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UK Barrio Fiestas 2015

Discussion in 'Culture and Food' started by Timmers, May 25, 2015.

  1. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    The link below provides information on the upcoming Barrio Fiestas in the UK 2015.

    We went to the one in Heaton Park last year, boots or wellingtons are a must if the event is being held in a park and its been raining :)

    http://philembassy-uk.org/tag/barrio-fiesta
  2. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    We were there too.................. Slightly muddy...............
  3. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    Sounds like Glastonbury :D

    Although to be honest my memories of Glastonbury are perhaps closer to the Battle of the Somme.
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  4. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    Keith I posted that comment for you mate ;) :D
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  5. KeithAngel
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    KeithAngel 2063 Lifetime Member

    Went to a nice one in Bristol last year not even a bar let alone mud:D
  6. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Really muddy, spoilt it somewhat, a pleasant sunny day would have made a world of difference for sure.
  7. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    Found a few more on Facebook..........

    BARRIO FIESTA 2015

    SAVE THE DATE!

    JUNE 2015

    06 – INDEPENDENCE DAY SA NEWCASTLE
    Venue: Blaydon Rugby Club, Hexham Road Salwell
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 3BN
    Contact: Sally 07886742417

    07 – YORKSHIRE BARRIO FIESTA 2015
    Venue: The Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road,
    Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1UG
    Contact: Lolita Boddy 07973469450

    14 – BRADFORD BARRIO FIESTA 2015
    Venue: Lady Hill Park, Allerton Road
    Bradford BD15 7AA
    Contact: 07823338947

    20 – BRISTOL BARRIO FIESTA 2015
    Venue: Eastville Park, Mulller Road
    Eastville, Bristol BS5 6XA
    Contact: Clarence 07500896239

    20 & 21 – MORDEN BARRIO FIESTA 2015
    Venue: Morden Park, London SM4 5DX
    Contact: 07956593236

    20 & 21 – MANCHESTER BARRIO FIESTA 2015
    Venue: Heaton Park, Middleton Road
    Manchester M25 2SW
    Contact: 07748252530

    26 & 27 – BARRIO FIESTA SA HERTFORDSHIRE 2015
    Venue: Fairlands Valley Park
    Showground Arena, Broadhall Way SG2 8RH

    JULY 2015

    04 – OXFORDSHIRE BARRIO FIESTA
    Venue: Tingewick Hall, John Radcliffe Hospital
    Headley way, Headington Oxford OX3 9DU

    11 & 12 – BIRMINGHAM BARRIO FIESTA 2015
    Venue: Woodgate Valley Country Park, Clapgate Lane
    Bartley Green, Birmingham B32 3TH
    Contact: 07401765373

    18 & 19 – BARRIO FIESTA SA LONDON
    Venue: The Apps Court Farm
    Walton-on-Thames KT12 2EG
    Contact: 07879646076

    AGUSUST 2015

    1 & 2 – MILTON KEYNES BARRIO FIESTA
    Venue: Campbell Park, Avebury Blvd.
    Milton Keynes MK9 4AD
    Contact: 07415135211

    https://www.facebook.com/splashmagazinelondonedtion/posts/621620804604543
  8. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    I'm sure that attending the Barrio Festival for some Filipinos is a great experience, especially if they are missing home, the Philippines comes to the UK, for a little while anyway :)
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    The Wife and I went to the Barrio fiesta very poorly attended this year I thought both my visitors and stalls. Not very many food stalls at all i think 4 maybe 5, mainly property sales and the usual others. From what it sounded like many waiting for the Hounslow Welcome to Asia festival, even some of the stall holders mentioned it.
  10. Maharg
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    Maharg Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Sounds pretty much like the one we went to a couple of years ago and decided never to bother with one again.

    Maybe other people are also getting wise to the fact that it's rubbish.

    Like having a rock festival but with adverts instead of bands. And worse food.

    Would be a much better event if they charged a fiver to get in, got rid of all the condo pushers and put some proper entertainment on.
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  11. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    The change of venue has done quite a bit of damage to that particular Fiesta..
    It is far too far to travel for many, and grossly inconvenient for others, Especially if one wants to pop in for only a few hours.

    We used to go to Lampton park in Housnlow very regularly, but we only been to the new venue once, and won't go again. Too much hassle, too much dust, etc, etc,

    This new Asia Festival, sounds very good to have a look at, but the dates clash with work, but look forward to hear other people's reports on it.
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  12. globe
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    You made the right choice Sir it was roasting yesterday and I took a panoramic photo about 2.30 ish from near the LBC stall which was near the stage and it looked like it was a photo from far earlier in the day. We turned up around mid day and the car park we were in was hardly full most of the Staff were sitting around with little to do.

    Whoever thought putting the premier fiesta (People travel from all over the country and indeed Europe to go to) outside of london with no ATM's on site yet a good (Long) walk to the nearest town must have been off their rocker.

    Regardless of the quality of the food for many Pinoys and Pinays its a chance to eat things which hard to cook find the ingredients for if just one or a few of you want but the selection of stalls was very limited this time round in fact one of the food stalls was Thai nice food but limited.

    I also noticed far more white groups (Walton upon Thames is a fairly white well off area) I felt sorry for them as they ended up at a show with little food (took ages to get served and hard to see the food unless at the front of the crowd) lots of stalls which of little interest to them with a stage show which meant little to them a fun fair but why was there no this traditional Philippine culture stage or area???

    Sell the country to the affluent British walking around not make them think oh what a dull place its just one big estate agents!!
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  13. globe
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    I think they will have to well they charge ten pounds to enter. But the fact its free does mean those who struggle to go (Many Pinoys and PInays I am sure pay a lot to travel to the show both in time off and transport) can go. I know many just go to e surrounded by fellow phills. The smells, the chatter and familiar faces.

    But i would pay extra if it improved the entertainment :)
  14. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    We went there too, not sure but I thought I saw Dom there.
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    A festival without a bar :eek:
    That will encourage people to get smashed on everything non-alcoholic :lol::erm:
  16. Aromulus
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    Yup........... I was..................
  17. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Judging from the reviews, we shall not be hoofing it across to one of these festivals in a hurry. No Barrio Fiestas here as such. We missed the last fiesta here a couple of months ago. There was a few food stalls selling Filipino food and it all got snapped up.
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    I think its not for us Brits to decide, my wife this year was dead set about not going a lot of her Mates (Some who can't drive/No car) had decided not to go as such an effort to go.
    On Saturday the Wife decided the craving for some snacks was too much so she checked with a few friends many still were not fussed to go but a few others were happy for a lift there (I was half expecting to be a cab service with a couple of runs) but in the end we just had one run.
    A Walton upon Thames Barrio fiesta at present is not what many Filpinas seem to think is their ideal day out (I.e the constant walk ups from Property sales teams or mobile credit sales person can get a bit tiresome, the relentless adverts and speeches from the stage) But for people where being alone/the house is empty is just having 5 people in the house its good to be surrounded by fellow Pinays those little interactions they miss, the community jokes when waiting in a queue.

    For example today we didn't go to Fiesta but we still took a few over there and picked them up a couple of hours later as they had no other way of getting there. They were not impressed by the event, but still seemed happier when we picked them up.

    I noticed there were a lot of Brit (and fair few Pinoy) Hubbys/sons who were picking up groups when we were, I guess Ten pounds for a carpark space is a little steep for a couple of hours.


    At present we are not going to the welcome to Asia festival but some how I think may well end up in Lampton park at some point next weekend..
  19. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Which I had Introduced myself, weren't 100% sure. Wife took loads of Photos and some vids, see if you are on any, when I have time.

    Someone else I recognized, but it was in Dumaguete and It was definitely Him.( Tawi Tawi) from the other forum. He was stood at the bar and 5 or 6 Bar-girls around him.Again I never introduced myself.
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  20. Druk1
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    Nope,certainly WASNT me,i haven't been to Dumaguete in maybe 8 years?I don't drink and I certainly don't entertain bar-girls,whatever gave you the idea I would be doing something like that??o_O DEFINITELY me??:lol:

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