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Caribbean flavour to celebrations

by dave whelan

Published 08/08/2013

Artists at last year's Caribbean celebration
Artists at last year's Caribbean celebration

The searing sunshine may have subsided but south Belfast will be a hot spot once again when a little piece of the Caribbean comes to town.

The Caribbean food fest is to be held this Saturday in the Crescent Arts Centre to commemorate Emancipation Day (August 1) and the camaraderie of those of Caribbean descent living in Northern Ireland.

Represented countries will include Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and St Lucia and all will be promoting their history, culture, food and lifestyles at the festival on August 10.

Belfast Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir is to open the food fest  at 3pm followed by a concert at 7pm featuring artists including Cacao, Prince Marcus, Clover Watts and Raquel McKee. A Unite Cricket match will take place on Saturday, August 17, at 3pm in the Ozone complex on the Ormeau Embankment.

The event has been organised by the African Caribbean Support Organisation Northern Ireland (ACSONI) in partnership with the Association of Caribbean Nationals (ACANI) to support social integration.

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