THE rainy weather on day four of the 2019 National Eisteddfod held in Llanrwst failed to dampen spirits as events continued to take place all across The Maes, its tents and The Pavilion.

Despite a wet start to the day, hundreds more visitors have made their way through the gates today to see what the festival has to offer.

This morning, Archdruid Myrddin ap Dafydd was on hand to unveil the new ‘Cadair Sgwrs’ chair at the Cartrefi Conwy tent.

He commended it as a way of promoting social inclusion.

He said: “I think this is a great idea. I love the fact that encouraging conversation is being done via a chair which links in so well with the National Eisteddfod for which chairs are hugely symbolic.”

After the Eisteddfod, Cadair Sgwrs will be placed for set periods of time at easily accessible locations on housing estates managed by CC.

First Minister Mark Drakeford has also attended the Eisteddfod today. Mr Drakeford was here to discuss the progress being made in implementing children’s rights in Wales, as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for the United National Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Elsewhere, former First Minister Carwyn Jones took part in a well-attended discussion on Welsh Indpendence at the Welsh Assembly tent.

Mr Jones and others on the panel spoke of the importance of "being prepared" for independence and weighed up the pros and cons.

At the Menter Iaith tent, there was a celebration of the Welsh In Business project - which has helped more than 2,000 small businesses since forming two years ago.

270 business have taken advantage of the free translation service since it was established.

This afternoon, a range of activities will continue to take place around the site.

The Cymdeithas yr Iaith tent will be holding a discussion on the importance of boosting the Welsh language on digital formats and several more dancing, singing and instrumental competitions will be taking place at The Pavilion.