Thursday, 25 August 2016

Independence Day - 2016

           Happy Independence Day, everyone...!!!

           Entering into our 70th year of Independence, It is a moment of pleasure and pride to do the flag hoist at the town hall amidst the dignitaries and our beloved people.

          Some snippets of the day.

          A proud moment when the celebration of the independence day was reported in a local hindi paper.

Merchant Of Venice :

               Who wouldnt love Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice ? The love, drama, intelligent court scenes, the society as it was on those days... It has it all. And how thrilling would it be if its a Walking kind of tour drama performed in the open and on various spots ? It would leave you feeling that you din just watch a play, but that you were part of it.

Studio3 Arts performed it at the town square and how can not CC perorm in its and  not give it a desi touch ?


Jayate Kuchipudi :

                 UKTA ( United Kingdom Telugu Association), hosted the first ever Kuchipudi and folk dance festival to present the rich cultural, classical and traditional art form of AP & Telangana to the diverse population of UK and Europe.

                 And what an opportunity it is for the CC to showcase its talent on a such a prestigious stage adorned by the maestros in their respective fields.

The Team of Jayate Kuchipudi

Team CC performing.

Below are some snapshots of the dance and Drama

DagFest - 2016 :

            DagFest is Dagenham's colourful outdoor summer festival, which started since 2015. It is East London's foremost citizen led festival, which features over 280 multitalented home grown artists as well as well known artists from over Europe.

              CC has been invited to perform and wouldn't our dancers love the opportunity. An open colourful stage it is.The appreciation and love of some of the locals is included in the pix too.

The ladies performing jubiliantly.

The team which performed. Aren't they a colourful bunch ?

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty...!!!

                    The country celebrated, Her Majesty, The Queen's 90th birthday this June, 2016. An eventful day for community Concord too as it gathered to celebrated the day with the Mayor of Barking & Dagenham.

Mayor and respected dignitaries on the stage.

                                                                     Team CC, with the Mayor

Jolly Trip To Wales :

                         Community Concord is not just about that hectic schedule of cultural celebrations. Who wouldn't love fun ? And after all those busy schedule isnt it time for some relaxation ? Come on team lets head on to Wales.


                    Yep, we believe in the adage :  " The More - The Merrier ". But planning a trip for a whole group isn't as easy, as the picture shows. Fun it is though. It requires meticulous planning and detailing bout, the conveyance, accommodation, food, fun, stops etc, to name few. And thanks to Mr. Srinath & Mr Dennis for doing all the background work and planning the fun trip.

                 Few snapshots to show it all. And many thanks to Mr Shanka Da, who is the official photographer  for capturing those wonderful moments through his lens. More pix on facebook.

Sunset beautifully captured by Mr Shanka

               The trip was a grand success and thanks for all the members who made this a success....!!!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ugadi - 2016

                    Ugadi - The Telugu New Year also considered as a harvest festival is very important for people of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. UKTA ( UK Telugu Association ) gathers up feast and cultural programmes for the Telugu people in UK.

                   The group from Community Concord shared the stage with dance performances.