So, this year’s National Eisteddfod in Bodedern on Ynys Mon is now over and I know, yet again that many of you have had a fabulous time, making memories and soaking up some wonderful language and culture.
Next year’s National Eisteddfod will be in Cardiff Bay. So there won’t be a traditional Maes. But the organisers are promising an interesting and quality festival that won’t disappoint. No doubt it will look and feel very different, but visiting will still be a fun and rewarding experience.
Here’s what the Eisteddfod have to say about next year…
As always, every year, I raise the question of accommodation. There have been years where learners have come together to share accommodation for the Eisteddfod week, created their own mini Bootcamp experience and had a wonderful time in the process. Next year some of you may find attending tricky as there won’t be a campsite next to the proposed Maes. So a house share could be a fun and interesting thing to do.
If you are thinking of a house share for next year’s Eisteddfod then please note that usually all the best large self catering houses get booked up pretty quickly. Large companies and organisations attending the Eisteddfod usually book accommodation for next year as soon as the dates are available on independent booking pages.
If any of you are thinking of organising this, I would suggest getting interested individuals to either pay a deposit, or their share in full as soon as possible. This will save you from being worryingly ‘out of pocket’ should anyone pull out in the few weeks before the festival.
Looking for houses that have twin rooms or rooms with bunks means that you will be able to fit more people in than in houses with only double beds. Some houses will also offer sofa beds and extra camp beds which are always useful, and if there’s a garden you may be able to get away with sticking a tent in there as well!
I’ve done some initial research and found some places which may be of interest. They look expensive at first glance, but with up to 20 sharing the price suddenly becomes very reasonable…
- Definitely interested in a SSiW Eisteddfod House Share
- Maybe interested in a SSiW Eisteddfod House Share