FESTIVAL ON THE HILL is bringing live bands, family entertainment, bouncy castles and much more to the Phoenix Centre, Townhill, Swansea.
25th August 2018, 12 noon – 7pm
Paradise Park, Powys Avenue, Swansea SA1 6PH
Family Support Wales are working with the National Autistic Society Swansea and the Phoenix Centre Townhill to bring you ‘Festival on the Hill’ in Swansea.
This fun packed family day will include a range of bands and acts preforming live on our stage in the marquee. We will have stalls offering a range of crafts, collectables and goods. We will also have various activities in place such as dance programs for all the family. A range of foods will be available all day, with the bacon and egg butty top of the most wanted list!
We have some great acts lined up for the day. Paul Edwards singer and guitarist kicks off the day with an acoustic solo set. We have a set from the well-travelled acoustic and vocal duo Kodiak Avenue, and more including Voices On The Hill Community Choir and Swansea Ukulele Club Our headliners Blue Rope will close the day with the final set. The acts will be playing on the main field at the Phoenix Centre in one of our marquees.
Away from the live music, on our artificial pitch, we will have an array of family activities and stalls.
In the Phoenix Centre there will be some dedicated ‘quiet rooms’ should any of those with ASD or those with sensory conditions need some quiet time to chill.
To help and support families enjoying the festival, Family Support Wales will have their community support staff at hand. All staff are DBS checked and trained to work with children and adults and they will be available if you should need.
If you have any questions about the event or the venue, would like to be involved in this event as an event sponsor, band sponsor, trader, community service or if you are a family entertainment business and would like to work with us on the day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 161 5516
We are excited to announce our line up for the 2018 Festival on the Hill. We have an excellent and versatile musical arrangement to keep everyone entertained on the day.
Our Festival starts at 12.00 noon and our first act Is Paul Edwards, guitarist and signer from the Swansea. Paul will preform an acoustic mix of songs including some of his own songs and some of his personal favourites.
Next up will be Voices on the Hill choir who will deliver their own unique twist and interpretation on some classic songs. They truly epitomise community spirit and commitment and welcome all new comers who wish to join them.
Next in line we have Kodiak Avenue, an acoustic guitar and vocal duo based in Aberdare, South Wales. They formed in May 2015 and play a variety of musical genres, featuring songs by artists such as Eva Cassidy, Ed Sheeran, Christina Perri, Norah Jones and Lady Antebellum, and they are always adding new songs to our repertoire. As a duo, they have performed at several venues including the Brecon Jazz Festival.
We have a great Welsh Folk band to announce very soon. As soon as we get confirmation we will share this with you.
Next, we have a great set from the Swansea Ukulele Club. With years of experience and gigging in the South Wales area you can rely on this talented group to bring the sunshine with them as they deliver set of sing-a-long songs for all to enjoy.
Our headliners Blue Rope will end Festival on the Hill with a rock n roll bang. Blue Rope are a local band that gig in the West Wales area. They are a local band from the South Wales area performing their own songs and covers of various rock songs from across the decades, including artists from AC/DC to the Stereophonics.
12.30 – 1pm Paul Edwards
1.15pm – 1.45pm Voices on the Hill Choir
2pm – 2.45pm Kodiak Avenue
3pm – 4pm To Be Announced
4.15pm – 5.15pm Swansea Ukulele Club
5.30pm – 6.30pm Blue Rope
Family Support Wales
Family Support Wales offers a variety of care and support packages to meet the needs of family members. Our support workers and carers are fully trained in the essential skills needed to offer quality care and person centred support.
Our Community Service Managers have a proven history of working with councils and other agencies in South Wales. They have managed support and care providers in Swansea, Cardiff, Neath, Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. We have a strong history of working closely with social workers, case managers and others to provide a comprehensive service.
Family Support Wales offers community support to children, adults and families. Our staff are trained to support children and adults who have behaviors that challenge. We offer 1-2-1 and 2-2-1 support to suit your needs. Our staff will work with you and other professionals to enable us to offer a comprehensive support package.
The Phoenix Centre
The Phoenix’ in Townhill, Swansea is the flagship community enterprise centre of the Hill Community Development Trust Ltd. Owned and managed by a voluntary Board of Directors, the centre has a great track record of success and stands as the lasting legacy of the only Urban I Community Initiative in Wales which ran between the mid 1990s and the last day of 2001.
This new site aims to enable community members and customers to learn about the Phoenix and the Trust, and to provide information so that you can utilise our excellent facilities.
Whether you are looking to hold an event in our conference facilities, book your child into our children’s nursery, organise catering, hold a sports event or contact one of the many organisations we are proud to be associated with. Please ring 01792 479800 and we will be pleased to help however we can.
NAS Swansea Branch
We welcome all persons involved in the world of autism, whether you have autism and/or know somebody with autism and are looking for support and advice. We will hopefully be able to help you or at least point you in the right direction. The branch is run by volunteers Anthony (Branch Chair), Claire (Vice Chair), Louise (Secretary) and Jeremy (Treasurer) and between us we have 3 autistic children all with very different needs. We run many different activities in and around Swansea such as coffee meetings, training courses, kids social clubs, swimming sessions at Penlan LC, autism friendly sessions at Go Air Trampoline Park and Playzone. We also do information stalls and awareness sessions at different business, organisations and schools. We are a self funded local branch and rely heavily on our members or members of the public raising money for/with us. If you want to come along to any of our events or need some advice regarding autism, please contact us on:
Would you like to sponsor a band, advertise, sell your goods and promote your business locally in the first annual ‘Festival on the Hill’, Swansea?
Sponsoring a band or advertising with us means that as well as supporting a local event, your business, logo, website and social media links will be displayed on our website and social media campaigns before and after the event.
We are expecting 4000+ visitors throughout the day. Each visitor will be given a free booklet displaying our supporters and advertisers.
Advertising costs between £20 and £75 (for our full package).
If you wish to pitch up at our festival, costs start at £20.
We will be keeping our website and our social media activities ‘live’ after this year’s event to ensure we build up to next year’s event well in advance.
There is also an opportunity to set up a stall, or simply a table, to sell your non-hot food goods (some food stalls will be considered providing they don’t clash with the café on site).
For more information please email email@example.com or call 0800 161 5516