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Pinner’s Bridge Street to host musical street party this Friday

This Friday, Pinner’s Bridge Street will be transformed into a vibrant musical street party to celebrate the summer solstice. The event, named Midsummer D’Lights, will showcase the offerings of Bridge Street, a key trading area in the area often overshadowed by the more famous High Street.

Salam Assaad, owner of Café Amici, shared the motivation behind the event: “We want to show everyone that Bridge Street is not just the road you drive down to get to the High Street….”

Pinner's Bridge Street to host musical street party this Friday Harrow Online

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The idea for the street party originated with Salam, who brought it to the Pinner Business Club. The club embraced the concept and enlisted local volunteer Sharon Pink to help plan the event. Pinner Councillor Norman Stevenson involved Lou Baxter from Harrow Business Improvement District (Harrow BID), known for her extensive experience in business and community events.

Harrow Council’s contributor, Owais Qureshi, has also joined the team. Local business owner, John Mestitz of Techna International Ltd, will oversee the music programme, while Business Club treasurer, Stefan Clayton, manages the budget. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the planning team, Salam’s vision is becoming a reality.

It will all take place this Friday, June 21, from 5pm to 9pm, Midsummer D’Lights will take over Bridge Street with a variety of musical performances. Guests can enjoy tunes from local favourites Simply Gray and Rock Chorus, the energetic Bollywood band Bolly Grooves with Nimesh Sanghoi & Team, and the Lebanese band Zahi Safiya.

Pinner's Bridge Street to host musical street party this Friday Harrow Online

The Pinner Business Club hopes the event will draw attention to businesses on Bridge Street and throughout Pinner. Local cafes, restaurants, and bars will participate with special offers and vouchers to celebrate the occasion. Café Amici is also offering a special Midsummer-themed smoothie, and Salam’s brother, artist Bassam Alhaj, has created special graphics for the event.

Councillor Norman Stevenson says, “Salam was right that Bridge Street businesses simply don’t get as much visibility as the High Street. With this new street party, hopefully we can bring some much-needed levelling up here! We look forward to all of Pinner coming out to join the party on 21 June.”

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