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Questions over council funding of the National Eisteddfod

The 2014 National Eisteddfod is under way in Llanelli, the sixth time the town has hosted the event in its modern form.

The Welsh-language cultural festival is expected to attract around 150,000 visitors to the Carmarthenshire area.

The town last held the nine-day August festival of music, dance, visual arts and original performances and other cultural events in 2000.

Meanwhile, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has warned that local government reorganisation could have an impact on future funding for the eisteddfod.

The Williams Commission, set up by the Welsh government, has recommended the 22 councils should be merged to between 10 and 12.

All local councils currently agree to contribute a set amount each, which is worth a total of £370,000 - or 9% - of the eisteddfod's annual income.

Eisteddfod chief executive Elfed Roberts told BBC Wales' Aled Scourfield nothing had been decided.

  • 03 Aug 2014
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