Banbury International

On Saturday, 16th July Visit Banbury are hosting an event – Banbury International – in the Community Garden behind Naomi’s Cafe. It is going to be an event full of music, art and food celebrating the strengths of our multicultural town and hopefully promoting unity and camaraderie.

We decided to be the catalyst for a wider group of people to be able to show that they too were standing in solidarity with their neighbours regardless of race nationality or ethnicity.
— Visit Banbury

If you want to read more about how the event came to be, pop over to the Visit Banbury blog: Banbury International.

[A poster showing a painting of Banbury Cross, with information about the event on it]

More details about Banbury International can be found on the Facebook Event Page.

It is a pleasure to be part of the group of Artists working on this event, especially as not only is it a cause dear to my heart thanks to my upbringing, but part of the reason I settled in Banbury in the first place. As an artist, you can’t help but to grow up and into the environment around you, and diversity and learning from people’s experiences is an important part of that.

As well as being involved in the creation and running of the art and craft activities, I look forward to sharing with you all exactly what I have planned for my piece, it’s the biggest thing I have ever done, so needless to say I am rather excited!