What is the Edge?
The Edge festival sprang up as a direct response to the filming of Under Milk Wood in the village of Solva in 2014, the magic and enthusiasm overwhelmed the village. So a hardy bunch of locals sought to recreate this and suddenly the Edge was born! The Edge is intended to be a celebration of the Arts, Music, Food, Sport, Literature and Film with a passion for all of these branches of the festival there really is something for everyone.
Over the course of the winter months of 2014 and early 2015 the committee raised funds through a series of dining out events, this money with some part funding from Solva Community Council and working in partnership with Literature Wales saw the Edge take form.
The First Edge Festival – 21-24th August 2015
The Edge Festival was held over 4 days in August 2015 with events throughout the village, Solva was once again a hive of bristling activity, whether you were river walking, building bush craft, swimming to the edge, enjoying some quality craft beer and cider, listening to literature, browsing our indoor market or brushing up on your filleting with our chefs demonstrations the Edge had it covered. Despite torrential rainfall our spirits weren’t dampened and the Edge went on. We owe our success to the valued support of local people and businesses and we managed to donate £4,000 of our proceeds to local charities.
The Second Edge Festival 5th - 7th 2016
Listed in the Telegraph's Top 10 Things To Do In Pembrokeshire in 2016.
The second Edge Festival was held on the first weekend of August in 2016 and had our usual mix of events, these included a nocturnal bat walk, kayaking, a 4k open water swim, cooking workshops, live music, literature and even a little bit of sunshine!
We built on the success of our 2015 event and included those strands that had worked and tried out a few new events. The festival was attended by over 3,500 people and the main festival field was a bustling hive of activity throughout the weekend.
The festival managed to raise a further £4,000 for local causes these included, Solva Youth Club, Porthmawr Life Savers, Solva Care and Solva Football club. This takes our current total of donations to over £8,000 in just 2 years!