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FINALE INFORMATION

FINALE - 2 OCTOBER

INFORMATION FOR YOUR VISIT


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Blaenau Ffestiniog on Sunday 2 October for the live finale. Please read the information below in advance of your trip.

Make sure you are fully caught up by following the investigations of Tomos, a journalist from Blaenau who is reporting events live as they unfold.

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GETTING HERE

 

FREE SHUTTLE BUS

  • Free shuttle buses will be running from Blaenau Ffestiniog station in the town centre to Antur Stiniog which is an approx. 4 minute drive. Buses will run from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.  Space on these buses is limited. Please arrive in plenty of time to ensure a space on the bus.

  • If you are driving into the town please use one of the town centre car parks.

  • You can also walk from Blaenau Ffestiniog town to Antur Stiniog. It takes approx. 23 minutes.

CYCLISTS

  • You are welcome to cycle to the event. Remember that the event runs until after dark – please ensure you have lights on your bike and we recommend wearing high visibility clothing. Bikes can be secured to the fence at Level 1 parking in Zipworld.

PARKING ON SITE

  • Please only travel via car if necessary. Parking on site, including blue badge parking, is limited and must be booked in advance. You must show the email confirmation that you’ve booked a parking space. Anyone parking on site must have a minimum of 3 people in the car (including driver). This helps support our sustainability goals, as well as maximising the space available on site.

 
If you require accessible transport to the venue, please email access@collective.cymru if you have not done so already and we’ll arrange it for you.
 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Doors, coaches and on-site car parks open at 5pm. The event will start at 6pm and finish at approximately 8pm.

  • The event takes place entirely outdoors.

  • You will be standing for much of the event.

  • You will be led along a walk of around 800m (half a mile), in some places uphill and on consistently uneven ground. There are accessible routes between the two locations for those who need it. This must be booked in advance when ordering your tickets via Eventbrite, emailing access@collective.cymru or popping in to see us at Siop GALWAD.

  • You will directed to stand for a portion of the show on an inclince. When at this point, if you don't feel comfortable, please let a member of the stewarding team know.

  • GALWAD is a multilingual project. This event interweaves Welsh, British Sign Language (BSL) and English, meaning you can follow the story regardless of which languages you speak.

  • Please note that the event is being broadcast live on Sky Arts, and we will have photographers present, so you may be on camera.

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Blaenau Ffestiniog is 850ft above sea level so considerably cooler than other towns and cities. Please dress warmly and be prepared for rain. We would highly recommend bringing waterproofs where possible.

  • The event will include a lot of standing and walking on uneven ground. Please wear sturdy shoes.

  • Please note: anyone wearing high heels will not be granted access to the event.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Warm clothes, waterproofs, cash and card for a small number of concessions, a reusable bottle.

  • Please do not bring your own chairs (chairs will be provided for anyone with access requirements – visit our Access page for more information.).

  • Bringing your own alcohol to site will not be permitted.

  • We reserve the right to search bags at any time.

SUSTAINABILITY

  • We have aimed to be as responsible as possible in terms of sustainability and impacts.  You can find out more about our approach in English or Welsh, and get tips for living sustainably here.

  • Please help us by making sustainable travel choices, ideally walking, cycling, or using public transport, or car sharing (see liftshare.com).

  • Please bring an empty reusable waterbottle with you - these must be empty.  Water bottles can be refilled on site.

  • There will be waste and recycling bins on site, but please take any rubbish home for recycling.

  • Please respect the local environment - do not litter and stay out of areas where access is restricted by barriers. We need your support to protect local wildlife.

SPREAD THE WORD

  • Please share your experience of the live finale on social media, tagging @GALWAD22 and using the hashtag #GALWAD.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

  • Pop into Siop Galwad on 2 Newborough Street, just off the High Street in the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Siop Galwad is open today and tomorrow 9am - 5pm and 10am - 5.30pm on Sunday 2 October. 

  • You can call our information line on 07436 997239 between 9am - 5pm today and tomorrow and 9am - 8pm on Sunday 2 October.

We can’t wait to share the final moments of GALWAD with you. We hope you have a truly memorable experience. If you’ve got any questions in the meantime, please let us know by contacting info@collective.cymru.

Image: Blaenau Ffestiniog Photo by Mo Hassan

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