A POPULAR literature and arts festival is returning to a Flintshire town.
The Daniel Owen Festival in Mold, which celebrates the life and work of the prominent 19th century author from the town, will take place in October.
The week-long event, taking place from Friday, October 18 to Friday, October 25, will include art exhibitions, guided walks, poetry, music and lectures.
Kevin Matthias, from the organising committee, said: “The Daniel Owen Festival is going to be even better this year.
“The full programme has something for everyone, to suit all ages and interests.
“Some events are in Welsh, and others are in English or bi-lingual.
“Yet again we’re showcasing a really excellent range of creative talent and knowledge. Many of the people taking part are from the local area.”
The dates of the annual event, now in its fourth year, mark the dates of Daniel Owen’s birth and death.
The festival also includes a ceremony at Clwyd Theatr Cymru for their Daniel Owen legacy project and a special lecture will be given by academic Robert Rhys on the acclaimed author.
Dave Hill, Mold town manager, said: “The Daniel Owen Festival is a flagship event in Mold which highlights the town’s creative and literary heritage.
“Having such an event helps to attract people to the area and raises the profile of the town - the Daniel Owen Festival is something to look forward to this October.”