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Respect Festival 2011 29th/30th October

posted 27 Sep 2011, 02:55 by Richard Marsh   [ updated 7 Oct 2011, 02:47 by julie matthews ]
Respect is back and Barefoot will be coordinating the spectacular Respect Parade that opens the main festival event at Plymouth Guildhall on Sunday 30th October. Respect is the South West's biggest celebration of diversity west of Bristol, organised by Plymouth Racial Equality Council and supported by a partnership that includes education, community, the arts, Health Service, the Police and Fire Service.

We want to involve as many schools, parents and community groups as possible and with support from Affinity Sutton Housing and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (with more to come), we're offering free carnival costume and prop-making workshops on a first-come-first-served basis. To qualify we need you to guarantee the presence of a responsible, organising adult at the event and to do your upmost to maximise the attendance of your group.

Above all else this event is fun, but it's also a fantastic chance for children and families to come together as citizens of Plymouth (and the world) and experience a mind-boggling array of cultures, including music, food and fashion. Join us for the time of your life! The parade will muster at 10.10am at the sundial and start at 10.30am. The route is short and goes right through the middle of Drake's Circus. Contact us for more details.

julie matthews,
7 Oct 2011, 02:47