Date(s) - 04/03/2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Swansea City Centre
The AberDewi Festival returns to Swansea city centre once again this year on Saturday 4th March, 2017. The AberDewi festival has been a success over the past 2 years, drawing over 2500 people to parade through the streets of Swansea to celebrate Wales’ patron saint and our Welsh heritage.
This year AberDewi will be part of a much bigger event called Our Abertawe. This year, a host of community groups are joining AberDewi to show strength of unity, and social harmony. This is a celebration of modern Wales, inclusive of all groups that live in this wonderful place. There will be a number of stages throughout Swansea city centre from 11a.m. to 6p.m., offering music, dance and performances, celebrating our unique character, all of which will culminate in a large parade.
This community event is free to all, inclusive, and a celebration by people in Swansea of our local community. We expect over 5000 people to participate, plus substantial crowds that will come to watch.
Local schools are also involved in the day. Several Junior Schools are designing, making and entering the dragon competition, the winner of which will have the honour of heading the parade. The senior schools are taking part in an “Apprentice”-style competition, which involves raising money on the day for two charities for the homeless, the Mother Teresa Nuns, and Zac’s Place, both of which are at the forefront of helping the homeless of Swansea. The schools being put through their business skills are Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr, Ysgol Gyfun Bryntawe, and Bishop Vaughan Comprehensive School.
The Parade starts at 3.00p.m. This year, before the Parade, we would like to invite as many choirs as possible to lead a mass singalong of Calon Lân. The words will be displayed on the big screen on Castle Square for a mass sing-along, before we all parade through the streets of Swansea city centre.
Check out this video of AberDewi 2016!
This event is part of Our Abertawe, Celebrating Swansea Together. Find out about this great event here
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