Carnival atmosphere at Around the World in 80 dishes. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A feast of food from around the globe was a big hit, attracting more than 1,000 visitors to King’s Lynn.

West Norfolk Voluntary and Community Action and Freebridge Community Housing hosted the popular food festival, called Around the World in 80 Dishes, on Sunday.

The tenth anniversary event was held in the Tuesday Market Place for the first time and the aim was to make it even bigger and better this year.

There were stands with food from Eastern Europe, Australia and China as well as local offerings.

The festival included a World War One commemorative stand along with entertainment from Brazilian dancers, the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company and Lynn’s Springwood band.

The organisers and stall holders said they were delighted with the crowds.

Marie Connell, event organiser from West Norfolk Voluntary and Community Action,  said: “We were aiming for this to be the biggest Around the World in 80 Dishes yet and it certainly was.

“Knowing that more than 1,000 people came along to enjoy the day is brilliant.

“The community groups and organisations which got involved showed the wide range of diversity that we have in West Norfolk.

“I’d like to take this chance to thank everyone who came along and made the day as special as it was.”

Michelle Gant, director of engagement at Freebridge, added: “It was lovely to see so many people enjoying Around the World in 80 Dishes.

“The event brings the whole community together and really celebrates our vision of A Better West Norfolk.

“The diverse range of food available was fantastic and the opportunity to talk to our tenants and other members of the community is really important to us.”