We met with representatives from PKAVS Minority Communities Hub and The Learning Curve to chat about the exciting mix of events happening this Sunday 20th November as part of the Perth 2021 Community Celebration Day, part of the Winter Festival Weekend.
There’s been a fantastic response from members of the public, local groups and clubs who will be performing, running workshops, entertaining and inspiring audiences at stages, stalls and venues across the city centre.
Amongst the artists, musicians and creative groups will be many from the Ethnic Minorities within Perthshire. The minority communities have come forward in large numbers wishing to celebrate and share their talents; everything from Bollywood dancing to Polish beatboxing, Tiffany glass painting to decoupage.
There’s something quite wonderful about the vibrant mix of international people and cultures which make up our Perthshire communities. PKAVS Minorities Communities Hub work with a diverse range of people who play an active part in the life of Perthshire, making positive contributions, and adding a multi-cultural flavour to our Small City with the Big Personality.
The Community Celebration Day is an opportunity to showcase the variety of local talent, immerse yourself in culture, and see how people from all walks of life can come together to support Perth’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021. Never has there been a better time to celebrate our willingness to integrate; economically, culturally and socially.
The following are some of the contributors from PKAVS Minority Communities Hub;
Maciej Pokora: Will be beatboxing on the main stage in the evening. Check out his Soundcloud clip here>
Polish entry chosen for the Zuppa competition; Polish beetroot soup with haggis bonbons
Folk group: Polish Saturday School performing Krakowiak Polish dance at Horsecross Plaza Stage 12-1pm
Singing Angels Children’s Choir: At Horsecross Plaza Stage between 1pm and 2pm
Bart Masiukiewicz: Phographer whose photographs, amongst other people’s, will be projected onto prominent Perth buildings.
PKAVS Indian Dance Group: Self-taught and Choreographed five piece dance troup (Asha, Lakshmi, Rashmi, Shruthi, Jessica and Janeva) performing Bollywood style dance in traditional Indian dress.
Jola Matusik - Decoupage. Festive decoration of baubles, picture frames and original pieces.
Kasia and Grzegorz Franczak from Made By Hand: Showing how to reuse old wooden pallets, painting on recycled wood, upcycling unwanted wooden items.
Gosia Bielecka: Showcasing the process of creating stained glass influenced by Tiffany Style
Sylwia Kruzynska - Sculpture