Tibet Festival in London in celebration of the Dalai Lama’s 75th birthday

Event Date: Saturday 3rd July
Time: 12noon – 6pm
Place: Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, London SE1 6HZ (next to Imperial War Museum)
Entrance: Free, donations welcome
More info: www.dalailamabirthday.org.uk

Dalai Lama’s 75th birthday: Tibet Festival in the Park

A free festival that celebrates the life and ideals of the Dalai Lama and showcases the endangered traditions and culture of Tibet

On Saturday 3rd July, the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (near the Tibetan Peace Garden1 that was opened by the Dalai Lama in 1999) will be buzzing with musicians, entertainers and performers from Tibet and around the world along with an array of Tibetan and other stalls, Tibetan food and more.

Attractions and activities include:
• Dramatic traditional sacred Buddhist dances by the Tashi Lhunpo monks of Tibet2
• Traditional and modern songs by world renowned Tibetan singer Soname3
• Mongolian overtone chanting by Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino4
• Colourful Tibetan dances and music from the Tibetan Community in Britain dance group
• Parade of Tibetan costumes
• Tibetan tea in a traditional Tibetan nomadic tent
• The history of Tibetan medicine and traditional herbs exhibition
• Opportunity to write personal birthday messages to the Dalai Lama on a windhorse (paper prayer flag)
• A variety of workshops to discover some of the colourful and distinct traditions of Tibet including the art of the sand mandala, overtone singing, butter sculptures, traditional Tibetan songs
• Children’s activities include face painting and making prayer flags and yak puppets
• Plus other very special guest acts

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