Yate International Festival to take place at Yate Heritage Centre and St Mary's green
CULTURES will collide in Yate next week as the town celebrates its annual international festival.
Full of different traditions, this year’s line up of entertainment includes dancing, singing, musical performances, puppetry and sports from all walks of life.
It takes place at Yate Heritage Centre and St Mary’s Green, on Church Road, on Saturday, September 21 (10.30am-4.30pm) and is free for all.
Community heritage officer David Hardill said: “Yate International Festival is shortly to be unleashed upon us with another amazing day of international performances and activities from a myriad of cultures around South Gloucestershire.
“Highlights will be Indian dancing, drums and classical guitar, Chinese dancing, plus Polish, Hispanic and English folk bands and an array of local younger performers. Indian Indian, Polish, English and German food will also be on the menu.”
Acts on the green include Polish band Golden Wind, King Edmund Acrogymnastics Club, Yate and Sodbury Community Choir, a Chinese fan dance, Egyptian belly dancing, folk singing, Indian string guitars, Bollywood dancing and the Tabla drums. Inside the heritage centre there will be workshops in yoga and wearing saris as well as the famed Same Same Hindu Puppet Theatre for children to enjoy.
The festival is being funded by South Gloucestershire Council, Yate Town Council, Waitrose and The Lawns public house.
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