Belsize Christmas show tinged with sadness as Nazanin’s husband Richard gives update on her plight in jail

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Richard Ratcliffe addressed crowds at Belsize Christmas Show, as he approaches the third festive period since his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed in Iran.

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

He has spoken to attendees at the Christmas event outside Budgens supermarket in Haverstock Hill every year since she was arrested at Tehran Airport in April 2016.

On Saturday he gave an update on Nazanin’s situation, and how she was coping while in Evin prison.

There was also a visit from Santa as Jonny Bucknall, former Tory councillor for Belsize, donned the suit once again to greet families.

Bollywood Company dancers wowed fans, and were sponsored by Nicky Patel of the nearby BP garage. Neighbours also performed a version of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant


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Linda Grove, of Belsize Lane, said: “Sadly, this is the third Christmas that Richard has come to talk to us and still Nazanin is separated from her family.”

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a spee

Belsize Christmas Concert 08.12.18. outside Budgens. Richard Radcliffe gives an update during a speech as the crowd remember Nazanin at Christmas. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

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