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Sunday blinc programme

28/10/2012 12:22:17

After two fantastic nights of digital projections around the town, word of blinc has spread rapidly across North Wales.

If you are visiting tonight (Sunday), the lasers and major projections will start at 6.40pm once the Feast has closed.

There are no set start times - the projections will be on a rolling programme through the evening until 9.30pm.

There are ten blinc sites: Conwy Castle, Plas Mawr, Civic Hall, Royal British Legion, The Old Bakery, (Pool Lane)

Telford Room, (High Street), Porth y Felin, Lancaster Square, Conwy Cob, Disused Chapel (Church Sreet) 

Two days to go...

24/10/2012 18:41:52


With just two days to go, Conwy is a hive of activity as the remaining preparations for the Feast are put into place.
Our ticket booths will open at 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday. The food halls will close at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. Your wristband will give you access to all the food halls - that's more than 150 stalls - plus cookery demonstrations, and the Taste of Rural Wales, Trees and Bees, Farming for Food marquees and the free vegan cafe
Elsewhere, you can sip champagne and cocktails on the quayside, hear the best of local bands, take part in cookery and lantern-making workshops and get involved in the evening lantern parade.
Plus there's an all-town circuit of blinc's digital art installations and half price entry for the castle.
We think that all adds up to a pretty good weekend!
We hope you will agree...
We have had a few enquiries about bringing dogs to the Feast. As with other food events, dogs, except for guide and assistance dogs, are not allowed in any of the marquees. 

Anyone for a free lunch?

23/10/2012 17:50:08

New for this year’s festival will be the vegan cafe based in St John’s Church on Rosehill Street.


A free vegan cafe, it will be serving all day lunches and puddings, as well as live music, stalls, speakers, films, massage, cooking demonstrations, poetry recitals and the chance to win a pamper hamper donated by Lush.
And the free lunch? Here's the menu...


Starter: Chestnut  and red wine soup with bread/GF bread 

Mains: Cheesy squash and  broccoli pie or Puy lentil shepherds pie 

Desserts: Apple polenta cake or chestnut and chocolate terrine with brandy sauce or ice cream with blueberry coulis


Roast dinner with all the trimmings 

Desserts and ice cream


For more information and the vegan cafe's entertainment line-up see our Food and Drink section

Let there be light

22/10/2012 17:59:39


The construction of scaffolding and projection areas for blinc digital arts festival - our sister event - has begun in Conwy.

Rather than one big show, this year we have a trail of projections around the town for everyone to enjoy for free.

The installations will be featured at several sites within the town walls starting at 6.40pm and finish at 9.30pm each evening from Friday to Sunday. The Civic Hall projection will run until 10.30pm

As well as the several projection venues, there are exhibitions, performances and installations to enjoy as you walk around the town.
Bedwyr Williams will be performing on a bus and boat during the festival. The performance is free but you will need to reserve tickets by email: [email protected]
The Royal British Legion will become the blinc Festival Hub. Here you will see Intuition and Ingenuity, the Alan Turing touring centenary exhibition and work by Desmond Paul Henry. 
Visitors will also be able to watch a variety of films and performances throughout the festival. The Hub opens at 2pm on  Friday.

For more information:  blincdigital.com

Sian and Rhun in the kitchen

19/10/2012 14:36:08

We're delighted that Sian Lloyd from BBC Wales and S4C's Rhun ap Iorwerth will be the hosts in our demonstration kitchen.

Sian and Rhun will be chatting with chefs as they prepare their dishes and finding out their secrets of success in the kitchen.

This will be Sian's second visit to the Feast, and the first visit for Rhun, who will appear on S4C's celebritycooking competition Pryd o Ser later this year.

Thank you Alan Turing

17/10/2012 15:12:12

Two giant lasers projecting over the River Conwy will say thank you in Morse Code to computer genius Alan Turing as part of this year's blinc digital arts festival.

The gesture commemorates the centenary year of  the man who cracked the German Enigma code in WW2 and is acknowledged as the father of modern computing.

The lasers are one of the many highlights of blinc - a festival of digital art that includes a touring exhibition of Turing's life and work plus animation, film, dance and poetry.

Lots of lolly?

10/10/2012 13:12:08

With so many lovely foodie things to to buy at Gwledd Conwy Feast  - and in our shops - nobody wants to run short of funds.

Our advice is to stock up on cash before you get here to save queues at the cashpoints - of which there are relatively few in the town.

It's also worth noting that most of our stallholders do not have switch facilities.

You can pay for your ticket by card and get cash back in the Civic Hall; and pay by card in the Champagne and Cocktail bar on the quayside. 

Our cocktail and champagne bar!

04/10/2012 16:44:25

Our cocktail bar is THE place to meet and drink at this year's festival!

Fabulously placed, right on the quayside, you can sip cocktails and champagne while enjoying views of the river.

We've rustled up a tasty menu of drinks using local ingredients and our friends at the Fat Cat Cafe Bar in Llandudno will be working their magic and serving them up.

What's more, we have VJs and DJs to make the party swing...


Bar GCF's opening times are:

Friday: 7pm to 10pm

Saturday: 11am - 11pm

Sunday: 11am - 5pm

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