Tickets have gone on sale for the second annual Mumbles Oyster and Seafood Festival.
Organised by Mumbles Development Trust and Mumbles Traders Association, in association with the Welsh Government and Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc, the event will celebrate the heritage of the Mumbles Oyster and Inshore Fisheries of Mumbles, Gower and Swansea Bay. It is scheduled to take place from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th October at Southend Gardens, Mumbles Road, Mumbles.
With a special appearance from Spanish superstar chef Omar Allibhoy and live music by The Contenders and Shoal of Bass, the four day spectacle will include a 1940’s big band night, marine themed workshops for school children, local produce market and an ‘under the sea; themed parade. A big Mumbles themed breakfast on Sunday 20th October will be followed by cooking demonstrations in the grand festival marquee with Omar Allibhoy. A full schedule of events is available at www.mumblesoysterfestival.com.
Robin Bonham of Mumbles Development Trust says:
“Our event last year attracted over 6000 visitors over the two day period. This year is set to be even better with something for everyone as we celebrate all that this wonderful area has to offer. Fresh oysters will be available all weekend with entertainment for all the family. Working in association with Welsh Government and Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, we are really looking forward to hosting a festival that celebrates our heritage and our future.”
Ioan Jenkins of Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc adds:
“We are delighted to be supporting this fantastic event and working with the organisers to help promote the rich culture and heritage of the mari-time culture in this area particularly as we are so excited about the plans that we have to bring different mari-culture opportunities to Swansea Bay. Some initial concepts include the encouragement of the re-introduction of the native oyster to Swansea Bay and a lobster hatchery with introduction of lobster onto the lagoon wall.”