Tŷ Pawb celebrated its first birthday in style on on a sun-drenched Easter Monday with a day of free live entertainment and festivities.

Nearly 2,000 people came along to enjoy a carnival style atmosphere at the day-long event – Dydd Llun 2 – which featured local choirs, bands, family activities and more.

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Samba, singalongs and celebrations!

Highlights included Samba band, Bloco Swn circling the Food Court with their irresistible rhythmic drumming, the Pop Vox choir leading a mass Tom Jones singalong, and Evrah Rose giving her debut performance as Tŷ Pawb’s new poet in residence.

Artist, Kevin Hunt, unveiled his stunning new artwork for Tŷ Pawb’s revolving billboards, ‘Wal Pawb’, at a special ceremony in the afternoon.

Kevin’s Wal Pawb project, entitled ‘face-ade’ also includes a new fizzy drink made using ingredients grown on Tŷ Pawb’s rooftop community garden.

It’s safe to say the drink was very well received on one of the hottest days of the year so far!

The music goes on

The daytime entertainment was followed by an evening concert featuring some top bands and performers including Baby Brave, Meilir, Omaloma, Double-Barelled and Break the Record.

A fitting event to finish off a great first year

Lead Member for People – Communities, Partnerships Public Protection and Community Safety, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “Dydd Llun 2 has capped off a wonderful first year for Tŷ Pawb. To have attracted such a large audience on a sunny Easter weekend when many people would usually have been heading outdoors is hugely impressive and shows just how popular Tŷ Pawb has become as a family friendly destination.

“The combination of arts, markets, food & drink, family friendly activities and diverse live entertainment has proved a huge hit with visitors and thanks must go to the huge efforts of the staff, traders, volunteers, artists and all those who have worked so hard to make Tŷ Pawb such a success story.

“We are looking forward to more exciting times in Tŷ Pawb’s second year, with some fantastic events and exhibitions planned, including the Football exhibition ‘Futbolka’ which launches on Friday.”

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