Essex Indians is a community group with a vision of spreading cultural, social, mental and physical wellbeing within community especially
between second-generation Asian children. The idea is to increase awareness of cultural heritage among young adults.
Members of Essex Indians believe -“what had been inherited should not be consumed but should be handed over, possibly enriched to successive generations”.
They wanted to develop a culture of charity fund raising by community-based project and increasing awareness about their culture and heritage.
In 2010, 22nd May, we organised first fund raising programme East Meets West at May flower Hall Billericay and we continued the journey.
East meets West concert has completed its successful sixth year.
Since 2014 we have started a new project called Uttorsuri - Generation Next, a cultural event, highlighting the performance of Essex Indians adult and children.
We hosted athletic events locally for last two years, which were well received by the community.
We showcased three dramas in prestigious drama festival A seasons of Bangla Drama organised by Tower Hamlet Council.
We have managed to donate over twenty thousand pounds to different causes over a period of five years.
Our regular activities involve Health and fitness awareness programme, language clubs for adult and children.
We have recently conducted a basic life support course for children and non medical adults.
Essex-Indians have introduced Durga puja festival in Essex.
Diwali event East Meets West is a well established community event and attracts national participation. Essex Indians community group has created a cultural platform for Indian diaspora and their children in Essex, East London and beyond. Membership benefits include free entry and participation to all community events organised by us.