News : Wrexham Community Groups Invited to Celebrate the Town at 'Dydd Llun Pawb' Parade
Community groups from in and around Wrexham are being invited to take part in a parade celebrating the little things that make the town special, as part of the official opening of Tŷ Pawb.
Tŷ Pawb is the new £4.5 Million development in the heart of Wrexham town centre. Under construction on the site of the former People's Market, and supported by a £2.3 million grant from the Arts Council of Wales, £700,000 from Welsh Government, and an additional £1.5 million from Wrexham CBC, the development will bring together markets, business incubation, theatre, galleries, food and drink under one roof.
Tŷ Pawb will open its doors to the public on Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018 with 'Dydd Llun Pawb', a day-long celebration with a carnival atmosphere, featuring live music, performing arts, craft, food and drink stalls, and a range of hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Meaning 'Everybody's Monday', Dydd Llun Pawb brings back an old Wrexham tradition, where locals would descend into the town for a day of festivities on the Monday following the annual spring market.
Full details of the day's events will be revealed in the new year, but it has been announced that Dydd Llun Pawb will commence with a parade, celebrating all that is special about the town. Moving through Wrexham town centre, and led by a marching band, the parade will feature giant versions of 6 brand new Wrexham Souvenirs, selected in November by a public vote, and 30 local groups will be able to join them, each celebrating their own unique contribution to the community.
To take part, community groups must simply be available on Monday 2nd April from 12.00 / noon ? 2.00pm, and able to receive a visit from a local artist between 15th January and 2nd March 2018, who will help them to design and produce their parading materials. There is no charge for participating, and people of all ages, interests and abilities are encouraged to take part.
Community groups come in all shapes and sizes, and schools, sports teams, social groups, charities and informal collectives are all welcome to get involved, and for those who are not members of any group, but would like to join the parade, a number of public workshops will also be held.
Welcoming community involvement at the heart of the project, Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, has said:
"Tŷ Pawb's role is to serve and celebrate the community of Wrexham, and Dydd Llun Pawb will be a testament to that. From selecting the name to constructing the furniture, many people have supported the centre's development from the outset, and a huge parade to celebrate the wonderful contributions so many people make to the town will be a great way to say thank you as we open!"
Groups interested in taking part in the Dydd Llun Pawb parade should contact firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 22nd December.