Global Grangetown - in all weathers!
- Wednesday, 08 February 2012
On Saturday 4th February, people from across Grangetown celebrated their diverse backgrounds and those of their neighbours at the Global Grangetown Community Fayre 2012 at Channel View Centre.
The event, which was organised by the Grangetown Communities First team at Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC), had the theme of ‘Neighbourliness’. Approximately 150 local residents and over 30 local groups and services braved the snowy conditions to take part.
Cardiff Third Sector Council Chief Officer Jacqueline Bell said:
“This annual event aims to bring together people across Grangetown to celebrate the things that make us different and the things that make us the same – the Communities First programme gives us the opportunity to show everyone how much is going on in their area and how much people really care about each other.”
The event offered a mix of information:
- Activities - family activities provided by Severn Road Neighbourhood Learning Centre and story-telling by Grangetown Library
- Entertainment - from local group Sound Progression; slightly further afield, a DJ from Roath’s Ministry of Life; singing from Hugh de la Cruz; Welsh dancing from Cwmni Dawns Werin Caerdydd; Zimbabwean dancer Belinda Chiutsi and belly dancer Stephanie Gawne; ukulele band Squirrelheads In Gravy
- Samples of delicious food - from Indian (Vegetarian Food Studio) to Caribbean (African-Caribbean Elder Sisters), Yemeni (Yemeni Community Centre) and traditional Polish snacks! (Polish Home Association). Tea, coffee and welshcakes were provided by Sainsbury’s, Starbucks and Fabulous Welshcakes respectively.