Saraswati Puja 2021 – delayed to 2022 due to Coronavirus risk
The love of learning and music of the quintessential Bengali is reflected in their devotion for Goddess Saraswati, the giver of all knowledge and the fount of music, arts and creativity. Join Utsav’s colourful celebration of Saraswati Puja, enlivened by children’s musical performances, with people’s dresses reflecting the favourite basanti colour of our Goddess.
Bengali New Year 2021 – depending on Coronavirus risk
Bengali New Year – Utsav celebrates the start of the Bengali New Year or Poila Baisakh with cultural programmes, festivities and food made unforgettable by the hard work of team Utsav.
BBQ 2021 – depending on Coronavirus risk
Annual BBQ – A funfilled and relaxed day out in the sun with mouth-watering barbequed food, great company and colourful themed clothes to suit the event.
Summer Days Out 2021 – depending on Coronavirus risk
Summer Days Out – Utsav has planned summer days out for everyone to enjoy the famed English summer with friends and family by visiting the sea side, hills or other scenic sites.
Durga Puja 2021 – depending on Coronavirus risk
Venue: Ilford Town Hall (also known as Redbridge Town Hall) near Ilford railway station opposite The Exchange shopping centre. 128-142 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1DD
Durga Puja – Undoubtedly the biggest religious festival for Hindu Bengalis all over the world. Goddess Durga, the embodiment of the combined power of the Gods, who destroys all evil is also the darling daughter who arrives with her four children to her parent’s house in an annual trip, to be loved, welcomed and worshipped by Bengalis across the world.
This year in 2020 we are open to suggestions so that we can help to make our Durga Puja a more environmentally friendly Durga Puja.
Christmas Party 2021 – depending on Coronavirus risk
Christmas party – Utsav celebrates the love and good cheer of Christmas in its annual Christmas party.