Hundreds attend first weekend of Denbigh's Midsummer Festival

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Josh Morris

More than 400 people attended the start of the month-long Midsummer Festival in Denbigh.

They included nearly 100 visitors who packed into Myddleton College for the Denbigh Plum Festival’s afternoon tea event.

Nia Williams , one of the organisers, said: “We were delighted with the atmosphere, the stunning food, the Hall itself and the wonderful musicians who entertained us during the afternoon.

“It was a great success, with many people coming together with groups of friends and family to enjoy the occasion.

“A big thank you goes to Denbigh Plum Festival’s volunteers for pulling all the stops out and showcasing a fantastic event!” 

Actress Carys Gwilym attracted a sell-out crowd to Capel Mawr Vestry where she performed a meaningful and inspiring monologue depicting the life of famed Welsh author Kate Roberts, who spent most of her life living and writing in Denbigh.

Organised by Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych, drama company Mewn Cymeriad produced the show, with Janet Aethwy, directing and joining Carys Gwilym at the end of the performance for a question-and-answer session.

Friday night’s bat walk was likewise well received, while the environment fair and the town hall fairs on Saturday attracted a steady flow of visitors throughout the day.

There are plenty of events in the weeks to come, with Denbigh Film Club showing South Pacific at 1.30pm at Twm o’r Nant and a scavenger hunt at Hwb Dinbych at 6pm, both today (Wednesday).

The film club will also be showing Romantics Anonymous at Twm o’r Nant at 7pm on Friday. On Saturday !https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-buzz-walk-taith-cerdded-suo-tickets-34907116124#listing-organizer!Denbighshire Countryside Services is organising a ‘Buzz Walk’, observing insect pollinaators, to Henllan and back from 10am.

Storytelling runs at the Castle from 11am and guided history walks from 10.30am from in front of the library.

For detailed information regarding the events and activities, there are programmes at Denbigh Library as well as at shops and cafés throughout the town.

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