logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 29 March 2003.





Ellesmere Children's Centre
by Gaby Spinks

The Multicultural Festive Party, held in February, is a yearly event in the life of Ellesmere Children's Centre. But this year it was bigger and better.

Sharon Curtis explained it was a 'holistic celebration of the people of Burngreave. It incorporated Christmas, Eid, Divali, Chinese New Year and other celebrations into a family event involving the Centre and its work'.

Activities included African drumming and belly dancing workshops, Indian head massages, juggling, face painting, demonstrations of Irish music and Salsa dancing.

There was superb food from Asia, Somalia and the Caribbean, being eaten to the dulcet sounds of a steel band. A local gospel choir rounded off the evening in splendid style.


A young girl at the Multicultural Festive Party.
An array of food from Asia, Somalia and the Caribbean.
A boy plays with a toy.
For more information about Ellesmere Children's Centre, please contact Sharon Curtis on 0114 281 2149.