FENLANDER: Bollywood dancing comes to Wisbech for multicultural fiesta
BOLLYWOOD-style dancing, a Lithuanian egg-rolling competition and paper flowers made by members of the Traveller community were just some of the highlights of a multicultural fiesta held in Wisbech earlier this month.
The event, organised by the North Wisbech Learning Group, brought together more than 90 people from widely different backgrounds and traditions at the Oasis Centre in Waterlees.
The truly international flavour of the event was evident in the food on offer. It included Polish, Russian and Lithuanian cakes and a variety of dishes from India, Turkey and Wales.
Children were treated to henna tattoos, an exotic variation on the normal kind of face painting, as well as chocolate Easter eggs donated as prizes by the local PCSOs and Asda, which also provided the eggs for the egg-rolling competition.
Chris Stevens, manager of the Oasis, said: “It was a great day and everyone really enjoyed it – all the feedback we got was that it was a fantastic event. The variety of food and dance went down exceptionally well and the egg-rolling competition was a great hit with children and adults alike.”
The North Wisbech Learning Group is made up from representatives from Fenland District Council, Wisbech Community Development Trust, the CPL Trust and Cambridgeshire NHS. Other organisations involved in the fiesta included the Rosmini Centre, the Wisbech Interfaith Forum and Atelier East.
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