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Siarls 
Posted: 28-Apr-2005, 04:16 PM
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I don't mind the Eisteddfod crossing the border on a couple of conditions... easy access from Wales, accepted and appreciated by England.
Liverpool is a little awakward to get to from where I live. Plus, my English friends knew nothing of the Eisteddfod before they met me. The Eisteddfod is always a main news headline in Wales - in England, it is not mentioned. Irritating, seen as we're sister countries. How can England possibly rule us without understanding our culture, which is different, despite what English people say about the Welsh being awkward.


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Posted: 28-Apr-2005, 10:03 PM
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I'm afraid England hasn't been making particular efforts to understand Welsh culture for the past centuries. I'm assuming the Eisteddfod may go to Liverpool for finacial reasons. Is it getting too big and costing too much? Is it losing the original spirit? What if it eliminated a few fancy events to enable it to be held in Wales?


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Siarls 
Posted: 29-Apr-2005, 04:30 AM
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It doesn't seem to be losing its spirit, although a couple of older friends seem to think so (but the older generation are always panicking about losing our culture, but they don't seem to realise that developping and modernising doesn't mean losing).

I'm not really sure why it's in financial difficulties, but one way they're combatting that is by reducing the days its on. It used to be on for 9 days, 2 weekends and a week in between, but now I think it will only be 6 and will end on a Thursday. I think that might make things worse as many won't be able to make those days. I think the Eisteddfod actually has to appeal more to non-Welsh speakers. I would like to see a bit more contribution from the other Celtic nations and maybe even countries like England, Spain and France. There is the International Eisteddfod, but maybe merging them? I'm not sure, though as I am only a volunteer who helps set things up - not on the council or anything!
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