They're at it again. Not content with alternative food
festivals (with the amazing
collapsing cauliflower sheep) and taking the
world record for the number of Elves in one
place from New York, the ever imaginative team at
Bridgend have come up with yet another weird and wonderful
event. It's called the Bridgend Mash up.
It will take place in the streets of the town centre on
7th May 2011 and essentially mixes (or "mashes") traditional
athletics in the streets with contemporary urban street
Traditional athletics events are leaving the track and heading for
the streets with long jumping, pole vaulting, sprinting and middle
distance running. Add into the mix more contemporary pursuits
such as BMX, skateboarding and parkour as well as street dancing
and a music stage and you have the Bridgend Mash Up. It will
also feature the Bridgend Bombshells, the area's only Roller Derby
team (no, I'd never heard of this sport before either, but it looks
Plenty of entertainment throughout the day to keep you occupied, so
for more information and to keep up with any new events added to
the programme take a look at their website, facebook page and use #bridgend
#mashup hashtags on Twitter
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
It's not all about
the Golf and the Ryder Cup in Wales at the moment.
This weekend also sees the fourth and final installment of
our fantastic month of food festivals.
Abergavenny, St Fagans and Cardiff Castle's Cheese festival have
been and gone with great success and so this week it's the turn of
Bridgend to take centre stage.
But in area renowned for quirky events (Porthcawl Elvis Festival
anyone?) this is no ordinary food festival. The organisers
have dubbed it Wales' Alternative Food Feastival
(corny pun intended).
Feastival is a food festival with a difference. As well as
all the usual stalls and stands, markets and demonstrations, sounds
and smells that you'll find at other food festivals there are also
plenty of other slightly less conventional surprises waiting for
you. Amongst these are an artist carving weird and wonderful
shapes out of fruit, the culmination of a 230 mile leek
relay and bizarrely a 10ft cauliflower sheep. It
couldn't happen anywhere else!!!