Farewell Weekend

Farewell Weekend

Overview:

Organised By: Wild in Art

Event Location: HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester M11 4DQ

Event Type: Family Friendly

Details:

Event Time: 10am - 5.30pm

Event Date: 12/10/2018

End Date: 14/10/2018

Event Price: £2.50 - £15.00 (under 5's go free)

Summary

Bee there! This will be your last chance to see all the big Bees together before they are auctioned to raise funds for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity. Take selfies, snapshots and a last lingering look at all your favourites before they take off…

A to Bee by Metrolink, nearest stop; Velopark, a 5 minute walk to the HSBC National Cycling Centre. Say goodbye to the Bees with a Metrolink Family Travelcard for just £6.70 (allows group travel for one or two adults with up to three children aged up to 16 years). Plan your journey here.

Important Ticket Information

Each day of the Farewell Weekend is broken up into 90-minute time slots, which will give you enough time to see all the Bees. You need to book a ticket for an allocated time slot. Please arrive in good time for the start of your allocated slot. As we expect the event to be very busy, we are unable to admit latecomers into the next time slot.

Everyone in your booking party requires a ticket. If you have booked a family ticket everyone must arrive together.

Tickets must be booked in advance and there will be no tickets available on the door.

Important Travel and Venue Advice for Ticket Holders

Bag Search Policy

We will be operating a bag search for the safety of our visitors. To minimise any disruption this might cause to your visit, please avoid bringing any unnecessary items with you. Large bags, rucksacks, suitcases or shopping bags are not permitted inside the event. We reserve the right to refuse admittance to anyone who declines to have their bag searched on request.

Prohibited items include but not limited to: large bags, alcohol, picnics, hot food, glass, weapons, pyrotechnics, etc. Unfortunatley we are not able to allow dogs (except Guide and Assistance Dogs).

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Farewell Weekend?

The Farewell Weekend takes place at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre. (The National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ).

The majority of the event is located outside in a car park area. Please dress appropriately for the weather and for walking/moving around the site. Mobility-aid walking frames will be allowed, as will pushchairs for young children.

The Farewell Weekend may be busy at times but if you experience any issues please speak to one of the volunteers or stewards.

It is likely that some queuing will be required during your visit. Every effort will be made to make this as short and as comfortable as possible.

Will all of the Bees be there?

All 101 of the giant Bees will be at the Farewell Weekend. The event doesn’t include the 130 school Bees.

Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?


Yes! Once you have purchased your tickets, you will receive an email confirmation with your ticket attached as a PDF. Your ticket includes a QR code which grants you access to the event. Please bring a print-out of your ticket (which is downloadable from your confirmation email) a screenshot of the ticket on your phone or show your ticket via the Eventbrite app. Please do not bring your email confirmation as this isn’t a ticket.

If you don’t have your ticket you won’t be able to enter the event.

Is there a booking fee?

No, there isn’t a booking fee and VAT is included in the ticket price.

Can I buy tickets on the door?

Tickets must be booked in advance. There won’t be any tickets available to purchase on the door, and you won’t be able to purchase tickets online on the day of the event.

Do you offer concession tickets?

We’ve made our ticket prices as accessible as possible, so will not be offering concession tickets.

Do you offer free carer or essential companion tickets?

Due to the capacity of the event we’re unable to offer free carer or essential companion tickets.

When should I arrive for my time slot? 


Please arrive in good time for the start of your allocated time slot. As we expect the event to be very busy, we are unable to admit latecomers into the next time slot.

Do I need to bring ID to enter the event?

No, you don’t need to bring ID with you – just your ticket.

The name on my ticket doesn’t match the person who will attend.


Yes, as long as you have a ticket that’s no problem.

Do you have a refund policy?

We are unable to give ticket refunds, so please make sure that you check all the details in your booking before making payment. In the unlikely event of the Farewell Weekend being cancelled, full refunds will be offered.

Can I bring a bag?

For the safety and comfort of our visitors, large bags, rucksacks, suitcases or shopping bags are not permitted inside the event.

Bag search policy

We will be operating a bag search for the safety of our visitors. To minimise any disruption this might cause to your visit, please avoid bringing any unnecessary items with you. Large bags, rucksacks, suitcases or shopping bags are not permitted inside the event.

We reserve the right to refuse admittance to anyone who declines to have their bag searched on request.

  • You are allowed to bring your own food and drink to the event.
  • No glass is allowed on site.
  • No alcohol is permitted.
  • No smoking or vaping please.
  • Please note that you may be filmed or photographed at the event.

Prohibited items also include but are not limited to: hot food, weapons, pyrotechnics, etc.

How can I get to and from the event?

The best way to travel to the Farewell Weekend is by Metrolink, as we expect the event to be very busy. Nearest stop; Velopark, about a 5 minute walk to the National Cycling Centre.

Say goodbye to the Bees with a Metrolink Family Travelcard for just £6.70 (allows group travel for one or two adults with up to three children aged up to 16 years). Plan your journey here.

The 216 and 231 bus services run every ten minutes from Piccadilly Gardens (Stand D) and customers should alight at Stop E or Stop G on Ashton New Road by the Velopark tram stop.

You can find travel information on the National Cycling Centre website here: www.nationalcyclingcentre.com/about/find-us/

Where can I park?

Event Parking will be located at Car Park G Etihad Stadium Alan Turing Way, Manchester M11 3FF.

A map showing the location of spectator parking is available here. This is a ten minute walk from the National Cycle Centre, which will be signposted from the car park.

There will be no parking at the National Cycling Centre except for Blue Badge Holders. There is a designated drop-off point adjacent to the event site on Gibbon Street.

Please do not park in the ASDA car park next to the National Cycling Centre; this is for ASDA patrons only.

Blue Badge holders:

Blue badge car parking spaces have been allocated at the venue. These are accessed through the car park at the front of the National Cycle Centre, M11 4DQ. Stewards will direct vehicles to the designated area which is a short walk from the entrance of the event. Please note that the Blue Badge holder entrance is in a different location to the main event entrance.

Is the venue accessible for wheelchair users?

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

The majority of the Bees will be displayed on a flat space; however some of the Bees will be positioned on the concourse level of the National Cycle Centre. This level is accessible by lifts inside the venue.

Our team of volunteer stewards will be on site and happy to help direct you around the event so that you don’t miss out on all the fun and entertainment.

Please let us know if you have any mobility or access requirements at the time of booking. Please email hello@beeinthecitymcr.co.uk

What are the toilet facilities?

Toilets are located on the Velodrome upper concourse of the National Cycling Centre, including accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

There will also be additional temporary toilets outside, next to the event entrance.

Where can I eat?

There will also be special food concessions and entertainment during the Farewell Weekend. The National Cycling Centre has a café which is open every day from 8am until 7pm.

Is there anything else to do at the Farewell Weekend?

There will be free entertainment, face-painting and food stalls, so come and make a day of it!

Will I be able to buy Bee in the City merchandise at the Farewell Weekend?

Yes, you’ll be able to get your hands on lots of Bee in the City goodies at the Farewell Weekend. If you can’t wait until then, please visit our online shop, or our pop-up shop in the Corn Exchange which is open until 23 September.

Are proceeds from the Farewell Weekend being donated to the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity?

Ticket proceeds contribute towards the costs of the Farewell Weekend. The Bee in the City auction is raising funds for the We Love MCR Charity.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If we haven’t answered your question above, please contact us at hello@beeinthecitymcr.co.uk

Bee in the City 2018

Bee in the City 2018