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12 May 2017

Young girl in front of colourful mural

Grangetown residents are invited to make their community an even better place to live by taking part in Cardiff University Community Gateway projects.

Find out how to get involved at the third annual Love Grangetown event, organised by Community Gateway and partners, on Saturday 13 May.

Feedback from the community will shape Community Gateway’s activities over the next 12 months.

Love Grangetown

Grange Pavilion

Love Grangetown starts at Grange Pavilion, Grange Gardens, at 14:00 with family activities including craft making, Cardiff City sporting fun, a visit from the fire service and the chance to design an Eisteddfod Crown.

There will also be a showcase of Community Gateway projects and activities developed in collaboration with the community.

Showcase local talent

From 16:00 to 19:00 Grange Pavilion will host a showcase of local talent including singer-songwriter Leighton Jones, poet Topher Mills, rapper/grime act Sonny Double 1 and street dancer Tiny Shubz.

Community Gateway is one of the University’s flagship engagement projects and supports the development of research, teaching and volunteering opportunities in Grangetown.

It has now supported more than 40 community activities and projects including a philosophy cafe, safety week, mental health & wellbeing day, a shop local campaign, a business forum, litter picks and a schools’ advisory panel.

This year the project team also successfully secured a £50,000 development grant from the Big Lottery Fund to develop ideas to renovate and extend the old bowling pavilion in Grange Gardens.

Community Gateway has been working with Grangetown residents’ groups Grange Pavilion Project and Grangetown Community Action to rejuvenate the disused pavilion and transform it into a thriving venue for the community.

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