Picnic Penarth On the Move Again

  Posted: 26.07.19 at 10:20 by The Editor

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Picnic Penarth, the town’s street food festival, is set to change location once again as it moves from the Esplanade to Windsor Road in the town centre.

The festival returns for its fourth year in 2019 and will be run by Production 78, the company which ran the Penarth Town Festival earlier this month.

The street food festival was originally positioned in Penarth’s train station car park but has since changed venue 3 times.

Nicholas McDonald, Principal Officer of Communications and Events, stated at a meeting of full council last night that the council would focus on ‘’keeping its street food identity but we also want to encourage more of the town’s involvement.

''I would like to call on business to business to get local traders involved.”

Mr. McDonald said there would also be changes in the approach to entertainment, providing ‘’open mic as well as the more established artists.”

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The event will take place on the 14th-15th of September this year.

At the recent Penarth Town Festival there was an attempt from the event organisers to go plastic-free.

Mr. McDonald said plastic recycling was down to 5% of the event’s total. The plastic-free ambition would be “a longer term development’’ involving Picnic Penarth and the town’s Christmas event.

Penarth Town Festival this year generated a turnout of an estimated 20,000 people, broadly the same as the previous year (and not far short of Penarth’s overall population of approximately 29,000).

Cllr. Mark Wilson said it is ‘’onwards and upwards’’ for Penarth Town Council events, with the ‘’momentum behind us’’ from Penarth festival.

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