going forward
going forward

What is happening

Footsteps in a Foreign Land – updated

On 11th September as part of Danielle’s play, research and development, a group of attendees listened to the play in development – this was followed by an interesting Q andA.

Chief, arriving as a seaman; as many did; and settling in Wales – Danielle re-tells scenes of discovery; memory; and events that resonate greatly today.

The tension within families, generations and cultures – ultimately dividing a family.

Now a third generation migrant Danielle draws from a rich vein of episodes from her families’ story.

Many of the scenes evict both an emotional and introspective response within the audience.

Danielle Fahiya’s family came on a journey to Wales and Danielle ended up here in Cardiff she now is a professional actress and playwright. She is of Jordanian, German, Welsh and Somalian descent.

With the support of many people: she was awarded an @Arts_Wales_ grant for her play telling the story of her family’s migration to Wales.

Footsteps in a Foreign Land promises to be a powerful reminder and redolent of the present world.

This play in development is shortly to be shown in a community setting at the Riverside Warehouse in Cardiff on the 13th September at 11 am.

Chapter will host a later showing at 4pm.

Footsteps in a Foreign Land – Danielle Fahiya – Cardiff
More about Danielle here


Street Games funding- After School Club

Great news – from September, on Tuesdays, children in Riverside will be able to benefit from some fabulous after school activities.

This Thursday will be the last session for fit and fed this summer so Ranu is setting up some nice surprises for the kids to try, with the support of some local businesses – with something for the kids. Two businesses: Jannat Sarees have promised a big cake; One Stop Shop in Grangetown will surprise us with a box of goodies; hopefully both Clare food store and the local Spar will also be generous.

Some of the children have expressed a interest in boxing, and Ranu is approaching a local sportsman to come and show the kids some combinations and few tips.

A football coach whom currently runs coaching for kids will come in and have a kick about.

The younger children will be able to do art in the activity room. Thanks to the volunteers who have offered their time for this.

Sustainable Planet 2019

At Riverside Festival using a smoothie bike also known as a juice bike – young people and a few of more mature years had some great fun turning fresh fruit – a big thank you to Tesco in Cowbridge Road for the large box of bananas – and yoghurt into some really healthy drinks. The machine as you will see from the picture is a stationary bike that uses the cyclists pedal energy to drive the blender. Fruit & yoghurt goes into the blender receptacle, and after approximately 30 seconds of pedalling; aka useful exercise; one lovely nutritious drink has been made. Research has been shown that exercise can raise participants mood; and also can help with cardiovascular fitness. Some people even have fun doing this activity.

This activity has a low carbon footprint – SRCDC could considering introducing ‘energy bikes’ to power the lights in the centres – if enough volunteers can be persuaded!

Lamees Shosh producing smoothies
Lamees Shosh producing smoothies

People Power – nutritious fayre and great exercise – put a smile on your face while keeping fit and healthy!

Believe – Credu – Project Worker Sharon Krause a regular cyclist has no problems with the juice bike.

Fit and Fed Summer 2019

Fit and Fed – Riverside

Week 4 of the Fit and Fed – this vitally important scheme which will continue as after school activities when the holidays come to an end.

Loads of children experiencing sport and other related games in Riverside.

Ranu – also encouraging the youthful masses to eat some healthy nutricious food.

Big Lunch 2 – Chinatown

Bringing people together – Canoodle

Zhiwen Zhou was the executive chef who brought the culinary delights of the Orient to the Wyndham St Diner – Sharon Krause of the Believe – Credu project has been supported by the Eden Projects Big Lunch https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/thebiglunchhomepage

SRCDC helps organisations and individuals in the local communities. SRCDC promotes people who wish to start up a business or try another career by providing the environment to allow people to test out their ideas.

Below is a gallery of the evening. A big thanks to all those sous chefs who helped Zhiwen and for the delightful company of the members of Riverside’s family who were lucky indeed to consume the wonderful food.

Big Lunch

SRCDC – Eden Community – The Big Lunch is the UK’s biggest annual get together for neighbours


SRCDC delayed their Big Lunch to ensure all the local community could participate.

Sharon Krause organised this event:

‘We had at least  30 people from the community join us today for a Big Lunch. It was a lovely, chilled event with children joining in the fun as it should be. It was also great to have Rebecca from Keep Riverside Tidy and the Nutrition and Dietetics team on board.

Thank you all so much for coming to support the event and a very big thank you to my crazy twin sister Kitty, without whom this event could not have taken place.’

Thanks also to Rebecca Falvey for her invaluable assistance:

‘Thank you so much to you Sharon for organising! I had a lovely time and met so many more people in my community. You and Kitty made delicious soup and Kitty also made me pull people off the street to join in – and they did and they loved it!!! People also got to find out what happens at Brunel St so hopefully will feel more confident to come along and use the services/classes etc. Good result all round! ‘

Project Worker