* Simon Baynes MP next to the fabric patchwork on Llangollen Bridge.
As the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod begins this weekend, Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes praised the organisers of the festival and thanked them for the effort involved in coordinating a full digital programme of competitions and concerts streamed across the world.
During a series of visits around Llangollen, Mr Baynes also visited the patchwork fabric artwork currently covering Llangollen bridge.
He said: “I was pleased to pop along and see for myself the 60m (200ft) patchwork fabric artwork covering Llangollen bridge which was designed by international artist Luke Jerram and comprising 1m x 1m fabric squares made and submitted by local residents, fans of the Eisteddfod and the friends and families of people participating.
“This year, the festival will be held digitally, with competitions and concerts streamed across the world. As a former trustee of the Eisteddfod, I would strongly encourage everyone to look at their exciting and diverse programme of events for this year.
“Da iawn i bob un o’r trefnwyr a phob lwc i’r cystadleuwyr!"