The Oswestry CultureFest 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.
Free music and dance performances from different cultures include Syrian beat box, performance poet Tim Humprheys Jones, Bulgarian dance, harp and clog performance 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.
The event is being organised by Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf, Shropshire Council’s Community Enablement team, Oswestry Town Council, the Jools Payne Partnership 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.
“We’re excited to be involved in this year’s CultureFest and are looking forward to seeing Oswestry abuzz with different music, food and art from many different nationalities and cultures” said Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf’s Arts Manager Siân Walters.
Follow the day’s events using the hashtag #OsCultureFest on Twitter.
CultureFest is funded by FRESh, Shropshire Community Safety Partnership, Oswestry Town Council, The Jools Payne Partnership and donations from groups and organisations running information stalls.
For more information on the event please visit www.artsconnection.org.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press contact: Jools Payne, The Jools Payne Partnership. Tel: 01691 680717 or 07802 584536 or tweet @joolspayne