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.
You may also want to watch:
“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.
- 1 Drunk and off-duty Met officer sentenced after assaulting man
- 2 Willesden Green residents oppose mosque's housing block application
- 3 Former Brent school boy Tom Dean beats Covid to win Gold at the Tokyo Olympics
- 4 Tokyo Olympics: Brondesbury Park pupils wish swimmer Tom Dean luck
- 5 View from the chamber - 'The recycling centre is just inside the new ULEZ boundary'
- 6 Wembley Football League supported by Raheem Sterling sees drama on finals day
- 7 Kilburn grandmother hears 'terrific bang' as bathroom ceiling collapses
- 8 Brent gang members convicted of shooting a man in Enfield
- 9 Tom Dean wins second Tokyo 2020 gold with 4x200m relay victory
- 10 Residents anger as fourth gambling casino approved in Willesden street