Celebrating Diversity at Elmwood

On Saturday 24th May, Elmwood College played host to a Cultural Carnival that showcased North East Fife’s commitment to embracing cultural diversity. This was the second event of this type for the area and was organised through a partnership of community groups and involved the Volunteer Centre, Fife Constabulary, Frae Fife, Vonef and Fife Council. 

The day was launched with a traditional Chinese Lion Dance and around 500 visitors enjoyed a range of workshops and activities on Elmwood’s campus, including Chinese Calligraphy and Origami, Henna Painting, Chinese Fan Dancing, Sari Wrapping. Other highlights of the day included African drumming sessions, which proved to be popular with all age groups.

Traditional dance demonstrations and workshops from China, India, the Philippines, as well Scottish Country dancing, received a positive response with visitors keen to have a go and learn new skills. 

Cookery demonstrations in the College Refectory under the watchful eye of College Chef Willie Balfour, proved very popular and offered a taste of different cuisines from across the globe.     

 

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