International Women's Day 2010

Multicultural event planned to celebrate International Women’s Day in Carmarthenshire

Posted in 2010 03 08, Wales by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

Multi cultural dances and Henna painting are amongst the activities planned in Llanelli to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Glanymor and Tyisha Communities First, a Welsh Assembly-funded initiative run locally by Carmarthenshire County Council, has organised a day packed full of free activities at the Morfa Social Club on Monday, March 8, between 10am and 5pm.

As well as international performances from female dance groups representing India, Korea, Africa, the Phillipines and Nepal, there will also be a strong Welsh flavour with local school children demonstrating St David’s Day celebrations.

Glanymor and Tyisha Communities First was successful in securing funding from the Welsh Assembly Government in line with the theme Promoting Women into Public and Political Life.

Speeches will be given by women working in political and public sector fields, and service providers including the Crown Prosecution Service, Police, Fire Brigade, and Women’s Aid will be providing information to attendees.

A free bus service will pick-up from Yr Hafan, Seaside, at 9.40am – stopping at Llys Glanymor, Llys Y Drindod, and Hafan Y Morfa, before arriving at Morfa Social Club at 10am. A return bus will leave the club at 5pm.

Farah Aziz, Communities First development officer, said: “We have planned a full day of events which will give an international flavour, and will provide entertainment for people of all ages. The event is free, and is open to men and women.”

Communities First aims at regenerating deprived communities by improving living conditions and prospects for people.

In Carmarthenshire, the local authority runs four out of the six Communities First organisations, and its teams host many local events and educational activities every year, along with specific regeneration programmes.

Regeneration Executive Board Member Cllr Clive Scourfield said: “The Communities First team performs a vital role in the area and I am delighted that the team is finding new ways of bringing the community together, such as this wonderful multicultural event to celebrate International Women’s Day.”

For more information call Farah Aziz on 01554 777850.

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