17 FEB

Home Event

‘Our community is home to many different cultures and this event has allowed us to come together to celebrate our home and discover that there is more that unites than divides us.’ - Mike Theodoulou, Chief Executive of Foothold Cymru

Mayor and kids

Over 220 people attend HOME event in Llanelli!

The free event run by west Wales Charity Foothold Cymru, in partnership with the Llanelli Multicultural Network, brought together diverse communities from Llanelli and Carmarthenshire to share their ideas of home and cultural traditions.

 

With over 220 attendees and representation from over 8 countries including Wales, Poland, Ukraine, Korea, France, Zimbabwe and Kenya, the event was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of the Llanelli Town Council and the Chairman of the Llanelli Rural Council.

 

At the heart of the event was a giant graffiti wall, created by local graffiti artist Jenks, which allowed attendees to get creative and write or illustrate their memories, thoughts and ideas of home and what home means to them.

Activities and Sharing

There was a range of activities for children, including wreath making, printing and poetry and arts and crafts all on the theme of home. There was also music and dancing from around the world including an open mic opportunity which gave attendees surprise performances from Kenya and Poland!

 

The event was made possible by funding from the Welsh Government Community Cohesion fund, but was supported and attended by the Llanelli Rotary, Community Connections/Fusion Network, St Pauls Family Centre, The Dylan Thomas Centre, Llanelli House and Chomuzangari Women’s Cooperative. 

 

Annie Evans Chair of the Llanelli Multicultural Network said: ‘it was amazing to see our diverse communities coming together to share their ideas of home be it here in Llanelli, or somewhere else in the world. A huge thank-you to everybody who came and made it such a special day.’’

 

Mike Theodoulou, Chief Executive of Foothold Cymru said ‘Our community is home to many different cultures and this event has allowed us to come together to celebrate our home and discover that there is more that unites than divides us.’

 

Everyone who attended the event received a cupcake and all children left with a free book and a goodie bag.

Comments and Quotes from the event

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Really fabulous event that was much needed to build a sense of a cohesive caring community in Llanelli

Event Attendee

Home Event, 17th February 2024

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Wonderful community and culture interaction that was family Orientated.

Event Attendee

Home Event, 17th February 2024

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Lots to do for the kids! Free books, cake and goodie bags! Learning about other cultures in my community.

Event Attendee

Home Event, 17th February 2024

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Fabulous event! Well organised - thank you!

Event Attendee

Home Event, 17th February 2024

Over 220 attendees

Over 220 people visited the event over a period of 4 hours to learn about other cultures and share their ideas on 'home.

Representation from 8 countries

Including Wales, Poland, Ukraine, Korea, France, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Attended by 10 community organisations

Foothold Cymru, Llanelli Multicultural Network, Llanelli Rotary, Community Connections/Fusion Network, St Pauls Family Centre, The Dylan Thomas Centre, Llanelli House, NHS and Chomuzangari Women’s Cooperative. 

Films from the day

Made possible by the Welsh Government Community Cohesion Funding

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