“We are far more united, and have far more in common, than that which divides us,” – Jo Cox (1976-2016).
With fun for all the family, and a strong message that hope is more powerful than hate, H&F CommUNITY Day 2019 is a free festival in Ravenscourt Park, between noon and 6pm on Sunday 21 July – and everyone is invited.
There will be live music, kids’ entertainment, dancing, food from around the world, and activities for all parts of our diverse community.
H&F’s Unity Day was born in 2016, in response to the spike in hate crimes following the divisive EU Referendum. It brought all parts of our diverse community together to celebrate the things that unite us – our love of this beautiful part of West London and our borough’s overwhelming wish to remain part of the EU.
“Now in its fourth year, CommUNITY Day 2019 will include plenty of new and exciting ways to celebrate our whole community,” said Cllr Cowan. “We can learn so much from each other, and we can have a great time doing it – and that’s what this event is all about.”
There will be a full programme of live music on the main stage, with sounds from around the world. Food stalls will add flavour from all corners of the globe, and cocktails and mocktails will keep you refreshed. There will be plenty for families to do: sports taster sessions, circus activities, and more. And there will be displays from marching bands, dancers, Morris Men and more. There will also be inspirational speakers, sharing ideas about how we can get more unity from our community.
For citizens of other EU countries who live in H&F, there will be a stall offering free help with the settled status scheme – including the scanning and verification of documents. This is part of our pledge to do everything possible to support EU citizens and protect local jobs and career opportunities.