A PUBLIC meeting is to be held in Brecon to discuss the possible hosting of the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Brecon and Radnorshire.

The Welsh language youth movement, which has more than 54,000 members between the ages of eight to 25, intends visiting the area in 2018.

Anyone interested in finding out more about staging the Eisteddfod can attend the meeting at Ysgol y Bannau in Brecon on Tuesday, November 10 at 7pm.

Local councils, public bodies and voluntary organisations are all being encouraged to attend to see if they are willing to support the event.

Urdd chief executive Efa Gruffudd Jones, director Aled Sion and Dyfrig Davies, chair of the Eisteddfod and culture board as well as a representative from Powys Council will be present at the meeting to discuss any queries from the public.

If local people and organisations offer their support to the Eisteddfod, the Urdd will then ask for nominees to join the executive committee and work will start on forming syllabus committees for the Eisteddfod.

Efa Gruffudd Jones said: "Local Urdd volunteers and the council have already shown their support and commitment to the Eisteddfod and we look forward to meeting the local people with the hope of bringing our national event to Brecon and Radnorshire in 2018."

Eisteddfod director Aled Sion added: "The main aim of this meeting is to get the societies, organisations, local councils and residents’ seal of approval for the Urdd Eisteddfod to visit Brecon and Radnorshire in 2018.

"The Urdd Eisteddfod has not been held in the area since 1978 and it would be great to bring our National Eisteddfod to this part of Wales once again."

The meeting takes place at Ysgol y Bannau, Brecon on Tuesday, November 10 at 7pm.