CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL welcomes the National Urdd Eisteddfod next year.
Llandovery has been chosen to stage the 2023 event which celebrates the Welsh language and the culture of Wales.
The Eisteddfod first visited Carmarthenshire in 1935 when the Eisteddfod was held in Carmarthen and the most recent visits include Eisteddfod Sir Gar in 2007 and Eisteddfod Cwm Gwendraeth in 1989.
Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the week-long festival which will be held from May 31 – June 4 next year.
It will be the eighth time the festival has been hosted in Carmarthenshire.
The Urdd National Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals that attracts around 90,000 visitors each year and is held in a different location each year.
It is a competitive festival with over 15,000 children and young people under the age of 25 competing during the Eisteddfod week in various competitions such as singing, dancing and performing. They are the elite few from around 40,000 competitors across Wales who have won their place following local and regional rounds held in the spring months leading up to the Eisteddfod.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Linda Evans said the event would be an opportunity for people to sample the very best that Wales can offer.
She said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to host this event once again in Carmarthenshire. This event will have huge benefits for the local economy and at the same time will give everyone in Carmarthenshire the chance to experience true Welsh culture whether the visitor speaks the language or not. Hosting this event will also contribute to the vision of our ambitious Welsh Language Strategy and ensure it is heard, spoken and celebrated.”
This year’s festival is currently underway at Denbighshire until Friday June 3.
Carmarthenshire County Council Leader, Cllr Darren Price, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the National Urdd Eisteddfod here to Carmarthenshire once again. It is the one of Wales’ largest cultural events and a great opportunity to celebrate our commitment to Welsh arts and culture. Not only does it showcase some of the best Welsh talent in music, poetry and dance but it brings huge economic benefits, prestige and publicity.”
The Gallery Yr Oriel presents Lyndon Thomas ‘The Promised Land’
THE GALLERY YR ORIEL Newport Pembs is delighted to host a new exhibition for Lyndon Thomas to celebrate his 80th year.
Lyndon’s artistic career has spanned five decades that include painting, pottery and wood turning.
Lyndon focused on painting from 2008, and evolved a method of working in acrylic on paper, using painting knives, with the bulk of his subject matter being the landscape of North Pembrokeshire and Lleyn Peninsula, the two western extremities of Wales.
The exhibition is representative of work produced over the past year, and will also include some selected pieces of pottery from his collection, and the title, The Promised Land, sums up his feelings towards the beautiful land and seascapes that are found throughout Wales.
The exhibition launch is on Friday 24 th June from 5 – 7pm, there are paper catalogues available, and an online e-catalogue is also available on our website www.thegallery-yroriel.com/whats-on
We look forward to seeing you all at the launch which is open to everybody, and we will be serving refreshments.
The Gallery Yr Oriel presents new body of work by Clare Rose
THIS outstanding new body of work by Clare, is one of her hugely inspiring collections of some 30 years of intermittent painting and study-painting experiences.
Originally a self taught painter, Clare gained a first and distinction in BA and MA Fine Art degrees at Aberystwyth University, where she taught for many years.
The rhythms of the Pembrokeshire seasons, its landscape and coastline, and in particular the arrival of Spring are the inspiration for many of the paintings, sketching ‘en plein air’ whenever possible, then developing the paintings in the studio.
Many of these paintings explore abstract approaches that reflect a deeper, and more ‘felt’ personal experience, and are an invitation to the viewer to share and creatively reinterpret these sensations.
This exhibition is a must see, no pre-booking required, we would love to see you at the launch on Friday 8th April from 5 – 7pm for refreshments, and the show will be running for three weeks.
Paper catalogues are available, and the e-catalogue is available on the website www.thegallery-yroriel/whatson/
We are open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, we look forward to seeing you.
Contact 01239 821514 www.thegallery-yroriel.com
Admiral is hiring for remote roles in west Wales
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Wales’ only FTSE 100 company is hiring across Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire right now for remote roles.
Admiral, which is ranked the 5th best workplace in the UK and the 2nd best workplace for women, is looking for residents in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire to join them as they recruit for remote roles, with full training and equipment provided!
Remote Customer Service Advisor – (Customer Loyalty department)
The Customer Loyalty department are responsible for looking after their valued customers, whether that’s dealing with queries, finding solutions, changing policy details, or the all-important job of negotiating with those who aren’t satisfied with their renewal quote.
This means they’re looking for those who are resilient and customer focused. You need to be skilled in building relationships, delivering superb customer service and have a willingness to upsell additional products or services. You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive difference in their customers’ lives through the service you provide them, so it’s vital that you value helping others!
You’ll work in a busy environment, likely to take upwards of 50 calls per day, so you’ll need to make lightning-fast decisions to help their valued customers.
Remote Sales Consultant – (New Business department)
In the New Business department, the culture is the heart of the department. They’re a supportive, fun and innovative team who always strive for the best and celebrate the success of their colleagues. Their standards are high but they’ll ensure everyone is fully supported to enable them to succeed!
A day in the life of a Remote Sales Consultant is centred around customers. You’ll take incoming calls from their customers (no cold-calling) and guide them through the process of setting up insurance and secure them the best deal, all while adding value and providing outstanding service.
This means they’re looking for motivated, confident and resilient people to join the New Business family. You’ll be bringing in brand new customers, so you need to take pride in your work and be able to make a great first impression!
Benefits of working for Admiral
- A starting salary of £19,100 plus up to an additional £13,000 in incentives.
- Full training provided with no experience necessary
- All equipment provided
- Fully remote roles – no travel costs or time!
- Free shares worth £3,600 every year (After 1 year’s service)
- Full time position with long-term career prospects
Why choose to join Admiral as an employer
Admiral is an award-winning employer! In 2021, they were named the 5th best workplace in the UK, and 2nd best for women by Great Place to Work, the 5th Best Big Company To Work For in the UK in the Best Companies To Work For list and the 17th Best Multinational Workplace in Europe by Great Place to Work.
They take career progression seriously and really encourage colleagues to take their careers to the next level, providing support along the way.
Admiral is also well known for its share scheme, offering free shares worth £3,600 every year, once you’ve been with them for one year.
This means receiving dividends twice a year plus the ability to sell your shares after three years, or after five years tax free! It’s a great way to have a real sense of ownership in your role and help drive the business forward.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to join an award winning, FTSE 100 company then you can apply by following the link www.admiraljobs.co.uk/west.
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