Greater Manchester Diwali 2021
A free, online celebration of the Hindu Festival of lights —creating a cultural connection across Greater Manchester and beyond.
Lantern Making Workshops
Throughout October we're delivering lantern-making workshops in communities across Greater Manchester, culminating with magical lantern processions in each location.
- Indian Association Oldham |
Date: 2 October | sign-up via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Schofield St, Oldham OL8 1QJ
Procession: 6 November
- Bolton Hindu Forum
Dates: 9 & 10 October | sign-up here
Location: Bolton Hindu Forum, Unit 23 Market Place Bolton BL1 2AR
Procession: 4 November
- Shree Bharatiya Mandal (Tameside Indian Association)
Dates: 16 & 17 October |
Location: Shree Bharatiya Mandal, 103 Union Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 8JN
Procession: 31 October
- The Met (Bury)
Dates: 23 & 24 October | sign-up here
Location: Market St, Bury BL9 0BW
Procession: 5 November
- Oldham Library & Lifelong Learning Centre
Date: 26 October | sign-up here
Location: Greaves Street Oldham OL1 1AL
A free, online celebration of the Hindu Festival of Lights. Join us for a series of online events from Wednesday 3 - Saturday 6 November.
The programme features “Cast the Light” an ambitious piece of storytelling celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, Created and produced by Walk the Plank, in association with Bolton Hindu Forum, Indian Association Oldham, Shree Bharatiya Mandal, Ashton, and The Met (Bury).
Filmed across the four boroughs of Greater Manchester, Cast the Light will headline our digital programme, alongside a new commission of “The hidden women of Ramayana” by Manasamitra’s Supriya Nagarajan, Jonathan Mayer and Kousic Sen in concert, in association with Milapfest, plus many more performances by local, national, and international artists.
Greater Manchester Diwali 2021 will take place on Nov 3 - 6 from 18.30 and will be live-streamed. Watch the broadcast here.
Supported by Arts Council England, and Greater Manchester Combined Authorities.