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17 Feb 2015

Multi-Cultural Party in Blaen-y-Maes

No Comments Current News, Festival, Minority Ethnic Advocay Project (MEEA), Voices Have Spoken

On March 3rd 2015, Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council are holding a multi-cultural party in the SPARK Centre on Broughton Avenue, Blaen-y-Maes to celebrate the diversity of our city.  Anyone from the local community is welcome to come and join us.

In partnership with  the SPARK Centre and SANDS Cymru, we are putting on various activities and events between 11.00am – 3.00pm, including food tasting, crafts, cooking demonstrations and henna painting.

The event has been organised with the ethos of developing community cohesion and, at the same time ensuring that people are aware of the issues faced by individual’s different characteristics. In this regard, we have sought the involvement of  Primary school.

Event-Flyer-Spark-3rd-March--WebIn the afternoon, year 6 children from Blaen-y-Maes Primary School will join us for workshops, craft making and cooking.

This event is being co-ordinated by our ‘Voices Have Spoken’ (VHS) team and the ‘Minority Ethnic Elders Advocacy’ (MEEA) team. The VHS project is tasked with dealing with hate crime and hate incident issues relating to race, religion or disability and the MEEA project, on a Wales wide basis, deals with advocating for minority ethnic people who are over 50 years of age and who find it difficult to represent themselves in many common life situations.

Said Taha Idris, OBE, JP, Chief Executive of SBREC, “We are aware that Blaenymaes is a very close knit community and a vast number of ethnicities of people live there. We are also aware that Blaenymaes, even though within a few miles of the Swansea City centre, has remained a very self contained and isolated community. Often people find it difficult to come into the city centre. It is for this reason that we are taking the project to those members of the communities and make them aware of the diversity that exists within the area.”

For more information please contact the Chief Executive at Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council on 01792 457035 or The Spark Centre on 01792 585538

12 Mar 2014

Dylan Thomas Centenary

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Swansea appears to be buzzing with words of Dylan Thomas, Swansea’s internationally acclaimed and prominent poet.

As part of the Centenary celebrations a number of initiatives are underway. Here at SBREC, our Engagement Gateway staff have joined forces with Waterfront Museum to deliver benefits to their clients and at the same time celebrate the Centenary.  Funding for the Engagement Gateway project is derived from European Social Funds via Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). Its aim is to help people from black and minority ethnic communities gain confidence and the necessary skills to compete in the jobs market.

_MTI5982-WebA Community artist, Rhiannon Morgan, has been delivering a series of art based workshops, the product of which will be on display at the Waterfront Museum as part of the Centenary celebrations.  In this picture we present a small sample of the items that have so far been produced. The theme is a tea party. All items have been ‘cooked’ using cloth materials. This is a fine example of how creativity can be expressed using unusual methods and materials. The project has helped develop confidence in  women from BME backgrounds who participated in the workshop sessions.

If you are from an ethnic minority background and if you feel you need some help and support in entering the field of employment please contact a member of staff at SBREC on 01792 457035.






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31 Oct 2013

Fun, Food and Learning

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Fun, Food and Learning with Swansea Bay REC and WEA

Come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon with your family and friends .  We will be holding many stalls where you can browse or enjoy a fun day out with your family.  There will be introductions to a range of services provided by us and WEA so don’t miss out! Here are some of our taster of what is to offer:

•    Henna
•    Self Defence
•    First Aid
•    Food Hygiene
•    Card Making
•    Flower Arranging
•    Carpentry
•    Sugarcrafts
•    Beauty therapy
•    Children’s Entertainment
•    Story telling / Shadow puppets
•    Life in the UK Quiz

Please note: A schedule of timings will be provided at the Event.
Sessions are subject to change.

Bring your family and friends!

Date:  Saturday 2nd November 2013
Time:  12 noon to 4pm

Venue: Taibach Community Centre, Duke Street, Port Talbot
SA13 1NA

04 Oct 2013

Eid Bazaar Event

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Eid Bazaar with Swansea Bay REC

Come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon with your family and friends .  We will be holding many stalls where you can browse or purchase from a variety of stalls which includes:

•    Henna
•    Hand-made Jewellery
•    Hand-made ceramic goods
•    Snack stalls
•    Traditional Clothes
•    Flower arrangements
•    Children’s Entertainment

Bring your family and friends!

Genre:  Family Event
Date:  12th Oct 13
Time:  2 pm to 4pm

Venue: Quaker House, Page Street (Opposite YMCA Swansea)
Swansea, SA1 4EZ

Address of event:
You can also visit the website for location:
Quaker House, Page Street


21 Jun 2013


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Our patrons would be delighted to hear that the City & County of Swansea, in partnership with SBREC and a number of community based organisations are holding the World Party Event once again this year. This year the event is being held in Castle Square in Swansea on Saturday 22nd June 2013 commencing at 11am and lasting until 5pm.

It is a family event and lots of cultural activities, cuisines and world music beckons those who want to come along to Castle Square during these times.