Erewash Festival of Light
The ancient Hindu festival Diwali is celebrated in Erewash this week as part of the borough council’s Festival of Light programme.
Erewash Museum is working with schools all this week with Diwali themed workshops and on Saturday (15 October) will host a Diwali Day for families. The day will feature free activities including Diva lamp and Rangoli workshops, storytelling and some Bollywood dance workshops between 11am and 2pm with a final Diwali celebration at 2.15pm.
To book a place for the Bollywood dance workshops contact the museum on 0115 907 1141.
In another event, pupils from Draycott Primary School and Longmoor Primary School in Long Eaton will perform music, dance and stories about Diwali at the Friesland Performing Arts Centre in Sandiacre on Friday (14 October) between 4pm and 6pm.
Erewash Borough Council’s arts development team has worked in the schools with professional artists Pritam Singh and Sanjukta Sahu to help the children prepare for their performance and bring the story of Diwali to life. The Indian Community Association of Erewash is providing free samosas and sweets after the performance.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“We are always pleased to be able to provide educational and fun activities for the colourful celebration that is Diwali.”