ABERPORTH is re-discovering its Welsh language roots with the first Welsh cultural festival in the village for decades.

Gwyl Fach Aberporth is a day-long celebration of the Welsh language with music, theatre, arts and crats, rock bands and a surprise famous football guest thanks to the FAW.

The line-up at the newly-rebuilt village hall on Saturday, June 22 includes Cor Blaenporth, the Welsh Whisperer, Bwca and veteran local band Jess.

Pupils from Ysgol Aberporth will also be taking to the stage along with local harpist Mari Kelly.

President for the day is local county councillor Clive Davies.

“Gwyl Fach Aberporth will be the first large community event in the new village hall,” he said.

“The hall has served Aberporth and surrounding communities for over a century with many memories being made across generations.

"Making new memories"

“This new event in the re-imagined village hall will be the start of making new memories for future generations.”

One of the organisers, Lisa Stopher, said it would be a day for everyone to enjoy.

"We are celebrating Welsh - whether you are a learner or a first language speaker or simply curious to find out what all the fuss is about!"

And she added: "We are going for a Maes B vibe - everyone welcome and simply lots of fun!"

The day includes street food, football activities plus a free park and ride shuttle bus. There will also be a showing of a video Dyma Aberporth, celebrating the village's history, local characters and Welsh culture.

The event is free, apart from the evening rock performances which will have a £10 entry charge (tickets available via Eventbrite).

For more information and timings see the Gwyl Fach AberporthFacebook site.