The annual celebrations of a fourteenth century Welsh revolutionary and the last Welshmen to be the Prince of Wales will soon arise.

The Owain Glyndŵr festival will return to Corwen on Friday, September 14 for three days of celebrations of the feted revolutionary, who led the Welsh Revolt against Henry IV of England’s rule in Wales on September 16, 1400.

The revolt lasted nine years and the last sighting of Owain Glyndŵr was in 1412, during which time Glyndŵr avoided capture.

The festival will start with the Sir R. Rees Davies Memorial Lecture held by poet and author Dewi Prysor at the Owain Glyndŵr Hotel on the Friday evening. The lecture will be in Welsh and a translation service available.

On the Saturday, September 15 there will be an opportunity to join a trip to the Owain Glyndŵr Centre in Machynlleth, followed by a visit to the church and community hall of Pennal village to view a copy of the Pennal Letter. The letter was sent to Charles VI, King of France by Owain Glyndŵr in 1406 at the beginning of his campaign for independence, asking for military support and outlining his ambition for an independent Wales. The visit will end with a meal at the Riverside Restaurant. Pre-booking is essential.

On Owain Glyndŵr Day, Sunday, September 16 a service of commemoration will take place at Seion Chapel in Corwen at 10.00am. The service will include a presentation by children from Betws Gwerfyl Goch, Carrog and Cynwyd Sunday schools. Also taking part will be the Lleisiau’r Afon Choir from Carrog with their conductor, Leigh Mason. The service will be followed by a procession led by the Cambria Band to the Owain Glyndŵr statue on Corwen town square for the wreath laying ceremony at 11.00am.

Huw Jones, county councillor for Corwen, said: "This is an excellent festival that bring people together to remember Owain Glyndŵr.

"The festival is getting better every year and hopefully this can become a national event in future as it should have more recognition.

"We had a cracking Owain Glyndŵr day last year and while it falls on a Sunday this year and will therefore be more low-key it will still be fantastic."

The festival will close with a Welsh language interactive show for families depicting the life and work of another Welsh hero, Bishop William Morgan, who translated the Bible into Welsh in 1588. This will be a one man show by the theatre company, “In Character”, which will take place at the Seion Chapel vestry at 1.00pm on the Sunday. Admission is free.

Visit the Owain Glyndŵr Day Facebook page Dydd Owain Glyndwr Day - Corwen for more information on the event and details for bookings, times and ticket prices.