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Councillor Willie Clarke Congratulates Newcastle Arts Festival
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 the Newcastle Arts Festival, there was a large number of people involved in pulling it all together and making it possible.

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“It was a great success with large numbers of residents from across the district and tourists attending throughout the weekend. Organisers ensured the Arts festival was a success, by laying on a vibrant display of  music, poetry, drama, dance, comedy, street performance, art exhibitions, children’s events,  crafts workshops and guided tours.

“I would like to pay tribute to the organisers of the festival in not only having the festival to promote arts and culture but to bring tourists to the area . No one gets paid and volunteers work all year  arranging over 40 events, this is a fantastic effort.

“The motivation behind the festival is to brand this area as a cultural destination for locals and tourists and to feed into the social and economic life of this part of Down.”