Event / 18 Apr – 20 Apr 2019

Family Weekend Event

Family Weekend Event
© Arnaldo James

Join us for 3 days of interactive fun for all the family. The weekend will involve a pop-up exhibition of 2017 exhibition Route to Roots, a celebration of ancestry, connections and differences and will inspire a range of themed activities for all ages.

We have the fantastic Nathan Wyburn creating a portrait of Cardiff legend Ninjah made entirely from earth to link with the concept of roots.

From 11am-3pm each day at Shift, see a full list of the not-to-be-missed activities below:

Thursday 18 April
Nathan welcomes families to Shift from 11am and invites them to start the large scale portrait.

Friday 19 April
Nathan continues on the large scale portrait of Ninjah and Adeola Dewis (Project Director) and Flow Maugran (Costume Maker) host an egungun (ancestor) masquerade workshop, inviting you to make and attach your own designs and words to the ancestor mask.

Saturday 20 April
Adeola and Nathan welcome families for the finale of the weekend which will include a performance to celebrate the creations by families and young people. Performance 2-3pm.

All of the above activities are free. We also offer free refreshments on site. We don’t have toilets within our part of the building, but free toilets and baby change facilities are within the Capitol Arcade. There is a buggy park and the site is fully accessible.