ONE of Europe's largest cultural festivals, attracting more than 170,000 visitors, is returning to Wrexham.

After an absence of 14 years, the National Eisteddfod is back, from August 2-9, 2025.

Among the festival's highlights is the Flower Dance (Dawns Flodau) which is performed during the Gorsedd Ceremonies at the Eisteddfod and also at the Proclamation Ceremony, which is held on April 27 this year, with a chance for 20 children from the Eisteddfod catchment area to participate and present the Flower Dance.

An invitation is extended to children who are currently in Years 6, 7 and 8 in Wrexham schools to attend an audition to choose the final squad. The project will be led by Meinir Siencyn, Angharad Harrop and Hannah Rowlands - all experienced dance teachers.

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Participating as a member of the Flower Dance is a chance of a lifetime, with the culmination being the Crowning and Chairing ceremonies at the Eisteddfod with a presentation of the dance on the pavilion stage which will also be broadcast live on television.

Those children who have been chosen will be asked to attend weekly rehearsals (which will start on March 3 until the Proclamation Ceremony).

Rehearsals will also be held during the period between around April/May leading up to the Eisteddfod in August 2025.

If your child/children are interested, please attend the open audition at Ysgol Plas Coch, Wrexham on Sunday, February 25 at 10.30am. Register your child on arrival, or to facilitate the arrangements, email in advance.