Aberystwyth Council

Between 21 July and 5 August, Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch will be presenting a large scale community festival in Aberystwyth – FAR OLD LINE FESTIVAL. Two weeks packed with different arts event;, gigs, workshops, performances… and everything free of charge!

The festival will celebrate the culture and heritage of Ceredigion through a series of exciting artistic performances and events in locations all across town; many of which will be outdoors.

Arad Goch will be working closely with the local community – schools, businesses, clubs, societies – in order to create an innovative and inclusive extravaganza. Local audiences and visitors will be able to experience individual events that will also encourage them to return and experience more of what’s on offer.

       One of the main aims of the festival, which draws inspiration from local stories and tales, including the story of Cantre’r Gwaelod, and which also coincides with Visit Wales’ Year of Legends, is to bring together people from different backgrounds and interests.

       The festival will kick off with a gig in the Aberystwyth Bandstand – Omaloma, HMS Morris and R Seiliog – on the 21st of July at 7pm. Then, a fortnight packed with various arts events; Workshops, performances, storytelling, more gigs… and the fortnight will wrap-up with the pinnacle of the festival – a great feast on the Aberystywth promenade! To see the full programme of the festival, which includes over 60 events, go to www.afaroldline.wales.

Jeremy Turner, Artistic Director of Arad Goch, commented “Our aim is to see Aberystwyth transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour and a cauldron of creativity during the summer. Come and join in the fun!”