Press Release: The Queen’s Platinum Celebrations at the Peepul Centre on 3rd June 2022

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee the Peepul Centre is launching an exhibition on Friday 3rd June of the Queen’s visits to Leicester since her Coronation in 1952 along with a showcase of the unique contributions made by the local Belgrave communities over her 70- year reign. With artefacts collated from the archives, we have captured an honest snapshot of local community experiences creating a visual timeline.

Our Charity Director Nash Chhatralia has also put up an exhibition of some of the Bollywood film archives which may develop into a permanent feature around our Bars.

The day will continue with a fun filled evening of 70 years of Bollywood songs, incorporating some semi-classical South Asian Ghazals together with traditional Kathak dancing and music.

Dr Santosh Bhanot, Head of Peepul Health at the Centre will announce the launch of ‘Kiran Peepul Centre Crisis Café’ to be run in partnership with the NHS.

Anil Bhanot, Chair of Peepul Centre said, “It was important for us to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to show how much we appreciate her duty to service, providing a constant reassurance of inclusivity to all communities.”


Enclosures – Kiran the Peepul Crisis Café and the Queen’s Platinum Bollywood Extravaganza posters.




Contact: Reception at the Peepul Centre 0116 261 6000



  1. The Peepul Centre is a busy multi-purpose South Asian Performing Arts and Wellbeing Centre offering a wide range of activities. It has a purpose-built Theatre with Bars and an Indian Restaurant, Gyms, Spa, Sports Hall, Dance Studio, Banqueting Hall, and a Children’s Nursery.
  2. Peepul Centre was used as an NHS Covid Vaccination Centre last year and continues as a dedicated Booster Vaccination Hub.
  3. Crisis Cafes are drop-in centres for anyone to talk to us about their mental health – no appointments needed.