Merthyr's Global Village
Merthyr Tydfil's annual Global Village event will be held at Cfyfarthfa Park on Sunday 1 July 2012 from 11am-6pm.
Global Village is in its very essence about participation: a coming together of the various groups of people that live in the borough to celebrate diversity and difference.
The festival uses music, dance, art, voice and performance in an inclusive and celebratory context.
The array of activity means that there is something for everybody; people can develop their creative side and widen their cultural horizons.
The Merthyr Tydfil Global Village Festival was established in 2005 to celebrate the cultural diversity and heritage of Merthyr Tydfil. Initial discussion took place within the Multi Agency Diversity Forum (MADF) – a partnership of local statutory and voluntary organisations that meet to address issues of diversity and hate crime.
The members of the MADF wanted to develop an event that took their responsibilities and work in this area outside of their own organisations and that accomplished something meaningful.
All MTGV committee members/trustees give of their time in planning and running the day 'in kind' - GV is outside of our daily work remit and only runs because of the commitment of the individuals involved. Recently the MTGV Festival has achieved charitable status.
In the two weeks leading up to the festival we hold workshops in various locations. (Workshops will be announced soon.)