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Menu of food, music and arts to enjoy at Llanfyllin Fair

By on September 9, 2022 0

Llanfyllin Workhouse is preparing to hold its annual food fair this weekend, with its own art and music exhibition being organised.

As well as food stalls and cooking demonstrations at the center of the event, Llanfyllin Workhouse also runs an arts and culture program for the fair.

The program was curated by Workhouse employee Tilly Weston, who selected a number of plays and performances for the event.

She said: “There will be a display of brilliant local art, a roster of fantastic poets and musicians and an array of amazing craft and food stalls.

“There will be a number of extremely talented and experienced musicians who will produce a sensational show.

“There will also be an assortment of great activities such as tours of our historic venue, cooking demonstrations by professional cooks and open workshops from the wonderful artists and artisans housed in the Workhouse.

“Come and see fantastic performances, an amazing art exhibition and an array of awesome booths and activities.”

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The arts program was made up of artists who live and work in the area, such as Bob Guy, Liz Neal, Dan Llywelyn Hall and Twain Price.

In addition to traditional paintings and collages, the exhibition will also feature sculptures by Hilary Cowley Greer and photographs by Cordelia Weedon.

The food show also announced a number of musical acts that will perform on the day.

Among them are the Vivacé Choir and Gary and Eleri Northeast, a folk duo who specialize in revitalizing traditional Welsh folk music by performing it for today’s listeners.

At 3:30 p.m., Beresford, Williams and Foote will take the stage to perform. The act is made up of three talented and experienced acoustic musicians.

The lineup also included four poets who will each perform a reading of selected poems and passages.

The poets are Garient Jones, Steve Thayne, Jen Hawkins and Amanda Laing.

The latter will read the Welsh poem that she has just won first prize for interpretation at the National Eisteddfod.

The food fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.