Community groups from in and around Wrexham are invited to take part in a parade celebrating the things that make the town so special, as part of the official opening of Tŷ Pawb.

Tŷ Pawb is the new £4.5 Million development in the heart of Wrexham.

Under construction on the site of the former People’s Market, and supported by a £2.3 million grant from the Arts Council of Wales, £700,000 from Welsh Government, and an additional £1.5 million from Wrexham Council, the development will bring together markets, businesses, theatre, galleries, food and drink under one roof in the town centre.

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Tŷ Pawb will open its doors to the public on Easter Monday, April 2, 2018 with Dydd Llun Pawb – a day-long celebration with a carnival atmosphere, featuring live music, performing arts, craft, food and drink stalls, and a range of hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.

Welsh for ‘Everybody’s Monday’, Dydd Llun Pawb brings back an old Wrexham tradition, where locals would descend into the town for a day of festivities on the Monday following the annual spring market.

Dydd Llun Pawb will commence with a parade, celebrating all that is special about Wrexham.

Moving through Wrexham town centre, and led by a marching band, the parade will feature giant versions of six brand new Wrexham Souvenirs, selected in November by a public vote.

Groups invited to take part

30 local groups will be able to join them, each celebrating their own unique contribution to the community.

To take part, community groups must be available on Monday, April 2 from noon until 2.00pm, and able to receive a visit from a local artist between January 15 and March 2, 2018.

The artist will help them to design and produce their parading materials. There is no charge for participating, and people of all ages, interests and abilities are encouraged to take part.

For those who are not members of any group, but would like to join the parade, a number of public workshops will also be held.

Further details of the day’s events will be revealed in the New Year.

Groups interested in taking part in the Dydd Llun Pawb parade should contact enquiries@typawb.wales before Friday December, 22.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said:  “Ty Pawb’s role is to serve and celebrate the community of Wrexham, and Dydd Llun Pawb will be a testament to that.

“From selecting the name to constructing the furniture, many people have supported the centre’s development from the outset, and a huge parade to celebrate the wonderful contributions so many people make to the town will be a great way to say thank you as we open!”

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