The Cardiff Debate is a three year programme of engagement which aims to provide an ongoing conversation with Cardiff’s citizens, communities, partners and employees to help to shape the future design and delivery of public services. The public and third sectors are facing significant pressures both in terms of reduced budgets and growing demand for services. The Cardiff Debate aims get people to work together and find solutions in innovative ways.
Events will be hosted in various local areas to discuss priorities for the city and concerns within different communities in the Cardiff area. Conversations are also encouraged to happen online via social media. They can be contacted via Twitter @CardiffDebate or by using the hashtag #CardiffDebate. As part of the Cardiff Debate a number of ‘drop in’ workshops are being hosted across the city, alongside informal on-street engagement. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss which services they use and ideas on how they may be delivered differently in future.
On Tuesday 9th September Unite Against Fascism invites supporters in Wales to their Cardiff event with UAF's joint secretary Weyman Bennett hosting the meeting.
Unite Against Fascism are calling for the broadest unity against the alarming rise in racism and fascism in Britain today as over the last decade, racism and Islamophobia in society have grown. As a result, there has been an increase in racist violence and attacks on multiculturalism. This has also culminated in the rise of far right and fascist organisations.
Weyman Bennett will be speaking about the fight against fascism as well as standing up to UKIP and preparing for the general election.
The event takes place on Tuesday 9th September 7.30 pm at Suite 1, Unite Building on Cathedral Road, Cardiff.
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The course is suitable for anyone who wants to improve the way they communicate the work they do, this course explores the basics of communications for small volunteer-run organisations.
It will help you to learn more about developing free websites, using Facebook, Twitter and your local media to highlight your work to the wider public.
The next training day takes place on Wednesday 10th September in Cardiff and runs 9:30am until 4:30pm.
Find out more and book your place here.
Join the Institute of Welsh Affairs to ask 'what about Wales?'
When Scotland goes to the polls on September 18th the Scottish electorate will decide the future of their nation, but what will the impact be on the rest of the United Kingdom, and what in particular will it mean for Wales?
One week before Scotland's historic referendum the IWA in partnership with the Wales Millennium Centre will gather together key figures including Leanne Wood, David Marquand and Kirsty Williams to discuss what the implications of the vote will be for Wales.
The event takes place on Thursday 11th September 2014 1.30pm - 6pm at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.
For more information and to book your place, click the link here.
The dates and times of the meetings are:
Cardiff Co-Creating Healthy Change Forum Meeting: Thursday 21st August 2014 10.30am -1.00pm in The Hayes, Cardiff.
Vale Co-Creating Healthy Change Forum Meeting: Wednesday 17th September 2014 10.30am - 1.00pm at The Pioneer Hall, Barry.
The events are free and light refreshments will be provided and expenses will be offered for travel and replacement care costs (including child care). For more information on the events please visit the website here.
In previous years, up to 30,000+ visitors have attended the Mela in one day making it one of Wales' largest single day multicultural festivals. Acts performing this year include Lehmber Hussainpuri, Team PBN and Bonafide. It will also feature Bollywood dancing, market ‘bazaar’, a kid’s zone and other activities.
It is a free event and acts as a showcase for the arts, particularly performing arts such as regional dance and music. The event aims to be a platform for local artists of all ages and cultures as well as celebrating the cultural diversity of all of Cardiff's cultural and ethnic communities.