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The Tradition Of The Eisteddfod Around The World

EDM number 1006 in 2017-19, proposed by Hywel Williams on 28/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Arts, Cultural heritage and Performing arts.

That this House recognises the proud Welsh tradition of the Eisteddfod, a grand community festival and competition of art, poetry, music, and theatre that dates back to the twelfth century; admires the members of the Welsh diaspora who have brought this cultural jewel to countries all around the world and hold their own versions of the Eisteddfod to this day; highlights the Eisteddfodau which have thrived for over 150 years in Argentina, Australia, America, South Africa, and other communities with Welsh links around the world; acknowledges that even now new festivals are being founded by enterprising young people in places as far as Portland, Oregon in the finest tradition of the Eisteddfod; and praises the people of the Welsh diaspora and artists around the world for spreading and maintaining this dynamic custom, and enriching as they do so the cultural experience of people of all ages all over the globe.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Hywel Williams28/02/2018ArfonPlaid CymruProposed
Liz Saville Roberts28/02/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards28/02/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Ben Lake28/02/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Jim Shannon01/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Patrick Grady01/03/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day01/03/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan05/03/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Doughty05/03/2018Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Gavin Newlands08/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
David Linden13/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart13/03/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown15/03/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins20/03/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry18/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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