Spaghetti Western Festival plans comeback for 2015 after Fishguard success

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THE inaugural Fishguard Spaghetti Western Festival has been hailed a huge success, with plans to do it all against next year.

The event organised by Theatr Gwaun took place from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9.

It saw seven classic westerns screened at the community cinema, including Clint Eastwood classics like A Fistfull of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

There was also a showing of the 1966 film Django, which was banned from release until 1993, earning it a reputation as one of the most violent films ever made.

As well as the films, the fringe festival events were also well attended, including the Ennio Morricone music event on Friday night.

Ffwrn was also the hive of western activity, hosting a make your own costume party on Saturday followed by a lively Bourbon n Boots night, with live music from Memphis Belle.

Theatr Gwaun Business Development Manager Vanessa Davies said: “We’re all really pleased with how the festival has gone.

“A good number of people came to the theatre, including people we had never seen before, and the fringe events were all packed.

“The festival brought people to Fishguard and the first one is a good indicator of its future success. Some people are saying it’s the best thing we’ve done.

“We are already planning next year’s event and applying for funding grants. We hope to make it a bit longer next year, so we can have more events and get more local businesses involved.”

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