100 days in Cardiff – the Samaj

We Are Cardiff contributor Jeremy Rees is recording his days in and around Cardiff with 100 photographs of local points of interest. We’ll be publishing some of them here on We Are Cardiff – and make sure you tune in to Jeremy as he presents the Saturday Soulful Breakfast on Radio Cardiff!

The Samaj


“In contrast to yesterday, today’s picture is of a building very much in use, The Samaj in Grangetown – a centre for the city’s Gujarati community. It’s a magnificent structure, and more than being a place of worship for many people from the Indian sub-continent it’s also contains a thriving social centre which serves some excellent Indian cuisine. Within a couple of miles of where I live there are places of worship for all the major world Faiths which is testimony to how multi-cultural Cardiff is. I know this surprises many people who are not familiar with the Welsh capital, but built as it is on the docks and international trade, the city has been home to people from all over the world for generations. It’s one of reasons I love the place – despite being quite small in UK terms (at around 350,000) it has a really international population, especially in the south. And if you know where to look you can find really wonderful authentic food, like what I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy in The Samaj at many events over the years.”

Thanks Jeremy! Catch you next time…

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