Moss Side is home to many hidden treasures; flavoursome food, music that you can’t resist dancing to, and community spirit in abundance. But due to the negative media coverage of the area, Manchester and the world hasn’t had a chance to get to know the real Moss Side.

The food festival, organised by Moss Side young women (age 13-14), who are working with youth leadership charity RECLAIM, aims to show a ‘truer’ image of the area. 

“We want the first thing you think of when you hear Moss Side is a positive one about a community that leads the way. We’re organising a food festival to show the talent within Moss Side and to encourage others to come and share food and see Moss Side as it really is.” Shaneil, aged 13. 

Free entry to the festival, food for adults is £5.00 and £2.50 for children under 12; you will sample a range of spectacular local dishes. There will be 20 local dishes available, including Caribbean, Irish, Polish, Indian and Somali food. Vegetarian options will be available and the kids will be catered for too.

Running from 12-4pm in the scenic Alexandra Park, there’ll be free face painting for children, music, arts and crafts, stalls from local businesses and music. There’ll also be sports events to get involved in around the park.

All the food will come from Moss Side, and the money raised will go back into the community. Set to be a memorable and special day for Moss Side locals and newcomers alike, RECLAIM’s Moss Side Food Festival is not to be missed.

Booking for this event has now closed.