WITH JUST A HINT OF SPICE
CULTURAL FESTIVAL A HUGE HIT
IT WAS time to turn up the heat at the sold-out Spicy Penrith Festival in St Marys on Sunday.
About 350 people crowded into the Memorial Hall to taste delicious food, behold brilliant colours and dance the night away in celebration of all things Indian.
Performers in the radiant traditional garb of Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and India kept the party going with their cultural dances.
About 110 performers celebrated the best of the subcontinent in dance and song before inviting members of the audience to join them on stage to add their own flavour to the evening.
A Penrith Council spokesman said the night was a complete success.
“It was a fantastic night of dining and dancing, and celebrated cultural diversity, showcasing our city’s Sri Lankan, Indian, Nepalese and Bhutanese communities,” the spokesman said.
“The night was a sellout and this continues the popularity of Spicy Penrith, now into its third year.”
Spicy Penrith is an annual festival that celebrates the variety of cultures of Penrith’s population.
Performers delighted audiences during the Spicy Penrith Festival.