Big Welsh Bite 2011

From Friday 5th until Sunday 7th August, Ynysangharad Memorial War Park in Pontypridd was filled with crowds of people who came to see the annual Big Welsh Bite. It was a very successful weekend despite the weather getting rather miserable towards the end. There were a variety of stalls such as craft stalls, well-being stalls and of course, the food stalls. There were lots of different companies there selling some of their food products and from what I had tasted, they were all extremely delicious. Wicid were also there for the weekend telling the young people of RCT about our amazing website. Lots of people were really interested and were eager to sign up. Services for Young People were also there with us doing arts and craft, face painting and nail painting and football goals for people of all ages to take part in for free. There was also a donation bucket for the charity, Macmillan.
There were different events happening on each day such as the sheep show that took place on the Friday and the horse parade that took place on the Sunday. Of course, the most popular event was celebrity chef and former king of the I’m A Celebrity: Get me out of here Jungle, Gino D’acampo, demonstrating some of his very impressive cooking skills. The crowd were madly in love with him as much as he was with them. He did three demonstrations followed by a book signing for his latest book, Gino’s Pasta. We later had the chance to interview Gino and he was a very friendly person who seemed down to earth, too. (Psst there’s a video of the interview attached to this article watch it!)
We also went around some of the food stalls and interviewed the people who run the companies. They were all very friendly people who were nice enough to give us a sample of some of their products. My personal favourite had to be the chocolate stall because me + melted chocolate= heaven! We bumped into Councilor Sylvia Jones, Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taff who worked in the Fair Trade tent and was kind enough to let us interview her. 

Some of us from the Editorial Team volunteered to help with the activities back on our stall such as face painting and nail art which was very fun to take part in and it really put a smile on my face to see that I had made kids happy, though I don’t think I’ll be taking face painting up for a job anytime soon. “Bethanthebarmy”, “Toriabeth!” and I also had a go at some karaoke singing. (Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen) I actually think we drove some people away with our singing so don’t count on us being on next year’s X Factor series!
The whole weekend was full of fun and laughter.  I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it (except being soaked on the Sunday but my nice cup of tea and cosy Wicid hoodie kept me warm so doo da doo, it’s all good!) I’d like to thank Wicid for letting me come along and the RCT Events for putting on such a fantastic event. I hope to go again next year!

7 thoughts on “Big Welsh Bite 2011”

  1. WICIDeditor says:

    Great article Miss Ihavethecyrusvirusx. Big well done to the Wicid editorial for using their well polished interview skills. Also a massive thank you for helping out over the weekend. Go Team Wicid!

  2. Ollys_Direction says:

    Thank you! By the way, is it just me or is the video not working? *sigh* I like that video, too! And it was such an eventful weekend- there wasn’t a moment where I was bored! Tired? Yes. Very. But it was completely worth it and it kept me busy! I enjoyed Saturday the most because all my Wicid friends were there >< x

  3. Rhysins says:

    Shame the link to the video isn’t working, but I still saw it, seems like it was just yesterday when it was only 2 days ago. =-P

  4. WICIDeditor says:

    Ok guys, the link works now. : )

  5. BethanTheBarmy says:

    You know, I’ve walked past the logo for Big Welsh Bite at least thrice every year for as long as I can remember, and only now did I realize what it was for.

  6. Ollys_Direction says:

    Haha! I’ve never understood it until about 2 years ago, when my mother actually explained it to me. But yeah, it’s great fun! It would have been awesome if you could have stuck around a little longer to interview Gino with us, though. He was really tidy (Oh for flip’s sake! I keep sounding really Welshy lately -_-) x

  7. Ollys_Direction says:

    @josh14 Hey! Glad to see you using Wicid! The Wicid Editor replied to your same comment on the other Big Bite article in case you haven’t seen it 🙂 x

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