The traditional mid-summer 11-day-long “Penarth Summer Festival” is set to be scrapped and is to be replaced this year by a different kind of summer celebration.
The new look Penarth Summer programme is to be called the “Penarth Summer Season”.
The old Holiday Festival traditionally always had, as its launch event, an official civic opening – by the Mayor and Mayoress of Penarth – of the Open Air Art exhibition by the Cliff Top Artists , but this year the formula is being changed with events being staggered over a longer – and as yet indeterminate period rather than being concentrated within the 11 day period of the traditional Summer Festival .
Full details of the new “Penarth Summer Season” have yet to be announced and its understood the programme of events is still being developed by the council’s secret Strategic Review Group – the meetings of which are not open to the press or the general public.
Although there was no flying display at last summer’s Carnival Day – other than a Police and Coastguard Search-and-Rescue demonstration – it is hoped that, subject to arrangements with the RAF, there may be a flying display held this year.