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STATEMENT  IN THE WELSH ASSEMBLY BY JANE BRYANT, OUR NEW PRESIDENT

 

Stephen Lyons put this on FaceBook today:

 You will be happy to hear that our President made a 90 second statement in the Welsh Assembly today....

"The Tredegar House Folk Festival is among the highlights in Newport’s cultural calendar. Originally held on May Day, this weekend the three-day festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary. During that time, hundreds of musicians, singers and dancers have gathered in Newport from all over the world. More than ever, this year’s event will be a real celebration of the power of music to bring people together. There’s something special about combining Welsh cultural heritage with the traditions and histories of countries from all corners of the globe.

As well as visiting groups, recent winners of the BBC Radio Wales folk awards are among the line-up. There will be ceilidhs, workshops, dance and music sessions and it is always fantastic to see people of all ages embracing such a variety of performance styles. There is always something new and different to enjoy.

I’m proud to have been asked to take up the role of President of the Folk Festival, succeeding Paul Flynn who was an unwavering supporter.

Stephen Lyons and the organisers have again planned a fantastic programme. As ever, their commitment and hard work has created a real showcase of our rich culture. Together with many volunteer stewards, their dedication ensures visitors keep coming back year after year.

Excitement is building for this special anniversary year and I look forward to seeing how the festival will continue to grow over the next thirty years."

 

PAUL FLYNN

We were very sad to hear of the passing of our Honorary President Mr Paul Flynn, MP who died on February 17th this year aged 84.  Mr Flynn has always been a great friend of the Festival, and we have grown used to seeing him there on Festival weekends.  He will be sorely missed by us all.

National Trust Car Parking Charges Tredegar House

Car Parking at Tredegar House is by means of Pay and Display.  Machines can be found in various places in the car park.

Prices:

Up to 1 hour

£1.00

1 - 4 hours

£2.00

Over 4 hours

£5.00

National Trust Members FREE

Disabled parking FREE (blue badge must be displayed)