Celebrate Bolton's cultural diversity at Spirit of Bolton event

Dea Aziz, aged four, with her mask at the Spirit Of Bolton Event last year

The Africa Community Association of Bolton get in the spirit at last year’s event

Celebrate Bolton's cultural diversity at Spirit of Bolton event

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , entertainment reporter

PEOPLE from across Bolton are being invited to take part in a popular annual event to celebrate the town’s rich cultural diversity.

Spirit of Bolton will take place for the seventh successive year at Victoria Square on Saturday, July 5.

Arts, crafts, entertainment, singing, dancing, music and drama will be showcased and enjoyed by people from a range of religious and cultural backgrounds at the event, led by Bolton Interfaith Council (BIC).

Chan Parmar, strategic officer at BIC, which has representatives from all major faith communities in Bolton, said: “This is an excellent event open to all community and voluntary sector groups, as well as other organisations, to promote their good work and to raise awareness.

“We are looking also for groups from our various communities to provide entertainment through music, singing, dancing and items of cultural diversity from various groups who have settled in Bolton.

“I would be delighted to see many groups coming along to participate and be part of this wonderful community engagement event for everyone.”

Other major events being held in the town in the coming weeks include a Genocide Memorial Day service on the Town Hall steps on Thursday, June 19, from 1.30pm to 2.45pm.

Spirit of Bolton, a multicultural One Bolton event, also celebrates the town’s working partnerships, as well as providing a fun programme of activities.

It is supported by organisations including Bolton Council, Bolton Council of Mosques, Bolton Christian Community Cohesion, Bolton Hindu Forum, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Bolton at Home, Bolton CVS and community groups.

To book a stall or to participate, please ring Chan Parmar on 01204 546110 or e mail chan@boltoninterfaithcouncil.org.uk.

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8:55am Tue 27 May 14

Wolfie190 says...

What celebrate the increased crime this diversity has given us ???
What celebrate the increased crime this diversity has given us ??? Wolfie190
  • Score: 0

9:00am Tue 27 May 14

thomas222 says...

One day Bolton Council may get it. Its a failed Labour Multicultural experiment gone wrong & throwing good money after bad will do nothing to change that. Thats why we have a revolution underway, people have had enough.
One day Bolton Council may get it. Its a failed Labour Multicultural experiment gone wrong & throwing good money after bad will do nothing to change that. Thats why we have a revolution underway, people have had enough. thomas222
  • Score: 7

12:58pm Tue 27 May 14

bernie boy says...

This event is another white elephant second only to Food and Drink Festival. Why is Bolton Council so resistant to having a proper music festival in the town, while at the same time falling over themselves to accommodate events like this?
This event is another white elephant second only to Food and Drink Festival. Why is Bolton Council so resistant to having a proper music festival in the town, while at the same time falling over themselves to accommodate events like this? bernie boy
  • Score: 6

4:33pm Tue 27 May 14

Jim271 says...

Do we really need to pay people to tell other people to be nice to other people?
Do we really need to pay people to tell other people to be nice to other people? Jim271
  • Score: 4

7:26pm Tue 27 May 14

Bolton First says...

This is just another attempt to manipulate Boltonians, by the Equality Mafia.
Why promote alien culture when our own is being systematically destroyed?
Destruction of British culture is wrong. I respect the culture and traditions of others, but why should aliens and radicals rub my nose in the destruction of the British way of life?
Soon we will have Genocide Memorial Day. Genocide is always wrong. It happened in Armenia, Ukraine, Central Africa, the Indian sub Continent when Muslims murdered Hindus; then at the time of partition in India; and also when the new Indian Prime Minister was the boss of Gujarat. Genocide is always wrong. Who would have thought that after the persecution of Jews during World War II, that the Jews would set up a racist state, persecuting arabs, and that Western Politicians would let them get away with it? Who would have thought that Arab fanatics would slaughter innocent Jews, when given a chance?
May 28th 1644, saw about 1.600 people massacred in Bolton during the Civil War, but little is said about this.
Where are the leaders of the various factions to remember our dead?
This is just another attempt to manipulate Boltonians, by the Equality Mafia. Why promote alien culture when our own is being systematically destroyed? Destruction of British culture is wrong. I respect the culture and traditions of others, but why should aliens and radicals rub my nose in the destruction of the British way of life? Soon we will have Genocide Memorial Day. Genocide is always wrong. It happened in Armenia, Ukraine, Central Africa, the Indian sub Continent when Muslims murdered Hindus; then at the time of partition in India; and also when the new Indian Prime Minister was the boss of Gujarat. Genocide is always wrong. Who would have thought that after the persecution of Jews during World War II, that the Jews would set up a racist state, persecuting arabs, and that Western Politicians would let them get away with it? Who would have thought that Arab fanatics would slaughter innocent Jews, when given a chance? May 28th 1644, saw about 1.600 people massacred in Bolton during the Civil War, but little is said about this. Where are the leaders of the various factions to remember our dead? Bolton First
  • Score: 5

10:22pm Tue 27 May 14

Citizen Cane says...

Why isn't the British Army there and perhaps all political parties to demonstrate the beauty of freedom of speech? Throw in benefit layabouts, striking teachers, some hate preachers, Romanian thieves, Balkan people traffickers, Chinese triads, Yardi mobsters and 4 million immigrants and you have a realistic picture of broken, multicultural Britain.
Why isn't the British Army there and perhaps all political parties to demonstrate the beauty of freedom of speech? Throw in benefit layabouts, striking teachers, some hate preachers, Romanian thieves, Balkan people traffickers, Chinese triads, Yardi mobsters and 4 million immigrants and you have a realistic picture of broken, multicultural Britain. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 3

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