The National Eisteddfod, a celebration of Welsh culture, tracing its roots to 1176 and the patronage of Lord Rhys of Cardigan was formed in 1880 to promote the Welsh folk festival. The National Eisteddfod is under threat as austerity cuts take their toll and funding dwindles. Lo, a ‘White’ Knight appears, Welsh Assembly Education Minister Leighton Andrews (Labour) says more public money could be available for the National Eisteddfod if it “takes steps to modernise” and “broaden its appeal beyond Welsh speakers”. Just in from Copenhagen the Danes arrest Mohammed for sodomy.
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