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Fringe festival underway at Tiger bay

The Millennium Centre will play host to a series of events

Tiger Bay Presents sees a programme of events put on at the Wales Millennium Centre, to celebrate Cardiff’s ‘most multicultural corner’

The Millennium Centre will play host to a series of cultural events throughout November

Wales Millennium Centre will play host to a series of cultural events throughout November

A series of events are occurring at the Wales Millennium Centre throughout November, as part of a fringe festival to celebrate the history of Tiger Bay.

Tiger Bay Presents, which runs alongside Tiger Bay: The Musical, includes standup comedy, musical performances and a pop up museum, as well as a range of other shows and exhibitions to honour the area now known as Cardiff Bay.

Its aim is to highlight what the Wales Millennium Centre website calls the city’s “most multicultural corner,” and to showcase the impact the community has had on Cardiff’s culture and history.

The festival’s producer, Elan Isaac, said, “the driving aim was that there was a platform for the real stories of the area and the community to be heard and shared,” and that “the main thing we held with great importance was that the festival programme was curated, led and artistically directed by people from the Tiger Bay and Butetown Community.”

This was achieved in part through a community meeting which gave local people the chance to propose ideas for events and activities to be included as part of the festival’s programme.

Kyle Lima, a local actor, is staging a one man show as part of the festival

Kyle Lima, a local actor, is staging a one man show as part of the festival

For those involved with Tiger Bay Presents, it is a chance to spread a positive message about the city as a whole.

Actor Kyle Lima, whose one man show Heart and Soul is featured as part of the programme, is especially keen to highlight the festival’s significance in this regard.

“Tiger Bay Presents is a great opportunity to share more stories of the historic and groundbreaking multicultural community of Cardiff,” he said, adding that “it is important in such divisive times to show Cardiff as an example of racial integration and to shine a light on it to be admired.”

The festival’s programme began on Friday 10 November and will draw to a close on Saturday 25th November.

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