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Unity in Diversity – H&F’s Unity Day is back!

Unity Day is back with a packed programme for all the family to enjoy for free with great acts, activities and stalls.

The event, now in its third year, will once again begin with a unity march from Shepherds Bush Green at 11am on Sunday 10 June. We hope you will join us.

The procession will head down Goldhawk Road, through Hammersmith and into Ravenscourt Park where the celebration will be held from 12pm to 6.30pm.

“We’re delighted that we are holding another Unity Day so we can show how much we value our EU citizens and people of all backgrounds who make up our community,” said H&F Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Cowan.

“Come and march with us and enjoy some of the amazing entertainers we’re lucky to have in H&F.”

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Image caption: Image 2: The first Unity Day was held in 2016 after a rise in racist incidents following the Brexit vote

H&F Council was the first council in the country to call for a second EU Referendum. The first Unity Day was held in 2016 after a rise in racist incidents following the Brexit vote.

This year it will feature a Unity Tree where people can display their stories in words and pictures throughout the day.

Highlights will include live music, dance, a circus show, workshops and theatre pieces. Hungry Grass will lead the music.

“Unity Day is a fantastic way of showcasing the amazing talent among our diverse community,” said Petrea Owens Chair of HF ArtsFest who has organised the line-up.

“It’s a lot of fun. Why not come along and see for yourself?”

“It will mark the end of another fantastic HF ArtsFest which is growing bigger and better every year with the support of the H&F Council.”

Marking the end of HF ArtsFest

The event will bring to a close this year’s HF ArtsFest. Now in its fifth year it shines a light on the many performers, arts groups, charities, and other community groups we’re lucky to have in H&F.

The festival’s Big Red Bus will be back touring the borough with a lunchtime and after school programme running from June 2-10.  You can hop on for face painting and other activities during Unity Day.

HF ArtsFest programme will include, music, art exhibitions, walking tours, film screenings, drama, comedy readings, circus workshops and more.

You can find out more about the 2018 HF ArtsFest online.

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Image caption: Image 3: Unity Day at Ravenscourt Park

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