SKA 2017 VALENTINE DINNER AND DANCE

SKA 2017 VALENTINE DINNER AND DANCE

Feb 12, 2017 – SKA Valentines Dinner and Dance

Following a very successful Xmas Dinner and Dance, by popular demand, SKA organised the Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance at Masti, Wembley High Street on Sunday 12th February from 12 noon. 

A cold wintry day changed when guests entered the hall, which was decked with red heart shaped balloons and ladies offered a long stemmed red rose upon entry to the hall.  The guests all arrived duly dressed in red and black and the hall was a riot of different shades of red.   

SKA CHRISTMAS 2016 DINNER AND DANCE

SKA CHRISTMAS 2016 DINNER AND DANCE

The Christmas dinner and dance was a  grand finale to a very successful year for SKA –This was held on Sunday 11th December 2016 from 12 to 6 pm at the sumptuous banqueting hall of the Clay Oven Alperton.    

 

PASSING AWAY OF FELIX DSOUZA

PASSING AWAY OF FELIX DSOUZA

It is with great sadness SKA LONDON announces the passing away of Felix D’Souza on Monday 14 November 2016 after a long illness. Felix was the co-founder of SKA LONDON way back in the year 1979 which has brought together hundeds of Mangaloreans. May his soul rest in peace. Details of the funeral arrangement are published in the OBITUARY column of this website.

SKA CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE -2016

SKA CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE -2016

The Managing Committee is pleased to announce the Christmas Dinner & Dance to be held on Sunday, 11 December 2016 from 12.00 noon to 6.00pm. The specially chosen venue is The Clay Oven Banqueting Suite, 197 Ealing Road, Wembley, Middlesex HA0 4LW (Tel:020 8903 8800). For location map visit www.theclayoven.co.uk.  Free car parking is available. A perfect start to get into the Christmas feeling with an afternoon full of fun including disco & live music, raffles, games and prizes and most importantly gourmet’s delight: Clay Oven’s own buffet meal and drinks from the bar (not free except soft drinks at table). The lounge is fully air-conditioned.  Tables can be pre-booked for groups of ten only. 

 

FEAST OF NATIVITY-2016

FEAST OF NATIVITY-2016

In an unprecedented show of devotion to Mother Mary, a large number of devotees, adults, children, the able-bodied, disabled, members, friends and well wishers gathered at the All Saints Church Hall in Queensbury with only one motive: to celebrate the feast of the birth of Mother Mary. The hall was filled to full capacity, the weather was beautiful, dry and cool.  

 

2016 PICNIC TO LIDO

2016 PICNIC TO LIDO

SKA London organised another picnic to Ruislip Lido on Sunday, 21 August 2016. The group met at an appointed point near the LIDO at 11 am onwards, using their own transport. They had wonderful time playing games and sharing food and drinks. There were activities for adults and children too.

2016 ANNUAL PICNIC TO BOURNEMOUTH

2016 ANNUAL PICNIC TO BOURNEMOUTH

On Sunday the10th of July 2016 SKA organised a picnic to Bournemouth. The group departed at 8.30 am with  155 people in 2 coaches. A traditional Indian breakfast with vada and chatni along followed by tea and coffee started everyone with full of energy for the rest of the day. The journey itself was enjoyable and the group took part in playing antaskshri, dancing, cracking jokes and other fun activities in the coach.

 

2015 CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE

2015 CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE

The SKA LONDON’s 2015 Christmas Dinner and Dance came to a climax on 6 December 2015 at the Sunlounge Banqueting Hall with nearly 200 members and guests attending the 5-hour non-stop show. An unusually large participation, a sombre, seasonal environment and apt music made the hours go like minutes. The two MCs  Jason and Rupal made sure everything went well to precision. 

 

2015 SKA CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE

2015 SKA CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE

SKA’s 2015 Christmas Dinner and Dance will be held on Sunday, 6 December 2015 from 12.30 pm (for 1 pm start) to 7 pm. The specially chosen venue is the Sunlounge Banqueting Lounge (Tel: 020 8903 4212 or  07572 128 128). The address is: Atlip Centre, 1 Atlip Road, Wembley HA0  4LU.   For map, visit www.sunloungebanqueting.com  /contact us.  Free car parking is available. A perfect start to get into the Christmas feeling with an afternoon full of fun including disco & live music, raffles, games and prizes and most importantly gourmet’s delight: Sunlounge’s own buffet meal and drinks from the bar (not free except soft drinks at table). The lounge is fully air-conditioned and for those giving a performance such as a skit or special dance, there is a changing and make up room (with prior arrangement). Regrettably all tickets are now sold out.

2015 FEAST OF NATIVITY

2015 FEAST OF NATIVITY

One of the most audacious, well organised, well attended Feast of Nativity of Blessed Mother Mary (Monti Fest) was celebrated on 6 September 2015 at the All Saints Catholic Church Hall. Attended by the old and new members of SKA LONDON and their guests the celebrations started with a short procession to the hall carrying the new corn and the produce of the land as offering and thanksgiving to Mother Mary for her blessings to the community and the land. There was the customary offering of choice flowers to Mother Mary by the children.

 

PICNIC TO LIDO RUISLIP 2015

PICNIC TO LIDO RUISLIP 2015

Following the happy success of the picnic held in the last two years, SKA LONDON once again organised a picnic to Lido, Ruislip on Sunday 9 August 2015. It was a great success and more than hundred members and non-members joined in the outdoor fun at the artificially created ‘beach’.  Even the heavens smiled and the sun ‘got his hat on’ for everyone to take part in the all familiar beach games and sharing the home cooked food.  The food was in abundance and soft drinks quenched the thirst of every dry lip. Everyone is now looking forward to the next one with bated breath.  The pictures below will tell the whole story as you scroll down the screen. Best wishes to one and all who participated  in this picnic – from Ron Rodrigues, President SKA LONDON.

 

PICNIC TO MARGATE

PICNIC TO MARGATE

SKA LONDON organised a picnic to Margate Beach, on 19th July 2015 (Sunday).  Tickets priced at £15.00 for all except children under 3 at £8.00, included a good breakfast. The coach pick up point was Kingsbury (VB &  Sons).

 

35TH ANNIVERSARY AND CHRISTMAS 2014 DINNER-DANCE CELEBRATIONS

35TH ANNIVERSARY AND CHRISTMAS 2014 DINNER-DANCE CELEBRATIONS

The 35th Anniversary of the founding of SKA LONDON and the Christmas Dinner & Dance was celebrated as planned on 7 December 2014 in great pomp and style at the Metropolis Lounge and Cocktail Bar in Wembley.  The lavishly laid banqueting hall was packed to the brim and regrettably a few applications for tickets had to be turned down for lack of space.  Music supplied by Chico (Francis) swayed the crowd from nostalgic to contemporary moods with the soft drinks (on the house) overflowing.

CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE 2014

CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE 2014

REGRETTABLY ALL TICKETS FOR THE ANNIVERSARY FUNCTION ARE SOLD OUT.  ANY PAYMENTS RECEIVED WILL BE PUT ON WAITING LIST OR REFUNDED. 19 November 2014

This is the final celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the founding of SKA LONDON.  We have chosen a special venue for the event .  Full details are in the invitations sent to all members. Please book your tickets before 25 November 2014.

SKA CELEBRATES FEAST OF MOTHER MARY (MONTI FEST)

SKA CELEBRATES FEAST OF MOTHER MARY (MONTI FEST)

SKA London celebrated its 35th anniversary on 7th September 2014 in a grand style at the All Saints Catholic Church filled to capacity. It almost looked like a fairy tale with a large number of devotes of Mother Mary and supporters of SKA LONDON turning up. The flamboyancy of the guest priest, Father Orlando with his introductory words mixed with succinct and witty anecdotes kept the audience spell bound in the beautiful church to the background of the melodious music.