One World Festival 2013 – This Weekend!

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

DBID has always been a big supporter of the annual One World Festival, and so we’re delighted that it is returning to Dorchester this weekend. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of a day that celebrates multiculturalism and see the richness of diversity in Dorset.

As in previous years, the festivities will take place on the Kings Road Playing Field, from 11am-4pm on Sunday. Excitingly, visitors to the One World Festival will have the chance to meet a genuine Olympic hero, as this year’s festival will be opened by Paul Blake, 2012 Paralympian Silver Medalist and T36.800 World Champion

If you haven’t been before, this festival is all about having fun and celebrating diversity through music, dance, sport, food and information stalls. Among the most popular highlights from previous years were the organised Kabaddi and tug of war games, and these will be returning once again this year. There will also be brand new events such as a dog show at the Youth and Community Centre, designed to celebrate the diversity in our pooches!

The organisers still have space for people who would like to take part in activities at the festival – whether it is to perform music, dance, provide exhibitions or displays of their culture, or to form teams to have a go at the games. If you would like to know more, please contact organiser Catherine Dearlove.

The plan is for this year’s festival to be the biggest and best yet, so please go along and get involved. It’s completely free, and always great fun! Check out this YouTube video to get a better idea of what One World is all about:

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