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Winter festival celebrates worldwide cultures

Friday, December 03, 2010


WINTER traditions from around the globe will be celebrated as part of Stockton's Interfaith Week.

Residents living in the Parkfield and Mill Lane areas are invited to a winter festival at 98 Dovecot Street on Wednesday 8 December.

There will be the opportunity to learn about faiths and beliefs from around the world such as Buddism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Councillor Mary Womphrey, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: "Many different festivals take place during the winter months, such as Christmas of course, but also the Christian and Islamic New Years, the Hindu celebration of Diwali and the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.

"This winter festival is a fantastic chance to experience different cultural traditions and beliefs and celebrate the multi-cultural spirit in the Parkfield and Mill Lane areas of Stockton."

Mill Lane Primary School choir and a children's entertainer will be performing.

Families will be able to take part in a range of different craft workshops and meet a wide range of local services and agencies who are gathering ideas for future services and activities in the area.

The event will run from 2pm-7pm with light refreshments served at 4.30pm.

For further information call (01642) 608185 or (01642) 528337.