Norwich Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 14°C

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

Archant © 2014

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.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Norwich Evening News visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Norwich Evening News staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Norwich Evening News account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Most Read

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Commented

Show Job Lists