KALEIDOSCOPE OF CULTURES MAKES CARLISLE BAZAAR SUCCESS
Cumberland News, 13 July 2012
People embraced a meeting of nations and cultures helping to create a fresh wave of vibrancy in Carlisle.
The annual Culture Bazaar was held on Sunday with music, art and food from all corners of the world on show.
Colourful fabrics and banners hung proudly at the Richard Rose Central Academy in the city centre, where the event, which has increased in popularity over the past six years, was held.
Organiser Saj Ghafoor said: “The aim is to get ethnic minorities together with local people and have fun. It’s about celebrating different cultures through music, art and food. It has been so well received.”
Performances on the day included a traditional lion dance, Kung Fu and Taekwondo demonstrations, belly dancing, Thai and Nepalese dancing, Filipino and Chinese song, Polish fire performers and a grand parade. There were also Samba drumming, puppetry, cookery, yoga and meditation, and language workshops from around the globe as well as a Japanese tea ceremony.