Filipino festival draws throngs to village hall

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

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

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant


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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.

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

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

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

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

Committee members at the Bario Fiesta, festival of the Philippines in East Tuddenham. Picture: Suppl

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

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