Bollywood dancers, Caribbean singers and a steel band were among the performers and artists of all ages gracing the stage at the taster and performance evening at Woodley Baptist Church marking the end of the annual Black History Month.
Guests at the event also sampled food from both Asian and Caribbean cultures. This year’s menu included vegetable basmati biryani rice, chicken curry Asian style, and Caribbean salmon fishcakes and fried dumplings.
Representatives from the Woodley Baptist Church, chefs from the Indian Community Centre and Afro Caribbean Society, and the volunteer team from Wokingham Borough Council were also at the evening which was organised by the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Forum.
Wokingham Borough Council Mayor, Cllr Bill Soane, officially opened the night while Jeff Hinds from the Afro Caribbean Society did a great job as master of ceremonies.
“The taster and performance evening is now a wonderful tradition for marking the end of Black History Month in the Wokingham Borough,” said Cllr Soane. “It’s always great to see so many different artists, especially by the younger performers, which is such an important part of making this a popular community event.
"I’m especially grateful to the work the BME Forum does each year to organise this as well as the ongoing support from the Woodley Baptist Church which are always excellent hosts.”