Concert kicks off first Bettws Festival

Concert kicks off first Bettws Festival

Henry Davies (7874232)

Newport Mayor councillor Matthew Evans officially opens the festival (7874241)

Pupuils from Newport High school perform hits from High School Musical (7874253)

Pupuils from Newport High school perform hits from High School Musical (7874259)

Pupuils from Newport High school perform hits from High School Musical (7874270)

First published in News

CHOIRS from Newport schools and a community arts group performed at the start of the first ever Bettws Festival yesterday (Fri).

Singers from Ysgol Gymraeg Ifor Hael, Newport High School and the Bettws in Bloom Entertainment Group performed at the ceremony in the Bettws Shopping Centre yesterday morning.

Canon Henry Davies, the priest at St David’s Church in Bettws who has organised the festival, said: “The festival is to show off the best in Bettws. All the schools and the church are involved and they show it’s a good place.

“Hopefully next year we’ll have a committee for it.”

At the event, which was attended by Newport mayor Cllr Matthew Evans, the Bettws in Bloom Entertainment Group performed I'm A Believer, originally by The Monkees, and ABBA's Mamma Mia!

Volunteers distributed community leaflets around Bettws for the first time in the lead up to the festival and it is now hoped regular newsletters will be distributed throughout the year to keep people informed on what is happening locally.

The festival runs until July 18 and includes a number of events including a football competition for children at the Civil Service Club next Friday, an art exhibition at St David’s Church on July 12 and 13 and a Downton Abbey-themed garden party on July 16 at Bettws in Bloom on Lambourne Way.

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1:20pm Sat 5 Jul 14

sweetiepie says...

Wow, I thought Monnow Primary were there too..... hmmmm, is it only me imagining it?

Ridiculous SWA! Do your research PROPERLY before printing.
Wow, I thought Monnow Primary were there too..... hmmmm, is it only me imagining it? Ridiculous SWA! Do your research PROPERLY before printing. sweetiepie
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1:39pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

The information was provided by the organisers of Bettws Festival.
The information was provided by the organisers of Bettws Festival. Kevin Ward - Editor
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3:40pm Sat 5 Jul 14

henrydavies says...

Thanks for your report of the launch event for the Bettws Festival. All the performers gave everything they had - and it was a tribute to all the hard work that goes on in the schools and the community. However besides the people mentioned in the report pupils from Monnow Primary School gave a good account of themselves. They had a large choir who sang beautifully and a great Samba Band. I did try to repeat the information from our web site - and can only apologise if I got it wrong.....
Thanks for your report of the launch event for the Bettws Festival. All the performers gave everything they had - and it was a tribute to all the hard work that goes on in the schools and the community. However besides the people mentioned in the report pupils from Monnow Primary School gave a good account of themselves. They had a large choir who sang beautifully and a great Samba Band. I did try to repeat the information from our web site - and can only apologise if I got it wrong..... henrydavies
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