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WOMAD (World of Music and Dance) comes to our city for three days and nights each year. People come from all over the country each year to attend this event and up until this year we had not made the effort to attend. We finally went along for several hours on Sunday afternoon and evening. What a wonderful event - we will definitely be back. Groups and individuals come from all over the world to perform.
We have a marvelous facility in our city called The Bowl of Brooklands. It is a natural ampitheatre with a lake in front of the stage. For this event the adjacent park areas are also used with five several stages being used for the acts.
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