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Memories wanted for 2011 Eisteddfod in Wrexham

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 15:20 UK time, Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Both the National Eisteddfod and the Arts Council of Wales are appealing for the memories of the people of Wales in the run up to the 2011 Eisteddfod in Wrexham this summer.

The modern day National Eisteddfod of Wales celebrates 150 years in 2011. To mark the occasion the National Eisteddfod has launched their Celebrate 150 campaign, and are also working in partnership with The People's Collection in gathering jewels from the past.

They are looking for memories and stories of past Eisteddfodau - be it tales about staying at the Eisteddfod, competing, performing, volunteering or something else. There are already a few on their website that you can take a browse through.

They're also encouraging people to share their photographs. Take a look on the website, www.eisteddfod.org.uk, for more on Celebrate 150.

The 1977 Eisteddfod Crown © The National Eisteddfod of Wales

The 1977 Eisteddfod Crown © The National Eisteddfod of Wales

Meanwhile, in a separate appeal, the Arts Council of Wales are asking for the people of Wales to send their memories of the summer of 1977.

Why, you may ask? Well this year the National Eisteddfod returns to Wrexham for the first time in over 30 years - since 1977 to be precise.

Ahead of the Welsh cultural extravaganza, which begins on 30 July and runs until 6 August, the Arts Council are asking for memories, photographs, postcards or artefacts from Wales relating to the summer of '77. These will then form part of the visual arts exhibition space at the Eisteddfod - Y Lle Celf - and the Arts Council are hoping to uncover the nation's stories and secrets.

For more info visit the Arts Council of Wales website.


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