Asian Spring Food Festival


Foodies are being invited to tuck into delicious curry dishes and entertainment at a new mini festival.
In addition to homegrown recipes the Asian Spring Food Festival, in Walsall, will feature tasting sessions and a competition with a £50 cash prize for the person who impresses the crowd the most.
The fun event on May 25 is being held at Green Lane Baptist Church as part of a fundraising drive towards its kitchen revamp project.
Attractions include performances, tasting sessions and a guess the weight of the cake competition at the venue which is the home of the town’s Mend-It community project.
Doors open at 1pm and admission is free. Refreshments will be on sale.
The competition, for which it will not be compulsory to eat more than one meal, will start at 2.15pm and will see diners invited to tuck into chicken curry, rice and naan bread at a cost of £5 per entrant. The person who impresses the crowd the most will be presented with £50.
Food festival organiser Robert Silvera says: “It’s a bit of fun towards efforts to improve the catering facilities as we do host community events here where meals are provided.
“We’re looking forward to seeing people as possible come into taste the dishes and to pick up some recipes.
“And if you love your chicken curry, come and take part in the competition.”
Members of the public can also support the cause by sharing their own recipes. These will be put on special cards to be sold in aid of the fundraising effort.
Recipes should be delivered to the church, in Burrowes Street, or emailed to by May 22.
There are plans to carry out kitchen improvements at the worship centre which hosts popular cooking, sewing and English classes, a summer fun day and a Christmas Day dinner for residents.

Green Lane Baptist Church
Burrowes Street, Walsall
01922 625821