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Feast for Peace returning to the Flag Market

Posted on - 14th August, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, Food & Drink, News, Preston City Centre, Things To Do
The Flag Market was covered in stalls for the event Pic: Geoff Wilde
What can be expected at this year’s Feast for Peace Pic: Geoff Wilde

The response to hate crime, Brexit and terrorism is to put on a celebration of love, food and friendship in the city centre of Preston.

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Feast for Peace is returning to the Flag Market with its organiser saying it is ‘bigger and better’ than ever.

Running from 12noon to 4pm on Saturday (19 August) the event sees volunteer chefs preparing dishes which reflect the diverse communities of the city.

This year’s event takes on the theme of the First World War, including a reenactment of when a Food Proclamation was read in the city.

Read more: What’s happening on the Flag Market during summer 2018

The lady behind the event Kay Johnson said: “During an interview at last year’s Feast for Peace I vowed to make it even bigger and better this year. I wasn’t sure how I was going to top it but once the word was out that we were doing it again, I had the most amazing response and have now got the best team of volunteers I could have wished for.

“In addition to food and performances on the Flag Market, The Larder and Preston Food Partnership have teamed with the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library to look at inspirational food stories and the similar issues faced by Prestonians during World War One.”

James Arnold, history curator at the Harris said: “A hundred years ago during the First World War food shortages were gripping the nation and the introduction of rationing meant that people had to be resourceful with the limited food that was available. This daily struggle to have something to eat and to remain healthy is something that many people face today.’

“Goodwill, generous offers of time and skills, and the cooking and sharing of food together are the ingredients which make this event unique and very special to Preston.”

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