This weekend, 11/12th July 2020, was to be the BIG FREE, the climax of the 18th Festival, a celebration of music, dance, entertainment, arts, crafts, exhibitions, on both banks of the river.
Not so. 2020 has proved to be a gap year and celebrations will resume with gusto in 2021!
An extract: from a longer poem written by Cher Sherwood of Caerleon – these 2 verses, refer to a past BIG FREE:
Fun is cancelled for the foreseeable future
July is usually the month in
Caerleon for our Festival fun.
A weekend to unwind, listen to
music & meet with everyone.
Life without music, dancing and
the arts is merely survival.
Hoping next year villagers can
gather again for it’s annual revival……….
In the meantime, a reminder of the fun – here are some images for everyone.
Photos: C. Sheehy; J. Philpott.