Shed talks at the Eisteddfod

Mrs Lewis of Nant Gwynant blowing a conch shell, c.1940.

This year at the Eisteddfod we’re inviting you to join us for a vibrant programme of talks, music, objects and stories to reflect on our work across Wales.

As Europe’s leading conservation and heritage charity, we are looking to find new ways of making our special places more accessible and relevant as a living cultural resource. Through our programme, we want to share some of the challenges that we face and to think about what we might do differently to strengthen connections between people and the rich national heritage in our care. Our programme is both a selective celebration of what makes Wales distinctive, but also an invitation to a public conversation about where the Trust can make a greater contribution to the life of the nation.

Venues

  • National Trust Shed: Between the Pierhead and the Senedd – National Assembly, Cardiff Bay 
  • BayArt 54 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5AF

Each live event is free and will be announced by the sound of a conch shell being blown 15 minutes before it is due to start.

Saturday, 4 August at the Eisteddfod  

A selection of talks by Richard Neale, Guto Roberts, Justin Albert and Dei Tomos, and music by René Griffiths.

Sunday, 5 August at the Eisteddfod 

A selection of talks by Rhodri Evans, Twm Elias, Karl Francis and Jon Gower, and music by The Gentle Good.

Monday, 6 August at the Eisteddfod 

A selection of talks by Siân James, Owen Griffiths and Rabab Ghazoul.

Tuesday, 7 August at the Eisteddfod 

A selection of talks by Andrew Green, Anna Strzelecki and Cywion Cranogwen.

Wednesday, 8 August at the Eisteddfod 

A selection of talks by Claudine Gerrard, Ceridwen Davies, Jacqui Mulville and music by Elfen.

Thursday, 9 August at the Eisteddfod  

A selection of talks by Manon Steffan Ros and Bryonny Goodwin Hawkins.

Friday, 10 August at the Eisteddfod 

A talk by Angharad Tomos and Delyth Prys.