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  • "HA. Dave. You sound cool. I like that.

    Ok. I've taken your advice. I picked her up from school and we headed into The Works. She had a hankerin' for more of this "fad." And it's true, I've given into her "fads" as her many tattoos attest. But this time I said no and guided her to the books. The Works has an absolute library of fine literature for an eight-year old. She couldn't choose between dozens of great titles - from Wuthering Heights to a History of Led Zepplin to Pol Pot: A Rise to Power. All for just a pound. The price of some crummy loom bands that would keep her busy for hours doing some pointless creative activity. Anyhoo, to make a long story short. . we wound up with three Norman Wisdom DVD's.

    Paxman didn't have loom bands. He was listening to Beatles records but his parents told him it was just a pointless fad and told him to stop and read more. It made him the fun loving happy-go-lucky cheer seeking fool we all know and love."
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Cwmbran bids to become 'Loombran' with loom band festival

Cwmbran bids to become 'Loombran' with loom band festival

Cwmbran bids to become 'Loombran' with loom band festival

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A GWENT shopping centre is to play host to the UK's first “loom band” mini festival this weekend.

‘Loombran’ will celebrate the latest craze amongst children and teenagers for small coloured rubber bands and takes place on Saturday July 5. The family-friendly event at Cwmbran Shopping will see 60,000 free loom bands given away, with staff on hand to pass on tips and tricks, as well as other activities such as face painting.

Loom bands are the latest children’s craze sweeping the country, with many shops selling out of the bands due to high demand. Children use looms or their own fingers to twist the small coloured rubber bands into bracelets, necklaces and charms.

Cwmbran Shopping Centre manager, Paul Rich, said: “Loom bands are a brilliant children’s toy and we are proud to host the country’s first loom band mini festival. Although they are inexpensive and relatively simple, they encourage creativity, teamwork and build on children’s problem-solving skills.

“In the age of social media and tablets, we think it’s great to see such an old-fashioned craze that everyone can enjoy. We think loom bands are up there with marbles, yo-yos and hula-hoops as a toy that really captures the imagination of children."

‘Loombran’ takes place from 10am until 4pm in Gwent Square, Cwmbran Shopping.

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