The TACMEP Celebrate! Diverse Cultures Festival takes place in Lower Castle Park, Colchester, on the 3rd July 2010 from 12pm until 5pm.
This free family event, now in its third year, celebrates the rich cultures and diversity in Colchester and is staged by the Tendring and Colchester Minority Ethnic Partnership (TACMEP), who are a unique organisation promoting equality across the district.
The day’s celebrations will feature music, dance, visual arts, market stalls and cuisine from around the world. Workshops will also take place, featuring several of the artists performing at the event, allowing visitors to participate and learn new songs, instruments, dances and stories.
The TACMEP Celebrate! Diverse Cultures Festival will be followed by an Eastern Roots concert – a performance by salsa band Sexteto CafÃ© at Colchester Arts Centre. With a reputation as one of the best Latin bands in the UK, they will be promoting their new release â€˜10 years of Salsaâ€™. Tickets available from 01206 500 900
Celebrate! Diverse Cultures Festival 2010 is sponsored by Explore Culture One World Festival, Essex County Council, Arts Council East, and Colchester Borough Council.
Performance and workshop programme.
Aliou Diallo and Drum Kulture
Welcome by your hosts: Miss Happiness Pemiwah and Mr Malkiat Singh
DJ Carlos Mendoza
12.25pm Jaymini Bedia and Priyanka Bedia – Liquid Dance and Tak Deem
12.35pm ADP Theatre School (Principle Angie Diggens)
12.45pm Still Waters Gospel Choir & Band
1.15pm Hosts and Cllr. Paul Smith
1.20pm Danegeld Morris Dancers from Bredfield
1.40pm Chinese Tai Chi Fan Dance
1.45pm Chinese Cultural Society Children’s Community School Choir
2.00pm Grattan Puxton Speaks
2.10pm Harmonic Voices
2.35pm Jeffrey L. Porter, Poet
2.50pm Mrs Thabo Gnanauthayan – Bharathanatyam
3.00pm Lakho takah nu maru Badaloo: Mala Ben Patel, Indu Ben Brahambhatt, Ramila Ben Patel, Naina K.Patel, Naina A.Patel, Vishali Patel, Komal Patel, Dilek Ayten
3.10pm Mrs Thabo Gnanauthayan – Bharathanatyam
3.20pm La Roma Band
3.45pm Anjali Pandya – Aajaa Nachleh “Let’s Dance”
3.50pm Clarence Xue – Clarinet Solo
3.55pm Bangledeshi Childrens Poetry Recital
4.05pm Nepalese Cultural Dance
4.15pm Raffle and Bob Russell MP
4.35pm Aliou Diallo and Drum Kulture : Senegalese Drums
12.15-1.00pm Bhangra Dance with Indi Sandhu
1.00-1.45 pm West African Drumming with Aliou Diallo, Drum Kulture
2.00-2.45 pm Indian Classical Dance with Jaymini and Priyanka Bedia
2.45-3.30pm Morris Dance with Danegeld – by the Boating Lake
3.30-4.15 pm Angela Dennis Singing Workshop
4.15-5.00pm Mozambique Dance with Esmeralda Pelembe-Marsh
For further information visit www.tacmep.org.uk