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 20th & 21st July 2013 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 guest Kapamilya stars flown 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 29th Barrio Fiesta sa London will be held at a new venue, Apps Court Farm near Hampton Court, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2EG Surrey.
Q: Can I stay overnight during the Barrio Fiesta?
A: There are camping and caravan facilities at onsite. Please contact Apps Court Farm direct to enquire on prices and book in advance.
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 to Apps Court Farm: 10:00 - 18:00
Apps Court Farm to Hampton Court: 10:20 - 20:00
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 For Bus route map (click here)
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.
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By Car or Coach
Attendees who are travelling by car or by coach can park at the HUGE parking onsite facility.
Car parking rate is £10 for BOTH days.
Coach parking is FREE
Surrey Council has issued a notice regarding works to be carried out for the new Walton Bridge. There will be works to be carried out in Walton Lane (Walton side) between the juncion of the current A244 and the entrance into Cowey Sale car park (the one nearest the A244). These works are to be carried out over a long weekend commencing at 8:00am on Friday 19 July and finishing at 6:00am on Monday 22 July. A fully signed diversion route via Weybridge will be in place throughout this period. Due to the nature and extent of the works there will be no access for local traffic or residents betwen the A244 and the car park during this period. Please note this doesn't affect Apps Court Farm carpark.
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 which includes, TFCkat Europe Finals, Coronation of the Philippine Centre Charity Pageant competition winners, Santacruzan and other Cultural performances. ABS-CBN Kapamilya Celebrity Guests attending the fiesta are as follows:
July 20, Saturday
Rita Rosario Carlos (Yaya Doris of "Be Careful With My Heart")
July 21, Sunday
Rita Rosario Carlos (Yaya Doris of "Be Careful With My Heart")
Q: Are there opportunities to take photos or get autographs from guest celebrities?
A: Given the huge number of attendees of the Barrio Fiesta sa London year-on-year, and the limited availability of the artists, the organizers can only allow WINNERS of Meet-and-Greet passes and some VIPs to take photos and/or get autographs with the ABS-CBN Kapamilya Celebrity Guests. However, everyone is free to bring their own cameras to take photos of artists while performing on stage.
Q: How can I get those meet-and-greet passes?
A: There is an online registration/RSVP form available at the Barrio Fiesta sa London website www.londonbarriofiesta.com until 18 July 2013 which serves as raffle coupon for a chance to win TFC gift packs, FREE 3-month TFC subscriptions and meet-and-greet passes. Those who are not able to register online can still join by visiting the TFC booth at the venue, to fill out raffle coupons.
Q: Am I allowed to have more than one (1) raffle entry? If I already registered online, can I still join the raffle at the TFC booth?
A: Yes, you can still join. However, you are only allowed one (1) unique entry per channel - one from the website and one from the event.
Q: How do I know if I won?
A: A representative from ABS-CBN Europe will contact you through the contact details you provided on the form. All winners should be contactable and present at the event to claim the prize. Prizes are non-convertible to cash and non-transferable.
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. However, there will be available cash machines onsite with a minimal withdrawal charge.
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, parasole, shelters etc?
A: Bringing or setting up of any such items is prohibited. 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.
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. The venue also has a well-equipped first aid facility, with paramedics / nurse / ambulance on site in case of any emergency/ies.
Q: How many attendees are expected this year?
A: This year we have a bigger and better venue so we expect a bigger crowd than previous years given that the new venue offers other amenities such as quad biking, fishing and archery. Hampton Court and Kingston-Upon-Thames offer are tourist attractions that fiesta-goers can visit in between the Barrio Fiesta. We are also bringing 7 big ABS-CBN Kapamilya Celebrity guests.
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 he will respond to your concern the soonest he possibly can:
Mr Omie Rocha
Tel. No: +44 (0) 786 794 0447
Q: Will there be more information?
A: Yes more information will be released closer to the event.
Q: Where else can I get information about the Barrio Fiesta?
A: Further information about the Barrio Fiesta is available at the Philippine Centre website - www.philippinecentre.com.
Q: Will there be other activities?
A: Yes, there will be a fun Fair, Ladies Volleyball tournament and other activities. In addition Apps Court Farm have onsite facilities for archery, quad biking and fishing. Please see their website for further details. (www.appscourtfarm.com).
A massive thank you to all of you who attended this year's Barrio Fiesta sa London at the new venue in Apps Court Farm. You just made this Barrio Fiesta the grandest ever. Thank you for all your feedback, positive and constructive. We shall endeavour to make the 30th Barrio Fiesta even better and grander. Maraming, maraming salamat po, Kapamilya.