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Major milestone for Tafwyl

26 June 2015

Crowd show at Tafwyl festival

An annual festival in Cardiff showcasing Welsh language arts and culture, which is sponsored by the University, is celebrating a major milestone

An estimated 25,000 people are expected to descend on this year's 10th Tafwyl, which takes place in the grounds of Cardiff Castle.

The festival itself takes place on July 4 and 5 and offers live music, literature, drama, comedy and sport alongside street food and drink.

Entry to the castle is free and everyone is invited, Welsh speaker or otherwise.

A substantial fringe runs from June 26 featuring events around the city including gigs, art, animation and activities for children.

The University is the main sponsor of Tafwyl, which is part of our continued commitment to the Welsh language.

The three-year sponsorship builds on the University's existing links with the festival and its organiser, Menter Caerdydd, which promotes the use of the language in Cardiff's communities.

Tafwyl started in 2006 and has grown considerably over the past decade.

This year's event includes a second day at the castle due to demand and the extra funding provided by the Welsh Government.

The event is supported by ambassadors such as Alex Jones (One Show), Rhys Patchell (Cardiff Blues), Matthew Rhys (Actor) and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1 presenter).

The Pobl Caerdydd Welsh language digital news service – which is supported by the University's Community Journalism flagship engagement project - has a stand at the event.

If you have news or views about what is happening in the city, visit the stand and let the team know or find out how you can get involved. Pobl Caerdydd was launched at Tafwyl in 2013.

The University will also once again have a major presence at this year's National Eisteddfod, which runs from August 1 to 8 at Meifod in Montgomeryshire, Powys.

Please visit our marquee or come along to watch or take part in our talks, discussions and events.

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