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The One Big Multicultural Festival is this weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:33 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:33 29 August 2018

Bangladeshi Support Centre chair Boshor Ali at last year's multicultural festival Picture: BSC

Bangladeshi Support Centre chair Boshor Ali at last year's multicultural festival Picture: BSC

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A celebration of Suffolk’s many cultures will be held in Ipswich’s Alexandra Park on Sunday.

This year's festival features many multicultural acts and will be hosted by BBC Suffolk's Wayne Bevin Picture: BSCThis year's festival features many multicultural acts and will be hosted by BBC Suffolk's Wayne Bevin Picture: BSC

The eighth annual One Big Multicultural Festival will see acts from around the world – including West Africa, China and India – perform in front of a crowd expected to top 8,000 people.

BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Wayne Bavin will again be hosting the free, family-friendly festival which is organised by the Bangladeshi Support Centre.

There will be food, music, dance and sport at the family-friendly event.

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

Other entertainment includes the Heritage Brass Band and singer, Shorif, who has appeared in UK talent shows. Kodjovi Kush and the Afrospot All Stars will be bringing the joyous sounds of Highlife. The action starts at noon and finishes at 6pm.

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