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Festival celebrates the colourful array of cultures in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 15:33 17 August 2014

Sampling the food on the Bulgarian stand at the tenth Festival of Cultures at The Forum in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Sampling the food on the Bulgarian stand at the tenth Festival of Cultures at The Forum in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

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Cultures from around the world were celebrated and shared at a special festival in Norwich.

The Festival of Cultures, organised by Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind, was at the Forum on Saturday. It was the event’s 10th anniversary and there was an array of food, music, performances and more from across the globe for people to enjoy.

Amrita Kulkarni, community development manager at Mind, said: “It is a celebration of all the different cultures there are in Norwich and about sharing our differences and celebrating our similarities. The event shows how rich and culturally diverse Norwich is.”

Among the people taking part were the Bulgarians in Norwich and Norfolk (BNN) who were giving people the chance to try traditional Bulgarian food like baniza and patatnik.

Sasha Todorova, from BNN, said: “It’s lovely to find out about different cultures and to meet with new people.”

The Time to Change Village was also at the event to encourage conversations about mental health.

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