Feast of talent at the Grand

YOUNG people from all over Wales gave a spectacular showcase of talent during the Wales YFC Entertainment Feast weekend which hosted English and Welsh pantomime competitions held at the Grand Theatre, Swansea.

Thirteen clubs representing 10 county federations took part in the weekend, six in the Welsh competition and seven in the English competition.

Welsh section judge Gillian Elisa awarded the Bryn Teifi trophy and an FUW Welsh Royal Crystal trophy to Hermon YFC, Pembrokeshire, for their pantomime “Helynt Hari”.

The best actor award went to Carwyn Jones, Penybont YFC, Carmarthenshire, and the best actress was Ffion Phillips from Hermon YFC.

The Paul Elkington Productions trophy for best technical achievement in the Welsh section was awarded to Hermon YFC.

English judge Brian Sullivan awarded Aberedw YFC, Radnorshire, and their pantomime “The Magic Bone” the E G H Trumper Trophy and an FUW Welsh Royal Crystal trophy for the best English pantomime.

Joshua Bennett from Llysyfran YFC, Pembrokeshire, was awarded the best actor title in the English section and Angharad Edwards, also from Llysyfran YFC, took the best actress title.

The Paul Elkington Productions trophy for best technical achievement in the English section was awarded to Llysyfran YFC. The best actor and actress in the Welsh and English sections were also awarded a Welsh Royal Crystal trophies.

A new competition, the Fashion Make & Model, saw Betsan Jones from Carmarthenshire awarded first place. Also taking place at the Entertainment Feast was the commercial dance competition where Maendy YFC, Glamorgan, were awarded first place and Dolau YFC, Radnorshire, were second.

Both clubs will represent Wales YFC at the NFYFC dancing competition in Torquay. Aberedw YFC will also take to the stage in Torquay with their winning pantomime at the NFYFC final at the end of April.

BEST ENGLISH PANTOMIME: Aberedw YFC.

BEST ENGLISH PANTOMIME: Aberedw YFC.

BEST ENGLISH ACTRESS: Angharad Edwards.

BEST ENGLISH ACTRESS: Angharad Edwards.

BEST ENGLISH ACTOR: Joshua Bennett.

BEST ENGLISH ACTOR: Joshua Bennett.

BEST WELSH PANTOMIME: Hermon YFC.

BEST WELSH PANTOMIME: Hermon YFC.

BEST WELSH ACTRESS: Ffion Phillips.

BEST WELSH ACTRESS: Ffion Phillips.

BEST WELSH ACTOR: Carwyn Jones with FUW vice president Brian Walters.

BEST WELSH ACTOR: Carwyn Jones with FUW vice president Brian Walters.

DANCING: Maendy YFC with Claire MacKerras, of event sponsors Coleg Sir Gar.

DANCING: Maendy YFC with Claire MacKerras, of event sponsors Coleg Sir Gar.

FASHION MAKE & MODEL: Betsan Jones with Helen Humphreys, of Coleg Sir Gar.

FASHION MAKE & MODEL: Betsan Jones with Helen Humphreys, of Coleg Sir Gar.

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