Multi-cultural event planned to celebrate Easter

Latvian Midsummer Festival at PRSA, Boston. ENGEMN00120110630141757
Latvian Midsummer Festival at PRSA, Boston. ENGEMN00120110630141757

A multi-cultural celebration of Easter with live music, kids’ activities and international food is taking place on Good Friday.

Easter Together Boston is a free event being organised by a special committee and will take place at Fenside Community Centre, from 2-5pm on April 18.

Guests are invited to bring and share their own food and share in music and traditional Easter games.

Latvian folk band Zeperi and a Lithuanian dance group will perform, and there will be dancing and children’s arts and crafts.

Rachel Lauberts, chairman of the organising committee, said: “Our aim is to make Easter Together Boston a multi-cultural celebration of Easter, sharing our traditions, music, art, and food, with the aim of highlighting how much we have in common – the celebration is led by the community, for the community – and all through good will.”

Boston Mayor Coun Paul Kenny will open the event and provide prizes for an Easter bonnet parade competition where there will be winners in two age categories, up to eight years and eight-15 years.

Other events will include face-painting, decorating an Easter tree, egg and spoon race, an Easter egg hunt and story-telling.

The event already has its own Facebook page and Twitter account @EasterTogether1 and organisers would like to hear of any offers of help.

Community groups and local retailers will be approached for support and donations. One retailer has already offered £100 worth of chocolate eggs and bubble wands.

Asda and Boston Grammar School are supporting with arts materials and egg decorating is on the cards.