News & Events Events A Weekend Overview Big Weekend 2019: Friday 27th September to Sunday 29th September Please note: All online ticket sales close on Friday 20th September. Discount price merchandise sales will end on Wednesday 29th August. Location for Friday and Saturday events: Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol BS1 3AD. Location for Sunday Awareness Walk: Bristol. A group walking route will be planned along the River Avon. An opportunity to really see some of Bristol as we will pass various local sights and finish with a picnic at the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. (We will also have a Plan B in case of bad weather!). Friday EVENING: Our Exhibition Hall will be open with reception drinks and canapes. A great opportunity to meet others with alopecia in a relaxed setting. Suitable for adults and older teens. We advise children to save themselves for the Saturday! Time: 7pm – 9:30pmTicket includes: entry, a welcome drink and canapes Suitable for: This event is aimed at adults but will also be suitable for mid to older teens. Teenagers are very welcome to attend if they wish however please note that it can be a bit overwhelming for some which is why we mention that it is aimed at adults. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.Aim: Icebreaker, meeting others with alopecia. Saturday DAYTIME: An adult conference filled with talks, workshops, exhibitors and demonstrations. The focus here is very much on information sharing. We will also facilitate a Children and Teens specific event within the conference with games, a crafty area, a chill out area, and some fun workshops and speakers. Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm (10:30am - 4:30pm for Children and Teens)Ticket includes: Entry to the conference talks and Exhibition Hall, drinks & snacks throughout the day, a buffet lunch, and an event bag.Suitable for: All ages. The main conference is suitable for adults. This year we are also facilitating an event for children and teens. Attendees under 18 must have a parent/guardian in the building (i.e. parents/guardians can attend the main conference). Aim: Information sharing, support, meeting others with alopecia. Saturday NIGHT TIME: Suitable for all ages. A great opportunity to chat with others over a buffet dinner followed by some fun and dancing! As always we will have a blue theme in honour of it being Alopecia Awareness Month so do dig out your blue dresses, suits, shirts, tops, fancy dress (?!) – anything goes! (blue dress code is encouraged but not essential!) Time: 7pm – midnightTicket includes: Entry, drink on arrival, buffet dinner and entertainmentSuitable for: All ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.Aim: Socialising, fun, support. Sunday DAYTIME: Sunday is typically our day for raising awareness in the local city whilst also seeing some of the local city. Plans are still to be firmed up for the Sunday but the current plan is to get our Alopecia UK tops on and take our ‘sea of AUK blue tops’ along the River Avon for some photo opportunities at various sights and landmarks and finish with a picnic at the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Time: 10:30am – 3pmTicket includes: Registration only. No ticket required. Suitable for: All ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.Aim: Alopecia awareness, support, fun, meeting others with alopecia Please note: Some events may have maximum tickets that can be purchased. If this causes problems for you please contact [email protected] Pricing: Ticket Type Event Early Bird Late Booking Price (1st – 20th Sep) On the door price (21st Sep – event) Adult Friday Reception £5 £7.50 £10 Saturday Conference £25 £30 £40 Saturday Evening Social £30 £35 N/A Sunday Awareness Fun FREE FREE FREE Adult with AUK VIP Discount Friday Reception & Saturday Conference £15 £20 N/A Full Weekender (Friday Reception, Saturday Conference and Saturday Social) £40 £45 N/A Sunday Awareness Fun FREE FREE FREE Child with alopecia (age 17 and under) Saturday Fun Day FREE FREE N/A Saturday Evening Social FREE FREE N/A Sunday Awareness Fun FREE FREE FREE Child age 17 and under (non-alopecia) Saturday Fun Day £20 £20 N/A Saturday Evening Social £15 £15 N/A Sunday Awareness Fun FREE FREE FREE Become an AUK VIP Cardholder here BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!