Siyaya entertaining at the Wales Fair Trade Fair, Abergavenny.
Thank you to everyone who helped us create another successful Fairtrade weekend.
This was our eighth year and the event is growing as a cultural, fair trade event in Wales.
We started the weekend off in Brecon at the Guildhall, on a warm, sunny Saturday (in October)!
We were fortunate to have Bevin Magama, a storyteller and performer from Zimbabwe, playing traditional African instruments as people entered the fairtrade market, creating a wonderful atmosphere.
The market was well attended – we raised awareness and collected lots of donations for the charity with a raffle, which was drawn in Abergavenny on the Sunday.
On Saturday evening, The Zim Voices, a women’s song and dance group, supported by Mr Magama entertained us with ‘A Day In The Life of a Zimbabwean Village’, incorporating traditional music and dance. The performance was funny and very enjoyable.
On Sunday in Abergavenny Market Hall we had more Fairtrade stalls and a huge amount of entertainment, the highlights of which were lots of Zimbabwean music and dancing from Siyaya and a wonderful performance by over very own Abercapella, from the area. We met lots of new people as the event was very well attended again. Thank you to all.
We look forward to welcoming you next year for more Fairtrade stalls, singing and dancing and FUN!
Our annual Fairtrade event usually takes place on the first weekend in October each year.