Yes, time for another public service announcement, this time to let people know of the (Lebara Mobile) Oriental Food Festival taking place in Birmingham’s very own Victoria Square this Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March (10:00 – 20:00). It’s been brought to us in conjunction with UK China Union who were mainly set up to help Chinese students far far away from The Motherland to be able to connect with other people in the local community through a common shared interest in food. So whilst we may not be their target demographic (well, I’m not an overseas Chinese student, anyway), who cares when it means that they can bring together such a great mix of different restaurants and caterers from across the UK for us to sample their wares? Pay no particular attention to the Oriental part of the food festival because it’s only Oriental in the loosest sense of the word – the stalls range from Indian to Philippine, from our great friends Min Min Noodle Bar (for Chinese and Vietnamese food) to some pretty good looking Malaysian. Entertainment-wise, I don’t think I can do justice to what awaits you but it really has to be seen to be believed (and that people actually like such things). So if you haven’t got anything better to do this Friday and Saturday, come along and try what hopefully will be some great food from restaurants and caterers around the region (and beyond).