Discover the Rich Tapestry of Uzbekistan at London’s Uzbek Culture and Food Festival

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Date May 31 2024
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Discover the Rich Tapestry of Uzbekistan at London’s Uzbek Culture and Food Festival

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London’s Uzbek Culture and Food Festival Returns to Tower Bridge for a Vibrant Celebration

For the second consecutive year, London welcomes back its pioneering Uzbek Culture and Food Festival. This colorful event will take place on June 8th and 9th, from 12:00 to 19:00, at the scenic Potters Fields Park on Tooley Street. The festival, which promises an even grander spectacle this year, offers free entry to all attendees.

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A Culinary Marvel: 1 Tonne of Plov

At the heart of this cultural extravaganza lies an extraordinary culinary event: the preparation of 1 tonne of Plov, Uzbekistan’s cherished national dish. This impressive feat will be orchestrated by celebrity chef Bahriddin Chustiy, a Guinness World Record holder renowned for preparing over 7 tonnes of Plov. He will be assisted by Muzaffar Sadykov, founder of OshPaz authentic street food and owner of a new restaurant on Regent Street.

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A Festival of Cultural Exchange and Understanding

The Uzbek Culture and Food Festival is not merely a celebration of Uzbekistan’s rich heritage but a platform fostering cross-cultural appreciation. Visitors will be immersed in a diverse array of experiences, including traditional music, dance, crafts, and the artistry of Uzbek culture. The festival also provides a unique opportunity to engage with the Uzbek community, promoting cultural exchange and global understanding.

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An Enchanting Journey into Uzbek Traditions

The festival will commence with an opening ceremony featuring traditional live Uzbek music and dance. Attendees will be captivated by performances from renowned musicians and dancers from Uzbekistan. Additionally, various cultural exhibits will be on display, showcasing everything from intricately woven textiles to exquisite ceramics and miniature paintings.

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Voices from the Uzbek Community

Ravshan Usmanov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan, highlights the festival’s significance: “Organised by the unity of the Uzbek community and supported by the Uzbek Tourism Board, the Ministry of Culture, and the Uzbek Embassy in the UK, this festival is a platform to promote cultural exchange between Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom.”

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Muzaffar Sadykov, Founder and Executive Chef of OshPaz, shares his enthusiasm: “It has been my dream to introduce the national Uzbek dish, Plov, to London. I am incredibly proud to be part of building a bridge between Uzbekistan and the vibrant culinary scene of London.”

Kamola Makhmudova, a representative of the Uzbek diaspora in the UK, adds: “Our small Uzbekistan community is thrilled to welcome back Londoners and UK guests to our sell-out festival. We invite you to experience our tradition of excellent hospitality and the Silk Road’s tastes, which once connected Asia and Europe. This festival promotes diversity, inclusion, and peace.”

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Festival Details and Contact Information

For more information about the Uzbek Culture and Food Festival, visit www.uzbekculture.co.uk. For general inquiries, contact info@uzbekculture.co.uk. Partnership and press inquiries can be directed to sponsor@uzbekculture.co.uk and charlotte@binxandco.co.uk, respectively.

Event Organisers and Sponsors

The festival has been organised by the unity of the Uzbek community, supported by Ministry of Ecology, En- vironmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Uzbek Embassy in the UK, and will serve as a platform to promote cultural exchange between Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom.

Join us at Potters Fields Park for a celebration of Uzbekistan’s vibrant culture and cuisine—experience the warmth and hospitality that define the Silk Road’s legacy.

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