Alchemy is perfect mix

Boston. Saturday 14 April 2012'Alchemy Communities Free From Hate - fun Day at The Assembly Rooms Boston.'Taking part in writing project are L-R) Abigail Hoyles (13) and Jude Hoyles (11)
Boston. Saturday 14 April 2012'Alchemy Communities Free From Hate - fun Day at The Assembly Rooms Boston.'Taking part in writing project are L-R) Abigail Hoyles (13) and Jude Hoyles (11)

WHAT do you get if you combine dance demonstrations, film making, Lithuanian and Russian singers performing pop classics and a MasterChef finalist?

Well if it’s in Boston, you get Project Alchemy – a new initiative aiming to bring together the diverse cultures of the town and surrounding areas.

The launch event for the project took place on Saturday at the town’s Assembly Rooms, and, by all accounts it was deemed a great success.

Around 225 people went along to take part in workshops, see demonstrations and enjoy the premiere of Views and Voices, a locally-made film featuring the views of both British and Foreign nationals who live in the area.

Wes Shelbourne of JUST Lincolnshire, which coordinated the event, said: “This is a very encouraging response by the various local communities. We could not have asked for much more. Having over 200 people attend the three hour event highlights how people want to come together in order to explore how Boston and the surrounding area can become a more tolerant place to live.”

A highlight of the day was when former MasterChef finalist Eamonn Hunt, from Lincoln, presented a three course menu made up of British and Eastern European food, and handed out recipe cards for the dishes.

Another popular attraction was a performance by Russian and Lithuanian group Darum, whose renditions of hits including Save All Your Kisses For Me, by Brotherhood of Man, went down a storm, according to organisers.