A Welsh society in southern California is hosting its third annual festival to celebrate St David’s Day on 28 February at the Pico Union Project, a former Welsh Presbyterian church, in Los Angeles.

The Southern California St David’s Day Festival, hosted by the Welsh League of Southern California, will be headlined by folk band the Poxy Boggards, along with harpist Aedan MacDonnell and singer-songwriter Virginia Morris, while there will be special Dylan Thomas poetry readings performed by Hilary Wyn Williams and actor Joe Praml.

The family festival will also showcase Welsh food and gifts in a Celtic marketplace, along with a book release party for ‘The Welsh in the Old West’ by A Raven Above Press and a variety of activities for children, including tea parties and story-time.

Lorin Morgan-Richards, director of marketing for the Welsh League of Southern California, said: “This year we are going back to our daffodil roots in Los Angeles, to where it all started: the former home of the Welsh Presbyterian Church (now the Pico-Union Project) which served our community for over 100 years.

“It looks to be another historic event, and while a family friendly event, with the Poxy Boggards headlining, the band that famously sang ‘I wear no pants’, it will also be no ordinary church gathering.”

For tickets and more information visit www.welshleagueofsocal.com.