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I have been a Trustee for just over a year. I was born and lived in the Borough of Barnet for just under 25 years, after which time I moved to Hemel Hempstead where I now live with my husband and family. I have 2 children aged 27 and 24 years old. I am passionate about help improve outcomes for children and their families and have worked for over 30 years within a number of health, social care and education job roles. After working in Barnet for the last 3 and a half years I am now working in Harrow as Head of Children’s Commissioning where I work for NHS clinical commissioning group, improving children and young people’s health provision and services.
February 11, 2019
CommUNITY Barnet, in association with a number of organisations based within the borough, will host a celebratory Nowruz event at Middlesex University next month.
Nowruz, which means “new day” in Persian, has been celebrated for more than 3000 years. The holiday has roots in the Zoroastrian religion and marks the first day of the official Iranian calendar. Countries which celebrate Nowruz include Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Albania.
Nowruz was recognised by the United Nations (U.N.) in 2009 as a tradition of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which “promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation and neighbourliness,” according to the U.N.
The holiday will be celebrated with an event in Barnet on Sunday March 10 from 12pm to 6pm, and will feature crafts and stalls, traditional food and music and dancing. The event is open and free for all to attend, and we encourage members of the community to join us as we celebrate.
CommUNITY Barnet Head of Community Services Jeni Osbourne said the event is designed to be inclusive for all cultures in attendance.
“This festival is a great opportunity for families to come along and experience Barnet’s diverse communities. The stalls will have plenty for children to see and do, and there will be traditional foods including the presentation of plates! Meanwhile the stage performances will showcase the breadth of talent we have in the Barnet. I’m looking forward to a great day of music, dance, fun and exploration.”
Organisations involved with the event are: the Farsophone Association in Britain, Persia Educational Foundation, British Iranian Community Development Organisation, Paiwand, Barnet Refugee Service, Rustam School, Tarbiyat School, Sama Foundation and Razi School.
What: Nowruz Spring Festival
When: Sunday March 10, 12pm – 6pm
Where: The Quad, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT
Celebrate a family fun day at Nowruz Spring Festival on March 10, 12pm - 6pm at Middlesex University. The event will feature traditional food, crafts and stalls, and music and dance. All are welcome to attend, so please bring your family and friends along...Read More