At the end of May, BBC Wales Hub and Horizons Cymru took over Unit Nineteen, Urban Foundry’s event space, for the Biggest Weekend Fringe – three days of comedy, sport and music. These was part of the lead-up to the main two day Biggest Weekend in Singleton Park.
Unit Nineteen was transformed and accommodated a jam-packed timetable of live broadcasts, music, interviews, comedy, workshops – and even a baby rave.
Highlights included Jayne Ludlow announcing her FA Wales Women’s Football squad for matches against Bosnia & Russia (we must have been a lucky charm as they won both games!), Afro-Cluster playing a live set, a Q&A with Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran collaborator) and Swansea Music Hub’s line-up of up and coming talent.
The Unit Nineteen team were really proud to be one of the venues included in Biggest Weekend and worked hard with the BBC Wales team to make it a success.
“It was very exciting to be part of such a culturally important event in Swansea. Urban Foundry has always championed live music in Swansea and we work closely with Swansea Music Hub to promote local artists. Our projects Uplands Market, Marina Market and Unit Nineteen all provide a platform for these talented musicians to perform’ Tara Tarapetian, Senior Project Coordinator.
- ‘Thanks to you and your team for absolutely everything. Lovely working with you, and keep up the brilliant work"Bethan Elfyn, Horizons Cymru & BBC Radio Wales Presenter