Hundreds of visitors sampled foods of the world at tasty festival in Lisburn
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Hundreds of visitors eagerly sampled recipes from many different countries at the event, which was organised by the Resurgam Community Development Trust and received £1,600 funding from the Housing Executive.
Foods of the World is one of a number of projects that are being held in the city to encourage good relations and helped ethnic minorities integrate with the local community.
A range of nationalities were showcased including Germany, Belgium, Arabia, Poland, India and Fiji.
Denis Paisley, Regeneration Manager, Resurgam Community Development Trust, said: “Foods of the World was a celebration of culture and diversity using the mediums of food, music, arts and crafts.
"It was an excellent opportunity for our community to welcome new friends, breakdown barriers and sample food from across the globe.
“We appreciate the support from the Housing Executive and the Welcome Project, which supports immigrants and secured financial assistance through the Lisburn Castlereagh City Council, Community Festival Fund.”
Des Marley, the Housing Executive’s Area Manager for Castlereagh and Lisburn, said: “We are very pleased to support this very important event through our Community Cohesion Fund to welcome newcomers into our neighbourhoods.
“Foods of the World is key to accepting difference and celebrating various cultures and traditions.
“It’s a platform to promote equality, diversity, participation, involvement and helps create a sense of belonging by bringing folk from different backgrounds together, celebrating through food.”