Council officers will visit Caldicot, Chepstow and Monmouth this week to inform people about the Monmouthshire & District National Eisteddfod taking place in the county this summer and to invite them to become involved.

One of Europe’s largest cultural festivals, the National Eisteddfod will be in Abergavenny from 29th July to 6th August.  Around 150,000 people are expected to visit Monmouthshire, providing a boost to the local tourism industry and economy and enjoying the many attractions the county has to offer.

Officers will be at Caldicot market from 10am to noon on Tuesday 7th June, Chepstow town centre from 10am to noon on Friday 10th June and outside Monmouth’s Shire Hall later the same day from 2 to 4pm.

Councillor Phil Hobson, Monmouthshire cabinet member with responsibility for the Welsh language said: “We’ve received enthusiastic support for the Monmouthshire & District National Eisteddfod from all corners of the county.  Our roadshows in Caldicot, Chepstow and Monmouth will provide people with information and guide them towards making the most of this great opportunity.”

For more information on the National Eisteddfod visit: www.eisteddfod.wales.