There was lots of talk last night (during the SSiW 8th birthday party in the Galeri in Caernarfon) about ‘the big one’ in 2019 - SSiW’s 10th birthday.
I’ve now lost track of how many discussions we’ve had on this forum about our parties and about ideas for celebrations in the future.
Well the time has come (I think), to put those ideas in to fruition and come up with a solid plan for SSiW’s first major milestone in two years time.
I’ve always talked of going bigger.
We’ve always dreamed of having a full on black tie event with a proper ‘grown up’ awards ceremony and so on. If we do indeed go down this road, then we would need to start planning it now - such grandness doesn’t happen over night. Also, the ticket price would obviously be higher, so we would need to give you all more time to consider/save/plan/book and so on.
But I don’t want to just leap in to it without your valuable input and feedback. What do you think, based on the SSiW parties you’ve attended in the past?
For those who came last night, what do you think of the Galeri as a venue, compared to the hotels and sometimes pub beer gardens we’ve attended in the past?
I’m very familiar with the Galeri. I’ve often been there to the cinema, to shows or just for a coffee or lunch, but never to a function.
I was very impressed with the Galeri as a function venue. I liked how the layout worked - the bar area in relation to the function room. I thought the place offered a pleasing atmosphere. The guarantee of Welsh speaking staff is a bonus. There’s outside patio space which is perfect for warm summer evenings.
They do have a theatre area for larger functions, which has a stage for presentations. I’m tempted by this idea, but would love to hear what you think. Heres a promotional video by the Galeri which shows how they use the main theatre for functions…
Please throw your ideas at me!!!