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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Aqueduct gets all lit up for big family event

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct will be all lit up this Friday during a programme of family entertainment centre on the World Heritage sire. 

The event, entitled Underneath the Arches - Pont Ffest 2013, will run from 7-11pm.

Gates will be open at 6pm on the Acrefair Football Club Pitch below.


Underneath the Arches is a family-friendly, 'picnic in the park' type event which will provide a rare opportunity to view the full majesty of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct at close quarters. 

You will need to bring something to sit on and then all you have to do is relax, listen to music from a selection of local bands and enjoy the view. 

You can bring your own picnic with you, or purchase something from the on-site caterers, but barbecues aren't allowed on the site.

During the evening, as darkness approaches, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is bathed in coloured light. 

Later, there will be a fireworks display.

Top of the bill is Wrexham Band 'The Big Beat' - billed as one of the most exciting young cover bands in the UK at this moment. 

They will be on stage from around 9.15pm until 10.45pm. 

Local-born vocalist, Annie Hughes will sing a range of Musical showtunes from 7.45pm - 8.00pm. 

Annie has performed several times on London's West End and was a runner-up in the prestigious 'Search For A Twitter Star' show at London's Lyric Theatre in 2012. 

The Big Beat

  * The Big Beat, pictured right,
are on the
bill for the

Calon FM, will compère the event.

There will also be children's fairground rides and other attractions on the night.

Free parking for the event will be at the Trevor Basin car park at the bottom of Station Road.

The walk from the car park takes 5 - 10 minutes, with a fair slope down to the Bont Bridge over the river and then up to the event field. 

A minibus will operate from outside the Telford Inn at the start of the evening and from the event field at the end of the evening.  There will be a charge of 50p per person each way.

Advance Tickets:  Adults: £4 / 5-16s and 60 +: £2 / Family: (2 + 4) £10.

To book online go to:

Tickets can also be purchased from:
  • The Tourist Information Centre, Queens Square, Wrexham. Tel: 01978 292015; The Tourist Information Centre, Mile End, Oswestry. Tel: 01691 662488; Cefn Mawr Post Office, Crane Street, LL14 3LN. Tel: 01978 823090

All advance rickets will be exchanged on the night for wristbands.

Tickets on the night: Adults: £5 / 5 - 16s and 60+: £2.50 / Family (2 + 4): £12

These can be purchased on the event field from 6pm onwards.

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