Announcement Date: 11 June 2017

Recent terrorist attacks in the UK heightened the risks associated in any event.  Safety is of paramount importance to us and given the high profile and public nature of the annual Barrio Fiesta sa London, it is with regret that we made the tough decision to call off the outdoor, on-ground festivities of the event on July 15 and 16, 2017 at the Apps Court Farm on Walton-On-Thames, Surrey.


However, we, in the Philippine Centre, believe that the spirit of Filipino pride, culture and solidarity must continue to be celebrated even if expressed in other ways.  We will steadfastly support initiatives that promote our unique heritage and world-class Filipino talent.  The Barrio Fiesta sa London, in the end, remains a solid Filipino tradition that we will observe and honor for years to come with our partners and with the overseas Filipino community that we serve.  

Details of the celebration of the 33rd Barrio Fiesta will follow.

We thank you all for your continued trust and understanding.

Philippine Centre



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The Philippine Centre is a gathering of Filipinos. It was a common desire and palpable need to bring together Filipinos living in the United Kingdom, not so much in the physical sense but rather in the spirit of unity and togetherness. Formed in March 1985 as a voluntary organisation, the Centre welcomes individuals and organisations who share its ideals and objectives without regard to their social and economic status nor to their religious persuasion. As envisaged, the Centre will endeavour to provide a programme of activities that will encourage Filipinos to develop further sense of community and mutual support. It will also strive to provide opportunities, facilities and services to foster a continuing interest and appreciation of Filipino values and tradition, culture and social norms. In 1988, the Philippine Centre became a registered charity in the United Kingdom. With that status, the Centre is working toward the day when it will have a place that will serve as a focal point for the Filipino community and its multi-faceted activities, thus assisting the community to develop a sense of identity which will exemplify that is noble and creative in the Filipino.





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