With less than three months to go until the National Eisteddfod comes to Monmouthshire and the local area, organisers are hosting a drop in session for local residents, so they can find out more about the Eisteddfod and the preparations over the next few weeks.

The event will be held at the King’s Arms Hotel, Abergavenny, which is very close to the Maes (site) itself, on Wednesday 18 May from 16.00 – 19.00, and there’s a warm welcome for everyone.

This session is a chance to discuss all the work over the coming months, including the Maes before and during the week, the locations of the car parks and the traffic system and any other matters relating to getting to the Maes.  It is also a chance to hear about the Eisteddfod’s plans as we work on the final preparations for the week itself.

Elements of the Eisteddfod will be split over various sites in the area.  The main Maes will be located on Castle Meadows.  This is where the Pavilion will be built and this will be home to most of the competitions and the concerts.

Eisteddfod Chief Executive, Elfed Roberts, says, “The drop in session is your chance to join us for find out what happens at the Eisteddfod, the local arrangements, and how we can work together over the next few weeks.

“It’s also an opportunity for those working in the hospitality and tourism sector to call in and find out more about how we can work together, to try to ensure that local businesses benefit from the thousands of visitors who will visit the area because of the Eisteddfod.

“Information will be available about the week itself, including activities during the day and the evening concerts.  We will also be promoting our volunteering scheme, offering opportunities before, during and after the festival.”

The Eisteddfod is held on Castle Meadows, Abergavenny from 29 July – 6 August.  For more information go online, www.eisteddfod.wales.