Brent gears up for what could be its final St Patrick’s Day parade
The popular procession through Willesden takes place on March 17
Brent is gearing itself up for what could be the last ever St. Patrick’s Day parade after the council cuts its funding last week.
Floats draped in green and orange, and costumed dancers will march down the Willesden High Road to the sound of Irish pipes, before reaching its final destination at the Willesden Green Library Centre.
But it could be the last year the popular procession takes place after Brent Councils slashed its festivals budget last week, leaving organisers without funding beyond this year.
The Mayor of Brent Cllr Harbhajan Singh said: “Expect the very best of Irish entertainment including Irish dancing and folk music as well as the popular St Patrick’s Day Market and lots of children activities.
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“We hope you will join us in celebrating Brent St Patrick’s Day and would like to thank all the volunteers who contribute to the event.”
The parade begins at Willesden Green underground station at 4pm on March 17. In the evening, residents can sample Irish cuisine and music at Willlesden Green Library.
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