Celebration of cultures and food from across the world proves popular in Bury

Taste of culture event at St Johns Centre

Pictured: Mayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakeham ANL-161031-081822009
Taste of culture event at St Johns Centre Pictured: Mayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakeham ANL-161031-081822009
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More than 100 people gathered at the weekend to celebrate all the different cultures in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding area, along with food from across the world.

The Multicultural Women’s Group Bury St Edmunds saw many new faces join in the fun at St John’s Centre on Saturday.

Taste of culture event at St Johns Centre

Pictured: Kamilla Coleman showcasing some dancing ANL-161031-081843009

Taste of culture event at St Johns Centre Pictured: Kamilla Coleman showcasing some dancing ANL-161031-081843009

Now in its eighth year, the annual Taste of Culture event includes food from around the world, dancing, music and children’s activities, including mask making and henna tattoos.

“It went very very well with lots of of news faces and families this year, which is wonderful,” said founder member, Sandra Nicotera, who is originally from Italy. “We had people preparing food from their home countries including Bulgaria, Jamaica, Pakistan, Cape Verde, Spain, Germany and Romania, and explaining its history.”

The Multicultural Women’s Group was founded eight years ago to celebrate the variety of cultures in the area.

The Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Cllr Julia Wakelam, who attended, said: “This event really brings women together and goes to show how, what brings people together, is far greater than what divides us.

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Taste of culture event at St Johns Centre ANL-161031-081854009

The group meets the second Friday of each month at St John’s Centre and is open to new members. Visit www.multicultural-womens-group-bse.weebly.com

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Taste of culture event at St Johns Centre ANL-161031-081916009

Taste of culture event at St Johns Centre

Pictured: Sandra Todd and Marilyn Lee on their Spanish table ANL-161031-081833009

Taste of culture event at St Johns Centre Pictured: Sandra Todd and Marilyn Lee on their Spanish table ANL-161031-081833009