VISITORS from all over visited Theatr Clwyd over the weekend for a popular event.

About 1,500 people from across the UK attended RainbowBiz's Mind Body and Spirit Festival on Sunday, April 28 to enjoy a day of visiting traders and experiencing workshops.

RainbowBiz is a social enterprise aiming to promote equality and diversity amongst its peers.

Sue Oliver, director, told the Leader: "The event has been incredible yet again. It's lovely to see our visitor numbers increase and really nice to have our regular traders and welcome new traders to us.

"We are incredibly proud to be able to host this event and that we have a fully accessible venue which can be used by all."

The festival is held five times every year and includes a variety of stalls, talks and different workshops including live fairy story-telling and spiritual readings.

The Leader has previously reported that thousands of people attended Theatr Clwyd last year and Sue Oliver, founder said it is getting bigger and more popular as the years go on.

Volunteer Kesha Hansom said: "In my opinion, it's a good community place to come to. It's really good and there's loads of people you can meet and all the workshops are really good.

"I started volunteering last year and it has really helped my confidence. My confidence has gone up a lot, I was a very shy person but I love coming here and helping out where I can."

Jackie Galligan has volunteered for the first time and she said she will be returning, adding: "It's excellent. The stalls are really good quality and everyone is just really lovely."

The festival will return to Theatr Clwyd on Sunday, June 30, Sunday, September 29 and Sunday, December 1.

More information can be found on the MBS Facebook page or by emailing RainbowBiz at

Hayley Muddiman has traded with RainbowBiz several times and she said: "We come regularly and it's full of lovely people. Everyone is always surprised at just how much we have on offer that is vegan based and I'm thrilled with that, I have built up a great clientele just by coming here."

Nathan Stewart, events co-ordinator at Theatr Clwyd, added: "It's always a pleasure to have them here. It's great having so many different parts of the community coming to visit from over the hill and it's overall a very positive experience.

"It's good to be supporting local community focused groups too."