Malaysian Festival, Beeston
Beeston is popular with our students as they value living in a vibrant and diverse community, located very close to University Park campus. A group of international students add to this community spirit by hosting the annual Malaysian Festival. Held by the Malaysian Society, this offers the Beeston community the chance to experience everything that is unique about Malaysian culture – from its food and handicrafts to games and traditional dances.
Along one side of Beeston Square, gazebos shelter trestle tables full of traditional Malaysian games and handicrafts, while at the very centre of the hubbub, a wide space is cordoned off for traditional dancing – each routine painstakingly choreographed by one of the members of the organising committee.
The event is always well attended by local residents and students alike with the highlight being the chance to sample delicious food from the cooking show and the various food vendors catering for the event.
Community Chest Funding, 2019: £500