Swansea gets Big Screen spectacular
has secured the rights to a huge outdoor BBC television screen which
city dwellers and visitors will be able to watch for seven days
showing highlights of the Queen's Jubilee concerts from Buckingham
Palace and key matches in the World Cup.
took ownership of the promotion this week to lay claim to the largest
screen in the UK. Nine others across Britain are smaller.
Hudson, BBC Wales Head of English Language programmes, said: "This
is a very big prize for Swansea and we're delighted they've decided
to take advantage of it. We think it will be a big crowd pleaser
with lots for audiences to see. If the weather holds it will be
will add vividly to the atmosphere of a festive occasion. The screen
itself is being delivered to Swansea from Dublin."
the day for seven continuous days (from Saturday 1 June to Friday
7 June) the Big Screen - it is seven metres wide by five metres
high - will broadcast live concerts from London, relay live and
recorded World Cup matches from Japan and South Korea, in between
delivering a range of entertaining programmes from BBC Wales.
screen will be set up in Swansea's Castle square.
is estimated that between the 10 towns and cities involved, up to
half a million people will watch the crucial first round World Cup
matches, the Golden Jubilee celebrations and Music Live concerts.
other events, the screens will also feature the Golden Jubilee Procession,
BBC Music Live showcases and the crucial World Cup match between
Argentina and England.
screens will be set up in Glasgow, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Leeds, Liverpool,
Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester, Norwich and Plymouth.