Conwy Pirate Weekend 2014

One of the great things about being entertainers is all the fabulous events we get to attend. It’s always a great excuse to dress up in costume and really get into character.

This last weekend, we were at the Conwy Pirate Weekend, the third year of this annual event. Unfortunately it was very wet and overcast on Saturday, which meant that we were all very soggy pirates, but it was more than made up for by the brilliant sunshine on Sunday.

There were loads of events and activities over the weekend: barrel rolling and barrel carrying competitions, a real live mermaid, an 18th century pirate camp, a pirate ship attacking the quay which had to be fended off by cannon fire, and all kinds of stalls and stores.

The crowds were kept entertained by Harley the Clown, Roslyn Walker, Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers, as well as Clerical Error Morris Dancers, mermaid Toni Mishell and others. We  told the magical tale of “Captain Gatling’s Journey of Wonder”, and Jay was also the voice of the event, giving announcements all day, and providing commentary on the events, and introducing the acts.

As always, Bernie the Bunnie came along with us, and this time, he decided that he wanted to dress up too. He met lots of new people, but some of the pirates were a bit fierce… although he did eventually get his revenge!

Huge thanks to everyone at HTC Entertainments and Events for all their hard work in making the event such a success.

Make sure to keep an eye on the Conwy Pirates website to get all the news about next year’s event, and be sure to like their Facebook page.