There are just 2 Cafe International Thursdays left:
July 5th – French Night by Eva – this promises to be a fab fun evening so don’t miss it!
July 12th – Cafe BBQ @ The Kymin (Beach Rd, Penarth CF64 1JX) – NOTE THIS WILL BEGIN FROM 7:00PM (not the usual 7:30pm)
The Cafe International has been running for 15 years & has been an amazing place to meet & get to know folks from all around the world. We have enjoyed so many varied activities & been on so many trips together discovering more about Wales & the culture & language, whilst giving opportunity for all to improve their English language & share a little of each others languages & cultures along the way.
For a variety of reasons the Cafe International is closing down as from July 12th 2018, BUT we are keeping the Cafe International Penarth Facebook page open (& will email those who request continued contact). Via the Facebook page we plan to keep in touch with any who wish, & to meet up monthly socially in various venues.
The Cafe ethos has always provided a social hub where folks can relax, have fun and meet so many new friends as well as find support in so many ways.
We always welcome students, au pairs and any internationals living or working locally – whether you are new to the UK/Wales or have been here for some time.
So we hope to see you all on these last 2 Thursdays, & after that to keep in touch on the Cafe Facebook page/email.
Many thanks to all who have helped to make this whole venture possible over so many years – to the faithful team of Sirkku, Dot, Sandra, Sabin, Sara, Svet, Katy, Andreea, Geoff, Ann, Chandi, Steve & I (& in previous years others have also helped too).
See you Thursday
Check out this communal poem we all wrote at the Cafe recently – it’s amazing!!
Our International Cafe
Is friendship, warmth and above all fun
Is simply the best way of socialising
and therefore making new friends
sharing stories over a cup of tea
is a very nice place to meet various
and other-country friends; So I like ‘here’.
Its a home where home is away
a lovely atmosphere that makes me feel like home
Love people – listening to stories
talking to people, wonderful people
shared cultures and food
lovely place…lovely people
Nice to see people enjoying themselves
Playing table tennis etc; its a good place
for meeting new people and I like the cafe foods
that great british menu; a roast and a stew
Its great to meet people from so many cultures
and interact with many cultures all over the world,
the possibility of travelling in and out of wales
I’ve learnt to speak to people, not just for English,
its social skills too. I’m so appreciative of people who
manage this cafe. I am meeting ‘the Diff’erent people
I’ll always be grateful to the cafe they offer amazing
experiences to me and my students
Now I’m one foreigner amongst many
The naturalness of a multi-culture community
Interaction with internationals on a regular basis
a fun way to learn about different cultures
where lives can cross paths and folks can shake hands around the world
This ‘coffee’ is the convergence of civilisations
There are very few places where I could be myself
Church, home and here
Blessings and love to you all!!!