On Saturday 11 May 2019 an annual community event to celebrate Buddha’s birthday is taking place. The event will begin with an official unveiling of the Buddha, followed by a parade of approx 60 people.

The event will utilise the north quadrant of the Square only. A small statue of Buddha will be placed in the middle of grass area and public will be able to make offerings and bathe the Buddha. There will be a series of small (3m x 3m) gazebos erected on the quadrant for low level activities, information and one as a staff marquee.

The event is anticipated to attract between 500 – 1000 people across the afternoon.

This is a low impact event.

Key timings:

6am – Setup

11am – Event opens

12:30pm – Parade begins

1pm – Speeches

3pm – Baby blessing service

6pm – Event closes

8pm – Site cleared

Key locations:

Parade route: Leicester St > Wardour St > Gerrard St > Newport St > Lisle St > Leicester Street