Be prepared and make sure you plan you travel to The wonderful world of CULTURE BAZAAR 2020. To enter you must have the Golden Ticket and you need the secret password for the Aladdin's Cave! Be proud to reveal your unique identity on The Globetrotters Map and through the mystic hidden depths as you go. Creep through the Enchanted Forest into the Secret Garden but be as quiet as a mouse! Pass through the Fairground Treats and fill up on all things sweet with a touch of spice and all things nice. Have fun in the fantastical Fairground Experience, then sit tight and delight in the Travelling Tales of old and new in our Story Glen.
Be sure to pack a bag for your travels, a bottle, cup, plate, spoon or fork, as you don't want to leave a plastic trail through the Magic Kingdom! Hold close your precious coins as along the way there will be many temptations of ethnic delights and new things to treasure or taste in the Shopping Bazaar and Food Emporium.
Crafty Frogs, Dancing Lions and Indian Divas roam free in the Magic Kingdom but can you spot the Mystical Light Balls and a Particle Zoo or help to make Bridges appear out of nowhere? Will the Beating Dhol Drums and the hypnotic Bluejam Voices beckon you towards Polyxeni, the Greek princess? Will you join her with her sisters on board the Dance Carousel as they lead you to Dancer's Paradise?
Say hello to Sally the Salamander and Stupendous Astalio, in any language you like, if you should pass by and be kind to Buster as he has lost his Beat. If you bump into the Henna Fairy and you are kind, she will wave her wand and paint your hand that will magically change colour!
With such a feast for your senses, if you should feel a little overwhelmed, our Laid-back Lounge will give you space to relax.
So, why not catch the Multicultural Train to the whole wide Wonderful World that awaits you at Culture Bazaar 2020!
Dress up and be a part of Carlisle's friendly and welcoming diverse community. Share our similarities & celebrate our differences through food, music, dance, theatre, games, arts & crafts - with performances, workshops, stalls, stands and displays throughout the Magic Kingdom and it's colourful lands.
Culture Bazaar is organised by Multicultural Cumbria and shares people’s heritage through a programme of arts and culture. The 2 day event features a professional artistic programme, performance platforms for community groups, workshop programme, food demonstrations, craft stalls and community stands. Our artistic programme for 2020 will reflect our BAME audiences, be diverse, inclusive and family friendly.
Multicultural Cumbria connects with communities and reach people to understand what communities need from the city which informs future events. Often diverse communities feel isolated and this is an opportunity to bring those communities together monitoring and understanding the cultural makeup of the city. We have built the Culture Bazaar with the community from the ground up, being resourceful, creative and relying very much on volunteers.
Help Multicultural Cumbria with it's 'Wonderful World' theme and be environmentally friendly and bring your own water bottles, travel coffee mugs and even tableware if you can! Help to recycle our waste to minimise landfill waste.
Plenty of stalls and food to buy - Cash Only please as there are no mobile card payment facilities.
SO MUCH MORE TO SEE & DO!!