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Feast for Peace on the Flag Market has been cancelled

Posted on - 15th August, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Flag Market was covered in stalls for the event Pic: Geoff Wilde
The Flag Market is usually covered in stalls for the event Pic: Geoff Wilde

A popular community celebration in Preston city centre has been cancelled for this year.

Feast for Peace, which brings together representatives from different cultures in one big meal on the Flag Market, was due to take place on Saturday

One of the organisers of the event and founder of the Preston Larder, a community food hub, Kay Johnson outlined why they had decided to call off the event.

Read more: Here’s what’s on at Preston Flag Market for summer

She said: “We are very sad that we’ve had to postpone Feast for Peace due to work and family commitments and also lack of funding. Although the event’s success is down to the dedication and hard work of volunteers and the donation of ingredients, there are costs involved that we don’t have a budget for.

“The Larder has also recently undertaken a large scale project which leaves us very little free time to commit to the organisation of Feast for Peace, it’s a very special event and we want to make sure that we do it justice.”

The Feast for Peace was also due to see live music and dancing Pic: Alf Myers

The Feast for Peace was also due to see live music and dancing Pic: Alf Myers

Kay said they are planning on holding a Feast for Peace later in the year instead, as part of Rememberance Day services in November.

She said it would be under the Market canopy and would be celebrating the food heroes of the First World War.

A spokeswoman for Preston City Council confirmed Feast for Peace would no longer be taking place as part of the Summer Saturdays on the Flag Market.

Read more: This video shows just how lovely the Feast for Peace was

A replacement event for Saturday 25 August is currently being confirmed.

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