There will be a special opportunity for the people of Llandysul to celebrate Owain Glyndŵr Day this year with a special performance at the town’s Library.
To celebrate Owain Glyndŵr Day, which is Sunday, 16 September 2018, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion and the Llandysul Library Supporters Group have organised a performance of the family friendly show “Owain Glyndŵr”.
‘Mewn Cymeriad’ is a drama company that travels across Wales to present one-actor shows full of fun and excitement to children about historic characters such as Barti Ddu, Lord Rhys, Hedd Wyn and David Davies of Llandinam. The Owain Glyndŵr show was written by Mewn Cymeriad’s founder Eleri Twynog Davies and the show is performed by the actor Gwion Aled Williams. It is an interactive show that is aimed towards children aged 6 to 11, however it is suitable for the whole family.
The show will start at 2.30 p.m. on 16 September at Llandysul Library with the intention of staging the event outside if the weather is dry. A donation of £1 is asked for towards Llandysul Library which is now run by volunteers.
Diwrnod Owain Glyndŵr (trans. Owain Glyndŵr Day) is a celebration of the day Owain Glyndŵr was announced as the Prince of Wales during his great rebellion to release Wales from England’s control on 16 September 1400.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Children Services and Culture said, “In addition to celebrating Owain Glyndŵr Day locally, the organisers intend for this event to help raise awareness of local residents of Owain Glyndŵr’s historic link with Llandysul. It is wonderful to have a celebration such as this and there is a warm welcome to everyone.”
Owain Glyndŵr’s mother, Elen was related to the Deheubarth royal family whom at one point ruled across most of South Wales until the English captured much of their land. However, Elen’s family continued to possess the commote of Gwynionydd Is Cerdin where Llandysul was located and her family were the sponsors of Llandysul church. One of the family’s courts were located in Llandysul and some local historians believe that this court stood where the Porth Hotel stands today which is only a few metres away from the location of this show at Llandysul Library.