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Tuesday 17 August 2010

Cornwall Respect Festival rocks Truro
Cornwall Respect Festival rocks Truro

Kissmet onstage at The Respct Festival

Truro was alive with culture on Saturday 14 August 2010 as the Cornish capital city hosted the annual Respect Festival.

The Cornwall Respect Festival was a one-day event that celebrated the multi-cultural aspects of life in Cornwall.

The event brought together people from all backgrounds and age groups to enjoy a schedule of live music, dance and art from some of the best names in world music, all united in the spirit of respect.

The festival kicked into gear on Saturday morning with the ‘Out of Ark’ reggae sound system playing live in Victoria gardens and didn’t slow down all day with children’s face painting and mask making classes, live Tai Chi classes, costume making and drumming workshops in the park.

The afternoon gave way to live music as a procession snaked its way through Truro city centre heading for the city’s Lemon Quay, where the Master Drummers Of Africa (who were playing The Hall For Cornwall later that night) played an impromptu music set on the stage erected on the piazza.

Lemon Quay comes alive

The Master Drummers Of Africa’s set welcomed in the evening’s line up of live bands as the Quay transformed into a festival arena basked in the grooves of Branga Tanga, Kissmet, Zubop Gambia and Nucleus Roots who played late into the night.

The event was a huge success with a great turnout and raised more than £1,800 for ShelterBox as well as celebrating the rich culture of Cornwall.

Below is a slideshow of photographs taken at the event. Photography by Tom Lay

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