31st May 1st June 2014
- Yearly Events (Shows, Food Festivals etc)
- Food Festival
BLAENAU Gwent is getting its own food and culture festival this summer.
Jaime Devine, one of the six organisers, owns and runs the Tudor Brewerybased at Llanhilleth Industrial Estate.
“The bad press relating to employment figures, poverty and everything else does little to encourage and bolster the residents of Blaenau Gwent.”
To counter this, Mr Devine along with fellow business owners Wayne Lewis, James Carver, Angharad Collins, Verity Lewis, Sally Williams and Sally Ann Evans set up a committee and have all taken on various organisational roles to create the festival.
Ms Collins said: “This has grown and we are pleased to announce that our new festival is to launch on July 20 and 21, 2013. We are looking to have 80 local businesses or more attend to promote and sell their wares, with bands, theatre and dance companies and other fun activities running throughout the weekend.
“We have already had about 35 local companies interested in having stalls approach us. We are a not-for-profit organisation and any money raised will be ploughed back into the next festival.”
Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies said: “This is a really exciting new venture. It’s exactly what we need to see happening in Blaenau Gwent. I was delighted to be at the launch today and I’m already looking forward the weekend of 20/21 July. This promises to be a great weekend and an opportunity to showcase the very best of Blaenau