Following my article last week on the Indian Mela festival, which took part in Belfast, it seems Carrickfergus has got on board the ethnic culture bandwagon. It’s hosting a Mini-Matsuri Japanese Festival, organised by the Japan Society of Northern Ireland. Taiko drummers, food tasting, calligraphy, origami and a special tea making ceremony happened this afternoon in the Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre.
However, elsewhere normal service was as usual, with the Hillsborough Annual Oyster Festival being evacuated after a warning that several devices had been left in the village.
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