DISCOVER the world on your doorstep next week when the One World By The Sea festival returns to Bournemouth and Poole for the second year.

The free event which takes place from Thursday to Saturday next week, is organised by members of the International Education Forum (the IEF) and follows the successful inaugural festival last year.

Over the space of three days, the festival will celebrate international culture through food, music, dance, performance, and fun activities, around Bournemouth and Poole, with the support of local community groups.

Rachel Woodward-Carrick, chair of the working group of the event and director of BU International College told Leisure Live: “We’re very excited to be bringing One World By The Sea to Bournemouth and Poole for a second year.

“We have another great programme of music, dance and other performances with an international theme, and have tried to include something for everyone over the three days. “

Rachel added: “We hope our audiences will enjoy our free events even more than they did last year!”

Organisers promise an itinerary jam-packed with colourful, cultural and diverse events.

On the Thursday the World Discovery Day takes place from 11am-3pm at BU International College in Lansdowne and the One World, Many Voices music evening will showcase international performers at The Westbourne from 6pm-10pm.

On Friday afternoon from 12.30pm-5pm there will be a series of cultural pop-up events on Poole High Street for One World Pooles Together.

And last but not least, the International Family Day from 11am-5pm on Saturday, October 13 will be held in The Triangle, central Bournemouth, featuring performances, stalls and activities from around the world throughout the day, plus a procession of sambistas.

Guido Schillig, chairman of the international education forum and managing director of Anglo-Continental School of English, said: “The One World by the Sea Festival is going to be another huge success.

“We aim to continue celebrating and showcasing our community’s cultural diversity, and promote further international experiences for all.”

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