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Diwali Lights Switch On

Diwali Lights Switch On

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Diwali Lights Switch On

Celebrate a wonderful Diwali in Leicester with the illumination of the Diwali lights along Belgrave Road

The Switch On event features a traditional music and dance programme on the main stage, Diwali Village, annual Mela Rangoli exhibition, Museum of the Moon at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre and firework finale.

The highlight of the main stage at 7pm will see dancers from across the city coming together to create a brand new dance performance set on the streets of Mumbai. Inspired by Curve’s recent work in Mumbai and featuring choreography by Leicester’s internationally acclaimed dance sensation Aakash Odedra and Curve Dance Associate Melanie Knott. The performance combines new contemporary dance and a flavour of Bollywood, featuring the hit Shakalaka Baby from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams.

Visit the famous Diwali Village in Cossington Street Recreation Ground, open from 3pm – 9pm. The Village will be packed to the brim with fashion, jewellery, arts, crafts, henna and community information as well as children’s funfair, freebies and giveaways. Plus don’t miss the huge variety of tantalising traditional Indian snacks, delicious curries and drinks from across the Indian subcontinent. Take part in the circus skills workshop from 3pm – 4.30pm and experience the magnificent light and fire show, Lantern Glow at 7pm and 8.30pm.

The Diwali community stage will dazzle you with dances and music to get you in the party mood. Watch dancers, singers and artists from across the region showcase their talents along with performances from local schools, dance academies and performing art groups. Take a ride on Leicester’s Wheel of Light - a 110-foot illuminated Ferris wheel, providing a birds-eye view of the spectacular lights along Belgrave Road.

And finally, the Diwali Light Switch On would not be the same without the spectacular aerial firework display which can be seen above Leicester’s Golden Mile and the surrounding area from 7.30pm.

Find out even more in the Full Diwali Guide

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Belgrave Road and Cossington Street Recreation Ground, Leicester, Leicstershire, LE4 6JD

Tel: +(0)116 4543600

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