This festival is planned and managed by a team of volunteers who welcome ideas, encourage and support local and visiting musicians, writers, artists, dancers and cakemakers ... It has become a regular party with something for everyone. The people of Newport roll up their sleeves, don aprons and rubber gloves, man the chalk boards and open mics, race around with whiteboards and markers for the w/shops. Most events are free as the creatives involved donate their skills and their time.
Quite frankly it's awesome what can be achieved when the Folk decide to put on a party.
For those interested in the Spoken Word - Saturday 3 July The Bowling Club is the place to be. Ten writers, reciters, songwriters and storytellers will step up to the mic. I'll be there wearing my Folk Club and Storytelling id and supporting our guests on the stage. Click on the program to enlarge. For more details go to the Club website , the link is at listed on this blog. See you there!