Young people show off their talents at festival
THE multi-talented youth of Glastonbury and Street were celebrated in a special festival this weekend.
Mayor Sue Thurgood hosted the event as her main project for her mayoral year.
So the town hall was abuzz all day on Saturday for the big event after six months' hard work in preparation.
Sue said: "It was a great success, we had all sorts of people from all sorts of organisations from uniformed groups like St John Ambulance and the Scouts to sports teams.
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"GFM came down and recorded some the proceedings, we had performance poetry and the winning play in our drama competition, The Day Of The Devil, by a pupil from St Dunstan's School."
The day also featured craft events with a decorated pebble competition, and Battle of the Musicians contest featuring two bands and three solo artists, all aged under 16.
Sue added: "We had great support too from our local schools, who ran poetry competitions at the end of last term.
"It was a great way of profiling the diversity of talent we have in Street and Glastonbury."
Attending with his family was Glastonbury's Conservative Party candidate James Heappey.
He said: "Sue and the organising committee have done such a great job putting today's events together.
"I got so much from being a Scout, singing in local choirs and acting with the local amateur dramatic society, as well as swimming and playing rugby and cricket for local clubs when I was younger so it is just brilliant to see that all those sorts of clubs and organisations are still recruiting strongly here in Glastonbury.
"Just as importantly, there are some seriously talented young performers here in Glastonbury. You get the feeling that the town hall stage in the 2013 Youth Festival could easily become the Pyramid Stage at another well-known festival just up the road in five years time."