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Results of Eisteddfod study to be revealed

30 July 2018

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Cardiff University researchers will reveal the results of a study into National Eisteddfod visitors’ satisfaction levels and experience at the festival.

The research, based on the views of over 1,200 visitors at the 2017 Eisteddfod on Anglesey, also examined how people travelled to the festival and their travel plans for this year’s event in Cardiff.

The results will be unveiled by Dr Andrea Collins, from the School of Geography and Planning, and Dr Nicole Koenig-Lewis, from Cardiff Business School, at the daily Eisteddfod press briefing on the Maes at 11:00 on Tuesday 7 August.

Similar research is being carried out into the value and impacts of the 2018 Eisteddfod. This year the study will also examine whether visitors have been encouraged to travel to the Eisteddfod in a more sustainable way.

Eisteddfodgoers are invited to the Cardiff University pavilion - situated near the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay - to find out more about the research project and how to get involved in this years' study.

The research, a collaborative project with the National Eisteddfod, is conducted jointly by Cardiff Business School and the School of Geography and Planning.

The National Eisteddfod, which is committed to ensuring that the festival is as sustainable possible, is working with partners to reduce its environmental impact.

Eisteddfod Chief executive, Elfed Roberts, said “The work done by Cardiff University last year was extremely useful, and has helped us immensely in some of the preparations for this year’s event and in looking to the future.

“It will be very interesting to see how this year’s results compare with last year’s responses, especially in light of the fact that this year’s event will be different to previous eisteddfodau, with the use of permanent buildings and temporary structures in an urban environment rather than in the traditional semi-rural setting.”

Dr Collins said: “A key focus for the Cardiff Eisteddfod is to encourage visitors to plan ahead and travel in the most sustainable way possible.”

This year’s Eisteddfod takes place in Cardiff from 3-11 August.

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