Watford Celebration 2019

Celebrating Watford's Rich Diversity


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!







'Special Achievement Award'


Performances and more:

Performances at Watford Celebration 2018

In the Multi Cultural Community Centre.

Our honoured guests for the afternoon:
The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Mrs S R Harvey
and Baroness Dorothy Thornhill MBE.

Anthony Folami and Jeff Bateman will be our MCs

Accordion music by David Silver
'Victory' and 'Divinity and you' composed and sung by Zhara Shabazz from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.
North West Morris English Folk Dance with live band by the Pump House Clog Morris
Welcoming remarks by Dr Rev Geoffrey Calvert (Watford Celebration Chair) and introduction of our Dignitaries: The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Mrs S R Harvey and Baroness Dorothy Thornhill MBE.
Presentation to Dorothy and cutting of the Celebration cake

Start of the international buffet. Food is served. Bon Appetit!
Tabla played by Arjan Singh from the Watford Sikh community
From the Watford Chinese Association:
'Lift up your head cover' - The Watford Chinese Elegant Ladies
'Ancient footpath through the mountain' and 'Moonlight in the Lotus pond' - The Watford Chinese Evergreen Line Dancers
'The North wind blows again' - The Watford Chinese Elegant Ladies.

Some poetic words and songs with ukulele by Jim Connor
Kathak, Indian classical dances by the Pandav Vidya Shala
Sing along with Mrs Phyllis Chase and the ladies from the United Friendly Club connected to the Watford African Caribbean Association
From the Watford Velmurugan Temple:
A classical Tamil dance called Bharatanatyam by Sri Vishnu Radhakrishnan & Harsismathi Radhakrishnan
Vocal songs performed by Mrs. Maya Madhavan classical Music teacher Mrs. Nilogini Shivas
Violin by Trisanyaa Pugalenthy  (6year old)

Creative Dances by 'New Connections Dance' an over 50's group
RAFFLE DRAWN by Thomas Lai from the Watford Chinese Association
Bulgarian Dance by Diana and Laura van der Stock
Closing remarks and Thank you from Mrs Sharifa Chaudry, Vice Chair of Watford Celebration


Also in the Multi Cultural Community Centre.

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


CJ 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.

donated by various businesses around Watford

1. Family ticket to ’Jack and the Beanstalk’ Pantomine
at the Watford Palace Theatre
2. A signed pennant from the Watford Football Club
3. A 1.2kg bag of Lego bricks of all sizes
4. A £25 voucher at Sainsbury
5. The Nando's Full Platter, Group meal worth £20.45
(Whole chicken with 2 large or 4 regular side dishes)
6. A lunch for two at the ‘Barracuda Restaurant’ Watford
7. A £10 voucher at Waterstones
8. ‘The Jungle’ by Poola Puri (teenage book)
9.  ‘Paper Butterflies’ by Lisa Heathfield (teenage book)
10. A flower arrangement
11. A box of Belgian chocolate biscuits
12. A kitchen scale
13. An Essential Diffuser Oil.
14. A large frame
15. A small frame
16. A set of two Dip Dishes.

The Raffle is in support of Watford Celebration and
will be drawn at 3.15pm