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Unveiling of the 2011 Eisteddfod Chair

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Dan Williams Dan Williams | 16:05 UK time, Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Today the Wrexham and District National Eisteddfod chair has been unveiled to the Eisteddfod executive committee on the Maes.

The Wrexham and District National Eisteddfod 2011 Chair

The Wrexham and District National Eisteddfod Chair

Made from four different types of wood, cedar, sycamore, the African Wenge and the Welsh oak, the chair was created by Dilwyn Jones of Celfi Derw with creative input from students at the local Glyndŵr University. The oak tree used in the chair was cut from the Rhiwlas Estate in Bala where the 2009 Eisteddfod took place.

The chair will be awarded on Friday 5 August for an 'awdl' (ode) in full cynghanedd (strict metre) not exceeding 200 lines. This year's theme is 'Ennill Tir' (to gain ground.)

We are also blogging in Welsh on the BBC's Cylchgrawn site during the Eisteddfod week. Take a look at what our bloggers have been saying leading up to the start of the festivities.

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