Filipino Community Events in the UK

 Updated 16 July 2014




  1. This calendar of events includes community activities as reported to the Philippine Embassy by event organizers. Unless stated otherwise, the Embassy is NOT responsible for the content or theme of such events. 
  2. Philippine Embassy-accredited community organizations may submit announcements by sending an email to with the following details:
  • Title of event
  • Date, time and venue (including postcode)
  • Brief description of activity/event (including website, if any)
  • Name and address of organization
  • Name and contact details of focal point or representative




January 2014

15 January



Sinulog Festival


Organized by FILCHAMP Kilburn (Filipino Community in Harmony of action, Mobilisation and Prayer), this year’s Hermana Mayor, in cooperation with its community partners as the Brent Filipino Catholic Community, Stonebridge (BFCC), Kapatirang Filipino sa Millhill (Kapa-Millhill), and the Filipino Chaplaincy, Diocese of Westminster.


Joy Ventanilla 07831958252


Jeremy Aquino 07859883308


Remedios Villacruel



Alex Nocum 07446128261

19 January Sunday


Feast of the Sto. Niño: A Celebration of Faith & Culture

St. George’s Cathedral



Main celebrant:

Bishop Patrick Lynch SS CC

Auxiliary Bishop of the RC Archdiocese of Southwark

This is the 5th year celebration of Sto. Niño in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, organized by various Filipino Communities, under the pastoral care of the Scalabrini Fathers and supported by Bishop Patrick Lynch SS CC. 


Oval FilCom  07723318486


Roehampton Community 07737389980


Greenwich FilCom 07894648639


Peckham FilCom 07713625888


Sto. Niño Prayer Group 02089605204


Waddon FilCom 07448567496


Filipino Club At Westminster 07411022603


Kingston Fil-Brit Community



Farm Street FilCom 07723024591


Friends of Peñafrancia 07946510347


Launch of Filipino Language and Cultural Centre in Kingston


Organized by the Kingston Filipino British Community

Rick Patriarca

22 – 26 January

Wednesday to Sunday

7.30 pm


Saturday  & Sunday Matinee – 3.00pm

“From Heaven With Love:

A Theatrical Comedy”

Chelsea Theatre

7 World’s End Place

King’s Rd.


SW10 0DR

This theatrical comedy, written and directed by Mr. Ramon Castillanes Tenoso, is presented by the Philippine Theatre UK( ).  Lighting Design by Mr. Korch Capariño.

Tickets £12.50 / Concessions £10.00


call 0207 352 1967

26 January 2014


2.00 pm

24th Anniversary of Our Lord of Pardon Charismatic Community

Holy Apostles Church Hall

47 Cumberland Rd

Pimlico, Victoria

Organized by the Our Lord of Pardon Charismatic Community based in Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Fulham

Sister Josie

0207 235 1452


February 2014







March 2014

12 March


7.00 pm

Charity Recital for Tohoku Earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception

Farm St., London


(Entrance from 114 Mount St.

W1K 3AH)

This is a recital by Kyoko Murai (Soprano) and Sachika Taniyama (Piano) including works by Britten, Debussy, Liszt, Schumann, Takemitsu and traditional Japanese songs, in the presence of the Ambassadors or senior representatives of the Embassies of Japan and the Philippines.

The event is organized to raise funds for The Japan Society’s Great East Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal and the Jesuit Missions’ Philippines Haiyan Typhoon Appeal.

Financial assistance towards the cost of this Recital has been received from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and practical assistance from The Japan Society and Fr. Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ, Parish Priest and other members of the Farm Street team.

Tickets at £10 each for sale on the door on the night of the recital, from 6.30 pm.


22 March



COMPELLED – A Philippine Cultural Event for the benefit of typhoon Haiyan victims in Aklan


Destiny Church Hall – 1120 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G14 0RR

COMPELLED – A Philippine Cultural Event for the benefit of typhoon Haiyan victims in Aklan


Marjorie Chong


22 March


11am – 4pm

Spring Filipino Food Festival in Ashford

Christian Fellowship Church, Bank Street, Ashford, Kent TN23 1BA

The event will feature two Filipino bands and Filipino food for sale as well as tables and stalls selling items based on Filipino patronage. More information can be found at

Laurie Sheppard

0775227 4592

01233 629428


April 2014

2-11 April

10am – 5pm

Maria Farrar: An Exhibition of Paintings


Philippine Embassy, 10 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG

An exhibition of paintings by Filipino-British artist Maria Farrar will be on display at the Philippine Embassy on 2-11 April. The paintings explore, among others, the paradox of realism by hiding or revealing cryptic motifs of biblical or scenes of ordinary life.   

Maria Farrar


27 April

Sunday, 12.00pm-4.00pm


Filipino Women’s Association (FWA)UK Salo-Salo 2014 

St Mary Abbots Centre,        Vicarage Gate           London  W8 4HN



Nene Martin  

020 8997 2146  

Imee Pinto

020 8265 8368   

Eleanor Templeman 07738873565


May 2014

20-23 May



“Mothers: An Actor’s Art Exhibition”

Philippine Embassy, 10 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG

“Mothers: An Actor’s Art Exhibition” will present art works of TV and theatre actors Rebecca Grant and Victoria May to highlight the resilience of mothers in the Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas.

Rebecca Grant

0776 2551448




June 2014

1 June




Mabuhay Strikers Ten-Pin Bowling League Ambassador’s Cup Tournament

Airport Bowl, Bath Road, Harlington Corner, Middlesex UB3 5AL

The tournament is open to all Filipino and British-Filipino bowlers. Cash prizes will be awarded to the bowlers with the highest pinfalls after the qualifying rounds. There will be First, Second and Third Placers

Chit Afuang

07988 873 581

Archie Leonardo

07474 068 130

Myra Cranfield

07815 864 776

7-8 June

Saturday- Sunday

116th Philippine Independence Day

Barrio Fiesta sa Morden

Morden Park, London Road

Surrey SM4 5PR


The 116th Philippine Independence Day/

Barrio Fiesta sa Morden is organized by Bayanihan sa UK


Tess Juco

020 3417 5038

079 5659 3236


Gil Zarcilla

0780 276 1446

14 June


Barrio Fiesta in Halifax

Shibden Park, Listers Road, Halifax,                        West Yorkshire HX3 6XG


Barrio Fiesta in Halifax is organized by the Filipino United UK (West Yorkshire)

Melanie King

07745 247 933


14 June Saturday



FWA UK   26th Philippine National Day (PND) Dinner-Dance


Palace Suite, Royal Garden Hotel

2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington


W8 4PT



Clarita Richardson  Chairman

020 87670180


                                         Jane Gibbs

PND Coordinator


                                          Kerima Harris

Deputy PND Coordinator

07795 903419

15 June Sunday



Barrio Fiesta in Leeds

Selby Road

Leeds LS15 0AD


Barrio Fiesta in Leeds organized by the Filipino Leeds Association (FLA-UK Limited), 16 Wepener Mount

Leeds LS9


Marjorie Horner 07787510277

18 June – 2 July



London Biennale 2014:  Token of a Times Gone By Reanimating History as Art in the Work of Noel Ed De Leon

Philippine Embassy, 10 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG


An art exhibition of multi-media installations, sculpture, paintings, found objects by Mr. Noel Ed De Leon. It will be organized as part of the London Biennale 2014 and will be curated by Mr. David Medalla, founder and director of The London Biennale.




Noel Ed De Leon

020 8581 3623

075 0499  9374



21-22 June




Barrio Fiesta in Bristol 2014

Eastville Park Bristol


Organized by the Filipino Community in Bristol.

Please contact Mr Wil Manuel, Chairman at 07900485194 for Santacruzan parade and Marian Procession details.


Honeylyn S. 07783343848


Clarence T. 07500896239


Hilda P.


28 June



Yorkshire Barrio Fiesta 2014

The Racecourse

Boroughbridge Rd.

Ripon, North


 HG4 1UG

Organized by the Yorkshire Maharlika. This year marks the 7th year of the Yorkshire Barrio Fiesta.

Lolita Boddy, Chairwoman 01765607619 07973469450 

28 June

Saturday 12pm –


Southampton Barrio Fiesta 2014

Hoglands Park, Southamptom, SO14 1NH

Organized by Southampton Barrio Fiesta Committee, 51 Coxford Drove, Southampton SO16 5EZ


Ian Littler



28 June

Saturday 8am-6pm



Barrio Fiesta in Hertfordshire 2014


Fairlands Valley Park Showground Arena Broadhall way (opposite Stevenage FC Stadium) SG2 8RH


The Filipino Hertfordshire (Fil-Herts) Community in Stevenage is organizing the first Barrio Fiesta in Hertfordshire to showcase the beautiful Filipino culture and to promote camaraderie within the community.


Joseph Arceno



28 June



Festival of Resilience: A Fundraising for Typhoon Haiyan Victims 

ITF House, 49-60 Borough Road, London SE1 1DR 

Festival of Resilience is organised by Kanlungan Filipino Alliance, with the support of UNISON as part of the coordinated rehabilitation program of Rural Missionaries in the Philippines (RMP) for Haiyan.

Dara Bascara


29 June


8am – 6pm

Bradford Barrio Fiesta 2014

Lady Hill Park, Allerton Rd. Bradford BD15 7AA


Nelson Ginez

078 233 38947


Nina Ricci Santos

077 800 76256



July 2014

5-6 July



Hounslow Summer Festival 2014

Lampton Park


West London

Organized, produced and presented by Hello Philippines newspaper, the event will feature two performing stages with international and local artists, and many more activities.


Michael McCarthy: 01708550398;

Roselle Collado 07577813104


19-20 July



30th Barrio Fiesta sa London

Apps Court Farm, Hurst Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2EG

The 30th Barrio Fiesta sa London is organized by the Philippine Centre and ABS-CBN (TFC).

Nene Wylde   07867940447

Joseph Parinas 07988760784


26 July



Hataw sa Tag-Araw: Worthing Filipino Festival

Homefield Park, Worthing, West Sussex 

The Worthing Filipino Community (WFC UK) is organizing the event to promote Filipino culture and maintain positive relationships in the community. 

Earl Leonarda  07823883830



August 2014

9 August




It’s Show Time, Fun Time in Scotland 2014 (Kasayahan sa Scotland)

Queens Park, Glasgow, Scotland

The festival is inspired by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and is aimed at celebrating the diversity of the Filipino-Scottish society, community integration and international showcase through Filipino inspired fashion shows, cultural activities, exhibitions, food shows and music.  

Alex Pullan


Greg Fernandez


Victoria Soutter



9-10 August


9am – 7pm

Fiesta sa Milton Keynes

Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK9 4AD

The Fiesta sa Milton Keynes is amongst the longest continuous annual Filipino barrio fiestas in the UK. This event will showcase local, international and Filipino talents on stage as well as have stalls with various food, condiments and accessories.

Ms Merald Yates


Eddie Chua






30-31 August


10am – 5pm

Barrio Fiesta in Manchester

Heaton Park, Middleton Rd, Manchester M25 2SW

The Barrio Fiesta in Manchester is organized by the Filipino-Anglo Club Manchester. This event will feature Filipino talents to showcase the Filipino culture and traditions.

Aurora Robb

07748 252 530

Francis de Chavez    07877 727 007                                      Bien Evangelista       07920 067 756


September 2014







October 2014

25 October



Fund-Raising Gala


Hawak Kamay UK is organizing this Fundraising Gala in aid local NGOs in the Philippines that are actively working to rebuild areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Raymund Rodriguez


Christine Flores


Rose Vidad



November 2014







December 2014