MORE than 200 people from British, Pakistani and Roma communities came together to celebrate their differences and similarities at a multicultural evening in Lye.

Black Country Integration Project hosted the event at Rufford Field after funding was given to the group from a Big Lottery Grant.

The crowds were entertained with music and dancing from 'The Eclectic Dancers' who put on an interactive Bhangra workshop, while there was also an African drummer, a barn dance and Roma music.

Traditional Roma, Pakistani and British food was available for everyone to try, and organisers also arranged a friendly game of football as they aimed to bring members of the community together.

Rachael Taylor, chairman of Black Country Integration Project, said: “This is the first time we have organised an event like this and we received really positive feedback from everyone who attended.

“The evening really brought together the different communities and demonstrated that we have more in common than we have differences.”