Archive for August, 2011

31 Aug 2011

Swansea Council Consultation Opportunity

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Here is an opportunity for people living in the Swansea area to give their feedback on Swansea Council’s services to its constituents. We would like to encourage every one to take part in this consultation.

Said the Consultation Coordinator, Rhian Millar, when asked what this was about, “As a key stakeholder for the Council, we are keen to have people’s opinion on how we perform in a number of important areas.

We would be grateful if everyone could complete this questionnaire so that we can assess what they think of us and to identify those areas where we need to improve in order to meet their expectations. Their responses will be treated confidentially, so I would request them to respond honestly and openly.”

Click here to take part

If you have any questions about the survey or would like to complete this survey in an alternative format e.g Large Print etc please contact Rhian Foote 01792 636732 or email: rhian.millar@swansea.gov.uk

22 Aug 2011

WORLD PARTY 27 August 2011

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We would like to remind all our supporters about the World Party Event taking place between 12 noon and 6pm on Saturday 27 August 2011 at the Museum Park in Swansea.

World Party returns to the grounds of the National Waterfront Museum celebrating Swansea’s multicultural make up with a mix of sounds, tastes and cultures from around the world, all in one place.

With an excellent live music stage featuring artists and dancers from local and international communities, marquees, workshops, cooking demonstrations and tasters – this is one party not to be missed! Best of all World Party is a FREE EVENT.

Confirmed Acts:

H-Dhami – Hounslow singer whose first single ‘Sadke Java’ was a summer hit in 2007 and was later voted ‘Best Video’ by ZEE TV viewers, while his debut album reached no.1 in the asian charts.

The Porter Boys – An Irish group that boast superb harmony vocals along with guitar, banjo, fiddle and penny whistle.

Ponchartrain – American country band guaranteed to get your toes tapping with a dobro, fiddle/accordion, guiitar and double bass topped with excellent vocals.

The World Party Event is presented by City and County of Swansea, in partnership with Tata Steel, Swansea Bay REC and numerous other community and voluntary sector organisations in order to showcase the cultural diversity that exists in the area. It will consist of world music, delicious foods and traditional crafts. A number of free workshops will be held inside National Waterfront Museum by over 12 communities represented.

This is an annual not-to-be-missed event. We hope to see every one of you there on the day.

More info at: http://www.swanseabayfestival.com/worldparty

12 Aug 2011

Celebrating the World of Swansea

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27th August 2011 sees the return of the World Part Event to Museum Green (opposite National Waterfront Museum) in Swansea. This is an all day spectacular held every year honouring the multi-ethnic communities living and working in the City and County of Swansea. The event will be held between 12 noon and 6pm.

The event has been made possible because of a good partnership effort between the various ethnic minority communities of Swansea including lead been provided by City and County of Swansea and Swansea Bay REC.

You can expect to see local artists performing on a stage alongside some of the established professional performers. You can jiggle to a performance of African drums followed by Bollywood dancing or listen to the classical tones of a local Swansea University performing group. But the big name this year to enthrall the crowds is Hartinder Dhami, an internationally known Bhangra artist known for his innovative Bhangra representations. H Dhami is a young and fresh bhangra artist with an international fan base already rocking to his tunes. Dhami’s father is the legendary Palvinder Dhami from the Bhangra band Heera. H Dhami has been performing on stage from the age of six alongside his already popular and well known father.

Alongside this will be marquees holding demonstrations with an international flavour including two of the Celtic nation states i.e. Wales and Ireland. There will be representations from the African, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian and Thai communities amongst others. The Arab and Muslim communities of Swansea will be making an extra special effort as it is the month of Ramadan for them and therefore their participation will be whilst they are observing a complete fast during sunlight hours.

City and County of Swansea and Swansea Bay REC would like to invite everyone to witness this special extravaganza and see for themselves how a cohesive community should live and work together.