Last night I went to the fringe meeting at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Birmingham organised by the Love Luton Campaign, the campaign behind Luton’s bid to get city status for the town. Conference attendees got the chance to hear about Luton’s diversity (or as the organisers had it “DiverCity”) and to be entertained by a steel band, carnival dancers, and an asian dance performance. The event was hosted by Lord Qurban Hussain and we had a speech of appreciation from Andrew Stunell MP the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Communities and Local Government department.
I thought that Andrew was a little surprised by the colourful carnival dancers. They are not the usual sight at a Liberal Democrat conference! The fringe certainly made an impact and I think those attending enjoyed the experience. I hope that they went away with a little bit of a different perspective on Luton.
Here are some photos of the event:
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