By Taz Virdee
Students from Cranford Community College brought joy and music to our Big Local Vaisakhi Community Event at the Redwood Estate. With the sun shinning over us we had around 60 people attend the two hour function on Sunday 8th May 2016. Children had the opportunity to explore their creativity with Let's Play Together We Create. We had Asha Creative Hearts provide the fantastic face painting and henna – which proved very popular as always! We also had live Dhol music from the talented college students (Prabkeen, Hunerdeep, Gurshaan and Jaytesh), art activities led by Sunshine of Hounslow and One You Hounslow with Flourish promoting their health and wellbeing services. The event proved to be quite a hit with the local residents:
‘Happy to see people come together – the Big Local is really exciting for our area’
Resident Bajinder said: “It is really great to see Redwood come alive – we really enjoyed the afternoon and especially loved the live Dhol music from the youngsters. Thank you Heston West Community Partnership for organising this amazing event.”
Another resident Preeti added: “What a lovely day. I am so happy to see people come together – the Big Local is really exciting for our area. I’ll definitely be signing up to the Bhangra classes in May!”
Committee member and event helper Debbie Noad said: “Great to see some new local residents enjoying the event at Redwood Estate, I met some new families and am excited that about them joining into our future activities.”
Sarah Hoyle from Together We Create added: “The Heston West Vaisakhi was a brilliant, vibrant community event, one of the best I have been to in a long time. Working with Taz and the team over the last few months has been a great pleasure. Taz's commitment to the local community is exceptional. I hope Together We Create can continue working with the residents from Heston West for many more years to come.”
Our next community event will be held on Sunday 12th June 2016 from 1-3pm on the Brabazon Open Green Spaces to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Please check our Events page soon for more information.
We would like to say a massive thank you to our dedicated committee members, students and staff from Cranford Community College, One You Hounslow, Hounslow Council, Wuk Up Academy, Together We Create, Asha Creative Hearts, Sunshine of Hounslow, Manju Malhi Catering, Paul Upward Photography and to all our residents for coming along and supporting our Big Local. We look forward to see you all soon.
Please click here for our event pictures.