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Brent Takes the Ball in the back of the net to become The London Borough of Culture 2020

Core Aims of Brent’s London Borough of Culture 2020 plans The London Borough of Brent is the 2020 London Borough of Culture and with it comes the responsibility of making the best use of a designated £4.6 million budget. The plan is to run projects along 4 main core themes. Rebellion Reflecting on selected moments …

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Wembley Park Winterfest Light Trail – Review and Best Pictures

The 11 light installations at North London’s Wembley Park Winterfest   Artists from all around the world descended on Wembley Park to create 11 light installations for the Wembley Park Winterfest light trail, in impressive and immersive display in the 2020 London borough of culture Brent. Most newcomers associate this part of London with Wembley Stadium,  …

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Christmas themed foods and drink Packaging – subtle to the obvious

The Festive season in Food and Drink Some products just come out for Christmas season, others just have slight festive season makeover. We look at the obvious to the subtle in Christmas food and drink packaging to grace our shops. Mince pie flavour Ice cream cones Iceland   Salted Caramel Christmas tree cheesecake Iceland  Crumpets  …

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The legendary 2019 Leicester Square Christmas Market returns

Leicester Square’s famous Traditional Christmas Market Returns 8th November to 5th January 2020 Mulled Wine, delicious food and Bavarian huts. The Christmas Market in Leicester square is free, they model the Christmas Market on a Bavarian ski chalet theme, and for a moment you could be mistaken in thinking you are not in the heart …

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The meaning and history of Samhain Halloween (Pagans, Celts, Christians, Wicca and Witchcraft)

The Cultural, myths, tales, and history of Samhain Halloween The Cultural, myths, tales, and history of Samhain Halloween from Ancient Europe through to the Victorians. At this time of the year with the shortening of daylight hours, the season and climate changes, the harvest complete for another year and the preparation for winter all but …

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99 Halloween Songs – Origins of Halloween Music, honouring the Dead

Origins of Halloween Music, honouring the Dead Halloween originates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain some 2000 years ago, the end of the Harvest and the start of the new year. Celtic celebrations involved gathering around bonfires, honouring the dead, listening to haunting songs. Over the centuries, Roman occupation, Medieval Britons, Christian Influences …

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The story of the KRESHNA movement at ISKON

ISKCON London and the origin of Krishna

ISKCON – the International Society for Krishna Consciousness The letters stand for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Iskcon has at least 500 temples in other cities continents all over the world. ISKCON was founded in modern times in 1966 in New York USA. However, Srila Prabhupada spread his knowledge about ancient Bhakti –yoga he broke …

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