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Porthcawl Elvis Festival 2016 – in pictures

Yes kids – we’re celebrating the 12th annual Porthcawl Elvis Festival!

Photographer Lorna Cabble headed down to the seafront to capture the glamorous men and women as they donned their best outfits, and the impersonators battled to be crowned ‘Best Elvies’ (sic).

Lorna says: “The weather wasn’t as sunny this year, but people still looked amazing. As usual the vibe was fab and everyone was just having a great time. I won’t be a student next year, but I’ll definitely be going back!”

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For more, see Lorna’s Porthcawl 2016 Elvis Festival Facebook album

Lorna Cabble is in her final year of Photojournalism at the University of South Wales. Her favourite area of photography is theatre and social documentary: she is obsessed with people and their stories. When she graduates, she would love to work in theatres and to do as much NGO work as she can. She’s the resident photographer for This is Kizomba, Cardiff. Lorna’s Facebook page / Lorna’s Instagram

See also: The Elvies: Porthcawl Elvis Festival website

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Hidden Wales: The Porthcawl Elvis Festival

Ah, South Wales. Just when you think you’re getting the hang of all the things that happen here, one day someone turns around to you and says ‘you do realise the world’s largest Elvis Impersonator festival takes place just down the road in Porthcawl, right?’.

Of course.

Photographer Lorna Cabble headed to Porthcawl for The Elvies, to capture the colour and wonder of its participants. There was a BBC documentary about the festival a few years ago that I’m sure you can still find if you look hard enough. I’d write more, but really, it’s a thing you need to see for yourself …

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Thanks Lorna! Keep track of Lorna’s photography projects at the Lorna Cabble Photography Facebook page

Gutted that you missed it? Make sure you keep an eye on the Elvies website for details of next year’s festival.

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