After a lot of hard work online and on the phone, with 7 venue visits under the belt, DERT 2015 is happy (!) to announce that the indoor camping accommodation is now sorted.
There are not many Bristol venues that;
- can accommodate over 150 people over 2 weekend nights
- possess appropriate insurance
- have a bar and kitchen onsite
- have a secure car park
- are within walking distance of the city centre dance venues
- and are within budget, allowing us to keep costs as low as possible
Well, Edwin and Martin are extremely happy to announce that a suitable indoor camping venue has been located and booked that ticks all the boxes.
The Broad Plain Boys Club (home to the latest Banksy mural) will host the welcome evening on the Friday and provide a temporary home to approximately 160 dancers, musicians and retinue. There are 40 secure car parking spaces, a kitchen to provide breakfasts, pool tables, ping pong tables (also known as wiff waff), an internet cafe, soft seating for aging dancers, showers AND a boxing gym. All for the use of DERT 2015.
Registration will take place here, and with real ale and cider on tap at the bar, a “networking”, catch up and general rapper bollocks session will take place. There will be a late licence in place too.
The large gym will host the sleepers. HOWEVER, we might have to pack up our camping mats etc by 9:30am to allow for an established Saturday daytime event to happen. This is a notice of prior warning for you. Not a major issue, but one we have to warn you about.
We’re half way there on competition venues, plenty of pubs to visit and landlords still to talk to. Please rest assured that quality brewed beverages will be available at these venues and that at least 4 of the pubs will have a good wooden floor to dance on.
We’ll be posting again on here shortly.
Edwin and Martin
PS – there are already rumours that Bristol Rapper will be dancing in the main competition and that NYFTE might be entering a youth team!
PPS – you can see where we’re up to on all venues by clicking HERE