Fun and laughter at Ilford Punjabi Centre’s Asian culture day

PUBLISHED: 14:09 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:34 07 October 2016

Local people celebrating an Asian cultural day at the Ilford Punjabi Centre

Local people celebrating an Asian cultural day at the Ilford Punjabi Centre


The borough’s Asian community was treated to a spectacular day of music and dance last week.

More than 130 people made their way to the Ilford Punjabi Centre, Ley Street, on Thursday to take part in their Asian culture day and celebrate the community’s rich heritage as part of the borough’s Older People’s Week celebrations.

Former GP Dr Sudarshan Kapur said: “It was a fantastic day and a great deal of fun. The little skits were all very funny and there was a lot of laughter.

“There was singing and dancing, a really wide variety of things to do so that everyone could enjoy themselves.

“We invited members from all the clubs that run here at the centre and it was a free event so we were really pleased with how much fun everyone had.”

The event, which saw entertainment last for an hour and 45 minutes before a free lunch was served, received a number of important visitors, including representatives of the borough’s interfaith forum and the mayor of Redbridge himself, Cllr Gurdial Bhamra.

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