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The Mayor organises a yearly programme of eight core events to celebrate London’s culture and communities: St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Feast of St George, Vaisakhi Festival, Eid, Diwali Festival, African Festival, Liberty Festival and New Year’s Eve Fireworks. He also supports a range of other events, exhibitions at City Hall and celebrations across London.

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Upcoming events

Healthy Schools London
Thursday, 1 October 2015 - 12:00pm to Friday, 13 November 2015 - 4:00pm

This exhibition shows photos of activities in some of the 1,500 schools taking part in the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London awards scheme.

Rugby World Cup Fan Zone
Saturday, 24 October 2015 - 10:00am to Saturday, 31 October 2015 - 8:00pm

Trafalgar Square will host an official Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone over the semi-final and final weekends.

Rugby World Cup
Silence in the Square 2015
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 10:00am to 11:45am

Come and join the two minute silence for Remembrance Day in Trafalgar Square.

Poppies floating in the Trafalgar Square fountain
Skills London 2015
Friday, 13 November 2015 - 9:30am to Saturday, 14 November 2015 - 4:00pm

Skills London 2015 is London’s biggest free jobs and careers event for 15-24 year olds. It’s a great way for young people and their families to find out about everything from apprenticeships, to further education and jobs and careers opportunities.

London Healthy Workplace Charter 2015 awards
17 November 2015

On 17 November, City Hall hosts the fourth annual London Healthy Workplace Charter awards.

People's Question Time, Hillingdon
Thursday, 26 November 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

People’s Question Time comes to Hillingdon at The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex on Thursday 26 November from 7-9pm.

The Mayor of London and London Assembly
London New Year’s Eve with Unicef
31 December 2015

Tickets are now available. The countdown has begun, so don’t miss out!

London New Year's Eve Fireworks 2015
Lumiere London
14 January 2016 to 17 January 2016

Come and see central London transformed with 3D projections, interactive installations and other extraordinary light works – all for free! 

Janet Echelman / Studio Echelman, 1.26 Sydney, Photo © Studio Echelman
Big Dance 2016
20 May 2016

The Greater London Authority and People Dancing are pleased to announce the dates for Big Dance 2016 – the final Big Dance festival, marking a decade of big dances across the UK.