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‘I’m in Tea mood for Dancing’ as devolution debate hits north east Wales

Welsh Assembly Government

‘I’m in Tea mood for Dancing’ as devolution debate hits north east Wales

Singer and actress Bernie Nolan took to the dance floor with All Wales Convention Executive Committee member Alex Aldridge to launch a special tea dance debate at Denbigh’s Town Hall from 2-4pm on Tuesday April 21st.

The All Wales Convention will also be visiting Mold’s Bryn Coch Primary School to hold a question time style event (6.30-8.30pm) on Wednesday 22nd April followed by Wrexham’s Glyndŵr University on Thursday 23rd April (6.30-8.30pm)  

The Denbigh Tea Dance will start with a discussion forum, where people will have the opportunity to join in the debate and feedback their thoughts on the National Assembly for Wales, giving their first hand experience on how its policies and decisions have impacted their lives.  After the traditional tea and cakes, people will have the opportunity to work off the calories by taking to the floor under the guidance of a qualified dance instructor.

The All Wales Convention, chaired by Sir Emyr Jones Parry, is a totally independent and impartial body.  It was established to analyse the arguments for, and against, extra powers and in turn raise awareness, stimulate debate and encourage engagement amongst the people of Wales of the nationwide consultation, which runs until August 2009.  The Convention’s findings will be presented by the end of the year.
Sir Emyr said:

Mixing salsa and social issues, polka and politics is a way to access a different audience. I want to make sure that we try and speak to as wide an audience as possible throughout Wales.  In the same way as we’ve established a social networking group on Facebook to interact with the younger generation, we’re hosting a tea dance at Denbigh to meet with the older generation. That of course doesn’t mean that anyone and everyone can’t come along to the event – whether they want to dance or not, it’s a chance for people to join in debate.

Bernie Nolan, who had a hit with ‘I’m in the Mood for Dancing’ with the Nolan Sisters, said:

It’s definitely worth getting involved with the All Wales Convention. Come along to the Tea Dance at Denbigh Town Hall and have your say on the devolution debate.  Afterwards, why not take the opportunity to put on your dancing shoes and take to the floor!

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We would like to thank everybody who took the time to contribute to the debate through our online forum.
The All Wales Convention has produced a leaflet to introduce the key issues surrounding the debate.