Ty-Pawb is starting to show all the naysayers and gloomy dweebs how wrong they were.
In the few years since it became as it is Ty-Pawb is becoming quite a nice little hub, the layout begs interaction with a large "food court" area that doesn't interfere with the stalls or the gallery, the layout works so well.
The foods on offer are good, reasonably priced fare. The gallery is a lovely space and there have been some really excellent exhibitions, a lovely wander, whether killing time or taking a real long look.
Stores are by and large staffed by friendly people, my personal favourite is ReVibed Records, I'm sure there are things you could enjoy too, from comic books to crafts, get your nails done, buy a buggy, grab a beer...
...They also put films on for the kids....and last night I attended a very lively and very fun Psy-Trance Rave, which is probably the very last thing I would expect...and what a fun venue for such a party, more of this, please!
In short, Ty-Pawb is becoming a community space which is exactly what this world needs more of...and guess what? No billboards trying to flog you some crud, no vile-smelling "subway sandwiches" stinking it up, ...and DJ carpets are still there (you can have this one for free: "Ty-Pawb, make a quilt in our community area, buy a carpet from DJ's Carpets and cut a rug in the evening, we have it all")...and don';t forget to cop a lovely picture of one of the most fantastic and beautiful objects ever made: The chandelier from the old cinema, a work of sheer eyewatering loveliness......
Wrecsam is changing, the weirdos with the money thought they could make money and change Wrecsam by plonking a hideous modern monstrosity that now has over half of its space sitting empty and unused... because the real changes come from the people, the people who came up with the concept of Ty-Pawb and the people who use it to sell their wares and those who use it to buy and create good times, good things and good vibrations. We need fewer Eagles Medows (how ironic its name now must seem for such a lame-duck) and more Ty-Pawbs in this country......come and visit and then go back to where you came from and pester your council and your community into getting something similar, I have to admit IO wondered whether anything would come of this, but something has or at least the beginnings of something, something good... I mean this is a space in which I can eat a snack, buy somestuff, check out some art, buy my daughter some wool, use clean toilets...and I can rave their with a bunch of youngsters, rave vetrens and old ladies on their scooters! Proper.