Exhibition emphasising cultural diversity hosted by Wrexham University

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

An exhibition featuring artwork and films portraying the diverse cultural experiences of individuals and communities from across North Wales is running over the next few weeks at Wrexham University.

The ‘Pobl Fel Ni / People Like Us’ exhibition has been developed by North Wales Race Equality Network (NWREN), as part of the Welsh Government Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan, and runs until Friday, May 17 in the Gallery at Wrexham University.

Featuring a variety of artforms, the project not only welcomes modern artistic interpretation, but also explores historical aspects emphasising inclusiveness; highlighting the diverse ethnic heritages that enrich Welsh culture through sharing experiences of individuals from various cultural backgrounds within modern Welsh society.

It is open to the community to visit and there will be a special launch taking place on Wednesday, May 8 in the Gallery, which members of the community, as well as university staff and students are invited to attend from 2.30pm onwards.

Wrexham University is currently working towards Advance HE’s bronze award for the Race Equality Charter mark, which aims to help universities in their work to improve the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in higher education. Hosting this exhibition supports the University’s goal in working towards the award.

Yasmin Washbrook, Race Equality Charter Project Lead and Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community at Wrexham University, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the ‘Pobl Fel Ni / People Like Us’ exhibition, here at the University. We would love for members of the community to come along and view this powerful exhibition – as well as our students and colleagues.

“I am proud of the institution’s commitment to inclusion, further amplified by our journey towards race equality through continuous efforts to achieve the Advance HE Race Equality Charter mark.

“The University’s support for initiatives like Pobl Fel Ni, underpinned by the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan is a testament to our dedication to fostering a culture of inclusion and promoting diversity both within our institution and in the wider community.”

For more information about the Pobl Fel Ni / People Like Us workshops and upcoming exhibitions across Wales, visit: https://poblfelni.org.uk 


Photo caption: From left, Yasmin Washbrook, Race Equality Charter Project Lead and Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community at Wrexham University; Suzette Smart, Creative Practitioner and NWREN partner; and Alison Bloomfield, Head of Organisational Development and Diversity.