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An international mix of foods, crafts, and jewellery from across the globe will be coming to Haverhill.

Queen Street will host the first World Village Market from 9am to 5pm on April 8 and 9. The first day will also see the town host its first bring and buy sale specifically for youngsters looking to sell their unwanted books, films and homemade arts and crafts.

The regular market will also be taking place on both days.

The World Village Market is being run by the Market Square Group on behalf of St Edmundsbury Borough Council and offers a range of foods, including Paella from Spain, freshly cooked Chinese street food, home grown chilli products, cheese and chutneys and American craft beer.

Cllr Alaric Pugh, council cabinet member for planning and growth said: “We have had Continental markets in Haverhill in the past but this is the first World market to be held in the town and I’m sure that it will be worth a visit, not just for the people of Haverhill but also for visitors from further afield.

“This event will bring culinary tastes, crafts and entertainment from across the globe to the very heart of the town.”

There will also be stalls selling clothing, jewellery and other accessories.

Live music will be provided by a steel drummer on the Friday between 11am and 3pm while singer songwriter Pembroke Tenneson will perform on Saturday afternoon.

The Market Square Group is still looking for traders to take part.

“We really feel that a local element adds to the attraction of the event and hope that businesses in and around Haverhill will come on board,” said Paul Kennedy.

Call 07944 599 165.

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