Welcome to the North Wales Jamaica Society
Cymdeithas Jamaica Gogledd Cymru
Patron: Jamaican High Commissioner
The North Wales Jamaica Society (NWJS) is a friendship group that welcomes anyone who has an interest in or links with Jamaica.
The NWJS was set up in 2011 with support from Jamaiacan Dub Poet, Yasus Afari. Since then a wide range of activities have been undertaken mainly foocissed on supporting Black History Month activities.
In 2016 members of NWJS joined a group in Jamaica exploring the possibilities of developing more links between Jamaica and Wales and the Jamaican Wales Alliance (JWA) was created as a project. The JWA is supported by Learning Links International in partnership with a range of organisations including the North Wales Jamaica Society. The NWJS is active in supporting the development of links between May Pen and Bangor, and is one of the organisations supporting the Pennants Project.
Our next event is being held on Friday 22nd June
from 10 - 12 in Penrhyn Hall, Bangor,
to recognise the 70th Anniversary
of the landing of Empire Windrush.
Great event held on Sat 4th November 2017 at Neuadd Ogwen in Bethesda.
Please check www.bhmnw.com for information about NWJS involvement in Black History events.
For example: the North Wales Jamaica Society hosted the BHM Launch on Monday 1st October 2012 the event was held at Penrhyn Castle with special guests Christine Dale from the Jamaican High Commission and Yasus Afari, Jamaica Dub Poet.
Marian Gwyn speaker at the Teaching Black History Session.