Valleys Face Food & Culture Festival

31st May 1st June 2014




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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.
He said: “My company started off in Abergavenny, but living in Blaenau Gwent, I decided to move it to my local area. Since this move, we have been made aware of the apathy that exists in the local community.

“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.
Along with other businesses based in the Heads of the Valleys area and, with the support of residents in Blaenau Gwent, the committee hope to create a festival to celebrate the diverse culture and rich heritage of the Valleys.

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



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