Posted: Thu 25th Feb 2016

Parade starts St David’s Day celebrations in Ceredigion /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 25th, 2016

Several events are taking place across Ceredigion over the weekend of 5 March to celebrate St David’s Day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Amongst the activities will be a St David’s Day Parade in Aberystwyth on Saturday 5 March. This will be the largest event to date and will be led by piper Gwilym Bowen Rhys. The artists Mary Lloyd Jones will be the Guide and members of Aberystwyth choirs will be singing and walking to music from the town’s Silver Band. The Cambria Drum Band will appear for the first time since 2013. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of the event Cered Menter Iaith Ceredigion, has organised loads of free events, workshops and performances throughout the day for children and families. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During the day entertainment will start at 10.30am on Owain Glyndŵr Square and in MGs Café. Amongst the artists who will be singing will be Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Cambria Drum Band, Raffdam, Dilwyn and Huw Banjo and Carwyn Fowler. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will also be various workshops and stands in The Old College, before the celebrations move to the Town Clock by 1pm to start the Parade. Activities in the Old College will encompass song writing workshops, crafts, beatboxing, poetry, ukulele and graffiti and stands by Cowbois selling Welsh t-shirts and Coleg Ceredigion doing face painting. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At 1pm the parade will start from the town clock to Kings Court, and at 2pm the Cered children’s activities will re-start in the Old College throughout the afternoon. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The music will continue in the Black Lion with Gwilym Bowen Rhys and a folk session. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Timetable of the day
The Old College – FREE
Workshops and stand for children and families ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

10am – Song writing workshop – Mari Mathias from Raffdam
11am – Mask making workshop – Meinir Mathias
12noon – Beatboxing workshop – Ed Holden
1pm – break for the Parade
2pm – Poetry workshop – Aneurin Karadog
3pm – Ukulele workshop – Ian Ferguson
4pm – Graffiti and stencilling workshop – Meinir Mathias ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

All day – Coleg Ceredigion stands, Cowbois, Cymdeithas yr Iaith, Cered and more ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Black Lion – FREE
3pm – Gwilym Bowen Rhys
4pm – Folk session
Night time gig ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Fun Festival in Wool Museum, Drefach Felindre ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cered has organised a Fun Festival in the National Wool Museum in Drefach Felindre in partnership with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gar, TWF, Coleg Ceredigion and others. The Festival will be held on Saturday 5 March between 10am-3pm and families are all welcome to join in the fun. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Timetable of the day – All day activities include:
Face painting
Craft activities
Balloon modelling
Nest box building
Wall building ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

11am – ukulele session
12noon and 4pm – story, dance and music session ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For more information please visit ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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