Spicy food experts have gathered together to raise money for a dad of one who died from a brain tumour.
Street Spice @ Life is being held at Times Square, in Newcastle, in aid of Kuly Ral, who died earlier this year at the age of 35.
The dad of one’s brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Neeta Arora, organised the event – which is being held this weekend – in order to raise money for Brain Tumour UK.
Neeta, who owns Sachin’s restaurant in Newcastle with her husband, was at today’s launch. She said: “I’m absolutely amazed at how many people have turned up so far. It was only supposed to be a small-scale event.”
Businesses such as Electric East, a Pan-Asian restaurant in Newcastle’s Waterloo Square, and Heavenly Manna – which offers Caribbean cuisine from its shop on Newminster Road – were also there offering tasty dishes and guests enjoyed everything from bhajis and pakoras to spicy prawns.
Even the Newcastle Falcon’s Darius Defoe, Joel Madourie, Kareem Maddox and Joe Ikhinmwin turned up to try out the different fusion of flavours.
Street Spice @ Life is taking place in a marquee at Newcastle’s Times Square untill 10pm tonight and from 4-10pm tomorrow (March 1), and 12-10pm on Saturday (March 2).