Cultural stories and a three-course feast of international dishes has brought together the East End’s diverse communities.

At The Breaking Bread event, on Friday, October 30, residents wrote down and shared stories and conversations while making new friends.

It had been organised with the intention “to celebrate local and global human connections”.

The tearing of the dough began at 6pm and guests also enjoyed an evening of open-air entertainment in Poplar’s East India Square

Event organiser Amy Quinn said: “The evening was a celebration of the powerful symbolism of breaking bread with others as a way of creating lasting relationships.”

Resident Shirley Morrison said: “The evening was natural, warm and friendly and everyone was so enthusiastic.”

It was inspired by social movement The World Cafe .