Monday, 27 October 2014

London Welsh Festival of Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 18th October 2014

I've been to the Royal Albert Hall for a performance so i knew the facilities were ok, but that was a few years ago.

Mum had always wanted to see a Welsh Male Voice choir, the closest she came to it before was listening to the national anthems before the rugby on tv!

Having performed a quick google search i found that they were performing in London on the 18th October - just 3 days before her birthday - bonus!  I called the box office, booked the tickets and was told i also receive free on site parking right by the entrance.

On the day itself we arrived in plenty of time, found the carpark from the excellent directions, and was met by a lady who unclipped a chain and directed me to my parking space.  Access to the hall itself was via seemless ramps, with lifts taking me to the relevant floor.  After a gin & tonic in the roomy bar we made our way to the excellent seats via a "comfort" break.  The bathroom was very roomy, drop down bar to one side, lowered sink and dyson hand dryer.

The concert itself was superb, the mixture of songs, hymns, readings and the compare made it a truely enjoyable evening that i would fully recommend to both wheelrchair and non wheelchair users.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Northampton v MK Dons - Regional Squad Friendly, 22nd June 2014

Yesterday we took the Regional Championship team over to Northampton for a combined training session and friendly match. The Northampton team made us feel extremely welcome - they have some lovely facilities over there. The training session was very enjoyable with both sets of plays mixing well and enjoying themselves. The match saw some good play from both teams, eventually ending in a fair 2-2. A great day we hope to repeat many times.

Froch V Groves

On 31st May 2014 I was fortunate enough to go to my first boxing event - Froch V Groves, and what a night! The fight was held in Wembley Stadium so having been there before I knew there was adequate facilites for a powerchair user. Parking was in the stadium carpark, a short wheel to the lifts and up to the concorse for a cup of tea. A short wait for the gates to open and then taken to our seats by a helpful steward. There were approx 8 fights in total, culminating in the main event, Forch v Groves. The atmosphire before the fight was amazing, music, lights, fireworks, and the fight itself didn't let us down, was brilliant. Journey home was fine, traffic moving really well - unlike previous visits where the roads round there can be a nightmare. A truely excellent evening, one I will always remember.