Norooz 1391 (2571)

IRANIAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (IYDA) invites you to Celebrate Norooz 1391 (2571) on

Saturday 24th March 2012, 7.00pm – 11.00 pm

Kidbrook Park Primary School,
Hargood Road,
Kidbrook SE3 8HS


  • £20 (adults),

  • £16 (5-12 years old),
  • Free (under 5’s though they must have a ticket)

incudes Disco, Dinner, Fruit, Tea and Shirini.

To buy tickets
Tickets are on sale from the 1st March 2012, please call or email Mitra on 07796887956 /

Please make sure you buy your tickets in advance as places are limited. IYDA cannot guarantee to hold tickets which are not paid for at least one week before the event.

Norooz leaflet for the event.

Film screening, About Elly on Saturday 25th Feb at 2.30pm

IYDA is showing the Iranian film ‘ABOUT ELLY’ on Sat 25th Feb at 2.30pm. Please see below for more information about this film.

About Elly (Persian: درباره الی‎, translit. Darbareye Elly) is a 2009 Iranian film directed by Asghar Farhadi. It is the fourth film by Farhadi. The film is about the relationship among some middle class families in Iran.
Farhadi won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 59th Berlin Film Festival for the film. The film was also nominated for 10 awards at the 27th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran where Farhadi won the Crystal Symorgh for best directing. About Elly was Iran’s official submission for the competition in Foreign Film section at the 82nd Academy Awards. It competed against films such as Bist, Tardid, Bipooli for Iran’s submission in the Academy Awards.

The film will be shown at the Woolwich Common Youth Centre (where we meet every Sat). Places are very limited so it would be helpful if you could let me know if you’re planning to join us.

There is no charge for this event but any contribution you would wish to make would go towards the future
developmet of a film club. This will, hopefully be the first of many outstanding Iranian films IYDA would try to bring to Greenwich.

Football tournament, February 2012

Saturday afternoon we held a fun and competitive 5 aside football tournament for all age groups from 8-19 years and staff and parents got involved to, with many supporting from the side lines! The tournament was followed by socialising amongst the peers with refreshments, fruit and nibbles.


Team photo


Spot the ball

On the 'pitch'