Sunday, July 29

Pakistan Festival '07 Click for more info

For around six hours today, Trafalgar Square was taken over by the Pakistan High Commission in order to celebrate sixty years of independence. Although I wasn't there for the whole thing, I managed to catch a good few hours in the middle of it all.

The main stage offered music and dance, including a pretty impressive line up consisting of Jawad Ahmed, Hadiqa Kiyani, Abrar Ul-Haq and Zafar Ali strutting their stuff, while a bunch of food and information stalls were littered about the place too.

We got there for around 4:30pm, hoping to catch a bit of the vibe of the event before heading off to dinner. The place was rammed - the organisers had clearly underestimated the numbers who were going to turn up, having to pause proceedings to deal with the crowd levels.

Still, it seemed like everyone was having a good time and I was glad to be there. The High Commission for Pakistan is able to put on a blummin' good show after all; who knew?

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