The 5th anniversary of St Myllin’s Day on Saturday 20 June in Llanfyllin was a successful celebration of the town and its people.
Even the funding was a community effort: Arts Connection/Cyswllt Celf, Llanfyllin (Civic) Society and Llanfyllin Town Council all chipped in.
A free brunch kept the community sustained whilst enjoying petting ponies, learning circus skills or how to make finger puppets. A number of local charities and organisations raised money for their cause or informed the public about their work, such as the Green Hub at Y Dolydd which is off to a flying start with courses in wild flower identification and ecological surveys.
The new Llanfyllin Film Society used the event to do a short survey. The two films people wanted to see most were sci-fi thriller ‘Gravity’ and historic drama ‘Twelve years a slave’. Let’s see what the film society kicks off with in September.
On St Myllin’s Day itself inclusive drama group Masquerade treated Llanfyllin to poetry and a colourful, noisy never ending parade. Here is some of the feedback: “Masqueraders were FAB”, “Fantastic community spirit”, “Nice to be sociable as a town”. In the Arts Connection performance space stalwarts like Pete Beresford and Sam Gomm entertained the crowd. Rory Motion’s song ‘Llanrheadr ym Mochnant woman on my mind’ worked as a hilarious end to a wonderful day.
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