A FOOTBALL festival is set to return to Wrexham next month. 

Wal Goch festival is back following the inaugural weekend in Wrexham last year. 

The Festival, which will run from October 10-15, is bringing the world of football back to Wales with a series of events in Wrexham, Swansea and Cardiff around Team Cymru’s October internationals.

On October 11, Wales play Gibraltar at the Stok Cae Ras and across the three festival centres there will be discussions, screenings, exhibitions, an evening of international football-themed poetry, and some music.

Croatia’s all-time top goalscorer Davor Šuker has been confirmed as the keynote speaker.

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In Wrexham, there will be poetry in Welsh, English and the Basque language hosted by for National Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn.

At Tŷ Pawb, there will be exhibitions in the shape of SGÔR, comprising north east Wales artists at Eagle’s Meadow (9-20 October); and Nigel Whitbread’s Dragon Warriors photographic exhibition of the 2019 Homeless World Cup in Cardiff at The Drawing Board (7-14 October).

There will also be the first screening in north Wales of ‘The Dragon on My Shirt’ in the company of host Darren Chetty plus guests, as well as other talks. 

Dave Evans from the Festival team said, “We have another amazing lineup this year. Gŵyl Wal Goch has got something for everyone – films, discussions and even some walking football! If you care about our national game, the arts and the power of the game then you really need to be there.

"We look forward to welcoming you to Wrexham, Swansea and Cardiff between 10th and 15th October, celebrating our love of football."