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Taste buds will be tickled at an outdoor food demonstration as part of this month’s Dudley CommUNITY Day.

Talented chef Samy from Channai in South India is taking time out from the busy kitchen at Dudley’s popular eatery, The Venue to cook on an outdoor stage in Dudley Market Place. The outdoor rig comes complete with overhead cameras and screen to make sure that audiences can see every slice, splash and stir as he shows audiences how to make the best Dosa in town.

He will be showing a Dosa, a traditional Indian dish, similar to a crepe and served with various dips or fillings. It’s very popular in South India but is served throughout the whole of India. The Venue chose this dish to showcase as they have a dedicated Dosa station in the restaurant which always proves very popular with diners.

He’ll be cooking and entertaining on the main stage in the Market Place with four slots at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.15pm. This will be interspersed with entertainment and music from NN Dance and Cheer and Azaad Dhol Group.


Deputy PCC Yvonne Mosquito, Dudley Council Leader Cllr Pete Lowe, Leader of Dudley Market Traders Len Lenihan and The Venue’s Chef Samy


Dudley CommUNITY Day celebrates all that is good about Dudley town and wider borough. The event on Saturday 19 September will run from 10am – 4pm in Dudley Town Centre and the programme will include music, dance, entertainment and stalls.

Councillor Pete Lowe, leader of Dudley Council, said:

“We’re really excited to have The Venue on board as part of Dudley CommUNITY Day. Sharing food is a universal way of welcoming people and showing friendship and camaraderie. These cookery demonstrations exemplify everything that is great about Dudley and the warmth and welcome of our diverse communities. It should be a real high point of the day.”

 West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said:

“Dudley is a great town that has had many un-welcome visitors recently. Instead of having the town in the press for protests, I am pleased that Dudley will be in the media for a positive show of unity like this. The people of Dudley are warm, tolerant and decent. Events like CommUNITY Day will prove that.

“I wholeheartedly back CommUNITY Day and am looking forward to being there on September 19.”

The Dudley community event is being supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner, and coordinated by Dudley Council, Dudley Borough Inter-faith network and the organisers of the Black Country Festival.

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