International festival to celebrate Harrow's diverse community and the Queen's birthday

Harrow United Deaf Club will be hosting an international festival to bring people together to celebrate their cultures and the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 4, from 4pm to 9pm at Member’s Lounge, Committee Rooms and the Council Chambers of Harrow Council Civic Centre in Station Road.

The Mayor of Harrow will open the programme, which includes a range of information and cultural stalls, guest speakers on international themes, variety of performances and cuisines from around the world.

Asif Iqbal, president of Harrow United Deaf Club, said: “We wish to congratulate the Queen on her 90th birthday. She is a great inspiration to us all in UK and worldwide with so much achievements in her reign.”

Harrow College will be providing a range of hair and beauty session including make-up, nail-painting for people who wish to be pampered.

Karan of KSPARK entertainment will be running a Bollywood masterclass and dance workshop for guests to have fun throughout the afternoon.

Hasnian Somji of Caketastic will make a special birthday cake for the Queen.

Evening cultural performances include Bollywood dance from KSPARK entertainment, Bengali dancers, Flamenco dancers and dance performance from Harrow Tamil School Association.

Speakers will talk on teamwork, ,black history, celebrating Chinese New Year, sharing the pride (LGBT), sharing Asian woman experience, Muslim men embracing Islam and meeting communities around the world.

Sylvia Simmonds, one of the guest speakers for the event, said: “Awesome event. It is rare and unique opportunity to gather with both deaf and hearing to celebrate this event. Come and join with us to celebrate our identities in many ways – most of all – enjoy and treasure our values.”

Entry is free for all and guests are encouraged to wear cultural dress or international costumes of their choice.


International festival to celebrate Harrow’s diverse community and the Queen’s birthday

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