Posted: Tue 4th Oct 2016

Proclamation Day Will Mark Countdown To Urdd 2017

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 4th, 2016

Around 3,000 children and adults representing local schools, colleges and clubs will be taking part in a ‘proclamation procession’ through Bridgend town centre on Saturday 8 October to mark the official countdown to the Urdd National Eisteddfod being held in the county borough next summer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

And more are welcome to join in and cheer them on as the colourful parade makes its way at 11:30am from Bridgend College to Newbridge Fields, where there will be lots of entertainment, activities and stalls to enjoy up until about 2:30pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

From marching brass and samba bands, to circus performers and ‘Cyw’ characters, it promises to be a packed afternoon to celebrate the showpiece Welsh language youth festival coming to Bridgend College’s Pencoed Campus between 29 May and 3 June 2017. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Urdd National Eisteddfod offers a unique opportunity to showcase Bridgend County Borough’s heritage, and the amazing talents of local young people, and is expected to attract up to 100,000 visitors. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Several local fundraising groups have been set up by volunteers to raise the necessary funds for staging Urdd 2017. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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