Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cheetham is a very multi-racial area just north of Manchester city centre in Graham Stringer's Blackley and Broughton constituency.

It was the original home of Manchester's Jewish community and now has large Irish, Muslim, Sikh and Afro-Caribbean communities as well.

As well as the prospect of cultural enrichment I was attracted to the event by copious amounts of food and the chance to win a trip to Rome. The event saw open days at Alkhiyra Mosque, Dashmesh Sikh Temple, the Irish World Heritage Centre, the Jewish Museum, St Johns' Church (Church of England), Higher Crumpsall Synagogue, St Chads Roman Catholic Church and the Museum of Transport.

A smashing event sponsored by Manchester City Council, it was great to see all Manchester's communities throwing their doors open - and the food was very good!

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