Walk4Nepal is a local event held by Alex Staniforth on 24th April 2016, Alex (a local self titled “Adversity Adventurer”) has taken his time to support PHASE WORLDWIDE, a charity that is supporting victims of the Nepal earthquake which tragically took thousands of lives last year.
They successfully managed to raise a huge £15,000 for this deserving cause, with over 120 walkers taking to the hills to reach the Snowdon summit; this money is intended towards supporting two health posts for victims of the natural disaster.
Alex’s blog makes for very interesting reading, and is a cause we have been happy to support,we would like to wish him many congratulations for his work and all the best with his fundraising in the future.
By Team Oak | Comments Off on Year of Artistic Adventure…
Following on from Visit Wales’ designation as 2016 being the Year of Adventure – they’ve comissioned artist Anthony Garratt – a highly renowned contemporary landscape painter, to develop four installations accross Snowdonia from April until November 2106.
The paintings will appear at four locations and follow on from the artist’s other ‘Four’ series – last year he painted four massive canavses in-situ on various beaches accross Anglesey – which were then hoisted on to large metal frames to house them in their natural environment and left on display for six months. The reaction was extrodinary and propelled Garratt’s work into the mainstream.
“Britain provides us with weather which makes us feel vulnerable. For me that is what makes it such an exciting place to paint. The sky changes continuously – one can visit a place a hundred times and each time have a different experience.” Anthony Garratt.
No doubt he’ll experience the diverse and dramatic weather systems Snowdonia is renowned for all within one day – whatever the outcome it’ll be an adventure for artist and viwer alike.
We cant blame them – this year Wales celebrates it’s year of Adventure – from Europe’s longest Zip Line in Bethesda to an underground extreme adventure with G0Below, a multitude of World class mountain and downhill biking venues and not forgetting the new Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog – North Wales is becoming a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for a new way to spend their holidays.
Huge thanks to Creak’n’Twist for making the evening pop with the amazing balloon modelling
and to our regular cabaret act Leandra for her amazing voice and getting the whole party singing….
The kitchen team surpassed themselves with this years dessert – a celebration of chocolate which consisted of….
Dark chocolate & orange tart, a chocolate macaroon with popping candy, dark chocolate & beetroot sponge, milk chocolate panacotta, hazelnut ganache brownie, a chocolate arctic roll with damson puree and white chocolate milkshake to swirl it all down with – sublime!
We’ve already taken a heap of bookings for New Years Eve 2016 so give us a call if you want to reserve a room and your place at our incredible Gala Dinner 🙂
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We’ve an Extreme Adventure Competition running on our Facebook Page….
Tickets for the Go Below Xtreme Trip are like gold dust at the moment and we’ve got two you can get your hands on! It’s really simple to enter;
Recommend a Friend who you think will “Like” us as much as you do for your chance to win two free tickets for Zip Below Xtreme. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO TO SEE WHAT YOU’D BE IN FOR! What you need to do… 1. “Like” our page on Facebook (if you don’t already!) 2. Comment & Tag your friend to “Like”us too.
T’s & C’s: Competiton is available throughout May. Entrants must be aged 18 & over. Prizes are Valid on weekdays only, and not during school & bank holidays. Tickets are valid for 6 months. Go Below must be contacted directly on 01690 710108 to redeem. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.
1815 – 2015 Bicentenial celebration of the building of the Waterloo Bridge on the 20th and 21st June 2015 the village will be awash with celebrations as the team at the Waterloo Hotel bring you an extravaganza of festivities!
There’s going to be Zip Wiring, Food Fayres, Local Market Stalls, Local Ale Tents, Military Marching Bands and the thing we’re most excited about – A Daytime Firework Display! If you’ve never seen one then now is the time to book your weekend away and enjoy a whole host of Colour here in Betws-y-Coed.
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