A festival crowd, including ladies dancing in traditional Indian costume and large white gazebos.


The festival is a free event bringing together Colchester's communities to celebrate their cultures and heritages. It is built around the global theme of rice and spice and is underpinned by a commitment to diversity and equality. The festival creates opportunities and platforms for all local communities in Colchester to showcase and share their heritages through food, dance, music, performances and the visual arts.

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Festival of Rice and Spice


Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

Tel: 07887927961

Opening Times

Season (10 Sept 2022)
Saturday12:00 - 17:00


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