With three days to go until registration begins (and a quick reminder that delegates are encouraged to register on Monday between 2 and 6!) we have been busy finalising the delegate packs in conjunction with our primary sponsor, CEDR. I have been posting on twitter reminding everyone about the content of the Masterclass on the 26th June, but thought I would use this opportunity to talk about the evening part of that day, where the delegates enjoy a small slice of Wales, and then get the opportunity to share parts of their culture with everyone.
The evening will open with the traditional competition photo (weather permitting!) outside Aberdare Hall before moving inside to listen to the moving repertoire of the Porthcawl Male Voice Choir (http://www.porthcawlmalechoir.co.uk/). This will be followed by dinner in a convivial setting and gives you the chance to mingle with fellow delegates. There is no seating plan, but remember that this competition is about communication and so we encourage you to meet as many of your compadres as possible.
Then, we will move into the cultural exchange. Competitors have been asked to prepare a brief (no more than two-three minutes) presentation about your own culture. Although the emphasis is on the competitors, feel free to get the rest of your delegation engaged with the process whether it is singing, dancing, fun facts, language lessons, or anything else that you feel is appropriate!
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone, and hope that you will have as much fun as you can throughout the week of competition and comradeship.
Croeso i Gymru!
A question has been raised about dress code for the week. Obviously for the competition itself you should wear business attire, and for the final dinner at the Hilton Hotel national dress is encouraged, otherwise, smart-casual (such an awful phrase!) For the rest of it however, whatever makes you feel comfortable is what is the best dress code!