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a174 set designer loved the castle setting and the opportunities it performed by around 200 six to 18-year-olds from schools and
offered for some imaginative theatricality, so this version of the private dance schools in Shropshire, the show has become a
doomed young lovers’ story could be especially interesting.” regular highlight.
Another annual spot is devoted to jazz, just one of many musical
Musical youth attractions at this year’s festival.
Youth is well represented in 2009 as local children are getting “We’ve had Humphrey Lyttelton and Cleo Laine in the past
involved. “Children’s events were first introduced in 1968 with a and it’s wonderful to have Terry Lightfoot again for our golden
mime and puppet show,” explains Jenny. “Subsequent guests anniversary,” says Jenny. “We’ve always aimed for musical
included the late Tony Hart diversity: chamber music, folk,
who brought his Art Factory. rock, brass, jazz, Gilbert and
“This year, Ludlow primary “There are family events and Sullivan, classical, you name it.
school pupils are being
introduced to paintings from
a party atmosphere evolves,
And this year, from the pop
finale with Marty Wilde and
London’s National Gallery and
taking part in workshops led by
particularly at the end with
Alan Price to the A.E. Housman
tributes woven through music,
local artists and sculptors.
“We are also delighted to
the fireworks.”
talks and walks, our events
cover so many different aspects
have 13-year-old harpist of the arts.”
Benjamin Creighton Griffiths performing in a special lunchtime • Ludlow Festival, June 20th – July 5th. For tickets or further
concert. At such a young age, the accolades he’s had are information, tel 01584 872150 or visit ludlowfestival.co.uk
absolutely tremendous.”
Benjamin, who lives in Cardiff and attends Cathedral School,
Llandaff, has been playing the harp since he was four. With dad
Tim a music publisher specialising in harp and mum Jane a
professional flautist, Ben’s own musical bent is not so surprising.
Since his first public performance nearly eight years ago at a
fund-raiser hosted by the Welsh Flute Trio, he has performed at
more than 100 events across the UK and helped raise thousands
for both local and global organisations such as The Tsunami
Earthquake Appeal (with the Welsh Sinfonia), Guide Dogs for
the Blind, and Macmillan Cancer Relief.
His successes at the Urdd and Abergavenny Eisteddfods led
to television appearances – and sharing a broadcast interview
– with bass-baritone Bryn Terfel.
Having played on the pitch at the Wales Millennium Stadium,
Cardiff, in front of 74,000 rugby fans for BBC’s Children in Need
– his largest live audience to date – Ben’s festival performance at
Ludlow Methodist Church will be a much cosier affair.
Other treats from youngsters this year include the festival’s
sixth Youth Dance Showcase. A lively spectacle of original works
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