Fast-fort-ward to summer 2024!
Castles in the Sky is a spectacular public art event which intertwines Welsh culture, art and history – something as a nation we are extremely proud of. From 6 July to 15 September 2024, Swansea will come alive with colour and conversations, as our Castle sculptures take hold of the city.
Joust a little bit excited!
For 10 weeks, streets, parks, and public spaces across Swansea will be home to a series of Castle sculptures, each one individually designed by a Welsh artist and sponsored by a business.
This free for all event is a fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for local people and visitors to explore and enjoy – even on a reign-y day.
A dedicated trail map and app will help you navigate your way to discovering each sculpture, where you can unlock a series of rewards and fun facts.
Young people from local schools and community groups will also have an exciting opportunity to decorate their own mini castle ‘a little keep-sake’.
Following the public trail, the large Castle sculptures will be auctioned off to raise vital funds and awareness for Wales Air Ambulance, allowing the charity to continue their lifesaving work across Wales.
Don’t miss out on this moat-ally unique opportunity!
- Raise your profile in the city
- Engage with new audiences
- Generate massive social media content and activity
- Engage employees and raise team spirits
- Facilitate new stakeholder relationships
- Raise vital funds for Wales Air Ambulance
- Help your city to benefit from significant economic, cultural and social benefits
- Increase footfall to important local attractions
- Associate your brand with a high-profile and hugely popular event
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On the sunny evening of 23 July 2021, Mark Kempsell finished work and thought he’d enjoy a ride out on his motorbike to north Wales, but things soon took a turn for the worse.
Mark was involved in a head-on collision with a double-cabbed pick-up truck, throwing him approximately 25 feet from the accident site and was knocked out instantly.
When the Wales Air Ambulance crew arrived, Mark was complaining of pain in his neck and top of his spine. His left leg was at a 90-degree angle. His right leg was also bent and Mark was unable to straighten it which indicated to the medical team that there could be potential underlying hip and pelvic fracture. Mark was also complaining of pain in his chest and abdomen. In addition, he had obvious fractures to his left arm.
At the roadside, the Wales Air Ambulance medics gave Mark strong intravenous medication for pain relief. They had to manipulate his left leg back into the correct position, to maintain adequate blood flow to his leg. They then placed it into a splint. Mark was also given a medication to help with bleeding and to ease the feeling of sickness.
Mark said: “Given the extent of my injuries and the location, I needed emergency treatment. Wales Air Ambulance was able to bring the hospital to me through their team of medics.
“They were able to administer treatment and transport me to hospital within a short space of time. I believe if there had been no air ambulance here, I wouldn’t have survived or at least the risk of further injury would have dramatically increased.”
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