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Hull 2017 Creative Communities project celebrates the Bantu people of Africa

A Hull 2017 Creative Communities project that celebrates the unique culture and creativity of people from southern regions of Africa will host a fun-filled family event in North Hull this weekend. Taking place at Thorpes Resource Centre on Orchard Park from 1pm to 6pm, the free event focuses on African food, music and creativity using minimal materials.

Organiser Cathrine Israel is one of many Bantu people, who originate from African regions south of the equator, who now calls Hull her home.

She said: “We want to share with you how we embrace culture. For our people, creativity is a necessity! Come and see how out of the most basic materials, the most exquisite creations are made. Spend an afternoon with us enjoying our recipes, music and above all, getting your hands dirty, creating something to take home.

Bring your happy mood and let’s have fun! We want to meet you and say, ‘We are the Bantu people, your neighbours!’”

The event is open to all and will also appear at Wawne Village Hall on 23 September, and Priory Baptist Church on 28 October.

Martin Green, director of Hull 2017, said: “What a great way to get creative in ways you probably never have before. Creative Communities celebrates the diverse culture we have in the city and this is another great example of that.

Find out more about Celebrating The Bantu People.