Black and White Association to have stall on Tynwald Day

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The International Black and White Association will have a stall on the Fairfield on Tynwald Day.

The IBWA’s stated aim is ‘To promote tolerance and understanding between the peoples of the world through art, culture and sport’.

It will also be supporting One World Centre in its Global Village, which this year is in the Arboretum.

There will be information available on the other charities with which IBWA works, a raffle and a ‘guess my name’ competition.

There will also be special and black and white cakes made by Sarah Christian.

‘We are very grateful to 3FM for the loan of their gazebo which means that we will have protection not just for helpers but also for a very important item, the cup that the Ellan Vannin team won at the recent ConIFA world football cup in Sweden,’ said Jennie Thompson vice-president of IBWA.

‘It will be a chance for the general public to have a look at what the Team achieved and I am sure that it will attract a lot of attention.’

IBWA supported the Ellan Vannin team and also the aims of ConIFA and especially the Ellan Vannin’s support of the Darfur refugee team.

One World Centre is holding its Global Village in the Arboretum this year with representatives of the diverse cultures that are on the Isle of Man. IBWA with the IOM United Nations Association will also have a presence here and there is going to be opportunities to taste see and experience different foods dances and even have your name written in Chinese calligraphy

Jennie added: ‘Tynwald Day is a unique event to celebrate not just the Manx Nation but also recognise the diversity of our island.’

Tynwald Day will be celebrated on Monday, July 7, this year because July 5 falls at the weekend.

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