And the celebration takes place this week at Rhydyfelin library. After the fight we had to keep the library open we are now holding our first ever 'Festival of Literature and Laughs'.
On Thursday and Friday (2nd and 3rd October) we are holding workshops for local schools with Martyn Geraint, Catrin Collier and myself. These are not open to the general public but thought I'd tell you about them anyway.
On the Friday night (this is where you come in!) the 3rd October at 7.30pm we are holding a 'Variety Night' at the library......and for only £2 entry...... we have the wonderful Rhondda based band 'The Watermelons' (lead singer Paul Rosser is well known on the music circuit and was once with the Racing Cars ('They Shoot Horses Don't They').....joining him will be a few choice spoken word artists....Welsh Book of the Year winner and Red Poet Mike Jenkins.....Cardiff Comedy Poet Mab Jones (fresh from the Edinburgh Festival working with Phil Jupitus)....and provocative and powerful poet Patrick Jones (who has worked extensively with the Manic Street Preachers and Billy Bragg).........all this and a bit of punch and hot dogs thrown in.......how can you turn it down??
On the Saturday afternoon (4th October) at 3pm we have a 'Meet the Author' session with successful local author Catrin Collier who has written many books and had them turned into films (if you want to know more come and ask her about them and her inspiration for writing them)
On Saturday night at 7.30pm there is 'An Evening with Roy Noble' the well known broadcaster and writer who will be telling many tales along with a fabulous buffet provided by our local Sainsbury's store.
Are you interested?
I hope so......please come along and support our events...we are hoping this is the start of many varied cultural offerings and that our Festival will be an annual event that attracts many artists and appreciative audiences.
If you want more information please leave a comment on this site and I will get back to you
Thanks and see you at the weekend