Get a taste of culture in Salisbury
UPDATED: CHANGE OF VENUE – Due to forecast inclement weather the inaugural Salisbury Food & Cultural Festival will be moving indoors.
The performers, food vendors and market stalls will be taking over our Council Chambers and the John Harvey Gallery.
On Saturday 23 September 2017 a new community event celebrating multiculturalism through fine food and cultural performances will be launched by the City of Salisbury and the Salisbury Business Association.
“The new Salisbury Food & Cultural Festival is an exciting and unique event that will use the power of food to bring people together to learn more about the diverse cultures represented within our City,” Mayor Gillian Aldridge says.
“More than 2,000 people are expected to come along and enjoy the tantalising offerings from 30 market stalls, 30 local traders and more than 10 cultural food vendors,” Mayor Aldridge says. “There will also be a diverse schedule of entertainment across two performance areas, plenty of children’s activities including a Rockabout Climbing Wall, bouncy castle, face painting, balloon animals, library activities, a colouring-in competition and more.”
WHAT: Salisbury Food & Cultural Festival
WHEN: Saturday 23 September from 11am to 4pm
WHERE: Council Office, 12 James Street, Salisbury
COST: Free Entry
Salisbury Business Association (SBA) Executive Officer David Waylen described the event as a great opportunity to showcase the vibrancy of our cultural businesses and eateries in the Salisbury City Centre.
“What we are hoping for is the opportunity to welcome people to Salisbury City Centre and John Street for the very first time and get them hooked on coming back,” he said. “We’ve got amazing fresh produce, herbs and spices, continental goods and many items you won’t find in your local supermarket.”
“The Festival has something for everyone, young and old, long-time locals or new arrivals, and reinforces Salisbury as the cultural hub of the North.”
The Festival is being presented by the SBA and the City of Salisbury with support from major sponsor PH8 Water. It is part of the City of Salisbury’s ongoing Salisbury City Centre Renewal Strategy.
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