have a rich and varied programme of online activities planned - the Eisteddfod Amgen 2021 - an opportunity to enjoy a National Eisteddfod from wherever you live!

The Eisteddfod will kick off on Saturday 31 July with a weekend of entertainment - something for everyone!

Join us for a fantastic weekend of live sets, and music sessions as we unveil our secret festival to kick-off this year’s Eisteddfod AmGen in style.
From early afternoon till late, we’ll be livestreaming some absolutely amazing music on Saturday and Sunday, 31 July and 1 August.
It’s all coming live to your home from Aberystwyth Arts Centre - and there’s some seriously limited tickets available to buy for the event. So if you want to be in with a chance to join us, click here or ring 01970 623 232 at 10:00 on Thursday 15 July.

Tickets also avalable to join the audience for the Cymanfa Ganu, which will be broadcast on Sunday 8 August on BBC Radio Cymu and S4C.
We’ve chosen Wales’ best bands and performers to join us for a real taste of the Eisteddfod. Some are playing live sets and we’ve recorded others in amazing locations over the past few weeks. And it’ll all be livestreamed to your phone, computer or TV wherever you are!
More information here. Limited tickets available for Saturday and Sunday.

The festival is sponsored by Aberystwyth University.

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Here are the 10 albums that are short-listed for the Welsh Language Album of the Year award:



Oh, easy choice! :sunglasses::orange_heart:

P.s. the systems automatically deletes the quote from @Deborah-SSi but I’m answering about post about albums

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More news from the Eisteddfod organising committee:

With less than two weeks to go before Eisteddfod AmGen week, today sees the launch of all our various programmes for the week.

We’re also announcing details of a partnership with S4C and BBC Radio Cymru, which makes it easy for viewers and listeners to follow the Eisteddfod throughout the week. Click here to see what’s happening across all Eisteddfod AmGen platforms this year.

We’re looking forward to enjoying your company online, on radio, on screen and on demand during this year’s festival.

It’s a great big pen blwydd hapus to label, I Ka Ching at this year’s Gig y Pafiliwn with the Welsh Pops Orchestra and Huw Stephens. Watch online or in one of four cinemas. Details here

Our Virtual Market’s back again this year! We’ll be announcing all the details very soon. Pop over to Facebook to support our Ceredigion Eisteddfod stallholders as part of this year’s Eisteddfod AmGen celebrations.

We need your help to save the Eisteddfod from the evil Arch-Ddrwgyn! He’s set us lots of silly and mad challenges in a brand new family show with Anni Llŷn, Megan Llŷn and Tudur Phillips. Register here

Would you like to be part of a small congregation at our Cymanfa Ganu, filmed at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, at the end of the Eisteddfod Gudd on Sunday evening 1 August? Limited tickets available here, or watch on S4C or listen on BBC Radio Cymru on Sunday evening 8 August.

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This year’s crown and chair for the main events - the Crowning and Chairing ceremonies - which will take place on 4 and 6 August. The designs are stunning and you can read about their creation and see photos of them here:


And if you’re lucky you’ll be able to see some of the music performances streamed live on a big screen!

Join us at a number of cinemas across Wales to enjoy a great musical streamed experience, as we wish I KA CHING a very happy tenth birthday.

Enjoy some of the Welsh music scene’s most popular artists as they perform with the Welsh Pops Orchestra, as part of this year’s Eisteddfod AmGen.

Tickets available from these centres from 10:00 on Monday 19 July:

Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth

Canolfan Pontio, Bangor

Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda

Canolfan Chapter, Caerdydd

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Every morning at 10:30 BST next week, authors and poets will be sharing their work as their contribution to the Pabell Len - the Literature Tent - with a theme ‘Codi Calon’ - ‘raising spirits’ in English.


Fancy a Quiz about the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol? Here’s a clue - one of the answers is the name of this Alternative Eisteddfod :slight_smile: