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Ukraine Independence Day celebration 'a feast of vibrant colour'

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Published: Friday, 25th August 2023

Around 150 people came to enjoy the activities and entertainments at yesterday's celebration of Ukraine Independence Day.

The event heard from the Mayor, Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, Leader, Cllr Terry Parish, and the council's Cabinet Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, Cllr Simon Ring. They spoke of the good relations between the people of west Norfolk and the Ukrainian community, and their hope that the people of Ukraine would once again enjoy the ability to celebrate with a true feeling of freedom. A number of other cabinet members and councillors attended in support.

Martin Chisholm, Assistant Director: Operations and Commercial, said:

“This was the second time we have celebrated Ukraine Independence Day in west Norfolk and what a celebration it was! In an event jointly organised by the council and the local Ukrainian community, there was music, poetry and dancing, crafts and a feast of vibrant colour.

“We also used the opportunity to showcase King’s Lynn’s historic trading links with northern Europe.

“It was a privilege to work with some of our refugees to stage the event and I am delighted that so many people came along to enjoy themselves. The atmosphere was fantastic.”

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