15TH MARCH 2016
East Shopping Centre celebrated its first anniversary with an afternoon of music, food, family activities and of course a stunning display of Asian fashion.
The fun-filled day saw live performances from international music stars, Juggy D, and Mumzy Stranger, live make-up demos from the Lubna Rafiq Academy, dance workshops from Absolute Bollywood, and chief guest Lyn Brown, MP for West Ham.
Crowds at East Shopping Centre danced throughout the afternoon to Juggy D, the self styled Punjabi Rockstar, who performed some of his classic favourites, whilst award-winning British Asian singer Mumzy Stranger gave fans a special preview of his brand new single ‘Jaan Atki’.
In between some shopping and interviews with Sunrise Radio and B4U, Lyn Brown joined the owners of East Shopping Centre, in cutting a spectacular cake, which was modelled to replicate the façade of East Shopping Centre.
Singer Mumzy Stranger, a local East Londoner said: “It’s great to have East Shopping Centre here on Green Street, which has long been a business hub for the vibrant Asian community in this area. It’s the perfect place for Europe’s first Asian shopping centre and it has attracted over a million people to the area in just it’s first year. I’ve enjoyed being part of the anniversary celebrations today, performing my brand new single ‘Jaan Atki’ and meeting so many of my fans from the area.”
Other activities throughout the day included renowned Bollywood dance company ‘Absolute Bollywood’ teaching Bollywood dance to customers, a live make-up tutorial by the talented Lubna Rafiq Academy and music from DJ Dhruv. Children were kept busy and entertained with face-painting, popcorn and a selfie zone installed in a traditional Indian tuk tuk.
Additional guests included ‘Desi Rascals’ star Feryal Khan BBC presenter Nadia Ali and star of hit YouTube comedy series ‘Cornershop’ Islah Abdur Rahman.