A taste of Turkish delight

Morpeth's Turkish women residents are organising a party for local women with their children, for the SNAP! group.'Emel Davison, one of the organisers of the party, with a Turkish flag.
Morpeth's Turkish women residents are organising a party for local women with their children, for the SNAP! group.'Emel Davison, one of the organisers of the party, with a Turkish flag.

A TURKISH delight is in store for Morpeth thanks to a local cultural group.

The Sharing Knowledge and Pleasure (SNAP) group brings different nationalities together to talk about their experiences and enable members to learn more about each other’s cultures.

And as part of its activities the organisation’s Turkish women will host a celebration in Morpeth Town Hall for local women and children.

The party, co-ordinated by Semidha Davidson, will include demonstrations of Turkish circle dancing and belly dancing, as well as activities for young ones, such as games, sports and crafts.

Northumberland County Council Executive Member for Equality and Diversity Lesley Rickerby will be the Guest of Honour.

Mrs Davidson said: “Everyone can join in or they can just watch if they prefer.

“We’re doing it for women only because that way we can really let our hair down.

“We are so happy to have the chance to share the way Turkish people enjoy themselves.”

The group has received a grant from Northumbria Police Authority to support its activities, while the Turkish event will also be given help by the Greater Morpeth Development Trust.

SNAP co-ordinator Bridget Gubbins said: “We are all so excited. Sem and her friends are really putting themselves out for us.

“I would like to encourage local women to come and meet these Turkish women, as well as our members from other cultures.”

The event is free, but a donation of £1 or £2 at the door would be welcome.

The Turkish Party takes place on Sunday, from noon to 3pm.