Eisteddfod 2018: Other events
3 – 11 August 2018
National Eisteddfod Cardiff 2018
Dementia and the Welsh language
Location: Societies 3, The Senedd, Cardiff Bay
Date: Wednesday 8 August
Portraying and understanding the linguistic problems when living with dementia – that is the aim of this unique session organised by the Welsh Language Commissioner, Alzhimer’s Society Cymru and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.
Dyfan Roberts and Mirain Fflur will perform an extract from ‘Y Tad’ – the powerful drama portraying the life of a gentleman living with dementia. Following the performance, a panel of experts will discuss the performance and finding from a new report to be publish by the Welsh Language Commissioner and the Alzhimer’s Society Cymru in the autumn.
The panel will include:
- Emyr Roberts – Trustee, Alzheimer’s Society
- Meri Huws – Welsh Language Commissioner
- Beti George – Experience of caring
- Cheryl James – Operations Manager South West Wales, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru
Simultaneous translation will be provided
This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Although you do not need to register, we would appreciate if you could please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
The Drama Medal Ceremony
Location: HSBC Pavilion (Donald Gordon Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre)
Date: Thursday 9 August
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is delighted to support the Drama Medal ceremony, and is committed to working towards presenting the winning play in partnership with the National Eisteddfod of Wales as part of the following year’s Eisteddfod programme.
Competition: Composing a stage play without any restriction as regards length.
Adjudicators: Sarah Bickerton (Associate Director of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Betsan Llwyd (Artistic Director of Theatr Bara Caws), and Alun Saunders (writer).
Prize: The Drama Medal (in memory of Urien Wiliam, donated by his wife Eiryth and the children, Hywel, Sioned and Steffan) and £750 (Huw Roberts Memorial Fund, Pwllheli).
The competition will be announced, and the adjudicators and retinue presented, by the Mistress of Ceremony, Carys Edwards, Chair of the Drama Panel. Betsan Llwyd will be delivering the adjudication.
If there is a worthy winner, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru will be presenting a short extract of the prizewinning play during the ceremony, with support from the family of the late J. O. Roberts.
Come and enjoy a performance of the play that won the Drama Medal at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod 2017, namely Milwr yn y Meddwl by Heiddwen Tomos, during the Cardiff National Eisteddfod (6–10 August). Full details are available here. Milwr yn y Meddwl is a co-production between Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Sherman Theatre, in partnership with the National Eisteddfod of Wales and with support from the Gwenlyn Parry Literary Estate and the Hugh Griffith Memorial Fund.