Posted: Tue 25th Jun 2024

Success of a Booming Culture Club at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

The success of a booming culture club was music to the ears of students in Wrexham.

Coleg Cambria’s Culture Collective welcomed more than 50 learners to its latest event at Ial Restaurant.

To celebrate this year’s Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, the college held a special performance at the Hafod venue.

Organisers Judith Alexander and Tim Feak introduced talented guest speakers Tony Cordoba, a Youth Leader for the Ethnic Minority Youth Support Team (EYST) and Joseph George from Big Ideas Wales, who both played instruments and sang for those in attendance.

The session included Welsh-themed afternoon tea with homemade Bara Brith, and both Tony, who hails from Nicaragua, and George, who has Nigerian tribal roots, shared their thoughts and experience of Welsh culture.

There was also a talk from Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Branch Officer Ania Jones about the Welsh Language; she encouraged learners to have more confidence in making use of their native tongue whenever possible.

Judith, Cambria’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Coordinator said: “This exchange of knowledge and experiences enriches our learners’ perspectives and fosters a more inclusive and interconnected community.”

Tim, who is Lead Chaplain for the college, added: “It’s been great to see Culture Collective go from strength to strength.

“We have so much to celebrate and to learn from each other and I am always so moved by the stories and the willingness of our learners and wider community to come together and have fun!”

The next Culture Collective celebration will be held at Cambria’s Llysfasi site, near Ruthin, in June.

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