The second instalment of an inaugural winter visitor event takes place in Llandudno.

Entitled ‘The Mermaid’s Purse’ Chapter 2 of the Conwy County Borough Council-commissioned free ‘Winter Light – Golau Gaeaf’ spectacle continues on Saturday December 14, at 5pm.

Following the magical winter procession along Mostyn Street, back in November, the unfolding story of myths and legends based on the Great Orme returns for its second chapter on Saturday December 14 at 5pm – again on Mostyn Street near North Western Gardens.

Chapter 1 saw a bizarre and beguiling procession weave its way down the street, led by a Viking ship and a bloody thirsty phalanx of Viking warriors.

Amidst this mysterious cavalcade emerged Ychen Bannog, an ox-like creature whose steaming breath, borne from centuries of slumber on the Great Orme, brought to life a menagerie of other forgotten monsters.

But…the story has only just begun.

Chapter 1, produced by Salford-based outdoor arts organisation Walk the Plank, took participants and the crowd through a galloping tale across the centuries with a Victorian Circus Ring master determined to catch and tame these wild and unruly beasts.

Chapter 2 is told through a series of stunning projections on to a series of buildings running from the King’s Arms to the edge of North Western Gardens.

In this breathless chase through the centuries, these buildings will be transformed into windows on time as, from one moment the mermaid slips through the waves of the sea as the Vikings give chase, before her shadow is spotted amidst a Victorian funfair where the reward for her capture – a mermaid’s purse – inspires the ringmaster to follow in hot pursuit.

This free event for all the family, created by video projection maestros Illuminos (who created a teaser piece in Chapter 1) expect to be transfixed by this magical story which offers a uniquely different pre-Christmas experience.

“Following the procession in November, we’re delighted to be the main storytellers for Chapter 2 which has given us incredible creative scope to imagine a wealth of narratives and possibilities. We’re really looking forward to unravelling this fascinating tale in December.” Rob and Matt Vale, Illuminos.

Winter 2020 will see a further development in this captivating story linked to imagined myths of the Great Orme and Llandudno’s Victorian origins as a seaside tourist destination.

‘Winter Light – Golau Gaeaf’ is a creative collaboration between Walk the Plank and Illuminos, commissioned by Conwy County Borough Council, Venue Cymru and Conwy Arts Trust and supported by Arts Council Wales and the Welsh government.

Other events taking place to support the event include:

Storytelling at Llandudno Library from 12-1pm (16+), 2-3pm, 4-5pm

BFI Films & Talk (British Film Industry) at St John’s Church at 3-6pm

Heritage Talk at MOSTYN Gallery from 4-5:30pm

Umbrella Making Workshop at Trinity Church from 4–6pm

Llareggub Brass Band at North Western Gardens at 4:30, 5:45, 6:15, 7:15pm

Ychen Bannog at Trinity Church Grounds from 5-8pm

UV Facepaintinga at North Western Gardens from 5-8pm

Miss Mermaid Wales at North Western Gardens from 5-8pm

Craft Workshops at Trinity Church from 5-8pm

Interactive Wall at 83 Mostyn Street (Former H Samuel shop) from 5-8pm

Light Projections at North Western Gardens from 5-8:30pm (every 30 mins)

Bring The Fire Performances at Mostyn Street at 5, 6, and 7pm

Mermaid Globea at Mostyn Street at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30pm

Y Festri Circus Performances at Mostyn Street at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30pm

Live Celtic Music at MOSTYN Gallery from 5:30-6pm

Mermaid Entertainers at Mostyn Street at 6, 7, 8pm

Merquarium, Trinity Church Grounds at 6, 7, 8pm

*Times, locations and details subject to change