We wanted to run an International Street Food Festival in Dumfries in Spring 2022. The intention was to demonstrate the way that our area benefits from the arrival of people from different cultures and backgrounds. We wanted to use a mix of community groups and commercial food sellers and as wide a variety of different cuisines as possible.
By encouraging sharing of all kinds of cultures we hope that people will see themselves, from whatever area they started, as part of a rich and diverse community. We encouraged people to go beyond sharing a space and food to sit down and engage with each other and we know that a relaxed social event has been the most successful way to do this from past events.