Families enjoy ninth annual multicultural day at Ipswich Library

.Janet Clapson and Rupali Ahuja. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

.Janet Clapson and Rupali Ahuja. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Music, dance, food, face-painting and storytelling made for a “fantastic” day for visitors to Ipswich Library’s ninth annual multicultural celebration.

Shayra Begum and Zaara Alom. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Shayra Begum and Zaara Alom. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

The event attracts thousands of attendees every year, with organisers showing off the traditions of different communities across the world.

Krystal Vittles, development manager for Suffolk Libraries, said it was a “fantastic” event and the building was “full to the rafters” with people enjoying the activities.

She added: “I think libraries are a neutral, safe space anyway, and events like this give people a chance to come together in that safe space and celebrate each other’s differences and to learn about how we are all different but how we are also the same; so it’s about community cohesion and also to have a really good time.”

This year’s event was held on Saturday Mrs Vittles said the atmosphere was “really buzzing”, with many families, from young children to grandparents, turning out.

Sue Fox with Devi Rani. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Sue Fox with Devi Rani. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Stella Ojediran and Amy Beckwith. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Stella Ojediran and Amy Beckwith. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant


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