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Wales Office ministers will join the thousands of visitors heading to Denbigh to celebrate the Welsh language, culture and the arts at the National Eisteddfod of Wales (2-10 August).
Secretary of State for Wales David Jones will welcome the event back to Denbigh for the first time since 2001 when he visits the Maes on Monday (5 August). He will visit stands including Dŵr Cymru and S4C, and will meet with the Chairman and Leader of the host local authority, Denbighshire County Council.
Wales Office Minister, Baroness Jenny Randerson will visit on Tuesday (6 August) where she will visit a range of exhibitors and lend her support to those competing in the annual cultural event.
Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones said:
The National Eisteddfod is undoubtedly one of the cultural high points of the year in Wales. It provides the perfect platform for us to promote our country, its language and the depth of talent we have amongst our young people.
Moreover, hosting the Eisteddfod brings with it a significant economic boost to the area. The county now has an excellent opportunity to promote and market itself to a national audience and encourage people to stay longer and, most importantly, to come back.
I have no doubt that this year’s event will be a success and thank all those involved in bringing the Eisteddfod back to Denbighshire.
Wales Office Minister, Baroness Jenny Randerson said:
I am delighted to be visiting this year’s National Eisteddfod, which will again showcase Wales’ wealth of talent and culture.
This is one of the world’s greatest festivals and attracts over 150,000 visitors every year. Not only does the Eisteddfod benefit business in the host town, it also puts the spotlight on neighbouring towns and cities, and the additional cultural attractions on offer to those planning on visiting north Wales this summer.
I hope people from across the length and breadth of Wales and beyond will take the opportunity to come to Denbighshire to take part in the celebrations, and I wish all those taking part in the Eisteddfod’s competitions the very best of luck. Delwedd gan MeganElizabethMorris