Newport Show 2010

July 10, 2010

On the 10th July 2010 URU joined other business women, members of the WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) network to exhibit our work at Newport Show held at Chetwynd Park. URU presented its latest publication “Silk Road to Development – An account of two women on their journey to collaboration” describing a story of two women leaders based in United Kingdom and Uzbekistan.  Working with women entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan URU had an opportunity to present examples of their produce: silk scarves, handmade embroidered purses and bags, ceramics and other items of Uzbek crafts.

It was a hot day in Newport. People were coming to our stall in good numbers attracted by the bright colours of Uzbek crafts. We were exited that our international display generated so much interest at such a typically British event. URU will be contacting those who expressed an interest in learning more about Uzbek culture and traditions.

In May 2012 an extraordinary trip is planned to see and experience first hand the cultural and diverse richness of Uzbekistan.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet local people and participate in what can only be described as the Uzbek equivalent of the Welsh Eisteddfod, music song dance an unforgettable experience.  Please contact us on info@uru.org.uk if you want to be part of this small select group of intrepid travelers.

Elvira Wilson