Diverse Communities Celebrated

A celebration event is being held this evening to celebrate Liverpool’s diverse communities.

The event at the Town Hall on Tuesday 27 June will be opened by the Lord Mayor and will include performances from an Arabic singer, a Ukulele player and choirs from Daisy UK and Women Together an international choir and the 100 plus guests will hear about the city’s School of Sanctuary which offers support to young people who come to Liverpool from abroad.

Councillor Emily Spurrell, Cabinet member for community safety and safer neighbourhoods, said: “Liverpool has a long and proud record of welcoming people from around the world dating back many hundreds of years.

“It is important following recent events that we all focus on the things that unite us and do not give in to those who try to divide us and cause conflict among different communities.

“One of the most powerful lessons from the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester is how different communities came together to support each other when they we were in need.

“We need to continue celebrating diversity as it is a window into other faiths and cultures and remember that we are all members of the human race.

“We are delighted to celebrate the diversity within our city and highlight the role we all have to play in promoting community cohesion.”