UPDATE 01/04/18 – Due to wet weather, entertainment on the outdoor stage will be moved indoors – but the parade will still go ahead as planned!
A day long carnival featuring live music, fairground stalls, food, drink, arts, crafts and more has been announced for Tŷ Pawb’s opening celebration, Dydd Llun Pawb.
Taking place on Easter Monday, April 2, from 12pm until late, Dydd Llun Pawb (Everybody’s Monday) brings back the Victorian Wrexham tradition of locals descending on the town for a day of festivities on the Monday following the annual Spring Market.
Inside Tŷ Pawb, as well as along Chester Street outside the new centre for arts, markets and the community, visitors will be able to enjoy a fairground stall with a Victorian twist, a host of arts, craft, food and drink stalls, a children’s playground from the organisers of Wrexham’s ‘Playday’, Techniquest Glyndwr’s StarDome Planetarium, and live music from artists including The Big Beat, Wrexham Community Choir, Baby Brave and the Black Park Accordion Club, with many more acts and activities to be announced soon! Tŷ Pawb staff members will be on hand to assist with navigating the new centre’s facilities.
Dydd Llun Pawb will kick off with a huge parade led by North Wales’ self-proclaimed ‘brass band with attitude’ Band Pres Llareggub Brass Band. The parade will also feature 6 giant sculptures, representing 6 different aspects of Wrexham’s history and community, and members of the town’s many Charities, youth and community groups, each celebrating their own special contributions to Wrexham. The parade will make its way through the town centre from the meeting point of Hope Street and High Street, past the Monday Market on Queen’s Square, and into Tŷ Pawb where the centre will be declared open!
The day will draw to a close with a firework display over the town centre.
In the run up to the opening of Tŷ Pawb, local artists have been heading out to the county’s schools, sports clubs and community centres and delivering workshops with those taking part in the parade. This includes youth players at Brickfield Rangers, who joined local artist Annmarie Ruscoe to create designs celebrating their love of football!
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnership, Public Protection and Community Safety, said,
“We’re thrilled to announce the programme activities to the public. Tŷ Pawb will be a place the whole community can enjoy, a place to eat, drink, shop, study and relax, and we’re very much looking forward to opening its doors to show the people of Wrexham and further afield all that it has to offer.”
Dydd Llun Pawb is free to attend and open to all. For all enquiries email email@example.com
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