Grangetown Festival delights local residents
17 June 2019
More than 500 people visited this year’s space themed Grangetown Festival in Grange Gardens.
Community Gateway supported volunteers from Grangetown Community Action to plan and deliver the festival, along with support from the Grange Pavilion Youth Forum. This year there were over 50 stalls, many of which were local businesses, and it was fantastic to see the #shoplocal campaign in action.
Community Gateway and architects Dan Benham and IBI Group were able to share the plans for the new Grange Pavilion and it was wonderful to see people’s positive reactions and excitement. Local children made a tile for the new building as part of a Community Gateway activity led by a student from the Welsh School of Architecture.
Project Manager for Community Gateway Lynne Thomas said: "The sun came out and there was a brilliant mix of information stalls, activities, vendors and live music; the atmosphere was fantastic and we were very glad to play a part in the day, all the organisers were delighted that so many residents turned up to support a community-led event."
During the event The Grange Pavilion Youth Forum were awarded this year's Joan Gallagher award for outstanding work in the Grangetown community. Partnerships Manager Ali Abdi the founder of the Grange Pavilion Youth Forum said: "The festival would not have been such a success without the help of members of the Grange Pavilion Youth Forum, they worked tirelessly to make sure that everything was ready for the festival to begin and stayed on late to make sure everything was tidied away, it is very fitting that they won this award."
The Grangetown festival is an annual community-led event that has been running successfully for over 40 years.