Music and word celebrates seasonal solidarity

15 December 2015

Grangtown’s multicultural mix is to be celebrated in a music and words event at the Grange Gardens Bowls Pavilion.

With a local residents’ group poised to take over the building, an Evening Of Seasonal Solidarity next Saturday (6.30pm-8.30pm) will highlight the power of music to bring people togather.

It’s the latest event for the Bowls Pavilion and follows last weekend’s successful winter fayre.

A variety of performances and talks will celebrate Grangetown – and Cardiff’s – different cultures, as well as throwing in a bit of festive fun in the run up to the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Everyone is invited to pop in whenever they want and people are also being encouraged to bring along food for others to try. The event is being organised by local music producer Chris “Krik” Young and Huw Williams, who is exploring setting up a “Philosophy Cafe” in Grangetown in 2016.

They’re also looking for more people interested in contributing to the evening’s entertainment and would love to hear from you.

So far confirmed are local singer-songwriter Leighton Jones, who will kick off the evening with a few soul songs, and Salih Hassan performing as Oud Resists (pictured above).

“Salih is well known as a performer who works with ‘Music without Borders’, a network that uses the power of music to connect communities and that very much reflects the spirit behind the event, which aims to bring people together from across Grangetown and Cardiff to enjoy and celebrate our community,” said Chris and Huw.


Moseem Suleman, who was brought up in the area, will be presenting a short history of Muslims in Grangetown and a recitation from the Quran, whilst Rhiannon Williams will do a short talk on the theme of a A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

More details on the event will be announced closer to the time on Facebook – search under An Evening Of Seasonal Solidarity. If you’d like to get further details or if you’re keen to contribute a talk or performance, please email on or or by phone at 07984 643 774.

The event is being organised in partnership with Cardiff University’s Community Gateway programme and the hope is that this event will lay the foundations for future activities on the theme of Communication Without Barriers for a project in the New Year.


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