Longwell Green Eisteddfod - About Us

Purpose

The object of the annual Eisteddfod, or music and arts festival, is to provide a platform for young people to perform music, speech & drama, and dance with adjudication by professionals qualified and experienced in those fields.


Our History

The first Longwell Green Eisteddfod in 1946 was a one day event held in the YMCA hut. Classes for singing, elocution and piano were offered. In 1947 a dance section was added using the Church Hall. By 1960, when it was possible to move into the new Memorial Hall, the Eisteddfod had become a week long event.

When the Anglican and Methodist Churches united in the 1980s, the Anglican Church building was enlarged and rearranged in such a way as to provide an ideal performance area for music. This allowed the Eisteddfod to operate for 5 days in two venues. At the same time an instrumental section was added.

In 2006 we celebrated our 60th Anniversary with a very successful concert in which the performers were some of the best of past prize winners.

We are a qualifying festival for the All England Dance Competition.