Inter Cultural Celebration Weekend
11th – 12th March 2017
Gorau Chwarae Cyd-Chwarae: Together Stronger
You are cordially invited to participate in a weekend of events celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of cultures in Wales today, proclaiming with joy that we are ‘Together Stronger’.
Saturday 11th March
12 – 3pm: 5-a-side Football Tournament – Pontypridd RFC, Sardis Road
Acknowledging that sport can bring diverse groups of people together and that football is a language which can transcend barriers, we’re hosting a 5-a-side football tournament with prizes and special guests. Do you know a group of 5 players aged 16 or over of any gender and ability who might like to take part? Free to participate and travel costs can be provided if needed.
4 – 7pm: Sharing of Food and Culture – St David’s Uniting Church
Eric Eugene Murangwa from the charity ‘Football for Hope, Peace & Unity’ – a Rwandan refugee whose life was saved by his teammates – will be introducing and screening his 30 minute film ‘Soccer: My Saviour’ which retells his incredible story and subsequent desire to use football to promote peace and unity in communities across the UK and Rwanda. All are very welcome to attend the free screening. Following this we hope to showcase some of the gifts from the many cultures of Wales. Could you or some group you know offer a 10 minute presentation – whether through art or music, dance or drama, fashion or something completely different – to share something of the cultural treasures of the people of Wales today?
7pm – Late! Twmpath – Muni Arts Centre Pontypridd
Get your dancing shoes on as we prepare to show off some of our best – and worst – dance moves at this fun folk dancing event. Tickets: £4.
Sunday 12th March
10:45am: Inter Cultural Cymanfa Ganu – St David’s Uniting Church
Our morning service this weekend will take the form of a morning of praise as we host a classic Cymanfa Ganu which will celebrate the rich heritage of Welsh music alongside a few hymns that reflect the Inter Cultural theme of the weekend.
4pm: Family Film Screening – St David’s Uniting Church
Bring your loved ones and your cinema snacks to our free screening of a fabulous family film which reminds us that we really are ‘Together. Stronger’.
Certificate: PG. English language with Arabic subtitles.
The church is putting on this event as we feel that there has been a rise in suspicion of the stranger and of politics based on fear and hate in our country and beyond – and we hope that by coming together in sport, music and dancing, we might play together, have fun together and celebrate what unites us as the human race.
Come and join the celebrations as we thank God for making us one extravagantly loved people – diverse in culture and together, stronger.
If you would like more information about how to participate or sign up for any of the above events – and how could you not?! – please speak with our Committee Convener, Pam – [email protected]