Suffolk Pita Festival 2017 organised by Bangladeshi Support Centre hailed a success

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Suffolk Pita Festival 2017. Picture: ROB HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Suffolk Pita Festival 2017. Picture: ROB HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

More than 1,000 people turned out to enjoy a day of Bangladeshi culture at the sixth annual Suffolk Pita Festival.

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Suffolk Pita Festival 2017. Picture: ROB HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY

Hundreds of people enjoyed the Suffolk Pita Festival 2017. Picture: ROB HOWARTH PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Guest speakers included mayor of Ipswich Roger Fern, parliamentary candidates Ben Gummer and Sandy Martin and leader of the borough council David Ellesmere.

Run by the Bangladeshi Support Centre (BSC), the event revolves around a competition of the best traditional South Asian sweet and savoury snacks.

There was also stalls, a heritage exhibition, entertainment and BSC awarded some of its students who have excelled.

Boshor Ali, chairman of BSC, said the day was a success.

He added: “This was a great event and everyone had a wonderful time, and at the same time we managed to identify and recognize talent within our communities.

“I want to thank everyone for coming and making this event a success.”

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Next year, BSC will celebrate 20 years of service in Suffolk working with black and minority ethnicity (BME) communities.

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