YFCU looking forward to annual arts festival gala

Lylestone performing at the Arts Festival week of performances
Lylestone performing at the Arts Festival week of performances

THE YFCU’s arts festival recently took place in venues throughout Northern Ireland.

Sponsored for a number of years by NFU Mutual Insurance Society Limited, the arts festival saw 15 performances from Young Farmers’ Clubs take to the stage to perform a short drama piece which the members wrote and produced themselves.

Finvoy YFC performing at the Arts Festival week of performances

Finvoy YFC performing at the Arts Festival week of performances

Each evening, the performances were judged by independent adjudicators Archy McNeill and Ita McVeigh who looked at the content, presentation, technical competence, audience appeal and general effect.

The top five clubs who have made it through to perform at the Arts Festival Gala at the Millennium Forum, Derry on Saturday 2nd April are: Spa, Finvoy, Lylestone (Lylehill and Holestone), Randalstown and Glarryford.

Prizes presented at this year’s Gala will include most amusing moment, most imaginative theme, best choral piece, best choreography, best newcomer and outstanding performance of the night.

Trillick YFC were announced winners of the best newcomer at the end of the arts festival week of performances and will receive their prize at the Gala Evening.

Tickets are on sale now from the Millennium Forum costing £21 each. Visit their website www.millenniumforum.co.uk to book tickets online or phone 028 7126 4455.