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TV's Huw headlines Gwynedd arts fest.

IN the year of the 150th anniversary of the birth of David Lloyd George, broadcaster Huw Edwards will deliver the David Lloyd George Memorial Lecture at this year''s Criccieth Festival.

Best known as a newsreader, Huw Edwards also presented the 2006 BBC series Lloyd George: The People''s Champion and described Lloyd George as one of the most brilliant statesmen of the 20th century and one of the greatest Welshmen of all times.

Philip George, Chairman of Criccieth Arts Association and Lloyd George''s great nephew, said: It never ceases to amaze me that a boy who was brought up in Llanystumdwy, and received little formal education, reached the highest public office in the land.

"I am delighted that Huw Edwards is helping us celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lloyd George''s birth by delivering the David Lloyd George Memorial Lecture at this year''s Criccieth Festival.

"We expect a high demand for tickets and urge people to buy their tickets as soon as they go on sale in order to avoid disappointment.

Other attractions at the festival which takes place between June 15-23 include concerts by Ensemble Cymru and Calan, and an evening of Welsh entertainment with Dafydd Hywel, Sue Roderick and Dewi Pws.

On Sunday June 16, there will also be a concert in Capel y Traeth with Cor Eifionydd, Cor Aelwyd Chwilog and Lois Eifion.

The festival ends on Sunday June 23 with a Festival Service at St Catherine''s Church, Criccieth led by the Bishop of Bangor For further details and full listings, visit www.cricciethfestival.co.uk.
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