The Eisteddfod in English

The National Eisteddfod of Wales is the largest cultural event of its kind in Europe. It takes place annually during the first week of August and this year it's being held in Cardiff, between 3-11 August.

If you're not a Welsh speaker but would like to catch up with the results, video highlights, photos and news from this year's festival, we have it all here for you to enjoy, including:

We'll have a comprehensive results round-up including video highlights of the top three competitors and videos of the main ceremonies.

You'll also get to see all the best pictures from the event in our collection of galleries from the Eisteddfod.

You can also follow all the latest news from the Maes on our BBC Eisteddfod Twitter account.

Get the lowdown on the Eisteddfod

We'll bring you all the lowdown on the Eisteddfod including a list of handy words and phrases and a map of the area with directions for getting to the maes.

If you're still not sure what the Eisteddfod's all about, check out our Eisteddfod essentials. And to really get to grips with the Eisteddfod's bardic traditions, its rituals and mystical symbolism, click around our interactive guide and check out our fantastic step by step iWonder guide to the festival and its fascinating history.

News from the festival

Throughout the week BBC Wales News online will bring you all the top news stories from the Eisteddfod.

Radio and Television

Fresh from the World Cup in Russia Jason Mohammad will be on home-turf throughout the week as he brings all the fun and entertainment of the National Eisteddfod to BBC One Wales in two special programmes.

For the first time in over a decade, BBC One Wales will broadcast the highlights on Wednesday, August 8 and Friday, August 10 at 7:30pm. These programmes will showcase the best of what the Eisteddfod has to offer and how one of Wales' oldest festivals is evolving to remain a relevant cultural force.

Jason will meet some of the most prominent figures from this year's Eisteddfod, including its Honourary President - and legendary DJ - Huw Stephens and Wales and Lions rugby legend Jamie Roberts, who will be one of the privileged figures welcomed into the Gorsedd of the Bards this year. He'll also be introducing audiences to several colourful characters that make the Eisteddfod the vibrant cultural festival it is today.

As well as showcasing the traditional ceremonies of the Chair and the Crown, proud Cardiffian, Jason will be there to see the Butetown carnival team-up with the Eisteddfod for a Saturday night spectacle. He'll speak to Bryn Terfel as he prepares to take part in a musical tribute to the singer, actor and political activist Paul Robeson 50 years after he sang in the 1958 Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale.

He will also visit the 'Mas ar y Maes' ('Out on the field') events, organised in partnership with Stonewall Cymru, the Eisteddfod and the local LGBT community. And Jason will take a moment to look around Y Lle Celf - the largest temporary modern art exhibition in Europe - and meet up with last year's winner to hear about her success.

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Super poet's Eisteddfod rap

BBC Cymru Wales' live coverage from the Eisteddfod is available on S4C with English language subtitles.

Radio Wales also broadcasts daily from the Eisteddfod, while Wales Today brings you all the latest reports from the Maes every evening at 6.30pm on BBC One Wales.

A guide to the Eisteddfod - what it's all about

To find out more about what the Eisteddfod is all about and its history, you can visit the Eisteddfod's official website. It includes all the information you're likely to need about the festival in both English and Welsh, whether you're a seasoned visitor or a first-timer.