THE closing date is looming for the county’s businesses, organisations and the gifted people of Monmouthshire to register an interest for a space in the county’s corner at this year’s National Eisteddfod.

The National Eisteddfod and Monmouthshire County Council (MCC) seek local community groups, sports enthusiasts, chefs, artists, musicians, vineyard proprietors, brewing companies, craftspeople, designers, sculptors, make-up artists, theatre groups, comedians, entertainers and many more to demonstrate their talents in the heart of the area allocated to Monmouthshire.

The closing date for applications is next Thursday (24th March).

The National Eisteddfod will take place at Abergavenny’s Castle Meadows from Friday 29th July to Saturday 6th August.

Councillor Phil Hobson, Cabinet member with responsibility for the Welsh language, said: “It is so important for visitors to engage with local people who share their knowledge and love of our brilliant county.

“This is a fabulous opportunity to provide a taste of Monmouthshire, a chance to shine. Over 150,000 visitors are expected to visit the county during the week and when they find what Monmouthshire offers they will want to return.”

Monmouthshire has earned a well-deserved reputation for its food and drink, scenery, historic settings and outdoor activities including cycling and walking and offers activities and attractions that appeal to all ages.

Councillor Hobson added: “We have so much we want to share with people coming to Monmouthshire. I would encourage anyone who’d like to get involved to submit an application and be part of this exciting opportunity.”

For an application form visit: or contact [email protected]

After the closing date has passed, all applications will be assessed and a final programme will be created.