KIRAN, the Knowledge-based Intercommunity Relationship and Awareness Network, is a non-profit, apolitical and secular community organisation based in the UK. We aim to promote wellbeing in local communities. So, we run our wellbeing projects on a regular and consistent basis.
Where do KIRAN work?
We primarily work for the people living in Cardiff. In addition, we also organise events and workshops which involves people from further afield, e.g., Swansea, Bristol, Newport, Cwmbran, Swindon, Gloucester, Leicester and London.
How do we promote wellbeing in local communities?
We aim to promote wellbeing in local communities by upholding social diversity and community inclusion. Moreover, by engaging local people through art, culture and heritage, we encourage openness, tolerance and equality in our local communities. In conclusion, we listen to people from all walks of life on a continuously and align our course of action to meet the needs of people and communities. We are proud to have received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Wales.
We organise many events, workshops and programmes regularly. As a result, local people get opportunities to participate actively through art, culture and heritage. For instance, we organise literary meet, cultural programmes and community get-together regularly. We hold many of our activities in Kings Monkton School, 6 West Grove, Cardiff, CF24 3XL and St John’s Church, 8 Rachel Close, Cardiff, CF5 2SH. Besides, we also collaborate with other community groups in the UK, India and Europe. For instance, we work with a cultural group based in the Netherlands, called Majlish.
Our outreach programme includes the following regular activities. If you would like to learn more about KIRAN or have ideas which can bring some positive change to our communities, please talk to us.
Weekly theatre club run by KIRAN. Experienced actors, new starters all are welcome. Please talk to us to book your place.
Cardiff Literary Corner
A group of like-minded people engaging through literary works, e.g., poetry, short stories and other forms of fiction and non-fiction. It takes place on Saturdays and Sundays. Please let us know if you are interested.
These community get-togethers organised by KIRAN generally on weekends or bank holidays. People from all walks of life are welcome. Activities may include watching a movie, sharing a meal or only talking.