‘It’s hard to believe it all started 50 years ago’: How an Northern Ireland drama festival grew from humble beginnings

The Belfast Telegraph has written a piece about Patricia Mulligan who this year celebrates 50 years at the Banbridge Performing Arts Festival. Thanks to Patricia's hard work and enthusiasm, the festival is one of Northern Ireland's most celebrated and beloved performing arts festivals, with over 100,000 performers gracing its stages throughout its history. 

You can read about Patricia's hard work to achieve a successful first festival, the famous faces that have graced the Banbridge stage and plans for the 50 year anniversary this year on the Belfast Telegraph's website.

Patricia is just one of thousands of volunteers around the world who help bring BIFF Festivals to life and they wouldn't be here without them. We extend our thanks to each and every one of them.