Academy to host King’s Lynn’s annual international fiesta

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Music, dancing and food from around the world will be the themes of an international fiesta which is to be held at a Lynn school next weekend.

The event is being organised by King’s Lynn Area Resettlement Support (KLARS) and is intended to celebrate the the diversity brought to the area by people who have moved here from abroad.

The fiesta will take place at the Whitefriars Primary Academy next Saturday, June 11, from 1pm and will open with a performance from its choir.

People from the local Portuguese, Latvian, Polish, Lithuanian and Russian-speaking communities will produce much of the food for guests to enjoy – as well as providing the entertainment.

KLARS director Emma Humphrey said: “The Fiesta is a great opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the richness of our local cultures.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the event for their enthusiasm and energy – and we are particularly grateful to the headteacher of Whitefriars, Mathew Tuckwood, for allowing us to use the school premises for the event.”

She added: “Everyone is welcome at the fiesta.

“Come along, have fun, sample a tremendous range of food – including a barbecue – and enjoy the entertainment.”

The fiesta is being sponsored by the Big Lottery Fund and by Cornerways Nurseries as part of their One Team, One Community programme.

Highlights will include performances by dancers and musicians from Portugal, Brazil and Ecuador, as well as a singer from Moldova.

Other attractions are set to include a naming the teddy bear competition, children’s arts and crafts, face painting and a police display focusing on diversity.

For more information about KLARS, phone 01553 773905 or visit www.klars.org.