Celebrate and learn about the diversity of cultures in Dorset through music, dance and food.

The Dorset One World Festival will be returning to the Borough Gardens this weekend for its ninth year.

The festival is aimed at improving understanding of other cultures in Dorset with a programme of both traditional and modern cultural activities performed by communities in the county and further afield.

Families are therefore encouraged to come along and get involved in something a little bit different.

The ever-popular Global Food Village will be back, providing a wide selection of fresh food and drinks from, Italy, India, Africa, the Caribbean, Belgium and, of course, the famous Purbeck ice-creams.

This year, there will not be just one stage where performers will showcase their music and dances but two, as organisers are introducing a new ‘Zen Zone’ where more relaxing music will be played. People will even be able to have their palms read.

There will also be plenty planned for children, from a bouncy castle to an arts and crafts workshop to a children’s parade.

There will also be a range of sports organised for the day.

Nathalie Sherring, festival co-ordinator, is hoping for another successful year and is encouraging everyone to come down and try something new.

She said: “We hope that residents and visitors come and enjoy the festival and experience a fun, friendly and culturally enriching day.”

The free, family event will be held on Saturday, August 5 from 11am until 5pm. Search Dorset One World Festival on Facebook. or email dorsetoneworld@gmail.com