VIDEO: Rugby Festival of Culture hailed a huge success

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The Rugby Festival of Culture drew to a close yesterday (Sunday) and organisers are absolutely delighted with how it went.

Now it its third year, taking place in a variety of town centre locations, the two-week festival provided some fabulous entertainment and attracted thousands of visitors into the town centre helping to boost the local economy and showcase Rugby.

Rugby Food Fair, Market Place, Rugby town centre.

Rugby Food Fair, Market Place, Rugby town centre.

Supported by Rugby First, Rugby Borough Council and a wide variety of local individuals, groups, businesses and organisations, the festival, served up a feast of cultural entertainment, including music, dance, art, theatre, comedy, poetry, literature, walks, food, drink and much more.

Aftab Gaffar, Rugby First managing director, said: “It has been a fantastic festival. Feedback has been positive, numbers have been excellent, people have enjoyed themselves and the sun has shone – we could not have asked for more. The festival raises Rugby’s profile and brings thousands of people into the town centre over the two week period so good for business also.”

Mr Gaffar continued: “It is difficult to believe that the festival is only in its third year. It continues to grow in size and popularity thanks to the support and involvement of a wide variety of local individuals, groups, businesses, organisations and sponsors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of them. On a personal note I attended and enjoyed many of the festival events but for me the highlight was the Food Fayre and The Dukes Jetty performing in the town centre last Thursday. If you also enjoyed this make sure you don’t miss out on the Rugby Food and Drink Festival – taking place in the town centre from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 September – more details to follow.”

If you have any feedback on the festival (good or bad) or want to get involved in the 2014 Rugby Festival of Culture please email or call Chris Stanley on 01788 890 789.

**Our video shows photos from the food fayre on Thursday**