Eisteddfod 09

The Commission in Wales headed off to the National Eisteddfod in Gwynedd on August 1st for a week-long celebration of Welsh culture.

See our photos in the slideshow above or on our Flickr photostream.

With over 160,000 people attending the festival, 9000 more than last year’s event in Cardiff, our stand proved to be a great way of getting our message out to a new and varied audience.

On the Tuesday of Eisteddfod week, the Commission’s Helpline in Wales officially celebrated its 2nd birthday with a speech by Committee member Aled Edwards. The less than ideal weather didn’t stop the crowds flocking to the stand to hear about our work and to receive a slice of birthday cake.

Wednesday saw the team showcase the Welsh language version of the winning anti-prejudice video 'Your Choice' from the Croeso Project’s Animation Competition.  Over 50 anti bullying workshop packs were handed out to teachers, who will use these to raise awareness in their own schools.

Wales Committee Member Dr Olwen Williams hosted an event to launch the Commission’s Human Rights Inquiry Report to a Welsh language audience on the Thursday.  This was very well attended and a screening of the Commission’s Human Right Inquiry case study videos was greatly praised.

For more information on the Eisteddfod, please see the Eisteddfod website

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2009