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Milford Waterfront hosts successful Street Food Festival

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AFTER a necessary two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, Street Food Festival returned to Milford Waterfront over the weekend (August 5-7) with a variety of outstanding street food traders.

In partnership with Street Food Warehouse, specialists in hosting food events around Wales and the South West,  the event offered an epic weekend of mouth-watering food from local, regional and national talents in the street food arena.

The glorious weather and delicious food guaranteed a wonderful weekend for the whole family.

There were dishes and cuisines from all over the world to sample, with something for everyone from North African to Mexican, fresh local seafood, sweet treats and drinks.

Vegan skin-on-fries from Canoodle

The festival hosted 20 of the country’s top street food traders, including authentic paella from The Spanish Buffet; wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas from Bare Bones Pizza; classic, oozing mac and cheese from Mac Man; Korean fried chicken, aromatic Thai curries and other pan-Asian favourites from Canoodle; and melt-in-the-mouth halloumi fries from Clark’s Kitchen. 

All allergies and dietary requirements were catered for with dairy and gluten free options, plus vegetarian and vegan treats available too. 

To wash down all the good food, the team from Freedom Brewery served refreshing craft beers, while the Pop Up Bar Hire Co provided other refreshments from soft drinks to prosecco and a selection of summery cocktails.

As a sweet treat, there were several stands selling a range of desserts, such as brownies, turkish delights and the incredibly popular – waffle on a stick. 

Street Food Festival also included a variety of options for those with allergies and dietary restrictions meaning everyone was able to have a great time. 

Everyone who attended the event had a wonderful experience – eating mouth-watering food from around the world, sipping refreshing cold drinks, and relaxing in the sun on the Waterfront. 

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St John’s Choir hosts successful concert

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TWO choirs for the price of one – that was again on offer at St John’s Church, Tenby, on Tuesday, September 13, when a very appreciative congregation was entertained by Pembroke and District Male Voice and the Serendipity Singers of Narberth.

Last June male voice choristers invited the ladies to join them at St John’s and it was so successful that a repeat performance had to happen.

Common denominator is Juliet Rossiter, the Musical Director of both choirs who was busiest of all, conducting the men and both conducting and accompanying the ladies.

After a welcome from Liz Storey, compere Matthew John introduced a new recruit to the choir ranks, second bass Dave Powell, and especially thanked guest accompanist Peter Griffiths who was standing in for choir pianist Carole Rees. He was supported by Alyson Griffiths, choir soloist.

After a minute’s silence the choir’s first item, the stirring Welsh favourite ‘Gwadhoddiad’, was dedicated to the memory of Queen Elizabeth II. This was part of a very varied programme including ‘Cwm Rhondda’ and ‘I Dreamed A Dream’.

Serendipity’s compere, Claire Dunbar, introduced a delightful programme, ranging from Irish folk song to jazz. Finger clicking in unison in one item is something the men would never be able to emulate!

An invitation to stage for the male voice’s final rendering, ‘American Trilogy’, was taken up by several from the audience, choristers from Tenby and Whitland choirs among them.

Finally, both choirs joined together for the traditional South African melody ‘Siyahamba’ to conclude a memorable evening.

Both National Anthems were sung with special feeling – for many the first opportunity to sing ‘God Save The King’.

Excellent refreshments were provided by church ladies and they were thanked by male voice chairman John Hillier.

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Folk musicians in Wales perform at the Fishguard and West Wales International Music Festival

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TWO groups of musicians who have made a significant impact on the Welsh traditional folk music scene will come together for a concert at Theatr Gwaun this Saturday (September 3) at 7.30pm.

VRï are Jordan Price Williams (cello, voice), Aneirin Jones (fiddle, voice) and Patrick Rimes (viola, fiddle, voice). They are already members of other established bands on the traditional music circuit – Calan, Elfen and No Good Boyo.

Pedair draws on the talents of four of Wales’ most prominent and award-winning folk artists: Gwenan Gibbard, Gwyneth Glyn, Meinir Gwilym and Siân James. Groundbreaking international artists in their own right, all four thrive on collaboration and bring to life traditional material with new arrangements on harps, guitars, piano and accordion.

Pedair

Gillian Green MBE, Artistic Director of Fishguard and West Wales International Music Festival, said: “This concert is sure to capture the imagination of the audience with sweeping harmonies, creative synergy and fresh interpretations of Welsh folk music. It will be an evening to remember.”

“Vri will also participate in free outdoor performances the following day at Lower Town Quay, Fishguard at 8am and at Oriel y Parc in St Davids at 2pm. People of all ages, babies, toddlers and dogs can attend and audiences can ‘dip-in ‘ to the concert as they wish. The performance at Lower Town Quay will again take place at 8am and attendees enjoy the atmosphere which this time of day and the location brings.”

Tickets for the Theatr Gwaun concert are priced £15 with concessions of £5 for under 18s and £1 for under 12s. Outdoor concerts are free.

Tickets available for all events at www.fishguardmusicfestival.com

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Cruise Culture returns to Carmarthen Showground 

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WALES’ biggest modified and performance car show is returning to the Carmarthen Showground on August Bank Holiday Sunday 28

The show has now been running since 2014 and after a two-year break due to Covid-19 they are finally back!

There is a huge variety of cars on display from Modified, Performance, Supercars, Old School Classics, Vintage & American Cars. 

Growing year on year, Cruise Culture now welcomes over 40 club stands, so there is something for the whole family to enjoy. 

There will also be a funfair and children’s attractions at the show with a variety of food stalls selling burgers, pizzas, noodles, sweet stalls and ice cream vans.

There is an indoor section with highly modified cars on display and an outdoor show and shine area.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service will be doing an RTC Demo, along with a wide variety of their road safety vehicles and fire engines to look at.

Expect an action packed day with:

– Ultimate Indoor Show Hall

– Outdoor Show and Shine

– A huge variety of Car Club Stands

– Trade Village (Indoor and Outdoor)

– Main Entertainment Stage with Competitions, DJ’s, Live Music

– Car Competitions

– Funfair/Children’s Attractions

– Team SWG

– Mid & West Wales Fire Service Displays 

The Jamie Squibb Freestyle Motocross Stunt Show will also take place, as the team of riders perform breathtaking jumps and stunts.

 It is a show not to be missed! Jamie has ridden in the Nitro Circus and featured in a recent Top Gear episode for the Eddie Kidd Top Gear Special!

Tickets are just £6 Per Person if you pre book, or £8 Per Person at the gate with under 12’s being free!

You can pre book tickets online at http://www.cruise-swansea.co.uk

This is a show not to be missed and has a great atmosphere and plenty to do throughout the day.

For more information, visit their Facebook page – Cruise Culture, or their Instagram @Cruise_Culture.

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