Ukuleleband, martial arts, and Bulgarian music at Watford Celebration

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A ukulele Band, Japanese fishermen’s dance, martial arts demonstration, traditional Bulgarian music and gospel choirs will be among the diverse attractions of the ninth annual Watford Celebration from noon on bank holiday Monday.

There will also be more tradition entertainment provided by Watford Folk Club and David Silver with his accordion music.

Watford Celebration is a festival which gives the people of Watford the chance to learn about the rich diversity of the town.

Ethnic, faith and charitable groups showcase and share each other's music, dance, drama, costumes and food during the afternoon of family entertainment.

The focus of this year’s event is about getting to know one another and there will be activities for children to enjoy as well as a "sacred space" for discussion and reflection.

The festivities will be held at three adjoining venues in West Watford, The Multi-Cultural Community Centre, Littlebury Hall and St Michaels and All Angels Church, in Durban Road.

The event has been sponsored by local groups, businesses, charities and Watford Borough Council and will run until 4pm.

There will also be a variety of international food available at £2 per plate and free parking at Watford Grammar School for Boys in Rickmansworth Road, Watford.

Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill and High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Fergus McMullen, will also address the festival.

Organising committee secretary Judith Bruni said: "We believe in the benefits the Watford Celebration brings to our town, giving the opportunity for the various community groups to meet each other and appreciate each other in a day of celebration and friendship."

Chairman of celebration Jeff Bateman said: "With your help we are hoping to keep going and may be get back to the Colosseum next year to celebrate our tenth anniversary with Watford Celebration 2015."

If you are interested in finding out more about the line up and the event please visit www.watfordcelebration.com

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