Southend's Faith and Belief Festival

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17 May 2021 onwards

Southend Museums and Southend's Faith and Belief Network organised a Festival to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Borough. Co-produced in collaboration with a diverse range of Faith and Belief communities, this festival welcomes those who want to showcase their faith or belief and encourages us all as a community to get to know each other a little bit better.

The last year has been a particularly challenging one for our community. This virtual festival explores the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic presented to our faith and belief communities and how they have overcome them.

This virtual Faith and Belief Festival was produced by our communities and will be an ongoing project.

The festival includes a community led exhibition accompanied by images of faith related objects from the Museum collection. With this exhibition we hope to explore new ways of building a collection that can reflect the variety of faiths in the borough.

The Festival will be live from Monday 17th May on