A very warm welcome to the By My Side, Come Rain or Shine project. Join us in celebrating the diverse communities, locations, friends and family that make Roath a very special corner of Cardiff.

madeinroath, in collaboration with James Cocks will be occupying the streets, parks, highways and byways for By My Side, Come Rain or Shine. The project is a culmination of several months of meeting and working with communities in a series of collage based design workshops. Producing printed postcards available to buy at various locations throughout the festival.

A selection of the designs will be transformed into large-scale flags representing all the groups worked with throughout the project.

All of the original art work will also be displayed in an al fresco exhibition adorning the railings surrounding The Mackintosh Sports Club throughout the full week of the festival. The project will be part of the opening day of this year’s festival on Sunday 15th October. We will come together as one community to walk through Roath taking in important community and festival locations and ending at Inkspot Arts Space. Food and music will welcome the walkers and flags. Stick around for the evening and you will be treated to musical and visual delights at the madeinroath opening party ‘Congregation’.

The By My Side, Come Rain or Shine project has worked with community groups, charities, schools and colleges from the far reaches of Roath. We would like to applaud the wonderful creativity of: Vision Twenty One, TAVS, Journeys, The Trinity Centre, Cardiff High School, St. Teilo’s Church in Wales High School, Roath Park Primary School, Tredegarville Primary School, Albany Primary School, The Mackintosh and Plasnewydd Community Gardens, Cardiff School of Art and Design and (from a little further afield) The Trebanog Project.

We hope you will stand by us to kick off madeinroath 2017 as a community, flags-a-waving in the breeze, come rain or shine.

James Cocks, Lead Artist & Pip Tudor, CREATE co-ordinator


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