Cheetham Cultural Festival returns to celebrate the cultural diversity of Cheetham Hill, one of the UK’s most diverse neighbourhoods, from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 September. The festival has been running for fifteen years, originally founded as a way of bringing different faith organisations together. It is now a celebration of wider cultural diversity, and every September the people, communities and neighbourhoods of Cheetham Hill get together to throw open their doors to provide free food, music, events and activities to bring together the people of Cheetham Hill and beyond.

Highlights include a Saturday evening Gospel Evening at The New Testament Church of God, football history tours at National Football Museum, ethical Fashion Fairs at The Yard and open days at the Welcome Centre, Central Gurdwara Temple and Khizra Mosque. Manchester Jewish Museum will be celebrating the Jewish Festival of Sukkot with their own Open Day including a specially constructed Sukkah which visitors can help decorate with flowers and make their own bagels with local business Bread Flower. There is even a Bus Tour on the Sunday dropping visitors off at four historic festival venues throughout the day.

You can see the full programme at www.cheethamfest.com

Thu 23 Sep - Sun 26 Sep, Various venues, Cheetham Hill, FREE but some events need to be pre-booked via the website
Words:
Suzy Prince
Published on:
Wed 22 Sep 2021