New parade for the 2017 Rhiwbina Summer Festival

Rhiwbina Festival 2017

Rhiwbina Events Committee have pulled out all the stops for this year’s Rhiwbina Summer Festival.

The popular event takes place on Saturday 1st July and promises to be the biggest and best festival yet.

Rhiwbina Events Committee’s Sue Harding told Rhiwbina Living magazine:

“There are so many events taking place this year, and not just on Festival Saturday. We have produced a wonderful programme of events that you can pick up from the local businesses in the village.”

Proceedings kick off at the Edwards & Co Festival Stage at 11am. Throughout the day, there will be performances by HLC School of Dance, Suzanne Scale School of Performing Arts, Tippi Toes Ballet, Mundo Dance, Wonderland Studios and Debbie Chapman Dancers.

From 5pm, there will also be the day’s headline act, The Verge.

“We have grown so large that we will now be holding some of our outdoor events at Parc y Pentre for the first time,” said Sue. “We will also be holding a new parade which will feature groups and organisations from the community. We are very proud of them and want everyone to join in the celebration.

“In Rhiwbina, there is so much going on for all ages and abilities but we are mindful that not everyone has access to everything that goes on. We wanted to come up with a way of showcasing activities and clubs that take place. People may want to meet new people or learn new skills so we want to connect people and support our local clubs and societies that are in abundance in Rhiwbina.

“The parade will begin from the Edwards & Co Festival Stage at 1pm, making its way down Pen Y Dre and finishing at Parc Y Pentre where we will have a celebration and an information tent where you can find a list and contact details of all the people taking part.”

The Festival will also have its usual mix of family fun, including children’s rides, donkey rides, wall-climbing, stalls, competitions and food.

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