Musical diversity celebrated at pub

VIDEO Refugee Week came to a lively end with a celebration of musical diversity in Ipswich.

REFUGEE Week came to a lively end with a celebration of musical diversity in Ipswich.

The nationwide programme of events marked the contribution of refugees to the UK and the grand finale to Ipswich's week was a showcase of music from around the world.

The 12-hour festival took place on Saturday at The Swan, in Kings Street, and saw a host of performers of different styles.

The music day was presented by CSV Media Clubhouse and Ipswich Community Radio.

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Ipswich enjoyed a wide programme of events, including a screening of the animated film Persepolis - the story of a girl growing up during the 1979 Iranian Revolution - a fish and chip supper and picnic, a new play about refugees' experiences and a round table discussion with political representatives.

Becky Marley, of CSV Media, said: “It's the last day of Refugee Week and we've already done the serious stuff so we wanted to see it out by having some fun. It's a chance to relax and have a good time.

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“Everything has gone really well since the launch on the Cornhill and we think we have successfully got the message across to the Border Agency and the government.”

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