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!


Watford Boys Grammar School
Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD18 7JL

'Our very Special Guest'

Harry the Hornet


'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

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    Jazz and songs from the Great American Songbook by Alex Williams from the Dial Up open Mic.  
3.50 – 4.05    Gospel songs from the Watford community Gospel Arts Manna Choir
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:

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

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.