Y Farchnad

Published 08/04/2024   |   Last Updated 03/05/2024   |   Reading Time minutes

What is Y Farchnad?

The Senedd is launching an exciting new event series. Y Farchnad will bring voices from all parts of Wales and all sectors of society to the Senedd every month.  This is an opportunity for your organisation to bring your priorities to the forefront of Welsh politics.

With representatives from organisations throughout Wales taking part, you will be able to host a stand in a marketplace format, where guests and Members of the Senedd can drop in and meet with participating organisations throughout the day.

Who is Y Farchnad for?

Y Farchnad will bring a range of issues, community groups and topics to the forefront, with representatives hosting a stand in a marketplace set-up, where guests can drop-in and meet with visiting organisations throughout the day.


Y Farchnad will be held in the Oriel, Senedd.

Read more information on how to get to the Senedd.


Y Farchnad will be held from 10.00 – 15.00 on the third Tuesday of each month, and replace the drop-in sessions previously held in Tŷ Hywel.

Information for organisations

  • Each organisation will be provided with a table and space for a standard-sized pop-up banner.
  • Organisations can bring information materials such as leaflets or reports and their own device, such as a laptop.
  • Wi-Fi is available for all guests, however, there is no guaranteed access to power sources while on site. Audio visual support will not be provided.
  • A small selection of sandwiches or Welsh cakes can be ordered per organisation for their stand through our catering supplier. Further information on this will be provided once your table has been booked.

To participate in Y Farchnad, organisations must seek and secure Member Sponsorship. Members are welcome to sponsor more than one organisation per event.

Ready to take part?

Submit an application form

Further information on our Marketplace format can be found on our FAQs page.