Dorset One World Festival 2016

PUBLISHED: 10:41 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:42 21 July 2016


Final preparations are being made to the Dorset One World Festival, a celebration of the diversity of cultures in Dorset through world music, dance, food and activities. Saturday 6 August 2016 – 12pm-5pm - Borough Gardens, Dorchester

The programme of live music, dance and cultural activities spans the globe including Poland, Africa, India and the American continent. Workshops include African drumming and Bollywood Dancing. The headline this year is Soul and Jazz singer Martyn James. Martyn is a very experienced international festival performer who likes a variety of music. You will also have the pleasure to listen to Chucky T, a local rapper, who writes all his own material.

You will be able to enjoy a wide selection of cuisines from the Global Food Village whilst soaking up the cultural sights and sounds in the lovely setting of the Borough Gardens, Dorchester.

The kids and youth area has been expanded this year with sports and crafts activities, bouncy castle from the Action Van, Rainbow Arts and Bearcat Collective.


• Nepali Arts Project Exhibition marking 200 years of friendship between Britain and Nepal. On show will be tapestry, collage, painting and photography by Design and Creative Arts Students at Bournemouth & Poole College

• The Chinese Dragon will open and bless the festival with its fabulous dance

• Bollywood dancing workshops

• Local rapper Chucky T

• International soul, jazz, r&b, reggae and pop singer Martyn James | | @DorsetOneWorld

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