Caribbean flavour to celebrations
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), independence of the various nations and the camaraderie of those of Caribbean descent residing and working 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 life from amongst Northern Ireland communities.
Belfast Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir is expected to open the food fest which will take place at 3pm followed by a concert at 7pm performed by a range of talented 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.