The celebration will feature the talents and richness of UK society, showcasing breath-taking performances from all over the UK. The event is expected to be broadcasted to viewers worldwide, and a live audience consisting of the crème de la crème of society.
We will have a host of high profile presenters, speakers and comedians celebrating throughout the evening. Community leaders, entrepreneurs, sports personalities, actors, fashion designers, and football stars, will all participate in the event, making it truly the most inspiring and uplifting event for 2009.
Feedback from those attending indicates that the UK is so excited about celebrating this momentous occasion, with its A-List celebrities from across the UK. The anticipation of being a part of this memorable event settles in as the event draws closer.
When asked why they wanted to celebrate such an occasion, young people from the London Borough of Lewisham had this to say:-
“This is such an historic occasion and the UK is so energised about the prospects of a black president.
By celebrating Obama’s inauguration in the UK, local people will get the opportunity to perform and showcase their talents as well as acquire greater exposure on an international level. This is going to be a special occasion as everyone in attendance epitomises the words of ‘yes we can’. The audience will get the opportunity to see and celebrate with some the UK’s most successful and prominent individuals, most of whom are so far unknown, but are doing extraordinarily well.
Barack Obama’s victory in the US Presidential election was a historic moment that resonated amongst communities across the world. The impact was keenly felt in Lewisham, and this provided the impetus for a group consisting of local people and Council staff to organise a local community event for the 20th January 2009, celebrating Obama’s win and marking his inauguration on the same day.”