Eisteddfod site decorated with Denbighshire children’s flags

Eisteddfod site decorated with Denbighshire children’s flags7th Aug 2013

Denbighshire school children have helped ensure visitors to the National Eisteddfod receive a warm welcome after designing a colourful set of decorative banners.

Pupils from Ysgol Pendref in Denbigh and Ysgol Tir Morfa, Ysgol Mair and Christchurch School in Rhyl have created the environment-themed flags and banners that decorate the Eisteddfod Maes.

The colourful flags have been made thanks to sponsorship from Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK and guidance from Denbigh artists Tara Dean and Coleg Menai art student Nia Lloyd-Roberts, who encouraged the children to reproduce images from their own environment.

The flags are inspired by the work of Ruthin painter and topographer Edward Pugh, whose landscape artwork celebrated the natural beauty of the Denbighshire countryside.

The project has been arranged thanks to support from Arts and Business Cymru, which looks to develop the mutually beneficial relationship between the arts and Welsh businesses.