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Filipino festival draws throngs to village hall

PUBLISHED: 14:51 10 August 2019 | UPDATED: 08:21 16 August 2019

Filipino festival at East Tuddenham village hall. Pictures: Stuart Anderson

Filipino festival at East Tuddenham village hall. Pictures: Stuart Anderson

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The sites, smells and sounds of the Filipino culture and food have filled a mid Norfolk village hall.

Filipino festival at East Tuddenham village hall. Pictures: Stuart Anderson Filipino festival at East Tuddenham village hall. Pictures: Stuart Anderson

Hundreds of people have flocked to the Barrio Fiesta, a celebration of all things Filipino, at East Tuddenham Village Hall today.

Whilst music and dance performances have been taking place inside the hall, the car park has been transformed into a vibrant market place where visitors have been enjoying Filipino dishes and desserts.

Rene Lucero, one of the organisers, said event such as this were a way for the UK's 250,000 Filipinos to share their culture and make new connections.

He said: "This is all about a celebration of life and a way of saying thank you to our local communities."

Filipino festival at East Tuddenham village hall. Pictures: Stuart Anderson Filipino festival at East Tuddenham village hall. Pictures: Stuart Anderson

Tess Ward, another organiser, said: "It has gone really well and although it's windy it's not been raining, and everyone has said they enjoyed it."

The festival runs until 6pm.

Performers at the Bario Fiesta, festival of the Philippines in East Tuddenham. Picture: Supplied by Tess WardPerformers at the Bario Fiesta, festival of the Philippines in East Tuddenham. Picture: Supplied by Tess Ward

Performers at the Bario Fiesta, festival of the Philippines in East Tuddenham. Picture: Supplied by Tess WardPerformers at the Bario Fiesta, festival of the Philippines in East Tuddenham. Picture: Supplied by Tess Ward

Committee members at the Bario Fiesta, festival of the Philippines in East Tuddenham. Picture: Supplied by Tess WardCommittee members at the Bario Fiesta, festival of the Philippines in East Tuddenham. Picture: Supplied by Tess Ward

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