On Saturday, 20 July 2019, Wembley Futures Big Local will be hosting the fourth annual Heart of Wembley Festival. This vibrant community event will take place in Wembley town centre, along the pavement space from Park Lane junction with the High Road towards the Triangle, from 1pm to 6pm. It will be an activity-packed day that will have something for everyone, both big and small.

The Festival is one of the activities by Wembley Futures Big Local, one of 150 recipient groups across the UK to be awarded funding by The Big Local, a long-term innovative programme that aims to achieve lasting change in communities.

The Heart of Wembley Festival will celebrate the diversity and community in Wembley Central through a mix of both local and professional music, talented dance performances, fragrant food, bright colours and vivid fabrics of the performers’ costumes.

The atmosphere will be charged with a lively programme of vivacious voices and spirited sounds animating the High Road.  The stage will feature music spanning the genres including Afro-Funk and Highlife, Swing music, soulful ballads and folk songs, the rhythms of the Calypso music of Trinidad and Tobago, plus Dhol drumming.

Festival goers will be treated to the big band sounds and moves of the Lindy Hopp, while traditional dancers will conjure a voyage from India, Africa, and the Caribbean with their intricate performances.

The Festival market will feature tastes from around the world, with vendors offering authentic African and Spanish street food, plus delicious American burgers, scrumptious cakes and sweet treats. Stop by for gorgeous gifts, including jewellery, plants, and health and well-being products.

Family activities will abound, with bubbles, a fun-filled magic show, and awe-inspiring street theatre artists. The Children’s Corner will have face-painting, craft-making and a children’s ride provided by Irvin Leisure.

The ever popular Rollapaluza and bike repair is provided by Brent Cycling. Have a chat with the always-welcoming community stalls, and stop by the Wembley Futures Big Local stall for more details about current activities and upcoming plans for Wembley Central and for the year ahead. Wembley Central Safer Neighbourhood Police will be on hand to hear any concerns you may have.

Francis Henry, Chair of Wembley Futures Big Local, said: “I hope to see both new and familiar faces at the Festival in July. We are building on the success of the previous three years’ Festivals and look forward to a great day out with friends, family and neighbours. We encourage local residents to get involved in Wembley Futures and welcome new ideas to make Wembley Central a better place to live and work. Heart of Wembley Festival 2019 promises to be a fun-packed day.

For more information please contact Osita Udenson on 07875 588 107 or udenson@btinternet.com.