Countdown clock to mark six months to start of Eisteddfod
Published 30 January 2012
The countdown is to begin towards the biggest week in
Wales’ cultural calendar, which will this year be held in the Vale
The Vale of Glamorgan is to play host to the National
Eisteddfod for the first time in 44 years between August 4 and 11
And to mark the beginning of the six-month run-up to the
event on February 3, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will place
a countdown clock on its website, www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.
The clock is to remind residents there’s still time to get
involved in activities to raise funds for the event at Llandow,
which is expected to attract 165,000 visitors.
Divided into days, hours and minutes, the clock will also act as
a reminder of this summer spectacular.
Vale of Glamorgan Council leader, Councillor Gordon Kemp, said:
“The National Eisteddfod is an internationally-recognised cultural
festival that not only celebrates all that is best in Wales, but
will also attract large numbers of people to the Vale of
“The countdown clock will reflect the mounting excitement
surrounding what will be a memorable event, as it draws ever
“This is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of the
Vale, particularly for the nearby towns of Llantwit Major and
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s website is chock-full of
information about the Eisteddfod; from details about the
competition entries to where to stay during the festival and all
the latest news.
The council would also love to hear from Vale residents who
remember the last time the Eisteddfod was here, in 1968.
If you have any photos or memorabilia from that year’s
Eisteddfod, email email@example.com.
You can find out more about the Eisteddfod on our Eisteddfod