Large-scale – National Eisteddfod of Wales
The National Eisteddfod
Cardiff University has a major presence at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and in 2013 has two distinct spaces for our activities:
- Discuss Cardiff for lectures, films, talks, and forums
- Explore Cardiff for interactive exhibitions and research
The Discuss Cardiff tent gives us an opportunity to showcase the academic talent within the University and allows the public to hear about how our research is benefiting communities in Wales and the wider world. Explore Cardiff will give the public the opportunity to get hands-on with our research and to experience it for themselves.
Large exhibitions of this nature can be very expensive and time-consuming to put together. The model the University has adopted aims to make it easier and more cost-effective for University departments to exhibit at the Eisteddfod by providing a space for activities and central support for the development and translation of activities and resources.
We are always interested to hear ideas for activities which would fit either of the spaces – in the first instance please email any potential ideas to Community@cardiff.ac.uk. Please note that talks must be delivered through the medium of Welsh and that display materials will need to be bilingual.
Small-scale – exhibitions
There are numerous opportunities to attend different exhibitions linked to a particular themes and/or communities.
Local communities often hold fairs which would benefit from an exhibition of research. If you have a particular group you wish to share research with or involve in your research, look in specific communities where you would likely find that audience.
Many other exhibitions take place regularly. Some exhibitions charge for tables, though many would be happy to have charitable partners involved and may offer free space.
The Community Engagement Team regularly attends festivals and events where exhibition space may be available – please contact the team for further information.