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Celebrating Oswestry’s Cultural Diversity

We are delighted to be helping to fund and organise the second CultureFest in Oswestry, which will be held across Oswestry town centre on Saturday 18th August 2018 (10 – 3pm) and will run alongside the Shropshire Produce Market.

CultureFest activities will be focused on Bailey Head and Bailey Street.Set to Celebrate Oswestry’s Cultural Diversity with a Festival of Music, Dance, Food and Fun.

Free music and dance performances from different cultures include Syrian beat box, performance poet Tim Humprheys Jones, Bulgarian dance, harp and clog performances plus others.

Other attractions include free ‘tasters’ of delicious food from different cultures, and free arts workshops on Bailey Head which include henna and Welsh arts and crafts.

There will also be a host of information stalls run by local groups and organisations celebrating Oswestry’s vibrant and diverse communities, including the Shropshire Humanists, Dolen Ffermio, Oswestry Town Museum and Oswestry LGBT group plus others.

We are pleased to co-organise the event alongside Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf, Shropshire Council’s Community Enablement team  Oswestry Town Council and Oswestry Welcomes Refugees.

Today, Oswestry is home to people of many different cultures, national origins, religions, first languages, different abilities, genders and sexual orientations, representing the wide variety of local characteristics and lifestyles.

Shropshire’s many fine food producers will carry the flag for Shropshire
with a dozen stalls selling a wide variety of foodstuffs made in the county.

“CultureFest is something we are very pleased and proud to be associated with for the second year running,” said Jools. “In a period of almost unprecedented division in this country, it shines a joyous light on our shared humanity and the benefits of respecting one another’s culture, language, positions and traditions.”

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