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All you need to know about Ipswich’s upcoming One Big Multicultural Festival

PUBLISHED: 07:43 11 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:12 11 August 2018

Crowds will be treated to dancing, food and singing from across the globe at the One Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich's Alexandra Park  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Crowds will be treated to dancing, food and singing from across the globe at the One Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich's Alexandra Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Three weeks remain until Ipswich once again celebrates global culture with entertainment from all over the world.

Here’s all you need to know about the One Big Multicultural Festival...

Crowds will be treated to dancing, food and singing from across the globe at the One Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich's Alexandra Park  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds will be treated to dancing, food and singing from across the globe at the One Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich's Alexandra Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

When and where is it taking place?

The eighth annual One Big Multicultural Festival is due to be held at the beginning of next month, from noon on Sunday, September 2 at Alexandra Park in Ipswich.

What’s it all about?

The family-friendly multicultural event will see performers from around the world including, West Africa, China and India.

Crowds will be treated to dancing, food and singing from across the globe at the One Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich's Alexandra Park  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCrowds will be treated to dancing, food and singing from across the globe at the One Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich's Alexandra Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The festival celebrates the diversity of Ipswich and Suffolk, and attracts more than 8,000 visitors every year.

Who’s performing?

Joyita Chowdhury, a regular on Bangladeshi TV channels and Radio Rajasthan, will be performing both Bengali and Indian music.

Other entertainment includes a performance by the Heritage Brass Band – a collective of master musicians from North India, who have toured overseas extensively and to great acclaim.

Singer, Shorif, has appeared in UK talent shows, including Power Voice 2010 and Shera Kontho UK 2017. He is now regularly seen performing on Asian TV channels.

Kodjovi Kush and the Afrospot All Stars will be bringing the joyous sounds of Highlife – the indigenous, authentic dance music of West Africa – to the park on Sunday afternoon.

Led by charismatic Kodjovi Kush, creator and a world number one interpreter of Agbajazz – a Cuban jazz and reggae infused rendering of Agbadja – the traditional music and dance of the Ewe tribe, of Togo, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria – its rhythms played on guitars, horns, bass and percussion.

What else is happening?

The day will be filled with colour, thanks to the Chinese Dance Group, performing three traditional Chinese folk dances live on stage.

Compering again this year will be Regent panto star and BBC Radio Suffolk presenter, Wayne Bavin.

Organised by the Bangladeshi Support Centre, and supported by the Arts Council, the event also hosts a range of stalls offering visitors a chance to sample cuisine from around the world, a market bazaar, a five-a-side football tournament, as well as a demonstration of the energetic game of Kabaddi – the national game of Bangladesh.

There will also be a funfair with a bouncy castle.

How much does it cost?

Entrance to the park is completely free for the whole family, with live entertainment throughout the afternoon on stage, starting from noon.

Where can you find out more?

For more information, follow @BangladeshiSC on Facebook or visit their website.

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