Festival organisers appeal for trophies

Secretary Pat Mulligan is reminding last years cup winners from the Perfing Arts Festival, Speech & Drama to return their cups as the countdown is on for this years Festival �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1542-201EB
Secretary Pat Mulligan is reminding last years cup winners from the Perfing Arts Festival, Speech & Drama to return their cups as the countdown is on for this years Festival �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1542-201EB

With just over two weeks to go before almost 2,000 young people take to the stage in the 41st Annual Banbridge Performing Arts Festival, the committee is searching for over 100 trophies which were given out at the 40th Festival. Winners are asked to make sure their names are engraved now.

The festival in the Belmont Hotel, starts on Monday 2nd and goes continuously for five days. The final awards are presented on the afternoon of Friday 6th November.

The festival highlights will be presented on the Friday night starting at 7.30pm. On this final night only admission is free.

The festival is and has been organised by a voluntary committee and is led by the secretary Mrs Patricia Mulligan who is only one of the two original members who started the festival in 1974-1975. New helpers will be welcome and training will be given...so if you have a free morning, free afternoon or free night and would like to help, please contact the Honorary Secretary on 028 406 23748 for further information.There are approximately 35 helpers whose combined efforts make the festival work very smoothly.