A POP art legend will help Mumbles celebrate a four-day festival of art, music and literature next month. Sir Peter Blake, best known for designing the iconic sleeve to the Beatles album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, is one of the guests appearing at the Mumbles Marvellous Weekend, being held in the grounds of Oystermouth Castle.
The event has been put together by the village's traders' association, who hope it will not only provide a boost for business, but also bring a buzz to Mumbles. Paul Whittaker, chairman of Mumbles Traders' Association, and festival curator, said: "We have been planning this for about 18 months, and you could not get a better venue than Oystermouth Castle. "Traders have been working with other organisations to make this happen, and we have tried hard to keep the price down and make it accessible to all. "We hope it will drive tourism into the village, and build on the successfully jubilee event we held two years ago. But we also hope it will build on the atmosphere and vibe that is unique to Mumbles. There has been a lot of enthusiasm for it locally, and we have tried to mix it up and have a variety of entertainment. "And we are really pleased Sir Peter Blake, who is a genuine pop art legend, has agreed to appear."
Source: South Wales Evening Post