Well here at Cwtch HQ we have been wiped out by one thing and another in our lives and only now are we getting a chance to posting about our fabulous #Cwtchfest2017 that happened at the stunning St Fagans National History Museum in April.
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Cwtch founder Maria and features editor Anna
Cwtchfest organiser Lindsey and her Cwtchfest rocks Lisa and Liv
There will be more Cwtch events from us! WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
Until then kick back, grab a cuppa and imagine you are back in a sunny field with your besties, drinking cocktails, listening to amazing live bands whilst planning one of the best days of your life- because that’s what Cwtchfest is all about…
Well hello you lovely lot! And what a day we had yesterday! As a result, do we have an awesome cwtch of the week for you!
We are over the moon once again with Cwtchfest 2017! We have so many thank you’d to give so we will save that for another post.
For today, enjoy a fabulous tradition that’s started. At the end of a Cwtchfest day, all of the exhibitors and the Cwtch team come together for one giant cwtch! And to capture it all is our gorgeous official Cwtchfest photographer, the fabulous Owen Mathias. Thank you once again for being absolutely brilliant.
So to everyone who came today and those who exhibited. We couldn’t do it without you. You truly are part of the Cwtch family!
Eek… We are so excited to be bringing you yet another awesome Cwtchfest wedding festival and cannot wait to open the doors to you all tomorrow. Set up is going really well and we’ve lots more to add to the field, it’s so exciting seeing everything come together.
(just a few tables to set up!)
Todays post is all about what to expect at Cwtchfest and to help you make the most of your day!
If you have already bought your tickets, HURRAY! Simply print them off or show the confirmation email on your phone when you arrive at the registration tent. There is a barcode we can scan.
If you haven’t bought your tickets yet we strongly advise you get them ASAP. You can purchase on the day at the gate but there may be a wait. The sun is on our side again and we’re expecting this years event to be VERY busy.
By car: The Museum is signposted from junction 33 of the M4 motorway (follow road signs for the Museum of Welsh Life), with direct access from the A4232.
By bus: Buses operate between Cardiff City and St Fagans National History Museum throughout the year (number 32A, 320 and 321). The Easyway 32A bus stops in the main car park of the Museum, and the other two buses stop at St Fagans village. The bus ride between the Museum and Cardiff city centre is approximately 25 minutes.
You can plan your journey using the Traveline Cymru website or by calling their helpline on 0300 200 22 33.
The Museum’s website is full of lots more information regarding disabled access, families, dogs etc… take a look here
When you arrive at St.Fagans, you’ll need to park in the main visitor carpark.
Please note, there is a charge of £5 per car. Please bring change as machines cannot accept notes or card payments. FREE for disabled badge holders, motorbikes and coaches. £25 yearly ticket available from Reception. Remember this money goes towards supporting this wonderful museum.
We recommend if a group of you are coming, car share! (its great for the environment too!)
Once you’ve parked your car, follow the signs through the museum to the main field where Cwtchfest is taking place. Its is based in the field next to the Tannery
We have a jammed packed day organised with so much going on to keep you all busy.
Once you enter the field and receive your wristbands, you can gain access to the event throughout the day. So if you fancy taking a walk around the museum and want to pop back, you can.
Exhibitor Marquee: We have over 60 of Wales’ top wedding professionals all showcasing their products and services. Many will have great offers and discounts exclusively available on the day, make sure you take advantage!
Goody bags: we have 100 goody bags available to the first 100 B&G’s to arrive. these are filled with ACTUAL goodies and not flyers (we’re good like that).
Workshops: Starting at 12 noon we have a range of workshops running on the hour, each for 30 mins. You will be given a timetable of when each workshop is running so you can plan your day. Make sure you watch the first one…Its me :) and is my very first one…bucks fizz is being served too (nudge nudge).
Live music We are pleased to welcome Music HQ back to cwtchfest. They will be providing all the live music throughout the day and each band is available to be booked for your wedding!
Pop up tea room Head to the giant Tipi for afternoon tea and enjoy some acoustic music while you relax.
Demos situatied in the Marquee you will find hair and make up artists running demos throughout the day.
Food & drink We’re thrilled to have some DELICIOUS food & drink companies showcasing with us. You will find them dotted around the festival. Bring an empty tummy and some £’s and you’ll leave feeling very happy!
Make sure you stop off at a cash machine before you arrive!! (plenty at Culverhouse Cross!) There will be a lot of opportunity to purchase many things at the festival. There are no cash machines on site and no facility for paying by card. Please remember to bring £’S
A Big Cwtch
The festival will sadly draw to a close at 5pm. We will end the day with an epic BIG CWTCH that will be photographed for the blog. Please join us and share the love
We are Ffwrnes. Two friends from school, one from Llanelli, the other from Trimsaran, making traditional Neapolitan pizza with a nod to Wales. Everything is handmade!
Our dough is traditional Neapolitan, homemade from a family recipe and always fermented two ways for a minimum of 24 hours, giving it a deep flavour and light texture. This is topped with our sauce, sweet, deep red San Marzano tomatoes(DOP), a must for true Neapolitan pizza.
For our toppings we use a variety of producers that span the length and breadth of Wales. The Jiawl Bach(our take on a classic Diavola), uses spicy pepperoni from an amazing, award winning charcuterie in Monmouthshire and the chillies are grown and picked in Merthyr Tydfil. This theme runs through all our pizzas. We like to think that this is a brilliant combination, old-school Italian know-how meets the best locally sourced Welsh produce for the toppings.
The final piece of this jigsaw is the oven. This is what turns our Welsh-Italian combination from ‘brilliant’ to perfect! Our ovens are wood fired and are housed in our Piaggio vans, the Ape and Porter. Our little 3 wheel Ape, Smokey Pete, and his larger brother, the Porter, are regular fixtures in Italian towns and villages and their playful, and suitably quirky appearance would be an ideal fit for any occasion. This charm, style and playfulness represents what Ffwrnes is all about.