Come along and contribute to our Giant mandala, inspired by artist Cornelia Parker’s ‘Fleeting Monument’, create colourful hanging mandala window decorations with artist Nilupa Yasmin, enjoy Bollywood Dreams Dance Company performances and workshops (12pm and 2pm), get a mehndi hand design, and sample scrummy samosas from Hargun’s Sweet Centre.
Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights and symbolises a spiritual triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. It is one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists.
It’s a time for people to gather with their families, and decorate their house to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Diwali also marks a new beginning through the arrival of a new moon.