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Falklands celebrates on Saturday cultural diversity day

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:48 UTC
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Saturday will begin with an event comprising presentations, displays and smoko in the Museum in the morning Saturday will begin with an event comprising presentations, displays and smoko in the Museum in the morning

The Falkland Islands cultural diversity will be celebrated with a whole day of events on Saturday, 10 October. The Falklands with a population of 3.000 according to the latest census, has integrated people born in 53 different countries, with predominance from Britain, St Helena and Chile.

 The day will begin with an event in the capital Port Stanley, comprising presentations, displays and smoko in the Museum in the morning followed by displays, a huge variety of food, fun events traditional games, a magician, a display by the MPA dog section, a bouncy castle and music in the FIDF hall from 1.30pm.

Entry and food at both events are free but donations will be very welcome. Most of the food will be home-made by supporters, some from Camp, but organizers have also received generous donations from Shorty’s Diner, Malvina House Hotel, Tasty Treats, the Narrows, the Waterfront Cafe, FIMCo and the FIC.

At 7pm there will be a chance to enjoy (or learn) the Circassian circle with Lisa Martin, the Chilean Cueca with Claudia and Ricardo, or line dancing from Saint Helena.

The day will finish off with a Family Dance at the FIDF hall from 8pm with music from Falkland, Chilean, Saint Helenian and Filipino groups as well as Mel Lloyd with some country music.

Entry fee is £2 on the door for adults but children are free. Last entry is 10.30pm and it is a BYO. The group’s first event was a very successful multicultural music evening in Government House, “but we hope this Saturday will be even more successful,” said MLA Barry Elsby.

“Jessica Campos and I have just returned from a two week MLA visit to Uruguay and countries in Central America, promoting the modern Falkland Islands.

“We were well received in all countries, especially Uruguay, and the one fact that stopped people in their tracks was when we told them that our last census showed a population of almost 3,000, but born in 53 different countries.

“This is the history of the Islands, be they Alazias, Betts, Fords, Gualas, Henrys, Jones, Larsens, McLeods, Petterssons, Poncets or Zuvics, they are all Falkland Islanders.

“So, if you have never had a Camp smoko then come to the new Museum between 10am and 12. If you want to learn more about the different cultures in our Islands then come to the FIDF hall to see the displays, films and try smoked Falkland trout, lamb tongue pate, Upland Goose sausages, salt beef from Camp, Chilean empanadas, Saint Helenian plo (pilau) and Filipino chicken and pork specials”. (PN).

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  • Alejomartinez

    Now this stunt tomtry tomshow thay you are not what you are: UK citizens occupying someone else's land under “open” migration laws with a bunch of (volunteering?) immigrants! Look what I found

    Oct 09th, 2015 - 12:04 pm 0
  • M_of_FI

    Alejo, your link claims the following;

    “Argentines from the mainland are not allowed to reside or own property in the islands thus preserving the fabricated “Britishness” of the place.”

    I am sorry to inform you, but there are Argentine nationals living in the Falklands. In fact, they now can call themselves Falkland Islanders as they have Falkland Islands Status. They also own property and can vote in our elections. They probably even voted in our referendum.

    Oct 09th, 2015 - 12:39 pm 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. You're still not very good at this, are you? I don't need to respond to your “find”, do I? Either you know the truth or you're thick.

    Haven't you tried before?

    It's all fiction. Just as an example, how come the argie National Archives show no trace of the pirate David Jewett being sent to the Falkland Islands? However, they do show Jewett being issued “letters of marque” before he set out on his piracy. Wherein he was authorised to attack spanish vessels and no more. What a pity that, in his greed, he attacked a Portuguese vessel. How fortunate for him that he didn't meet a Royal Navy vessel following that heinous and illegal act. He would probably have been hanged!

    Oct 09th, 2015 - 01:16 pm 0
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