The Celebrating Culture day was attended by over 400 people and was opened by the town’s Mayor Councillor Patricia Hay-Justice. Through food, dance, dress and song, the event recognised the huge contribution different culture’s make to life in the UK.
There was a full programme of events for people to enjoy throughout the day. There was a chance to join in with performances from Bhangra dancers and Dhol players, there was an African drumming workshop and a fashion show, with many people in the native dress of their countries.
The celebration of culture extended beyond the arts too – CMG staff and people the organisation supports prepared a buffet with foods from around the world for guests to enjoy.
CMG provides residential care, supported living services and domiciliary care for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, including a number in Croydon and the South London area.
Peter Kinsey, Chief Executive of CMG, said:
“It was great to see so many people at Fairfield Halls. This is the fifth time we’ve hosted this event and this was our biggest yet.
“As an organisation, we are wholly committed to promoting diversity. This event gives the people we support the opportunity to learn about different cultures in a fun and engaging way.”