Call for Grassroots Festival volunteers

Celine Byrne
Newbridge ‘Grassroots Festival’ will open on Thursday, September 12 and run until Sunday, September 15, 2013 is looking for volunteers to help with the festival.

Newbridge ‘Grassroots Festival’ will open on Thursday, September 12 and run until Sunday, September 15, 2013 is looking for volunteers to help with the festival.

Following on from the success of ‘Newbridge 200’, held in September of last year, it has been decided to make it an annual event in September.

Organisers are also looking for volunteers to help with event organisation, publicity, office work and health and safety. It has been described as ‘a great opportunity to get practical event management experience, to be part of a team and have fun’.

Organisers have also called for local sports club, theatre groups, youth groups or individuals, to contact them if they have an idea for an event.

Meanwhile local soprano Celine Byrne will perform as part of the festival at St Conleth’s Church on Friday, 13 at 8.30pm.

There are lots of events for all ages, celebrating music, art, sport, drama, history and culture of the town. Grassroots Festival will take place at various venues across the town from The Curragh Racecourse to St Conleths Church.

A charity fun run in aid of local charity Sensational Kids will take place on Main Street on Saturday 14.

A festival office has opened in Newbridge in The Avenue beside Whitewater for further information.