Hundreds enjoys International Day event in Queen’s Park

Event was organised by Walterton & Elgin Community homes (WECH)

Hundreds of Queen’s Park residents celebrated their community this weekend as part of a day to celebrate diversity.

Around 600 people enjoyed International Day, which took placen for the third year in a row on Saturday (19).

The event, which was held in Tamplin Mews Gardens, was organised by Walterton & Elgin Community homes (WECH) a resident controlled housing association.

Liz Thorpe-Tracey, a member of WECH, who helped organise the event, hailed the day a success.

She said: “We had a fantastic day, more than 580 people came and the sun shone, everyone really enjoyed the day.

“Everything was free and we enjoyed a delicious selection of food from five continents including a very popular Jubilee Tea stall.”

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The festival also included dance performances, face-painting, henna design and an opportunity to hear Arabic stories.

The festival is held to encourage residents to celebrate their diverse community.

Ms Thorpe-Tracey added: “It was so lovely to have the opportunity to meet our neighbours and celebrate the diversity of our community.”