Diwali Broad Street Mall Celebrations
Broad Street Mall will be welcoming visitors to celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights, Diwali, on Saturday 4th November 11am-5pm.
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.
Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in FREE traditional art workshops. This will include making Diya lamps, which are small clay pots, painted in bright colours and filled with oil to be lit during Diwali, symbolising prosperity in the new year. Rangoli will be created, which will see 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 forms
Visitors can 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.
Sushmita Pati, Artistic Director at Kala The Arts says ‘We’re delighted to be celebrating Diwali at Broad Street Mall. It will be lovely to see the community come together to share this beautiful South Asian arts and culture festival. Thank you so much to the centre team at Broad Street Mall for making this happen.’
Steven Connolly, Centre Manager Broad Street Mall says ‘We’re excited to invite visitors to enjoy a day of Diwali celebrations. This event is for everyone to enjoy and learn all about this vibrant culture.’
For the full schedule of the day please visit www.broadstreetmall.com