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…
|11am-12pm||Diya Making and Rangoli Art Workshops|
|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|