Celebrating Welsh culture at the Eisteddfod

National Grid is proud to have sponsored the National Eisteddfod of Wales this year and team members from the Eryri VIP project enjoyed a fantastic day out experiencing all that the festival has to offer.

As many local people will know, the Eisteddfod is a prestigious annual event that celebrates Welsh culture, language, and arts. This year, the festival was held in Boduan near Pwllheli, with the hosting area spanning from Aberdaron in the west, to Abergwyngregyn in the north, and Penrhyndeudraeth at the eastern end.

National Grid’s sponsorship was of the Eisteddfod’s guided tours. Held twice daily, these were very popular with new and unfamiliar visitors who were keen to learn more about the Eisteddfod and its traditions. Each year, the tours are integral in ensuring that the Eisteddfod appeals to the widest possible audience. They are also key to introducing new people to Welsh language and culture.

The Eryri VIP team was joined on the day by colleagues from other National Grid projects and departments across North Wales, as well as from Hochtief UK, our lead contractor on the Eryri VIP scheme. The group enjoyed a guided tour, invaluable networking opportunities with friends, stakeholders and with representatives from the energy sector in Wales, talks and activities at the Science and Technology Village, as well as a few of the musical and culinary delights available on the Maes.

Cllr Gwynfor Owen, Cyngor Gwynedd member for Harlech and Llanbedr, said “It is fantastic that National Grid supported this year’s Eisteddfod and its status in the Welsh calendar, especially with this year’s event being on the doorstep of the Eryri VIP project. I commend the Eryri VIP team’s continued commitment to the Welsh language, local culture and environment in this very special part of Wales.”