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Galeri closed on Monday, 29.08.2022

As we prepare for a busy season from September onwards, Galeri will be closed on Monday (August Bank Holiday) to ensure that staff enjoy time with friends and family.

Despite being closed, tickets can still be purchased on-line for all events. For group (10+) bookings, you are welcome to email tocynnau@galericaernarfon.com and we will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Main entrance to be temporarily closed (from 17.08.22)

In order to build and insert the new platform lift for the cinema (to be located in the Box Office foyer), we will temporarily be closing the main entrance from Wednesday, 17.08.2022.

The building will be accessible through 2 main entrances during this time:
- The bi-fold side-door (accessible from the car park – this will be signposted with pink signage)
- The door to Doc Victoria (facing the Menai Strait side)

During this period, we will have set-up a temporary Box Office counter in the “square” by the bi-fold doors. Tickets will still be available to buy and collect from the temporary counter and the telephone line will still be active.

It is anticipated that the work will be completed by the Bank Holiday weekend.

Finalists at the 2022 Social Business Wales Awards

We are delighted to announce that Galeri Caernarfon Cyf has been shortlisted in the Transforming Community & Place category at the Social Business Wales Awards 2022.

The company has been shortlisted for the work in:
- Developing and regenerating property (for businesses and residential units in Caernarfon) since 1992
- Making a significant economic impact locally
- Developing, opening and running the award-winning Galeri Creative Enterprise Centre (opened in 2005)
- Developing and regenerating Cei Llechi in partnership with the Caernarfon Harbour Trust
- Providing opportunities to the community through the arts
- Providing employment opportunities

The ceremony will take place in Swansea Arena in October.

Further details: https://cwmpas.coop/latest/finalists-for-the-social-business-wales-awards-2022-have-been-announced/

Statement as we prepare for the Summer holidays

Unfortunately, over recent weeks we have experienced some issues with a minority from within our community here in Galeri.

Examples of the issues faced include:

- Vandalism, trespassing and anti-social behaviour (we have also experienced this at Cei Llechi)
- Members of the audience (cinema) who think talking/mis-behaving during a film screening is acceptable
- Members of the audience (cinema) who leave their rubbish on the seats/floors rather than dispose in the bins

Moving forward, we ask once again for you to respect:

  • Your local cinema/venue
  • Your neighbours, community and fellow audience members
  • Galeri staff

We have been and continue to collect CCTV evidence. We also have customer contact details regarding behaviour and littering. The CCTV of the criminal damage and trespassing has been passed to the police.

As a social enterprise – the core purpose since the company’s foundation was to improve Caernarfon economically and socially. We opened the cinema back in September 2018, and have sold almost 140,000 tickets for the cinema alone – showing the latest films for a competitive price locally. We are concerned that the attitudes and behaviour of a minority risk the enjoyment of others and that is not acceptable.

Whilst people show respect, there is always a warm welcome to be had in Galeri.

THANK YOU for your support

Kitchen closed: Monday – 28.02.22

Unfortunately, the kitchen will be closed on Monday, 28.02.22.

The Café Bar will still be open serving drinks/cakes from 10:00 onwards.

Vacancy: General Assistant: Café Bar

We have openings for individuals to join out Café Bar team as general assistants.

Duties include:

  • Assisting in all operational work associated with the Bar, Café and cinema
  • Providing a high quality service to our customers/audiences during their visit (Café Bar / Conferencing / Weddings / Events etc)

The ability to communicate effectively through the medium of Welsh is essential for this post.

Hours: Contracts up to 40 hours a week available (to include weekends, evenings and bank holidays as required).
Salary: Exceeding the national minimum wage
To start: As soon as possible

You can download the Job description for general assistant vacancy - here (pdf)
You can download the Application form for genral assistant vacancy - here (word)

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN OPEN ADVERT. EARLY APPLICATIONS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

We are also recruiting general assistants on a casual basis (zero hours).

For any further information and to apply, email:
Steffan Thomas 01286 685 211 steffan.thomas@galericaernarfon.com or
Kieran Gaffey    01286 685 200 kieran.gaffey@galericaernarfon.com

 

Covid Pass : no longer required (from 18.02.22)

From Friday, 18.02.22 we will NOT be asking for proof of vaccine/Covid Pass for audience members to attend an event/screening.

This change comes into force as the legal requirement to present a Covid Pass has been removed from Welsh Government.

The only legal requirement to attend an event is that face coverings/masks are worn during your visit (until 28.02.22).

Thank you for your cooperation.

Work on the main entrance (17.02.22 – 11.03.22)

Over the coming weeks we are making changes to the main entrance here in Galeri.

The work involves installing new doors to improve Galeri’s accessibility.

Preparation work will begin on Thursday, 17.02.22 and is scheduled to be completed by Friday 11.03.22.

Whilst carrying out the work, please use the side door (from the car park) or the Victoria Dock entrance.

The work does not impact on our services or opening hours. Thank you for your cooperation

Vacancy: Cook

We have an opportunity for a creative and passionate Cook to join Galeri’s kitchen team as we develop our catering offer.

Salary: To be discussed (depending on experience)
Hours: Minimum 20 hours per week (as per rota – to include weekends and some bank holidays)
Closing date: There is no fixed closing date. We will be advertising until the role is filled.

To apply: Please complete the application form. We are happy to meet/chat informally prior to completion of an application form.
Download the cook job description here (pdf)
Download the cook application form here (word)

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post.
Galeri is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from culturally and ethnically diverse people and underrepresented groups to apply.

For an informal chat or further information:
Steffan Thomas 01286 685 211 steffan.thomas@galericaernarfon.com
Kieran Gaffey    01286 685 200 kieran.gaffey@galericaernarfon.com

Vacancy: Cook

Re-opening the cinema to full capacity (from 28.01.22)

From Friday, 28th of January – the cinema will re-open the cinema screens to full capacity (in line with the latest guidelines from 28.1.22).

Since we re-opened the cinema in July 2020, there have been consistent changes to regulations/capacities and this has had a substantial impact financially and in terms of planning. We now hope that there are better times ahead and that "normality" and stability moving forward.

When the cinema re-opens, we're having to introduce a new pricing structure for film screenings:


Type of ticket

In advance

On the day

Full price

£6.50

£8.50

Over 60s
Disabled

£5.50

£7.50

Children (2 – 15 years old)
£5INEMA members (new scheme for 16 – 25 year olds)

£5

£7

Prima (annual membership scheme)

£5

£5

To join Prima (£18 for 1 membership / £30 for dual membership) please contact the Box Office : 01286 685 222.

To register for the £5INEMA membership (free membership for individuals aged 16 – 25 only) : https://galericaernarfon.com/eng/£5inema.html
*note it can take up to 72 hours for the membership to be confirmed so please register as soon as possible

We strongly encourage customers to buy tickets in advance to make the most of the cheaper tickets (ticket prices increase £2 each on the day of the screening).

In line with the government guidelines, cinema audiences must still:
  • Present a valid Covid Pass
  • Wear a face covering when walking around the building and when seated in the cinema

To answer all Covid related FAQ and our measures here in Galeri, please click here

Cinema ticket price changes (temporarily)

Since 26.12.21, the regulations in place here in Wales in response to Covid (Omricon variant in particular) has had a substantial impact on our business. This is in addition to the negative impact the Covid Pass has had on admissions since its introduction in November.

For the cinema in particular, our:

  • Capacity has been significantly reduced. Sgrin 1 now has a capacity of 19 (29% of the full capacity) // Sgrin 2 now has a capacity of 45 (39% of the full capacity)
  • Film distributors remain to receive between 35%-60% of the ticket income (depending on the film/title)
  • Costs and company overheads remain consistent (staff costs / heating / electric / cleaning etc)

Unfortunately, we have no option but to temporarily increase our cinema ticket prices whilst social distancing is in place. From Friday, 21.01.2022 there will be a +50p increase per ticket, this means:

In advance

On the day

£6.50 £8

*Ticket price includes a booking fee of £1.50 per ticket

Once the restrictions on social distancing will be lifter, we will review the ticket prices once again.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support.

New COVID restrictions (from 26.12.21)

Following the First Minister’s announcement (22.12.21), new restrictions introduced in Wales from 26.12.21.

Amongst the additional changes are the re-introduction of:
-  2m social distancing (cinema / theatre)
- the “Rule of 6” per visiting group (cinema / theatre / Café Bar)

The rules already in place also remain – including the Covid Pass, face coverings, customer data collection (for Track & Trace purposes), promoting hand sanitizing, social distancing and a one-way system into/out of the building.

We will update our Covid FAQ page regularly : https://galericaernarfon.com/eng/covid19.html