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Lá fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh!

Thursday 17 March 2011 3.15 – 7.30pm www.brent.gov.uk/stpatricks 020 8937 1108 Supporting Sponsor | Media Partner


Brent St Patrick’s Day will mark the fifteenth successive year, where all sections of the community have come together to celebrate all things Irish on the official day – Thursday 17 March. Led by the Birmingham Irish Pipes and Drums the colourful parade, complete with floats and costumed dancers, will make its way from Willesden Green Underground Station at 4pm before reaching its final destination at the Willesden Green Library Centre. At the library expect the very best of Irish entertainment including Irish dancing and folk music as well as the popular St Patrick’s Day Market and lots of children activities. We hope you will join us in celebrating Brent St Patrick’s Day and would like to thank all the volunteers who contribute to the event Happy St Patrick’s Day to you all! Lá fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh! Mayor of Brent, Councillor Harbhajan Singh Brent St Patrick’s Day Parade, 17 March The Parade will commence at 4pm outside Willesden Green tube station and proceed to Willesden Green Library. Join the crowds and line the streets to watch the parade, which will be led by the award winning, Birmingham Irish Pipes and Drums.

Willesden Green Library Centre on 17 March Stage The music and dance stage will be located in the car park and have a number of Irish food and market stalls. 3.15pm – Brian McLaughlin, your stage host presents a selection of classic Irish tunes 3.45pm – Irish Mist, the very best of Irish folk music 4.30pm – Birmingham Irish Pipes and Drums, the band perform two tunes 4.40pm – Mayor and dignitaries speech 4.50pm – McCarthy School of Irish Dancing, the brilliant young dancing troupe 5.00pm – The Mulkere Academy of Irish Music, multi piece orchestra directed by Brendan Mulkere 5.25pm – McCarthy School of Irish Dancing 5.35pm – Fil Campbell, a characteristic warm vocal style accompanied by two stellar musicians, Brendan Emmett and Tom McFarland, will perform a selection of Irish folk songs 6.00pm – The Nathan Carter Band, Nathan is a country singer who was awarded Best Male Newcomer of 2007 at The Irish World Awards 7.30pm – Close

Children’s activities upstairs in The Space 4.30pm – 7.30pm Face painting, craft activities and circus workshops for children of all ages.

Book signing in The Gallery 4pm – 6pm Artist Louise Jefferson will present her book Wall and Barriers – symbol of separation. The book, a selection of startling images from the streets of Belfast, is married with insights and reflections from citizens, police, politicians and charities. Special notices for Willesden Green Library Centre: • Brent Museum, the library and One Stop Shop will be open as usual • The car park will be closed all day on 17 March


How to get to Brent St Patrick’s Day We recommend that you wrap up warm and put your dancing shoes on. Don’t just wear green, think green and use public transport to get to the event. Visit www.tfl.gov.uk or call 020 7222 1234 for further travel information.


Brent St Patrick's Day 2011 programme