This weekend will see the first ever Willesden Mini Mela at the Library at Willesden Green. The day will be filled with activities throughout. The event is in partnership with Brent Council, Lottery, Arts Council England, Willesden Temple and the British Museum who have loaned a 800 year idol of Ganesha at the Exhibition space.
Brent Museum and Archives is hosting an ancient statue of the Lord Ganesha. The idol is on loan from the British Museum. The beautiful sculpture is over 800 years old and originates from India.
Come and see the statue and our wider exhibition celebrating many aspects of Indian culture at Willesden Library. The exhibition has been created in partnership with Shree Swaminarayan Temple Willesden, Mahogany Arts and the artists Kirsty Harris. There will also be a celebration event on 17th May.
On Tuesday, I was delighted to attend the Diamond Jubilee celebration at the Willesden Swaminarayan Temple.
It was great to see members of the Gujarati community which I am a part of celebrate along side local residents and Brent’s elected representatives, including Councillors and our local Brent and Harrow London Assembly Member Navin Shah.
I’d like to wish all my blog visitors a Happy Diwali and a prosperous new Hindu year.
I have accepted official invitations for Hindu New Year Annakut celebrations on Thursday 27th October from the Willesden Shree Swaminarayan Temple and the BAPS Neasden Swaminarayan Temple and am looking forward to supporting these community-led celebrations in Brent and meeting others celebrating as well.
I will also be visiting temples in the London Borough of Harrow in a personal capacity.