Loading Events

« All Events

Philippine Festival of Food, Music & Culture

August 10

Saturday 10th August 2019

Join us for the second Philippine festival of culture at The Tower Theatre! Gates open for the free day event at midday – 6pm.

7pm – 10.30pm is a ticketed event inside the theatre, featuring the LK Dancers who have performed in the West End hit musical Miss Saigon! 

Tickets £14.50 | Concession (over 60s) £10.50 | Children 14 and under £8.00





Ronnie V. del Barrio  – Creative Director/Choreographer

Ronnie is a dancer, choreographer, performing artist and creative director for cultural collaborations, events, performances, exhibitions, workshops around the world. Over 20 years experience in the arts and entertainment industry, including music, theatre, TV and film industry.He is best known for  47 Cleveland (2013) and Hey, Mr. Producer! , The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh.– In 1999 ‘Hey Mr. Producer’ Cameron MacKintosh 50th celebration of all stars from West End to Broadway, Lyceum Theatre, Covent Garden 10th Anniversary Presentation of Miss Saigon, Drury Lane, London.

1996 Royal Variety Show – Victoria Palace, London.

He has also been a dancer for international stars such as Celine Dion and Enya in front of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1994–97 Swing dancer and understudy for oriental roles, played club-owner in Miss Saigon, Theatre Royal Drury Lane directed by Nicholas Hytner.

He has numerous theatrical credits including South Pacific (directed by Craig Revel Horwood) &  Miss Saigon.
Ronnie V’s modelling credits include Barclaycard, Nokia, Microsoft, BT, and Virgin Mobile.

In 2017 Ronnie V was partnered on ITV’s Dance Dance Dance with Fiona Wade, whom he worked with 20 years beforehand on Miss Saigon.


LK – Lahing Kayumanggi (Brown Race) Dance Company (1993- Present)

The foundation of LK was laid when the Philippine Centre London invited choreographer Ronnie del Barrio to create a performance for their event back in 1993. LK has performed across the UK and on mainland Europe for more than two decades, at many different venues and events. The show SULYAP at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank range among the top purely given the prestigious venue and the reach of a mainstream audience, as well as their weekly TV appearances on the GENERATION GAME (ITV) in the late 90s.

Since 1994 LK toured and mounted successful theatre shows in London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Belfast, as well as across mainland Europe with invitations to perform in cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Bayreuth, Copenhagen, Malmö, Vienna, Stockholm. LKs costumes primarily were made in the Philippines where fabrics, accessories and props are sourced, as well as some made by members themselves.

LK received the Presidential Banaag Award in 2006 – in recognition of its unwavering dedication to artistic excellence, raising the cultural awareness and ethnic pride of the Filipino community in the United Kingdom, and supporting cultural and humanitarian activities in the Philippines. In  2012 LK was presented with a Medal as winner of the ABS-CBN Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards Europe — the presentation took place at the TFC London, Earls Court, and later official ceremony in Manila, Philippines.


Hosts – Miss Liu Batchelor and Mr. Sonny Laragan

Miss Liu Batchelor

TV presenter for Globetrotter TV and content producer, specialising in active, travel, and ideas. In 2018  she  travelled to the Philippines to co-present a TV travel series. In 2016 she completed 100 Sports in 100 Days.  She is  the founder and curator of TEDx Folkestone  that provides  the space for people to find their voice and contribute their ideas to the world.
Liu hosts her own interview show called ‘The BIG IDEAS Show’. As a SPEAKER & COACH she  Inspires  professionals to embrace uncertainty and find clarity in finding their way, pursuing their passion, and communicating their message. She is as well  a former GB wakeboarder, competitive bodybuilder and fitness model.


Mr. Sonny Laragan

As Channel Philippines Network’s CEO/Managing Director, Sonny leads the company in achieving its objective of providing a platform to serve Filipinos globally through radio. With the advent of the internet and modern communication devices like smart phones and tablets, he founded the network in 2009 with the creation of the flagship station Pinoy Radio UK (PRUK) – the first Filipino radio station in Europe to stream live on the web and on mobile apps.

Sonny ventured into publishing as well when he established Yes Philippines Publications in 2018 with the aim of creating publications on print and online for Filipinos in Europe. His flagship publication is Yes Philippines NewsMagazine UK Edition for Filipinos in the United Kingdom. He hopes to create editions in France, Spain, Italy and Benelux before the year ends.




Comments are closed.