Saturday, October 26, 2013

Shadwell Eid Festival draws large weekend crowd

Residents from all areas of Tower Hamlets and the surrounding boroughs enjoyed a fun filled day out as the Darul Ummah Community Centre in Shadwell hosted an Eid festival on Saturday. 

There was a festive mood as the centre hosted a kids Zone, bouncy castles, food stalls and a very popular young performers talent presentation. 

Organiser Noor Ullah said: "We have enjoyed hosting this fun filled day and I want to thank everyone for their support, especially the volunteers for their hard work." 

"Everyone is happy, and I'm proud to be one of those attending," said Khoyrul Shaheed from Human Relief. 

"I really loved the henna stalls said Sumaiyah, who was showing off the intricate patterns on her hands to everyone who she came across. 

Tower Hamlets Executive mayor Lutfur Rahman attended the event and spent time presenting the you g poets, singers and storytellers with their winning prizes. He said: "Ours is a rich community and I'm grateful for the invitation to today's event. 

"The spirit of Eid is a great thing to behold and it is very pleasing to see a range if visitors attending today who have enjoyed a great day out in harmony and safety. 

"Tower Hamlets is a community that forms a rich tapestry and I'm very happy to see you all here today. I have been very impressed with the talent of your young people and it has been particularly satisfying to see so many smiles on so many faces."

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