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Q: How can I participate in this Barrio Fiesta sa London?
A: The Barrio Fiesta sa London is a two-day free event open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend the fiesta on 18th& 19th July 2015 to participate in the festivities.
Q: What can people expect to see or experience at the event?
A: The Philippine Centre and TFC shall provide an entire weekend of pure Pinoy fun and entertainment by featuring the best of Filipino cultural performances and production numbers from Kapamilya stars from the Philippines. It aims to bring together and capture the unique qualities and spectacles of the Philippine's fiesta.
Q: Where is the event going to take place?
A: The 31st Barrio Fiesta sa London will be held at the same venue as last year, Apps Court Farm near Hampton Court, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2EG Surrey.
Q: How do I get to the venue?
A: BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
The nearest overground station is Hampton Court station through Southwest Trains coming from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield and Wimbledon. FREE shuttle buses will be available during the two day event to ferry attendees from Hampton Court Station to Apps Court Farm and vice versa. It will run every 10 mins during the following times:
Hampton Court Station to Apps Court Farm: 08:00 - 18:00
Apps Court Farm to Hampton Court Station: 08:20 - 20:00
Southwest Trains Management has been working with the Barrio Fiesta organisers and have committed to improve its services this year. They will be putting additional coaches during the weekend. Barrio Fiesta public announcement will also be installed in all stations leading to Hampton Court Station to ensure that all commuters are properly guided throughout the journey. Barrio Fiesta directional signs will also be placed in Hampton Court Station to direct all fiesta-goers to the buses' pick-up point.
Please ensure that you check the Transport for London website (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/) for any planned engineering works before making any travel plans.
If travelling by bus, we advise for attendees to get off at Hampton Court station and get on the Free shuttle buses.
Buses that stops around the Hampton Court are:
111 - From Heathrow, Cranford, Hounslow, Hampton and Kingston
216 - From Staines, Ashford, Sunbury, Hampton and Kingston
411 - From West Molesey and Kingston
R68 - From Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington and Hampton
267 - From Hammersmith, Brentford, Isleworth, Twickenham, Fulwell and Hampton
Other buses (Monday to Saturday only)
461 - From Chertsey, St Peter's Hospital, Weybridge, Walton, West Molesey and Kingston
513 - From Byfleet, Downside, Cobham, Oxhott, Esher and Kingston
Please ensure that you check the Transport for London website (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/) for any update.
BY CAR OR COACH:
http://www.appscourtfarm.com/howtogetthere.htm Attendees who are travelling by car or coach can park at the HUGE parking onsite facility. Those coming from Hampton Court area will enter through Gate 1 and will have a designated carpark and exit. Those coming from Walton-on-Thames are will enter through Gate 2 and will have a designated carpark and exit. We will also have a Park & Ride facility at Imber Court(Ember Lane, EAST MOLESEY KT8 0BT) for those coming from A3/M25 where we will be providing FREE shuttle buses from the Park & Ride. This will decongest traffic along Hurst Road.
Car parking rate in Apps Court Farm and Park & Ride parking rate is £10 per day.
Coach parking is FREE.
Q: What time should I be there? Is there a schedule of activities that I need to know?
A: There are activities/programs scheduled each day.
The ABS-CBN Kapamilya Celebrity Guests attending are:
Saturday 18 July
Sunday 19 July
Q: Are there opportunities to take photos or get autographs with the Kapamilya Celebrity Guests?
A: For VIP tickets please contact:
Telephone: +44 (0) 786 7940 447
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
VIP ticket cost £30 per day or £50 for Saturday & Sunday show. Limited seats only!
Q: Are there other companies doing promotions at the event?
A: Yes, there are various Filipino targeted companies doing their marketing/selling promotions at the event. They have their own promotions and offerings (e.g. freebies, raffles, etc) that attendees can enjoy.
Q: Are there other food/drinks on sale at the event?
A: We have a wide selection of caterers who sell Filipino and non-Filipino food/drinks around the venue. Please make sure you bring cash as some booths don't accept card as payment.
Q: Will there be booths offering depots for luggages?
A: For those travelling from other parts of the UK/Europe who plan to bring their luggage at the event, you are strongly advised NOT to bring any suitcases or heavy items with you, as it will not be possible to leave/store these anywhere at the venue for Health and Safety / Security reasons.
Q: In case of rain or too much heat of the sun, can I bring or set up any personal tents, parasol, shelters etc? Is there a shaded area to rest?
A: Bringing or setting up of any such items is prohibited in the main arena of the Barrio fiesta. Any tents set up in the field will be taken down by Security for Health and Safety reasons, as well as for the comfort / welfare of other attendees.
Please ensure that you also bring sufficient supplies of sun cream/ medication/ inhalers, etc as these will not be available on site.
We will be providing a rest area for those fiesta-goers who wish to get some shade throughout the day. We will allow tents in the rest area only. No tents will be allowed in the main arena for health & safety reasons.
Q: Are there toilets, baby changing or first aid facilities on site?
A: There is a vast number of portable toilets around the venue that are available for all fiesta goers. We will be installing more toilets/urinals to address long queues. The venue also has a well-equipped first aid facility, with paramedics / nurse / ambulance on site in case of any emergency/ies.
Q: Will there be ATMs onsite?
A: No, we will not provide ATMs onsite so please bring enough cash throughout the Barrio Fiesta.
Q: Can we stay overnight at Apps Court Farm?
A: There are camping and caravan facilities onsite. Please contact Apps Court Farm (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly to enquire on prices and book in advance.
Q: How many attendees are expected this year?
A: The Barrio Fiesta sa London always has a good turn out, come rain or shine. We have addressed our traffic issues from previous event, with the help of Elmbridge Council and Surrey County Highways. We implemented new layout for both the carparks and the main arena as well to ensure that internal traffic flow is better. The venue will still offer other amenities such as quad biking, fishing and caravan camping. Also, Hampton Court and Kingston-Upon-Thames offer tourist attractions that fiesta-goers can visit in between the Barrio Fiesta.
Q: If I have urgent concerns or clarifications, who do I talk to on the day?
A: For further information and enquiries, please SMS our Event Coordinator and she will respond to your concern the soonest she possibly can: Nene Wylde Tel. No: +44 (0) 786 794 0447 Email: email@example.com
Q: Where else can I get information about the Barrio Fiesta?
Q: Will there be other activities?
A: Yes, there will be a fun fair, Volleyball tournament and other activities. In addition Apps Court Farm has onsite facilities for archery, quad biking, fishing and caravan camping. Please see their website for further details. (www.appscourtfarm.com). For caravan camping reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Will there be more information?
A: Yes more information will be released closer to the event.