Port of Cardiff supports summer of fun in Cardiff Bay

August 9, 2018

Left: ABP South Wales are a sponsor of the 2018 National Eisteddfod of Wales, which is being held in Cardiff Bay.

ABP South Wales is supporting a summer of fun for the local community in Cardiff Bay by providing major events with the land and logistical support they require to run smoothly.

Most recently, ABP South Wales supported The National Eisteddfod of Wales, one of the largest festivals of poetry and music in Europe. ABP is providing land in Britannia Park which will be home to Ty Gwerin, the part of the annual festival which showcases Welsh Folk Music, during the 3rd – 11th August.

Throughout the festival, ABP South Wales is sponsoring the Y Lle Celf Ceremony, a celebration of visual arts being held in the Senedd. ABP is also sponsoring the Science and Technology Village, an area that is hosting a number of activities to encourage children to develop their interest in STEM subjects.

Earlier in the year, ABP South Wales kicked off the summer of fun as a ‘Presenting Partner’ of the Volvo Ocean Race, supplying vital marine services and quayside land to support the event, as well as sponsoring the ABP Classroom, which educated 2,200 local children on marine environmental issues.

ABP is currently supporting the Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach event at the Alexandra Head site, adjoining the Port of Cardiff. Alexandra Head is a new outdoor event space for Cardiff that was formerly part of the ABP Cardiff estate. ABP South Wales will continue to work closely with Cardiff Council to accommodate events at this site. Situated at the start of the Cardiff Bay barrage, the space will serve to attract global events on a similar scale to the Volvo Ocean Race.

Rhys Morgan, Property Manager, ABP South Wales, said: “We are delighted to be able to support major events in Cardiff Bay. The National Eisteddfod of Wales at the moment, and The Volvo Ocean Race earlier in the year, are of national significance. The land and services ABP provides ensures that such important events can be held in easily accessible areas for members of the public to enjoy.”