Popular Barry Festival Appeals to Local Community to Keep it Alive

  Posted: 03.03.20 at 10:44 by The Editor

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Art4U would like to raise £600 towards the cost of running the Friendship Tree Festival, an annual event at the Knap Gardens in Barry.

Glynn Pooley, the organiser behind the festival, has set up a Just Giving page to raise funds to keep the festival free and community-driven.

He states: ''We need money to cover the cost of stage hire, generator hire, publicity costs and public liability insurance.

''The Festival is in its 11th year and reaches 100’s of people. It is organised by volunteers and up to 100 volunteers take part in performances and exhibitions on the day.

''The FriendshipTree Festival began on 1st May 2010 as an artwork focused on 'Community' and 'Nature'.

''It was accompanied by an ephemeral, delicate, floating sculpture called Rainbow Bridge. The two pieces represented a journey to something nurturing and uplifting.

''During the years that have passed our community and many visitors have added to it, creating the ever-changing piece it is today.

''Every year we 'recharge' the artwork with a festival celebrating Peace, Love, Friendship and Nature, a universal message of hope that has touched and transformed many thousands of people's lives, often in subtle and sensitive ways.

''Thank you to all those who have and continue to participate in this ever-growing, evergreen artwork, your contributions are really appreciated to help keep our Festival free to all.

''As a thank you for your contribution we would like to offer you a deck chair for the duration of the festival and a free 'Peace Gift'. Just come to the stage when you arrive.''

To donate to this local cause please click the red button below.

The event will take place on Sunday 7th June 11.30 am – 7pm.

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