The International Congress Event Guide

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Getting to the BDF International Congress

The BDF International Congress is held at The Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens which is situated at the centre of Blackpool. See below on further details on how to get to the venue.

 

Venue Address

The Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Blackpool, FY1 1HL.

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Driving & Parking

From the M55 exit at junction 4, follow A583 into central Blackpool or for sat nav – postcode FY1 1HW.

Central Blackpool does have one-way systems and pedestrianised areas. You may wish to use one of the large, well sign-posted tourist car-parks close to the Promenade or there are 2 car-parks closer to the Winter Gardens.

A multi-storey facility is available within the Houndshill Shopping Centre. This is approx 150m from the Coronation Street entrance (lift access to the main areas of the Winter Gardens building) or approx. 300m from the Church Street entrance (ground level access to the main building)- the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4NY. This is a pay-on-return car-park.

Open air, ground level parking is also available on the corner of Adelaide Street and Alfred Street approx 200m from the Church Street entrance – the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4LA. This is a pay-&-display car-park.

Limited metered street-parking is also available close-by. St Johns Square is a shared use space and open to pedestrians only for long-periods. The Winter Gardens does not have on-site public parking.

A taxi rank is on Church Street, just a few minutes walk from the entrance to the building. Taxis may also drop off outside both entrances to the Winter Gardens subject to traffic restrictions.

 

By Coach

An informal arrangement is currently in place permitting coach access to Church Street (accessed from Leopold Grove) after 6pm to drop off and collect outside the Winter Gardens.

On a majority of evenings the coaches must do a loop in the area fronting the Winter Gardens (it is possible), and exit in the same direction only. If the production attracts multiple coach parties, arrangements can be made to leave the Abingdon Street gates open such that coaches enter via Church Street and exit at Abingdon Street, without congesting the Winter Gardens Frontage. Coaches are not permitted to wait in the area during the performance.

For all enquiries please contact info@wintergardensblackpool.co.uk or telephone 01253 625252

 

By Rail

Blackpool North Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Winter Gardens.

Provisional Schedule

The full list of lecturers and timetable will be announced soon.

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Food and Drink

There are many places to eat and drink within the Wintergardens and on the high street.

Patrons please be reminded not to bring their own food and drink to the event.

 Get in touch with the BDF EC Team, find out about runner vacancies and read our FAQs.

General Enquiries

Our Public Relations Officer: Nicole Cutler pro@ballroomdancersfederation.com.

Ticket Enquiries

Please visit the Tickets page for more information

To book, please contact Nicole Cutler:

pro@ballroomdancersfederation.com

    Entry Enquiries

    Please visit the Entry page for more information

    For all entry enquiries, please contact Nicola Nordin:

    starball@ballroomdancersfederation.com

    Media Enquiries

    Applications for media accreditation is not yet available.

    For any enquiries, please contact pro@ballroomdancersfederation.com

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Applications to volunteer at the Star Ball 2020 is not yet available.

    For any enquiries, please contact pro@ballroomdancersfederation.com

    The media accreditation application process for the International Congress is open.

    To apply for media accreditation for any other BDF events please see the respective event page on the BDF website.

    BDF International Congress

     29th – 30th May, 2021

    Spanish Hall, Blackpool

    On the day

    Information about the International Congress including history.

    Travel & Parking

    Information on how to travel to the International Congress by public transport or car.

    Timetable & Lecturers

    Provisional timetable.

    Food & Drink

    Check out the range of food and drink available on site, as well as restrictions for bringing your own food.

    Media Accreditation

    Media accreditation application for the International Congress.

    Contact Us

    Get in touch with the BDF EC Team, find out about runner vacancies and read our FAQs.