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Celebrate Havering's cultural community later this month

PUBLISHED: 15:58 03 October 2012

Cllr Andrew Curtin

Cllr Andrew Curtin

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Celebrate Havering's cultural community at the Queen's Theatre later this month.

The event will include performers, including Irish dancers, African musicians and gospel singers as well as activities for all ages.

Visitors will also be able to try various cultural cuisines including Asian, Thai, Caribbean and English food at £2 per portion, as well as browse the arts and craft stalls and get a henna tattoo.

The event, which has been organised by the Havering BME Forum’s Community Cultural Celebration in partnership with Havering Council, will be on Saturday, October 13,

They aim to bring together residents from different cultures and learn more about the borough’s diversity.

Cllr Andrew Curtin, cabinet member for culture, towns and communities, said: “I’m pleased to say that this event is now in its seventh year and still very successful.

“The entertainers put on some amazing and unique shows, it’s a great opportunity to learn about the different cultures and communities in Havering. With entertainment, stalls and food, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”

Felicia Boshorin, vice chair of Havering BME Forum, said: “The BME Community has always looked forward to this day in the events calendar in Havering which brings diverse cultures together.

“We have observed the ever expanding activities and the deepening diversity at this event over the past years, and look forward to another exciting time this year. Entry to the event is £1 for children under 16 years, £1.50 for pensioners and £2 for all others. For more information visit www.haveringbme.org.

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