“A Taste of Culture” at the Ulster American Folk Park
18th May 2018
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with a number or organisations has organised a multi-cultural event to celebrate a “Taste of Culture” on Saturday 9 June 2018 at the Ulster American Folk Park.
The event, which has as its theme “Threads of Our Lives” is a family friendly event celebrating the rich variety of languages, cultures and traditions which now exist within the Fermanagh and Omagh district.
Speaking at the launch of the event, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Council, Councillor Stephen McCann said “the Taste of Culture event is an affirmation of our rich cultural diversity and gives an indication of the many people from all over the world who have made the Fermanagh and Omagh district their home. There is something for all ages and I would encourage everyone to come along and sample the sights, sounds and tastes of what has become our new cultural heritage.”
This is the third year of this highly successful event and this is the most exciting to date. Visitors will once again be accorded the opportunity to enjoy international cuisine while at the same time enjoying the rhythm, time and crafts of the participating cultures.
This year’s theme, “Threads of our Lives” focusses on national dress and visitors to the event will be able to ask questions with regard to the traditional clothes on display from all over the world.
Visitors will also be able to try their hands at some of the crafts such as candle making, cooking, making Thai fans and Hungarian headdress to name but a few and these will be suitable for adults and children alike.
The project is being delivered by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with National Museums NI, the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Libaries NI, Omagh Ethnic Communities Support Group, and Goodwill Gifts Support Group. The event has received funding from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Good Relations Programme through the Executive Office.
The “Taste of Culture” event, runs from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm and promises to be a fun filled day for all the family. Normal admission rates to the Ulster American Folk Park apply. Please click here to download a programme for the event.