Festival of Light 2020

The New Art Gallery will sadly not be able to physically showcase the yearly event as normal.

However we hope to be back next year to celebrate in style, but for now grab your Samosa and raise some spice for Diwali.


Diwali is the Indian festival of lights and symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance“,  a triumph of good over evil after Krishna’s victory over Narakasura. This is why it is called the “Festival of Lights”


Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we are living in unprecedented times not seen by the world since 1918, however this has brought the world together through kindness and huge gestures of good will.


As the world celebrates Diwali on Saturday 14th November 2020 we should reflect on the good times and how far we have come in the world.


The New Gallery Walsall wishes everyone a ‘Happy and Safe Diwali’