Celebrating the rich cultural diversity, The North West Migrants Forum invites you to join us on Sunday the 25th of March 2018 from 3.30pm to 8.00pm at the millennium forum. Come prepared to enjoy delicious foods from around the world while watching a team of intercultural chefs supported by our very own local chef’s Emmett McCourt -Feast or Famine, Irish Food Heritage and Paddy MC Auley Head Chef at Encore@TheForum restaurant, demonstrate how to make easy scrumptious diverse foods from 3 different continent’s featuring 10 countries.
The festival will also feature folk music and dances with singers and dancers from Africa, china, India, Spanish, local traditions, as well as arts Exhibitions. The organisers said, “Intercultural Festivals and cultural celebrations motivate communities to actively participate in social activities and community development. Festivals also educate and support communities to understand the commonalities of human values that are shared by all cultures. Our festival will not only provide entertainment, it will showcase, educate, teach and demonstrate culture through food, arts, music and traditional dances and songs. With a great diversity around us, we are carefully selecting the best of the best for our audience! The festival delivers a once in a year experience in which our vendors are encouraged to present The best of the best from their countries. It will be a great night of fun and we are confident everyone will enjoy it and learn something new”.
This year, we are introducing an international authentic cuisine menu, demonstrations & compere with Cookery Entertainment from Philippines, South and North of India, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Malesia, and Poland. With support from two famous Derry food lovers and world renounce chefs Emmett McCourt Chef/Director Irish Food Heritage Project, Feast or Famine and Patrick head chef Encore restaurant at the Millennium Forum, this year’s festival promises to be the best yet!
Lilian Seenoi Said; Culture encompasses the customs and traditions of a country, its religion, food, what we wear, how we wear it, our language, marriage, music, what we believe is right or wrong, how we sit at the table, how we greet visitors, how we behave with loved ones, and a million other things. What better way to bring people together than to celebrate diversity with food and traditional performances! The event is a ticket only event; Get your tickets now on http://www.millenniumforum.co.
Things to enjoy at the festival;
· Cultural Food demonstration and testing; featuring 10 countries from 3 continents
· Cultural Dances and folk music, featuring; Magwere Band, Ultimate Bollywood dance group, Hamilton Flute Band, Matreski- Russian folk band and Khushi Dance school and Chinese folk dance group
· Arts exhibition’s
· Children and young people entertainment, Intercultural face painting, arts and craft, traditional Indian hena and many more
· Tickets are available at the millennium Forum website on this link; http://www.millenniumforum.co.
or at North West Migrants Forum office in William street. This festival is supported by The Northern Ireland Executive Office- Minority Ethnic Development fund, The Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Big Lottery and Flogas Mobile Cookery Demonstration Kitchen
Check out this link for a preview of what to enjoy at the festival; PLAY VIDEO