Celebrating community occasions has always formed a core part of what we do at the Bromley by Bow Centre. Bringing local people together for connection, learning and fun is part of our 40 year history. Summer and Autumn 2023 have been no exception.
Our Summer of Wellbeing Festival, in conjunction with Well One, took place on a hot sunny day and attracted almost 500 people including 268 children. There were so many activities on site for people to try; games and activities, gardening and creative arts, health information stalls, music and food. The balloon modelling and face painting were both a firm favourites with families.
Celebration of the mid-Autumn Moon Festival was organised by our local community of Hong Kongers and open to all (see below). The joyful festival holds a special place in East Asian culture when families come together through shared traditions to express gratitude for the harvest. Mooncakes pastries, are shared and participants light lanterns and appreciate the full moon in a warm, festive atmosphere.
The event attracted local people and representatives from local authority funders who enjoyed drama, song singing, tea tasting, Chinese writing, and lantern making.
In October we are celebrating Black History Month at the Centre with lots of activities and a special event on 26th October. Open to everyone from 10am, it will be an energetic day of celebration, food, music and art. There will be a live steel drum band, with food served from midday. Find out more Black History Month.
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