THURSDAY 16TH – SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2014
Following the success of last 2 year’s events, Mumbles Oyster & Seafood Festival 2014 has been cranked up a few gears for a celebration of the Mumbles Oyster and Inshore Fisheries of Mumbles, Gower and Swansea Bay. It will run from Thursday to Sunday and the whole of Mumbles will take on a marine theme.
The main festival marquee will be located in Southend Gardens where entertainment will include live sea shanty music, cooking demonstrations and tasters from local chefs, pirates and live performances from Mumbles’ Captain Cat and a visit from Captain Jack Sparrow. Local bars and restaurants will be encouraged to offer themed menus as part of the festival.
The Saturday and Sunday will see a Produce Market in the Food Hall Marquee (in Southend Gardens site) from 10am – 4pm each day where festival-goers will be able to sample the delights of local cuisine.
An ‘Under the Sea’ themed parade will take place at 2pm on the Saturday and will march along the promenade. Local primary schools will be invited to take part, and all those participating will be encouraged to wear nautical fancy dress. Captain Jack Sparrow will head up the parade and it is hoped that local mascots will adopt a nautical theme.
There will be live music over the weekend, including local favourites THE CONTENDERS and Captain Cat, a 10 piece Big Funk Band DISCO PANTHER, Jango Haze and a special appearance by celebrityb Chef Angela Grey and Katy Davidson – The Oyster Lady! A full programme of events is available here and tickets will be available in advance from Mumbles Tourist Information Centre (Tel: 01792 361302).
Robin Bonham, Director of Mumbles Development Trust said, “the festival was a great success last two years and we look forward to making it bigger and better this year. Working with other local organisations to manage the event and sponsors like Tidal Lagoon, WAG and Mumbles Community Council we hope to continue make this an annual event.”