Event Details

  • Event Name: G-Connect
  • Date: Saturday 18th June 2022
  • Time: 11am – 3pm
  • Location: Llys Dylan & Eglwys y Groes Church in Maesgeirchen,  Bangor LL57 1LW 
  • Socials: Twitter / Facebook

About the event

A full day event, centred around a community café, but spread across three indoor venues and two outdoor venues. To celebrate, showcase and share all that’s happening in MaesG & Tan-y-Bryn to connect residents.

The event will include regular groups and clubs sharing and welcoming new people into what they do (e.g. gardening, walking, boxing, performing arts, community caffi); activities and performances on the theme of connection (including dance, hip-hop, forum theatre, poetry, sofa sessions, thought walls); closed sessions around vertical disconnection with residents who have sought support for struggles and experienced systemic ; celebration of pulling together through Covid, the new playpark; opportunities to get involved in community projects on the horizon (market garden, new community centre, green energy); space to shape what happens next and lots of opportunity for gently opening conversations around connection and what matters to residents. 

About MaesNi

MaesNi is a community group created and led by residents of Maesgeichen estate on the outskirts of Bangor which works for residents to make their visions for their community happen.

MaesNi’s open steering group and workers support new and existing groups and clubs with whatever they need to flourish, and combines local consultation with creating social events. From street parties and cinema nights to a community café and activities for young people, from yoga and football to music, gardening and walking and much more besides.

MaesNi also works on infrastructure projects like new gardens and growing spaces, renewables and community centres and access to community spaces and leads a support hub for help with food, fuel and other needs as well as ideas to make their community an even better place to live.