'One Town Together'
12noon till 4pm
Multi Cultural Community Centre,
St Michael and All Angels' Church
and Littlebury Hall
Durban Road, Watford WD18 7DS
AUDENTIOR AWARDS 2016
'Special Achievement Award'
Watford Celebration 2017:
Our support to Manchester
During the Celebration event and in the following week, a book of condolence for the survivors of the Manchester bombing was made available in the church for signing, and also large sheets of card and craft materials were available in the children's area for children to express their thoughts. Marijah Butcher wrote a poem and read it out on stage which told of the love coming from the people of Watford to the people of Manchester following this distressing event. One of the councillors, Maggie Parker, will be hand delivering all this along with a message from elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill to the Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham at the end of June.
Drawn by Cindy Van Der Stock
Thank you everyone!
The Watford Celebration team would like to thank everyone who came and volunteered at the Watford Celebration. We had a wonderful time, experiencing in one afternoon a glimpse of so many rich and colourful cultures from around the world, tasting their cuisine and sharing ideas beyond our own beliefs. Christophe took a great selection of photos summarising the event please Click here.
A Poem dedicated to the people of Manchester
UNITED WE STAND – I AM MANCHESTER
I belong to the United Kingdom
United is the key
Not north or south – I'm both
and east and west, to boot!
MANCHESTER – I am Manchester
Inside – that's where it counts!
You are my brother, my sister
I feel for you all 'up north' as I happen to live 'down south'..
BUT wherever we are, we are ONE!
Your joy is my joy
Your pain my pain
Your prayers, my prayers
Even if you don't feel them, they are there for YOU!
TOGETHER, we will prevail
religion or no religion,
belief or no belief,
Questing where have my loved ones gone?
What is there after this life?
I too have asked that question
And I have found answers
Keep questing, the answers are there….
Comfort, strength, hope, courage to go on -
that is my prayer for you all
How can I go on without them? I have,
I know you can
you will see them again!
Written on May 25th 2017 after the Manchester Concert Attack.
Messages of Love and Support for Manchester
The Watford Celebration will observe a one-minute silence at 12noon for the victim of the atrocious attack in Manchester. Adults and children will be invited to write messages of love and support to the people of Manchester. There will be a book in the church to sign and children will have the opportunity to draw and send messages to the children in Manchester. Everything will be send to the Mayor of Manchester afterward.
Fantastic Raffle Prizes!
- A Family ticket to 'The Making of Harry Potter' Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
- 2 tickets for ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ at the Watford Colosseum.
- 2 tickets for: ‘Elton John’s Glasses’ at the Watford Palace Theatre
- Meal for 2 at ‘The Prince of Bengal’ prestigious Indian and Bengladeshi restaurant.
- £20 voucher from TESCO and Sainsbury.
And many more prizes... which will be displayed at the welcome desk
Thank you Green Watch!
Our banners are now up at the church and the MCCC. Many thanks to the firemen of Green Watch for your great job! Three weeks to go till the big Day!
Watford Celebration 2017
We had our AGM on November 10th, a lovely evening with music and delicious food. Good to see everyone! Thanks to those who came and a special thanks to those who decided to join the team. We made a big decision: we will have Watford Celebration 2017 on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May! Be ready for it and watch this space...
For Watford Celebration 2016 news: Click here
For Watford Celebration 2018 news: Click here