Village Green Festival 2019
CCCS took part in the 10th Village Green Festival in Southend-On-Sea. Essex Cultural Diversity Project hosted the Global Village world music and dance stage, showcasing the best of local diverse talent alongside national and international artists.
The focus of this year’s Global Village is the Caravanserai, featuring circus, dance, music, folklore and storytelling. Caravanserai is a stopping place; an inn defined by a central courtyard for travellers in the desert regions of Asia. They existed along the Silk Road and became cultural hubs through which stories and various art forms travelled and transformed between cultures from village to village. Similarly, another form of travelling culture existed: From the 1600’s until the mid-nineteenth century, groups of actors and acrobats known as Troubadours toured the region bringing theatre and arts to the people.