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Harper Adams Pavilion set to open at Royal Welsh Show

Posted 18 July 2014

Visit the Harper Adams Pavilion at 3pm on Monday, July 21 for the renaming of the building, by RWAS Chairman of Council, David Lewis.

Harper Adams University is all set for a busy week at the Royal Welsh Show.

On Monday, the University’s new permanent base in Wales, The Harper Adams Pavilion, on the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells, will open for the first time.

 Vice-Chancellor Dr David Llewellyn said: “The University recruits a significant number of students from Wales each year, we have a vibrant Welsh alumni community and we are actively engaged with the Welsh farming sector. Therefore, it was a logical step to have a permanent base in Wales and where better than at the national showground.

“We are delighted that the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has given us this opportunity and we are really excited about the new activities we can develop for the benefit of the Welsh farming and food industries.”

Visit the Harper Adams Pavilion at 3pm on Monday, July 21, for the renaming of the building by RWAS Chairman of Council, David Lewis. 

Staff and students will be on hand at the Pavilion throughout the show week to chat to visitors, while hands-on activities aimed at children will run from the Lantra building next door.  Anyone making course enquiries will receive a free, limited-edition Royal Welsh Show wristband.

While prospective students and alumni have been invited to dedicated events, Harper Adams is also hosting cheese and wine receptions each afternoon at the pavilion.

Visit the pavilion on Wednesday afternoon and evening to meet the star of the new Harper Adams television advert, Andrew Price, who will explain to visitors first-hand why he is supporting the University.

Bushcraft expert Andrew is the presenter and technical consultant for the online Bushcraft and Survival Skills series The A-Z of Bushcraft; a presenter on ITV's Coast and Country and the BBC’s Britain’s Favourite View, and has featured in Canadian series A Chef Abroad and Cbeebies, for the BBC, among other programmes.

Andrew now narrates the second generation Harper Adams TV advert, which will continue to air on S4C and ITV Wales throughout the show week.

“We are delighted that advert narrator Andrew Price, a familiar face on Welsh television, will be joining us at the Harper Adams Pavilion from noon Wednesday July 23, to chat to visitors about his work and his support for the university,” said Harper Adams Director of Marketing and Communications, Lorraine Westwood.

Harper Adams is once again sponsoring two dairy classes at the show – the Fitzhugh Dairy Championship (Wednesday morning) and the RWAS/Harper Adams Dairy Young Cattle Handlers competition (Thursday morning).

Other activities during the week will include the presentation of the RWAS/Harper Cymru Student of the Year award and, as the main sponsor of the Young People’s Village, Harper Adams University is helping Wales YFC to provide an amazing line-up of entertainment, including live bands and Radio 1 DJs, each night of the show. See www.youngpeoplesvillage.org.uk

 

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