The 15th Annual Caerleon Festival – THE BEST SO FAR? 

The 15th Annual Caerleon Festival – THE BEST SO FAR? 

Months of planning paid off.  A programme of such scope and such ambition came to fruition – over ten days of fine weather.

Comedy drama and Choir in the Amphitheatre; Literature and Laughter on the Priory Lawn; Festival Songs of Praise and Choirs in the Church; School’s Art/Writing Awards at the Celtic Manor; Big Band at the Bell; Performers in Pubs; the Big Free Weekend with music and entertainment on both banks of the Usk and Arts and Crafts Fayre in the Festival Meadow; and a Commemoration of the arrival in Caerleon of 56 Basque refugee children fleeing the Spanish Civil War 80 years ago, an event of historical and contemporary significance.

The response?  People came from near and far to enjoy themselves and they did.  Was it our best?  Yes I think it was.

The Caerleon Festival – a Festival created by the Community for the Community.  Congratulations to all our volunteers who planned, arranged and made it all happen, Congratulations to our sponsors.  Congratulations to the Community of Caerleon.

So what’s next?  Planning for the 16th Festival of course, with events in between.  Continued work on the Festival Field – a Meadow in the Making – volunteers will be continuing their work to create a wild flower meadow at the gateway to Caerleon.

Keep in touch, or better still come and join us.


Tim Davidson Festival Chairman



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