Join in the fun of Cardigan’s medieval celebrations on December 28 by donning period dress.

It doesn’t have to be that hard either.

Try local fancy dress shops, look on the internet or even try making your own - a length of velvet fabric can easily become a medieval-style cloak.

The celebrations are the last event of 2010 and promise to see Cardigan’s special year off in style.

The event kicks off with a lantern procession of performers, musicians and lanternmakers from Prince Charles Quay at 4.30pm arriving at the Guildhall around 5pm.

As the procession arrives at the Guildhall there will be a twmpath with local band Radwm and a hog roast plus goblets of mead in the courtyard open to everybody.

There are plans to cover the courtyard so that if the weather is wet it won’t stop the fun.

Small World Theatre will be hosting a puppet performance with the giant Lord Rhys puppet.

And there will also be some fun with the rogues punishment in the stocks. If you want to nominate someone to go into the stocks let us know at the Tivy-Side.

Paying guests will be able to sample a medieval themed banquet in the Corn Exchange Gallery served by wenches followed by an eisteddfodic concert in the main hall at 8pm starring a variety of local performers.

The line-up so far includes acoustic band Sambucca, members of Opera Teifi plus local singer Annie Sheen who will be performing medieval plainsong with a group of musical friends.

Storyteller Liz Whittaker will also be reading from her book about the first eisteddfod, A Court in Splendour.

During the evening the commemorative 2010 painting by local artists Meirion and Aneurin Jones - which fittingly depicts the first eisteddfod in 1176 - will be hung in its new home on the wall of the Guildhall.

And there are also a few very special surprises in store!

Tickets for the banquet and concert are £25 and are limited to just 120. Early booking is advised - simply contact the Tivy-Side at 39 St Mary Street, Cardigan, SA43 1EU or telephone 01239 614343.

Cheques should be payable to Aberteifi 2010.

The event is part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Ceredigion Rural Events Programme.

Small World Theatre will be hosting free lantern making workshops in the run up to the big day - for more details see