TRADERS in Barry have come together for a festival of events throughout the summer.

The Barry Summer Festival follows the success of the Fiver Fest campaign in which independent traders offered £5 deals to encourage people to shop local.

Barry Summer Festival – which aims to boost footfall and promote areas with independent businesses – will include events, activities, taster sessions and more.

A launch event for the festival was hosted at the Goodsheds on Saturday, July 23, with games, colouring, food, music and more.

Awesome.Wales is also joining the fun – with kids smoothie workshops on July 27 and August 6, bath bomb dust workshops on July 28 and August 13, and lip balm making workshops on August 10.

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Other events lined up include:

  • Seaside yoga at the Knap Gardens on Friday, July 29;
  • Children’s bracelet making by Vale Jewellery Workshops with the first on Thursday, July 28;
  • Cheeze n Booch tasting at Karry’s Deli on Thursday, August 4;
  • On the Fridge art exhibition at Coaltrains Coffee Shop, based at Barry railway station – which recently unveiled its new lifts and footbridge – which will be on display throughout August.

The campaign has been supported by Barry Town Council's Shop Local Committee, with numerous businesses receiving grants to support their activities.

Barry Town Mayor, Cllr Helen Payne, is also supporting Barry Summer Festival and will attend many of the events during the campaign.

Barry Shop Local Committee Chair, Amy Greenfield, said:

"The Barry Summer Festival is about bringing together all of Barry's vibrant shopping areas and showcasing what they have to offer under one umbrella.

“Businesses have put on everything from workshops, taster sessions, markets and much more to give people extra reason to visit the Town's shopping areas during the summer."

To find out more about the Barry Summer Festival and upcoming events visit