Watford Celebration

Watford Celebration

Celebrating Watford's
Rich Diversity

'One Town Together'

On Bank Holiday Monday
6th May
11am till 4pm

Multi Cultural Community Centre,
St Michael and All Angels' Church
and Littlebury Hall

Durban Road, Watford WD18 7DS

All welcome!


Audentior Award 2016

'Special Achievement Award'

Performances, Raffle and Chinese Artist:

Our Honoured Guests for the afternoon:

The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Mrs Sarah Beazley.
Hertfordshire Deputy Lieutenant David Cansdale
Watford Elected Mayor Peter Taylor.
Chairman of Watford Borough Council.
PC Pat Davey, Safer Neighbourhood Officer

Kathak Dancing


In the Multi Cultural Community Centre.

Anthony Folami and Jeff Bateman will be our MCs

11am – 11.15 Accordion music by David Silver

11.20 – 11.30 Indian classical Fusion Dance : ‘East meets West’ by Yashodhara Datta

11.30 – 11.40 Creative meditation by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

11.45 – 12.00 Variety of classical pieces played in harmony by the Watford Park U3A Recorders

12.05 – 12.20 Welcoming remarks from Father Geoff, acknowledgement of Dignitaries and introduction of speakers: The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Mrs Sarah Beazley and Deputy Lieutenant David Cansdale Cutting of Celebration cake.

12.20 – 12.30 Start of buffet

12.30 – 12.45 Watford Sikhs present Sikh martial arts Gatka performed by Herrai Singh with some members of Baba Ajit Singh Gatka Akhara.

12.50– 1.00 Songs accompanied by ukulele by Jim Connor.

1.05 – 1.25 The Watford Chinese Association presents ‘Beautiful flowers under the full moon’ dance by the Watford Chinese Elegant Ladies Dancers. A Chinese national costume parade and a song: ‘Rose, rose, I love you’ by the Watford Chinese Evergreen Ladies.

1.30 – 1.45 Reception children from Watford Saturday Polish School will sing about Poland its tradition and heritage.

1.50 – 2.10 Sing along with Phyllis and friends from the Sharing, Caring and Friends group.

2.15 – 2.25 Everyone is invited to take part in a TAI CHI demonstration.

2.30 – 2.35 Indian classical fusion dance called - "Bharatnatyam in Western flavour" by 8 years old Anupriya Dutta.

2.40 – 2.55 The Watford Indian Association presents two Indian Classical dances Kathak, performed by the students of Mansi Dabral.

3.00 – 3.10 Creative dance by the over 50’s New Connections Dance Group.

3.15 – 3.25 RAFFLE Draw.

3.30 – 3.45 Gospel songs from the Watford community Gospel Arts Manna Choir

3.50 – 4.05 Bulgarian traditional dances.

4.10 - 4.15 Final remarks by Mrs Sharifa Chaudry, Watford Celebration Vice Chair.


The RAFFLE this year will be in support of HOPE UK,
A drug education charity – helping equip young people to make drug-free choices.
See notes below about HOPE UK in Watford.

Please give generously, we got some fantastic prizes!

Family ticket (4 Passes) from Cloud 9 Leisure Park, Watford.

Tickets for two for ‘Illegal Eagles’ show on May 31 at the Watford Colosseum.

A signed pennant from Watford FC.

2 Combo meals from Nando's (valued at £26.50)

Pizza Express £25 voucher.

Gaming for 2 with free Hot/soft drink at D20 Board Game Cafe, Watford.

Offer of a complementary haircut by Kaziu barbershop.

A voucher for one free term at Herts Inclusive.

A 'Dairy Box' assortment of delicious milk chocolates.

‘Wonder’, book written by R.J.Palacio, from Waterstones.

Blissful Spa Escape toiletries.

A planter of flowers.

A statue of Buddha.

The Raffle will be drawn at 3.15pm.

Hope UK in Watford currently has a Team of five drug educators who do drug prevention work in Watford and the surrounding area. Our aim is to equip young people to live drug-free lives. As a faith based organisation we want to enable young people to live 'life in all its fullness'. Hope UK has had a team of volunteers in Watford undertaking sessions with young people, as well as with parents and grand parents, since 2010. Over the years team members have carried out drug prevention work in various schools, colleges, libraries, youth clubs, churches, and other places where young people are to be found. We do not primarily aim to work with those who use drugs, but rather to work with those young people who do not use drugs, in order to help keep it that way. We firmly believe that 'prevention is better than cure'.

To find out more about how to book Hope UK to do a session, please either phone Ian on 07889496684, or go to our website which is: http://www.hopeuk.org

Chinese painting and Calligraphy by Mr JC Hui:

You will be delighted to meet Mr JC Hui and watch this talented Chinese artist painting pictures and calligraphy especially for you on request.

Mr Hui Photo

JC Hui 许健础

Born in 1953, Nan Hai County in Guangdon Province, China, now settled in London. He is the President of British Poetry Calligraphy and Painting Association and Hon President of Yan Cheng Style School of Painting and Calligraphy. He studied under the deceased master artist Liu Wen Yu in the 1980s, perfecting his skill in various style of classical calligraphy. In 2011, he won the Merit Award in the 'All Britain Xin Hai Centenary Arts Competition' and in 2014, the Special International Award in the ' Concorde Patriotic International Cup Steles and Calligraphy Competition'. He has taken part in a variety of international calligraphy exhibitions. He has produced numerous calligraphies of ancient Chinese prose.