Turning up the heat for Respect
2011’s Plymouth Respect Festival was held over the weekend of
the 29th and 30th of October in a blaze of
colour and glory. Held for the 13th time, Plymouth
Respect Festival celebrates the city’s diversity and promotes
respect and understanding.
Thousands of people from across the city
enjoyed a fun packed line-up of food, art, performance, dance and
music from around the world.
As part of the festival, the Respect parade,
which winds its way through the city centre had a theme of ‘fire
and heat’ this year and was part funded by Devon and Somerset Fire
Service, Affinity Sutton and Barefoot.
Residents from Barne Barton and St Budeaux got
stuck in this year and took part in workshops to make some blazing
costumes to be shown off on the day at the parade.
Richard Marsh from Barefoot, who organised the
parade, said “It was wonderful that this year we have been able to
extend the workshops to include more communities across the city. A
big thank you to everyone who worked really