The Festival of Thetford and the Punjab will also explore the under-appreciated links between the town and the heart of the Sikh community. Organised by the Essex Cultural Diversity Project (ECDP), it will mark the 125th anniversary of the death of the Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last king of the Punjab. Speakers include, journalist and author of The Boy with the Top Knot, Sathnam Sanghera; Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha.