Big World Fair : 20 Apr 2024, Truro

April 20, 2024 | 10:00 am 3:30 pm
Truro Cathedral, St Mary’s St, Truro TR1 2AF

“Learning and growing together with people across the globe”

THE BIG WORLD FAIR will take place in Truro Cathedral on 20th April 2024, from 10am – 3:30pm. The cathedral will be full of stands with information and activities from a wide range of local, national and international mission and development agencies.

There will be performances throughout the day, both inside and out, from the fabulous Cornwall Youth Choir, the inspiring Ukrainian Harmony Ladies choir, the Roseland Academy samba band and local singer-songwriter and former missionary kid, Isaac Salaman. There will also be drumming workshops for anyone to join in and have a go with African drumming.

We will also have a programme of speakers (see below!) who will be sharing inspiring stories about their work, and how you, your church or your school may get involved. 
We will have an exciting activity for children to get involved with running throughout the day. All are welcome – there will be something for everyone. Come for the whole day or drop in and out through the day. Please book this date in your diaries and spread the word amongst your churches and friends!

Speakers at the Big World Fair

Come and hear our amazing speakers at the Big World Fair

11am Five Talents: “From Cornwall to Kenya: Effective church & community partnerships”
Come and hear how simple, church based community savings groups are transforming lives in eastern Africa – and how your church can be part of it! We will share impact data and stories from entrepreneurs from Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo, and share how the church is playing a key role in driving this impact – with a special example from St Agnes!

12pm  Christian Aid
We will hear about the work of Christian Aid and how you and your church can get involved

1pm  Edukid: “Next Generation Global Citizenship”
How we can personally connect with communities living in poverty, see the world through their eyes and together break the cycle of poverty, give a voice to the oppressed and explore sustainable long term solutions. Also looking at Edukid’s work with Cornish schools.

2pm Tearfund:  “Seed, time and Harvest”
How Tearfund, through the local church, is bringing life-changing community training which empowers people with skills and knowledge to become self-sufficient, so there’s no going back to extreme poverty.

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