With Christmas fast approaching we continue our look
ahead to some of the festive delights that are coming up over the
next couple of weeks. This week, it's Bridgend's
What started as an attempt to break New York's World Record World
Record for the number of elves gathered in one place in 2010, has
grown every year since. So much so that it continually breaks
its own World Record every year.
The record, if you don't know, is for the largest gathering of
elves in one place. That place is Bridgend. They
currently hold the record with 1216 of Santa's little helpers
cramming in to the town centre last year. This year, the
organisers are hoping to go (at least) one better and break the
record for the 4th consecutive year.
And you can take part too. Simply turn up in Bridgend Town
Centre on Saturday 14 December and collect your official elf hat
from the organisers and you'll become part of the record
For more information visit the
Bridgend's Alternative Food Festival held last
month? It promised all the usual smells, stalls and stands of
conventional food festivals as well as slightly less conventional
exhibits. Amongst these was a 10ft cauliflower sheep.
Unfortunately, the building of the sheep didn't quite
go to plan. Take a look at this great video.
Not to be put off, the organisers of Bridgend's crazy events are
back with their Christmas offering, the Elfsteddfod. They
don't do things lightly as they take on the might of New York City
in a bid to smash the world record for the largest number of elves
gathered in one place at one time. The American city
currently holds the record with 607 elves. So go along to
Bridgend town centre on 11 December to be part of it