• YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals 2013
  • YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals 2013
  • YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals, train
  • YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals 2013
  • YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals 2013

Discover the YUMI festival

Every couple of years or so we deliver a community street event on a Saturday in the city centre. It's a fantastic celebration of what we do best; it brings together our current projects, and highlights our work in the community. We’ve now held five of these large, public events.

In one day alone we know that about 9,000 people turned up, so it’s an exciting and exhilarating experience for everyone involved.

I have learnt so much...I had steroetypes of people...that's changed now by actually talking to people from that culture and seeing for myself. I am grateful for that. I didn't know how diverse and vibrant York is as a city. It's buzzing!"  - Visitor to 2006 Festival

Past festivals

2005 YUMI festival
training for 14 amateur cooks & 6 volunteers


2006 YUMI festival
food, music, kids' activities, exhibitions

2008 YUMI festival
food, music, kids' activities, exhibitions

2010 YUMI festival
food, music, activities, garden produce

2011 garden open day
food, performances, kids' activities

2012 garden open day
food, performances, kids' activities

2013 street festival
food, performances, kids' activities, garden produce

2013 the Community Street Festival

We created York's first ever international show garden in the centre of the city: 8,751 people attended!!....

  • over 55 people from 27 cultural backgrounds were involved
  • over 2,000 portions of food from 9 cultures were devoured
  • a team of 24 volunteers helped create an international show garden
  • over 200 children took part in activities including Indian rangoli and a garden quiz
  • we sold 70 packs of the recipe cards created and tested by our talented cooks
  • YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals 2013
  • YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals 2013
  • YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals 2013
  • YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals 2013
  • YUMI, Event, Community Street Festivals 2013

Comments

      1. Harry Radzuan

        Hi Sara,

        I have voted for the Aviva funding for YUMI. I hope it will win some cash to run the project. 🙂
        Will be looking forward the Open Day and/or the Street Festival then.

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