Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival
Green City Action, Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Park
Road, Sheffield S4 7AG
Green City Action was set up in 1993. It is an environmental
company based in Burngreave, Sheffield. Engaging people of
diverse cultures in environmental issues is at the heart of its
The Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival was initiated and organised by Panni Poh Yoke Loh of Green City Action as a way of celebrating and connecting people of diverse cultural backgrounds with the environment.
Panni decided to take the practical approach and simply talked to members of the community to see what they wanted for their space. In the past there had been events in the park, but on a smaller scale. The result of the consultation with the local community resulted in the festival.
In April 1991 the management committee gave the go ahead for the Festival. It was planned for July of that year. Although this did not leave much time for the community groups to prepare, 17 very motivated people from different groups got to work immediately and ended up organising a really successful event. Since then the event has grown from year to year.
from the SRB Budget.
To celebrate the rich diversity of the
To provide greater multicultural involvement in
To bring people of all ethnic backgrounds
together in a
To provide an opportunity for celebrating in
To increase awareness of the activities and
Green City Action hopes that in the future besides the festival they will use it as a focus to also organise programmes of activities leading up to it.
You can log onto the BBC website for more information and photos from the festival
A few photographs showing some of the activities at the Festival