Drumming, dancing and sushi: Weston's multicultural festival listings

PUBLISHED: 13:00 31 October 2011

Last year's cultural festival

Last year's cultural festival

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WESTON'S third annual multicultural festival is taking place this month at schools across the town.

Families can go down to any of the workshops listed below and soak in another culture.

The Lottery funded events take in everything from Brazilian drumming and cookery to Caribbean mask-making. Each workshop is priced at £3 per family and can be booked by contacting Xanne Blythe on 01934 422000.

Here are the listings for the month of events:

*FAMILY puppet making from Lapland will be held at Hutton Primary school in Church Lane on November 2 from 5.30-7.30pm.

*MAKE hand-crafted Catalan mosaics at a workshop at Windwhistle Primary School in Kinglsey Road on November 3 from 3.30-5.30pm.

*A SITA theatre performance for families will be held at Uphill Primary School in Old Church Road on November 3 from 6.30-7.30pm. Audiences will be captivated by a battle between good and evil inspired by classic Indian tales.

*A FAMILY sari-printing workshop will be held at Oldmixon Primary School in Monkton Avenue on November 8 from 5.30-7.30pm. Families can dress up in regional Indian costumes and watch traditional dance.

*A DEMONSTRATION of traditional Japanese Taiko drumming will be held at the For All Healthy Living Centre in Lonsdale Avenue on the Bournville estate on November 9 from 5.30-6.30pm and 7-8pm.

*DESIGN and create your own African jewellery, using a ‘kaleidoscope of colours’ and take it home afterwards in the multi-cultural festival’s jewellery workshop. Age eight and over only on November 10 at Bournville Primary School in Selworthy Road from 5.30-7.30pm.

*A TRADITIONAL dance workshop for families looking to get into Egyptian dance will be held at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College in Windwhistle Road on November 11 from 4-5pm.

*STUDENTS from Bath Spa University will be on hand to hold java percussion workshops for families looking for fun with chimes, gongs and rhythms at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College in Windwhistle Road on November 12 from 10.30am-noon and 1-2.30pm.

*FAMILIES looking to make Caribbean masks can enjoy a workshop themed around the East African tradition as part of Weston’s third annual multi-cultural festival. The workshop will be held on November 16 at Walliscote Primary School in Walliscote Road from 3.30-5.30pm.

*A JAPANESE sushi workshop teaching families how to make the raw fish dish will be held on November 17 from 5.30-7.30pm at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College in Windwhistle Road.

*A BRAZILIAN drumming and samba workshop will be held at Westhaven School in Ellesmere Road on November 18 from 3.30-5.30pm. Families can take in the bright colours and rhythms of the South American drums and join in too.

*A WORKSHOP to teach families all about Capoeira, a non-contact martial art originating from Africa, is taking place at Christ Church Primary School in Baker Street on November 21 from 5-6pm.

*FAMILIES can work together to create Russian-inspired shadow animations using cut-out characters based on the country’s folk tales at Ashcombe Primary School in Earlham Grove on November 22 from 6-8pm.

*FAMILIES can learn how to make a traditional Mexican piñata at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College in Windwhistle Road on November 23 from 4.30-6.30pm.

*AN AFRICAN drumming workshop for families is taking place at Hutton Primary School in Church Lane on 25 November from 5.30-7pm as part of Weston’s third annual multicultural festival.

*MUSIC and dance from Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia and Romania is on offer for families looking to get into Balkan rhythms as part of Weston’s third annual multicultural festival. The event is taking place at Corpus Christi Primary School in Ellenborough Park South on November 28 from 6-8pm.

*FAMILIES can learn about all manner of exotic South American ingredients in a Brazilian cookery workshop as part of the annual multicultural festival in Weston. The event is at Bournville Primary School in Selworthy Road on November 29 from 5-7pm.

*MORRIS and folk dancing for families is on offer at the For All Healthy Living Centre in Lonsdale Avenue on the Bournville estate on November 30 from 5.30-7.30pm.

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