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High School Pupils Design Show Flags

Created on 31/07/2010 @ 21:01
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Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:31
Tomorrow's Llanfyllin Show will be flying the flag thanks to the effort of young designers and artists at the town's high school. The show has commissioned designs for a series of seven four metre high flags to reflect different aspects of the popular annual event, which is being held on Saturday, August 14th.

The project has been supported by Glasu which is a rural development initiative, with funding from Powys County Council and the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007 - 2013 which is financed by the European Union and the Welsh Assembly Government. A local designer, Kate Hamer, was employed to lead several workshops with Llanfyllin High School pupils, 11 of whom have come up with the eye-catching designs, which were launched on Monday July 26th. The school's head of art Mike Morgan selected the pupils to take part in the exciting project. The pupils attended the public launch of the flags, which will be displayed at Bodfach Park to promote the show.

Bethan Jones from Llanfyllin Show Committee said: "I think the flags are a very exciting interpretation of the different facets of the show and these talented students are to be congratulated. It is very important that the show continues to engage with young people who represent the future. Thanks must also go to Glasu for their support. Rural Development Plan for Wales money is important to sustain and develop community events."

 Fondly known as the "friendly show", the event showcases the best of the countryside and town and attracts around 3,000 visitors, with prizemoney totalling £4,000 up for grabs.

Highlight this year will be the 2010 Royal Welsh Lamb Shearing Circuit Final, which brings together the 20 best sheep shearers in Wales in four different classes. The finalists qualify by collecting points from six of nine selected shows across Wales on the sheep shearing circuit.

It's the first time the final has not been held at the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd, as sheep movement rules have forced a change of venue this year. Set to continue after its successful introduction last year is a 'Village Green', which will provides live music, entertainment and activities for families throughout the day. A steel band will be one of the many attractions, which also include displays by Moel Fammau Gundog Team.

For more information and to download a schedule visit the show's website at 

Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:31

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