Giant puppets on parade as Pembroke Festival begins
9:55am Friday 13th July 2012 in News
The ninth annual Pembroke Festival kicked off last night (Thursday) with many young people braving the rain to parade through the town's streets.
This year's events are based around the theme of myths and legends, and the parade included giant puppets of Welsh Princess Nest and her husband Gerald De Windsor, former Constable of Pembroke.
The puppets were created by members of Monkton Youth Club and the Tanyard Youth Project with help from Guy Norman, Toby Downing, Pip Lewis and Britta Winkler from Spacetocreate community arts.
Handheld artefacts were also made during two open community workshops and sessions with children from Golden Grove School and Monkton Priory Community School.
The puppets and procession left the Old Priory in Monkton, and Foundry House at 5pm, meeting at the bottom Westgate Hill, before heading up to the Main Street led by Samba Doc, eventually arriving at the South Quay for the official opening.
Local County Councillor and Vice-Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, Arwyn Williams officially opened the festival, which will see a whole host of events take place over the next three days.
To find out more about the events taking place in and around the town, visit www.pembrokefestival.org.uk.