Celebrating the different heritage communities in Exeter... Through food, craft, music and dance workshops. In 2017, Polish, Muslim, Hindu and Italian communities celebrated with their neighbours.

In 2017 we worked closely together around the celebration of religious and cultural festivals: Polish Easter, Italian May Festival, Muslim Eid and Hindu Navratri.

Eid 1

DDE celebrated the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr which takes place after the fasting month of Ramadan. We were honoured to be invited in to the Exeter Mosque and hold both our community celebrations there. We ran a workshop on the 2nd July where we were taught how to make delicious food called Boulani’s from Afghanistan, Samosas from Bangladesh and mammul biscuits from Syrian. We also had the opportunity to learn some Arabic language and work with traditional henna designs.

Polish 1DDE had some great celebrations both on the 25th March and 2nd April when they celebrated and learnt about Polish Easter as part of the year long project Celebrate! Exeter’s Diver-city.

In March, the first community workshop was held in St Thomas. Over 120 adults and 50 children all came together to share in Polish culture and food and spend time together. People tried out various activities, including making Pierogi (Polish dumplings), singing some folk songs, and learning some Polish language. Delicious food was kindly provided by local businesses Maja Deli and the Polish Bread Bakery.


...to Exeter's Global Centre, the home of Devon Development Education.

The Global Centre
17 St Davids Hill
Exeter EX4 3RG
01392 438811


Our weekly World at Lunch sessions (Thursday 1pm to 2pm) continue through the summer. We hope soon to publish the Autumn programme.

Following the AGM and Summer Party here is a brief report on DDE's activities for 2018/19 

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Report of Sue Errington's trip to visit Food for Thought Schools in Uganda 

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