Celebrate Diwali with us!

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Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights, Diwali, on Saturday 4th November 11am-5pm at Broad Street Mall.

In partnership with the regions professional South Asian dance and music organisation, Kala The Arts, the day will be filled with traditional, classical and contemporary Indian performances and workshops.


There will be spectacular Indian dancing and Dhol drumming performances throughout the day.


You will have the opportunity to take part in FREE traditional art workshops including;

Diya lamps – small clay pots, painted in bright colours and filled with oil to be lit during Diwali, symbolising prosperity in the new year.

Rangoli – colourful patterns displayed on the floor using a mix of materials including rice.


Kala The Arts will also host dancing workshops on the day which will include;

  • Odissi, a stunning temple dance which expresses creative and spiritual stories
  • Kathak, one of the main genres of ancient Indian classical dance
  • Bollywood, one of the most energetic and colourful Indian dance form


You can also enjoy getting a FREE beautiful Henna hand decoration, which is synonymous with celebrations such as Diwali.

There is no need to book for this event, so visitors can just turn up. All activities are completely free.

Please see the full schedule of the day below…

Time Activity
11am-12pm Diya Making and Rangoli Art Workshops
11am-12pm Dance workshops
11am-12pm Henna
12pm Lightening of the lamp ceremony
12.15pm – 1.15 pm Dhol Drummers and Dance Performance
1.15pm – 2pm Diya Making and Rangoli Art Workshops
1.15pm – 2pm Dance workshops
1.15pm – 2pm Henna
2.15pm – 3.15 pm Dhol Drummers and Dance Performance
3.15pm – 4.15pm Diya Making and Rangoli Art Workshops
3.15pm – 4.15pm Henna
4pm-5pm Dhol Drummers and Dance Performance
4.15pm – 5pm Diya Making and Rangoli Art Workshops
4.15pm – 5pm Henna

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