Arts Council of Wales's presence at Y Lle Celf at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst will be far more creative this year. Among the things that will be offered will be cartoon workshops with Huw Aaron on the wall of Y Lle Celf – so there will be an opportunity to create art as well as appreciate it.

In addition, a series of events each afternoon will include a conversation on taking the arts to more deprived areas (Gwennan Mair from Theatr Clwyd and Siân Fitzgerald from Denbighshire Council -Tuesday, 3-4pm), a presentation by pupils from Ysgol Craig-y-Don in Llandudno on their work with Gai Toms and Siwan Llynor as part of Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government’s innovative programme, Creative Learning through the Arts (Wednesday), and a performance of a short extract of Bachu by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru followed by a discussion on the future of Welsh-language Theatre (Thursday). On Friday afternoon, Y Lle Celf will host the launch of the Future Generations Commissioner’s Cultural Journey (2.30pm).

Wales Arts International will also be holding a discussion on the Welsh Government stand about bridging Wales and Ireland through culture and language (Monday, 2.30pm). The discussion will be chaired by Eluned Hâf, Head of Wales Arts International, and the other panel members will be Eluned Morgan AM, the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Bethan Kilfoil, a Programme Editor with RTE, and Gethin Scourfield, a film, music and television producer.

Today Siân Tomos, Director of Arts Development in Arts Council of Wales, said:

"There will be exciting events every afternoon at Y Lle Celf and we are also offering two other events during the Eisteddfod week. Every morning between 10.30am and noon, our grant officers will be available to provide advice on applying for grants.

"Also Monday to Friday 11am-noon, another of my co-directors, Kath Davies, Director of Funding Arts Services, and I will be available to hear and discuss ideas of how we can develop the Arts Council for the future.

"We particularly want to talk to young people about possible careers in the arts. It is extremely important that the arts sector fosters and develops the talents of young people, so I hope that Y Lle Celf will be full of youngsters every morning who have popped in for a chat! "

END                     Friday 2 August 2019

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