Last Saturday my wife and I came over to Dudley (as Monday to Friday just isn’t enough for me!) to attend an event organised by Hope Not Hate, celebrating multi-cultural diversity in Dudley. There were many groups in attendance including; Dudley Borough Interfaith Network and St Thomas’s Community Network to name but a few.
The event was held at St John’s Parish Church Hall on Kates Hill and organised to promote community cohesion, as the English Defence League plan to march in the town next weekend. The event was a huge success and people from different backgrounds relished the free food, music and family activities available. The end of the event saw a mass balloon release, where words of hope and positivity were scribed upon cards attached to each balloon.
It was a truly joyous event and I must say the curry was delicious – and not the only reason we travelled over from Walsall!