Picture gallery: Success for the first ever Neasden Festival

Performers fromTheresa O'Donogue school of dancing (Pic: Francis Henry)

Performers fromTheresa O'Donogue school of dancing (Pic: Francis Henry) - Credit: Archant

The first ever Neasden Festival took place this weekend and it was a roaring success.

Performers fromTheresa O'Donogue school of dancing (Pic: Francis Henry)

Performers fromTheresa O'Donogue school of dancing (Pic: Francis Henry) - Credit: Archant

More than 100 people attended the event, which aimed to bring all members of the community together, at St Catherine’s Church in Neasden Lane.

Brendan Ryan of Daniels Estate Agents worked alongside Rob Harrison from the church to organise the free festival which featured a full day’s programme of live music and performances.

The entertainment provided on the day reflected the diversity of Brent with displays of Irish dancing from the Theresa O’Donoghue School Of Irish Dance, street dancing along with Romanian, Caribbean and Rock Music. Polish food samples were supplied by the Polish Family Restaurant and Delight.

Local schools including Newman’s Catholic College, The Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College and the Crest Academy also supplied acts, food samples and henna tattoos.

Performers fromTheresa O'Donogue school of dancing (Pic: Francis Henry)

Performers fromTheresa O'Donogue school of dancing (Pic: Francis Henry) - Credit: Archant


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Attendees included Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council and Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central.

Francis Henry, a director of Daniels Estate Agents said: “I believed that we, as a community, achieved and exceeded our goals and there is now a hunger in the community to drive this forward to bigger and better next year while also holding other community events throughout the year.”

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Neasden residents or business interested in participating in future community events should contact Brendan Ryan on 0208 452 7000 or via email brendan@danielsestateagents.co.uk.

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