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Bromley celebrates Diversity Day with day of song and dance

PUBLISHED: 13:54 19 October 2012

The Ethnic Communities Programme Manager, Lulu Pearce, Cllr Tim Stevens, Cllr Ian Payne, Doug Patterson, council chief executive,  Steph Roberts, Police Borough Commander

The Ethnic Communities Programme Manager, Lulu Pearce, Cllr Tim Stevens, Cllr Ian Payne, Doug Patterson, council chief executive, Steph Roberts, Police Borough Commander

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A Chinese Lion Dance, fashion shows and sample foods were just part of the celebrations in Bromley marking Diversity Day last week.

Organised in partnership with Bromley Council, the NHS, schools and community groups - the event saw communities from across the borough come together for a wide range of events.

Guest speakers at the Civic Centre included deputy mayor, Cllr Ian Payne, and chairman of the safer Bromley partnership, Cllr Tim Stevens.

Music and singing performances included the council’s very own staff choir accompanying dancers from across the continents, including Nepalese and a Chinese fan dance.

Jean Andrews, of the Orpington Chinese Community Association, said: “People were really impressed with our lion dance, that’s something we are very proud of.

“Some of the children were so sweet when they were dancing and you could see that they loved it.

“It was very interesting to see all the nationalities there because there are great deal of different cultures in Bromley.”

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