Bringing the carnival vibe this summer, Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council, along with local businesses and community groups, are celebrating the diversity and culture of communities in our area as well as the local High Street with The Bletchley Big Street Eat.
Free to attend, this brilliant event will take place on Saturday 30th July from 12pm – 8pm in Queensway and is set to be a huge celebration of art, culture, music, food and entertainment that everyone can fully immerse themselves in.
The event will include a main stage area, an introducing stage area, a pop up art gallery, street performers, community stalls and over 25 different types of cuisine on Queensway. Working with local music promoters, the Bletchley Big Street Eat will also host a really exciting and diverse line up performing throughout the day that includes Desi Dancers alongside a mechanical Elephant, a Mini Holi Festival of Colour, Chinese Fan Dancers as well as the presentation of the Town Council’s Pride of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Community Awards.
Amongst the food stalls, there will be 7 restaurants participating and creating al fresco dining for the day.
Local Business Owner Eunice Arhin of Nana Aba’s has said “We are really excited to bring a slice of Africa to the streets of Queensway. This is a great way to engage with the community and celebrate our culture along with others.” Greedy Italian Owner, Antonio Licciardi was one of the first to sign up to the event and will be bringing a taste of Italy to Stanier Square with a pop-up restaurant, with Antonio saying: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Italian Food on the High Street”.
Along with fantastic food and drink and live entertainment, the Town Council are keen for people to find out more about cultures from across the world. The Town Council is working with many community groups to bring stalls which not only provide information and promote their communities but can bring interactive educational value, such as learning a new language or a new skill. Some of the great community groups attending the event include: Q Alliance, Caribbean Heritage Group and Girl Pack.
The Town Council’s Support Services Officer, Louise Salmon, who has organised this event said “This is a really exciting way to bring the High Street alive this summer. We are looking forward to bringing a family friendly event with a packed schedule of entertainment, music, and food. It is so important that we support local businesses and the wider community as well as bring events with a difference to Bletchley.”
To find out more about how you get involved with The Bletchley Big Street Eat. You can contact the Town Council by calling 01908 649 469 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the event please go to the Bletchley Big Street Eat Facebook Event Page. The Town Council look forward to seeing you at The Bletchley Big Street Eat on 30th July!’