WorldFest 09 Community Event

As the very last item of WorldFest 09, there will be a community event at the Middlesbrough International Community Centre on Abingdon Road, on Saturday 6th June from 2.30 – 4.00pm. The event, which is sponsored by Northumbrian Water, is free and all are welcome – come along, meet people and celebrate our local talents.

There will be entertainment provided by young drummers and dancers, plus a display of artworks created by young people who have worked with professional artists; music will be provided by the exciting Tees Valley World Drummers and by the exhilarating Salam UK. Salam UK is a collective of excellent musicians including players from Iraq, Egypt and Staithes!

There will also be refreshments provided by Nobia’s Catering Services which offers delicious modern and traditional Afro cuisine to Teesside.

WorldFest 09 is brought to you by Tees Valley Arts and the African Arts Association in partnership with Middlesbrough Council – we thank all our sponsors and supporters, especially the Northern Rock Foundation, Arts Council England, Stockton and Middlesbrough Councils, and various local businesses.

Northumbrian Water’s Jane Morland said: “We are delighted to support and be part of such a wonderful community event which is sure to be full of energy and excitement, while teaching people about other cultures. We encourage people to go along and enjoy a great day out!”

Rowena Sommerville, Director of Tees Valley Arts commented “Come along – it’s free, you will enjoy yourself and it will be loads of fun!”

“Please look at www.worldfest.co.uk for details of all the great events that have taken place and for fabulous pictures, and don’t miss WorldFest 2010!”

TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.