The Big Weekend at the Faenol
Hats of to our good friends at the Faenol who have done it again and attracted another major event to the area.
The Big Weekend is a massive event in the pop world with the big stars turning up for the free show.
The lineup (just announced this morning includes Sheryl Cole, Alicia Keyes, JLS, Dizzee Rascal, Florenece and the Machine and Rhianna to name just a few.
All the details can be found on http://www.caernarfononline.co.uk/2010/april/bigweekend.html
Thousands will apply for tickets with only 20,000 available. The BBC have promised to make sure the bulk of these tickets go to the local area.
The Faenol is the ideal setting for such an event with past Bryn Terfel Festivals being testimony to this.
I hope you are some of the lucky ones who receive the free ticket. I will make every effort to let you know anything new on Caernarfon Online as and when they make it available.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Well, well, well - Long time no see. I'm sorry I haven't been updating the blog for quite some time, but I have been very busy lately and I find I must prioritise things better.
I do however plan to blog on a more regular basis and here is the first in quite a while.
The Royal Visit (I've noticed that Dylan Jones Conservative has blogged the same issue, apologies for this, it was just a coincidence)
I am no Royalist but at the same time neither an I ab Anti Royalist.
It is a bit like religion for me. I am neither a strong believer or an atheist.
Therefore I see this weeks visit to our town by our Queen as a wonderful opportunity for the town to cash in. Hundreds upon hundreds of people will no doubt be coming to town and I sincerely hope all goes well and with out incident by extremists!
What's wonderful about this country of ours is that we have free speech and free choice. What we do have to be careful about however, is that we don't try and force our beliefs on others.
Time after time I try my best to give it as it is on COL and sometimes this upsets people. I always try to balance arguments by asking both sides to comment yet have been taken aback by some people who still take it the wrong way. Mind you, this ofeten balances out with the many emails and phone calls I receive congratulating me on this that or the other.
But, getting back to the Queen's visit, the way some of these extremists are reacting, you'd have thought Osama Bin Laden was arriving! Thank God we don't all feel the same as them!
Queen Elisabeth is the Head of State, the head of the UK and the Commonwealth.
I therefore have no time with people who insist Wales is not a part of this.
Caernarfon is surviving because of the castle and its history.
Whatever the history books tell us. The castle may well have been built by an English King to keep the Welsh out.
But, these days, it's there to attract tourism and we (the people of Caernarfon) can enter it for free, whilst the English have to pay. Sweet! Don't you think?
I hope "we" do not show ourselves up on Tuesday as the world's media will be upon us once more.
I doubt very much if the Queen enjoys these kinds of visits at her age. It's something she has to do and you know what? She's damned if she does and dammed if she doesn't.
So lets welcome her here with open arms, fly our Welsh Dragons and embrace her visit.
I am also, so pleased to see the shops once again proudly displaying the Welsh flags I recommended the Chamber bought back in may day as their Chairman.
Nice to see they embraced my idea then and still use it today.
So all I can say, is God save the Queen and Cymru am Byth!