The Maindee Festival attracts 12,000 people to Maindee each July for a free street carnival and music event. The Maindee Festival Association is the community based voluntary organisation that organises and runs the festival for the community.
The festival pays particular attention to children, young people and BME Community: children receive free costume making workshops in school in the three months preceding the festival and get to show them off in the street carnival; we dedicate one of our main tents for young people to organise and run by themselves and the music programme and catering reflects the strong ethnic diversity.
Meetings are friendly and informal and we keep the discussion quite general. For those who want to go into detail on issues such as music programming or marketing we have separate sub groups. We welcome everybody to come along and take part.
Community House is the first ever Peace Mala accredited community centre...
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Still 'building up a caring community'