Paralympic Flame Festival

I’ve not long returned from the Paralympic Flame Festival in Cardiff Bay, which included a lantern procession of 200 people accompanying the torch bearers’ relay as it arrived in Roald Dahl Plass.

Cardiff was the last of four cities in the UK to hold a festival marking the arrival of the Paralympic flame. Flames lit on the highest peaks in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England will unite before a relay to Wednesday’s opening ceremony.

Hundreds of people braved the less than favourable weather to watch the lantern procession and to see Falklands veteran Simon Weston light the cauldron at the climax of the Festival.

Not that I saw any of this…I was sat in the cold, under my umbrella, hidden away in the dark waiting to shoot the festivals’ firework display, where £8,000 of fireworks lit up the Bay in spectacular style for around six minutes!


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