Somerset Together is an online event that celebrates the county’s vibrant cultural diversity through music, food, story-telling, dance, film and information sharing. Despite the COVID-19 emergency, the event will go ahead online on Saturday the 13th June. The event is supported by Somerset Film and Somerset Community Foundation’s Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund.
The organisers, Somerset Diverse Communities (part of Community Council for Somerset), have found a creative way to host the event using the video conferencing platform Zoom. Between 6pm and 8pm audiences will be able to log in online to enjoy presentations and performances from the representatives of minority communities living in Somerset.
Following on from the success of the Bridgwater Together online multicultural events in April and May, Somerset Together will bring in contributions from diverse communities living in Taunton, Yeovil, Frome, Wellington and all the areas in between.
To see the full programme and to register for the event visit the Somerset Diverse Communities Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/SomersetDiverseCommunities or contact Michal at: Michal@Somersetrcc.org.uk
Michal Puzynski, Community Engagement Worker for Somerset Diverse Communities said:
“Somerset Diverse Communities had been forced to postpone our upcoming projects and social initiatives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we didn’t give up and have adapted our events to the current situation. The Internet provides us with unique opportunities to continue our work. Our recent events have shown that there is a need to still be connected and to able to share and promote diverse cultures, traditions and art. We are hoping that by holding these events we will maintain the good spirit within the community of Somerset, despite of the current difficulties and challenges people face.”
Somerset Diverse Communities celebrate and share the diversity in the county; bringing people together, developing skills and building long term relationships and networks whilst working collaboratively with BME communities in Somerset.