MANY of the events first suggested at a public meeting nearly 18 months ago will be happening in 2010.

Chairman Llwyd Edwards told last week’s AGM that several of the ideas - including concerts, celebrations of the town’s history and community involvement - were all bearing fruit in time for next year’s 900th anniversary.

"It’s good to see that so many events are already on next year’s calendar," said Cllr Edwards.

"We’ve had a lot of support from many different people and organisations."

He thanked all the committee for their hard work and enthusiasm.

A Heritage Lottery Fund bid for just under £30k was sent off last week and fundraising events will continue to be held including a fashion show by Cleo’s next Wednesday at the Guildhall - tickets are already sold out.

Commemorative items for 2010 are being sold by Awen Teifi - a specially designed plate should be ready for sale by the end of the month and 2010 fleeces are already in stock.

The four 2010 committees - history, music, marketing and finance have been hard at work in their fields.

The music committee met with the producer of Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol last week who was very impressed with what the town had on offer.

Filming of the popular TV show will be done in the next few months and screened before the end of next year.

A gala dinner is also being planned at the Cliff Hotel in August.

The history committee will be holding its third scanning day a the Guildhall on October 30.

The first two scanning days produced hundreds of historic photographs and momentoes - so many that history committee chairman David Grace is still going through them.

After this month’s scanning day, all the material will be sorted and catalogued and grouped into a series of exhibitions that will be held in various venues around the town during next summer.

If you have any photographs or historic artefacts that you would like included in the exhibitions, bring them along to the Guildhall on Friday, October 30 between 10am and 5pm.

A public meeting organised by the Chamber of Commerce for any organisations or individuals interested in staging events or activities for 2010 is being held on Thursday, October 29 at 7pm in the Black Lion.

Revered American architect Frank Lloyd Wright could be the subject of a riverside celebration planned for 2010.

Artist Rhowan O’Neill is hoping to get funding to stage a seven hour singing marathon of the Simon and Garfunkel song ‘So Long Frank Lloyd Wright’. The architect’s parents emigrated to the USA from Cardigan in Victorian times. Rhown envisages different choirs singing for seven hours - the length of time it takes today to get to New York.

June 9 - the architect’s birthday - has been earmarked as the best possible date.

The 2010 committee are also hoping to involve the local secondary and primary schools with events throughout 2010.

Officers elected at the AGM were chairman, Llwyd Edwards, secretary, Sue Lewis, treasurer Dafydd Ladd. Catrin Miles is the committee’s co-ordinator.