HUNDREDS from the town soaked up the sun and as the Nepalese Association of Wiltshire took over Faringdon Park.

A day of celebration saw visitors to the town centre park treated to traditional Nepalese entertainment, which included several dancing displays.

Another highlight was the Nepalese food stall, with massive queues for Momo dumplings. 

There was also a bar, a quiet area for children, a funfair with fairground rides, an ice cream van and several stalls, where traditional designer sarees and art  or even trips to Nepal could be bought.

Several Swindon borough councillors, including mayor Garry Perkins, paid a visit to the event, which ran all day on Saturday.

Zoe Miller, from Rudi’s Bar, was running the bar and was thrilled to support the event.

She said: “We’ve come out because we wanted to support the Nepalese community put on this great event. It’s a nice thing to do for the community. 

Stephanie Parker-Harris, was there with her family and had a great day.

She said: “Things like this are great for Swindon, and it’s important that we embrace other cultures.”