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GALLERY: Gravesend shoppers turn out for fifth Fusion Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:54 19 June 2017

Saturday was Gravesend's fifth Fusion Festival

Saturday was Gravesend's fifth Fusion Festival

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The event took place on Saturday

Cultures from across the globe came together in Gravesend at the weekend to celebrate the town’s diverse community.

The fifth annual fusion festival drew influence from all corners of the earth from 10.30am on Saturday, as the four-hour event filled the town centre’s streets with Irish Dancers, Bollywood performers, eastern European folk artists, calypso bands, jazz and more.

The event combined with The Great Get Together, which saw communities come together in the town’s historic market hall to share food and each other’s company on the anniversary of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Gurvinder Sandher, organiser of the festival, said: “The last few weeks have been challenging ones for our country with the recent terror attacks; the whole aim of this event was to bring communities together.

“It is important that we stand together as a community, shoulder to shoulder, not allowing others to try and come and divide us.”

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