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Vaisakhi Festival moves to City Hall

This year's Vaisakhi Festival on Saturday has a new look - and is bigger and better than ever.

Vaisakhi is the most important day in the Sikh calendar, commemorating the beginning of Sikhism as a collective faith, and is celebrated by more than 126,000 Sikhs who live in the Capital - and 20million people worldwide.

The festival gives people from all communities, backgrounds and faiths the opportunity to celebrate this popular free event and, following consultation with the Sikh community, it now has a new venue - at City Hall and in The Scoop at More London, next to historic Tower Bridge.

Everybody is welcome to attend the family-friendly event this Saturday which will feature music and traditional dance, turban tying, food and children's activities. Plus, for the first time, there will be films, talks and an exhibition.

Mayor Boris Johnson said: 'It will be a joyous celebration and all Londoners are welcome.'

Public transport will be the best way to get to the event although the nearest Tube station, London Bridge, is likely to be busier than usual due to the ongoing Thameslink Programme works. An alternative station is Tower Hill.

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