We have more in common than that which divides us.

This is the message of this year’s Unity Festival, which takes over Carlisle city centre tomorrow.

For its fourth year there will be two new additions to the popular event.

Marcia Reid-Fotheringham, High Sheriff of Cumbria, will lead a unity walk through the centre from The Lanes shopping centre to the Market Cross.

Once they reach the Market Cross, the Mayor of Carlisle will open the festival.

Pieces of a jigsaw will be spread out across the stalls for people to collect throughout the day.

Those who complete the puzzle will be entered into a draw to win afternoon tea.

Adrienne Gill, development officer for Carlisle One World Centre, said: “The organising committee are really excited about this year’s unity festival and we want to welcome as many local people as possible to Carlisle city centre on Saturday.”

There will be entertainment from Blue Jam Arts, Prism Arts, Speakeasy, Carlisle Clog and Sword Dancing, and many more.

There will also be a juggler and face painting to entertain young children.

In the Old Town Hall, an international coffee morning, with cakes and other sweet treats, will provide a more relaxed way of embracing diversity within the community.

Carlisle Unity Festival is a collaboration between AWAZ Cumbria, Carlisle One World Centre, Op Shops, and Bespoke Minds.

The groups hosted a similar event in Kendal at the end of June.

The Kendal Unity Festival was celebrated for its role in championing diversity at the Diversity Awards in May.