Bridgetown to stage festival and concert

By David tucker

Published 17/11/2015 | 00:00

Top: Corner Boy at the Dun Mhuire for the launch of their new single 'Untie The Noose' (above); left - Christine Buttle, Orla Doyle and Annalene Dressler at the launch; right - Tara Whitty and Mary Hayes (top), and Chris O'Farrell and Saoirse Murphy.
Top: Corner Boy at the Dun Mhuire for the launch of their new single 'Untie The Noose' (above); left - Christine Buttle, Orla Doyle and Annalene Dressler at the launch; right - Tara Whitty and Mary Hayes (top), and Chris O'Farrell and Saoirse Murphy.

A Christmas Festival and charity concert is set to light up Bridgetown on Saturday, November 21.

The Light Up Bridgetown Festival is just that, lighting up the village both figuratively and literally to celebrate Christmas, family, community and friendship.

The festival began in 2013 with the first Christmas tree being lit outside the village community centre and in 2014 a small but very successful street party was arranged. This year The Bridgetown School Completion Programme is again working with Button & Spoon and local businesses to arrange the event making it bigger and better than ever before.

In keeping with last year the group are working to raise funds for The Bridgetown School Completion Programme and the counselling and mental health charity talk.to.tom who provide much- needed counselling support services in the local schools. In addition the aim is to foster a sense of pride in their village and the wonderful people that live and work there by bringing them together for a night of fun and celebration.

The day will start with a Christmas Market designed to promote local craft people and encouraging support for small local businesses. This will be followed by street concert featuring Wexford bands Corner Boy and Basciville. There will also be performances from local children's groups with Wexford composer Liam Bates working to bring the music together.

This is a free event as the group want it to be completely inclusive, therefore, they are running a raffle and are asking for donations at the gate. Corporate sponsorship is always vital and festival is supported by from local businesses and Wexford County Council, Impression Print, Done Deal, Keane Auctioneers, MW Hire and Pettitts Supervalu St. Aidans. There will be a road closure in place in the old part of the village with effect from 3 p.m. until midnight but there is still access to McDonald's Shop and petrol station. Alternative routes will be sign posted. The Christmas Market starts at 10 a.m., finishing at 4 p.m. and gates open at the charity concert at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m., finishing at 10 p.m.

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