Real Food! Real Life!

Food connects us also connects us to our culture, history, well being, art, music, literature, health, landscape  and communities. 

Real Food Real Life  is a celebration of the rich diversity of food and life in your local community. Take part in cooking demos, craft demos, performances, music, dance , poetry readings, fitness classes and more. Our Roath and Riverside markets will now host of a range of informal events.  When you visit the market, you will not only find Real Food but a chance to discover the richness and Real Life  of your community. As Real Food Real Life is about sharing all the wonderful things the community has to offer, we need you ! Please get in touch if you would like to learn more on how you can be involved.

We will launch Real Food Real Life on the 7th of April (11:00am) at the Riverside Market with the Oasis World Choir and Band. The choir takes musical influence from the countries of origin of its participants, from Wales to Sudan, Iran and Eritrea, it is an eclectic mixture of sounds, helping to break the boundaries of cultural appreciation in Cardiff and the rest of Wales. They are run by Laura Bradshaw and Tracy Pallant, who volunteer their time to aid the clients of the center integrate through their musical heritage.

Oasis Cardiff is an non profit charity that aims to help Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Cardiff. Their main aim and vision is to help Refugees and Asylum Seekers integrate within their local community. Not only do they encourage integration within our own community and culture but they are also keen to learn and be inspired by the cultures and traditions they are exposed to daily by their wonderful clients at Oasis.

The choir has written many group songs and have built up a songbook with well over 100 songs made up of original songs composed by the group, songs from group members countries as well as favourite popular songs .

If you are a community group, artist, musician, new business, crafts person…a member of the community who has a passion to share, get in touch! We would love to hear from you and invite you to Come down to the market! Enjoy some real Food! Real Life!

Carol Adams