Lewes International Soup Festival to take place

The first Lewes International Soup Festival is a must for lovers of good food on Sunday, October 6.

It’s being held at The All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, from 12noon until 4pm and is organised by Diversity Lewes.

This local organisation aims to promote community cohesion and celebrate diversity. The idea behind the festival is to bring together food and people from many different backgrounds and celebrate good cooking and good times with each other.

Soup is the only dish common to all the continents, from Butternut Squash and Chilli to Thai Tom Yum, Jamaican Chicken and North American Pumpkin to Polish Beetroot Barszcz. The Soup Festival is part of Lewes OctoberFeast and Black History Month and promises to be full of family fun and activities. The Community Chef will be doing demonstrations showing how to cook various soup dishes as well as other delicacies. There will be live and DJ music, children’s art workshops, tasting activities and face painting.

At the entrance, a local baker will be enticing people to come inside with the delicious smell of baking bread. Tony Kalume, Chair of Diversity Lewes says he can’t wait to taste all the yummy soups on offer. “It is a delightful idea – soup from all around the world,” he said.