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University Students bring the middle ages to Beaumaris

Last  Bank holiday weekend, tourists to Beaumaris were amazed to find the whole town alive as a medieval lord, returning from the crusades, attempted to reclaim his castle. Nearly 100 performers from Bangor Students Union entertained the public in the castle and across the whole town, with re-enactment, archery, fire breathing, comedy, Morris dancing, traditional Welsh music and more!           

Clay Theakston, Mayor of Beaumaris, said “The performance was well thought out, well acted, and well received by townspeople and tourists alike”, adding “it is essential in the current climate that towns like Beaumaris utilise the wealth of talent that can be found in North Wales”.

Well over 200 people packed the castle for the finale of the day, with both adults and children joining in with cheering and jeering!

Rich Gorman, Vice President responsible for Societies and Community at Bangor Students Union said “This event showcases what can happen when students and the community work together, creating an amazing event for everyone involved. I’m really proud of all the participants and organisers for their hard work and dedication in making this happen”.

Now that the bunting is down and the swords are locked away, you may be interested to know that preparations are already underway to make next year’s event even bigger and better, alongside many other events that are helping to bring student events into the local community!

Publication date: 7 June 2011