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Jul 01 2013

Under One Sky 2013 – 8000 at Harrow’s Biggest and Best Festival

U1S_logo_2_Around 8,000 people came together under one sun-filled sky for Harrow’s biggest and best community festival on June 30th.

Residents took advantage of the warm weather and enjoyed hundreds of acts and activities at the eighth Under One Sky festival, held at Byron Park, Wealdstone, which included a carnival parade, dance village and a circus and children’s village.

Former Glastonbury act Ska Cubano thrilled crowds with a thunderous performance on the main stage and Bollywood dance school “Sapnay Dance” also made a crowd-pleasing performance, as did Olympic medallist Richard Hounslow, who gave a demonstration of his canoeing skills.

He said: “Under One Sky is a fantastic event, it’s great to get lots of people involved in sport – sport is my life and it’s great to be a part of today. The more people we get involved in sport in Harrow the more people that can benefit from it.

Ann Burt, from Wealdstone said: “Under One Sky is beautiful, it’s my first time here. It’s great to see the different cultures coming together from across the borough, I really like the Indian dancing. The festival is affordable for residents, it’s good to get people out of their house in the summer – it’s great for the children too.”

Khushali and Maya, from Harrow Weald, said: “Under One Sky is really good, it’s a nice event. We like the dancing and have just been to the Dance Village, it’s great to see the performances at the Stages.”

There was also a wealth of information and advice available from experts at numerous marquees, stands, and stalls, and healthy living help and advice at the Sports and Healthy Lifestyle marquee from representatives at NHS Northwest London, Watford, Barnet and Saracens football and rugby clubs and Harrow Council’s Sports Development Services.

Diabetes charity Silver Star also carried out free checks from its bus.

Harrow Council Leader Cllr Thaya Idaikkadar, who was at the event, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people turn out for what was a really fun-filled day – the hot weather helped too! The event showed that community spirit is alive and well in Harrow and this was a brilliant way to celebrate our diverse borough.”

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1 comment

  1. ricky123

    I agree it was a very good day, but there is one thing that is not mentioned and it was better than any dancing etc etc etc, it was the all our yesterdays event, it was brill.

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