Central Station played host to an afternoon of bands in a celebration of equality and diversity on Saturday 3rd November. The Wrespect – Wrexham for Respect – event was organised by Ellen Pusey and other members of Wrexham’s Senedd yr Ifanc for young people who had taken part in the Big Welsh Walk. Speaking to Wrexham.com, Ellen explained that Wrespect had been founded to give a really strong message about diversity. “Sometimes people have quite a stereotypical view of young people so we’re fighting against that prejudice, and against racism, sexism and homophobia.”
Entertainment was provided throughout the afternoon by groups Silverside and Kinslayer, deaf choir Singing Hands, singer Koutha and guitarist David. There was also artwork from members of the project on display and attendees were asked to sign a special Wrespect banner to mark the occasion. The event went very well, with Ellen telling Wrexham.com afterwards “Looking back on the event I think it was a great success. The bands and performers were fantastic, showing a real diversity in the interests of young people in Wrexham. I’m really happy with how the day went, and I’m very grateful for everyone who took part.”
The Senedd y Ifanc is a youth forum comprised of 50 members who work together with local councillors to make sure young people are able to get involved and be heard in their community.