Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, DE7 5JA
11am - 3pm.
Diwali is the Hindu festival of light; the most popular of all the festivals celebrated across the Indian sub-continent and the Sikh celebration of the return of the sixth Nanak.
Since 2006 we have worked with a number of schools and community groups, including Indian Community Association Erewash (ICAE), to create a programme of visual and performing arts. Art work created by local children has included rangoli (patterns created by using rice and lentils), and diyas, (traditional clay pots used for burning oil). We offer open workshops so all local children and families can participate in these activities. Professional dancers and musicians also work with schools and other groups to create performances which are performed at the final celebration, a free event of music, dance and South Asian food.