RHOSYGILWEN celebrates the end of autumn with a weekend of fantastic entertainment.

Peggy Seeger, a member of the original Seeger family that brought about the folk revival in the US, appears in a special concert at the Cilgerran venue on Sunday, November 19.

The concert coincides with the publication of her memoir (Faber & Faber) and accompanying CD. The 82-year-old singer-songwriter and feminist icon, Peggy is the undisputed queen of folk and political song with a charisma that shines as brightly as ever.

The evening will feature Peggy and family members performing her and Ewan MacColl’s most treasured songs from a career spanning over 60 years interspersed with readings from her memoir and plenty of whip-smart banter.

On Saturday, November 18, Amnesty International hold an event called Making A song and Dance of it which features Calan’s fiddler Angharad Jenkins and Delyth Jenkins on harp.

There is also gypsy jazz with Jean Louis Rambard’s nine-piece band followed by The DukeBox band to play some of the greatest hits of the 80s and 90s to help you dance away the evening to your choice songs of the period.

Amnesty International remains without doubt one of the strongest voices on the global stage campaigning for human rights of political prisoners

And on Friday, November 17, The Lighthouse Theatre stage Dickens’ most passionately political work, Hard Times, written in 1854,

In Coketown, callous businessmen Thomas Gradgrind and Josiah Bounderby have created a logical, heartless world regulated by measurable facts and data and at the expense of joy and imagination.

While these monsters prosper, children endure a cold and loveless life. But their unhappy world is transformed when Sleary’s circus comes to town.

You can book tickets on Rhosygilwen.co.uk where you can also book a pre-concert supper.